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Postby Matbow » Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:39 pm

Think mine's got to be...

Storm Crow by Jeff Gulvin
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Postby Bee » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:21 pm

Mine:

Voice of the Heart: Barbara Taylor Bradford
Lord of the Rings: JRR Tolkien


And that's all my brain can come up with for now...
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:55 am

Mine is LORD OF THE RINGS aswell ~*Bee*~ . I first read it when i was 10 and nothing for me has beaten it since. I wasn't going to mention it due to all the publicity of the last few years. Quite a lot of people have been knocking it because of all the hype, but i'm used to that due to the football team i support. :twisted:
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Postby Matbow » Tue Nov 08, 2005 1:00 pm

Are you a blue then?
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:44 pm

I thought that my get your attention!
Ha, I haven't seen a devil in sky blue. Now you could be City but you might be Leeds or a carTOON! :wink:
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Postby Matbow » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:02 pm

Neither, I haven't really got a team! I'm originally from Doncaster who were languishing in the conference when I was living there, so I suppose I "follow" them now.

I read LOTR a few years back now (after all the publicity) and thought it was good, but an extremely hard read.
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Postby Monsoon » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:08 pm

I had the Hobbit read to me when i was really young so i think that might have conditioned me for the harder book. Now the Silmarillion is another story (i gave up on the first page).
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Postby Bee » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:49 pm

See I read the Hobbit after LOTR and enjoyed it so much! I actually, for a little while, thought it was better but then changed my mind later :)
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Postby Nefer » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:38 pm

Dangerous question to ask me, but here are book I would recommend to anyone:

The Clan of the Cave Bear - Jean Auel
Noble House - James Clavell
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons - Gerald Durrell
Outlander - Diana Gabaldon
Harry Potter - J K Rowling
Vanity Fair, I forget who wrote it...

There are a lot more books on my shelves, but these are the ones I LOVE!

And no sports talk, guys... ;)
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Postby aaron » Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:24 am

Alexander triolgy by Valerio Massimo Manfredi
It tells the story of Alexander the Great from his birth to his death over three books and is much, much better than the film.
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Postby Nefer » Sat Nov 12, 2005 12:51 pm

Is that about Alexander the Great? Soudsn like it might be an interesting read!
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Postby Yakumo » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:03 pm

For a Laugh

Douglas Adams Hitchikers Guide (all 5)

For a Cry

The God of Small Things
A Booker prize winner and upon reading one can see why.

For a Scare
James Herbert Fluke ( admittedly probably scarier books around)
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Postby garrick » Sun Nov 20, 2005 6:27 am

I love Tom Wolfe..

Favourites would be The Right Stuff, A Man in Full, and Bonfire. I also like the old chestnuts, Maclean, Forsyth.

I used to dutifully read Tom Clancy, but he is very very ordinary now and I may well give up on him. I liked Executive Orders alot and he was never the same after that although the Bear and the Dragon was passable. Red Rabbit and the latest were plain awful.
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Postby Matt » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:40 pm

I like Thomas the Tank Engine.... particularly The Sad Story of Henry from The Three Railway Engines, an absolute classic.

The Silmarillion just takes stamina to read, try thinking of it as the Middle Earth Bible.
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Postby Matbow » Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:52 pm

woah rhodesy, your "silent one" rank is gonna be under threat if you keep on posting like this :D
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Postby ray » Fri Nov 25, 2005 3:55 am

anything by bernard cornwell. i am going through the sharpe series at the moment very enjoyable
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Postby John R » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:15 am

Some books that i very much enjoyed:-

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis
Lord of the flies - William Golding
Da Vinci code - Dan Brown

All worth a read.
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Postby Nefer » Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:22 pm

Welcome to the Board, Ray!

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Postby Bee » Sat Nov 26, 2005 12:33 am

Hey Johnrook, you enjoyed Lord of the Flies??? I was stuck studying that book for half the year b/c my highschool teacher took forever to get through it... but yeah just wondering why you enjoy it or should I say what you liked about it?
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Postby John R » Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:25 am

I think Lord of the Flies is an all time classic for not just children but adults. I particularly liked the ending of the book. Thought that was brilliant. I've not studied it like you have but i thought it was clever in the way it shows the defects of human nature, or the sinful nature of man, if you will. And how they were left alone on the island and eventualy their society failed.
i also liked the metaphor when that boy meets the 'lord of the flies' or the 'beast' I think that represented something in the mind, that was showing the evil side of the boys.

let me know if i'm right with these interpretations! what did you think of it then?

Also another book to add to the list is 1984 by Orwell.
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