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    Post by bunnywink Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:46 pm

    The recent posts in the Random Off-Topic thread got me thinking about my favourite books... These are the books I have re-read on countless occassions and am always recommending to friends. Even though they are all so different, I have found them inspiring in their own way:

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    The Iron Dragon's Daughter by Michael Swanwick

    The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland (in a Ship of Her Own Making) by Catherynne M. Valente

    His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman



    So, what are your favourite books? (I need a new book to read!)
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:36 pm

    Here are some of mine: some you may know, others you may not know silly

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe

    Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

    The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley
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    Post by Quarik Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:38 pm

    The Lord of the Rings, His Dark Materials, A Song of Ice and Fire.


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    Post by TehInfamousAmos Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:39 pm

    A Song of Ice and Fire
    Wheel of Time

    and Ian M. Banks books etc;
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    Post by nsane32 Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:45 pm

    Lord of the Rings

    Rangers Apprentice
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    Post by bunnywink Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:14 pm

    I like A Song of Ice and Fire as well (before the Game of Thrones TV series, which I think is only okay). I haven't picked up the fifth book yet though... I'm waiting for the paperback since the rest of the books I have are paperback.

    Seeing as this is a forum for a video game, has anybody read Ready Player One? I've been meaning to pick it up.
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    Post by IceIfrit666 Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:15 pm

    nsane, I've been trying to remember what that Rangers Apprentice series was called for the longest time. I now love you.

    Also, the Inheritance Cycle is my favorite.
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    Post by dancash1808 Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:23 pm

    TehInfamousAmos wrote:A Song of Ice and Fire
    Wheel of Time

    and Ian M. Banks books etc;

    Quarik wrote:The Lord of the Rings, His Dark Materials, Game of Thrones.

    bunnywink wrote:
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman


    I like all of your tastes in books big grin

    Erm not much too add here. assassins apprentice maybe. I enjoyed that series.


    Inheritance cycle blundered on the last book IMHO
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    Post by Tolvo Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:24 pm

    Frankenstein, The Modern Prometheus.

    Heir to the Empire.

    Paradise Lost.

    The Hobbit
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    Post by nsane32 Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:16 pm

    IceIfrit666 wrote:nsane, I've been trying to remember what that Rangers Apprentice series was called for the longest time. I now love you.

    Also, the Inheritance Cycle is my favorite.

    big grin yea its a great books series still need to finish it stoped at around book 5
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    Post by Spurgun Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:26 pm

    All of Katharine Kerr’s books.
    Raymon E Feists’s books.
    John Flanagan’s books.
    Philip Reeves books.

    Those are my all time favorites. I have more but i can’t remember them now.
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    Post by jon.doe.11 Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:55 pm

    brian lumley...the necroscope series..
    the hellbound heart and cabal....clive barker
    anything by h.p. lovecraft
    the chronicles of malus darkblade..dan abnett
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    Post by Rin Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:17 pm

    Andrzej Sapkowski's 'Wiedźmin' i think they call it 'The Witcher' in england, read all the books when i was younger and now im playing the game.

    But if God dose exist its Andrzej Sapkowski, that man is a F U C K I N G genius! cheers
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    Post by Azran Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:20 pm

    Eisenhorn and Ravenor (Dan Abnett) are my top two, closely followed by I am Legend (Richard Matheson) and the entire Gaunt's Ghosts franchise (also Dan Abnett).
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    Post by FrEyes Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:20 pm

    Anything from Antony Beevor.
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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:11 pm

    Stephen King, Dark Tower series in particular
    Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Anything Dave Barry
    I Am America and So Can You by Stephen Colbert
    Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:35 pm

    ^I love reading Stephen King. He has such a great writing style. I read and love The Dark Tower series ("The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed." happy), but it was a long time ago... I'd read it again, but it's such a commitment! Of his, I also read The Stand, It, Under the Dome, Cell (this one wasn't very good... silly), Duma Key--I might be forgetting some. To be honest I don't even think his stories are very good, but his writing is a pleasure to read.

    My favorite book, though: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo, Alexandre Dumas.

    I also liked Ken Follet's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Didn't care all that much for the stories or the characters, but I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the architecture, building techniques, and daily life. The "Dark Ages" is such a misunderstood period of time! Many great advances were made during that time, not just during the Renaissance.

    I might read the Ender's series next--I think it's time I read something other than Stephen King! (Although, a cursory glance at Wikipedia just now tells me Ender's might be a bigger commitment than I'm in for...) If not, I'll read Le Comte again, brush up on my French.

    (I'm so wordy... Why couldn't I just write a list like everyone else?)

    (Edit: by the way, my screen name is from the Dark Tower. "Even the dead would run from Blaine, if they could...")
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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:46 pm

    That's awesome. Blaine is tremendous. Love how they got him. What's the 1 for if you don't mind? You should check out Hearts In Atlantis. Great story about a Dark Tower minor character.

    Count of Monte Cristo was awesome but that's another commitment
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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:55 pm

    Ah, the 1 was out of necessity! I tried making it just Blaine, but the forums wouldn't let me for some reason... My PSN id is just Blaine.
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    Post by Servant of Priscilla Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:00 pm

    +1 Nsane I love those books and have read them all at least 3 times each silly
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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:17 pm

    I hear ya Blaine Blaine the choo choo train. I would prefer dropping the number on mine but it's usually taken most places or needs a number. Back to books, The Gashlycrumb Tinies. Short but phenomenal big grin
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    Post by BLA1NE Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:19 pm

    ^Haha, never knew of them, but I had their poster in my college dorm room!

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    Post by skarekrow13 Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:22 pm

    Lol. That's the whole book
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    Post by Servant of Priscilla Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:24 pm

    Any and all Tom Clancy books, The Rangers apprentice, The Icemark Chronicles, Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic and Sequels, and Game of Thrones
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    Post by Maneater_Mildred Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:00 am

    The princess bride(also my favorite movie)
    Tunnel in the sky
    Battlefield earth
    The winter king, enemy of god, Excalibur(trilogy about king Arthur)
    On ravens wing(named my son after the main character)

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