Recommend Books/Authors

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Recommend Books/Authors

Postby CircleBoy » March 26th, 2012, 11:27 pm

Terry Pratchett- I can only speak for the discworld series but pretty much every single one of them is fantastic. The baisic premise is the modern world viewed through a fantasy lense. In the start it's more fantasy but over time it tackles issues such as religious biggotry, advancing technology, multiculturalism etc.

The issues feel real because the world is so well detailed, but it stops short of being preachy because the books are so damn funny.

You can also start reading virtualy any book without reading the previous ones. Each character is introduced with enough detail to make a new reader familiar with them and jog the memory of a return customer.

Ok, everyone elses turn, otherwise jonny might close the forum :(
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby Griffin » March 26th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

A fantastic read, and extremely funny :)
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby Girgensons » March 26th, 2012, 11:42 pm

Whenever I inspect the content of the insides of a certain book, I must conclude that it contains too many letters. I blame the internet for this.

When I used to read fiction, I thought this - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Fred_Hoyle#Science_fiction - was pretty epic. His work just sucks you in and you can't stop reading.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby noj » March 27th, 2012, 12:10 am

Anything by Stephen King. Last two I read were Insomnia and The Tommyknockers, both good books.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby rolex » March 27th, 2012, 10:42 am

readin dis atm on page 4

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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby CircleBoy » March 27th, 2012, 10:43 am

jonnyynnoj wrote:Anything by Stephen King. Last two I read were Insomnia and The Tommyknockers, both good books.


Read the dark tower series?
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby noj » March 27th, 2012, 11:04 am

Not yet. Got the first 2 books at home though so I start reading them next.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby CircleBoy » March 27th, 2012, 11:10 am

First 3/4 books are really good, then it all goes to shit. GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN. Or just tell yourself they all die on the train (you'll know it when you get to it) and stop reading.

Or just read the whole thing w/e
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby Griffin » March 27th, 2012, 11:24 am

The Tommyknockers is a creepy book.

'It' Is a good read, as is 'Pet Sematary'.

I also enjoyed a couple of his more recent books - 'Cell' and 'Under the Dome'



I also enjoy Michael Crichton books.

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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby TT » March 27th, 2012, 4:29 pm

rolex wrote:readin dis atm on page 4

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Can't believe I found this here - it's just about the first book my mother ever read me as a youngster - think we still have the copy somewhere :)

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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby Cam_Sampbell » March 27th, 2012, 5:04 pm

My favourite books are The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby Aidan » March 27th, 2012, 5:25 pm

The great gatsby's the shittest book ever haha having to study it is absolutely soul destroying.


As per Rolex brilliant.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby deerhaunter94 » March 27th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Harry Potter series were great to read as a youngster, with books coming out pretty much the same year as I was in!
I like Stephen King and Terry Pratchett too, mostly because of my Dad who owns pretty much every book by them!

And other than the occasional autobiography, then I don't read anything else
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby George Best » March 30th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Henry Miller means more to me as a writer than pretty much any other author, musician or artist I've ever come across. Tropic of Cancer is as good a place to start as any.

In terms of more modern authors, I'm still madly in love with Jeanette Winterson.
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby greatmasfrost » March 30th, 2012, 4:40 pm

If you like sci-fi and futurism... Philip K. Dick, genius
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Re: Recommend Books/Authors

Postby <º)))< » April 1st, 2012, 7:41 pm

I recommend Wilt's serie, written by Tom Sharpe.

This books made me crying with laughter.

I also recommend two spanish writters, surely not as well known in UK as in Spain:

Ildefonso Falcones, and Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
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