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17-09-2010, 11:29 AM
RE: Recommend Some Literature
Thanks for the recommendation. I'll check it out.

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20-09-2010, 04:57 AM
 
RE: Recommend Some Literature
Frank Herbert wrote a number of excellent books - the Dune series is the most well-known (the first in the series is by far the best!), but he has several other interesting ones: Hellstrom's Hive, The Eyes of Heisenberg, The Santaroga Barrier, and so on.

Another SF author I like in the Frank Herbert mode is Larry Niven: Ringworld, The World of Ptavvs, Lucifer's Hammer, etc.
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20-09-2010, 05:15 AM (This post was last modified: 20-09-2010 05:21 AM by catdance62.)
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My favourite books in all the world:
!984--George Orwell
The Jungle--Upton Sinclair
Pillars of the Earth--Ken Follett
The Jungle Book--Rudyard Kipling
Gone with the Wind--Margaret Mitchell
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23-09-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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Anything written by Douglas Adams !!!! I <3 Douglas Adams's work ^__^ it always put a big smile on my face :-D no matter many times I've read before!
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24-09-2010, 03:00 AM
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(31-08-2010 03:58 PM)Cetaceaphile Wrote:  The Lord of The Rings - J R Tolkien

Wet Goddess - Malcolm J Brenner

Raptor Red - Robert Bakker

And everything by Richard Dawkins Big Grin

Have you read "The Extended Phenotype"? I have heard Dawkins himself refer to this book as something he wrote for "his colleges". I wonder if it is possible for a layman to grasp, or if I`ll be in over my head.

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24-09-2010, 08:34 AM
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Alright, here's what I think is a good idea to read Tongue

The Watchmen by Alan Moore
The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein
Les Belles Soeurs by Michel Tremblay
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
Seed to Harvest by Octavia E. Butler
A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe
"Master Harold" ... and the Boys by Athol Fugard
The Collected Works of Billy The Kid by Michael Ondaatje
Escape From Freedom by Erich Fromm
The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Overclocked by Cory Doctorow
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Canterbury Tales by Geoffry Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by The "Gawain"/"Pearl" poet (Anonymous)

And, of course...

EVERYTHING by Shakespeare

If you're curious about any of those books feel free to look them up on Wiki or ask me, I'd be glad to enlighten Smile Those are only a fraction of my collection, so if you'd like to read more and like my suggestions I'd be more than willing to offer more. Smile

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24-09-2010, 11:10 AM
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(24-09-2010 08:34 AM)Green Wrote:  Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke

This is the only book on your list that I disagree with (I've read about ninety percent of those). I didn't like Childhood's End.

However, I strongly agree with your recommendation of Neuromancer. As far as cyberpunk novels go, the only one I've ever read that beats it is Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.

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24-09-2010, 05:56 PM
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(24-09-2010 11:10 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  This is the only book on your list that I disagree with (I've read about ninety percent of those). I didn't like Childhood's End.

Why not? Just curious, I've heard hundreds of reasons why people don't like it and usually I can see where people are coming from, it's a very challenging novel in many ways Smile

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10-10-2010, 08:18 PM
 
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I had purchased and read a literature books of Terry Pratchett and for me, the best literature of him is the "Guilty of Literature". This is an indispensable book on criticism of literature. That is the reason why I love his books and there is no wonder why he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to literature.
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15-10-2010, 08:59 AM
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(24-09-2010 05:56 PM)Green Wrote:  
(24-09-2010 11:10 AM)Unbeliever Wrote:  This is the only book on your list that I disagree with (I've read about ninety percent of those). I didn't like Childhood's End.

Why not? Just curious, I've heard hundreds of reasons why people don't like it and usually I can see where people are coming from, it's a very challenging novel in many ways Smile

I don't know if I can put it in words, exactly. The beginning was very interesting - the first story arc, I mean - but after that, I just didn't care for it.

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