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Old 05-22-2010, 01:28 AM   #751
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #752
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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   #753
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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   #754
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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   #755
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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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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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Someone recommend me a thought stimulating book, something that truly explores the depths of the human condition/consciousness.
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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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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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Starting The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth now.
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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.
Only the childrens bible

I only have a little pocket bible at my house, I could read it but it was my grandfathers so it's old and also one of the few things he left my dad, so I don't want to touch it in fear of ruining it.
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Only about 20 pages in but if I could be one writer it would be Philip Roth. His style and storytelling is technical and elegant at the same time. I f'in worship this guy.
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Only the childrens bible

I only have a little pocket bible at my house, I could read it but it was my grandfathers so it's old and also one of the few things he left my dad, so I don't want to touch it in fear of ruining it.
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