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That is, with the books I bought to read this summer.

So far, I've read:

9 of Robert Ludlum's books. ( I thoroughly enjoyed all of them with the exception of "The Road to Gandolfo")  I have now read every book authored by Ludlum.

Frankenstein

1984

Animal Farm

Closing Time - started a long time ago, just finished it.

April Morning

Dog Years

The Shack

The Guns of August

Picture of Dorian Gray

Invisible Man

That being said, I'm looking for more books to read. I've still got 3 weeks until school start.

I'm sure there's a few book worms surfing the forums, so give me your recommendations.

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Invisible Man>>>Great book, the one by Ralph Ellison!?????

Slaughter House Five

Cats Cradle>>> Both by Kurt Vonergut

Sometimes a Great Notion>>>Ken Kesey

Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail>>>Hunter S.Thompson

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The Red Badge of Courage.

Kabloona.

The Grapes of Wrath.

Of Mice and Men.

Travels with Charlie.

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I've read Slaughter-house five and The Red Badge of Courage.

I've got a few Vonnegut books in the closet I will have to dig out.

Muddy, I read The Invisible Man by HG Wells.

I'll have to look into Atlas Shrugged. It isn't a long psychological maze is it?

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I'll have to look into Atlas Shrugged. It isn't a long psychological maze is it?

It is highly complex.  Not an easy read, but a must at least once in your lifetime.

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The Source by James Michener

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war and peace. NO joke, i know it's super long, but if you can get past the first 150 pages or so that introduce the characters, it is one of the greatest books ever written.

in the same vein as 1984 try Brave New World as well.

Remains of the Day, is another classic.

To many books, to little time

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I always recommend Walden by Thoreau, especially to an outdoorsman. After all my years as an American Lit/creative writing major, this is still my fav.

On the Road by Kerouac is a fantastic read as well.

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I don't know what kind of history buff you may be, but the 2 in a series of three that are out by Edmund Morris on Theodore Roosevelt are awesome.  Roosevelt is the sole person responsible for the national park system amungst many of his many accomplishments.

Aside from politics, the man was a dynamo also responsible for the greatest naval fleet in the world.

The rise and fall of Theodore Roosevelt an Theodore Rex.  Evan if your not interested now, keep them in mind.  Check em out.

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The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seusse.   ;D

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The first book i read, i highly recommend it- Little Dinosaur Go's To School-Sandra Davies.

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In the modern realm, blink or the tipping point by malcom gladwell are good books. Mostly case studies on sociology and perception. Interesting anecdotal stuff.

Ishamel by daniel quinn. It's the state of the world as told by an ape.

Anything by chuck palahniuk. Fight club is the gold standard, start with that then get into his other stuff. Not for everybody though.

in cold blood by truman capote.

on killing by dave grossman.

watership down - richard adams

the catcher in the rye - j.d. salinger

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The March by E.L. Doctorow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_March_(novel)

Well that link doesn't copy for some reason. Type it in yourself for a summary and overview.

8-)

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These recommendations are good, but all over the place. What kind of books do you enjoy most? Novels? Nonfiction? What subject matter?

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Anybody see similarities in 1984 and present times.

Big Brother can watch you at intersections, track you with your cell phone by the GPS inside, bank ATM's camera's, store camera's and all the satellites.

I recently was sent a survey in the mail by the Texas Department of Public Safety asking me why I access I 20 to Dallas off and on all week.    

How did they know that?

I do cover a 2nd hospital in Dallas on and off.    I was told the smog van that sets up to monitor emissions on that on ramp was   how they knew, and I said since when is photos and running licenses down for surveys legal by the government?  

  Big Brother is watching you.

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I kinda feel like big brother is playing Billy Jack.

"You know what I'm gonna do?  I'm gonna take your licenses and search your car and knock your door down and you know what?"

What?

"There's not a dern thing you're going to be able to do about it."

Anyway, I have always like Steven King's stuff, as far as entertainment goes.  The Stand is one of the best, but my favorite is The Gunslinger.  All 7 of them.

Anthony

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I am currently reading "The Last Patriot" by Brad Thor.  It seems like it will be very interesting.

It is something along the lines of "The DaVinci Code" but with American background.

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Dean Koontz has a big series of thrillers that I'm sure you'd enjoy.Also the complete Anne Rice series is a fine read.Like you,I've read all of Ludlum's political thrillers myself.They are hard to put down!

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Dean Koontz has a big series of thrillers that I'm sure you'd enjoy.Also the complete Anne Rice series is a fine read.Like you,I've read all of Ludlum's political thrillers myself.They are hard to put down!

X2 Big Koontz fan here, and the Anne rice novels are dynamite.

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