The Book Thread

12 years 1 month ago #112973 by izzie
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Well I travel quite a lot, to school and stuff, and reading books is a nice time-spender... And I have always liked reading. SO, I figured a thread like this would be nice.

Any genre would be nice. I'm not afraid of some challenging stuff, like older litterature and such.

What are your favourite books? :)

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12 years 1 month ago #112978 by Sheila
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"Mom, have you seen my leather pants?" Awesome book about a 16 year old guy in a unknown glam-band in the late 80s/early 90s. The band never got big, but they have a couple of cool songs at myspace.
"Sheriff McCoy", Andy McCoy's book is pretty cool to.
I guess you know all the other rock'n roll-books like the dirt and stuff.

The Millenium-books are pretty cool (Män som hatar kvinnor, Flickan som lekte med elden and Luftslottet som sprängdes). They are thick (500-700 pages), but worth it. I have seen the movies, but understood a lot more after reading the books. A lot more happening in the books too.

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12 years 1 month ago #112980 by mrs v. viper
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Yeah!! good thread, hahaha. I'm such a bookworm.

I personally prefer fiction over biographys and stuff, and I love fantasy and Sience fiction most.

J.R.R. Tolkein - the lord of the rings is my favorite book but kinda obvious i guess..

I would recommend Franz Kavka, he must be my favorite writer, but I'm afraid it's not even half as good when it's not in original language so I better skip that :rolleyes:
So if you're into something older that's a little more difficult to read try Edgar Allen Poe, he is awesome as well, and most of the stories are short so you're finishing something fast. He's one of the first writers who embraced horror and supernatural things, definatly worth checking! also his poems, they are beautiful.

Then there are two russian writers I love, Sergej Lukianenko, you can read everything from him. He writes that kinda dark fantasy stories, but not "Lord of the ring knight with sword" sort of fantasy, but more modern and less epic, with a cynic undertone. The second one is Dmitry Glukhovsky's Metro 2033 & 2034, postapocalyptic sience fiction with a hint of supernatural. It's translated to german, so I guess it must be available in english aswell, but i'm not 100 % sure.

Apart from that, Willian Gibson is the king of Sience fiction, who first developed the idea of a "Cyberspace". the Neuromancer trilogy is AMAZING!!

and as you might know, i'm totally into comic books. it's not everyone's thing, i know, but if you're open minded try Watchmen or V for Vendetta. they've done everything you can do with this medium in those two books, it's amazing both visual and story wise, and both are the one thing I recomennd people who don't read comics.

I could go on forever, I read about 5 books a month AT LEAST, so I can recommend you tons.The Libary is my second home :P the ones above are just what grabbed me lately, when I think of something else I can come back if you wish :lol:

Oh and if you're not into that kind of fiction at all, The Catcher In The Rye is a good book.

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12 years 1 month ago #112981 by XiLaii
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The Heroin Diaries and I am Ozzy are quality suggestions if you've not already checked them out :).
Heroin Diaries had a huge impact on me and Ozzy's book is one of the funniest and Interesting I've read in ages.

My absolute favourite book The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, but to read that I'd definitely recommend reading Interview with the Vampire first :)

Well you know how the story goes, if it's too loud then you're too old.
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12 years 1 month ago #112989 by Lizzy Rose
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it's sometimes hard to find and quite old but i always liked "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton. It's about American gang culture, but not the chavvy type xD it's about a gang of guys aged 14-18 and how they're picked on for who they are and where they live and what happens when someone gets knifed. i wouldn't say it's a hard book (i tend to read challenging stuff) but i read it over and over again and still look back over some of it. i think the characters are great. not too long either :)

i liked heroin diaries too...but then as a cynic always wondered if a lot of it had been made up/glamourised or dramatized...it wasn't all written by him after all. a good read though.

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12 years 1 month ago #112991 by mrs v. viper
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XiLaii wrote: My absolute favourite book The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, but to read that I'd definitely recommend reading Interview with the Vampire first :)


Yes!! awesome stuff!!

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12 years 1 month ago #112993 by XiLaii
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Lizzy Rose wrote: i liked heroin diaries too...but then as a cynic always wondered if a lot of it had been made up/glamourised or dramatized...it wasn't all written by him after all. a good read though.


Yeah, there is rather a lot of controversy over whether or not it was truthful or not, but It's entirely enjoyable as a piece of fiction if nothing else :P

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12 years 1 month ago #112996 by saraaldebe
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I'm a nerd, so one of my favorite books is Letters to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. It's, like, 100 pages so it's not very thick but such a worthy book to read.

I also love Russell Brand's autobiographies, My Booy Wook & Booky Wook 2; This time it's personal. He is such a brilliant person and so fascinating. I also like Kat Von D's books.

And like I said, I'm a nerd so I love cheesy books like Water For Elephants (Sara Gruen), The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger) and Shakespeare and so on :lol:

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12 years 1 month ago #112997 by Lizzy Rose
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XiLaii wrote:

Lizzy Rose wrote: i liked heroin diaries too...but then as a cynic always wondered if a lot of it had been made up/glamourised or dramatized...it wasn't all written by him after all. a good read though.


