The Book Recommendation Thread

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by I Eat Brains, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. I'm a Bookworm and I can prove it: I have over $2,000 worth of books in my room (though when you really think about it, it only amounts to close to 100 books...). My ultimate dream is to create a reading room in my new house; one with wall to wall bookshelf and a long vertical window looking out into a nice green garden with a comfortable chair and reading lamp smack bang in the middle.

    This thread was created for people like me who love a good read.

    Feel free to recommend a bloody good read you've just gone through! Alternatively, feel free to (diplomatically) prosecute a horrible read to save fellow bookworms from mind numbing illiterate works!

    Make sure to provide the Title of the book and the Author (and perhaps a short summary/review) so fellow bookworms can source the recommended book from their nearest book store/retailer!

    ('Books' can include Graphic Novels, Comics, Fiction, Non-Fiction etc)

    At the moment, I'm reading 'The Killling Art' by Jonathan Santloffer, which is a crime/thriller novel about a psychopath who is slashing paintings (and eventually their owners). I'm one quarter of the way through and the plot is getting quite interesting, though the idea of a psycho obsessed with cutting paintings for a 'cause' is kind of... lame. I really only got interested once people started dying... Not that I condone violence or anything.

    Good for those who read a lot of crime and want something different.
     
  2. Books i would recommend.

    "Brave new world"- By Aldous Huxley (any of his sci-fi books are worth reading). He creates entire worlds that are totally different from the one we know and yet the same in a lot of ways. Any Sc-fi fan will LOVE his books.

    "East of Eden" - By John Steinbeck. An amazing book. You will hate/love the characters within minutes of meting them. Its a story that is so true to the time in which it was based yet it stays true to so many things that are relevant today. Possible my favorite book of all time

    "Black House"- By Steven King and Peter Straub....I think a lot of people over looked this book by the King....maybe it was because of the joint collaboration with Straub. This book is truly one of Kings most frightening novels.
     
  3. You're never sorry
     
  4. Have you played the games by any chance? Those would give you a good feel as well.
     
  5. I wonder if the next book is out yet.. I have to find out now..
     
  6. I'm so sorry, Josh...

    I am so sorry. I let you down...
     
  7. If a book can change the way you look at things, then it truly is a good book, I must say!

    And Child 44 is right up my alley... that looks like something I can really get my hands onto...

    Oh, god... so many books... so little time...
     
  8. I love books. I liked the *Odd Thomas* by Dean Koontz. Im not a huge Dean Koontz fan but that one liked. The second one was so soo.. and ended up on ebay and I havent read the 3rd..
     
  9. Get out a sword "CHAAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGG-" *Falls face first into the floor*
     
  10. I made another post in hotel if you care..
     
  11. Fuck, that was a long time ago.
     
  12. Okay... I finished "The Killing Art"

    and it was so-so... not as gruesome as I like but story wasn't too bad. Have moved onto the next book I had bought the other week called "The Bridesmaid" by Ruth Rendell.

    Hopefully it will be more intriguing than the last...
     
  13. I recently picked up one of RA Salvatore's more recent Drizzt books and wanted to vomit. I was headdesking by how asinine it got. I wonder what I saw in the series to begin with?


    ....Oh wait. That's right. When I was 14, Drizzt was all like "angst!" "swords!" "SNICKETY SLICE!!!!" You know. When he was badass and looked like some kinda superhero or maybe Errol Flynn erroneously put into a fantasy novel.
     
  14. I recently finished "The Bridesmaid" by what's her name... it was... eh... really not interested in books with different layers of meaning. The main character pissed me off... I mean, if you're girlfriend is a bit crazy and you find out that she's killed someone to provide her love to you... you'd feel at least a little compelled to dob her into the coppers right???????????