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Posted 27 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

I know this thread's been made before, but I want to find a good read for the winter. I've finished reading the Inheritance Series(amazing books, almost teared up when I finished with them.....) I've also read the Twilight books(weren't terrible) a few Alex Cross books, and the Lightning thief series. What books do you reccomend? And have any of you read the Kite Runner? If so, how was it?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:49 PM

the art of war

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 07:55 PM

Have you read the "Hunger Games" series of books? Great series. Only 3 books long, but it's still amazing.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:10 PM

the art of war




Really? A military treatise is your favorite book? That has no... anything, other than very basic and general concepts. Yes we are all aware it makes you sound awesome to say "Art of War" but come on. Every topic in the text is so general it can be applied to anything you want it to be. The only reason it's so well known is because it's so damn old. :lol:

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My favorite book is... Robin Crusoe I suppose. The Eye of the World is up there too. It's the first book in The Wheel of Time series.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:12 PM

The Alchemist

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

The Alchemist


This was a fantastic book, however my favorite has to go to either A Walk in the Woods or the books by Douglas Adams.
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:05 PM

Have you read the "Hunger Games" series of books? Great series. Only 3 books long, but it's still amazing.


I've read them too, they were pretty good although I felt myself wanting to stab myself when I got halfway through the second book.....

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:09 PM

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:19 PM

Have you read Dune? Everyone should read Dune at least once in their life, if not the whole series.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:16 AM

The Hobbit


By far my favorite book. Read it more times than I can remember
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:22 AM

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:14 PM

The Stuff of Thought

http://en.wikipedia....tuff_of_Thought

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who is So god damn smart its silly.


I enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing :)

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 05:23 PM

liked harry potter.

and the shannara series by terry brooks is REALLY GOOD


and I've heard good things about the hunger games
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

Wheel of Time series.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:29 PM

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

And have any of you read the Kite Runner? If so, how was it?



If that's the book about the middle eastern boy, then yeah I've read it. It's a really powerful book, and it's written extremely well, I'd highly recommend it.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:43 AM

Halo novels but ignore "the flood" second book it was poorly written


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:15 AM

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Merlin-avalon. I read them years ago and somehow I still rank them as some of the most interesting books I've read. I remember being 12 and actually wanting to read. That's not something you could say about all 12 year olds when you give them about 3000-4000 pages to read lol

I also plan on re-reading them this summer because they still are my favorite books come to think of it.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:30 AM

You should read the foundation series if you can remember important plot points and characters, its really good.

How did you like Inheritance? I thought it was alright, I thought Paolini just kept on breaking him down as a character too much though and the ending sort of just seemed like he wanted to get it done and over with.

Maybe start a Occupy Windhelm movement. Start piling up items outside the doors of the house. Those Occupy movements totally changed how banking and society interact so I'm sure it will work for you.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:33 AM

Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit
Dune
Harry Potter
Brave New World
The Giver
Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons
Most of the Star Wars books
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:44 AM

I have to say, the Artemis Fowl series was qutie good, me likey.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:09 PM

I have to say, the Artemis Fowl series was qutie good, me likey.


I agree, I read all of those. They are quite interesting

But the Ego 11 is shiny. :(

Dosent the Ego 11 only come in dust colours?

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:06 PM

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'm really enjoying 11/22/63

It references IT, which made me lawl.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:34 PM

You should read the foundation series if you can remember important plot points and characters, its really good.

How did you like Inheritance? I thought it was alright, I thought Paolini just kept on breaking him down as a character too much though and the ending sort of just seemed like he wanted to get it done and over with.


They're probably my favorite books. I think I starting reading Eragon in like 3rd grade and I just fell in love.

Inheritance was really good. It was filled with action, but I do feel like the end was a bit..... sloppy. He should've spent more time paying attention to details. I damn near started screaming when they found the Vault of Souls. It made me so happy, I have no idea why.



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The ending when he was talking about the fact that every race had the right to be a Rider should have been more in depth. Along with the alteration of the Blood Oath. I think he made it really dull and kind of unimportant, when in fact that's probably one of the most important parts in the book. If he would have dedicated maybe another 150 pages to the end it would have been much more enjoyable.

Another thing that kind of urked me was the ending between Arya and Eragon's relationship. I wish he would've done something more uplifting besides breaking Eragon's heart.






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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:38 PM


You should read the foundation series if you can remember important plot points and characters, its really good.

How did you like Inheritance? I thought it was alright, I thought Paolini just kept on breaking him down as a character too much though and the ending sort of just seemed like he wanted to get it done and over with.


They're probably my favorite books. I think I starting reading Eragon in like 3rd grade and I just fell in love.

