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"Classics":
The Count of Monte Cristo
Oliver Twist
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Crime and Punishment
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
The Odyssey
The Divine Comedy
The Once and Future King

Japanese Light Novels:
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai
Campione! (Love the premise and the anime is also awesome)
Infinite Stratos (too bad the series is canceled for now...)
Kokoro Connect (My second favorite as of now)
Papa no iu Koto wo Kikinasai (good life drama but with humor and ecchi)
Sword Art Online (tied for favorite)
Toaru Majutsu no Index (My favorite)
Toradora!
The Meloncholy of Haruhi (What can I say? This is the light novel series that Westerners got hooked on)
Spice and Wolf (decent but not my favorite)

Teen Books:
Alex Rider (My favorite teen series)
Maximum Ride (Second Favorite)

Good Books:
Life of Pi
The Book Thief (One of my all time favorites)
Tai-pan (complicated and somewhat dry but very interesting political read)
King Rat
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DesidusRyke wrote:


AshRandom wrote:

Non-fiction.

People read too much fluff.


Leave me alone I like my fluff... besides I don't know too many anime that doesn't count as fluff...


We all like brain candy, but every single thing you put into your head, permanently changes who you are.

Be careful who you change into, a core lacking substance cannot reinforce.
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I really loved Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Two incredible reads
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CanesGalactica wrote:

Yeah, like I said.. I was never able to complete an episode. Mainly because of the guy you are talking about. His tonal inflection bothers the crap out of me. So does the fact that apparently humans can't do anything for themselves according to this dude. It's all a case of galactic intervention on the behalf of extraterrestrials.

Way to sell humans short there, buddy.

I think it's more disappointing that this is what passes for 'history' according to the History Channel. I wasn't aware that Bigfoot and alien technology had anything to do with history, yet there it is.. in between all the shows about Nazis.


Well really history is created by those who document it. So really history could be about purple dwarves with green polka dots wearing blue tutus chasing down the roman legions if someone really were to interpret the findings of history that way. lol. Problem with science/history is that a lot of times we see the answer and think we know the question. When really there are a lot of questions that solve that answer, maybe not the one that we came up with. The more facts we can gain the more likely that the question we guess will be the right one.

I hope you get what I mean.

Besides which how do you know aliens haven't messed with us. lol. Maybe you are just a pet project of some alien being... like a complex ant farm. ha ha ha.
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DesidusRyke
Besides which how do you know aliens haven't messed with us. lol. Maybe you are just a pet project of some alien being... like a complex ant farm. ha ha ha.


I understand what you mean quite well.

And I never said that alien civilizations hadn't intervened, only that the guy on Ancient Aliens seems to think that humans aren't capable of anything without intervention from galactic forces.
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Kokoro - Natsume Soseki
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William Gibson's Sprawl Trilogy. Neuromancer, Count Zero, and Mona Lisa Overdrive. Kind of pulp sci-fi. If you like science fiction they are worth a look.
Less Than Zero and American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis.
LTZ bills itself as, "Catcher in the Rye for the MTV generation," and with good reason. Not really a book for the depressed.
American Psycho is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. If you have seen the film version you will notice how tame it is in comparrison with the source material.
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr. Best reason ever not to do drugs.

After looking at my list, I wonder if I will ever read a book about happy things.
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A Song of Fire and Ice - The novels by R. R. Martin
The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings trilogy - J. R. R. Tolkien
Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
The Machine Gunners - Robert Westall

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MedvedSmash wrote:

I really loved Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Two incredible reads :)


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde really wasn't what I expected it to be. It was a good read but it was a lot shorter than I was expecting.
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CanesGalactica wrote:


DesidusRyke
Besides which how do you know aliens haven't messed with us. lol. Maybe you are just a pet project of some alien being... like a complex ant farm. ha ha ha.


I understand what you mean quite well.

And I never said that alien civilizations hadn't intervened, only that the guy on Ancient Aliens seems to think that humans aren't capable of anything without intervention from galactic forces.


Well maybe he works where I work... spend anytime working there and you really begin to wonder about human intelligence.
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AshRandom wrote:


DesidusRyke wrote:


AshRandom wrote:

Non-fiction.

People read too much fluff.


Leave me alone I like my fluff... besides I don't know too many anime that doesn't count as fluff...


We all like brain candy, but every single thing you put into your head, permanently changes who you are.

Be careful who you change into, a core lacking substance cannot reinforce.


Meh I was too serious for most of my life, now its a matter of bringing it some balance.

However I decided to go see what The Moral Landscape (I think it was called) was about. [I think that was a book you mentioned]... I think I might give it a read.

Most of the stuff I call fluff still has some substance... if it doesn't I usually don't like it all that much. That's not to say that I read all that much so called intellectual stuff. *shrugs* Life teaches more than a book if your willing to look beyond just what you see. That's what I think anyways.
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DesidusRyke wrote:


CanesGalactica wrote:


DesidusRyke
Besides which how do you know aliens haven't messed with us. lol. Maybe you are just a pet project of some alien being... like a complex ant farm. ha ha ha.


I understand what you mean quite well.

And I never said that alien civilizations hadn't intervened, only that the guy on Ancient Aliens seems to think that humans aren't capable of anything without intervention from galactic forces.


Well maybe he works where I work... spend anytime working there and you really begin to wonder about human intelligence. ;)


Pft, I have little faith in modern humans (until I see otherwise). However, ancient civilizations had to work hard to achieve results, otherwise they perished. There was no room back then for extreme apathy from an entire culture.

But.. that's another story and another rant.

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The Art of War - Sun Tzu
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Let the right one in.
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A Tale of Two Cities

Haven't read much lately though
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