Official What Are You Reading Thread:

Discussion in 'Movies, Books, TV & Media' started by Chris, Jan 3, 2006.

  1. Jarmake

    Jarmake Frost Giant

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    I've got some books from King... Here's the list. Most of them I have twice, in english and in finnish.

    As Richard Bachman:
    -Thinner
    -Roadwork
    -The Running Man
    -The Regulators

    And as Stephen King himself:
    -Bare Bones (sort of and interview book)
    -Insomnia
    -The eyes of the dragon
    -Skeleton Crew 1 & 2
    -Cujo
    -Dreamcatcher
    -The Dark tower series
    -Just after sunset
    -Salems lot
    -Carrie
    -Different seasons
    -Misery
    -Lisey's story
    -Cell
    -The Stand
    -Under the Dome
    -Hearts in Atlantis
    -Insomnia
    -Desperation
    -IT
    -The Black House
    -The Talisman
    -Needful Things
    -22.11.63
    -Everything's Eventual: 14 Dark Tales
    -Cycle of the Werewolf
    -The Dark Half
    -Duma Key
    -Dolores Claiborne
    -Gerald's Game
    -Pet Sematary
    -Four past midnight
    -Nightmares and Dreamscapes
    -Christine
    -Firestarter
    -The Green Mile
    -The Girl who loved Tom Gordon
    -Full dark, No stars
    -Dr. Sleep
    -The Shining

    There could be something that I forgot, but that's most of my King collection anyways. There's almost the same amount of Koontz's books. :lol:

    If I had to recommend a few books from King, I'd say... Read firestarter, 22.11.63, the talisman and the black house after it. There's some really good books other than those too, but that's just a short list that came to mind. :wavey:
     
  2. Mr-Jemhead93

    Mr-Jemhead93 I think I'm profound

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    yes sir I'm reading his entire collection of stories right now I've been hooked for quite sometime! I just finished The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Color out of Space Whisperer in the Dark and the Dunwich Horror earlier this week (I've been doing a lot of reading haha) I just started at the Mountains of Madness

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  3. technomancer

    technomancer Gearus Pimptasticus Super Moderator

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    FINALLY finished The Malazan Book of the Fallen today... and it kicked ass :yesway:

    I'm a huge fan of Lovecraft and Mythos fiction. I'm currently waiting for the release of Charles Stross's next Laundry Files novel on Tuesday. They sort of a Mythos meets James Bond with comedic elements thrown in. Great stuff.
     
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    bloc tha vagina finda

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    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

    I'm not even kidding, this series is absolute gold.
     
  5. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Finished the Sandman Slim stuff from Richard Kadrey. Currently waiting on Jim Butcher. AGAIN. Hurry up please and thank you.
     
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    Just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway. Absolutely wonderful in my opinion. It was one of these books where I kinda needed to be in the right set of mind while reading it, but it was still great.
     
  7. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Read Skin Game again....dude never disappoints. Even though this is my 3rd time thru, I've read every book in this series at least 3 times. Still always good.

    Wish the next one would HTFU.
     
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    Just finished Changes by Jim Butcher (Dresden Files) -- :scream:
     
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    You should read some of the other Weird writers of the period. Clarke Ashton Smith, Bloch, etc. As well as the New Weird guys. China Meiville especially.

    Currently I am re-reading the Erikson/Esslemont(sp?) Malazan books.
     
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    Tagged as a resource. Great thread.

    Here's what occupies my bookshelves / Kindle. I've already read every Stephen King book several times long ago, and did not like Dean Koontz.

    Clive Barker: Weaveworld, Imajica, etc

    Simon R Green: I've read Nightside and Deathstalker cycles. Dark and funny. My kind of time-filler.

    Raymond Feist: Start with the Magician: books and just keep reading. 35+ Midkemia books in total. Great characters.

    Isaac Asimov: Foundation series, Robot series, etc

    Usula Leguin: Earthsea books, the Dispossessed, etc
     
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    new Seanan McGuire
     
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    So much love for lovecraft, I think this will be up next!
     
  13. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Love Green's Nightside stuff...you'd like the Dresden Files if you like NS, and also Green's other series, the Secret Histories stuff.
     
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    As part of a class (I'm a history major), I've been reading:
    A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
    Plain Folk in a Rich Man's War by David Williams
    The Gangs of New York by Herbert Asbury
    A People's History of the Civil War by David Williams
    Five Points: The 19th-Century New York City Neighborhood That Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World's Most Notorious Slum by Tyler Anbinder
    The Uprooted by Oscar Handlin
    I read these because I'm actually interested in my field and genuinely enjoy knowing my content in particular schools. I'm primarily a U.S. history student, but I have taken a good deal of classes in the medieval and renaissance field.
    I fully recommend all of the books listed, if you're interested in the subject.
     
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    This is such a good book. It has an immense level of depth and more than just a horror novel.
     
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    If you enjoy this, I recommend The Early History of the Ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. by Hans Nissen. It was one of my course books, and it's very comprehensive.
     
  17. The Scenic View

    The Scenic View GARBAGE DAY!!!!!!!!!

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    I highly recommend Stephen Meyer's "Into the Wild"
     
  18. Ralyks

    Ralyks The One Who Knocks Contributor

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    I've been itching to go back and read Snow Crash again. Think I may start that tonight.
     
  19. Furtive Glance

    Furtive Glance "Snaaaake!!!"

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    I have a few that I'm jumping between when I really should just focus on one:

    Professional Engineering & Geoscience - Practice and Ethiczzz (sorry, fell asleep. Have to read this one and a Law book so I can write the Professional Practice Exam this fall!)
    The Almost Nearly Perfect People - about Scandinavian countries and what aspects are overblown in North American media etc. etc. My sister lives in Norway, I visited last year, and the book's premise seemed interesting so I picked it up. Maybe halfway through right now.
    Band of Brothers - Stephen E. Ambrose. The book the show is based on, naturally.
    ...and a PhotoShop/Photography book I picked up used today.
     
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    Mistborn series and Stormlight Archives series both by Brandon Sanderson.
     

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