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49ersfan_87
06-01-2008, 05:25 PM
Thought i would start a thread where we could all discuss what we were reading...

Im currently reading Double Cross by James Patterson. Its pretty good so far, but i just started it. I just finished reading The Stand by Stephen King, which was a massive 1153 pages long, so its kind of a relief to read a 300 page book now.

Chucky
06-01-2008, 05:32 PM
Im almost done

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511574DKFAL.jpg

Great ook so far, completely different from all other History books that I have read, it really gets a perspective from the people who were living through the cold war.

Before that I read

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I read it when I was young, and I decided that I should re-read it, and it was definately worth reading it again, I had a whole different perspective on it after reading it again. Definately one of my favourite books.

Paranoidmoonduck
06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
http://www.psych.mcgill.ca/photos/brain.jpg


Just an awesome book.

Dr. Gonzo
06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
Just got done with Chuck Palahniuk's Snuff. Sort of a novella but great nonetheless.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n49/n248262.jpg


Also just finished Freakonomics. Very interesting read.

http://jeremylatham.com/images/freakonomics.jpg


Currently reading The Other Hollywood. It is incredible so far.

http://www.davenaz.com/blogpics/other_hollywood.jpg

rchrd
06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
I've never been an autobiography fan in the most part but am definitely stuck on John Peels' Margrave of the Marshes

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21JVG4FKG4L._SL500_AA180_.jpg

Unfortunately he died before it was finished. I havent been able to put it down yet.

d34ng3l021
06-01-2008, 05:38 PM
I am not reading it now, but heres probably my favorite book:

http://www.hatrack.com/osc/books/endersgame/endersgame.jpg

Bob Sanders Dreadlock
06-01-2008, 06:07 PM
Currently reading:
http://nathiyalai.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/fountainhead.jpg
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0679642609.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Highly recommend both books. They can help shape your life and give you a new outlook on how to live.

Boston
06-01-2008, 06:12 PM
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Bills2083
06-01-2008, 06:46 PM
I am currently reading this...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/I_Am_America_(And_So_Can_You!).jpg


I just finished this for school...

http://threebooksandamovie.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/thesecretlifeofbees.jpg

Brent
06-01-2008, 06:48 PM
I didn't like Freakonomics. I thought it was kind of telling my stuff I already knew... also I felt like they were just preaching the Protestant work ethic.

I'm reading:
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ronko88
06-01-2008, 07:59 PM
http://www.audio-ideas.com/graphics/bob-dylan-chronicles.jpg

Great Book.
Also would recommend The Great Gatsby and The Fountainhead.

eaglesfan_45
06-01-2008, 08:05 PM
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Harry Potter FTW! :D

for real though

Just finished reading 1984 and Farenheit 451 they both were really good but I like Farenheit 451 a little more.

TitleTown088
06-01-2008, 08:16 PM
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http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tIObLzZML.jpg

OSUGiants17
06-01-2008, 08:17 PM
not reading anything right now, but I recomend everyone read some of Christopher Moore's book. Amazing, and histerical.

Damix
06-01-2008, 08:22 PM
Reading the Foundation series for the millionth time.

Still the best science fiction series ever written.

CashmoneyDrew
06-01-2008, 08:32 PM
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HChu
06-01-2008, 08:34 PM
not reading anything right now, but I recomend everyone read some of Christopher Moore's book. Amazing, and histerical.

I'm reading one of his now; Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.

Canadian_kid16
06-01-2008, 09:12 PM
read Fight Club for English, good book but it was so confusing...

