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The Book Discussion.

Ahh, I dont know, I want to discuss books
  • What are you currently reading?
  • Who are your favourite authors?
  • Any books your looking forward to?
  • Favourite ever books?
  • How often do you read?
  • How many books do you read?
  • Do you believe the merits of books outweight the merits of movies?

etc etc,

I'd like to see if this place could get a decent amount of people talking about books. Another site I use (a music one,) also has a book club & a film club, and this site rarely talks about books haha, come on guys.

I'll try to start with something the majority of us have read, which I'm currently re-reading:



What are your opinions? I think it's a tremendous book that I read about 5 years ago, re-reading for the Hell of it.

Something I'd like to see peoples opinions on is both the book & the movie of The Beach. Anybody read it? As opposed to the movie, the book is stellar stuff, probably in my all-time top 5. I had such high hopes for the Leo movie, but they were completely dashed.


Is anybody up for a discussion on books?

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Re: The "Book" thread.

Currently read: A feast for Crows (George RR Martin).
Favourite Authors : Neil Gamain, George RR Martin.
Books I'm looking forward to : Legends 2 Anthology (Out in September), A Dance With Dragons (George RR martin..no release date set), Towers of Midnight (Brandon Sanderson/Robert Jordan), The Crippled God (Steven Erikson)

Favourite ever books : The Gunslinger (Steven King), A Storm of Swords (G RR Martin), American Gods (Neil Gamain),

I read pretty much every day, for some time. I'm also a pretty damn quick reader and can knock out over 100 pages an hour depending on my mood.

And yeah, give me a great book over a great movie for the most part, I think. I enjoy both obviously.

As it's pretty clear, I mostly read from the Fantasy/Sci-fi genre for the most part, but eh I'll read anything as long as it's well written and good.

I've actually never read Lord of the Flies ()
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Re: The "Book" thread.


Still a great read


Another good one


Also has anyone read Illuminatus Trilogy? If so, can anyone tell me the best way to read this thing. It really hard to follow
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Re: The "Book" thread.

I wanna read Dune too, actually. Fuck it I might go on and pick it up later. I've heard there's a load of other stuff done by his son? is it true it's garbage or something.
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Re: The "Book" thread.

Ahh, responses. Tremendous

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I wanna read Dune too, actually. Fuck it I might go on and pick it up later. I've heard there's a load of other stuff done by his son? is it true it's garbage or something.
If you do go to get Dune, man, seek out Lord of The Flies too. You'll enjoy, maybe not to the extent of it's legacy but it's still a fantastic book.

Any recomendations? I've always read but never took it seriously, if anybody can offer me a few books to enlighten me it would be massivaly appreciated.


Currently reading: Lord of The Flies.

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Re: The "Book" thread.

Anything in particular you're interested in reading about/a genre you'd like?
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Anything in particular you're interested in reading about/a genre you'd like?
It seems like I read a lot of fiction, and I know I've read tonnes of biographies, but I am open to reading anything. Anything good.

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Re: The "Book" thread.

Okay - well I wasn't about to suggest Twilight or anything.

I'd suggest A Game Of Thrones (first book in the A Song of Ice and Fire Series) by George RR Martin. At the moment there are 4 books (though book 3 was dividied into 2 in the UK). It's a Fantasy series, but the fantasy elements are quite light atm. The Prologue is about as 'fantastical' as the first book gets, really. Trying not to spoil anything here.
It's very well written, and a very very good read and I can't really reccomend it highly enough. HBO have also comissioned a tv show based on the first book, if that means anything to you.

Should definitely read the first book, I think you'll like it. I've not met many who've not liked it.
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Re: The "Book" thread.

Ohhh... Lord of the Flies. I've had the book for years but could never understand it. Still looks like a great read though.

Recently I read through Animal Farm. Great satire, and fantastic, fantastic book.
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Re: The "Book" thread.

There is only one book that I can honestly say I've read more than once, and all the way through. That would be Dracula.
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