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#1 Collosal

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:38 PM

I've been looking into reading again, except i dont know where to start, do any avid readers on here recommend a good book?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:41 PM

Chuck P writes awesome books.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:42 PM

How old are you? What books did you like? What writers did you particularly appreciate? Just to get an idea...

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:51 PM

im 16, and i used to just pick up random books in the library and start reading them

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

Did you read anything by Jack Kerouac? ("On the road" is THE classic) Iceberg Slim, Gil Scott Heron, Alex Haley, Malcolm X, Philip K Dick?

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 06:58 PM

Holes is a good one.


Goosebumps, as well. Try copping that shit. Mad ill!

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:22 PM

- Blowback - Chalmers Johnson

- Just about any book by T.C. Boyle or Chuck Pahlaniuk

- Where White Men Fear To Tread - Russell Means

- Slackjaw (forgot the author)

- Life & Def - Russel Simmons

- Chuck D's autobiography

- Fugitive Days - Bill Ayers

- When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops? - George Carlin

- A People's History of the United States - Howard Zinn

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

The Book To The Universal Remote Control..... Hard To Find..... ;)

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:20 PM

Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:30 PM

any book buy Kurt Vonnegut and Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451 is good)

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:36 PM

Holes is a good one.
Goosebumps, as well. Try copping that shit. Mad ill!

haha i got over that shit in 5th grade.

thanks for all the books and authors, ill definitely check some of them out

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 08:38 PM

ill definitely check some of them out



....even mine? :huh:

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:12 PM

IT or The Shining both by stephen king

try hunter s. thompson (crazy)

oh oh! room full of mirrors: a biography of jimi hendrix-charles r. cross

the measure of a man: a spiritual autobiography-sidney poitier

try a che guevara biography. very interesting. or miles davis' autobiography.

it depends also what u like: romance, suspense, horror, etc.

there's a lot of books out there man.

hopes this helps

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:21 PM

"The Apology" by Plato.

Anything by Plato


ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE 16!!!

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:51 PM

plato?
for reaL?







anyways, i cant really think of nything,
Atomized, a great novel.

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 10:55 PM

Siddartha (or anything by Herman Hesse)
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Anything by Vonnegut (I especially like Sirens of Titan)
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
Anything by Ernest Hemingway

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:40 AM

- When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops? - George Carlin

Good call. The man's a lunatic genius.

Michael Moore may be a little over your head but, Dude Where's My Country is a great read.

5 People Who Died While Having Sex - Karl Shaw. Yes that really is the title, google it. Very entertaining if you're into wacky history.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 05:45 AM

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Confederacy Of Dunces.

Grapes Of Wrath.

The Crying of Lot 49.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:09 AM

"The Apology" by Plato.

Anything by Plato
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE 16!!!


Your an Idiot.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:10 AM

The Outsider - Albert Camus.....

..only fella in History to play for his country in the world cup (portugal) and win the noble prize (for the outsider)


Brief History of Nearly Everything is awesome too ,on a different tack tho...

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:10 AM

really liking the kite runner

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:04 AM

Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:)

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:13 AM

Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:)



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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:49 AM

Some of my favorite books when i was young:

'Julie of the Wolves' by Jean Craighead George
'The Cay' by Theodore Taylor

and of course a [CLASSIC]
'James and the Giant Peach' by Raold Dahl

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:55 AM

the life of pi - forget who this is by, but it kept me quite gripped
the hitchikers guide to the galaxy - douglas adams
Are you dave gorman? - dave gorman
the stars tennis balls - steven fry

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 10:56 AM

HAM ON RYE
by CHARLES BUKOWSKI

GLAMORAMA
by BRET EASTON ELLIS

RUM DIARY
by HUNTER S. THOMPSON

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by KEN KESEY

THUS SPOKE ZARATHUSTRA
by FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:00 AM

Ugh...who said Ayn Rand???

Over-rated drivel to help greedy fucks justify their greed...basically.

yes.

I said it.

:D



What?! How DARE you???

Nah, J/K :P

I can see your opinion. But I liked to read anything well-written, even if I don't agree with it.

And in the Fountainhead, there is some stuff that relates. I mean, apply her theory of Objectivism to music. Can't you see Madlib being a kind of Howard Roark? You know--not the MTV-famous poser that copies others and uses money and fame to be a well-known musician (the Peter character), but the kind of musician that lives and breathes his craft--sometimes not even caring that he gets all the credit for it (quas), and Definitely not caring what other people think.

And that is my book report for the day, folks. :P

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:37 AM

Aldous Huxley is my favorite author so I'd recommend almost anything by him.
Tom Robbins is a real colorful author. I've read Even Cowgirls get the Blues and Another Roadside Attraction and they are both great.
I like Salman Rushdie alot. Check out Fury or Grimus by him.
Kurt Vonnegut books are easy reads, last one I read by him was Galapagos and I thought it was great.

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 11:55 AM

The Outsider - Albert Camus.....

..only fella in History to play for his country in the world cup (portugal) and win the noble prize (for the outsider)

Where did you read that? I don't think you're talking about the right guy, concerning the world cup...

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:27 PM

Where did you read that? I don't think you're talking about the right guy, concerning the world cup...



yeah, he was algerian/french so that couldn't be right...




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