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Recommend a book.

Postby JOJ650s » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:15 pm

Here we recommend books! Or ask what is a good book. :)

There are many ways to do this,
One is you can ask some one to recommend a book to you.
Like this,

"I am looking for a cool book with knights, action, and fantasy."

Or you can just flat out ask for a good book to read.
Another good way to ask, is to say what books you like, and some can recommend a book like it.

If your recommending a book you can flat out say a book you liked or say something like this,

"Black is a good book if you like, action, real life with fantasy, and so on."

Well you can recommend or ask any way you like, I was just giving suggestions.

So.... any one know a good book?
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby ccgr » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:42 pm

The Bible :D

I also recommend The Lord of the Rings series, Twilight series, Narnia series and Hitchiker's Guide to the Universe (funny!)

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Chozon1 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:43 pm

The Firebird series. Entirely under sung Christian Sci-Fi. Just got reprinted in an annotated collectors edition.

Probably my favorite book series ever. Even more (though just slightly), than LOTR. And I have risked a kidney defending LOTR.

Anyone know what the best video-game related book series is? I saw the Halo books at Borders, but wasn't certain if they were worth reading.
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:55 pm

I really liked the Republic Commando books...

And the Mass Effect books ain't terrible either.


As for any general recommendations, I highly recommend H.P. Lovecraft for anyone looking for good horror. Also good are Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Clive Barker.


Science fiction, I highly recommend Arthur C. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, anything by Asimov, and of course Phillip K. Dick. Dune is also a great read, but very dense.



I am looking for good science fiction books, and I've been meaning to check out the Sookie Stackhouse series at some point. Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Orodrist » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:40 am

I second HP Lovecraft.

And then I laugh at everything everyone else has posted <_<

Go read Plato's Dialogues, Aristotle's Poetics, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, some Kierkegaard, some Camus, some Nietzsche, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Machen's Great God Pan. I could go on, but I'll not inconvenience the pixels.
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby JOJ650s » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:09 pm

The Bible :D
Hahaha, great idea, I really should read my Bible more.

Oh by the way,
My brother has the first three Halo books, there good.
I even have some friends who have Halo books too.

I should recommend some books to. :think:

"Black" is great, it's the first book of a trilogy.
The books in the trilogy are, Black, Red, and White. Great books.
(Well, I did not finish Red yet... and had not started White... :think: )
(I need to barrow those books again.)
These have a lot of action, and are just awesome books!

A pretty good book is "Sir Gibbie." (Some of it was boring though.)
This is a pretty slow going book too. Still a great read.

Another good book is "The Shepherd Castle" which is after "Sir Gibbie."
This has a little bit of mystery, A dark secrets, and is a great book.

A another good one is "The Giver"

The Hobbit is a great book, but I am guessing every one heard of it. :mrgreen:

Well, I will check some of these books.
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby TripExistence » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:49 pm

And then I laugh at everything everyone else has posted <_<
For the most part...yeah. To be honest though, as much as I love reading something like Camus, there's a ridiculous soft spot in me for well-written YA fiction.

A friend of mine forced me to read one of the Halo books several years ago (I was 12) and I loved it. So, I cautiously recommend Eric Nylund's authorship, if you're into that kind of thing.

As I will with any thread that crops up like this, I can't recommend Markus Zusak enough, especially The Book Thief. I heartily enjoyed I Am the Messenger, but it seems the former is the clear favorite.

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Chozon1 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:15 pm

You guys are punks. That is all.
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Bruce_Campbell » Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:25 pm

Twilight series
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Go read Plato's Dialogues, Aristotle's Poetics, The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, some Kierkegaard, some Camus, some Nietzsche, Kafka's Metamorphosis, Machen's Great God Pan.
oh dude you are so deep

Anyhoo, I'd recommend just about anything in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. My favorite two books of his are Small Gods and Interesting Times, although Guards! Guards! is fantastic too.
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Iccelerox » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:08 pm

The Dark Sea Annals series by Wane Thomas Batson is really cool.........
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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby DollFaceKilla » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:20 pm

Enchantment by Orson Scott Card - my favorite book ever!!

Anything by Orson Scott Card really. He has a great set of books called "Women of Genesis" that tells the story from the woman's point of view. They are called Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel and Leah.

