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    I recently took a job where I am asked to watch over a computer lab, I spend most of my day reading, so I ask you NFLDC, read any good books lately? Give me some recommendations. I am a fan of authors such as Hunter S. Thompson, Bret Easton Ellis, Mark Danielewski, and Chuck Palahniuk.

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    even though it was for school, I read the values of the game, by Bill Bradley. short book, but very interesting. a great read during the time of point shaving, dog fighting, steroids etc. shouldnt take more than really an hour to finish, but i really enjoyed it. a great read for basketball/sports fans

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      I haven't read it yet but I would love to get some time to read Tony Dungy's book.

      On another note I am thinking about getting into Ayn Rand books. Never heard anyone say they didn't like them. They are really deep books. I wiki'd a couple of them and needless to say want to get into them.
      Atlas shrugged and Fountainhead would be the first two I would read.

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        I recommend:

        The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (my favorite book ever)

        For non-fiction lovers, there is a series of books about Theodore Roosevelt that are fantastic.

        I am also finishing up a very sobering look at radical Islam called The Sword of the Prophet, by Serge Trifkovic [Note: I am not trying to incite a religious discussion. It is just a very good read.]



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          I am reading Chuck Palahniuk right now actually.

          I would HIGHLY recommend My Losing Season by Pat Conroy.

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            Originally posted by thule View Post
            I haven't read it yet but I would love to get some time to read Tony Dungy's book.

            On another note I am thinking about getting into Ayn Rand books. Never heard anyone say they didn't like them. They are really deep books. I wiki'd a couple of them and needless to say want to get into them.
            Atlas shrugged and Fountainhead would be the first two I would read.
            You've never heard anyone say they didn't like Ayn Rand? Are you f'n kidding me? Ayn Rand is one of the most controversial/hated authors in the history of literature. Haven't you ever seen the South Park where Officer Barbrady learns to read?

            Anyway, as a graduate student about 75% of my day is reading, though I doubt many would interest the general public. One really good (and short) book that I always read for inspiration is 'Man's Search for Meaning'. It's a holocaust survivors account of how he made it through each day using existential thought etc. Really good book.

            Another good book if you really like coffee is 'The Social History of Coffee', however it's not for the novice reader so there are probably more accessible books on the subject available at Borders or something.


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              Not sure if it'll be your kind of book, but I just finished "The Bancroft Strategy" by Robert Ludlum and really enjoyed it, one of his best books.

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                Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                You've never heard anyone say they didn't like Ayn Rand? Are you f'n kidding me? Ayn Rand is one of the most controversial/hated authors in the history of literature. Haven't you ever seen the South Park where Officer Barbrady learns to read?

                Anyway, as a graduate student about 75% of my day is reading, though I doubt many would interest the general public. One really good (and short) book that I always read for inspiration is 'Man's Search for Meaning'. It's a holocaust survivors account of how he made it through each day using existential thought etc. Really good book.

                Another good book if you really like coffee is 'The Social History of Coffee', however it's not for the novice reader so there are probably more accessible books on the subject available at Borders or something.
                I'm talking about people I know who have read the books. I'm not talking about what some scribe is writing in the New York Times.

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                  Originally posted by thule View Post
                  I haven't read it yet but I would love to get some time to read Tony Dungy's book.

                  On another note I am thinking about getting into Ayn Rand books. Never heard anyone say they didn't like them. They are really deep books. I wiki'd a couple of them and needless to say want to get into them.
                  Atlas shrugged and Fountainhead would be the first two I would read.
                  Atlas Shrugged was absolutely awful, I don't like her style of writing and it's very dry and dragging to me. I don't think you should read Atlas Shrugged.

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                    Originally posted by thule View Post
                    I'm talking about people I know who have read the books. I'm not talking about what some scribe is writing in the New York Times.
                    Haha..alright well either way, there are a lot of people that hate Ayn Rand, and they aren't all self-important book critiques. Try assigning one of her books in a classroom and gauge the response.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bearsfan_51 View Post
                      Haha..alright well either way, there are a lot of people that hate Ayn Rand, and they aren't all self-important book critiques. Try assigning one of her books in a classroom and gauge the response.
                      Any forced reading is going to be subject to criticism.

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                        Im reading "Blood Makes the grass Grow Green" by Johnny Rico. It's a memoir of a guy who dropped everything to join the Army and go to Afghanistan after 9/11. Great book

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                          just finished this one, now not reading anything since I'm writing.

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                            Fahrenheit 451

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SubNoize View Post
                              Atlas Shrugged was absolutely awful, I don't like her style of writing and it's very dry and dragging to me. I don't think you should read Atlas Shrugged.
                              Atlas Shrugged is a philosophical manifesto with a lot of depth and a lot of dry parts. It is masked as a story, but it is hard core philosophy. The Fountainhead is a cool story with love, sex, deception, legal drama, violence, explosions, etc. I only recommend The Fountainhead because it is a good read and easier to comprehend than a lot of her other work.



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