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Old 06-19-2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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I'm trying to put together a kind of summer reading list for myself. I have pretty much been reading biographies (Shultz, Einstein, Jack London) lately, and I'm thinking I want to shift to some fiction.

Any thoughts on some good fiction to read? (And I've already read all the Ayn Rand stuff, so don't mention Atlas Shrugged et al)

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what types of books are you into? Horror, scifi, fantasy?
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im a dork so i read graphic novels all the time if so i suggest reading the hush batman novels
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I havent gotten to atlas shrugged yet, I really need more time to read in my life.

Unfortunately the only things I currently read are computer programing books, health fitness stuff, and comic books ... I'm fairly sure most of that will be of no intrest to you Brad.

Shouldnt you be reading up on putting weddings together? hahaha j/k

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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, which has two sequels called The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Just a few things off the top of my head.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman, which has two sequels called The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
The Stranger by Albert Camus

Just a few things off the top of my head.
Funny, but I've read all those except the first one.

Well, I've read all the Crichton, Ayn Rand, Hemingway, Tolkien and Tom Robbins.

I was thinking of delving into Ulysses, but I think it may be too involved. I thought, too, in maybe re-reading the Shanara series by Terry Brooks. Or maybe finishing Vidal's historical series (I think I'm up to Empire or Hollywood).

I still have Shelby Foot's Civil War on my shelf, but like I said, I want to read some fiction.
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^I should have figured that, all but ELaIC are very well-known. Some of these are too but a lot of stuff came to mind

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Hit Man / Hit List / Hit Parade - Lawrence Block, these were tons of fun to read, fiction lite but still enjoyable
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Animal Farm by George Orwell
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Feed by M.T. Anderson <---this is a GREAT read, check it out
Slaughter-House 5 by Kurt Vonnegut
Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Fallen Series by Tom Sniegoski
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Cradler..you got some good choices in books.

I like the thriller genre the best.

Oh, and monsta: those batman graphic novels are pretty good

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^Thanks

Also seconded on the Batman thing. Batman: Year One blew me away.
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if you liked shannarra....try anything by raymond feist...he's make terry brooks like a child author...and i LOVED the shannarra books when i first read them.

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