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby 2bRnot2bme » Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:50 am

LOL, You really want my recommendeds list?? Considering I'm a voracious reader and used to be a bookseller that supported my habit, I'm not sure it's entirely possible. I'll do my best, but it will have to come in chunks as I recall them.

My Top Favorites (not necessarily in order):

1) MYST book series-Myst:The Book of Atrus, Myst:The Book of D'ni, Myst: The Book of Ti'Ana by Robyn Miller;
an awesome supplement to the game series. After you'll read these, you'll want to play the games again so you can really understand them this time around. These are the most treasured books in my library.

2)Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - an amazingly prophetic fiction story about the perils of socialism on a society, after reading this, you will know where the US is heading in it's current fall. It is long, but well worth the time.

3)Dame Frevisse 'Tales', by Margaret Frazer - a mystery series set around 1400's, following the adventures of a Benedictine nun who has the knack to solve almost any crime. Frazer also writes a spin-off "A Play of _____" series about the bard/player Joliffe, from the Dame Frevisse series, also very good.

4)The Scrapbook Mystery series by Laura Childs - set in post-Katrina New Orleans, a scrapbook shop owner solving crimes in the French Quarter with her sidekick and best friend Ava, the voodoo (snake oil sales, she doesn't really believe it) shop owner.

5)Resolution for Men - companion book to the Courageous movie, fantastic book for men. Very influential. Encourages men to go beyond doing just 'good enough' for their families, to trying to be their best before God, their wives, their children.

6)A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George - I find this the ultimate how-to for being the helper God want women to be for their families and keeper of children and the household. Not so much about being a submissive wife as it is about being the most influential and trusted adviser to your husband and children, and how to place your priorities to keep a peaceful household.

7)Dragonlance series, started by Weiss & Hickman - a HUGE series, and continued by various authors, a great treat for those who like D&D type fantasy, you will LOVE the World of Krynn. I still haven't finished this series and am 10 years behind. Start at the beginning and go in order of publication so you don't get lost.

There's a start for you. I have a busy day ahead,but I'll be back with more as I recall them.

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Deepfreeze32 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:51 pm

2)Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand - an amazingly prophetic fiction story about the perils of socialism on a society, after reading this, you will know where the US is heading in it's current fall. It is long, but well worth the time.
I could not finish that book. I read three chapters, and determined that it was the most-overwritten book I've ever seen. XD

Promptly stopped altogether after reading up on objectivism. :P

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby 2bRnot2bme » Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:28 pm

I could not finish that book. I read three chapters, and determined that it was the most-overwritten book I've ever seen. XD

Promptly stopped altogether after reading up on objectivism. :P
My son didn't even dare to start the book. The movie, part 1, was excellent, without all the fluff. I recommend it, if you can't bring yourself to finish the book.

Atlas Shrugged wasn't about objectivism , as much as it was about socialism's tendency to strangle a society into poverty. When the value of man's work is made less by the fruits of his labor being taken away and given to another without his consent, the man's desire to produce anything of value from then on, deteriorates. If a man's work is devalued by being deemed no more or less important than the lesser fruits of a lazy man, he also has no wish to continue doing his best. In both scenarios, society suffers. When capitalism is allowed to run it's course, then man produces a higher quality product and keeps his desire to compete and produce in order to go 'up'. The weak links in society are fleshed out, and the economy flourishes. Better producers, better products, better economy, more top jobs in quality companies.
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In the case of Atlas Shrugged, the top thinkers and do-ers of society are crippled by over-regulation. As more of the government takes over industry, and tries to 'spread the wealth', the more the 'producers' of society disappear, oft times taking their entire companies, goods, patents/inventions, etc with them. They leave the 'takers'/welfare state, to flounder on their own. The producers go and create their own society, where everything is attained by the work of your own hands, or traded value for value. Every man has a self worth and nothing is taken for free.

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Re: Recommend a book.

Postby Syksy » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:44 pm

Douglas Adams' original book Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. The first book is hilarious, the later ones in the series are well... good, but not as epic as the first one.

I'd also thumbs up Bruce's suggestion to go for the Discworld series, Terry Prachett's humor is great!


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