Caddy
06-01-2008, 09:33 PM
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Brent
06-01-2008, 09:42 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/78/Darkly_Dreaming_Dexter.jpg
I read that but I enjoy the show more haha

brat316
06-01-2008, 10:13 PM
I am looking for a good book to read its been a while. Last one i read was either Divinc Code or Harry Potter

fischbowl
06-01-2008, 11:48 PM
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adschofield
06-02-2008, 12:06 AM
I'm reading Walden by Henry David Thoreau and All The King's Men

locseti
06-02-2008, 12:10 AM
I recently was confined in a detention facility so needless to say I did a lot of reading - titles include 'The Hours' (a strictly literary piece), 'The Constant Gardner' (highly recommend), 'Cannery Row' (highly recommend), 'Killer Instinct' by Joseph Finder which was a surprisingly enjoyable read, the guy has a great writing style. I also read those 'Adventures of Merlin Books,' but they didn't measure up to the HP's. I also love everything by Chuck P, namely 'Survivor' ... Tried to read some Robin Cook, particularly 'Coma' but I couldnt get into it.

Dr. Gonzo
06-02-2008, 12:13 AM
Survivor is my favorite book. EVER. Read it everyone.

CashmoneyDrew
06-02-2008, 12:13 AM
I recently was confined in a detention facility so needless to say I did a lot of reading - titles include 'The Hours' (a strictly literary piece), 'The Constant Gardner' (highly recommend), 'Cannery Row' (highly recommend), 'Killer Instinct' by Joseph Finder which was a surprisingly enjoyable read, the guy has a great writing style. I also read those 'Adventures of Merlin Books,' but they didn't measure up to the HP's. I also love everything by Chuck P, namely 'Survivor' ... Tried to read some Robin Cook, particularly 'Coma' but I couldnt get into it.

Dude, read mutation^^^^^^^^^^^^^

StripedWalrus
06-02-2008, 12:19 AM
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http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/images/n1/n7769.jpg

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http://cmoore.com/gallery/albums/uploads/culture/9920925.jpg

and hopefully soon to be released!!!

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It is my favorite book series! Everyone should read them!

OSUGiants17
06-02-2008, 04:04 PM
Currently Reading
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Great Book.

A Perfect Score
06-02-2008, 04:19 PM
we had a literature thread already, ive posted in it several times...currently, i just finished reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood and Blindness by Jose Saramago. They were both brilliant, im writing a paper on them right now. My favourite authors include...

-Chuck P
-Bret Easton Ellis
-Tolstoy
-Dostoevsky
-Faulkner
-Richard Matheson
-HST


Some of my favourite books are...

-I Am Legend
-Interview With The Vampire
-Brave New World
-Requiem For A Dream
-Less Then Zero
-A Light In August
-Fear and Loathing

and...

Oh man, im gunna have so much to contribute to this thread...as someone who reads an awful lot, here are some of my favourite novels...

Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk- Ive never read anything so moving in my life. Everytime i read it it breaks my heart, simply because it paints a picture that is so bleak its stunning. I love it. Its very differant from the movie, and drives home its anti-consumerist message much better then the movie does. This is without doubt my favourite novel, and always will be. Id recommend it for anyone who hasnt already read it.

Blindness, Jose Saramago- Another novel that touches upon the depths of the human soul, Blindness is about an epidemic in which the majority of the human population is turned blind. It details the collapse of society with clarity, and some of the novel is terrifying to be honest. One of teh best written novels ive ever read. Spectacular in every way. I cant say enogh good things about it. Its written with hardly any punctuation, sentences can be half a page long. Its very disorienting at first, but once you get used to it, you cant put the nove down.


Oryx And Crake, Margaret Atwood- another post apocolyptic novel about a man who had a large role in mankinds downfall. Details his guilt and pain in reliving his memories as the last man on earth. Very very good novel, with alot of satire and black humour. Deals heavily with bioengineering and the ethics behind it, im writing a paper on it for school. Its fantastic. I love it, i recommend it to everyone.


those are just a few, but i can go on and on and on all night. but for anyone who hasnt read those novels, i recommend them right away

More of my favourites that i forgot...

American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis- A bit on the graphic side, actually its probably the most disturbing thing ive ever read, but i love the messages in the novel. As you can tell, im big on these kinds of books and if you can sort through the mass amounts of designer brands, there is an important sentiment behind the words.

