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I would definitely reccomend the DaVinci Code for anyone who hasn't read it. It's a great book.

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Perfectionist, What is your favorite by Poe? I like his prose better than his poetry. Oh, and nice quote, by the way. I just got through with Thoreau, he is... interesting. Yeah.


Oo I like "Annabel Lee". Good poem. Sorry to butt into the conversation.

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I think you would like Angels and Demons. I haven't read it, but I hear it is loaded with suspense and also very informative.
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If you are looking for a book that teaches you something or atleast might give you a different perspective, try Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It was ranked the 2nd most influential book next to the bible. It is a little bit thick though (a little over 1000 pages).


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One hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez is an interesting read. so is running from safety by richard bach...


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Anything by Dean Koontz is great. He writes suspense/thrillers Ive been reading him for 2 years or so and I only 18 too so his books have to be interesting to keep my attention. Some of his really good books include:
INTENSITY
WATCHERS
MIDNIGHT
STRANGE HIGHWAYS
DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART
FROM THE CORNER OF EYE
and his new one LIFE EXPECTANCY looks good too even though I havent read it yet
If you read one his books let me know what you think. Bye 4 now and have a good day.

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Well, to the person who criticized someone for suggesting some books because you had read them in middle school or whatever, I think you have some prejudices against certain levels of reading. I also read the Philip Pullman trilogy, and I enjoyed it. Just because a book is written on a basic level, doesn't mean it is only for children. And on that note, to the girl who asked for books to read, if you haven't read it already, The Giver by Lois Lowry is an excellent book. It is a children's level of reading, probably young teen to teen type book (I read it in 6th grade), but it has an intense message to portray. Also some great books are the Dune Chronicles (adult level reading), which I am in the process of reading now.

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I would have to agree the Dune Cronicles is a great series also another one is (which i dont think ayone has suggested yet) would be anything by Tolkien The Hobbit is a short and simpler read while Lord of the Rings is a great sieries. I have not had the chance to read the Similarian yet but i heard that is good as well. Another thing along those lines would be Beowulf, though technicaly a poem its a great story. The language is a bit hard to understand at times but it is a short read as well.


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amandaD_07: I kinda like Dean Koontz as well, I read Hideout and loved that. But then i read a recent one called The Taking and that was a little average. It had a great start and a great end but the middle was kinda bad. I was thinking ive buying his life expectancy one (is that the one with the clock on the cover?) But im not so sure now.

I liked the LOTR books, but at tha moment im reading a book by Steven King called insomnia. Ive read a few of his others and liked those, but this one isnt grasping me as much. oh well.


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LadyWildcat07: I really liked "The Red Tent". I think it is a book every woman should read.

I also like Dean Koontz books as well. Right now I'm reading his new one "Life Expectancy". It really grabs you right away. I also loved his other one "Dragon Tears".

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That was supposed to be hideaway as well. :)

Ive heard about Angels and Demons before and was wondering if people suggest it as good reading?


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All Dan Browns books are good. Just don't trust any of it to be based in fact.

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sigsfried wrote:
All Dan Browns books are good. Just don't trust any of it to be based in fact.


Any try to read them as if you were watching a film...

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is there really an age you have to be to read certain books?
i don't think so..the only criteria should be it's if it's good or not.

my most recent favourite was The Zanzibar Chest, Aidan Hartley.
an amazing account of a young reporter just starting out with ReutersNews, in the 80's/90's, in Kenya/Somalia/Rwanda.

after finishing that...i had to get SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL, LtGen Roméo Dallaire, UN Commander during the Rwandan genocide.
i'm half way through it, and it's a very tough read.

i know, i know...they're both pretty grim...but that doesn't mean that they aren't good books..(w/Dallaire's possibly being important)...and i usually follow a trail of relevance.

after these 2, i'm going to need something lighter..like a re-read of The Happy Isles of Oceania, Paul Theroux. (my favourite travel writer)

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One really good book that came out a year or two ago is "Funny in Farsi"
by Firoozeh Dumas. It's a memoir not suspense but it's pretty funny at times. I'd definantly recommend it.

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