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08-06-04, 11:19 PM
Well, we have a favorite movies thread, so at the suggestion of StreetPharmacy, what books are the most-loved here at overclockers.com?
A few of mine:
The Gulag Archipelago (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0060007761/qid=1091852126/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-0118465-9431017)
Black Hawk Down (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140288503/qid=1091852150/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-0118465-9431017)
More Guns, Less Crime (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0226493644/qid=1091852172/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-0118465-9431017)
Nuclear Weapon Effects, 3rd Edition, 1977 - US Department of Energy (out of print, no link available, but it is THE source on the subject)
Nuclear Engineering Fundamentals, 3rd Edition (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201824981/qid=1091852197/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-0118465-9431017) - yes, I bought this one just for fun, although it's also a corollary of my education
08-06-04, 11:27 PM
I don't really read fiction, in fact it bores me so I prefer to read non-fiction.
Mainly I read alot of design and typography material. At the moment I am building up a little design library 8 hardcovers and 1 softcover.
Some of my fav books are.
The Elements of Typographic Style - Robert Bringhurst
Typography: Macro + Micro - Willi Kunz
Typography: Formations + Transformations - Willi Kunz
Grid Systems in Graphic Design - Josef Muller-Brockmann
That nuclear energy book looks pretty interesting, I have also been intrigued by it after I did a project on it, even though I don't really agree with it. Never got to go into the super detailed explainations of everything in it so that would be a cool read.
08-07-04, 11:34 AM
Fiction: Scarecrow - Matt Reilly
Codex - Douglas Preston
Once An Eagle - Anton Myrer
Nonfiction: Rock This - Chris Rock
08-07-04, 04:08 PM
Sphere and Prey by Michael Crichton
Fiction: most works by Lee Child or Terry Pratchett
08-07-04, 04:57 PM
"Dictionary" - MerriamWebster
Serously, I use it all the time.
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Candide - Voltaire
Light of Other Days - Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen Baxter
Death of Woman Wang - Jonathan D. Spence (Interesting historical fiction based on the true local history of a small village in 17th Century China)
I usually tend to read a book only once, but I have to take another crack at The Castle by Kafka again.
08-10-04, 10:39 AM
Lets see here
Fiction - Harry potter ( don't ask, the books are good, but they have sold him out like crazy, and maybe somewhere deep inside of me, i'm still a kid, and don't want to let go of that )
Also, any of the REDWALL series, written by Brain Jaques.
and many others, which i forget.
for non fiction
Anything written by Carl Sagan, books on Einstein, Books written by Stephen Hawking
Basicly the science books, that alot of people don't seem to like.
08-10-04, 05:23 PM
For all of those who put there novels in quotes HA! you underline the names of novels.
Interview With a Vampire
The Great Gatsby
08-10-04, 05:49 PM
Anything written by Clive Cussler, such as,
Raise The Titanic
The Mediterranean Caper
By far, the number 1 OC book is The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Another of my personal favorites is Cats Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
08-11-04, 10:04 PM
I had a history teacher who swore/constantly refrenced The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. I guess I will have to check it out inbetween HW, wrestling, and games.
series written by david eddings, dave duncan, piers anthony
08-15-04, 07:27 PM
clive cussler is good.
chuck palahniuk and brett easton ellis rule.
kurt vonnegut and tom robbins are amazing.
but stephen king is god because of The Dark Tower.
08-21-04, 12:08 PM
Villians by Necessity by Eve Forward, fantastic twist where the villians are the heros in this book, #1 favorite must read =P I recommend this to everyone
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, one of my favorite books, very interesting.
The Matarese Circle and the Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum - outstanding internation espionage action, all his books are well written and i cannot put them down
The Scorpio Illusion by Robert Ludlum =P
i dont know if you read start wars novels -_- they are actually good. im reading the New Jedi Order series, theres about 20 books, almost finished with it
08-21-04, 09:41 PM
Green Eggs and Ham, and The Hobbit.
08-22-04, 09:08 PM
my favorite books are any book that is going along with the magic the gathering series...
they always seem well written...
08-23-04, 08:31 AM
the catcher in the rye
all quiet along the western front
fear and loathing in las vegas
the dark tower series (1,3,and 4 are my favorite so far)
harry potter books (especially 3-5, 4 being my favorite so far)
the lord of the rings
The Elegant Universe
Be Here Now (by Ramm Dass, i guess it could be categorized nonfiction)
08-24-04, 07:15 AM
MYTH series by Robert Asprin
Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
08-24-04, 04:05 PM
Lord of the Rings
The Dark Tower series, It, and plenty of others by Stephen King
Jurassic Park, Sphere, Timeline, by Micheal Crichton
Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Neuromancer by William Gibson
Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr (#1)
Candide by Voltaire
The Dubliners by James Joyce
Right now I'm enjoying Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man, also by Joyce.