The Secret History, Donna Tartt- Another very good novel, about several college students who commit a murder. However, its written in reverse style and its very very effective. A gripping read that deals with grief and despair and consequences

thats just the tip of the iceberg, i read quite a bit. those are my faves though

Brent
06-02-2008, 04:25 PM
American Psycho is such a good book. I remember reading it while riding a bus and just feeling disdain for everyone around me haha.

kwilk103
06-02-2008, 04:33 PM
Dr. Suess----that is all

themaninblack
06-02-2008, 04:39 PM
I am currently reading Into the Wild and Choke. Both are amazing.

A Perfect Score
06-02-2008, 04:41 PM
I am currently reading Into the Wild and Choke. Both are amazing.

i wasnt a big fan of choke, me and gonzo have debated this at length...i found it more nihilistic and slightly more apathetic then chuck's other work, and for some reason it just bothered me. Victor Mancini was an incredibly complex character though. I liked it, just not as much as Chuck P's other novels.

OSUGiants17
06-02-2008, 05:13 PM
I am currently reading Into the Wild and Choke. Both are amazing.

They're making Choke into a movie,
Comes out 9/26/08 (http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/movies/choke-movie/choke)

neko4
06-02-2008, 05:15 PM
Ive been reading books about the mafia. Its probably had a more negative influence on me than any video game has

Love reading them though

iworshipbender
06-02-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.uncrate.com/men/images/zombie-survival-guide.jpg

I'm about 1/3 done with it, it's a fun read.

themaninblack
06-02-2008, 07:16 PM
They're making Choke into a movie,
Comes out 9/26/08 (http://www.chuckpalahniuk.net/movies/choke-movie/choke)

Ya ive been waiting for that forever. Ive read Choke before a long time ago n Im just reading it again to familiarize myself with it.

I like Choke but I agree its not one of Chuck's best works. My favorites are Survivor and Lullaby and Fight Club of course but that goes without saying.

A Perfect Score
06-02-2008, 07:24 PM
i agree, the movie does look good, im a huge fan of sam rockwell, i think hes a horribly underrated actor. Ive been waiting for it for a long time as well. its my #2 most anticipated movie this summer. I didnt like lullaby that much, but Fight Club and Survivor were both genius. I liked invisible monsters as well, alot actually even though it isnt one of his more popular works.

themaninblack
06-02-2008, 08:34 PM
Ive been meaning to read Invisible Monsters for like 5 years but I've never gotten around to it. Have you read his newest book yet? It looks pretty interesting.

SuperMcGee
06-02-2008, 08:39 PM
Ive been meaning to read Invisible Monsters for like 5 years but I've never gotten around to it. Have you read his newest book yet? It looks pretty interesting.

Same here. I've actually owned Invisible Monsters for a while but haven't sat down with it yet. I've only read 3 of Chuck's works so far, though.

A Perfect Score
06-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Invisible monsters is great. Ive rread every one of Chucks book except for the new one, Snuff. Gonzo read it though, and he said its great. I have yet to read it though.

49ersfan_87
06-05-2008, 11:20 AM
Im now reading Duma Key by Stephen King. After that, i will be reading The Taking by Dean Koontz.

One book im keeping my eye on is Swan Song by Robert McCammon, which sounds very good. I also have to get into more of this Chuck Pahlianuk (sp?) guys books, everyone here seems to rave about him.

Brent
06-05-2008, 12:44 PM
The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

good book

fischbowl
06-05-2008, 04:50 PM
The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh

good book

eh one can argue The Onion Field was 10x better.

d34ng3l021
06-05-2008, 04:52 PM
I had to read Dante's Purgatorio for class. It was a pretty damn good read. Didnt really expect it to be.

Dr. Gonzo
06-06-2008, 12:33 AM
I have been bored on my bike rides home every night so I am going to get myself some good audio books. I need suggestions.

trekindude
06-06-2008, 06:54 AM
<snip>A Song of Ice and Fire</snip>

It is my favorite book series! Everyone should read them!

