Favourite Books

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  1. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    This is a awesome book, but it's long and can get very dry!
    There is an incredible amount of knowledge stored in that book though. :thumbup:

    If you like similar books and this one is quite a bit less dry. Try 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. Though the funny thing is, many of those law contradict each other rofl. It's still a very entertaining read.
  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    I liked Tyson's book. It wasn't quite as rudimentary as the title would lead you to believe, and I like his occasional infusion of humor, even if it's a bit nerdy at times............but I'll try to remember to check out Greene's book.
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  3. Khartun

    Khartun AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
    First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie
    The standalone books by Joe Abercrombie in the First Law world.
    The Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
    The Stand by Stephen King
    The Black Company by Glenn Cook
    Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
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  4. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Did you read 11/22/63 by King? I really enjoyed that book too. More than I thought I would.
  5. Khartun

    Khartun AmarilloCowboyFan

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    No, I haven't read that one yet. I'll bump it up my TBR pile.
  6. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Great book. A pretty cool hypothetical situation. What if..

    The miniseries wasn't bad either. But felt kind of rushed and they changed a few things from the book.
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  7. Big_D

    Big_D Well-Known Member

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    Here's a few favorites..

    Nikki Sixx - The Heroin Diaries
    The Frankenstein series - Dean Koontz
    The Passage Trilogy - Justin Kronin
    The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
    The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series
    The Sackett series - Louis L'amour

    and many more.
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  8. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    The Holy Bible!! I like both the King James and NIV translations.
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  9. Furboy

    Furboy Well-Known Member

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    Good choices
  10. YosemiteSam

    YosemiteSam Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Adding the time dynamic... Then building a crazy storyline around it. That book was way better than I figured when I first decided to read it.
  11. RodeoJake

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    Poe, Dickens, Upton Sinclair, Hemingway, but my absolute favorites are the Sherlock Holmes stories.
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  12. Roadtrip635

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    I don't read as much as I should or like to, but here's a few of my favorites.

    Trout Fishing In America - Richard Brautigan (it's not about fishing.....lol)
    On The Road - Jack Kerouac (enjoy all his stuff)
    Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - Hunter S Thompson (enjoy all his stuff)
    Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams (loved the series)
    Pretty much any Kurt Vonnegut
    Most of Charles Bukowski's stuff (some I didn't care for)
    Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance - Robert Pirsig
    Pretty much any Hemingway and Poe

    Stephen King and Tolkien, of course
    Love HP Lovecraft stuff
    Robert E Howard (Creator of Conan, also wrote a bunch of other short stories)
    Edgar Rice Burroughs (especially Tarzan and John Carter books)
    Michael Moorcock
  13. cowboyec

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    •Elvis-a life in music...by Ernst Jorgensen...chronicles Elvis' life thru his music...every recording session from Sun Records to his last recordings in '76@Graceland...best book ever written on the man....has great stories and amazing research.

    •Last Train To Memphis...by Peter Guralnick... in depth biography that chronicles Elvis' life from '35...thru his induction into the army.
    •Careless Love...the follow-up volume that covers the rest of Elvis' life from his time in the army thru his death in '77.
    Guralnick is a tremendous writer who does amazing research.

    •Tom Landry...an auto-biography...GREAT/MUST read.

    •Landry...The Man Inside by Bob St John..covers his early life thru the Super Bowl years...written in the late 70s.
    excellent read.

    •Dallas Cowboys-The First Twenty-Five Years...by Carlton Stowers...GREAT BOOK...excellent pictures and stories.

    •The Long Halloween...my favorite Batman Graphic Novel.
    •Batman Year One...GREAT story...very dark.
    •Batman...Court of Owls...best graphic from the new 52.
    •Hush...under-rated Batman graphic...beautiful artwork and a great story.
    •Batman Noel...a great re-telling of the Dickens classic...a great Batman/Joker story...stunning artwork.
  14. jsb357

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    Not really a reader as I can count the books I've read on two hands.

    But 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 are my favorites.

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