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Old 05-20-2010, 12:13 AM   #736
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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   #737
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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   #738
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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   #739
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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   #740
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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   #741
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Caught by Harlan Coben - 8.5/10

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #742
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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   #743
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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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Old 05-22-2010, 12:41 PM   #744
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Ill prob read the other 4 books in the series at some point. There are some books by Herberts son too but I doubt ill read those.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #745
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Ill prob read the other 4 books in the series at some point. There are some books by Herberts son too but I doubt ill read those.

Ive read that the books written by his son and another author were not very good. Plus, Im always suspicious of books that are released posthumous.. because typically the products are made with money as its sole motivator. It reminds me of Eric Van Lustbader writing the Bourne books after Robert Ludlum's passing.. all the novels were awful, packed with nonsensical action and vacant of a good story.

Ill be reading Herberts Dune novels but not his son's...
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:54 PM   #746
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its ok right now. not that far into the book. its still not what i usually prefer though.

anyone know any actual books about someone young 13-15+ who is forced to learn how to fight, grows up, kills, etc... i dont think it exists.
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:57 PM   #747
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Someone recommend me a thought stimulating book, something that truly explores the depths of the human condition/consciousness.
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:51 PM   #748
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anyone know any actual books about someone young 13-15+ who is forced to learn how to fight, grows up, kills, etc... i dont think it exists.

Yes, there is. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, check it out. The main difference is that the guy is younger than 13 (I think 10 maybe?). He is supposedly one of the smartest guys on the planet, and they need to train him to fight a war against an alien species. While training, he learns how to fight and then kills somebody during the training in space. It is a great book, slightly depressing at times. I think you will enjoy it though and learn much about the inner-being. I suggest reading the entire series, series (or journey rather) later becomes very spiritual at times - and no, not religious - especially when you get into the 4th book in the series called Children of the Mind and 5th book Speaker of the Dead. I do not know if you will go that far, try Ender's Game first. All of them won multiple awards (Ender's game and Speaker of the Dead each won Hugo and Nebula awards the year they each came out).


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Old 05-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #749
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Someone recommend me a thought stimulating book, something that truly explores the depths of the human condition/consciousness.


Have you read the bible? I mean that seriously.. because even if you dont 'believe' it still holds basic concepts and illustrations that help affirm a positive human condition.. Plus the poetic expressions of Psalms are freakin' stellar.. and the dark and despondent imagery in the book of Revelation are delectable to the depressive soul. And if you are seeking simple practical advise then read the book of Proverbs.. it gives basic principles that will aid you to be a better person. Even if you are not religious.. the content is still potent knowledge.
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