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good books . . .

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by SPLINTER, Nov 10, 2003.


    SPLINTER Guest

    just that, post up some good books and a short description of why you thought they were good or what the books are about. currently im reading small books to get back in the habbit.

    1984 - sure you guys know what that is.
    The Catcher in the Rye - story about teenage angst.
    Go Ask Alice - a real diary about a girl that gets involved with drugs and sex after she moves to a new town. really good story.
  2. Coffie Crave

    Coffie Crave Senior Member

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    and anything magazine
  3. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

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    portnoy's complaint- it's funny... the type of book a broad couldn't really relate to though.... story about some jewish guy growing up in the 60s, and how his parents fucked up his sex life, and how he can't have a real relationship as an adult.
  4. Don't Panic

    Don't Panic Member

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    Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn- just a good book, quick read.
    Ending the Explosion, ?- why there are too many of us, and thoughts on how to fix it.
    Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness, by Pete Fromm- college kid by himself in a tent over winter (7 months) in mountains in Montana.
  5. square

    square Junior Member

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    memoirs of a geisha - growing up in japan in the first half of the 20th century, very interesting, i coudlnt put it down
    ender's game - science fiction, but not the stupid space adventure kind. about a genius kid being put through a military training program and getting used
    ender's shadow - same as ender's game, but from the perspective of one of the other characters. perhaps even better than the original
  6. hyrax

    hyrax Member

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    a clockwork orange

    the movie leaves out some of the nice details that make the story what it is
  7. old*824

    old*824 Senior Member

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    How to talk dirty and influence people-autobiography of Lenny Bruce.

    Lenny Bruce being a controversial comic routinely arrested for lewdness in his comedy routines in LA/NYC in the fortys and fiftys. He died of a herion or morphine overdose.

    BOZACK Member

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    the perks of being a wallflower

    jacob's journal...similar to go ask alice. guy gets wrapped up in some satanic shit and kills himself...all real, it's actually just his journal published word for word
  9. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    who wrote this?

    and right, a clockwork orange is very good, but buy the british version, 21 chapters, unlike 20 which is in the american version, leaves out key shit

    perks of being a wallflower is very good also

    Requeim for a dream (difficult read though, confusing mostly)

    A wanting seed (good book, anthony burgess)

    Fast Food Nation (shit, this was great)

    The Jungle-Upton Sinclair. You have all heard of this, it was in those damn history books in elementary, middle, and high school. Its a great Book about Jurgis and the family, great book

    Lord of the Rings-These will always be classics, always

    The Illiad and The Odessy-you have heard of these too, they are fantastic books

    On The Road-Jack Keruac, about a guy who just hitch hikes and what not around america, very good

    Couldnt Keep It To Myself-good book here, Wally Lamb wrote it

    Everybody has to read the hardy boys, you can truck through about 2 a day to complete the collection in less than a month
  10. seppuku

    seppuku Member

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    anything by BRET EASTON ELLIS
  11. space base

    space base Senior Member

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    how to become multi-orgasmic male.
  12. krie

    krie Guest

    :lol: Goosebumps! :lol:
    your kidding right ?

    last time i read a book it was called "The Day The War Began" i think it was called, its first book of a series..
  13. RubbeRBand

    RubbeRBand Member

    Joined: Oct 14, 2003 Messages: 525 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah, there've been some good old books mentioned.

    but here's the good shit.

    Most anything by Salman Rushdie, seriously, this guy is like the best writer out there nowadays.

    Ulysees by James Joyce, god if you like the language this book is like a weekend of sex drugs and rock & roll.

    Homage To Catalonia- good WWI account by George Orwell.

    The Sun Also Rises- Post War Europe by Hemmingway, lots of drinks and conversation.

    Beloved this is a really good book by Toni Morisson, lots of ghosts and history, a world of literature in here.

    The Ginger Man- J.P. Donlevy ughk fucking disgusting twerp of a man let loose on Ireland with his repressed homosexual friend and his abused wife and child. Fucking awfully good read.

    The Flander's Panel, by Reverte' really good modern mystery.

    The Poor Mouth by Flann O'Brien translated from Gaelic this is a very quirky book.
  14. TranceStoner

    TranceStoner Member

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    hahahahahahahha I read that book!!!!!!!

    Other good books :
    The mole people - a womens experiences with the people who live in the subway tunnels under NYC. great book.

    Darma bums by Jack Keruac - similar to on the road and just as good... the first chapter or so is about riding freights.
  15. Rectum

    Rectum Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 1,501 Likes Received: 1
    Chicken hawk by Robert Mason a 'nam vet about his experience as a huey pilot. *Graphic depictions of vietnam nightmares and VC chopping cocks off