08-24-04, 09:09 PM
I like Leo Tolstoy, especially War and Peace.
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, The Toilers of the Sea, The Hunckback of Notre Dame
Just to name a few.
08-24-04, 09:32 PM
SSN by Tom Clancy
I have a freind whos freind is a US. Submarine captain that asked him his opinon on the book and he said something along the lines of "if I wrote it I would be in jail right now."
Just to give you an idea on how accurate some of the stuff in Clancy's books are.
08-25-04, 12:11 PM
I just read Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski - rad.
Stephen King - Eyes Of The Dragon
Stephen King - The Stand
All I feel like thinking about right now.
08-25-04, 02:37 PM
Master and Commander Series
The Dirk Pitt novels (Cussler)
Dale Brown novels
I have some others...can't think right now.
08-25-04, 07:35 PM
The Hunt For Red October - Tom Clancy.
Timothy Zahn Star Wars trilogy/duology.
Childhood's End - Arthur C Clarke.
All good stuff to me. :D
08-26-04, 11:54 PM
Zahn trilogy rocks! good to see another person with interest in star wars novels. put my favorite books in a previous post, theres just so many to list
09-15-04, 10:14 AM
The Demon War series - R.A. Salvatore
The Sword of Truth series - Terry Goodkind
The Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
The Coldfire Trilogy - C.S. Friedman
Ender's Game ( Both series from Ender's and Bean's POV) - Orson Scott Card
Stranger in a Strange Land - Michael Valentine Smith
Rhapsody: Child of Blood series - Elizabeth Haydon
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Dark Tower series (up to wizards & glass, how long is this series going to take?) - King
This list could go on for days, I devour this stuff. Most non-fictions I read are political so I won't bother listing them but I will say that Al Frankens latest book was "MEGAleet".
I know this thread was a little old but I love reading and I couldn't resist a post :)
The Sword of Truth series, by Terry Goodkind, as follows:
1) Wizard's First Rule
2) Stone of Tears
3) Blood of the Fold
4) Temple of the Winds
5) Soul of the Fire
6) Faith of the Fallen
7) The Pillars of Creation
8) Naked Empire (which I recently finished)
9) Chainfire (being released in 2005)
And there are more to come in the series too :)
I also liked the Riftwar Series, by Raymond E. Feist, as follows:
1) Magician: Apprentice
2) Magician: Master
4) A Darkness at Sethanon
Epic fantasy is really my favorite genre
09-15-04, 01:14 PM
I have a hard time remembering book titles, and I don't read very much. So here's a really short list.
- Are you Dave Gorman? (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0091884713/qid=1095271811/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/026-0561262-3846832)
- The Little Prince (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0156012197/qid=1095271860/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-2582184-4920132?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
- The Time Machine (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812505042/qid=1095272120/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/102-2582184-4920132?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
- Washington: The Indispensible Man (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0316286168/qid=1095272143/sr=8-9/ref=pd_ka_9/102-2582184-4920132?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
09-15-04, 01:16 PM
Well, I've enjoyed everything I've read by R.A. Salvatore. I finished the dark elf trilogy in about 2 days. All but the last book in the wheel of time and I haven't had time to finish that series. The saga of reculse is another great series. It's by L.S. Modesitt (no guarntee on spelling).
09-15-04, 03:18 PM
neal stephenson: Snow Crash
mark bowden: Black Hawk Down, Killing Pablo
orson scott card: the entire series beginning with Ender's Game
chuck palahniuk: fight club
i like some fiction and some non-fiction. black hawk down is one of my favorites because it is non-fiction written in the style that most fiction writers would write in. you meet the people, hear the story through description of events and images and not just straight listing things that happened. i like that. you get wrapped up in the story and the characters and almost forget that all of these things happened, and all of these people are real.
09-27-04, 03:07 PM
09-27-04, 03:17 PM
da vinci code
angels and demons
harry potter 5
hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy
all i can think of right now
The Hunt For Red October
Black hawk down
Fear and loathing in las Vegas
09-27-04, 05:21 PM
Cool another Red October fan.
Many of Clancy's books are good, and some New Jedi Order ones are pretty good.
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