what are your favorite books

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  1. Superman70

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    excluding children's books

    i am trying to set my kindle up with some books i can read in 2014.
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  2. P. Chase

    P. Chase Well-Known Member

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    I don't read books..like at all

    Just magazines and the sports page

    Sorry
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  3. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    Shantaram was awesome

    The art of racing in the rain was awesome

    The white bone was great

    The wave was wicked awesome

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was good.
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  4. Superman70

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    thanks Busta

    i'm going to read the curious incident soon. i looked at previous threads that people responded to and that came up a lot. i think i will make that next.

    will also check out the others.
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  5. Smouble ML

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    This.
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  6. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    i just read youth in revolt. may seem corny because michael cera is on the cover, but holy shit the book is awesome.

    if you have an imagination, it's a really fun read. i got through 530 pages in 4.5 days easy.
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  7. Superman70

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    that's actually one of my favorite books, zyclon. i love it.

    i read it before the movie, so my copy doesn't have michael cera on the cover.

    the movie was not nearly as good.
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  8. zyclon B gas

    zyclon B gas sososerious

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    i refuse to watch the movie after reading the book because i knew it wouldn't do it nearly enough justice as my imagination did.
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  9. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    the art of racing in the rain is about a dog whos owner is a racecar driver. Its from the dogs point of view and really cool

    the white bone is from the point of view of elephants, mainly one named "mud" its a cool ass book


    shantaram is a story about a man on the run from the law who escapes to india and ends up doing all types of cool shit, its a mostly true story.

    The wave is about Tsunamis, rogue waves, big wave surfing. Its not what you think and is really friggin good.

    and you know what the other one is already

    all super cool books
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  10. Your Idol

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    Get the complete collection of works by Mark Twain. I'm pretty sure I paid $2.50 for it.

    Hell's Angels - Hunter S. Thompson
    Guns, Germs, and Steel - Jared Diamond
    Armageddon - Leon Uris
    Outliers - Malcolm Gladwell
    Matterhorn - Karl Marlantes
    The Sun Also Rises - Ernest Hemingway
    The Demon-Haunted World - Carl Sagan
    Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
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  11. GaLaTeA

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    Currently not reading any popular book (although am still buying them by meters :funny: ), but I'd recommend Landau, Kitaigorodsky: Physics for Everyone (Physical Bodies, Molecules, Electrons, Photons and Nuclei)..

    The collection gives an insight into the whole area of physics and is therefore suitable for both students and the general lay audience. Personally think that when explaining physics in a simple (but still enough in depth) mode rare books surpass this excellent series..

    Whaaaaaat?! Somehow I have a hard time taking anyone without a fully stocked home library seriously..

    How come, if you don't mind me asking?
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  12. quotive

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    slaughterhouse 5

    the kite runner

    mo meta blues

    the perks of being a wallflower
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  13. Superman70

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    I've read Outliers, The Sun Also Rises, and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I liked all of those. I may read The Sun Also Rises again b/c it was a long time ago.

    Slaughterhouse 5 and The Kite Runner are on the list already.

    I will look into the others mentioned

    Is this one of your favorite books?


    Do you have to ask?
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  14. GaLaTeA

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    Anything regarding math, physics, and with it various tech fields related would be considered favourite..

    [I know the last bit was meant rhetorical, but...it's just shockingly unheard of to me..]
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  15. Nu'maaN

    Nu'maaN Anu'naki, Nuqqa.

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    i really enjoyed the outsider, l'etranger.

    it's a depression session hard, but it's a really good read, albert camus >

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  16. M-theory

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    If you liked Outliers, you might try The Opposable Mind. I always come back to it when strategizing. It's sitting on my coffee table right now.
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  17. reggie jax

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    the sun also rises is my favorite hemingway book, but have you read any of his other stuff? for whom the bell tolls & to have and have not were also pretty good.

    other suggestions:

    philip k dick - the man in the high castle
    george schuyler - black no more
    kurt vonnegut - cat's cradle
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  18. Nu'maaN

    Nu'maaN Anu'naki, Nuqqa.

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    i want to read this.

    also, behold the pale horse.

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  19. reggie jax

    reggie jax Well-Known Member

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    never heard of it. googled it and it sounds like some conspiracy shit.
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  20. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    OH i forgot to mention "I, Lucifer" by glen duncan

    make sure to read that, Satan gets reincarnated into a human who tries to commit suicide and he comes back as a writer. Its about his experiences and revelations as a human. Very cool book..
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