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    Thread created on 20:40:50 - 06/07/14
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    I think all of us did read books that made really great impression on us - no matter if novels or fact based and such.
    Fancy to share with us what is worth reading in your oppinion? ;)
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    Posted to on 05:36:54 - 07/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Michael Greenberg: Hurry down sunshine
    About his daughter's battle with bipolar disorder. It's not only about her struggle but also about his struggle how to handle the whole situation.
    Best interesting especially when you know someone with a bipolar disorder or another severe mental illness as well.
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    Posted to on 19:48:14 - 09/07/14 (3 month ago)
    Ok well, maybe I should have post mine in the first post (though I was expection bit more interest in this thread lol xD) 
    So fiction:
    My personal favourite is "The Good Soldier Svejk" by Jaroslav Hasek. Its a story about Svejk - the brave (but dumb) soldier. Funny thing is that while you read it - you are never 100% sure is Svejk really a moron (comision of doctors decided he is!) or is he just a good heart, yet bit dummy, wise guy who just tries to do his best to survive the WW I. In general, its a mix of absurd, comedy and anti war message. Hasek was a soldier during WW I, so some say that most of his characters are inspired by living people he did meet in his life ;)
    I did read this book few times, whenever Im in a mood, I just read it again - I think its worth it.

    From non-fiction:
    "The road to selfdorm" by Hayek. It dates back to 1944, but some of his concepts are like "wtf? How the hell he predicted it!?" Its pretty much a socialist-bashing publication, though (knowing that author is a noblist) it does make sense and its not only a hate speach. I must say, before reading it I was a socialist - really beliving one. After this lecture, and few others experiances I totally reviewed my oppionions.

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    Posted to on 22:53:51 - 09/07/14 (3 month ago)
    I'm surprised by the downrate!

    I find book recommendations so dependant on the taste of the reader that I don't do them, and anything widely liked, they usually know of anyway. 


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    Posted to on 03:51:35 - 13/07/14 (3 month ago)
    The Legend of Drizzt series by R.A Salvatore, the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Arabian Nights, those are the ones that most easily come to mind.  All fantasy, 1 d&d, 1 somewhat classic/early 1900's*not sure how to describe, 1 classic.
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    Posted to on 10:32:52 - 21/07/14 (2 month ago)
    Um, well I'm kinda new, but I much enjoyed Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five". I really liked the way it jumped around in time.

    Otherwise it's mainstream action and crime for me. Think James Patterson, Matthew Reilly, Chris Ryan, Dick Francis, etc :)
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    Posted to on 16:03:22 - 23/07/14 (2 month ago)
    Dean Koontz is generally a great author, but one in particular really stuck me. Amazing character work in the first "Odd Thomas" book. Only book I've read 3 times. The follow uos are not as good unfortunately. 
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    Posted to on 22:07:58 - 28/07/14 (2 month ago)
    Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.

    It's about a couple who produce a family of freaks for circus sideshow acts. 
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    Posted to on 13:21:47 - 10/08/14 (2 month ago)
    My brother Sam is dead by James and Christopher Collier was one of the best books I read ( civil war era). Diary a Novel by Chuck palahniuk was good though a bit graphic. Flowers for Algernon was amazing (Movie was one of the worst things I ever saw). Cellphone, It, and Cujo by Stephen King are good reads. The Giver was the 1st book assignment I ever had and it was amazing. The I Am Legend book destroyed the movie. Farenheit 451, The Running Man, Green Mile, Where the red fern grows (bawled like a baby), Old yeller, Jurrasic Park, and the Unfortunate Series of Events have been good experiences
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    Posted to on 15:15:24 - 19/08/14 (2 month ago)
    The series I am reading right now is the Lorien Legacies books by Pittacus Lore. I simply adore the way it is written, flicking back between different peoples adventures at the same time. I first got into the series after the film 'I am number four' was released, sadly due to the low demand they never created the following books as motion pictures and I decided I wanted to continue the story and switched to the books.

    It is a tale of an alien race that have come to earth to seek refuge from another alien race who decimate planets. Over time the good guys develop legacies and unfold the story of the two planets vendetta towards each other whilst being hunted and grouping together.

    I am not normally one to read, and if I do I normally stick to financial and economic journals. This book blew me away.

    I would reccommend this book to anyone who liked the film or follows Marvel or DC type stories/films.
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    Posted to on 15:44:07 - 22/09/14 (28 days ago)
    epic fantasy series i liked are 

    his dark materials by iorek byrnison
    game of thrones by george rr martin
    the wheel of time by robert jordan and brandon sanderson

    social sciences books i liked are 

    war, what is it good for by Ian Morris
    the better angels of our nature by steven pinker
     Smoke Signals by Martin A. Lees 
    Einstein by Walter Isaacson

    i enjoyed all these books... :) 



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    Posted to on 02:53:47 - 19/10/14 (1 days ago)
    I personally liked Night by Ellie wiezel. I am a history buff so the holocaust period is pretty interesting to me (as I am fascinated how Hitler was able to embed his power in order to execute the extreme although humans failed to notice the red-flags as a result of economic turmoil).