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Offline mrbasehart

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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2008, 07:19:05 PM »
Okay, if you've read 100 Years of Solitude (and the rest of the list looks pretty heavy) how about The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde?

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There is another 1985, somewhere in the could-have-been, where the Crimean war still rages, dodos are regenerated in home-cloning kits and everyone is deeply disappointed by the ending of 'Jane Eyre'. In this world there are no jet-liners or computers, but there are policemen who can travel across time, a Welsh republic, a great interest in all things literary - and a woman called Thursday Next. In this utterly original and wonderfully funny first novel, Fforde has created a fiesty, loveable heroine and a plot of such richness and ingenuity that it will take your breath away.

It's the first in a series of really, really, great little books.  Funny as hell, too.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #16 on: October 10, 2008, 07:32:59 PM »
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

My favorite book of all time

Two other books everyone should read:

Brain Droppings by George Carlin
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If Chins Could Kill - Confessions Of A B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell

And I'll be all artsy fartsy and also say that you should read Nicholas Nickelby by Charles Dickens.  That's my favorite "classic" book.
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2008, 10:13:44 PM »
Oh thank you  Basehart, I have read the eyre affair. YOu have good taste though, reccomend more.


Monty, I have read If Chins Could Kill, but the others will be added!


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2008, 06:30:02 AM »
Ok I am breaking the rules here because these three are a set

1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
6. The Velveteen Rabbit
7. Gene Wolfe - Shadow & Claw
8. The Magic Christian
9. Good Omens
10. Brain Droppings
11. Nicholas Nickelby
12. Outlaws of the Marsh/The Water Margin
13. Journey to the West/Monkey
14. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2008, 08:08:24 AM »
Hey, Anias still hasn't decided if any of my suggestions count yet.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2008, 08:24:35 AM »
Since it is nearing Halloween, you must read John Dies at the End by David Wong. It is an excellent horror/comedy book.
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2008, 09:09:02 AM »
Hey, Anias still hasn't decided if any of my suggestions count yet.

Graphic Novels most def count. In fact, I should have watchmen on there.

Since it is nearing Halloween, you must read John Dies at the End by David Wong. It is an excellent horror/comedy book.

I will can't read it for this Halloween (one of my tests is on the following weekend), but I will read it for next Halloween!
thanks for updating the list, Tripe!


1. Don Quixote
2. 100 years of Solitude (I already read it, but I want to read it again)
3. The Buddha of Suburbia
4. Julius Caesar - The Conquest of Gaul
5. Thucydides - History of the Peloponnesian War
6. The Velveteen Rabbit
7. Gene Wolfe - Shadow & Claw
8. The Magic Christian
9. Good Omens
10. Brain Droppings
11. Nicholas Nickelby
12. Outlaws of the Marsh/The Water Margin
13. Journey to the West/Monkey
14. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
15. Watchmen
16. John Dies at the End by David Wong (Read around Halloween)
17. We3
18. "It's a Good Life" (which became a very popular Twilight Zone episode and stil remains creepy in prose form) and "The Sandkings" which is a horror sci-fi story with a style that reminds me a lot of those karmic "snap endings" from those old Tales from the Crypt comics.


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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2008, 11:59:52 AM »
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2008, 12:00:13 PM »
The Last Temptation of Christ
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2008, 12:01:35 PM »
Oh thank you  Basehart, I have read the eyre affair. YOu have good taste though, reccomend more.

Okay then.... How about Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell.  It's a novel, with interconnecting short stories, in wildly different genres.  I thought it was brilliant.


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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2008, 12:03:10 PM »
The Mysterious Stranger and Other Curious Tales
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2008, 10:01:55 PM »
Cryptonomicon
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2008, 05:41:44 AM »
The Last Temptation of Christ

Actually just The Last Temptation, but I second that one :)


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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2008, 05:56:49 AM »
The Last Temptation of Christ

Actually just The Last Temptation, but I second that one :)

Ha!  I remember my 11th grade religion teacher being so annoyed that they actually changed the book title to sell along with the movie.   That's why I always call it that.  It's one of my books that I really miss having after losing it because of moving and whatnot.  It had all my dumb little scribblings  and doodlings along the margins.
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Re: Books I must read
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2008, 06:00:53 AM »
I'd also suggest Kazantzakis' Zorba the Greek

Oh and I so need to get a copy of his  The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel and ac tually finish it this time.