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  1. Xyro

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    So yeah....

    This was actually a spam thread; they like to start long discussion threads like this, so that more people see their links.

    I thought I'd bring it back from the trash, since people had replied :p
     

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    If people read only one book, it's this one:

    The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Other necessary ones are:

    The Human Stain by Philip Roth
    The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene
    Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garc
     
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    Perhaps this should be moved to the Literature sub-forum.
     
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    The Great Gatsby
    The Lost Dogs
    The Death of Innocence
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Infinite Jest
    The **** Up
    Chinese Takeout
    World War Z
    The Pride and The Prejudice and Zombies
    Stuff White People Like
     
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    Animal Farm
    Atlas Shrugged
    1984
    A Tale of Two Cities
    Lord of the Flies
    A Clockwork Orange
    Of Mice and Men
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    A River Runs Through It
    Call of the Wild
    The Art of War

    can i add plays?

    Hamlet
     
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    Crime & Punishment
    Tweak
    13 Reasons why
     
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    Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain
    Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
    The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
    The Art of War - Sunzi
    The Complete works of Edgar Allan Poe
    Common sense - Thomas Paine
    The Silmarillion - Tolkien
    The Hobbit/The Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
     
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    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal (Christopher Moore)
    Illusions (Richard Bach)
    Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
    The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) ...seriously, skip the movie, the book's awesome
    the entire Discworld series (Terry Pratchett) ...if I listed them separately, I'd have to use up 30+ spaces
    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Cory Doctorow)
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Seth Grahame-Smith)
    Watership Down (Richard Adams)
    Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
    Alice I Have Been (Melanie Benjamin)

    Lots and lots of others. Probably easier just to list authors I think everyone should read: Terry Prachett, Neil Gaiman, Christopher Moore, George R.R. Martin, Richard Bach.... okay, that doesn't work either. That list could pretty much go on forever, too.
     
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    Sword of Truth series (actually 12 books, well 13 counting the prologue)
     
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    Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal was great, very funny. I'm sure it would have been even better if I knew the bible better. I saw many references go by where I thought "I just missed something".
     
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    The Way of Kings - Brandon Sanderson

    Books I - VII of The Dark Tower - Stephen King

    Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Graham-Smith

    The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss

    :)
     
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    Being very familiar with the Bible as well as Eastern philosophy made the book especially enjoyable, especially Moore's take on how they influence one another. I also love that it was written in such a way that it appeals to believers AND non-believers.
     
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    cherub series (12 books)
    Never seen a better insight into how the mind of a teenager of the British Isles works
    spot on
     
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    The hobbit is a must read for anyone who likes fantasy books, i enjoyed it more than the LOTR series.

    A Scanner Darkly- Phillip k. Dick

    The out stretched shadow trilogy by Mercedes lackley and James mallory

    Wicked

    Don Quixote- not sure why I find this so enjoyable but I do.

    The bro code- simple stupid, funny.

    plum island

    angels and demons

    with out looking through my library i cant think of any more.
     
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    I don't know about "Must Read" as I'm not sure such a thing exists outside the Bible, but some of my favorites are:

    Hobbit/LOTR (Tolkien)
    Harry Potter (JK Rowling) I think because of the popularity of this series she doesn't get enough credit for how creative it is.
    Jim Butcher (everthing he's ever written)
    Nightside (Simon Green)
    Sookie Stackhouse series (Charlaine Harris)
    Outlander series (Diana Gabaldon)
     
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    Loved all of these except Stephen King (couldn't get into that series)
     
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    Really? I've read through it multiple times (several before the last three books were released) and enjoy it just as much every time.

    Way of Kings is the only thing that's ever come close and I just read that a few months ago.
     
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    The Book of the New Sun series - Gene Wolfe
    Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
    Anathem - Neal Stephenson
    Ubik - Philip K Dick
    The Lord of The Rings - Tolkien
    The Foundation Series - Isaac Asimov
    Imajica - Clive Barker
     
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    Red shift - Alan Garner
    Permutation City - Greg Egan
    The Matrix - Jonathan Aycliffe (nothing to do with the film).
    Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco
    A Scanner Darkly - Philip K Dick.
    The Dumas Club - Arturo Perez-Reverte
    The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho.
    Burning Chrome - William Gibson
    Little, Big - John Crowley
    Dracula - Bram Stoker
     
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    Peter L. Berger:

    The Social Construction of Reality: A Treatise in the Sociology of Knowledge (1966)
    The Social Construction of Reality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (1967).
    Amazon.com: The Sacred Canopy: Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion (9780385073059): Peter L. Berger: Books

    The Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation (1979)
    Amazon.com: Heretical Imperative: Contemporary Possibilities of Religious Affirmation (9780385159678): Peter L. Berger: Books


    Questions of Faith: A Skeptical Affirmation of Christianity (2003)
    Amazon.com: Questions of Faith: A Skeptical Affirmation of Christianity eBook: Peter Berger: Kindle Store




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    Will Durant

    The Story of Civilization
    The Story of Civilization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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    Plato

    The Apology of Socrates
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apology_(Plato)


    The Republic
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_(dialogue)

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    Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

    Beyond Good and Evil
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Good_and_Evil_(book)



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    That's what I was going to say!!!! This is the best book series I've ever read.

    I had a friend that didn't like to read, but I convinced him to read this and he loved it. I still haven't gotten the 2 or 3 books I lent him back =( In order to keep everything flowing as good as possible, I recommend reading the first book and THEN the prologue and then continue the series.

    I second this one, as well, although I like the first handful of books (1-5 or so) better than the later ones. I've actually stopped reading them at this point, but I've read the first book 2 or 3 times.
     
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    Some of my favorite books;

    Dune-Frank Herbert
    Dune Messiah-Frank Herbert
    Children of Dune-Frank Herbert
    The Stand-Stephen King
    Shogun-James Clavell
    Jurassic Park-Micheal Chrichton
    Soon, I will be invincible-Austin Grossman
    Rainbow Six-Tom Clancy
    Starship Troopers-Robert Heinlein
    The Forever war-Joe Haldeman

    That was a tough list to compose, i'm an avid reader and book collector.
     
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    Well were glad to have ya, on Android Forums and here in the literature section!! Thanks for sharing
     

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