QFT. It's awesome. I'll be in a queue on September 30th waiting to collect mine.

brat316
06-06-2008, 08:10 AM
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoniex also got the last 2 books

Brent
06-06-2008, 09:30 AM
I have been bored on my bike rides home every night so I am going to get myself some good audio books. I need suggestions.
Stephen Colbert's I Am America supposedly has a ton of people doing voices on the audio book tracks.

NY+Giants=NYG
06-06-2008, 09:41 AM
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Comes out sept. 8th Giants fans. It's a really good read I heard. Eric from BBI got an advanced copy and was giving us some tidbits from it.

- Talks about how EA was nervous about the ELi trade, because the the Browns wanted to trade as well, and thought if we drafted Rivers, and they traded Manning, we'd be stuck with a player we didn't want. So he was very, very nervous about that scenerio playing out.

- Talks about how EA was very close to trading down in the draft but AJ Smith called him just in time.

- Talks about how EA hated Hufangel the OC brought in originally with Coughlin. The term was EA crusifies him.

- Talks about how Gilbride saw a weakness in the Pats defense on the game winning pass, and so they called the same play.

- How alot of the routes were run wrong, and thus leads to Ints. Shockey and Plax both ran wrong routes, and caused the 2 ints in the Vikings game. Eli never said anything or hung his teammates out to dry, and that's why the players all are very, very defensive when the media or people rip him, because he doesn't pin the blame.

What else did he say? hmm..

- Talks about how Chris Palmer the new QB coach has greatly made strides with Eli, and it started to help towards the end of the season. And goes into detail on how Palmer prepares Eli.


Overall Eric said it was a very, very, good book. Comes out in Sept. and this is a must buy if you're a giants fan.






Here are some other things which Eric says:


"Just finished it.

The last few chapters are great.

I don't want to ruin the book, but a few teasers:

(1) Eli's college coach's (Cutliffe's) opinion on Eli's transformation in the playoffs will get you fired up.

(2) So will Eli's first words to his teammates in the huddle on the game-winning drive in the Super Bowl.

(3) You get a run down of what is going on in Accorsi's mind as he is watching the last drive from the stands.

(4) The defensive players thought they had lost the game and were downcast on the bench. Strahan got them out of their funk.

(5) The game-winning touchdown was planned by Gilbride due to a weakness he had spotted in the defense. The Giants had been waiting for the perfect moment for the play.

(6) Accorsi made an interesting guarantee about Eli to Tony LaRussa.

(7) Peyton Manning has a lot to say about his brother and his future.

For those who were asking, Vacchiano sat down with assistant coaches and team execs before the recent draft so there is original info here. A lot from Palmer, Gilbride, and John Mara. The stuff from Cutliffe is very interesting, as are the remarks by Jim Miller, Tim Hasselbeck, Phil Simms, Esiason. Accorsi is interviewed extensively. So is Peyton Manning.

The book won't be released until early September, but I really recommend it."

Staubach12
06-06-2008, 11:17 AM
I am currently reading this...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/I_Am_America_(And_So_Can_You!).jpg

That book is incredible!

By the way, there was already a thread for this.

http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10360


Anyway, I'm reading Catch-22 at the moment. It's pretty good so far.

Staubach12
06-06-2008, 11:27 AM
Favorites include Of Mice and Men, Travels with Charlie, Brave New World, Farenheit 451, A Lesson Before Dying, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, 1984, A Tale of Two Cities, Animal Farm, Things Fall Apart, The Kite Runner.

Dr. Gonzo
06-06-2008, 03:12 PM
Stephen Colbert's I Am America supposedly has a ton of people doing voices on the audio book tracks.

If I did not own that book already I would for get the aduio version. Hell I think I will anyways because the book was so damn awesome.

themaninblack
06-06-2008, 03:40 PM
My grandpa gave me this book to read a few years ago n I wouldn't read it for the longest time because it looked lame but I finally got around to reading it and it is pretty amazing.
The Travler's Gift By Andy Andrews:
http://images.barnesandnoble.com/images/13710000/13710617.JPG

seriously check it out.