Timequake said:I'm open to anything, big fan of Kurt Vonnegut... hence the name "Timequake". Just finished Viktor E. Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning and periodically thumbing through Bernard Goldberg's 100 People Who are Screwing up America
Love Orson Scott Card and Jane Austin. Never thought you'd see those two in the same sentence did you?
I have a very broad range of interest so anything goes!
Kelzie said:Ahh Jane Austin. Pride and Prejudice was so very good. Emma is next on my list from her.
Personally, I recommend Confessions of an Economic Hitman
But than I think corporations are the devil twisted: ) so that might just be me.
skabanger13 said:try Georg Orwell animal farm are 1984, both great books. also, and i know this sounds silly, try harry potter i thought they where kids books before i started reading them but their really good and heard to put down.
gdalton said:J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye (one of my favorites but you've probably read that already but if you liked it and haven't read his short stories you should check them out). Douglas Adams, Hitchickers Guide to the Galaxy the trilogy (actualy 5 books) he is my favorite writer of humor, also check out Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul. William Peter Blatey, Legion (he did the exorcist books) Vonnegut, Sloughter House Five (if you haven't read it yet). I like Koontz as well for a quick read some of my favorites where Dragon Tears, Lightning and Phantoms.
Hope that helps.
Timequake said:Actually i have never read Cather in the Rye, it's a classic i know so i guess i should get on that! Is Hitchhikers anything like the movie?
gdalton said:Hitchhiker the movie is like the cliff notes of the book; it's got the idea but its missing most of the substance. If you read the books then watch the movie it makes the movie a lot funnier. The way Adams writes is just some of the funniest stuff I have ever seen, but then again my humor is slightly skewed from the norm, but I believe he is a true genius. Some people find him a bit confusing, though I have to admit I sometimes have to re-read a page or two just to make sure I understand what is going on.
Catcher in the Rye is absolutely one of my favorite books, you have got to read it if you haven't yet.
Trajan Octavian Titus said:the one I'm writing: 'ramblings from a doomed generation,' I posted the 1st two chapters but got no responses I'll respond with some gibberish to get it back in the fold.
teacher said:Fox in Sox. by Dr. Suess.
If you can get through the one about flying fleas without a mishap, I'll buy you a drink.