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Markio

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« on: January 03, 2005, 07:21:20 PM »
I know, I haven't made a thread in a while, but I doubt anyone really minds.  Anyway, I was just wondering what your favorite books were.  I think TEM made a topic like this back when he was called Master_Luigi, but I can't remember and don't want to go search for it.  Here are a few of my favorite books, I'll write small descriptions and why I like them later:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2005, 03:09:46 PM »
Here's mine...













I'll list some more later, I'm a scifi fan.



But burning in my heart, the memory smoulders on, of the gunner''s dying words on the intercom...~ Roger

Edited by - superstarMASIAH on 9/27/2005 2:12:22 PM

I only watch [adult swim]

Koopaslaya

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2005, 07:43:28 PM »
My favorites are

To Kill a Mockingbrid

The Lord of the Rings series

Of Mice and Men

The Outsiders

Death of a Salesman

EDIT: Red's post Helped me remember some of my other favorites

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

All Creatures Great and Small

The Cobra Event

The Hot Zone

My Loosing Season by Pat Conroy
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Edited by - Koopaslaya on 1/3/2005 6:27:16 PM
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2005, 07:53:26 PM »
Favorites Now:
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- The Harry Potter series
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (much better than Tom Sawyer, Markio. Read it if you haven't already)
- His Dark Materials Trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) <-- Last one was the only book to make me cry. Of course, it helps to read the first two.
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Through the Looking Glass (This and the previous one are my two all-time favorites)

Favorites When I was Younger:
- Goosebumps series
- Rohald Dahl's books (Especially Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Charlie and the Great-Glass Elevator)
- The Phantom Tollbooth

I'm looking forward to reading these X-mas gifts:
- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Eragon

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Black Mage

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2005, 08:27:50 PM »
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant

-Lord Foul's Bane

-The Illearth War

-The Power That Preserves



The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant


-The Wounded Land

-The One Tree

-White Gold Wielder



 Those six are currently my favorite books. But of course, there are such classics as To Kill a Mocking Bird that need to be mentioned.

TEM

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2005, 08:47:36 PM »
It's okay, Master Luigi is dead to me.

Jurassic Park by Michael Critchton
'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
The Stand by Stephen King
Christine by Stephen King
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series by Douglas Adams

There's more but I'm too tired to think of them at the moment.



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Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2005, 09:47:21 PM »
The Oz books by L. Frank Baum



The Thrawn Trilogy, Specter of the Past, Vision of the Future, and The Icarus Hunt by Timothy Zahn



Books by J. R. R. Tolkien (and the stuff edited by Christopher Tolkien)



Redwall, Mossflower, and Mattimeo by Brian Jacques



Books by Douglas Adams



I'm sure there are a few more, but those are ones I really like. A lot.



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Edited by - Chupperson Weird on 1/3/2005 7:56:37 PM

That was a joke.

Hirocon

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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2005, 10:21:23 PM »
The Harry Potter series, definitely.
Now that you mention it, Chup, the Thrawn books where awesome, almost better than the original movie trilogy.
The first Hitchhiker's book was cool, after that the trilogy got kind of boring.
As for serious "literature," I liked 1984 (though it was incredibly depressing) and Slaughterhouse Five.
Oh, and I simply LOVED Super Luigi.  All five volumes.

« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2005, 11:47:13 AM »
To Kill a Mocking Bird
All Douglas Adams stuff
Thrawn Trilogy
Super Luigi (all 5 volumes)
Vonnegut stuff
To Kill a Mocking Bird
All Dahl stuff
All Sacher stuff
Earth Abides
Tolkien stuff
The Prophecy
All the other stuff I couldn't think of because my "memory" hadn't been primed by TMK members
To Kill a Mocking Bird

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Luigison

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2005, 05:27:44 PM »
_Writers:_
Isaac Asimov
Frederik Pohl
Douglas Adams
Piers Anthony
Larry Niven
Carl Sagan
Stephen Hawking
Paul Davies

_Books:_
Gataway by F. Pohl (all)
The Hitchhikers guide... by D. Adams (all)
Time Ships by Steven Baxter
About Time by P. Davies

_Comics:_
Calvin and Hobbes
The Far Side
Rubes

This is simply a copy of my lists from my profile on another site.  I might add more later.
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2005, 06:31:29 PM »
The Watchers series...
I cant remember the name of my favorite, but its the one about the boy and his "Twin".

