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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    Everybody Poops

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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    if you like football books the JUNCTION BOYS is a great book about paul bear bryants first twoaday sessions at texas a and m and let me tell you they are the workouts from hell lol
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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    A Heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers

    Ulysses by James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a young man by James Joyce

    In Cold Blood Truman Capote

    The Perks of being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

    Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF HOMOSEXUALITY MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE)

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway



    These are all must reads.

    except Ulysses. Because it is by far the most difficult book I've ever read.





    Also, in the Non-fiction department

    A People's HIstory of the UNited States by Howard Zinn

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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    "VikingMike" wrote:
    Prophet had posted re online books...if anyone's interested here's a link to thread for some sites to download ebooks for free:
    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/in...?topic=41821.0




    I'm reading The Hobbit for the 5th or 6th time.

    If you like action/spy/military type books, I highly recommend the following:

    Lee Child's series of Jack Reacher novels - Reacher is a retired Army MP.
    Vince Flynn's series of Mitch Rapp novels - Rapp is an undercover operative.
    Stuart Woods's series of Stone Barrington novels - a lawyer who gets into and out of trouble.
    Daniel Silva - The English Assassin.

    These are all very good reads...nothing existential or philosophical, just good entertainment. And even though they are series, you don't have to read them consecutively.
    Just read "One Shot". Reminds me of Bob Lee Swagger, only not as good a shot
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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    "I Killed" by Ritch Shydner and Mark Schiff
    People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.

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    For all you vets out there: David Drake's "Hammers Slammers" is great. It's Military Sci-fi set far in the future. Does not read like trek or Star wars though. Brutal, down and dirty. The author takes his experience in Vietnam as a member of an armored regiment and transfers it to a merc unit. No happy endings, hard to tell who the good guy is, even when you know Hammers men (Hammer is the CO of the Regiment) are who you're supposed to be rooting for. No "cute "ewoks" in these tales. It's a human universe with all the strife and brutality that goes along with human beings.
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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    "GreenBaySlackers" wrote:
    A Heartbreaking work of staggering genius by Dave Eggers

    Ulysses by James Joyce

    A Portrait of the Artist as a young man by James Joyce

    In Cold Blood Truman Capote

    The Perks of being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

    Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (DO NOT READ THIS BOOK IF HOMOSEXUALITY MAKES YOU UNCOMFORTABLE)

    The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

    A Farewell to Arms by Hemingway



    These are all must reads.

    except Ulysses. Because it is by far the most difficult book I've ever read.





    Also, in the Non-fiction department

    A People's HIstory of the UNited States by Howard Zinn
    Ah-ha! A fellow Joyce fan! Good on you sir. Ulysses is tough. Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow is tougher (though not as good). Finnegan's Wake is the toughest book ever written (and the best
    ;D).

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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    i like chuck palanuik alot.
    the guy who wrote fight club.
    HAUNTED is great, and i also liked LULLABY alot.
    a few others i read i liked but those 3 are my favorites.
    herman hesse's DAMIEN is pretty interesting, and a good play to read is EQQUS.
    i probably spelled half of this shit wrong, but all good stuff.
    and most are easy reads too.
    especially the play.
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    now self destruction" that's enlightenment

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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    "ragz" wrote:
    i like chuck palanuik alot.
    the guy who wrote fight club.
    HAUNTED is great, and i also liked LULLABY alot.
    a few others i read i liked but those 3 are my favorites.
    herman hesse's DAMIEN is pretty interesting, and a good play to read is EQQUS.
    i probably spelled half of this shit wrong, but all good stuff.
    and most are easy reads too.
    especially the play.
    Hesse's Das Glasperlenspiel (The Glass Bead Game) is a masterpiece.

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    Re: Books you might want to read?

    Currently not engaged in any books.
    This time of year the draft and the many publications that come out about it have me totally consumed.

    I do frequent the KJV (Scoffield Reference) and am in the middle of a series I read along time ago on Thomas Covenant and am eagerly awaiting Nephs book.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Covenant
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