Best Book & Authors Ever

Created by Lumatrix on Jan 29, 2013

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The Bible

LOTR

A Clockwork Orange

Any Stephen King Book

Any Dickens Book

Stormie Omartian Books

Frankenstein Series - Dean Koontz

Narnia - CS Lewis

1984

A Brand New World

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#1 Jan 29, 2013
I just thought I'd start a 'Book Club' type thread. Any readers out there? Want to talk books? News articles, magazines, reviews etc...too, anything you like to read really :D

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#2 Jan 29, 2013
I just want to add that there weren't enough poll options for all the books and authors I love. Biographies, Jackie Collins, Anne Rice, Marian Keyes, Virginia Andrews and many many more.

Here's a funny article about a man who married his dog?
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/photos/man-mar...
60s chic

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#3 Jan 29, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
I just want to add that there weren't enough poll options for all the books and authors I love. Biographies, Jackie Collins, Anne Rice, Marian Keyes, Virginia Andrews and many many more.
Here's a funny article about a man who married his dog?
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/photos/man-mar...
Married his dog? Geez, what next. Seriously, there's nothing wrong with being devoted to your pet, but I have this uncomfortable feeling about anyone who would go as far as to "marry" their pet. Anyway, this is just one of many of my favorite books - The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Allison Weir. In fact, I love anything to do with history.

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#4 Jan 29, 2013
Lol...funny bloke...

I haven't read that book but would like to. Bryce Courtnay is a good author for Australian History, mingled with fiction though. Have you seen The Tudors? Very good show if you like Henry Vlll, JRM plays the King.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758790/

I love History as well, I should have added Non-Fiction to the list. Also movies and shows based on books.

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#5 Jan 29, 2013
Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach

Short but well worth the time

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#6 Jan 29, 2013
Stephen King's latest short story, "Guns" is an excellent read.

Any of his books are at the top of my list.

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#7 Jan 29, 2013
I read it twice but it's just very well written.
American Prometheus by Kia Bird and Martin Sherwin.

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#8 Jan 29, 2013
Lee Child and his character Jack Reacher will get you hooked. Also W>E>B> Grifith has a great series on the Army and the Marines. He starts with characters and takes them through their full career

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#9 Jan 29, 2013
A Clockwork Orange!!! <squirrels head spins around her shoulders like in OMEN>No way!! Are you serious?!?!

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#10 Jan 29, 2013
And as for LOTR, Tolkien did a beautiful job and I think the fact that he was both enamoured with his countries lack of history and detail for language really filters through the piece. He did a splendid job of making a bond between the characters in so few pages as well, great selection of words. I thought it was lovely.

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#11 Jan 29, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
And as for LOTR, Tolkien did a beautiful job and I think the fact that he was both enamoured with his countries lack of history and detail for language really filters through the piece. He did a splendid job of making a bond between the characters in so few pages as well, great selection of words. I thought it was lovely.
The Dune series was fantastic too

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#12 Jan 29, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
And as for LOTR, Tolkien did a beautiful job and I think the fact that he was both enamoured with his countries lack of history and detail for language really filters through the piece. He did a splendid job of making a bond between the characters in so few pages as well, great selection of words. I thought it was lovely.
The Hobbit and the trilogy were real good, however, the followup was dreadful. The Silmarrilion had too many characters introduced too quickly and made it extremely difficult to follow, or allow one to slip into the story line without a guidebook.

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#13 Jan 29, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>The Dune series was fantastic too
The first couple of books in the series were fantastic, I think he needed to stop at that point, kinda like movie sequels. They ruin a good thing by dragging it on and on and on.

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#14 Jan 29, 2013
Try the William Johnston Ashes series. Very good after the disaster sci fi. Again, he wrote too many sequels though and started getting very strange plot lines.

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#15 Jan 29, 2013
Robert Heinlein wrote many good book too
Stranger in a strange land
Past thru tomorrow
Time enough for love
Moon is a harsh mistress
Methuselahs children

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#16 Jan 29, 2013
Louis L'Amour
The Lonesome Gods is an excellent western

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#17 Jan 29, 2013
It's not for everybody, but T.B. Pawlicki's "How to Build a Flying Saucer: And Other Proposals in Speculative Engineerings" is extremely informative and cerebral in its content.

HH would like it.

http://www.amazon.com/How-Build-Flying-Saucer...

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#19 Jan 30, 2013
Denny Crain wrote:
<quoted text>The Dune series was fantastic too
I agree! They were great then he just completely went everywhere at the same time. I think his universe got to big for him or "Godly." lol

The son tried to write some books about Dune but it definately didn't work, at least for me it didn't.

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#20 Jan 30, 2013
Sure... drive the nuttys more bonkers with string theory. That's great advice! You think you know something now, wait until you find out your wearing your underwear on your head all this time...

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#21 Jan 30, 2013
I recently read Justin Cronin's "The Passage" and "The Twelve", and one of my all time favorites is King's "The Stand", it you like post apocolyptic fiction.

Harlan Coben's books about his character Myron Bolitar, and Myron's best friend and partner Win, are fantastic. Good mysteries with a lot of humor thrown in. The dialogue between Myron and Win is fantastic. Coben also has some very good stand alone novels. Read him....you won't be sorry!!
http://www.harlancoben.com/

Great thread, Juicylu.

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