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2005, 08:45:35 PM »
Book Favs, continued:

LotR Trilogy
How I Learned to Fly by R.L. Stine
1984(How could I forget?)
From a Buick 8 by Stephen King
It by Stephen King

Once again, I'll remember more later.


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But on and on the Eggman went.
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Chupperson Weird

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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2005, 10:20:33 PM »
Thought of another one:



Dracula by Bram Stoker



"Don’t look into car headlights and freeze, because you might get run over or shot."

That was a joke.

« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2005, 09:09:00 PM »
Salem's Lot by Stephen King, Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz (Best book I've ever ready in my life!)

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Luigison

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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2005, 01:43:31 PM »
Timeline is a good book, but the movie sucked.
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2005, 04:52:23 PM »
Battlefield Earth (a drillion times better than the movie)
Bible (very long but cool)
In Other Worlds (not that good)
Left Behind 1-12 (slow but steady)
Nintendo Adventure Books: 1-6,7,8,12 (usually weird but almost always fun)
Prophecy, The (finish it already, Sapph!)
Star of the Gaurdians: The Lost King (Star Wars will sue)
Tuf Voyaging (hilarious at the beginning, a little slow through the rest)

I haven't read any new sci-fi books in awhile but I hope to soon.  My dad has loads of them though.

LD: I've never heard of Super Luigi before.  Is that a fan fic?

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Edited by - Yoshisaurus Rex on 1/8/2005 6:45:28 PM
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« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2005, 08:13:28 PM »
I'll have to agree with Lizard Dude on the Super Luigi series.  Other than that:
-A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemmingway)
-Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
-The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
-Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
-Ender's Game (Orson Scott Card)
-Ender's Shadow (Orson Scott Card)
-Brave New World (Aldolus Huxley)
-The Harry Potter Series (J.K. Rowling)
-Molvania: A Land Untouched by Modern Dentistry (Santo Cilauro)

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Edited by - Nameneko on 1/8/2005 6:21:04 PM
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« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2005, 08:56:04 PM »
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
most of the stuff by Michael Crichton
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
The Riftwar Saga series by Raymond E. Feist

« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2005, 12:28:33 AM »
Okay, here goes.

Series:

Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Xanth Adventures by Peirs Anthony
Incarnations of Immortality by Peirs Anthony
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear series ((I can't remember who the author was though))
Han Solo Trilogy once again, I can't remember the author.
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Seiries by the Uncle John staff at UJHQ :P

Individuals:

Jurrasic Park & Lost World by Micheal Crighton
Disclosure by Micheal Crighton
Prey by Micheal Crightone
Sphere by Micheal Crighton
Andromeda Strain by Micheal Crighton
Secret Window novel by Stephen King ((I don't think it was called Secret Window, but I'm sure the majority know what i'm talking about))
Desperation by Stephen King


That's all that I can think of that stick out in my head currently. Enjoy ^.^




« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2005, 03:14:10 PM »
The one's that didnt come out right were Rendezvous with Rama, and2010: odyssey two.

But burning in my heart, the memory smoulders on, of the gunner''s dying words on the intercom...~ Roger
I only watch [adult swim]

« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2005, 03:50:56 PM »
Just this moment, my favorite books are Lewis Carrol's Alice books.

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2005, 04:32:39 PM »
Old Man and the Sea. A classic. By the way....are you sure the "Communion" book is a true story?

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Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2005, 06:08:39 PM »
I am positivly 100% sure it was an actual event.  I e-mailed the author myself.

But burning in my heart, the memory smoulders on, of the gunner''s dying words on the intercom...~ Roger
I only watch [adult swim]

« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2005, 11:52:06 PM »
I don't think the author of a "true story" book is a very good source to check if it really is a true story.

Lizards in zoos are really dudes - dudes using disguises everyday.

« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2005, 05:26:54 AM »
I would think that too if he didnt have polygraph records in the back of he book, and he had them stored away in gorvernment public resource files that I have personally looked up.  It is the most vivid description of an abduction today, he wouldnt have gone through all the hypnosis not to dig up his intentionally whiped away memories.  I do some research before I have faith in something.

But burning in my heart, the memory smoulders on, of the gunner''s dying words on the intercom...~ Roger
I only watch [adult swim]

Watoad

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« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2005, 02:53:00 PM »
The weaker you are, the stronger you can become.

« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2005, 03:36:45 PM »
Sorry Watoad, but I'm mostly here to talk about science fiction theory, maybe I should rename the topic....

But burning in my heart, the memory smoulders on, of the gunner''s dying words on the intercom...~ Roger
I only watch [adult swim]

« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2005, 05:48:54 PM »
I still don't believe he was abducted....

I''m-a Luigi! Number-a one!
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

Jin

« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2005, 06:55:04 PM »
lol. I like books that has suspense.
Andy

« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2005, 11:23:24 AM »
You wont beleive if you never read, I'm not telling you he was, I'm just saying I believe him.  Oh yeah, another one of my favorite books is the "Inferno" by Dante.

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I only watch [adult swim]

« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2005, 08:02:25 PM »
No, I read the Bible, and will never believe it even if I did read it.

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2011 EDIT: Wow, was I really this stupid?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 02:27:13 PM by PaperLuigi »
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2005, 05:33:56 AM »
Ok, thats good, anyone here that would be interested?

DRAGGING BEHIND YOU< THE SILENT REPROACH OF A MILLION TEAR-STAINED EYES....
I only watch [adult swim]

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2011, 12:59:39 AM »
Just finished Ender's Game. [darn], that was good.
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2011, 02:25:23 PM »
I'm currently reading Being and Time by Martin Heidegger. That's some crazy ass [dukar].

Also, I love my 2005 comment.
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2011, 03:13:51 PM »
Right now the only book I'm reading is a book I'm writing...

I'm planning on reading "Don Quixote," since I need some kind of outside influence while I'm writing...
I'm a horrible person.

Black Mage

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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2011, 06:55:12 PM »
The Song of Ice and Fire series is quite fantastic. I'd highly recommend it.


TEM

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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2011, 10:16:23 AM »
Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.

The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer.

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins.
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ShadowBrain

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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2011, 12:45:35 PM »
Wow, I've never posted here? Well, here goes with a few...

1984, George Orwell
Brave Story, Miyuki Miyabe (translated by Alexander O. Smith)
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Feed, M.T. Anderson
Lies My Teacher Told Me, James Loewen
After, Francine Prose
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Daemon, Daniel Suarez
Scott Pilgrim (series), Bryan Lee O'Malley
Harry Potter (series), J.K. Rowling

Also, I haven't decided yet if House of Leaves is one of my favorite books yet. It certainly left quite the impression on me, though (ditto with The Raw Shark Texts). In any case, I just couldn't finish Only Revolutions, and that's rare.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

CrossEyed7

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« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2011, 05:38:13 PM »
Speaker for the Dead is even better than Ender's Game. Day-ung.
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2011, 11:34:04 AM »
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

I started reading this the other day. I'm actually enjoying it despite my liberal leanings (perhaps because it's a dystopian novel?). I'm particularly drawn to the character of Dagny Taggart because of her "don't give me this bull[dukar]" mentality.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2011, 11:35:42 AM by PaperLuigi »
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2011, 06:29:28 PM »
Rick Riordan sounds a lot like Reggie.

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« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2011, 03:11:29 PM »
I started reading this the other day. I'm actually enjoying it despite my liberal leanings (perhaps because it's a dystopian novel?). I'm particularly drawn to the character of Dagny Taggart because of her "don't give me this bull[dukar]" mentality.

Rock on, man. Finish that monster of a book and really think about it.
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« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2011, 10:34:10 PM »
I've never been into fiction. Uncle John's Bathroom Readers provide me with far more entertainment than even the best-written novels.
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« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2011, 03:15:58 PM »
I used to read that series religiously, until I realized that it was basically an anthology of the internet minus the ability to quickly fact-check.
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