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Summer reading

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mr.QuakQuak, Jun 13, 2004.


  1. I have decided to not be such a fool and start reading again this summer. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend any good summer reading books. Anything from law,Tom Clancy, murder. Heck, anything that is a good read.

    Please help me :).
     
  2. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Night, by Elie Weisel WWII concentration camp book, very sad.
     
  3. George Orwell's "Animal Farm"


    Amazing book that practices the art of brevity....its a little over 100 pages!
     
  4. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    communist book.
     
  5. pigpen02

    pigpen02

    Mar 24, 2002
    anti.
     
  6. country_boy

    country_boy

    Apr 13, 2004
    Houghton, MI
    Excellent book, also check out 1984 and Down and Out in Paris in London by Orwell.

    Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, the only novel I've ever read straight through in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down. It did give me nightwares though.
     
  7. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Two guarenteed to make you laugh-

    The Rachel Papers - Martin Amis

    Vernon God Little - PDC Pierre

    British and british-style humour at its best in these 2 coming of age novels. both are worth a read.
     
  8. How about Learning Perl. It's and O'Reilly book.
     
  9. to kill a mockinbird was good, so was see spot run.
     
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I'm consistently a fan of Tom Robbins, all of his books are good reads.
     
  11. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yep, I agree.


    I'm reading Neal Stephenson's new ones. -the first two in the Baroque cycle.
     
  12. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Da Vinci Code. I got tired of hearing everyone yap about it and broke down and picked it up even though i didn't seem too good. it's awesome.......really awesome.
     
  13. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    I'm reading "Debt of Honor" by Clancy for the 2nd time... long... but worth it at the end...

    The harry potter books are actually awsome.
     

  14. My mother and chemistry teacher have read this. I planned on picking it up :)
     
  15. I read that in sixth grade (to kill a mockingbird) and I thought it was great...but I think theres better books....im not a big fan of books that take place in the past...
     
  16. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    one fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish
     
  17. Vince S.

    Vince S. Resident Former Bassist

    Jan 24, 2003
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
     
  18. Eyescream

    Eyescream

    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I've tried picking up this book to read about 4 times now, and have been totally unable to get through it thus far.

    For whatever reason, I just can't get into it and lose interest in trying about halfway through.
     
  19. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    The Brothers Karamozov- Fyodor Dostovesky
    The Stranger- Albert Camus
    For Whom the Bell Tolls- Ernest Hemingway
    The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand
    Candide- Voltaire
    Plato's Dialogues
     

  20. I KNOW I read "Of Mice and Men", but I have no memory of what it was about.