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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gunny, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. Starkiller

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    And it's about to become a movie.

    For what it's worth, all the Clancy books have been turned into good movie adaptations. They don't follow the books all the time, and they aren't quite as good as the books, but the movies have still all been good.
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  2. RollTide

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    The classics gentleman...

    I'm reading Goethe's faust 1 & 2 for the second time and a book of plays by a swedish writer august strindberg.

    I always love reading thoreau and am still trying to fiqure out whitman's leaves of grass.

    One of the better novels in the last 20 years is amy tan's "the joy luck club."

    For some fun reading try "A year in provence".

    Ayn rand's the fountainhead is truly a great novel and for something controversial and mind stimulating read her essay book called "the virtue of selfishness."


    For great non fiction i would encourage anyone to read tony robbins "awaken the giant within" and a book called "maximum achievement" by a writer named tracy.

    Kami, please don't tell me for a second you actually identify with the bigger thomas character in native son.
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  3. KamikaZ

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    I can identify with any character if they're written in a human way. That's the beauty of literature.
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  4. smili

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    Yeah - that's the gist. You're seeing more segregation in society along lines of intelligence due to how economy/society is evolving. Add in that IQ is a hereditary trait, and you get "the smart get smarter, the not so smart, well... are increasingly out of luck" when all the good paying jobs are dependent on intelligent. It's a big change from only a couple generations ago.
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  5. Mrs. Bipolar

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    I have been a fan of Clive Cussler's for a long time. It is action adventure combined with history and some serious imagination.I am a serious book nerd. Love the Harry Potter books. I am also a devoted reader of English Chic Lit. I love Jemima J, bookends, Shopaholic, etc. So for you guys out there who are sick of your g/f and wives complaining about nothing good to read, I seriously recommend the above books.:thumb:
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  6. Gunny

    Gunny Lord and Master Tip Jar Donor

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    Women should never read a book with that kind of title. :ha:
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  7. Gunny

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    Has anyone read 'House of Leaves'?

    It is a very strange book, different style of written.
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    JMB54 Waitin on a Win!

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  9. Vigsted

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    Very subjective statement. Apart from HftRO I thought all the movies based on TC's books were quite lackluster. And the only reason I think different about HftRO is that I saw the movie before I read the book.

    Personally I find that Dan Browns' books start out like thunder and lightning, but about halfway through it's just straight down hill, sadly.

    Must admit I don't get to read many new novels lately, for some reason it's always non-fiction books that end up on my desk for reading.

    Favourite book of all times is probably Clavell's Noble House. I re-read that one every few years.
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  10. Bobo

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    Speaking of books turned into movies, I saw that Beowulf is going to become a movie....but I think it'll be computer animated. There were some big name actors involved.

    Been a long time since I read it, but I remember liking it and hopefully the movie will be good too. I wonder how many hated this book mostly because they had to read it in HS? :lol:
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