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Offline zekels

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top 10 books
« on: January 12, 2006, 12:04:32 am »
figured i would do a top 10 book post since there is one for every other topic so.

1. Steven Erikson- A tale of the malazan book of the fallen (This series is easily the best high fantasy book out there)

2.George R R Martin- A song of ice and fire (Martin makes characters so real its scary)

3.R Scott Baker- Prince of nothing (these books are amazing and his series is now finished so woot)

4.Steven Pressfield-All of his historic books (his gates of fire series is awe-inspiring)

5.David Gemmel-All of his (DG has a place on my heart cause he is one of the big reasons i read so much now)

6.Robin Hobb-Any book with Fitz (her story isn't that good but her characters make you love em)

7.Bernard Cornwell-Excalibur (Great book)

8.James Clavell-Shogun (This book made me love the Asian setting so much)

9.China Mieville-The Scar(very new age these books buck the system alot)

10.Gene Wolfe-The Wizard-Knight(He has alot of other books but i got into this Series more so)


I try and avoid most Dnd setting books because they never add nothing new(same old formula every book)



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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2006, 09:38:06 pm »
I'll just give five. I can't debate with myself to put 10

1. "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa (ficionalized life story of Miyamoto Musashi, a great samurai in the 1600)
2. "The 47 Ronin Story" by John Allyn (based on the true story of the 47 ronin, masterless samurai, of Ako)
3. "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu
4. "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George RR Martin
5. "Kushiel's Dart" by Jacqueline Carey (interesting heroine, elegant setting)

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 09:50:49 pm »
1) "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel - BIGGEST BOOK SPOILER EVER.
2) "Farenheit 451" - so cool.
3) "I, Robot" - also cool
4) That first Sherlock Holmes book...
5) "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" - the best HP book.
6) "The Duct Tape Book" - funny guide for Duct Tape uses.
7) "The Dark Knight Returns" - the only comic book here.
8 ) "To Kill a Mockingbird" - gotta include this one.
9) "The Restaraunt at the End of the Universe"- the best HGG book.
10) "The Eleventh Hour"-A kid's book on its exterior, but delve closer inside...
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006, 09:58:15 pm »
Ok I was able to come up with the last 5

6. "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi (like the art of war, except a strategy to those who follow the Way of the Sword)
7. "300" by Frank Miller (a graphic novel based on the true story of the 300 spartans)
8. "Tales of the Cthulhu Mythos" by HP Lovecraft
9. "Farenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury
10. "V for Vendetta" by Alan Moore (a graphic novel with a very nice alternate reality setting. Now, a movie)

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2006, 11:21:47 pm »
In no particular order and by my favorite piece of the author's work
 1. "Time Enough For Love" By Robert A. Heinlein
 2."Dune" By Frank Herbert
 3."Slaughter House Five" By Kurt Vonnegut
 4."Brave New World" By Aldous Huxley
 5."Fight Club" By By Palahniuk
 6."Forever Peace" By Joe Haldeman
 7."The Best of Isaac Asimov" for "The Last Question" By Isaac Asimov
 8."I Am Legend" By Richard Matheson
 9."1984" By George Orwell
10."Cosmos" By Carl Sagan

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 12:39:26 pm »
This topic could potentially kill me, I hope you know. Wow. Top 10. This is gonna hurt, though I'm not going to put them in any particular order...

MUSASHI by Eiji Yoshikawa
SHOGUN by James Clavell
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
V FOR VENDETTA by Alan Moore, David Lloyd
THE COMPLETE SHERLOCK HOLMES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
AMERICAN GODS by Neil Gaiman
ON WRITING by Stephen King
DUNE by Frank Herbert
GOOD OMENS by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2006, 12:44:42 pm »
Just a few off the top of my head:

The Dark Beyond the Stars (Frank M. Robinson)
A Song of Fire and Ice (like I even still need to say who this is by?  See almost every post above ;)
1984 (George Orwell)
A Plague of Angers (Sheri S. Tepper)
The Wayfarer Redemption (Sara Douglass)

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2006, 11:03:17 am »
Damn, this is hard!
10- Mirror Dreams- Catherine Webb
9- The Shawshank Redemption- Stephen KIng
8- Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban- J.K Rowling
7-Macbeth -Wiliam Shakespeare (do plays count?)
6- The Haunting of Alaizaibel Cray- I forgot
5-Good Omens- Terry Prattchett and Niel Gaiman
4-Nigh****ch- Terry Prattchett
3- His Dark Materials- Phillip Pullman
2- The Dark Tower- Stephen King
1- The Wheel of Time- Robert Jordan (heres hoping he lives!)
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2006, 01:56:41 pm »
Who wants me to spoil Life of Pi?

The animals are all representative of people:  The Zebra is a Chinese sailor, the Hyena is a canibal, the Orangutan is his mom, and Pi is the Tiger
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2006, 02:10:50 am »
Who wants me to spoil Life of Pi?

The animals are all representative of people:  The Zebra is a Chinese sailor, the Hyena is a canibal, the Orangutan is his mom, and Pi is the Tiger
Snape kills Pi!
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2006, 09:21:43 am »
No particular order:

'1984' George Orwell - So dystopic it almost hurts. "...a boot stamping on a human face... forever" Now that is a good quote!
'Good Omens' Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Hilarious the first time, I'm beginning to wear it out now, sadly
'Jennifer Government' Max Barry - In no way high literature but a great view on corporate future.
'Populärmusik från Vittula' Mikael Niemi  - Norwegian Swedish autobiography with a large dose of humour and great writing
'Ender's Game' by Orson Scott Card - Great story and fantastic characters and exciting.
'Foundation Series' by Isaac Asimov - Even though I'll never get around to re-read them, they were great. Go mule!
'His Dark Material Series' by Phillip Pullman - As good as fantasy gets
'The Hobbit' Tolkien, duh - LOTR without the boring bits. Funny too.
'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley - I cannot believe this was written 1931. So much of it came true.
'The Shining' Steven King - When King didn't rip his stories from Alien. Really scary even though I knew the movie by heart when I read it.

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2006, 05:42:14 pm »
1984
Animal Farm
Of Mice And Men
Johnny Got His Gun
Farenheit 451
A Clockwork Orange
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2006, 11:59:33 am »
no order

-Without Remorse
-HItchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
-Restaurant at the End of the Universe
-Life, the Universe, and Everything
-Sahara
-Congo
Sphere
-Insomnia
-Cell
-Good Omens
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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2006, 07:33:32 am »
Can't put it in any real order but the ones at the top were easier to remember and required the least amount of questioning.

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Tuf Voyaging by the same
Civil Campaign by Lois McMaster Bujold
Ecclesiastes by "Solomon"
Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh
Silver Chair by CS Lewis
1984 by George Orwell
The Tenth Man by Graham Greene
The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Anthony Shea

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Re: top 10 books
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2006, 09:06:33 am »
Since i have only read around 4-6 books ide have to say

1. ALL Harry Potters
2. Series of Unfortunate events
3.the giver
4. Streetcar named Desire

thats all of the ones that i actually liked. lol idk im not much of a reader   ;D
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