Yeah, there is rather a lot of controversy over whether or not it was truthful or not, but It's entirely enjoyable as a piece of fiction if nothing else :P


same with The Dirt i guess...and any biography/autobiography ahah

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12 years 1 month ago #113001 by mrs v. viper
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saraaldebe wrote: I'm a nerd, so one of my favorite books is Letters to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. It's, like, 100 pages so it's not very thick but such a worthy book to read.


I think you're right saying this is a great one. But I read that in school, school tends to ruin stuff for me... exept for Kavka.

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12 years 1 month ago #113003 by saraaldebe
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Mrs V. Viper wrote:

saraaldebe wrote: I'm a nerd, so one of my favorite books is Letters to a young poet by Rainer Maria Rilke. It's, like, 100 pages so it's not very thick but such a worthy book to read.


I think you're right saying this is a great one. But I read that in school, school tends to ruin stuff for me... exept for Kavka.


Ahh, yeah. I totally know what you're saying. Not OK.

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12 years 1 month ago #113004 by Sheila
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If you like books with a lot of pictures : "American hair metal" and "Hollywood Rocks" :lol:

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12 years 1 month ago #113007 by izzie
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A lot of great tips! Yeah I will look up more stuff from Edgar Allan Poe, that's mostley the kind of stuff I'm after...

Another great book is "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, I've read it like 10 times...

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12 years 1 month ago #113011 by gothMINd
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Sheila wrote: If you like books with a lot of pictures : "American hair metal" and "Hollywood Rocks" :lol:

picture books are the best!!!!!!!! and fold-ups haha jk

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12 years 1 month ago #113012 by Sheila
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gothMINd wrote:

Sheila wrote: If you like books with a lot of pictures : "American hair metal" and "Hollywood Rocks" :lol:

picture books are the best!!!!!!!! and fold-ups haha jk

When the picture books includes A4-sized pictures of Michael Monroe and stuff I'll say its the best : D

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12 years 1 month ago #113014 by gothMINd
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Sheila wrote:

gothMINd wrote:

Sheila wrote: If you like books with a lot of pictures : "American hair metal" and "Hollywood Rocks" :lol:

picture books are the best!!!!!!!! and fold-ups haha jk

When the picture books includes A4-sized pictures of Michael Monroe and stuff I'll say its the best : D

hollywood rocks looks cool, it'll be cool if doro was in it!!

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12 years 1 month ago #113015 by Sheila
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gothMINd wrote:

Sheila wrote:

gothMINd wrote: picture books are the best!!!!!!!! and fold-ups haha jk

When the picture books includes A4-sized pictures of Michael Monroe and stuff I'll say its the best : D

hollywood rocks looks cool, it'll be cool if doro was in it!!

It's really cool, with all the old flyers and stuff. And all the pretty pictures : D

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12 years 1 month ago #113016 by joey_baccard
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I've recently read "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien - in english though. But if you like LOTR I'd reccomend you to read it. As far as I know it's actually the only LOTR book worth reading.

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12 years 1 month ago #113018 by izzie
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joey_baccardï wrote: I've recently read "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien - in english though. But if you like LOTR I'd reccomend you to read it. As far as I know it's actually the only LOTR book worth reading.

I've read it actually, it's good.. but don't you like the trilogy? :o

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12 years 1 month ago #113026 by axl whïte
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uhm reckless road?

Listen to an album from a band you've never heard of every day, get enlightened! :)

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12 years 1 month ago #113037 by joey_baccard
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izzie wrote:

joey_baccardï wrote: I've recently read "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien - in english though. But if you like LOTR I'd reccomend you to read it. As far as I know it's actually the only LOTR book worth reading.

I've read it actually, it's good.. but don't you like the trilogy? :o

not the books! I love the Lotr-movies! But the books starts somewhere between good and okay, and then it just gets worse and worse.. if I'm not mistakin'. Could be wrong there since there's a couple of years since I tried to read the triology, but from what I remember I didn't like it.

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12 years 1 month ago #113048 by mrs v. viper
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you can skip the firts chapters, like the firts 100 pages or so and just start with Bilbos party. The introduction is quote boring in the beginning.

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12 years 1 month ago #113067 by joey_baccard
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Mrs V. Viper wrote: you can skip the firts chapters, like the firts 100 pages or so and just start with Bilbos party. The introduction is quote boring in the beginning.

which book are we talkin' bout now? just wonderin' since the first chapter in "The Hobbit" is called "An Unexpected Party" or something like that. And there is no long introduction in it. So which book n' which party are you talkin' bout?

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12 years 1 month ago #113072 by mrs v. viper
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joey_baccardï wrote:

Mrs V. Viper wrote: you can skip the firts chapters, like the firts 100 pages or so and just start with Bilbos party. The introduction is quote boring in the beginning.

which book are we talkin' bout now? just wonderin' since the first chapter in "The Hobbit" is called "An Unexpected Party" or something like that. And there is no long introduction in it. So which book n' which party are you talkin' bout?


the trilogy actually. it has a chapter like " A long expected Party" or something (I mostly read it german since I find tolkien very hard in english)

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