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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Anesthetize, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Anesthetize

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    Yeah, sorta stole the idea from Prof. Oak. Couldn't let him start /every/ thread!

    Anyway:

    The Shack
    Harry Potter saga
    A Time to Kill
    Walden
    Lord of the Flies
    Of Mice and Men
    Buried Onions

    add to this list anything by Stephen King, PARTICULARLY his Dark Tower series, with which I am nothing short of obsessed. I'm midway through my 10th reading at this very moment.

    So what strikes the fancy of the rest of ya'll?
     
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    Oakenson Nature's Child

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    Haha, I figured, after the movies thread, I was done until some other folks created some new ones too! :) At any rate, regarding literature, my favorite writers are definitely H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard and J.R.R. Tolkien, thus my favorite books and stories are probably pretty obvious, haha. Otherwise, I enjoy some rather spiritual Native American texts in addition to some folklore (mostly Nordic and Slavonic) and mythology (most regions), as well as a few other things, too.

    I still need to read The Dark Tower! - I plan to embark on it shortly, I have the first two books although, at this point, they do indeed remain unread :erk:
     
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    Well, you've still got 5 more books to buy, plus the graphic novel prequels! But I warn ye: once you start reading them, no other thoughts will enter your mind for quite some time.
     
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    ... and how I would welcome such an escape! I am currently reading through The Lord Of The Rings once again, for it has been a couple years too long since my last reading though, once I complete that venture, I believe The Dark Tower shall then await! :)
     
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    Well, you're in luck, as DT is greatly influenced by LOTR, I'm sure you'll pick up on the similarities.

    Another word, don't let the first book dissuage you. It's a bit dry. But absolutely necessary. Just keep on trucking and things will get good.
     
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    Aye, of that there is no doubt although, of course, thanks for the head's up anyway! The only Stephen King books I have read at this point include The Shining, Misery and The Dead Zone, all of which I did enjoy, especially The Shining so, knowing that I enjoy his style, I am stoked to read The Dark Tower series! - now I'll finally have some more insight into many of the Demons & Wizards songs, haha.
     
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    Ah, indeed! I do love Demons & Wizards, in fact I only found out about them because I was reading about the series on Wiki and they were mentioned.

    The series is sort of King's centerpiece, most of his works tie in somehow, such as The Shining.
     
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    J.R.R. Tolkien - The Silmarillion
    J.R.R. Tolkien - Lord of the rings
    Harper Lee - To kill a mockingbird
    George Orwell - 1984
    Neil Gaiman - American Gods
    Daniel Keyes - Flowers for algernon
    George R.R. martin - A storm of swords
    Juliet Marillier - Daughter of the forest
    Philip Pullman - The Amber Spyglass
    Robert A. Heinlein - Stranger in a strange land
    Orson Scott cArd - Speaker for the dead
    B.A. Seloaf - On Hostile Ground

    and many more. :)
     
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    His Dark Materials, John L. Seagull and Illusions
     

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