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« on: 22/01/2010, 12:17 PM »

You guys may remember this old thread I started.

It's one I have gone back to often to check names of books recommended by you lot.

SO I decided to start a new one with a more meaningful title.

If you want to recommend a book or book series, please do so here.
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« Reply #16 on: 22/01/2010, 08:28 PM »

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.


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« Reply #17 on: 22/01/2010, 08:40 PM »

lolita, vladimir nabokov

war and peace, tolstoy Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: 22/01/2010, 09:02 PM »

The Stainless Steel Rat stuff by Harry Harrison (+ all Harry Harrison - Deathworld for the win, 3 decades of writing, 8 great books plus 4 I don't know, kinda sci-fi crime comedy gold.

+1 for making me remember these books, when I googled for the speelin I learned from a wikipedia entry that I haven't, 'cause I didn't know it, read the last four books published in the ninties Cool
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« Reply #19 on: 22/01/2010, 09:30 PM »

Anything Terry Pratchett.
The Inquisition War Trilogy - Ian Watson (WH40K novels - very good indeed)
Artemis Fowl  - Eoin Colfer
Everybody's recommending it - so if you haven't read Feist, do so. NOW.

Despite them being rather childish, the Redwall books are great. Same goes for the Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence.

For anybody loving fantasy, I recommend some Forgotten Realms books - War of the Spider Queen sextet and the Avatar Trilogy in particular. Anything by Richard Lee Byers is usually good as well.

Another childish pick - The Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell.
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« Reply #20 on: 22/01/2010, 09:35 PM »

i feel so at home..
uhh.. melanie rawn..
the night watch, i dont know who its by..
and lee child.
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« Reply #21 on: 23/01/2010, 06:04 PM »

Where's Wally...I find it to be an insightful look into modern stereotypes and animal porn.

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« Reply #22 on: 23/01/2010, 06:14 PM »

Livestock Quarterly

More of a magazine than a book, but still a good read.

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« Reply #23 on: 23/01/2010, 06:50 PM »

I just finished reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer before Xmas, good Sci-fi without being over the top. The sunset warrior by Eric Van Lustbader is another good read, subterranean future world type stuff.

Another vote for Hitchhikers, awesome read by a brilliant author, RIP. Some of his other books books are great as well, Long dark tea-time of the soul, and Dirk Gentley are worth a look.

Bernard Cornwall goes without saying although I have not read any of the Sharpe series yet.
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« Reply #24 on: 23/01/2010, 06:53 PM »

The Pellinor series by Alison Croggan, very good book better than wot i think.

The Second Sons series by Jennifer Fallon are awesome pretty awesome, i enjoy them very much.

The Night Angel trilogy by brent weeks, if u like assassins then u'll luv this series, best fantasy series out there with assassins, even though they called wetboys in this trilogy Smiley

Bernard Cornwell, great writer, the sharpe series is awesome andso his medieval stufff, he  must read

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« Reply #25 on: 23/01/2010, 07:30 PM »

Books by Stephen E. Ambrose (He wrote BoB)
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« Reply #26 on: 23/01/2010, 08:23 PM »

Livestock Quarterly

More of a magazine than a book, but still a good read.

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ROFL..Norton loves Livestock quarterly +1

To Spongey..Eric van Lustbader can write huh? his ninja stuff is great..check out the sci fi books he now writes mentioned in my previous post here Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: 24/01/2010, 05:50 AM »

I've read and enjoyed a lot of the books already recommended here, so I won't re-hash... except to say that 1984 (recommended by jemima) is perhaps one of the best books ever written...

For those of you who enjoy historial books, a fascinating insight to the background and goings on of the American Revolutionary War is titled "1776" by David McCullough, another one is "The Drillmaster of Valley Forge" by Paul Lockhart which is a historial look at the impact of The Baron De Steuben on training and disciplining the American Colonial Army.

Another non-fiction series you techos may be interested in is "The Art of Deception" by Kevin Mitnick (yes, the famous hacker) about how Social Engineering works and how IT Technical and Security staff can help companies in training staff against the use of this method of gaining information.  Also interesting are "The FBI" by Ronald Kessler and "The Shadow Factory" by James Bamford which give fascinating insight into the inner workings of both the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency in America.  If you're interested in learning the truth about digital surveilance and the U.S. 'Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act' they give a great deal of very, very scary information.

I don't read a great deal of fiction, but a book I read as a teenager and have read a few times again since, and certainly one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read is "Code Blue - Emergency" by David White, it's about a multi-species medical facility and the journey of one alien from a medical genius on her homeworld to just "one of the guys" in this new environment and what she does to combat it.
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« Reply #28 on: 24/01/2010, 09:12 AM »

i cried at the end of 1984 Sad
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« Reply #29 on: 24/01/2010, 09:46 AM »

lol 1984 ain't allowed in europe for another 8 years and in the u.s. for another 22
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« Reply #30 on: 24/01/2010, 10:47 AM »

lol 1984 ain't allowed in europe for another 8 years and in the u.s. for another 22

Prob cause its a blueprint of whats happening over there now (esp after Sept 11).
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