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  1. unknownuser nuʞuoʍunsǝɹ

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  2. kypade Registered

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    Looks like a lot of sci-fi there, which, along with fantasy, are the only two genres I wouldn't recommend recommending me. Eventually I'm sure I'll read some of those, though, so thanks for that.

    I don't know exactly. I guess somewhere along the line, I just got it into my head that his stuff was kinda intense and not something I'd like to spend my time reading. Maybe it's not as bad as I've built it up to be. I had a similar feeling about House of Leaves and ended up loving that.
     
  3. Clerk You Look Plump Today

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    I read the book and saw (and didnt like) the movie. It was G-rated fare in comparison to the book.
     
  4. Alpha and Omega Registered

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    A few recent ones that I've read:

    Life of Pi
    The Looking Glass Wars
    Brain Plague

    The latter was probably one of the best sci-fi books that I'd read in a long time.
     
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    My mom loves this book. Someday I'll get around to reading it I'm sure.
     
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    American Psycho is pretty intense. As an example, in one scene he's torturing a girl by putting a sewer rat *inside* her if you know what I mean, and then cuts her up with a chainsaw...so yeah, pretty intense, and the descriptions are all incredibly graphic...I'd say start with Rules Of Attraction and see what you think of it first.
     
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    Cool, works for me.
     
  8. Clerk You Look Plump Today

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    There's this book my grandma read to me the other day. It was perhaps the worst and most blandly written work of fiction ever about some dude named God who created the universe. Anyways, I thought it was like that game Black and White, so if you're into that RPG-Strategy stuff, check it out.
     
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    The Tao of Pooh is a good book...if you're into that sort of thing.
     
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, even if you have seen the movie

    Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut is a collection of his short(er) stories, while Breakfast of Champions, Sirens of Titan (which kinds of reads like sci-fi, but it's really not -- I don't do sci-fi) and Slaughterhouse Five are my favourites of his full-length novels.
     
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    Much better than the movie in my opinion, while the movie is good for sure. Anyway, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a good book. As is The Gunslinger by Stephen King.
     
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    I've already read all the nonfiction books.
     
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    "Last Chance to See" by Douglas Adams

    - it's NON Fiction about animals on the planet that are on the verge of extinction, Douglas Adams travels around and visits naturalists that let him "meet" the animals in their own habitat.
     
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    I've been reading a book recently that someone bought for me.

    Women by Charles Bukowski

    Semi autobio about his alter-ego Henry Chianski and his misunderstandings, dealings, and failings with women as just temporary fulfillments.
     
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    Since we're on the topic of books:

    Write the very first sentence of the book you're reading.
     
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    Well, I'm currently reading my September issue of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine... Skipping all the ads and the index, the first article is the Editorial by Sheila Williams about the 2006 Readers' Awards

    The second article is "Reflections" by Robert Silverberg on "The Kraken"

     
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    Bukowski rules. :up:
     
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    "To be born again," sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, "First you have to die."
     
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    lets go ahead and make your own thread for first sentences, unless you're also gonna post what book it is and tell kypade if it's worth reading. :o
     
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    Read these and become a real boy.


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    You want to know why the world sucks?
    It's because these books are not globally required reading.
     
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    they look scary
     

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