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    The Sword of Truth Saga by Terry Goodkin
    The Door Keepers by Graham Masterton
    Anne Rice's Vampire books are good

    and Drizzt Dudden series by R.A Salvatore

    I like most books I read...because if it doesn't look intresting I wont' read it.
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    Equis it's a play not sure if it fits but a good read. I forgot the author or playright or whatever.
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    'Battlefield Eath' - Hubbard
    'Final Blackout' - Hubbard
    'The Stand' - King
    'The Nights Dawn' trilogy - Peter F Hamilton

    The whole bunch of Jack Ryan & John Kelly/Clark books from Clancy. I've read all of them except 'Patriot Games' and 'Red Kremlin' or whatever that one is. 'Sum of All Fears' and 'Without Remorse' would probably be my favourite from the 10 or so.

    They're all mostly from a literary standpoint.

    'The History of Warfare' - John Keegan
    'The Price of Admirality' - John Keegan

    For information.

    Last but not least is Mathew Reillys effort for sheer action and adventure-
    'Ice Station'
    'Area 7'

    Literary marvels they are not, intense and fun they are.
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    Steven King's Clown

    John Saul - The Homing

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    Not much into reading books...but those that stand it's hard to pick out one.

    Hemingways "Old Man and the Sea".

    Steinbeck...couple of them, "Travels with Charlie", "Of Mice and Men"

    Newer stuff...

    Jean Auels series called "Earth's Children"..a series of novels starting with "Clan of the Cave Bear", "The Valley of the Horses", "The Mammoth Hunters", and "The Planes of Passage". I have not read her 5th in the series yet, "The Shelters of Stone". I do plan on it.

    "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry...another great one.

    One of my favorite magazine editors..."Peter Egan" from Road & Track.

    All of Gary Larson's "Far Side" books.
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    Probably "The Road Less Travelled" by M.Scott Peck. Its about passing limitations and changing. I think it really helped me get my act together after college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Needlefreak
    Stephen King ...The Stand
    I would have to agree. I read it front to back in 2 days.

    As a child I would say "Charlotte's Web".
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    Hawaii - James Michener
    The Dark Tower series - Stephen King
    The Stand - Stephen King
    Lord of the Rings - Tolkien

    honorable mention;

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
    Lord of the Flies - William Golding

    man, could go on and on

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    Chronicles of Amber-Roger Zelazny

    Hitchhiker's Guide to the galaxy - Douglas Adams

    Every normal man must be tempted at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
    I often wonder if the voices in my head ever get frustrated because I'm just too damn lazy to climb that clock tower.
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    The Dragon Bone Chair- Tad Williams (first 150 pages are slow but the rest, and the rest of the series is great. Three books in hardback, four in paperback)

    A Soldier of the Great War-Mark Helprin (tried reading two other of his books and I can not get into them)

    Papillon- Great book, I liked it better than King Rat, all though that is still a good book also

    Where the Wild Things Are

    I can't think of any nonfiction books that are not mainly reference, or about a limited subject (The Complete Aguarium is a good one)

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    Everybody Poops by Taro Gomi and Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
    Respect it.

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    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum

    All by Robert Ludlum.

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    "No One Here Gets Out Alive" by Dann Jerry
    "The Hobbit" Tolken
    "Farenheit 451" Ray Bradbury
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    1.) The Lord of the Rings (& All accompanying books)

    2.) The Dragonriders of Pern series

    3.) The Last Dragonlord series

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    Holy Bible-- By God

    Return of the Stargods by Richard Vizzutti

    The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey

    Tales from the Time Loop by David Icke
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    Reading for entertainment:
    Cat's Cradle - Vonnegut
    Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories
    Stranger in a Strange Land - Heinlein
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    Seen Heinlein and Vonnegut pop up often in this thread. Like em both a lot.

    Best book eh? Geez thats tough.
    The first book in Robert Jordans "Wheel of Time" blew me away, I mean just put me into a trance almost.

    Dune is the same way, but spans over many more (quality)volumes. The good guys are good, and the bad guys are evil distilled, great stuff.

    Hitchhikers Guide is brilliant, last few installments get a bit wacky, but still a hoot to read.

    For just easy reading the Clancy stuff keeps me awake, Rainbow Six in particular was VERY entertaining.
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    The Grapes of Wrath- John Steinbeck, the only book I've read twice.
    It came upon a midnight clear up my nose

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    Returning video tapes
    -Brave new world.
    -Animal farm.
    -The Republic.
    -The manifesto. (read from an objective state of mind).
    -Guerrill warfare tactics written by Che Guevera.
    -Tao Ti Ching by Red Pine.
    -Buddhist text as translated by Edward Conze.
    -The Turner Diaries.

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    Way too many to list...
    In my youth, I loved to read just about anything. I really liked Alfred Hitchcock & the 3 Investigators though! (A series) I would guess historical adventure would probably be my fav leisure reading... With my eye condition, my reading is somewhat limited to the computer...

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