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    Posted on 20:45:29 - 18/10/21 (1 year ago)
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    DCDark4 [2213930]

    Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park is good.
    Almost anything by Michael Crichton is worth a read; Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain,  Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Micro, etc. etc.
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    Posted on 04:07:21 - 19/10/21 (1 year ago)
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    DCDark4 [2213930]

    Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park is good.

    Mathematics [1631069]

    Almost anything by Michael Crichton is worth a read; Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Micro, etc. etc.
    I really enjoyed Sphere. And I agree, everything I've read by him is very good.
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    Posted on 21:50:09 - 20/10/21 (1 year ago)
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    xirion [2618808]

    Animal Farm - George Orwell.
    This book was an Amazing prod at communism, and I still find it one of my favorite required readings.

    The World's most dangerous Game (super good short story)

    A Separate Peace
    - John Knowles
    Really good book about coming of age. We read it in 11th grade, so I probably connect to it a bit differently than someone else, but I still think it's really good :)

    Number the stars - Lois Lowry
    Really good book about the Holocaust. Really shows how it was for people trying to escape the war as Jewish people.

    Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
    It's hard to explain, but it's a really depressing coming-of-age story in Afghanistan a long time ago

    The Giver - Also Lois Lowry
    This entire book series was SOOOO GOOD. It's a dystopia about memories, and how they're stored.

    Anthem - Ayn Rand.
    Really good book, but can be kind of hard to understand for anyone who's first language isn't english.

    Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut
    Also super good Dystopia

    Fyodor Dostoevsky (I know, someone else said this one, but) The Karamazov Brothers.

    Not a classic, but Ender's Game series was Extremely good to read (Then again, I find it good because it was my first hard book to read at about 8)

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    Naked And Afraid, but written a long time ago

    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Really boring, trust me. But the climax is extremely good.

    Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    I find it more fun as a teen currently, just because some of it is more relatable, but it's kind of hard to read at times.

    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    ONCE AGAIN. A DYSTOPIA. See a pattern in the books I like?

    Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    A classic. Nothing bad about it.

    I loved all of these books ^-^ I hope you will too!!!
    I love how almost all of these were required readings if you went to middle school and highschool in the U.S xD
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    Posted on 05:01:50 - 21/10/21 (1 year ago)
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    xirion [2618808]

    Animal Farm - George Orwell.
    This book was an Amazing prod at communism, and I still find it one of my favorite required readings.

    The World's most dangerous Game (super good short story)

    A Separate Peace
    - John Knowles
    Really good book about coming of age. We read it in 11th grade, so I probably connect to it a bit differently than someone else, but I still think it's really good :)

    Number the stars - Lois Lowry
    Really good book about the Holocaust. Really shows how it was for people trying to escape the war as Jewish people.

    Thousand Splendid Suns - Khaled Hosseini
    It's hard to explain, but it's a really depressing coming-of-age story in Afghanistan a long time ago

    The Giver - Also Lois Lowry
    This entire book series was SOOOO GOOD. It's a dystopia about memories, and how they're stored.

    Anthem - Ayn Rand.
    Really good book, but can be kind of hard to understand for anyone who's first language isn't english.

    Harrison Bergeron - Kurt Vonnegut
    Also super good Dystopia

    Fyodor Dostoevsky (I know, someone else said this one, but) The Karamazov Brothers.

    Not a classic, but Ender's Game series was Extremely good to read (Then again, I find it good because it was my first hard book to read at about 8)

    Lord of the Flies - William Golding
    Naked And Afraid, but written a long time ago

    The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Really boring, trust me. But the climax is extremely good.

    Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
    I find it more fun as a teen currently, just because some of it is more relatable, but it's kind of hard to read at times.

    Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury
    ONCE AGAIN. A DYSTOPIA. See a pattern in the books I like?

    Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    A classic. Nothing bad about it.

    I loved all of these books ^-^ I hope you will too!!!

    Ego [2325940]

    I love how almost all of these were required readings if you went to middle school and highschool in the U.S xD
    Lmao they are? Never required to read most of them, but they are available in our library (only required ones were F 451, Lord of the Flies, and Anthem)

    Besides, they require us to read the classics :p so they have to be somewhat good, right?
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    Posted on 19:52:42 - 11/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    JOBEEBOI [2691791]

    Hello. forum browsers!

    I'm looking for book suggestions. I have been in a reading mood lately - I'm on a Stephen King binge but want to prevent burnout by mixing it up a bit.

    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions! I wasn't exposed to a ton of classic or crucial literature in school, so I am open to both the regularly suggested novels as well as ones that are more niche. Take into consideration your interests; don't worry about fitting mine.
    Romance: 

    - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (I don't really know if I should add it into this category, because while some consider it romance, it is also a satire novel. You can find more info about the book here.)

