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Postby emilythepeasant on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:29 pm

I've read The Fault In Our Stars and I was wondering if anyone knows any good books? It needs to be one of those no-mum-I-can't-help-you-I'm-reading-books, if you know what I mean? basically it has to be good. Horror, si-fi, comedy, thriller and anything with zombies in is what I'm looking for.

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Re: good books?

Postby daftbeaker on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:33 pm

Personally I loved American Gods by Neil Gaiman. I'm not sure how to describe it. If you've read Small Gods by Terry Pratchett it's similar but set in the real world and a lot darker.
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Re: good books?

Postby Rev. Rowan Redbeard on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:56 pm

Good Omens

The Bartimaeus Trilogy:
    The Amulet of Samarkand
    The Golem's Eye
    Ptolemy's Gate

Ecotopia

The Clone series:
    The Clone Republic
    Rogue Clone
    The Clone Alliance
    The Clone Elite
    The Clone Betrayal
    The Clone Sedition
    The Clone Empire
    The Clone Redemption.

Kiln People (really, REALLY good)
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Re: good books?

Postby Rainswept on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:01 pm

Don't skip the basics guys. For sci-fi, start with Ender's Game and Dune. For Horror you want at least some Stephen King and Thomas Harris.
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Re: good books?

Postby PKMKII on Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:57 am

Rainswept wrote:For Horror you want at least some HP Lovecraft.


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Re: good books?

Postby black bart on Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:30 am

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Re: good books?

Postby DavidH on Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:55 am

Jack Vance for Sci-Fi.
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Re: good books?

Postby Mad Willyum Bonney on Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 am

" The Joy of Cooking " , a fine addition to any library .
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Re: good books?

Postby black bart on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:06 am

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Re: good books?

Postby Edd on Wed May 01, 2013 4:52 pm

Rev. Rowan Redbeard wrote:Kiln People (really, REALLY good)


Seconded.

In Science fiction, I recommend Sam Delaney, James Tiptree, Jr. and Tim Powers.
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Re: good books?

Postby Nancy Delia on Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:56 pm

The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a pretty good book.
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Postby Nef Yoo BlackBeard on Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:06 pm

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Re: good books?

Postby Griffin on Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:43 am

I expected you to say Moby Dick, Nef Yoo. Well done if you finally finished reading that one.
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Re: good books?

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:05 pm

Finally got around to reading Les Miserables (pronounced as though it's an English (Murcan) phrase, of course). Monsieur Hugo is a fabulous writer, if you can get past his occasional forays into the Dickens/Faulkner realm of the neverending sentence. I can tolerate it because he only does it once every hundred pages or so, but when he gets going, look out. In the chapter called "Louis Phillippe", there's one sentence that goes on for nearly two full pages. Other than that, I'm really enjoying it.
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Re: good books?

Postby Roy Hunter on Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:18 pm

I have been half-on-half-off my face on prescription drugs for the best part of a year now. Due to this, I am currently reading books with lots of pictures in them, preferably ones that I can colour in with my crayons. Provided I don't drool on them first, of course.
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