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Recommend me a book

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by AmazingGracePlayer, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Hello everyone, can you recommend me a book? I don't like historical or biographical related stuff... I also don't like books with a 300-page-metaphor. The reading is just to kill some time, some books with interesting stories will be cool.

    Thanks in advance!

    Edit: books over short stories.
  2. Night Shift by Stephen King
  3. That's a good one.
    I just read "Permanent Midnight" by Jerry Stahl. A true-life, harrowing portrayal of heroin addiction. They made it into a movie starring Ben Stiller in the late 90s. It's about 350 pages. A gripping read.
  4. Scarlet Fire

    Scarlet Fire

    Mar 31, 2007
    New England
    Don Quixote.
  5. trumpeter


    Jan 23, 2006
    Amherst, MA
    Breakfast of Champions by Vonnegut.
  6. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    The short stories of Robert Louis Stevenson. "The Suicide Club" and "1001 Arabian nights" Great stuff!
  7. I read almost all of Stephen King's novels, they're good reads I must say!
  8. jady


    Jul 21, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
    Another Roadside Attraction - Tom Robbins
    Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

    3 of the best books I have ever read, trippy but interesting and you wont put them down until you are done.

    For sci-fi the Neuromancer series by William Gibson or the Tarot Series by Piers Anthony.

    There are also 3 compilations of sci fi short stories from the late 60's and early 70's edited by Harlan Ellison called Dangerous Visions, friggen awesome!!!!!!! To Reign in Hell - Steven Brust. An book about the revolt of the angels from a different point of view, a great read.
  9. Phantopeth


    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    "A Game of Thrones" by George R. R. Martin
  10. Fontaine


    Apr 27, 2006
    hey i got the Under Painter from my teacher at the school leaving cermony(spelling) but it looks to be a very good book...i didn't get acahnce to read it yet....as you can guess its about art.
  11. Just so you know, Night Shift is a collection of short stories not a novel. In the same vein, Different Seasons is a top-notch collection of tales as well.
  12. Yeaup, I've read that one a few years back during Christmas Break because I got that book and Misery for Christmas present (yeah I get horror books for Christmas).
  13. Bryan316

    Bryan316 Inactive

    Dec 20, 2006
    Hyperion by Dan Simmons
  14. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    I'd like to second Hyperion and Neuromancer, and add the following:

    Cryptonomicon or Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
    A Confederacy of Dunces John Kennedy Toole
    Dark Sister by Graham Joyce
    Sleeping in Flame by Jonathan Carroll
    Eon by Greg Bear
    The Once and Future King by T. H. White
    Shogun by James Clavell (somewhat historical, still great)
    The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  15. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy' by Douglas Adams

    Nobody doesn't like this book.
  16. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I never read this guy's other stuff before, but I picked up "The Terror" off of the Onion's recommendation, and was very impressed. It's 700+ pages, so it should take a while.
  17. Phantopeth


    Jan 10, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'm reading that right now: a great read!
  18. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland

    One of very few books that I've actually burst out laughing while reading.

    I also recommend the books that followed...
    The restaurant at the end of the universe
    Life, the universe and everything
    So long and thanks for the fish

    Haven't read Mostly harmless though..
  19. "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand

    I also second "Eon" by Greg Bear because I'm a sci-fi nerd.

    and "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut because it's rad.
  20. Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
    Fight Club by Chuck P.
    Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
    Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
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