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So, what does everyone like to read here? I just got done with LOTR (nerdy, I know) and I need some new material! I like Bradbury, David Sedaris, Nabokov, S. King, Irvine Welsh just to name a few. I was thinking about Clockwork Orange, but after skimming a few pages I was turned away by the writing style. WTF is he talking about?! baaaaaah.

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i was thinking about trying a king. i got halfway thru insomnia and fell asleep (no pun intended). but maybe i'll take a stab at a new one.
Alright, going to throw a few lighter reads out there.

My favorite book of all time is "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut. Loved critiquing his books for english class in high school. All the other kids whined.
another one along the same lines.....oh yeah! Lord of the Flies. And I like Shakespeare, too. hahaha
I just finished "Yes Man" by Danny Wallace, and it made me smile a lot.
Oh shit, Resident Evil books, too. <3

I read all the Golden Compass books in middle school and a ton of Piers Anthony, too.

Recently (last year) picked up a book called "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" (Read it then listen to the Anti Flag song). I enjoyed it, it lines up with what I'm "learning" as part of my degree. haha
Oh geeze...I'll add more later when I dig my books out for resale, haha.
Yes. Kurt Vonnegut. That's all I have to say.
id recommend Bible Of The Adversary by Michael Ford

I liked him, too :-(

Silly gimpy mccain getting the nomination instead. =[
Currently reading a history of the building of the Canadian Pacific, 'The Last Spike' by Pierce Berton.
The chief engineer was quite a character. A Scot, brilliant engineer, rarely bathed, cursed constantly, and chewed tobacco constantly. He ran out of construction money while still building through the Rockies..... went to Parliament to request more funds, stinking to high heaven, using profanity towards MPs, and spitting tobacco at anyone he encountered. Several friends had to unruffle feathers after his testimony, and the CPR did get the funds to complete the line.
He also had little respect for human life (including his own). He would eat a couple of rinds of bacon a day and lived on chewing tobacco. Expected his workers and associates to do the same. Over 5000 men perished building the railroad through the Rockies. The man, Major Rogers, did live to a ripe (and I use that word literally) old age, so either his Scottish stubborness, or his diet of bacon rinds and chewing tobacco must have had something going for it.
He retired in Ottawa, and donated most of his fortune to Canadian charities, so he apparently had a soft spot under that thick crust.....
The Case Against Art - John Zerzan (can be found for free online)
The Doors of Perception - Aldous Huxley
Breaking Open The Head - Daniel Pinchbeck
Food of The Gods - Terence McKenna
Ask The Dust - John Fante
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn
Women - Charles Bukowski
Steal This Book - Abbie Hoffman
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh
The Sheltering Sky - Paul Bowles

I love reading, hehe.
i read a lot of easy stuff
but it's all entertaining at least.
big trouble by Dave Barry is funny
anthem by Ayn rand is great but really short.
to kill a mockingbird by Harper lee
the time machine by H.G. wells
how i live now by meg rosoff
slumming by Kristen D. Randale
fault line by Janet tashjian
go ask Alice is amazing
the memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George
and my favorite author is Brian jacques.
he writes a lot of fiction, mostly for kids but his books are a fun read.
if you like talking animals from medieval times that go at each other with swords you'll enjoy some of his books.
The Scarlet Pimpernel- Baroness Orczy (It presents an interesting view of the French Revolution, and is a touching love story with a twist)
Ulysses- James Joyce ( is hard to get into and really...eclectic? I mean, it is Joyce that wrote it, after all)
The Metamorphosis- Franz Kafka (A short story that is kind of...depressing, actually. It makes you wonder who actually changed- Gregor or his family)
The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne (A classic. An absolute masterpiece.)
The Truth Machine- James L. Halperin (Really good,written a long time ago though, so it is funny to read about the 'future' with Al Gore triumphing over Bush and all sorts of other contradictions)
Brave New World- Aldous Huxley (An easy read with really interesting ideas about what happiness actually is)
The Stranger- Albert Camus (Weird book. Good, but weird.)
The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood (A stunning masterpiece. I found, though, that I liked none of the characters as people, which I find fairly depressing, but nonetheless, it is worth the read)
Helm- Steven Gould (A really interesting book with little literary merit, but with good enough writing that it is worth tolerating because the story is amazing)
Most anything be Ursula K. Leguin, Chuck Palahniuk, Anthony Burgess (trust me, getting used to the pseudo-Russian slang is well worth it) Aldous Huxley, George Orwell is a safe bet.

On the less fictional scale:
The Shock Doctrine- Naomi Klein (An anti- venture capitalist look at the world. Very interesting. Very liberal)
The Prince- Niccolo Machiavelli (A must read for anyone planning to take over the world)
Poisons- Peter Macinnis (A good book, and interesting for sure, but I noticed it contained some factual inaccuracies)
The Annals and Histories- Tacitus (I'm a Latin buff and I loved it, but if you don't like Romans, and you don't like history, I suggest avoiding it)
Wine and War- Don and Petie Kladstrup (There is nothing like listening to the authors talk about naked men being dunked in tubs to mix wine...oh, and the WWII history included i just delightful)
Someone mentioned richard dawkins, and I second that. Currently reading Human, similar genre.
Notes from the underground, Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Some interesting sounding ones there - but I was put off 'Catcher in the rye' having to read it at school, just too bleak for me at the time when I was depressed anyway. heh heh


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