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Old 04-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Best Science Fiction books you will ever read.

1. Foundation Trilogy
2. Ender's Series (Ender's Game first then Ender's Shadow)
3. Hunger Games Series.

Ender's Game is becoming a movie in november but I would still advise reading the book first.

Another good idea is to get them on audiobook and listen to them in the car, on the lifts or whenever you have downtime.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Aihuasca in my Blood. P Gorman.
Anything from Alan Watts
True Hallucinations. T McKenna
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Best Science Fiction books you will ever read.

1. Foundation Trilogy
2. Ender's Series (Ender's Game first then Ender's Shadow)
3. Hunger Games Series.

Ender's Game is becoming a movie in november but I would still advise reading the book first.

Another good idea is to get them on audiobook and listen to them in the car, on the lifts or whenever you have downtime.
I would throw Niven's Ringworld series in the top 3, but Foundation is cool to read knowing that the books span almost 50 years.
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Best Science Fiction books you will ever read.

1. Foundation Trilogy
2. Ender's Series (Ender's Game first then Ender's Shadow)
3. Hunger Games Series.

Ender's Game is becoming a movie in november but I would still advise reading the book first.

Another good idea is to get them on audiobook and listen to them in the car, on the lifts or whenever you have downtime.
Have you read Battle Royale? I prefer it to the American copycat version.
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Old 12-26-2013, 11:24 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Up again! Finally got an e-reader, and have been fiending for stuff to read. I've been looking for books that are based on real life events, though the novel itself does not have to be realistic ie: 419 by Will Ferguson. I also recently read a novel on the girl who got burnt by the napalm bombing, and thoroughly enjoyed that as well. Suggestions?
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There's an Aussie author called Paul Carter who wrote a few books about his time on the oil rigs. They're a really easy read but funny as hell, I couldn't put them down. The first one is called "Don't tell Mum I work on the rigs, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whore house." They're all good.

Another great read is "The happiest refugee" by Anh Do. He's a Vietnamese guy but he's now a comedian in Australia. It's about his life as a child and stuff. One of the funniest books I've read. I woke the missus up a couple of times pissing myself laughing while reading it.
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Up again! Finally got an e-reader, and have been fiending for stuff to read. I've been looking for books that are based on real life events, though the novel itself does not have to be realistic ie: 419 by Will Ferguson. I also recently read a novel on the girl who got burnt by the napalm bombing, and thoroughly enjoyed that as well. Suggestions?
I think I've mentioned it before in this thread, but "The Wall" by John Hersey, 1950 is one of my favorite reads about real life events (although much of it is fiction). It's about the warsaw ghetto and is facinating to say the least...
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Crazy for the Storm By Norman Ollestad

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The Remaining by DJ Molles

Amped by Daniel Willson

Wired by Douglas Richards

Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

All great reads ranges from zombies to space
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Up again! Finally got an e-reader, and have been fiending for stuff to read. I've been looking for books that are based on real life events, though the novel itself does not have to be realistic ie: 419 by Will Ferguson. I also recently read a novel on the girl who got burnt by the napalm bombing, and thoroughly enjoyed that as well. Suggestions?
3 of the better books I've read in this genre are Into Thin Air, Into the Wild, both by John Krakauer and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.
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