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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:58 pm

recommend me some books!

my favs include: I hope they serve beer in hell
enders game (and some of the series
guns, germs, and steel

what are your favorites too...
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:12 pm

Books by:

Jack Higgins(He wrote 'The eagle has landed')
Antony Beevor(Wrote Stalingrad and Berlin)
Stephen Ambrose(Wrote Band Of Brothers and other similar books)
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:24 pm

the hitchhikers guide to the galexy series and backyard ballistics
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Unread postAuthor: demilus » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:20 pm

I loved that book ender's game. I read the whole series.
I also liked "Prey" by Michael Crichton, it was one of the best books I've ever read.
"Quicksilver" by I think its a Tom Clancy book. Not too sure.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:44 pm

demilus wrote:I loved that book ender's game. I read the whole series.
I also liked "Prey" by Michael Crichton, it was one of the best books I've ever read.
"Quicksilver" by I think its a Tom Clancy book. Not too sure.


ahh how could i forget Michael Crichton timeline and sphere where good from him also
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Unread postAuthor: imjustpk » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:45 pm

I found that "War of the Worlds" was very unique and intriguing
It was also pretty far ahead of it's time in my opinion
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:50 pm

im reading Needfull Thingss by Stephen King. realy good
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:34 pm

Backyard Ballistics sucks...

Anywho....

Fantasy:
A Song of Ice and Fire series:
A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
Together they are about 4k pages I think

Lord of the Rings is alright, or the Hobbit for light reading

Sci-Fi
Otherland Series:
City of Golden Shadow
River of Blue Fire
Mountain of Black Glass
Sea of Silver Light
3,500 pages?

Dune:
A whole bunch of em! Probably 12,000+ pages

Fiction:
The Life of Pi (350ish pages)
Night (Great book, really short, 100 pages or so)
Rainmaker (600 pages?)
The Firm (250?)

That is it for now. Not sure what kind of books you like, how long, series, etc.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:57 pm

read INTO THIN AIR its about some guys that climb MT everest and just about everything goes wrong. Its a really good book.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:12 pm

"Blue Gold" and "Black Wind" by clive cussler.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:20 pm

The Stand, From a Buick Eight (I know, Steven King :P)


Salt: A world history (don't knock it 'till you've read it) The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Nineteen Eighty-Four (the classic), Fahrenheit 451 (savor the irony of reading it on paper), The Alphabet of Manliness, Ghost Ships, and Internal Fire: the history of the internal combustion engine 1673-1900 (good luck finding it)


And I agree, Backyard ballistics sucks. And I thought it was Da crap when I first read it :P
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:31 pm

hmmmm, try... lord of the flies, i found it pretty intersting. its about a band of children trapped on an island trying to survive.

oh and yes i also have backyard ballistics..... as "spudmonster" stated it was sweet when i got it but now it, sucks
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:39 pm

Backyard Ballistics sucks...



backyard balistics is a great begginer book and realy what got me into spudding in the first place. sure its a bit basic now that i look back at it but i think it needs to be basic so people have a place to start

also A Sound Of Thunder is a great sci fi short storie
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:46 pm

I spent 20 mins trying to find this online for you scifi guys:
http://www.oberwinkler.net/isaac-asimov-the-last-question/
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:32 pm

Patriot Games by Tom Clancy,it has some really slow parts but overall its pretty good.
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