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Old 09-22-2008, 12:17 PM
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Hey guys. I wanted to start reading a new book right now. I'm not into novels or science fiction and crap. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:22 PM
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(In before move to Entertainment.)

Have you read Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings? If not, there's your obvious answer. If you have, read his other magum opus, The Silmarillion.

That should keep you occupied for a while.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:23 PM
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I've started reading Brave New World a few days ago, which seems to be pretty good good so far. Lenin has also produced some interesting works, as did the legendary writer Tolkien.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:24 PM
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Re: Book

*moves to Entertainment*
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:33 PM
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:53 PM
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Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
I hated that book so damn much.

If you want to get back into reading find things you'd enjoy then progress to depressing deep crap (like of mice and men) at your own pace.

Twilight or Eragon would be easy books for someone wanting to get into reading again especially within fiction/fantasy.

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Hey guys. I wanted to start reading a new book right now. I'm not into novels or science fiction and crap. Any suggestions?
I misread the first post. You're not into novels? erm then read fan fiction if your not into novels or an encyclopedia . . .
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:59 PM
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Whoa! I misread it too, LF.

Sheikah: Perhaps you could tell us what you are interested in, narrow it down for us a bit?
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:06 PM
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Read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. It's a memoir, so it doesn't really fall into either category you said you didn't like. It's one of the most engaging things I've ever read.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:44 PM
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Alright, thnx guys. I'll look up those books and see which ones I like.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:50 PM
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I hated that book so damn much.

If you want to get back into reading find things you'd enjoy then progress to depressing deep crap (like of mice and men) at your own pace.

Twilight or Eragon would be easy books for someone wanting to get into reading again especially within fiction/fantasy.
you disdain one of the best books of the twentieth century and suggest ****ing Eragon?
LADIES AND GENTLEMAN: OUR LITERARILY-IDIOTIC GENERATION! seriously. get a clue.

in any case, here are some quality novels (see: LITERATURE) which I, personally have enjoyed.

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burguess
Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. did yami say that? yes. and I am saying it again. AMAZING BOOK, DAMMIT.
The Awakening by Kate Chopin. Might be a chick book. still awesome.
Breakfast of Champions bu Kurt Vonnegut. Favourite. Book. Ever.

more when I think of them.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:52 PM
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I hated that book so damn much.

If you want to get back into reading find things you'd enjoy then progress to depressing deep crap (like of mice and men) at your own pace.

Twilight or Eragon would be easy books for someone wanting to get into reading again especially within fiction/fantasy.
I'm sorry, but did you just juxtapose Of Mice and Men with Eragon?

Eragon is terrible. It's cliché, unoriginal and filled to the brim with purple prose.

I'm guessing you missed the point of Of Mice and Men, probably one of the greatest novellas of the last 100 years. It's a tragic story, yes, but it represents the American Dream and what can go wrong with it. The name of the book comes from a poem by Robert Burns, quoted 'The best-laid plans of mice and men/often go awry', obviously in reference to the American Dream, and thus, the events of the book take place.

Oh, I also add 1984 by George Orwell to the list of books worth reading.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:57 PM
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I read it, I got the message and I just hated it. I hated the characters all seemed dull, the plot was tedious.

I suggested Eragon and Twilight because I misread the first post. As far as Eragon goes, I wouldn't call it a cliché, the story was original and the writing style was very dynamic keeping focus where as of mice and men bored me to sleep, which was great when I was an insomniac.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:13 PM
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Heh, Eragon is decidedly middling on it's own merits, and quite impressive given the authors age.

However, it's about as cliche as a fantasy story can get, liberally copying Tolkien and Star Wars for every plot point.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:14 PM
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Eragon is only a good book if you're a fan of cutout, one-sided characters, purple prose, anachronisms, overvaried dialogue tags, overly-simplistic languages, overused archetypical story lines, mary-sues, purple prose, unoriginal settings, plot devices, countless elements derrived from contemporary fantasy, purple prose, LotF fanboyism, purple prose, recycled fantasy races, purple prose, exposatory lumping, purple prose and, uh, purple prose.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:18 PM
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The Great Gatsby was mentioned. Go with that. Another one of my suggestions, The Catcher, has been suggested as well. I have a couple more on the top of my head. I liked The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka as well as Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Hey, I liked it).
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:21 PM
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Not to start a flame war but if Eragon is as 2d and riddled with all that purple prose you all speak of, then why was it a number one new york times best seller? It obviously did something right.
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:28 PM
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Not to start a flame war but if Eragon is as 2d and riddled with all that purple prose you all speak of, then why was it a number one new york times best seller? It obviously did something right.
Well, for one, its overhyped due to the fact he is a young writer, it got adapted to a movie (a rather crap one at that), which would in turn get people to read more of the book due to the attention, and well, it has DRAGONS.
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Not to start a flame war but if Eragon is as 2d and riddled with all that purple prose you all speak of, then why was it a number one new york times best seller? It obviously did something right.
hi, argumentum ad numerum. I'm Lly, 'sup?
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:39 PM
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I've never read them myself, but the novelisations of the Ghostbusters films would probably be to your taste.


Also, listen to Lly and Yami. Do not listen to Liquid Fire, unless you're a huge fan of the fantasy genre, in which case eragon will be a merely decent read.

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Eragon is only a good book if you're a fan of cutout, one-sided characters, purple prose, anachronisms, overvaried dialogue tags, overly-simplistic languages, overused archetypical story lines, mary-sues, purple prose, unoriginal settings, plot devices, countless elements derrived from contemporary fantasy, purple prose, LotF fanboyism, purple prose, recycled fantasy races, purple prose, exposatory lumping, purple prose and, uh, purple prose.
So it's like every other fantasy novel written post-Tolkien, then?


At the very least it's better than the Eye of Argon. (but then, everything is better than the Eye of Argon, and I'm not even using hyperbole.)
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