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    They LAUGHED at my theory SteveGus's Avatar
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    There are just too many.

    The Blank Slate by Steven Pinker
    Rules and Exercises of Holy Dying by Jeremy Taylor
    Les fleurs du mal by Charles Baudelaire
    Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison
    Confessions of an English Opium Eater by Thomas de Quincey
    The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton
    The Discarded Image by C. S. Lewis
    Darwin's Dangerous Idea by Daniel Dennett
    The Stuffed Owl: An Anthology of Verse, various authors
    Superhero comic books only become art to the extent that their banal, unrealistic fantasy and garish styles go too far and become interesting. Attempts to ground them in reality can only ruin them.

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    Yeah, way too hard to say for sure, especially not looking at a shelf, but maybe...

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    Damn, that's one tough question. Especially considering that your tastes change with time, as your vision of things.

    So i'm going to give one answer, but by period of my life :

    Childhood : Mrs Frisby and the rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien. I still have a copy of it somewhere at home. Very good story.

    Early teen years : Lord of the rings by....are you kidding me ? You know who wrote that and if you don't, shame on you. Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame on you.

    Late teen years : One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. And no, it's not about solitude.

    Young adult : The cider house rules by John Irving. Can't really express with words how much i love this book.

    And right now ? : The cider house rules still is such an important book for me really so i pretty much could also answer that but lately i have developed a soft spot for Childhood's end by Clarke.

    Here you go.
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  4. #94
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico Olvia View Post
    lately i have developed a soft spot for Childhood's end by Clarke.
    Awesome book.
    Pull List; seems to be too long to fit in my sig...

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    Right now its Star Wars: Darth Plagueis by James Luceno.

    Anyone here read it?

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    Indiana's chewy caramel center.


    Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)

    I am that kind of person, and I'm exactly as terrible as you would assume.
    But it's still a great book.

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    Sea Wolf by Jack London.
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    Ten Little Indians - Agatha Christie

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    I love this thread. Here's my contribution.

    Sherlock Holmes (entire collection) - I have never had more fun reading than when I read Sherlock Holmes.
    Persepolis - My heart opened up to a people I did not know much about. Other books on Iran seem to portray them all as terrorists.
    Dreams From My Father - It is so well written and moving. Reminds me a little about the relationship I have with my own father.

    I just began to take reading seriously so I know this list will grow. Right now, I'm reading Team of Rivals and Lovecraft Tales. Plus, I'm getting into the classics. I have high expectations for them all.
    Reading: Batman, Wonder Woman, American Vampire, The Walking Dead, Ghostbusters, Transformers
    Considering: Swamp Thing, Animal Man

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    The Baxter Building (The 34th story, to be precise.)


    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
    Carrie by Stephen King (Everybody knows the 'book was better than the movie' cliche, but seriously...the book's ending sequence blows the movie's out of the water, into orbit, and several light years away(!!).)
    Fantastic Four: Countdown To Chaos by Pierce Askegren (Of all F4 novels I've read, this is my most preferred, but admittingly because my favorite member had an all-out awesome MacGyver-esque part that took about a quarter-third of the book or so.)
    everything Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Pet Sematary by Stephen King
    Remembering Buddy by John Goldrosen and John Beecher (If you ever read one, JUST ONE rock 'n roller biography, make it this one.)
    Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
    The Thief of Always by Clive Barker
    "Honore et amore" - Richards Family Motto

    The Fantastic Cometh!

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    My fav book is probably Ham On Rye by Bukowski.
    followed by, in no particular order, well, some order....Chump Change by Dan Fante, Catcher in the Rye by Salinger, the Sexus, Nexus, Plexus trilogy by Henry Miller...

    also Hollywood, Factotum, Post Office and Women by Bukowski.
    Spitting off Tall Buildings by Dan Fante.
    Tropic of Capricorn(I couldn't get into ToCancer, didn't finish it)
    Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick. Possibly 3 Stigmata of Palmer Elderitch too, although my memory is dim on that one, it being so long ago that I read it.
    American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.
    Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, Filth was very good too, I love all of his books, Porno was pretty good too, but y'know, not as mindblowing as TS. Still have to finish Glue.
    Fear and Loathing by Hunter S Thompson
    Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Junior
    On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
    Neil Cassaday's unfinished novel The First Third has always been a fav read as well, read it many times.
    Wasp Factory by Ian Banks.
    Junkie by William Burroughs.
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien.
    The Witches by Roald Dahl.
    A Billion for Boris by Mary Rodgers.
    John Barleycorn by Jack London.
    The Dice Man Luke Rhinehart
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  12. #102
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    Sophie's Choice by William Styron.... anyone?

    I wouldn't say its the best book I ever read, but it is definitely one of those that left a lasting impression on me through some really strong writing.

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    I have three that I go back and forth with:

    Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
    1984 by George Orwell
    East of Eden by John Steinbeck
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    Stoner by John Williams

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    My favourite fiction books are:
    Slaughterhouse Five, for the way that Vonnegut plays with time
    Catch-22, for the absurdity of the characters and their situations


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