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Postby Canacuna » Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:45 pm

I'll be starting 'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov this weekend. My buddy says it's good stuff. We'll see.

I totally forgot about 'The Alphabet of Manliness'... that'll definitely be the next one I read.
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Postby houstonherdfan » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:34 am

Any of the Harry Potter books. Easy reading and entertaining.

also if you are into computers find any of the 3-4 books by John Sanford where the main charactor is Kidd.

Like Sci-fi. Pick up a Robert Heinlein.


If you liked the show JAG, There is an author Brain Haig (Yes the General's son) who writes about a JAG officer similar to Harmon Rabb's character.

If you like Mysteries anything by J.A. Jance.

If you like quick short reading the is a series about the end of the world as we know it and rebuilding by a group of law and order types (that also seem to believe in don't bother me or mine and I won't bother you and long as you don't hurt others). It is called the Ashes series. Written by William Johnston.
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Postby LionsTim » Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:51 am

Breakfast of Champions or Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Life of Pi by Yan Martel.

Three of my favorites.
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Postby moonhead » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:04 am

the electric kool-aid acid test by tom wolfe is an awesome read. i highly recommend it. :-D
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Postby citybirds27 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:51 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:I'm looking to get a new book to read during the days while my wife is at work. Any good suggestions?


The Da Vinci Code :-b

moonhead wrote:read? that's for suckers. just wait for the movies to come out.


That takes atleast 2 years :-t
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Postby maddog60 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:34 pm

GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

much better than the DaVinci Code.


Lies! DaVinci Code is much superior. Angels and Demons was way too standard and predictable for the majority of the plot. There are hundreds of books with the same basic plot outline. Then again, the prevailing theory seems to be whichever book you read first you like better.

I would really reccommend The Game of Thrones Not just because the book is fantastic, but because its the first of a series currently of four books, which comprise what is turning into one of the best stories I've ever read.
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Postby CC » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:39 pm

maddog60 wrote:
GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

much better than the DaVinci Code.


Lies! DaVinci Code is much superior. Angels and Demons was way too standard and predictable for the majority of the plot. There are hundreds of books with the same basic plot outline. Then again, the prevailing theory seems to be whichever book you read first you like better.

I would really reccommend The Game of Thrones Not just because the book is fantastic, but because its the first of a series currently of four books, which comprise what is turning into one of the best stories I've ever read.


Da Vinci is way better, it beats Angels & Demons just because of that one stupid part...

*SPOILER*

...when he jumps out of the plane. That was the wackest shit ever.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Sat Jun 10, 2006 6:48 pm

I don't read books. Who has the time anymore?
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Postby DelhommesFan1 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:26 pm

i dont read much other than hunting/fishing mags and fantasy football mags...but when my lady friend and I go to the beach for vacation Ill read a book or two. I have grown fond of Michael Connely. If your are ever in the mood for a good a criminal mystery...hes a good and easy read
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Postby disgruntledjetsfan » Sun Jun 11, 2006 2:33 pm

WickedSmaat wrote:
disgruntledjetsfan wrote:What kind of books do you like to read? I have a few I can suggest...


Anything interesting. I'd like a book that can hook me and I won't be able to put it down until I finish reading it. I like non-fiction usually but I like a good fiction story too.



Sorry completely forgot about this thread.


Anyways, here are a few suggestions:

Personally I like John Grisham books a lot: I'd go with The Firm, the most recent one I've read. It hooked me in quite well, and was definitely one that I had a tough time putting down until I was done.

I also liked the Testament, and am about to start the Broker.


I'm sure this has been suggested, but I would read Angels and Demons, by Dan Brown, if you haven't done so yet. An unbelievable book IMO that really hooks you in and has a great ending.



Those are just some suggestions ;-D
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