Books!!! Share the books (Fiction) that you read that you enjoyed!

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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 03:03 PM
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Dune wasn't by dick was it? Never read it, the movie sucked though. Even with David lynch having a hand in it.




posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 03:24 PM
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These posts reminded me of so many I have read and forgotten to mention:

The Dune series were excellent.

Jurassic Park was a great novel, way better than the movie.

I have read all of Stephen King's books except the westerns.

I read so much science fiction when I was a teenager that I couldn't list them all.


I tried to count how many books I have read at one point and couldn't come up with a number....

somewhere between 2,000 and 10,000 is a safe number...worse thing I ever did was take a speed reading class in high school, I could already read a 500 page book in a day prior to that. lol



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 03:29 PM
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Dune wasn't by dick was it? Never read it, the movie sucked though. Even with David lynch having a hand in it.


The Dune novels were by Frank Herbert. They were great reads. I still revisit them occasionally. I tend to reread books I like. I figure one great read deserves another. I used Dune because a lot of people think it's pretty messed up, but it's nothing compared to Dick.

I also really like The Stand by Steven King; it's the only one of his books I like.
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Another sci-fi series I like and revisit on occasion ... when I want to be depressed is the Hope series by David Feintuch. It's all about a guy has a very rigid upbringing who gets thrown into a situation that forces him to be a hero while making him compromise his own sense of honor. As the books go on he feels worse and worse about himself while becoming a bigger and bigger hero.
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 08:15 PM
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The Silmarillion, JRR Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings trilogy, JRR Tolkien
Sevenwaters trilogy, Juliet Marillier



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 09:04 PM
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Check out a book titled Good Omens. Very good read.



posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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Also the movie dune sucked hard and had very little to do with the book. Imagine that...a movie not living up to a book. Whoda thunk? Check the books out. The first two are just warm up for the good #e
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posted on Jan, 26 2014 @ 09:23 PM
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Michael Crichton is an awesome author! I have yet to read a book of his that I didn't like. Good choice!!



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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For the life of me I could not get into the silmarillion. It was like reading the bible. This elf begat this elf. Snoozeville. I love all his other work though.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 12:09 PM
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I enjoyed reading all of the Sherlock Holmes' capers and once had the three book collection, until an acquaintance borrowed them and did not return them.

I am also a fan of all Jane Austen's works, but especially enjoyed reading Jane Eyre and Emma.

I very much enjoyed reading 'A town like Alice' by Nevil Shute...I think I read it three times.

Of course, the Dune trilogy was quite an interesting reading journey, once I could get through the first few confusing chapters.

I also remember enjoying reading 'The Thorn Birds' by Colleen McCullough - I suppose it was her writing of Australia and Australian life that intrigued me.

I also enjoyed reading "The World According to Garp" by John Irving then being disappointed after seeing the movie. I always wondered if I was the only person that read that book? LOL



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 12:12 PM
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Ive really enjoyed all the Lincoln Child and Dougless Preston books as well as all the Anne Rice.



posted on Jan, 27 2014 @ 10:15 PM
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I've read the Stand about six times now . . . I love that freaking book.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:55 AM
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I remember an odd off the wall book called "Swans Song"

www.robertmccammon.com...


I must have read that thing like 4 times....the premise is a little dated these days (lol) but it's still a good read if you've never heard of it.



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:01 AM
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fun thread!

rex stout: nero wolfe detective series

h.p. lovecraft: i enjoy all his stories but the ones that stand out for me are the cthulu mthos, shadow out of time, dreams in the witch house, cool air, at the mountains of madness.

robert e. howard: conan, solomon kane, skull face



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 05:44 AM
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SF: Alien Influences by Kristine Katherine Rusch
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Only Forward by Michael Marshall Smith
The Martian Chronicles (a.k.a. 'The Silver Locusts') by Ray Bradbury

If you like fantasy blended with English history, you'll probably enjoy Sarah Douglass, particularly the Crucible Trilogy (The Nameless Day, the Wounded Hawk, the Crippled Angel) and the Troy Game trilogy (Hades' Daughter, God's Concubine, Darkwitch Rising, Druid's Sword)

The Green Mile by Stephen King
Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman



posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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I used to read horror fiction like crazy, with Dean Koontz being my favorite and a large inspiration to my own short story writing. However, now I rarely if ever read fiction at all.
One book however though,that struck a cord with me to the point of actually changing my life would be No Great Mischief by Canadian Author Alistair MacLeod.
It reads so much like a biography that I had a hard time believing it was actually fiction. The imagery in the book stirs feelings of " Up Home" in me, and led me to finding myself on the very shores written in the book.
This is the one and only book of fiction that will always grace my book shelves.



posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 09:01 PM
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The Raw Shark Texts





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