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Post  azer on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:23 pm

Post names, reviews, and discussions of good books here

Ill start:

Lord of the rings
Chronicles of narnia
enders game/shadow
Redwall books
Wheel of Time series
Inheritance trilogy
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Post  BobShmob on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:29 pm

I wrote:Terry Pratchet's series with captain Vimes is awesome! Also I like the Bartimaeus trilogy, and the series "percy jackson and the Olympians"
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Post  Jon on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:44 pm

I like to read textbooks.
As for fiction, Michael Crichton's Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, and The Terminal Man are some of my favorites. I also like Isaac Asimov's novels.
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Post  BobShmob on Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:48 pm

I wrote:
azer wrote:Post names, reviews, and discussions of good books here

Ill start:

Lord of the rings
Chronicles of narnia
enders game/shadow
Redwall books
Wheel of Time series
Inheritance trilogy
I used to like redwall, but I find that the stereotypes are annoying (how all the rats are evil) and the characters are underdeveloped and are either completely good or completely evil.
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Post  azer on Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:47 pm

I've kinda outgrown Redwall too, but they are still pretty good
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Post  Jon on Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:00 pm

azer wrote:I've kinda outgrown Redwall too, but they are still pretty good
Ironically, they were originally made for high-school students.
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Post  BobShmob on Sun Dec 14, 2008 4:07 pm

I wrote: that's weird Jon! And though I don't particularly like Redwall, the other books that are using the same basic idea (medieval setting and animals that are sentient) are much worse. Having to deal with the setbacks of a plot like that, I think that Brian Jacque did pretty well.
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Post  azer on Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:30 pm

Jon wrote:
azer wrote:I've kinda outgrown Redwall too, but they are still pretty good
Ironically, they were originally made for high-school students.

Whoa, he failed at that...
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Post  okohokonu on Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:59 pm

Anyone ever heard of the Quantum Prophecy series? Pretty good, if your into scifi. Sad Sadly, only the first and maybe second is out in America. Pretty new series, even in the UK where it was written.


BTW, i have only read the first book.
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Post  グリフィン on Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:46 pm

Any Robert Cormier book and I'm sold. (The Chocolate War, Rag and Bone Shop)
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Post  eklipse13 on Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:22 am

Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
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Post  Y3K on Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:17 pm

Right now I am reading War and Peace, I would recommend the Ender's Game Series of books, and also Catcher in the Rye, and The Art Of War
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Post  BobShmob on Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:21 pm

pseudonym wrote:Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
I think that artemis fowl is sort f lame because he is created by the author who is not a genius so cannot make artemis fowl a genius. instead artemis fowl has normal intelligence while everyone else is stupid.
Inkheart was pretty good Very Happy
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Post  BobShmob on Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:26 pm

I also like:
the seventh kingdom
obernewton
douglas adams
diana wynn Jones
the last apprentice
rangers apprentice

the problem with me is that I read alot of books, but I don't like most of them
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Post  eklipse13 on Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:16 am

BobShmob wrote:the problem with me is that I read alot of books, but I don't like most of them

Same here. I have several boxes of books that I do not deem worthy to sit on mine shelves.
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Post  BobShmob on Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:22 pm

pseudonym wrote:Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
I really think that the inheritance trilogy is not all that it is made out to be. The first book was badly written and I really did not like the second book, I think that the third book is much better than the others, but I still do not think that it is exceptional.
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Post  azer on Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:55 am

BobShmob wrote:
pseudonym wrote:Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
I really think that the inheritance trilogy is not all that it is made out to be. The first book was badly written and I really did not like the second book, I think that the third book is much better than the others, but I still do not think that it is exceptional.

For the most part, I agree with Marina, although I think that the Brisingr was exceptional,
And they are OK books all round
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Post  eklipse13 on Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:35 am

azer wrote:
BobShmob wrote:
pseudonym wrote:Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
I really think that the inheritance trilogy is not all that it is made out to be. The first book was badly written and I really did not like the second book, I think that the third book is much better than the others, but I still do not think that it is exceptional.

For the most part, I agree with Marina, although I think that the Brisingr was exceptional,
And they are OK books all round

You have to remember that Christopher Paolini was 15 when he started to write Eragon. He has gotten better with age.

On a side note, I'm not talking about how he wrote, I'm talking about the story in general and how it developed.
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Post  BobShmob on Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:23 pm

pseudonym wrote:
azer wrote:
BobShmob wrote:
pseudonym wrote:Woot Inheritance trilogy!

Also, take a look at Maximum Ride, Artemis Fowl, The Heirs, The Door Within, Dragons in our Midst, and the Inkheart series.

As for individual books, try House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker for a horror/Supernatural Thriller. Also the Kingdom Keepers, by Ridley Pierson.


(you can tell I like books.)
I really think that the inheritance trilogy is not all that it is made out to be. The first book was badly written and I really did not like the second book, I think that the third book is much better than the others, but I still do not think that it is exceptional.

For the most part, I agree with Marina, although I think that the Brisingr was exceptional,
And they are OK books all round

You have to remember that Christopher Paolini was 15 when he started to write Eragon. He has gotten better with age.

On a side note, I'm not talking about how he wrote, I'm talking about the story in general and how it developed.
I know of some authors who have started writing books when they are quite young, and have made them well written (though I agree that Eragon's plot was pretty cool), a woman called Isabell Carmode wrote a book called farseekers when she was sixteen, I enjoyed when I read it a couple years ago, and I know that it was more well written than Eragon.

on another note, a series to avoid is the Divide trilogy, the plot is under developed, the characters overly simplistic, and the writing style is horrible!
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Post  eklipse13 on Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:06 am

Did i mention the series Dragons in our Midst? I am currently reading it, and it is amazing. Bryan Davis makes them seem almost believable, as if the books could actually exist! BTW, there is a prelude series, but read these three first. Very Happy
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Post  okohokonu on Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:51 am

Has anyone read House of The Scorpion? Awesome book! Happy And yes, I absolutely love the Ender's Game series. Oh, and did anyone say the Supernaturalist?
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Post  グリフィン on Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:46 pm

okohokonu wrote:Has anyone read House of The Scorpion? Awesome book! Happy And yes, I absolutely love the Ender's Game series. Oh, and did anyone say the Supernaturalist?

Ah, yes, the Supernaturalist. Great book. The only Eoin Colfer book I probably will ever enjoy.

Throw me a Manga, also, and I'm game. Haha.
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Post  BobShmob on Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:27 pm

The fablehaven series and the floating island are pretty good books, though I am not sure what the name of the series for the floating island is.
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Post  Insanity on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:51 pm

Jon wrote:I like to read textbooks.
of course, jon. :rolleyes:
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Post  Insanity on Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:53 pm

DEH ANIMORPHS ARE AWESOME

Razz

i also love The Dangerous Days of Daniel X.

yes, the extremely violent alien-related sci-fi books are my kind. =)
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