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04-16-2007, 03:36 AM

Whatever you do, do not waste your time with Stephen King...trust me I wasted years on reading his novels. Hes an egotistical freak, and if im ever driving a truck along the roads of NH and see him walking ever so casually i will aim directly for HIM!!! Books that I recommend are:

THe Sins of Rachel Ellis by Phillip Cavanaugh
None of the Dark Tower Series
Lord of the Flies - awesome!!
Shes come undone by Wally Lamb
The Mists of Avalon
Ive read a lot of Clive Barker
The Books of Blood book ?? In the Hills The Cities



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04-16-2007, 04:14 AM

try the following

Frank Herbert's "Dune" ( currently 7 books )
Piers Anthony's "Incarnation of Immortality" ( 7 books , very hard to find i think )
Neil Gaiman's "Sandman"
Barbara Theiring's "Jesus the Man"
Elizabeth Kostova's "The Historian"
Kate Moss's "Labyrinth"
Jonathan Strouss's "Bartimaeus Trilogy"

and a lot more, but Ive forgotten some of them


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04-16-2007, 04:37 AM

Currently I am on Hunter S. Thompson's The Hell's Angels. Not written at all like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but still interesting to read. In the past month I read, In Cold Blood by Truman Capote (true story of a multiple murder in the sixties), Fiesta: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (boozey expats partying in Spain in the thirties I think), The Constant Gardner by John le Carre (international intrigue written by a former spy, don't watch the movie, it blows), and A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick (insightful book on substance abuse).

All time favorites though would have to be Chuck Palahniuk's novels (author of Fight Club). I recommend them all and am eagerly anticipating his next coming out in May. Aldous Huxley's Island (author of A Brave New World) in which a utopian paradise is crushed by outside forces. I can't recall any others at this time, but that should give you a start.
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