Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:53 am


bleachnlife

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So this is a thread about books that you think were pretty good in your opinion. ex. (Harry Potter, twilight; I don't like the series, hunger games) Recommend them here. I'm pretty sure quite a few people here read for a hobby Nerd so lets start.
Any genre of books are welcome:
I'll begin....
-Cherubs
-Tales of Otori Series
-Matthew Reilly's Jack West Trilogy
-wrong about Japan
-eat, pray, love
(got more but I'll stop here)

If I've put it in the wrong section... just move it but I'm sure it will turn into a discussion so....


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:09 am


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I will try Matthew Reilly !
I only recently discovered how many great Japanese writers there are !
"Genji Monogatari" ( Tale of Genji ) by Lady Murasaki Shikibu is probably a little heavy for you ( because I know you are a little younger than me ! )
but try "Yukiguni" ( snow country ) by Kawabata Yasunari.
It is the story of a rich young guy from Tokyo who meet a country geisha, but it is sad like all his books !

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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:52 am


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Honestly Western literature these days is a shadow of its former self. Twilight? I Am Number Four? Really?

Well, eitherway, I'd recommend the classics, if you're into Japan, Yukio Mishima is always good, and of course the timeless Haruki Murakami. Eiji Yoshikawa writes terrific Sengoku novels, I think you'd enjoy it.


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:06 am


bleachnlife

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Ok... Twilight was just example... I don't read any books like that.... I'll try some japanese authors this time round... if their in the library....


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:42 am


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Paladinoras wrote:Honestly Western literature these days is a shadow of its former self. Twilight? I Am Number Four? Really?

Well, eitherway, I'd recommend the classics, if you're into Japan, Yukio Mishima is always good, and of course the timeless Haruki Murakami. Eiji Yoshikawa writes terrific Sengoku novels, I think you'd enjoy it.

I couldn't agree with you more. It's been ages since I've been looking for books until last week. Those two were the most popular in the store I've been in.


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:46 am


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Necronomicon, hardcover collection of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, with a creepy picture of Cthulhu on it's cover :o


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:04 pm


tonymiller

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@bleachnlife
Without meaning to be unkind to Australian library services I don't think you will find many Japanese writers in Wollongong library !
But you can find them online !
If you are old fashioned like me and still prefer real books CDJapan sell books as well and the shipping to Australia must be less than to England.


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:37 am


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NathanielG wrote:Necronomicon, hardcover collection of H.P. Lovecraft's stories, with a creepy picture of Cthulhu on it's cover :o

BWAH HA HA! I thought I was the only one that read this...

Anyways, I'd go with Isaac Asimov's "The End of Eternity"...

It uses a lot of brain power, so only read it if you want to think and flip back and forth between chapters... Not a book to be read moderately...

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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:31 pm


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tonymiller wrote:@bleachnlife
Without meaning to be unkind to Australian library services I don't think you will find many Japanese writers in Wollongong library !
But you can find them online !
If you are old fashioned like me and still prefer real books CDJapan sell books as well and the shipping to Australia must be less than to England.
HAHA guess what I borrowed a book by a Japanese Author... so hah but yes its quite true.... I wish they had SCANDAL in their CD rack really wanna them to buy them....


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:55 pm


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@NathanielG
Have you read those 2 volumes of stories written by other authors based on the Cthulhu mythos ?
They are really cool but not that easy to find !


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:28 am


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I'm reading The Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Alchemyst its so good.... I can't stop reading... but its only a teenage genre so.... yea....


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2011 10:37 pm


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The Chronicles of Amber from Roger Zelazny.

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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:32 pm


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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Such a page turner!

@bleachnlife
Finished the The Secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Alchemyst not even that long ago, I totally approve of this book as well Clap


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:39 am


bleachnlife

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Yay! some one agrees!
Keep suggestions coming... so it helps people choose some good reads the next time they go to a bookshop or library....


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:31 am


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If you love detectives or crime subject of books, then go for James Patterson's Alex Cross series. It's really amazing that you would not stop reading it~ Onion Shine


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:55 am


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Hmm... I'm pretty much a fan of the Tom Clancy's series (assortment of writers) and David Baldacci's Camel Club series.

I prefer suspense in books. :/


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:57 am


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I've been recently reading Haruki Marukami's books. I loved Kafka to the Shore I'm currently reading 1Q48


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:09 pm


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I am huge fan of Fantasy and Sci-Fi, gonna recommend Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game Series.
Both are quite long so beware of losing too much sleep trying to finish them Wink

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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:52 pm


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My favourite series, Alfred Hitchcock's Three Investigators (Trio Detective) ..Sometimes I still read it and still fun for me though,hehe..
For Japanese writer, I'd recommend Mishima Yukio's Kinkakuji & Shiosai, Akutagawa Ryunosuke's Kappa, Kumo No Ito & Jigokuhen, Natsume Soseki's Kokoro.
Albert Camus - The Plague, Voltaire's Candide ..
and last but not least, of course, Agatha Christie's books.. For Agatha Christie, I'd recommend And Then Were None .


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:22 pm


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-One Day
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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:01 pm


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For Sci-fi I'd recommend:
"The Stars my Destination", one of my all time favourites and sort of based on the Count of Monte Cristo, I've always wished I could Jaunt Tongue
"The Voyage of the Space Beagle", pretty interesting.
"Kil'n people"
hrmm... that's all I can think of off the top of my head.

Fantasy:
A song of Ice and Fire is pretty good.
The Malazan Book of the Fallen, pretty long series, and the author doesn't hold your hand and explain everything so it might be a bit hard to get in to for some people.

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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:37 pm


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book - Sherlock Holmes.
serie - The walking dead.


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:15 am


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Percy Jackon's or the books were hunger games is part of


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:01 am


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The Kane Chronicles of RICK RIORDAN


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Re: Recommend Books or a series?
Posted on Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:55 am


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I'm currently trying to read the classic SciFi book, Ender's Game. Struggling to read A Song of Ice and Fire book 1, Game of Thrones as I find it dragging (though, still a good book overall). Trying to finish the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire as it's a short book. A friend also just gave me Battle Royale which I also would recommend since with the hype of The Hunger Games going on XD

Probably the very first books that got me addicted into reading (when I was in 2nd grade I think) was the Chronicles of Narnia. I still re-read them, especially SilverChair (because Jill Pole is my favorite character) especially during brownouts in our area haha

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