Would like to hear the opinions about Dune too, just got it
Been reading the "A song of Ice and Fire" serie (Game of Thrones for those that don't know). The goddamned books are so incredibly detailed, it's amazing.
Small wonder the serie did so well, the books are practically scripts already.
I had to return my Game of Thrones cos it's on a 7 day hotread thingy, it's fucking awesome though.
Gonna buy it I suppose.
They are amazing albeit a tad slow. While I normally finish a book with 1000 pages in about 2 weeks I now needed 4. But that's what you get with that amount of detail.
I hear the hunger games are really, really bad.
I'm re-reading LOTR, I love this book to much.
Just started reading this. Seems pretty ~fly~ right now.
not as good as Cat's Cradle but still pretty good
i can't help but at least partially agree with him that in some ways people would be better off without 'big brains', but hey, we're stuck with them, we have to make the most of it
i love how he can write about the almost total extinction of humanity in the most enjoyable ways
I'm so happy so many people are reading Vonnegut it warms my heart
Reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley right now
I just finished this book. Basically, the world of the future is shitty though some genius game designer created a gigantic virtual reality game/service where many people escape to. If you like video games and/or 80s pop-culture, I would recommend reading it.
I finished reading The Fault in our Stars 5 minutes ago and I can safely say it is one of the best books I have ever read. Its a great journey and really makes you think about everything in life and the universe, not to spoil anything. Great great book, read it now!
And now to start reading "Flowers for Algernon!"
Currently reading this:
Darkness Series followed by Atlas Shrugged (well, I'll read as much as I can before I start hating it as everyone seems to), then Dune, maybe followed by a re-read of HHGG, the Grimm Collection, and then I would like to read Lolita, War & Peace, and some of these old Tom Clancy books I have.
So much reading I have to do. Eventually I'll get around to the Song of Fire and Ice series.
Finished the Dune trilogy, what an adventure, 2nd book is definitely my favourite
Starting Dune, it's quite intriguing right now, if a LITTLE dull.
Master of Assassins is the biggest badass though :o
Anyone got any examples on good classic books?
Anything by Edgar Allen Poe.
Tell Tale Heart is my favourite.
I'm not a big fan of Stephen King, I tried reading a lot of his books but I usually didn't like them. The only two that I can remember liking you should read, because they don't suck.
The Regulators is a 'mirror novel'(Am I using that right? I think I am) to Desperation but published under his pseudonym.
Picked these two up from the library.
Big fan of Bukowski.
The guy isn't exactly likable(kind of a scumbag, actually), but he sure is fascinating.
Damn good writer too.
Had a Burroughs binge a while back but didn't read this one.
Seeing as how his other stuff is pure genius(Naked Lunch in particular), I'm pretty sure I'm gonna enjoy this as well.
oh dune you
I've set my mind on getting some H.P. Lovecraft and I just can't make up my mind
Do I take this version http://www.amazon.co.uk/H-P-Lovecraf...125524&sr=8-13
or this one http://www.amazon.co.uk/Necronomicon.../ref=pd_cp_b_0
I've already got the Edgar Allan Poe Barnes & Noble so a second one would be cool. I'm really set on the black one though
Complete Fiction has ALL his writings I believe, the Necronomicon is not complete.
Picked up Heir To The Empire by Timothy Zahn and Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein.
Heard good things about the former, don't really know much about the latter.
fun fact: the hunger games are based extensively on ancient rome
The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie.