Good books to read from ATS Members opinions

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posted on Nov, 16 2014 @ 06:31 PM
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I'm amazed that no one has mentioned the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. One of my best reads ever. Much much better than the movies.




posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 07:03 AM
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Huxley - Ape and Essence, Brave New World.
Lovecraft - Anything.
Clive Barker- Cabal and Books of Blood.
Phillip K Dick- Anything, but try and read Valis and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Stephen King - Cell.
Hinduism - Baghadva Gita, Upanishads.
Robert Anton Wilson - Try reading some of the Illuminatus trilogy, even if you can't finish it at first.
R.A. Salvatore - Drizzt series. Lots of fun, better than Tolkien if you're into elves, dwarves and that kind of stuff.
Gibson - Neuromancer.
Dumas - Count of Monte Christo. Must be unabridged, it is huge, but amazing.
Homer - Anything.
Montague Summer - Vampire and his kith and kin, and Werewolf in lore and legend. These are hard going, with lots of Greek and Latin, as these languages were commonly used in that time among academics, but interesting as texts rather than entertaining reading material. You can't open at first page and read until the end. Choose the bit you're in to a read it very closely.
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posted on Jan, 18 2015 @ 07:07 AM
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a reply to: fltcui I prefer the movies. Whenever I try to read the books I get to the council of Elrond and give up. Probably because I watched the movies so many times before going to read the books. Not a fan of Tolkiens writing, though. Heavy description is fine if it is written beautifully, but I don't think Tolkien is that good of a writer in a fictional sense. He should have written it as a history textbook instead of a novel.





 
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