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OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#1 » by Iamphilhughes » Fri Jun 1, 2012 11:30 pm

Hey everyone, I'm looking to find a good book but I don't know where to start. I've asked some friends but wasn't too pleased with their suggestions. Im not a huge fan of biographies and non-fiction, so keep that in mind. Some books I've enjoyed: catcher in the Rye, 1984, Choke, Hunger Games series (slightly embarrassing), A song of fire and ice series. Thanks.
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Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#2 » by NySpartan4 » Fri Jun 1, 2012 11:36 pm

I love Catcher in the rye myself! Since you like Catcher in the rye, I recommend you to read - One flew over cuckoo's nest. Great book.

Any of Jodi Picoult is pretty good if you wanna find out where you stand with your beliefs (not religious beliefs). My recommendation..start with My Sister's Keeper. A book along the lines of My Sister's Keeper is Handmaid's Tale.

I haven't read anything good in a while so I'll be lurking on this thread to find out what some of the other posters recommend.
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Post#3 » by drtran117 » Fri Jun 1, 2012 11:37 pm

The Three Musketeers trilogy and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#4 » by ComboGuardCity » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:01 am

Harry. Potter.
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Post#5 » by Subway Token » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:18 am

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Post#6 » by kosmovitelli » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:19 am

If you liked Catcher in the Rye then I would suggest John Fante's Ask the dust. I can guarantee you will love it.
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Post#7 » by Subway Token » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:20 am

But seriously,

1984, Farenheight 451 are both some of my favs
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Post#8 » by Starks » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:23 am

I read 2 Gillian Flynn books recently, "Dark Places" and "Sharp Objects". Those are really good, well written. If you like thrillers, I recommend them.

"Therapy" by Sebastian Fitzek, a german author, is also a good choice.
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Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#9 » by Knicksfan20 » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:25 am

pretty much anything by James Patterson.

are there any good assassin books or Ninja books that any one knows of?
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Post#10 » by AllanHoustonFan » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:30 am

Read the book all the bitches read these days: 50 Shades of Grey
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OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#11 » by ComboGuardCity » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:32 am

Knicksfan20 wrote:pretty much anything by James Patterson.

are there any good assassin books or Ninja books that any one knows of?

Bourne series.
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Post#13 » by cbjackson7 » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:33 am

I tend to only enjoy fiction books as well, but the best book I have read in a long time is Lone Survivor by Marcus Latrell. If you appreciate Navy SEALs then this book will blow your mind.
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Post#14 » by Appleshampoo » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:37 am

One Flew Over the Coo Coo's Nest would be a great for you if you liked 1984. Catch 22 is one of my personal favorites, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, too.
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Post#15 » by DE FENSE » Sat Jun 2, 2012 12:40 am

If you liked Choke, you might like Survivor, also by Palahniuk. Invisible Monsters is great as well.

I would also recommend novels by Bret Easton Ellis, such as American Psycho, Glamorama, Rules Of Attraction, etc.
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Post#16 » by mrpoetryNmotion » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:15 am

If you're into inventive short stories try reading George Saunders' In Persuasion Nation.

Other than that, it depends on what topics you're into, or could be into. You obviously have your classics that everyone here will probably cite eventually. Heck, I found rereading The Illiad and The Odyssey to be one of the better decisions of my summer so far.
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Post#17 » by knicksh20b » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:20 am

Ender's Game for science fiction. Even if you're not into science fiction, I think you'll enjoy this book a lot, anyway.
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Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#18 » by moocow007 » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:27 am

Dante's Trilogy...Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Greatest work of literature of all time.
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Re: OT: Book recommendations- need help findng a good book 

Post#19 » by mrpoetryNmotion » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:34 am

moocow007 wrote:Dante's Trilogy...Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. Greatest work of literature of all time.


+1 Though it's debatable with Homer's works, maybe.

Lolita is also a good novel off the top of my head by Nabokov. The Road by Cormac McCarthy is good if you're into the post-apocalyptic setting.

I also know a lot of contemporary poetry if anyone is interested, though probably not.
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Post#20 » by johnnywishbone » Sat Jun 2, 2012 1:36 am

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