Inheritance was really good. It was filled with action, but I do feel like the end was a bit..... sloppy. He should've spent more time paying attention to details. I damn near started screaming when they found the Vault of Souls. It made me so happy, I have no idea why.



Spoiler Alert!!!!!!


The ending when he was talking about the fact that every race had the right to be a Rider should have been more in depth. Along with the alteration of the Blood Oath. I think he made it really dull and kind of unimportant, when in fact that's probably one of the most important parts in the book. If he would have dedicated maybe another 150 pages to the end it would have been much more enjoyable.

Another thing that kind of urked me was the ending between Arya and Eragon's relationship. I wish he would've done something more uplifting besides breaking Eragon's heart.



God yes, I hated the ending, she probably should have thought of a way to keep them together, and I agree on more elaboration for the Alteration, it was really downplayed from what it should have been.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:02 PM

I recommend anything by Murakami. I've read "The Wind-up Bird Chronicle" and it's now a favorite of mine. Now, I'm working on his book "A Wild Sheep Chase". His stuff reads a little slower than The Inheritance series, but it's still worth it.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 08:56 PM

I'm really enjoying 11/22/63


That was a good one. Stephen King actually sticks the landing on that one, too, which is a rarity for him. Under the Dome was very good, but the ending was not what I was expecting.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:02 PM

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:23 PM



You should read the foundation series if you can remember important plot points and characters, its really good.

How did you like Inheritance? I thought it was alright, I thought Paolini just kept on breaking him down as a character too much though and the ending sort of just seemed like he wanted to get it done and over with.


They're probably my favorite books. I think I starting reading Eragon in like 3rd grade and I just fell in love.

Inheritance was really good. It was filled with action, but I do feel like the end was a bit..... sloppy. He should've spent more time paying attention to details. I damn near started screaming when they found the Vault of Souls. It made me so happy, I have no idea why.

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God yes, I hated the ending, she probably should have thought of a way to keep them together, and I agree on more elaboration for the Alteration, it was really downplayed from what it should have been.



I agree with both your points, however, I feel like if he had done a flash forward and tied everything up (Arya and Eragon together, shit I'd even be fine with only Saphira and Firnen getting back together, just something to tie the series up with not the half-assed "And then he went on a boat ride to magical thumb-your-ass land I would have been fine with it.) It really ended the series on a sour note for me with the way he put it.

Maybe start a Occupy Windhelm movement. Start piling up items outside the doors of the house. Those Occupy movements totally changed how banking and society interact so I'm sure it will work for you.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 09:44 PM




You should read the foundation series if you can remember important plot points and characters, its really good.

How did you like Inheritance? I thought it was alright, I thought Paolini just kept on breaking him down as a character too much though and the ending sort of just seemed like he wanted to get it done and over with.


They're probably my favorite books. I think I starting reading Eragon in like 3rd grade and I just fell in love.

Inheritance was really good. It was filled with action, but I do feel like the end was a bit..... sloppy. He should've spent more time paying attention to details. I damn near started screaming when they found the Vault of Souls. It made me so happy, I have no idea why.

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God yes, I hated the ending, she probably should have thought of a way to keep them together, and I agree on more elaboration for the Alteration, it was really downplayed from what it should have been.



I agree with both your points, however, I feel like if he had done a flash forward and tied everything up (Arya and Eragon together, shit I'd even be fine with only Saphira and Firnen getting back together, just something to tie the series up with not the half-assed "And then he went on a boat ride to magical thumb-your-ass land I would have been fine with it.) It really ended the series on a sour note for me with the way he put it.


They were "Mourning what could have never been"
Atleast just make atleast wrap it up with them getting back together, I agree that it was really a sour ending.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

I REALLY hope he continues the series where him and Arya reunite. Orik an Nar' Garvzohg(or however you spell) could become riders and they can travel to lands outside of Alegasia. It'd be cool if Roran's daughter became a Rider too.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 11:34 AM

I really liked the gone books by Michael Grant, there are 4 books so far, there a great read

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Gregor The Overlander series i loved it but i read it along time ago
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:37 PM

My two favorite books are The Hobbit and Koushun Takami's Battle Royale.


Battle Royale is the only written thing I've ever read that made me feel physically sick.
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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:57 PM

My two favorite books are The Hobbit and Koushun Takami's Battle Royale.


Battle Royale is the only written thing I've ever read that made me feel physically sick.


The Hobbit was the only LotR books I could read.

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:39 PM

As mentioned before... The Artemis Fowl series. Another good one is Alex Rider. And have you started the Heroes of Olympus series? It's a great series, can't wait for the third. There's also the Kane Chronicles.
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