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So i get alot of downtime at work and normally read Maxim,Blender and some MMA mags.But seeing how i work with mainly women who read Cosmo,Romance novels and Cat Fancy...

What are some good books i could pick up to read and no Harry Potter stuff cause im not into that.Just any good read would help i actually signed up for my Borders Reward card so might as well use it.Im not that big of a reader but anything will help kill time at work..thanks

Post #1   11/14/07 7:41:31PM   

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I like the stuff from the Games Workshop's Black Library. The Ultramarines Omnibus in particular is just a really well written war saga. Tales of the old world is ace too. Both are 800+ pages with smal print, and they were only like £9 each, so they have a great bang to buck ratio!

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Do you want fiction or non-fiction?

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It doesnt matter as long as it is interesting.

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Try this one

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The Stand - Stephen King

Phantoms - Dean Koontz

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"Invisible Man" - Ralph Ellison. This is a really good read, it tells the story of a young black man struggling with identity issues during the early 1900s. Everyone should read this.

"The Zombie Survival Guide" - Max Brooks. HILARIOUS! 'Nuff said.

"A Brief History of Time" - Stephen Hawking. A must read for everyone, Hawking does an excellent job of dumbing down a lot of prevalent theories in physics. Very interesting.

"The Physics of Superheroes" - James Kakalios. Self explanatory (it attempts to explain how superhero powers would work according to current physics) a fun read.

"Bushido: The Warrior's Code" - Details Japanese morals and ethics during the feudal period. Very fascinating and inspirational.

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- Tortilla Flats by John Steinbeck
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- Lord of the Flies by William Golding
- Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki
- Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

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i like some hemingway stuff, shit just too many to start to list... damn, i know a really good one but i cant think of it................ check out kon tiki, my dad has been trying to get me to read it for years, looks very interesting

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If you liked the movie fight club...

read Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

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Posted by Basshandsome

If you liked the movie fight club...

read Choke by Chuck Palahniuk



read that book or you could read Ender's Game or Battle Royale also awsome books!

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oh man theres too many good books. if you're gonna read to entertain yourself and pass some time, i definitely recommend THE CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES. that is one of the best books ever written, a lot say.

if you want to have get your brain tickling, i recommend INFINITE JEST. another classic book to be thought of the 20th centuries great book.

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The 5 people you meet in heaven, is a great book.

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A Cancticle for Leibowitz

Best book ever written.

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If you want something entertaining and easy to read...

Go with Tim Dorsey's Florida Roadkill

It's a lot of dark comedy with a good helping of gratuitous violence and whitty dialogue...

It's kinda like Pulp Fiction meets Natural Born Killers crossed with One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (which is also worth reading)

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