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screw_ball said:
I think "Dull" is the key word here.

Meaning that you're dumb.

Stephen King is the best.
Stop flaming people outside of B&T. You're starting to piss me off, every time I read one of your posts it's retarded one liner flames. Shut up.
Woodreaux said:
I read a lot of Clancy, don't much anymore... sounds too much like an Armed Forces recruiter. Stephen Hawking's books. Fact is stranger than fiction, and theory is even more out the box. :thumbsup:
I agree with everyone's opinion of Clancy; he's lost his creativity in my opinion.

Hawking's books are great, but they're not exactly what I'd read in place of a novel.
switch_scribe said:
Anne Rice (yes, somewhat cliche, but come on, it's like reading porn):thumbsup:
I used to be a huge fan of Rice when I was in high school, haven't read anything since the Mayfair witches though. I've been to her house in New Orleans, it's a pretty cool tour; she has books stacked to her ceilings all over the place.
dustinzgirl said:
Dark Tower is a must read for everyone who enjoys sci fi, fantasy, drama and/or westerns. Its really that damn good.
I started reading the Gunslinger series, but just got bored with them. The Dark Towers were great books though.
switch_scribe said:
I've read most of his books, the Hobbit got me into him, as is probably the case with most people.




Some of my other favorites:

Frank Herbert (Author of the Dune series) :thumbsup:
Isaac Asimov
Douglas Adams (Hitchikers guide to the galaxy) :thumbsup:
Other than that, I get to read nerdy technical computer manuals and such.

I'm probably leaving a few out, but I'm tired.
 

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junglizm said:
Douglas Adams (Hitchikers guide to the galaxy) :thumbsup:
Dammit! I knew I was leaving one of them out! <smacks self in forehead>

btw - Robert Jordan fans might be interested in knowing that he wrote a couple of books under the pseudonym of "Reagan O'Neal." The Fallon Blood, the Fallon Pride, and the Fallon Legacy. They are essentially historical romances written primarily from the male perspective. Real bodice-rippers; very vulgar. Hell, the Wheel of Time verges on pornographic often enough anyway. Check them out, if you like that sort of thing. :redface:
 

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Woodreaux said:
I read a lot of Clancy, don't much anymore... sounds too much like an Armed Forces recruiter.

Lol so true. I read a lot of Clancy, and i read a few stephen king. I dont really read books because of an author though i usually read because of the genre. Book i'm reading now is called Terrorism - The New World War. And i just finished reading a book on the vietnam war.
 

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switch_scribe said:
Dammit! I knew I was leaving one of them out! <smacks self in forehead>

btw - Robert Jordan fans might be interested in knowing that he wrote a couple of books under the pseudonym of "Reagan O'Neal." The Fallon Blood, the Fallon Pride, and the Fallon Legacy. They are essentially historical romances written primarily from the male perspective. Real bodice-rippers; very vulgar. Hell, the Wheel of Time verges on pornographic often enough anyway. Check them out, if you like that sort of thing. :redface:

I did not like the Fallon serieses. I see absolutely no reason why their should be graphic porn in a story, and I dont really care for historical romances, but I have read my share. The Wheel of Time VERGE on porno, yes, which is part of the charm. You get to Imagine the rest of it.
 

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I'm not really one to read books, but Battle Royale is fucking great. Think Lord of the Flies with machettes and machine guns.

There is a film of this, haven't seen that yet. But I recommend this book as much as Ron Jeremy likes fanny.

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To you Tom Clancy fans, take a look at this here, specifically number 4 on the list:

PLOT GENERATOR!

I kid, I kid, I love Tom Clancy's games and wouldprobably love his books too, if only I didn't have a backed up stack of 10 novels I still want to read.

My favoruite authors would have to be:

Douglas Adams (HG2G baby! And Dirk Gently!)
Michael Crichton (The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park)
Blaine Lee Pardoe (Battletech: Highlander Gambit, Battletech: Twilight of the Clans I: Exodus Road)

I would also put Michael Stackpole there, but he's a pompous, arrogant jackass. He may be a good writer, who made some of my favourite books, but he gets far more praise than he bloody well deserves, and he thinks he's the greatest thing since sliced bread... In other words, I like his works, I just don't like him.

If I can think of anymore, I'll put em down.
 

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VenomHowell said:
To you Tom Clancy fans, take a look at this here, specifically number 4 on the list:

PLOT GENERATOR!

I kid, I kid, I love Tom Clancy's games and wouldprobably love his books too, if only I didn't have a backed up stack of 10 novels I still want to read.

My favoruite authors would have to be:

Douglas Adams (HG2G baby! And Dirk Gently!)
Michael Crichton (The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park)
Blaine Lee Pardoe (Battletech: Highlander Gambit, Battletech: Twilight of the Clans I: Exodus Road)

I would also put Michael Stackpole there, but he's a pompous, arrogant jackass. He may be a good writer, who made some of my favourite books, but he gets far more praise than he bloody well deserves, and he thinks he's the greatest thing since sliced bread... In other words, I like his works, I just don't like him.

If I can think of anymore, I'll put em down.
Ah yes. Forgot about Crichton. All his books kick ass.
 

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It's a great book/comic/novel even though it's rather short, it tells the story extremely well. I recommend this and it's sequel to everyone.
 

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I forgot to give a shout out to Eric Nylund, he wrote the 3 Halo novels. For any Halo fanatic, these are required reading.

Another good book put out by Michael Crichton is State of Fear. It may seem in poor taste after the recent Indian Ocean tsunami's, but it was published before the disaster.