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09-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Guilty Pleasure Books
The "Favorite Fiction" thread is asking for the "good stuff". How about books you enjoy despite them not being especially deep or well written?

For me it'd include books by James Clavell: Shogun, TaiPan, Noble House, King Rat
(which, oddly enough, are some of the few where I liked both the book and the TV or movie adaptions; maybe they are just superficial enough to translate well)

and to delve into the truly guilty pleasures: The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We The Living
(I'm NOT an objectivist but there is a kernel to it that rings true to me despite Rand taking it to extremes)

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09-09-2014, 08:29 AM
RE: Guilty Pleasure Books
Jackie Chan's autobiography. Ive read it about 4 times. Ridiculous I know, but its a great read.
Also Bill Crosby's book Fatherhood. It's very funny.
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09-09-2014, 08:32 AM
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I've read George Burns book "Gracie: A Love Story, I don't know how many times. I don't know if it's a guilty pleasure but it's a wonderful read.


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09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
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I find it out to say Ayn Rands novels are a guilty pleasure, it doesn't make sense to me to say that.. Maybe if you stanchly oppose free market capitalism you may feel guilty of liking them.

My biggest one is, Judy Blume's- Then Again, Maybe I won't... Not that I think in anyway it matters now but I recall in the past defending to my sister it was still a boys book even though Judy Blume wrote it.

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09-09-2014, 10:52 AM
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(09-09-2014 08:27 AM)unfogged Wrote:  ...
For me it'd include books by James Clavell: Shogun, TaiPan, Noble House, King Rat
(which, oddly enough, are some of the few where I liked both the book and the TV or movie adaptions; maybe they are just superficial enough to translate well)
...

Dittoing that.

I read them just after I moved to Asia.

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28-09-2014, 05:16 AM
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I'm an avid reader..normally stay far away from romance but I have to admit I really enjoy British chic lit. Authors like Marian Keyes
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28-09-2014, 08:57 PM
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Playboy...

Fits all the criteria.

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03-10-2014, 05:30 AM
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Books about the supernatural. Ghosts, goblins, bigfoot, generally "unexplained" stuff. I know it's all bullshit but there's that small part of me that thinks "But, what if?" and that's just enough to make it exciting.

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04-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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I used to read tons of warhammer 40k novels, they are super simple stories and very pulp sci fi.
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04-10-2014, 11:57 AM
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Erotic literature.

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