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#51 7/10/2012 1:37 pm

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Re: The Book Thread

Let's come up with some new topics that I should add. I added the publishing date and now we need to sort the genres or where each book belongs. I don't want to make the choice individually so let's make some suggestions.


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#52 7/10/2012 1:40 pm

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Watership Down. Loved that book to death. Also has anyone here read Steinbeck? I'm pretty sure every school in the world has, at some point or another, assigned his books for summer reading, but he's still a great author who deserves to be on that list. I'm thinking East of Eden but Grapes of Wrath is supposed to be as good.


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#53 7/10/2012 1:51 pm

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Steinbeck rapes. You gotta read Tortilla Flat, Cannery Row, and Of Mice and Men (good movie also) too.


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#54 7/10/2012 1:52 pm

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I liked Of Mice and Men. The movie was kinda weird in my opinion though because the characters I made up in my mind didn't really relate to those in the movie.


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#55 7/10/2012 3:51 pm

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Fair enough, that's always the risk you take when seeing a movie adaptation of a book--the images you create in your mind are forever replaced (or if not replaced at least tainted) by the movie images, and if the movie doesn't do the book good justice you're stuck with shit-visuals. Of Mice and Men lined up pretty well with my mentals, so I got lucky I guess. Can't help but laugh at how extra retarded George/John Malkovic was, it was great.

Only now realized that Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Larry Niven's Ringworld are different, feeling foolish


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#56 7/10/2012 4:10 pm

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Cannery Row all day long!


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#57 7/10/2012 6:13 pm

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The only Steinbeck book I've ever disliked was The Pearl, that one sucked. Fuck Mexicans.


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#58 7/11/2012 1:49 pm

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I started reading Stephen King's Desperation and two chapters in already has got me into it.


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#59 7/11/2012 7:01 pm

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remove me saying tom clancy i was joking


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#60 7/12/2012 3:47 am

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So... are we supposed to just make random suggestions for this or what?


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#61 7/12/2012 3:59 am

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sulliman1 wrote:

Fair enough, that's always the risk you take when seeing a movie adaptation of a book--the images you create in your mind are forever replaced (or if not replaced at least tainted) by the movie images, and if the movie doesn't do the book good justice you're stuck with shit-visuals. Of Mice and Men lined up pretty well with my mentals, so I got lucky I guess. Can't help but laugh at how extra retarded George/John Malkovic was, it was great.

Only now realized that Terry Pratchett's Discworld and Larry Niven's Ringworld are different, feeling foolish

They're different, but I'm pretty sure that they're both hard scifi so categorically they're fairly similar.

edit: Wally, I think we're turning this into a general book discussion thread of sorts.

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#62 7/12/2012 4:15 am

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everybody is mentioning cannery row but nobody here mentions sweet thursday, i read them both quite a while ago but i do know sweet thursday was badass too. and another kinda cool thing about cannery row is i have the same birthday as doc


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#63 7/13/2012 6:13 pm

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I think i'm going to add Book's made into movies category.


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#64 7/14/2012 3:00 am

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I think you should wait a while before you add any more categories until we have alot of books in the fiction and non-fiction categories, then after that you can seperate the books to more specific categories. There are some that were mentioned on here that you didn't put on any of the lists. Anyways, if you're craving to add stuff i'll suggest some well-known popular science books to get the non-fiction list growing.

Cosmos - Carl Sagan

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

The Character of Physical Law - Richard Feynman

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker


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#65 7/14/2012 3:05 am

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just finished the meteor hunt, it was pretty good. kind of boring for a while but the ending was good

the best non-fiction book ive read recently is satan is real, charlie louvins autobiography. i dont even really like country music and i still thought it was a fun book and a couple of the stories in it are amazing


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#66 7/14/2012 3:26 am

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non-fiction: born to run by chris mcdougall

fiction: mists of avalon by marion zimmer-bradley


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#67 7/14/2012 10:49 am

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Walrus King wrote:

I think you should wait a while before you add any more categories until we have alot of books in the fiction and non-fiction categories, then after that you can seperate the books to more specific categories. There are some that were mentioned on here that you didn't put on any of the lists. Anyways, if you're craving to add stuff i'll suggest some well-known popular science books to get the non-fiction list growing.

Cosmos - Carl Sagan

A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking

The Character of Physical Law - Richard Feynman

The Selfish Gene - Richard Dawkins

How the Mind Works - Steven Pinker

I was going to this list today. There's some good choices there but I'd say The Ancestor's Tale is Dawkins' best book.


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#68 7/14/2012 12:29 pm

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Ok so here's my Popular Science list (in no particular order):

The Ancestor's Tale - Richard Dawkins

A very articulate, poetic account of Evolutionary History.

Bad Science - Ben Goldacre

Possibly my favourite book ever written. It nicely demonstrates the underlying problems of anti-science and pseudoscience and how sensationalist media outlets are highly damaging to scientific progress. It covers everything from GM crops to homeopathy and the MMR/Autism scare.

How to Teach Quantum Physics to your Dog - Chad Orzel

If you want to learn about Quantum Physics but you're new to the subject, this is a brilliant book that uses some very clever and witty analogies in conversations the author has with his talking dog.

Elephants on Acid (and its recent sequel, Electrified Sheep) - Alex Boese

A brilliant account of weird, wonderful and downright disturbing experiments in the history of science. These two books also give you the basic ideas of principles that underpin modern science. I know of no other book[s] where you can read about electrical experiments on live animals in the 18/19 century and then about how both the Americans and the Soviets tried to nuke the moon at the height of the Space Race.

The Infinity Book- John D. Barrow

This is rather hard-going for the casual reader but certainly contains some interesting Mathematical principles and their effects on Philosophy and Cosmology.

On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

I found this to be a very good book and I'd highly recommend it with a few caveats:

- It's very outdated and if you want to learn about evolution, this book is not for you.
- It's slow-paced and hard going due to the language used to give a rather dry account of Darwin's ideas.

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#69 7/15/2012 8:00 pm

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Very nice contributing. I added the books that were said along with some that I missed. On another note, I started Eragon just to see what it is like, and I might continue on it.


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#70 7/15/2012 8:05 pm

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the meteor hunt is fiction sir


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#71 7/15/2012 8:15 pm

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like i said eragon is entertaining enough, go ahead and read it, i did, no ones gonna judge you for it, you'll just look back in a few years after you've read it and realize both the book and the series as a whole get worse over time


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#72 7/15/2012 8:34 pm

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Origin of species 1859

Brief history of time 1988

Character of physical law 1964


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#73 7/15/2012 9:05 pm

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"Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" is a surprisingly entertaining read and quite informative too.

The author is Lynne Truss and it was written in 2003.


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#74 7/16/2012 4:29 am

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I finished "The Stand" yesterday, a couple weeks well spent on that one; I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking to really invest themselves in a story.  Anywho, it's on to Game of Thrones for me.  Once I finish with it I'll decide whether or not to continue with the ASOIAF series.  Time to find out if George R.R. Martin is really the king of the shitheap, as his supporters claim him to be.


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#75 7/16/2012 5:15 am

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A Game of Thrones is a great read. Still trying to start ACoK though...I'm very busy and all.


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