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Cthulhu at 6:32PM, Feb. 27, 2009
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Youth In Revolt - C.D. Payne
Really good book, especially for me at the time I read it. It's the first three books combined; all about Nick Twisp going through puberty and his goal to score some hot trailer chick. A much better read than it sounds. The details are intricate, and it's obvious that Payne puts effort into his work. Really worth the read, or you could be lazy and wait for the movie.
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Chernobog at 10:41PM, Feb. 27, 2009
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The Stranger by Albert Camus.

I've read many classics (I can't get into modern writing), but this is my all time favorite. In short, it's a novel about existentialism and absurdity. The Stranger spoke to me in my more formative years, particularly the amoral main character, Meursault.

This concluding line he delivers still resonates with me.

As if that blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope; for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world. Finding it so much like myself — so like a brother, really — I felt that I had been happy and that I was happy again. For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate.
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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Hyena H_ll at 8:34PM, March 2, 2009
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It'd be easier to name my favorite authors, but I'll give it a stab:

-Crime & Punishment, Fydor Dostoyevsky
-Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad
-Breakfast of Champions and Bluebeard, Kurt Vonnegut
-Tropic of Cancer, Henry Miller
-Please Kill Me, Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain
-One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Aw, hell- I could go on for hours, probably. X_x
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Drasnus at 1:10PM, March 4, 2009
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The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum.

I can't believe I forgot this.

I'll say this: Read This Book.

Buy it and don't even read the synopsis.
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Skullbie at 7:26PM, March 4, 2009
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The lonely werewolf girl ^_^

juuuussssttt kidding

-diary of malcolm X(hard read, but my fav)
-the giver
- walk two moons(read in middle school)
-Life of Pi(wonderful story but author has shit writing at times)
-Dr. franklins island
-of mice and men
-who moved my cheese
-kite runner(just beautiful)
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Hyena H_ll at 7:29PM, March 4, 2009
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The lonely werewolf girl ^_^
If you mention that book one more time, I'm not going to be able to stop myself from tracking it down and reading it. Just. to. see. ;)
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zaymac at 10:57AM, March 5, 2009
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A lot have already been mentioned.

1984: This is my favorite. By a far margin.

The rest are faves, but more recent books I've read that haven't been mentioned.

World War Z: The quintessential zombie novel. A great read.

Boys will be Boys: An account of the mid nineties Dallas Cowboys team (whom I hated) is a highly entertaining read.

The Andromeda Strain: Ok, so this isn't recent, but it's one of my favorites by Crichton. The recent mini series was awful in comparison.

Geek Love: A bizzare story about a carnie family. I almost forgot this one, great read as well.

That's all I got for now.

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lothar at 11:25AM, March 7, 2009
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-diary of malcolm X(hard read, but my fav)

do you meen the autobiography of malcolm X ???
also one of my favs

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Insizwa at 12:57AM, March 8, 2009
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SLAUGHTERHOUSE 5 - Amazing beyond belief. It's got a guy who travels through time, aliens, and it even has the fire bombing of Dresden Germany during WWII (killed more people then the 2 nukes dropped on Japan combined!).

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