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Postby Clifford » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:12 pm

St John the Blasphemist wrote:Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick


Read that! It's good, but not one of my favorites. I've seen the film version, Blade Runner (which is quite weird)

My favorite books would be as follows:
The Earthsea Quartet By Ursula LeGuin
Dune By Frank Herbert boy you HAVE to read that
LOTR obviously
The Worm Ouroboros By E.R. Eddison
Tales of the Dying Earth By Jack Vance
His Dark Materials By Phillip Pullman
The Anome Trilogy By Jack Vance
The Bartimaeus Trilogy By ... I forget who
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy By Terry Brooks

There's plenty more which I'm forgetting about so any more and I'll post them up.

Notice I neither put Harry Potter or the God Delusion up there. Wohoo!
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Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:30 pm

Clifford wrote:The Bartimaeus Trilogy By ... I forget who

Jonathan Stroud, I believe. Good series.
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Postby Clifford » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:24 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:
Clifford wrote:The Bartimaeus Trilogy By ... I forget who

Jonathan Stroud, I believe. Good series.


Arrgh that's the one! The first novel is class, the second wavers, but the last is a tad bit weak, to be honest.
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:42 am

Well, anything by Terry Pratchett is excellent.
So's anything by George Orwell,
Christopher Paolini (The Inheritance series)
Lord of the Rings trilogy,
the Tomorrow When The War Began series (although it is a little childish) by John Marsden,
The Hitchhikers Guide to the galaxy

I want to read the His Dark Materials series, so I will when I get back to school.
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Postby jc333 » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:16 pm

It's hard to know where to start...

1 Ulysses - James Joyce
2 The God Delusion – Richard Dawkins
3 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
4 Mother Tongue- Bill Bryson
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
7 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
8 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
9 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
10 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling/ The picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Oh and of course...Viz! 8) :mrgreen:

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Postby Clifford » Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:34 pm

There are a few straw men in the God Delusion.
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Postby farfalla » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:42 am

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn still a favorite

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Postby Taidje Khan » Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:54 am

Class III Head Trauma: Do's and Don'ts, by Dr. Jon Parman, MD.
Post-Concussive Syndrome and You, by Dr. Mitch Alzado, MD.
The Idiot's Guide to Head Injuries, by Mark Balestra
Common Sports Injuries, by Dr. Frank Marr, MD.
Concussion!, by Lyle A. Garrison
Brain Injury: Response and Recovery, by Dr. Michael Tennerman, MD.

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Postby Clifford » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:51 pm

Not forgetting a few of the Doctor Dolittle Series

Oh! Oh! And Thomas the Tank Engine

ah the golden days

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Postby Lord of Numa » Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:49 pm

Oooh! I have a bunch!

1. Battle Royale - Koushun Takami
2. 1984 - George Orwell
3. Give Me A Break - John Stossel
4. The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
5. The End of Faith - Sam Harris
6. Anthem - Ayn Rand
7. Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
8. Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling
9. Redwall - Brian Jacques
10. His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

There are sooo many more too!

The Bible can be a pretty good fictional book too. You know, in the parts with all of the senseless killing and destruction of the homosexuals and perverts and whatnot
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Postby Taidje Khan » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:39 pm

Actually, I just remembered this one:

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

Also, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, et cetera.
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Postby Mad Willyum Bonney » Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:55 pm

Taidje Khan wrote:Actually, I just remembered this one:

Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes

Also, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, et cetera.


Flowers for Algernon ! , Damn ! How could I forget that one ! If that one doesn't reach into ones soul , they be inhuman (IMO).
Remembering St. John
Remembering Auntie DeeDee
Remembering Black Bart
Remembering Pieces o' Nine :cry:
Remembering Afterglo ( though he may no longer remember us )
An' tryin ta membarr warr oi poit me blastid spectaculls Dammit ! :furious:

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Postby ~NoodleDemon~ » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:09 pm

Clifford wrote:
St John the Blasphemist wrote:Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Phillip K. Dick


Read that! It's good, but not one of my favorites. I've seen the film version, Blade Runner (which is quite weird)

My favorite books would be as follows:
The Earthsea Quartet By Ursula LeGuin
Dune By Frank Herbert boy you HAVE to read that
LOTR obviously
The Worm Ouroboros By E.R. Eddison
Tales of the Dying Earth By Jack Vance
His Dark Materials By Phillip Pullman
The Anome Trilogy By Jack Vance
The Bartimaeus Trilogy By ... I forget who
The Sword of Shannara Trilogy By Terry Brooks

There's plenty more which I'm forgetting about so any more and I'll post them up.

Notice I neither put Harry Potter or the God Delusion up there. Wohoo!


You, mein freund, are TEH WIN.

Although, Blade Runner kicked ass (though admittedly disturbing) and I'd say The Hobbit pwns the sh*t out of LOTR.
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Postby Warlord of Elephants » Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:35 pm

Redliners by David Drake
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
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Postby Moral Minority » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:27 am

Capellini wrote:Oh my goodness I forgot my absolute favorite book of all time, The Ancestor's Tale by Richard Dawkins.

An absolute must read for anyone who likes biology, zoology, evolution, or thinks a material world can't be richly spiritual.


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