Anyone wanna talk about books?

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ironlionzion722 PM ironlionzion722
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Posted: 7/27/2012 12:11:58 AM
My personal favorites are King and Koontz.
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Posted: 7/27/2012 12:22:53 AM
I dont read.
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Posted: 7/27/2012 12:26:50 AM
Soul of a Citizen, i received this for free at an academic event. insightful.
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Posted: 7/27/2012 1:15:23 AM
old man and the sea or the art of racing in the rain
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Posted: 7/27/2012 1:22:31 AM
The Dome


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Posted: 7/27/2012 1:29:09 AM
gatsby 
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Posted: 7/27/2012 4:19:28 AM
To my covers brothers I'd recommend

The Queen of Spades by Pushkin
The Gambler by Dostoyevsky
Everything by Herman Hesse



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Posted: 7/27/2012 4:32:34 AM
Wow with all going on I barely have time to eat twice a day, last thing I read was just whatever was going on my homepage, THEY GOT ME PROGRAMMED!!   
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Posted: 7/27/2012 11:08:55 AM

Stephen King is the MAN, my all time favorite.  Sure, his stuff isn't highbrow but goddam does he know how to tell a story.

My all time favorite book though is "The Terror" by Dan Simmons.  Here's a quick blurb:

The Terror is the name of a 2007 novel by American author Dan Simmons.[1] The novel is a fictionalized account of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic to force the Northwest Passage in 1845–1848. In the novel, while Franklin and his crew are plagued by starvation and scurvy and forced to contend with mutiny and cannibalism, they are stalked across the bleak Arctic landscape by a monster.[2]

The characters featured in The Terror are almost all actual members of Franklin's crew, whose unexplained disappearance has warranted a great deal of speculation. The main characters in the novel include Sir John Franklin, commander of the expedition and captain of Erebus, Captain Francis Crozier, captain of Terror, Dr Harry D.S Goodsir, and Captain James Fitzjames.[3]

In the final chapters of the book, Simmons explores and uses various aspects of Eskimo mythology to explain the existence of the monster (called the Tuunbaq) as a mythological creature made flesh, as well as its reasons for stalking and preying on the men of the Franklin Expedition.

The Terror was nominated for the British Fantasy Award in 2008.[4]

If you like King you'll like this book.

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Posted: 7/27/2012 11:14:21 AM

1984

A Time to Kill

LOTR- Was great before the movies came out.

 

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Posted: 7/27/2012 11:31:43 AM

The Catcher and the Rye

 

It's really too bad that so much crumby stuff is a lot of fun sometimes.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 9


Sex is something I really don't understand too hot.  You never know where the hell you are.  I keep making up these sex rules for myself, and then I break them right away.  Last year I made a rule that I was going to quit horsing around with girls that, deep down, gave me a pain in the behind.  I broke it, though, the same week I made it - the same night, as a matter of fact.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 9


I was half in love with her by the time we sat down.  That's the thing about girls.  Every time they do something pretty, even if they're not much to look at, or even if they're sort of stupid, you fall half in love with them, and then you never knowwhere the hell you are.  Girls.  Jesus Christ.  They can drive you crazy.  They really can.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 10


I mean most girls are so dumb and all.  After you neck them for a while, you can really watch them losing their brains.  You take a girl when she really gets passionate, she just hasn't any brains.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 13


Goddam money.  It always ends up making you blue as hell.  ~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 15



 

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Posted: 7/27/2012 1:30:27 PM
1Q84 ( all the celebs are talking about this sh!t currently)

the stranger ( pretty much just like 1Q84 but different and written way before)

"dekooning an american master" probably the best biography book written in the last 10 years!

anything DFW (if ur really smart and like reading footnotes)
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Posted: 7/27/2012 2:28:13 PM
Divine Comedy

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Posted: 7/27/2012 2:44:58 PM
I LIKE BIGONSPORTS  THEY HAVE GREAT LINES
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Posted: 7/27/2012 2:45:44 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by pucku27:

I LIKE BIGONSPORTS  THEY HAVE GREAT LINES
YOU DID MEAN ONLINE SPORTS BOOKS RIGHT
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Posted: 7/27/2012 3:50:01 PM
it's unfortunate that too many people who haven't been able to experience cashing out at 5dimes instead can only resort to how bad their customer service is.  and maybe there are some would be winners who have chosen to take their winning business to another sportsbook, but obviously they don't know how to slow their speech down.  The bottom line is that you get paid at 5dimes and the people you call and speak to over the telephone don't even know it.  And i don't mean any slow pays either.  Calling at 6am pacific or 9am eastern any day including weekends will definitely yield you a control number through western union 24 hours from that time.  Call a few hours later, even though that's like a 4-5 hour window, and then it might be a little later than 24 hours.  You might even have a point with legends sportsbook too about how the betting there can be very limited, but you do get paid.  I'm sorry but if you bet on WWE wrestling through 5dimes, with no access to a live feed even, and then question the grading at 5dimes?  It's the job of the onlooker/intelligent to figure everything out long term.
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Posted: 7/27/2012 6:32:53 PM
Too Fat to Fish.

Penthouse.
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Posted: 7/27/2012 10:48:41 PM
Intensity by Dean Koontz is prob one of the best I've read

No Country for Old Men and The Road by Cormac McCarthy are good too
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Posted: 7/28/2012 2:09:22 AM
The Puppy Who Lost It's Way.
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Posted: 7/28/2012 3:29:25 AM
I now am the 20th person who has talked about books with you 
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Posted: 7/28/2012 9:35:40 AM
King and Koontz are authors, not books, dumbass.
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Posted: 7/30/2012 11:36:57 PM
I am currently reading a really good book. It is called "the dig" by micheal siemen. 
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Posted: 7/30/2012 11:37:54 PM
Correction. "The dig" is by micheal siemsen 
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Posted: 7/31/2012 12:31:13 AM
You'll never look at a piece of meat the same way again if you read this book:

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Posted: 7/31/2012 1:16:36 PM
i Like to read you can win of Shiv Khera. 

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