    - Sylvester by Georgette Heyer (You can find a review here.)

    - The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer (More info about it here.)

    - Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (Again, I have doubts of adding it to the romance category. While the novel is a romantic one, it covers a lot of topics like social criticism, mental health issues and abusive relationships. You can find more info about it here.)

    - Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (More info about it can be found here.)

    Other non-romance good books:

    - Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (Kind of a comic novel, more info about it here.)

    - North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (Social novel, it's kind of an examination of class(?), you can kind more info about it here.)

    - Middlemarch by George Eliot (Historical fiction, social criticism novel. You can find more about it here.)

    - Bleak House by Charles Dickens (Fiction, social criticism. More info about it here.)

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    Posted on 19:54:14 - 11/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    DCDark4 [2213930]

    Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park is good.

    Mathematics [1631069]

    Almost anything by Michael Crichton is worth a read; Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Micro, etc. etc.
    I've heard a lot about Disclosure, what is it about? And on a scale from 1 to 10 how much would you recommend it?

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    Posted on 21:56:53 - 11/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    DCDark4 [2213930]

    Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park is good.

    Mathematics [1631069]

    Almost anything by Michael Crichton is worth a read; Jurassic Park, The Lost World, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain, Eaters of the Dead, Congo, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Micro, etc. etc.

    sohezG [2693966]

    I've heard a lot about Disclosure, what is it about? And on a scale from 1 to 10 how much would you recommend it?
    One of Crichton's corporate thrillers. From the back cover of the book:


    "An up-and-coming executive at the computer firm DigiCom, Tom Sanders is a man whose corporate future is certain. But after a closed-door meeting with his new boss—a woman who is his former lover and has been promoted to the position he expected to have—Sanders finds himself caught in a nightmarish web of deceit in which he is branded the villain.

    As Sanders scrambles to defend himself, he uncovers an electronic trail into the company’s secrets—and begins to grasp that a cynical and manipulative scheme has been devised to bring him down."



    Not a bad read if you are into thrillers. I liked it. Not on the same level as his more well known novels (e.g. Jurassic Park, Sphere, The Andromeda Strain), but still holds it's own at a 7 I think.
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    Posted on 13:39:16 - 13/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    I’m finding “Freedom from Fear” by David m. Kennedy a very fascinating read. If you like history.
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    Posted on 10:47:48 - 15/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    Terminator trilogy by S. M. Stirling . , Necroscope series by Brian lumley . Forgotten realms books by r.a. Salvatore , the crystal shard, streams of silver, the halflings gem. I can go on and on.
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    Posted on 17:19:19 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    Dune (Herbert), The other five books in the dune series, Enders Game (Orson Scott Card), I Robot (Asimov), The Book Thief (Marcus Zusak), The Odyessy (Emily Wilson’s translation is the best one)
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    Posted on 17:20:39 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    Borscht [2511009]

    All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
    And the sequels
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    Posted on 17:39:09 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    I heard ignorance is bliss is a good one
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    Posted on 17:53:14 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    the metro series by Dmitrij Gluchovskij the first and last books in the trilogy is so good
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    Posted on 18:08:25 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    I'm currently nearing the end of A Tale of Two Cities. 

    I must admit, unless the very end is a show-stopper, the book overall has been kind of a letdown. Very well written, but not amazing. I think I set my expectations too high.

     

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    Posted on 21:54:20 - 19/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    I second so many of these suggestions! But since I'm on a mood, I'll add an upvote for 100 years of solitude, and other books by the same author.

    Disciple of

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    Posted on 09:34:00 - 20/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    It's not everyone's cup of tea but if you like prison/crime related reads I highly recommend Gangster Redemption by Larry Lawton. He was once known as Americas most notorious jewel thief and he ended up getting caught and served time in prison. If you really want a true insight into prison life over the past 20-25 years that book is a must, in my opinion. He also has a series on YouTube where he talks about the stories he wrote about in his book.
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    Posted on 05:10:16 - 22/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    Orwell's Animal Farm, John Grisham's The Firm and Rainmaker, and Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
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    Posted on 14:01:45 - 22/11/21 (1 year ago)
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    Harry turtle dove is a good author if you like historical stuff with a bit of a twist
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    Posted on 15:10:59 - 20/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    how about some science fiction?Starship troops- combined thoughts with entertainment.
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    Posted on 16:50:54 - 23/12/21 (1 year ago)
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    Desperate Characters by Paula Fox
    The Outsider by Colin Wilson
    The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
    The woman in the Window by A.J Finn
    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
    The Stranger by Albert Camus
    The house on mango street by Sandra cisneros
    Sleeping Beauty by Phillip Margolin
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