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Old 05-19-2010, 10:16 PM   #736
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I finished Dune the other day which was completely and totally awesome. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series over the summer. And I forgot I was only about half way through The Devil in the White City so I am finishing that up now.

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Chabon is a favorite of mine.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:18 PM   #737
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #738
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I finished Dune the other day which was completely and totally awesome. I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series over the summer. And I forgot I was only about half way through The Devil in the White City so I am finishing that up now.

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Chabon is a favorite of mine.

Kavlier and Clay is easily my favorite modern book.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:22 PM   #739
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Kavlier and Clay is easily my favorite modern book.

Same that book is flat out amazing.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:29 PM   #740
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Same that book is flat out amazing.


I'm partial to Wonder Boys...
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:54 PM   #741
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Has anyone read BEE's the Informers?
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #742
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At the moment, I am reading Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, which is the 3rd book in the series. I read the first 2 books in this series back years ago in 2002 back when I was much younger. It was one of my favorite novels back then so I decided to go back to it after I noticed that they have book 7 coming out in a couple months from now. It is written in very simple english (simple enough for 8th graders and high-schoolers), but the story is very good and fairly complex even after all these years. It REALLY is something to go back and re-read something you read many years back. You notice things that you never saw before and just gain a better understanding.

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Old 05-20-2010, 12:13 AM   #743
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At the moment, I am reading Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, which is the 3rd book in the series. I read the first 2 books in this series back years ago in 2002 back when I was much younger. It was one of my favorite novels back then so I decided to go back to it after I noticed that they have book 7 coming out in a couple months from now. It is written in very simple english (simple enough for 8th graders and high-schoolers), but the story is very good and fairly complex even after all these years. It REALLY is something to go back and re-read something you read many years back. You notice things that you never saw before and just gain a better understanding.

i have read this as well





just finished a tale of two cities for school, and my next book(s) to read are the crucible and the tipping point as part of the 11th grade ap english reading list.
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:14 AM   #744
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At the moment, I am reading Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception, which is the 3rd book in the series. I read the first 2 books in this series back years ago in 2002 back when I was much younger. It was one of my favorite novels back then so I decided to go back to it after I noticed that they have book 7 coming out in a couple months from now. It is written in very simple english (simple enough for 8th graders and high-schoolers), but the story is very good and fairly complex even after all these years. It REALLY is something to go back and re-read something you read many years back. You notice things that you never saw before and just gain a better understanding.


How old are you?
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:25 AM   #745
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The whole Dark Tower series by Stephen King is epic win.
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #746
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The whole Dark Tower series by Stephen King is epic win.


I love the series and am content with the ending. You should post your thoughts on the ending of The Dark Tower when you get there. I say that cause people are quite divided about Roland's conclusion.. and Im curious to read if you end up loving it or hating it.
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:00 PM   #747
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How old are you?

couple weeks away from turning 20.

Anyways, this is the next book I plan on reading when I am finished with Artemis Fowl:


I will finish the rest of the Artemis Fowl series as soon as I am finished reading Perfect Assassin. I am a big novel guy as some of you may have noticed by now.

Anyways, last summer, I read several books by Nelson Demille. Great author IMO.
Some of my favorite books from him:



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Old 05-22-2010, 01:28 AM   #748
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Caught by Harlan Coben - 8.5/10

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #749
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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - 8.5/10

Good writing and incredible research. The way he set the scenes with description and historical accounts was great to read. I didn't even know about the fair or the serial killer till I pickup this book.

Dune by Frank Herbert - 10/10

I got completely and totally swept up in the story. The depth of the political and religious elements was incredible. Great storytelling and the totality of his creation of the entire universe and its history is staggering. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:35 PM   #750
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Dune by Frank Herbert - 10/10

I got completely and totally swept up in the story. The depth of the political and religious elements was incredible. Great storytelling and the totality of his creation of the entire universe and its history is staggering. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.


I read it not too long ago. I found it amazing how after so many years the concepts have held up so well, the commentary is still fresh and spot on.

I hope to read Dune Messiah some time soon.. I just have so many on my list already, that it may take a while. Plus, I've been lazy with my reading lately.
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