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Reading 50 books this year, Quick THought Reviews so far, and recommendations needed!

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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: reldra
-House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski


I second that. One of the best books ever.

Another interesting read is Jeff Long's The Descent.


It is. I am still hoping for a movie, but the author says there will never be one. So I watch this fan-made trailer every so often


The Descent looks very good.




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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This book. Highest recommendation.
www.amazon.com...
And this.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:01 PM
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originally posted by: reldra
It is. I am still hoping for a movie, but the author says there will never be one.


I am not sure a single film could do it justice. It would need a HBO or Showtime mini-series to really get into all the detail.



The Descent looks very good.


It really is a great story.




edit on 3-4-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:47 PM
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Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

Haven't gone through any of the posts yet, but I would HIGHLY recommend this book.

Absolutely best biography I have ever read. Louie Zamperini was an olympic runner that became a bombardier during WW2 and was lost at sea for over a month, then became a prisoner of war in Japan.

It also goes into his troubles after the war and how he was able to overcome his ptsd and depression.

Edit: The movie wasn't all that bad, but it was a terrible rendition of the actual story. It left out too many parts to get into the real struggle in his life.
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posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: DrakeINFERNO

IT - Stephen King.
I absolutely loved this book. Its a daunting read (over 1,000 pages strong) but well worth the read.

The entire Song of Ice and Fire - George R. R. Martin. Seriously, even if you don't read fantasy read THIS fantasy. You wont regret it.

Snow Crash, Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, Anethema - Neil Stephenson
All great books in their own right. Snow Crash if you want a fast read, Cryptonomicon if you want something meatier to tear into.

Those are my top recommendations. Pleasant page turning!




posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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Santaroga Barrier

Hellstrom's Hive

White Plague

Years of Rice and Salt

Interview with the Vampire

Ishmael by Daniel Quinn

Bourne Identity

Sphere

and of course, all 6 original Dune books!



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: GodEmperor

The Years of Rice and Salt is not bad, but I like his Red, Blue and Green Mars books better.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

Already finished the song, at least what GRRM has finished!



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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a reply to: DrakeINFERNO

Here's a few, based on the fact that you liked 1984

1. Brave New World + Brave New World Revisited (It's always fun when the author checks to see how close he got to predicting the future).

2. Feed (Matthew Tobin Anderson) - This book may scream childish, until you read it again. It's a dystopian novel that I think hit's quite close to what the future will be.

3. The Illuminatus! Trilogy - I only understood about half of the entire set (most of the jokes went over my head because I wasn't around when the book was first published).

4. Martian Chronicles (Ray Bradbury). Not going to lie - I cried at the end of this one, and it takes a lot to make me do that in a book.

5. The Divine Comedy (Dante) - Always a good read. I have an old 1902 copy in Italian, so I get an extra workout on my foreign language.

Unfortunately, I have a lot of tastes into the dystopian and classics, which is why that's all I can offer for my list

-foss



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: fossilera

Brave New World is definitely on the list, Ill have to check out the others! Good ones!



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:41 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Gates of Fire looks awesome!



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: fossilera
Illuminatus! Is like my new testament. Principia Discordia is like the old testament. Both are like having an ice cream headache so intense that it borders on spiritual euphoria.

Hail Eris.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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Good Omens by Pratchett and Gaiman

If you want something funny, this one is great.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 08:07 PM
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House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

You will not be disappointed.



posted on Apr, 3 2016 @ 09:06 PM
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Trailer for Leopoldo Gout's very cool book "Ghost Radio":




edit on 3-4-2016 by Moresby because: I was being chased by a ghost.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: DrakeINFERNO

Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii.
Ma'i Lepera.
The New Jim Crow.



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 06:38 AM
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Zecharia Sitchin. The Lost Book of Enki

Michael Tellinger - Slave Species of God



posted on Apr, 4 2016 @ 08:31 AM
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So many choices! Now to choose what is next!



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