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I was wondering if anyone out there has come across any good books to read lately and was looking for some input. I'm just looking for some fictional books or series of books to read to pass the time between classes, and thanks in advance. I'm open to all suggestions for the most part.
 

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Try some Stephen King, if a good laugh/scare is your thing. I recommend reading "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption". Yes, I know it's a movie, but the book is a bit different and you'll probably draw different mental images from the characters in the movie. I know I did.

If horror isn't your kick, try John Grisham. Legal thrillers, and damned good ones at that. Classic literature, such as The Illiad, The Odyssey, The Telltale Heart, and Dante's "Inferno" are great reads. I also recommend Geoffrey Chaucer's "Beowulf". All these books are recommended if you haven't read them, obviously.

Try the "Left Behind" series, a Christian prophecy-based series. It's only been out a few years and already sold something like 20 million copies worldwide. Very good reading...also try "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "Five Rings" by Miyamoto Miyashi, and "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli. Excellent reading, and very useful stuff...

If you wanna piss yourself laughing, try any of the compilations of The Onion. I don't know if you've ever read what these guys write, but it is frickin' hysterical. Very sarcastic and too often spot-on in their commentaries.

One last suggestion, if you like to read biographies, try picking up a copy of Sam Waltons' "Made in America" and Red McCombs' "The Red Zone". Two extraordinary stories of true-life American Joe-Sixpacks who made it big.

As you can tell, books are my forte and if you have any questions, pm me.

Good luck! :D :D
 

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I hear the "Sweet Valley High" series is great! :D
lmao!!! :lol :lol :lol :lol
 

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I was going to suggest the Da Vinci code followed by the Red Tent...then Sweet Valley HIgh or any of the Jean Auel books (porn in verbage, life can't get much better than that) :D
 

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Robert Ludlums Bourne Series kicks ass. Everyone of them is a top notch pick it up and read in one sitting read. *Warning* I aint fooling... ya better not have anything else to do if you pick one up.... There that good.

Also the Dirk Pitt series is exceptional... forgot who writes them but they follow his life. Very Good reads.
 

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"the great and secret show" and "everville" by clive barker.
he's my favorite author. they're parts 1 and 2 in the series.
sciene horror fiction. good shyte
 

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I have liked all the Michael Crichton books I have read; the recent ones were "Prey" and "Timeline," both of them very good ("Timeline" book was way better than the movie).

As was mentioned before, I would recommend "The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown. I would also recommend his other books: "Angels and Demons" (the first Robert Langdon book), "Deception Point," and "Digital Fortress."

John Grisham's books are also interesting and entertaining, althought the subject matter is way different than the first two authors I mentioned.
 

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I'd recommend the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It's an old classic, but the story offers a poignant glimpse into the human mind in terms of patience, revenge, and ultimate absolution. You won't be able to put it down once you get started, I guarantee it. Get the non-condensed, translated from the original's French version though...the quicky books they have out today just don't do the story justice.

Other books you might like is "Twenty Years Later", and "The Vicomte de Bragelonne", the second and third, respectively, installations of The Three Musketeers series. There were also written by Alexandre Dumas.

I'm a huge Alexandre Dumas fan :D

Other than that, if you want something light, but still interesting, try "Alfred Hitchcock, The Best of Mystery" which offers a compilation of some of the suspense master's best work.

Have fun!
 

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Any Patricia Cornwell, John Grisham or Jeffery Deaver book. Those are my favorite authors. The novels by these authors are the type you can't put down.
 

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blackhawk down - non-fiction, but really good.

tom clancy books that i've read
-hunt for red october (WWWAAAYYY better than the movie)
-rainbow six (excellent read. lots of action)
-cardinal of the kremlin (kind of a continuation of HFRO. EXCELLENT book. supposedly going to be the next movie)
-sum of all fears (working on it) (good so far)
 

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I was wondering if anyone out there has come across any good books to read lately and was looking for some input. I'm just looking for some fictional books or series of books to read to pass the time between classes, and thanks in advance. I'm open to all suggestions for the most part.
Take a walk and see the world instead of hiding your head in a book :) Just my opinion :)
 

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Greg Iles hasn't been mentioned yet(I don't think)
Definately read Spandeu Phoenix, ALL of his books are excellent.
Robert Ludlum as CH suggested also writes amazingly graphic content.
 

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Shadows in the Darkness by Joesph Wambaugh. Excellent true crime by an ex-LAPD Detective. The book is about a principal and teacher who kill a fellow teacher.
 

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Ghost Rider by Neil Peart (yep the drummer from Rush)

It details his life after having to deal with the death of both his daughter and wife in a 9 month timespan and how he came to terms with it by going on a 55k mile Motorcycle ride.
 

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Any book by Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club. I've been hooked on him ever since I read Survivor.

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Here's a short description of "Survivor" that I found on the net:

"The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage," according to the "been there, done that" wisdom of Tender Branson, last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult. At the opening of Chuck Palahniuk's hilariously unnerving second novel, Tender is cruising on autopilot, 39,000 feet up, dictating the whole of his life story into Flight 2039's "black box" in the final moments before crashing into the vast Australian outback."
 

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I'm a big fan of fantasy/sci-fi personally, so I'd suggest something like the "Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan. GREAT read...If you want some easier reads, try some David Eddings, Anne Rice (for fans of darker stuff), or Terry Goodkind. Just a few suggestions...Oh, and if you're into Arthurian legend and stuff, Mary Stewart's "Crystal Cave" series is good too--or any of the ones by Jack Whyte. Good reading to you--most people aren't intelligent enough to realize how important it really is...
 

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I'm a big fan of fantasy/sci-fi personally, so I'd suggest something like the "Wheel of Time" series by Robert Jordan. GREAT read...If you want some easier reads, try some David Eddings, Anne Rice (for fans of darker stuff), or Terry Goodkind. Just a few suggestions...Oh, and if you're into Arthurian legend and stuff, Mary Stewart's "Crystal Cave" series is good too--or any of the ones by Jack Whyte. Good reading to you--most people aren't intelligent enough to realize how important it really is...
Only read the wheel of time if you have about 6 months to dedicate to it. I think I quit reading it on book 10 of ???? Im not even sure how many more books there are to the series, but fucking come on.... how many 700 page novels can you cram into ONE FUCKING SERIES! I wish someone would just put an arrow through Rand al thor already and then the good guys can just lose.
Anyways, here is my selections for some good books.

George R.R. Martin's, A song of ice and fire series. Its a very very good read if you like this type of thing.
If you like fantasy (think lord of the rings) Then Terry Brooks, R.A. Salvatore, Stephen R Donaldson, Robert Goodkind are all very good authors.

If you like more realistic stuff then go for any of the "Jack Ryan" books by Tom Clancy, Hunt for red october, Rainbow six etc. Id recommend reading them in order, but if you dont want to then start with rainbow six, its full of action.
Nelson Demille also writes some rediculously good books. Charm School is great, so is the Lions Game.
Vince Flynn isnt the most popular author out there, but if you want something that will keep you interested you cant go wrong with him.
 
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