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Use this thread to post suggestions about books you'd recommend reading. Don't just put the author name or the title, give us reasons on why you liked it or some details about the book.

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Book: The Outsides

This book was very well written! As you read the book you can picture all of the people that are in the book in your head. Over all just an awesome book.

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The Heart is the most Deciethful of all Things by JT LeRoy

This is an amazing true story about a little boy being mistreated by his mother. This book made me cry several times, it's very strong story.
And i really recommend this book

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The Dirt.

Even if you're not a fan of Motley Crue (Even though you should be!), it's just a damn good book!

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QUOTE(Hitman @ Dec 21 2007, 02:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The Dirt.

Even if you're not a fan of Motley Crue (Even though you should be!), it's just a damn good book!

Seconded. I didn't really know anything about Motley Crue or their music and then I read this book, which was always engaging and hard to put down.

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The Vampire Chronical by Anne Rice. 5 or 6 books. I've read two so far.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. The book is so much better than the movie!
Other then that I just read Swedish books right now. So I can't really put them in here.


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If you like fantasy, Robert Jordans Wheel of Time series is excellent. It's a long series, but the story is well worth it.

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Jonathan Carroll's books are really good. I don't really like fantasy or something but books are amazing to read. I enjoyed "Crane's Viev" trilogy.

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book: Rock Stars on God
one of the best book I've read in a long time, but then again I don't read

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Read every book Kurt Vonnegut ever wrote.

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Girlfriend In A Coma by Douglas Coupland.

Its about a girl who goes into a 17-year coma because she has visions about the apocalypse, and how her friends deal with life.
There's way more to it than that, but its all I can say without giving away the whole story.

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The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

Very enlightening and inspiring. Makes you take a step back and look at how you live your life in this hyperactive society.

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Once my cousin showed me a book on the entire history of punk rock. I forget what its called - does anybody know?

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The Rolling Stone 1,000 Covers book is pretty awesome for a music related book. It's not an actual book though, obviously.

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QUOTE(¿Whatsername? @ Feb 18 2008, 09:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Once my cousin showed me a book on the entire history of punk rock. I forget what its called - does anybody know?

I think you might be talking about "Kill Me Please".

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Anything by Brian James. I especially loved Dirty Liar and Pure Sunshine.

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QUOTE(Marie_GD @ Feb 26 2008, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you might be talking about "Kill Me Please".

I'll check it - thanks. smile.gif

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QUOTE(Marie_GD @ Feb 26 2008, 12:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you might be talking about "Kill Me Please".


Actual, it's "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" and it's very very very good.

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Read books by Ben Elton, he's top.

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The Catcher in the Rye
Slaughterhouse Five
Looking For Alaska
The Lovely Bones


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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

it's set in the late 1880's, and mainly focuses on the Jack the Ripper killings...with a twist. In this alternate history, Dracula was not killed by Van Helsing, but has instead married Queen Victoria and now rules England. here's the link to it on Wikipedia, gives a bit of info, especially about the fictional and historical characters that appear in the novel. I also enjoyed the sequel, The Bloody Red Baron. for anyone interested, there's a more complete listing, including information from Newman, about the characters featured in the book series here.




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This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

got it out of the school library, not expecting much.
i was totally wrong, this is one of the best books i've read in a long time.
it's about this girl, Remy, who's 18 & just graduated from high school. she never knew her dad - all she knows is his name, & that he wrote a song for her called This Lullaby.
she has no faith in love, cuz she's seen her mother go through four failed marriages - & her mother's about to go through with her fifth wedding.
in her relationships she always has the upper hand, always dumping the guy, not the other way around. never gets too attatched. she also has a no-musicians rule.
& then she meets Dexter, who's everything she hates - messy, uncoordinated, disorganized, & worst of all, a musician.
everyone's surprised by the relationship, especially Remy herself.

wiki page.

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No One Belongs Here More Than You - Miranda July

If you enjoy her performance art and movies, you will LOVE her writing. It poses really interesting questions - makes you think and digest the words...

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Can anyone recommend any uh, period books, 16, 17, 1800's?
Not anything like Jane Austen though, ugh, anything .... dark. i dunno, i love stuff like Dracula and Perfume and I love History so anything old and dark, if you know any, can you please tell me?
Thanks

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A Seperate Peace
by John Knowles

You either love or hate this book. I will admit, that it does move fairly slow, but for good reasons. It reminds me of Dead Poets Society quite a bit.
It takes place during WWII in a private school. It shows the different relationships we have in adolescents and some of the small impulses we have that could change everything.
It will be one of my favorite books until the end of forever.

Edited by Slap Happy Bullet, 01 April 2008 - 07:32 PM.


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QUOTE(lil_punk_rawker @ Mar 31 2008, 03:22 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can anyone recommend any uh, period books, 16, 17, 1800's?
Not anything like Jane Austen though, ugh, anything .... dark. i dunno, i love stuff like Dracula and Perfume and I love History so anything old and dark, if you know any, can you please tell me?
Thanks

Do you really wanna read something 'dark' from this period? smile.gif so you read this one: " Notes from the Underground " by Fyodor Dostoevsky....its a really dark story, but not in the usual ways.... hehe

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if you like books like the Eragon trilogy or HP then i`d reccomend you read the Black Magicieans series they are awsome brill books

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QUOTE(SaintGreenDayFan @ Mar 23 2008, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen.

got it out of the school library, not expecting much.
i was totally wrong, this is one of the best books i've read in a long time.
it's about this girl, Remy, who's 18 & just graduated from high school. she never knew her dad - all she knows is his name, & that he wrote a song for her called This Lullaby.
she has no faith in love, cuz she's seen her mother go through four failed marriages - & her mother's about to go through with her fifth wedding.
in her relationships she always has the upper hand, always dumping the guy, not the other way around. never gets too attatched. she also has a no-musicians rule.
& then she meets Dexter, who's everything she hates - messy, uncoordinated, disorganized, & worst of all, a musician.
everyone's surprised by the relationship, especially Remy herself.

wiki page.

sounds good. I'll have a look for it. happy.gif

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American Gods (Neil Gaiman) ....he is my favorite modern writer smile.gif

Here you can read the first chapter, its his official site:
http://www.neilgaima...an Gods/in/181/

You can know more about him on Sandman's Thread.

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The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins


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