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  1. JohnLaird

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    The Descent by Jeff Long is a good read (not to be confused with the crappy movie).

    Changeling (Chris Kubasik) is pretty good...imagine suddenly turning into a three meter troll at the age of 15 and trying to cope with it. :)
     

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    'Into the Wild'
    'The End of Detroit'
    'From Good To Great'
    'The Jordan Rules'
     
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    The things we carried by Tim Obrien.

    we had to read this for school, and this has to be one of the best books we actually read in school. Another was The Great Gatsby. That was a book I really liked. The movie however. They kind of sucked.
     
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    I am getting hocked onto the Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine.... they are really good and so different to the whole love between human and vampire as its about two humans at the first book
     
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    Foundation and Earth, Isaac Asimov.

    Really blew me away when the robot series and the foundation series were linked together.

    Moving Mars, Greg Bear

    Really awesome book. Makes you really think about the implications of nanotech. ;)

    The integral Trees, Larry Niven.

    OK, I could go on, but I'll stop here. :p
     
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    Now I don't have any time to read books,but in my earlier days I do have a great interest in it.Some of my favourite books are five point someone,tree mistakes of my life,two states all of them written by chetan bhagat,a great writer.
     
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    I am just going to cut-and-paste a reading recommendation I made to a classmate (minor edits to protect the innocent):


    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
    The Martian by Andy Weir
    Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
    Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
    The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
    The Girl Who Would Be King by Kelly Thompson
    Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
    vN by Madeline Ashby
    iD by Madeline Ashby
    The Alchemy of Stone by Ekaterina Sedia
    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
    The Dead Key by D. M. Pulley
    The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    The Heart Collector by Jacques Vandroux
    Bones Burnt Black by Stephen Euin Cobb


    Matthew, here is a short list of (not terrible) books I have read recently. Kind of a mix here, and I didn't include any of the non-fic stuff I read in between, though there was a very good biography of J. R. R. Tolkien I read, which gave me the impetus to tackle The Silmarillion (and then LoTR again)...

    Anyway, Little Brother has to do with over-reach of government entities.

    Gillian Flynn just got her book Gone Girl made into a movie, but I think it's the weakest of her three, so I didn't recommend it here. I think Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones would be in the same category as Flynn...

    Jeffrey Eugenides is a freak, and his two novels are not for the light-hearted (and sex features heavily in both these books). That's it for the straight Fiction category. The other books are variously scifi/fan... well, The Dead Key is more of a thriller, as is The Heart Collector.

    The Martian is good old-fashioned Hard sci-fi, vetted by actual NASA scientists, apparently. Bones Burnt Black is in a similar vein, though with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure. The Golem and the Jinni is a fantasy novel which has kind of a steampunk feel, though it doesn't really fall into that genre... The Alchemy of Stone would be, though.

    Ancillary Justice is an awesome freshman scifi novel (it got the triple-crown of science fiction awards: Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke); the sequel isn't quite as good, but I am hoping it will make a good interlude between the first and the third of the series (maybe later this year).

    The Girl Who Would Be King is a fresh look at a super-powered girl (or two), and Asby's novels are kind of post-cyberpunk... another "it might happen" dystopian near-future take on robots.

    These are just the best of a long list of things I've read in the past couple years, I hope you find something worthwhile to read.
     
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    Where does Stephen King fit?
     
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    he is one the best horror writers of all time. i like his earlier stuff then his recent books. my favorite king book is The Stand. i have read it many, many , many times.
     
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    yeah i think i would rank "IT" second to the "the Stand". there is also the Dark Tower series that i liked as well.
     
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    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in Chinese. Because it improves my reading.
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    As I read my post from six years ago, I am trying to think if there was anything I should add now.

    Then I wonder if I have the energy to actually go through my lists and rank them.

    This is the cost of depression-- you have no energy to even do things that you know you would enjoy.
     
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    Used to read a ton of Dean Knootz novels, when I was younger. A while ago, maybe eight years ago, went on a trip to Nantucket and softly got into The Stand . After that not much of a big name novels lately.

    Been into japan anime books lately:

    Gunslingergirl, think about like a war that has some flavors into it.

    Death note: CSI basically only with Death walkers with one another.

    Naturo - super infamous ninja war.

    Ah there are way too many to list I cannot think ontop of my head lately....
    I will one day get like the magna into those things I watch on the t.v. though. So much reading, in so much time.
     
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    I think I have skim throughout back in the day.
     
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    Keeper Chronicles by JA Andrews, totally blew me away
     
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    I flew through this outstanding story of the daring (changed) Apollo 8 mission when it first came out, and the kindle version is on sale today for $1.99 (you don't need a kindle to read it). Robert Kurson is a terrific author, too; Shadow Divers is another excellent read (both are true stories). He does his homework and writes very compelling prose.

    Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

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    New Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn... Now it's Canon!
     
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