1. Gash

    Gash nonchi

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    1-3 "his dark materials" trilogy by phillip pullman
    4. papillon by henri charriere
    5. atonement by ian mcewan
    6. HARRY POTTER!
    7. the time of our singing by someone
    8. happiness by the dalai lama
    9. trainspotting
    10. anything by milan kundera
     
  2. sqoo

    sqoo ˙˙˙ƃuoɹʍ ǝuoƃ ǝlʞɔıʇ ɹɯ

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    Seem to remeber typing a list very similar to this not more than two weeks ago, fictiony stuff only and in order of memory:

    Perfume - Partick Suskind
    Tom Robbins - Jitterbug Perfume
    Tom Robbins - Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
    Haruki Murakami - Hard Boiled Wondeland and the end of the world
    Martin Millar - The Good Faeries of new York
    Hunter S Thomson - Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    Jeff Noon - Um All of them
    Armisted Maupin - Tales of the city (the set)
    Tom Wolfe - The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Junior Members

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    I havent really got a list here but to anyone that likes a good fantasy book (such as above Phillip Pullmans the dark materials trilogy) then there is really only one author to mention......................

    CLIVE BARKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This bloke is simply amazing! The best author that there has ever been. His stories are complete epic visionary masterpieces that twist in directions that i did not think were possible. His books have a dark tinge to them but this simply pulls out the beautiful moments and escalates them to new levels.

    A list of his best:-

    Weaveworld - everyone should read this book! It is unbelievable

    Imajica - possibly the grandest vision i've ever come across in a story - superb

    the great and secret show - Another amazing book - pure vision

    Everville - the follow on to the great and secret show.

    The damnation game - a darker tinge which is less fantasical than the usual but an excellent read by any standards.

    etc etc.......

    To anyone who is unsure click on this link and theres some reviews and can buy the book

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0006483003/202-9154223-0174239

    Can grab a copy of weaveworld for under £2 on here and most his other books. Click on the used and new link near the top of the page.


    Sorry,

    rant over now.....
     
  4. josh

    josh marathon solo-sessionahoy

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    Joseph Heller - Catch22 - absolute hilarity on almost every page and pretty satirical as well :Smile3:
     
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    RAH Boing.

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    If you're going to read one book this year make it:

    A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

    drugs, sci-fi, and a gripping story into madness... If you're to lazy you can always wait for the movie next year featuring Woody Harrelson, robert Downey Jr, Winona Rider and Keanu whats his name... theres more here > http://www.philipkdick.com/films_scanner-061204.html

    BTW guy wrote the book that later got adapted into blade runner... so i'd say is safe bet if thats your genre...
     
  6. RobAC

    RobAC Singin' in the rain

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    errrm... here goes

    The electric kool-aid acid test - Tom Wolfe
    Enders game - can't remember who wrote it but if anybodie knows i'd like to know!!
    Sex drugs and sausage rolls - Robert Rankin
    Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vaugen
    Do androids dream of electric sheep - Philip K. Dick
    Last exit to brooklyn - Hurbert Shelby Jr
    Green eggs and ham - Dr Suess
    Have spacesuit will travel - Robert A. Heinekin
    Can't think of more but their's hundreds
     
  7. Continuum

    Continuum Throb Farmer

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    Orson Scott Card. Whatever you do, don't read anything else he wrote!

    I just finished "River of the Gods" by Ian McDonald.
    Fucken brilliant. Cyberpunkish technothriller set in India :Smile3:
     
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    RobAC Singin' in the rain

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    is the rest all poo??
    Enders game is amazing
     
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    Continuum Throb Farmer

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    "Enders Shadow" was ohhhhkayyy (same story as Enders Game, but told by a different character. Quite interesting...)
    So I read a couple more in the Ender series :no: oh dear.
    Don't let me influence you though, have a go maybe you'll be into them....
     
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