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Just finished The Art Of Loving by Erich Fromm. All kinds of love and where it loses it's path when capitalism is born. Great book. Very inspiring indeed.
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My all time favorite book is Jojo Moyes - Me Before You. It's just amazing!
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Way of Kings
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Twilight
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trinkit wrote:

1984 & Brave New World



Very good choice.

Also "do androids dream of electric sheep"
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Incomprehensibly infallible.

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My favorite books i would recommend is any Terry Brooks or Terry Pratchett books.
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Incomprehensibly infallible.



^ This. 1Q84 by Murakami as well.

Oh, and pretty much anything ever written by Michael Crichton.
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hourousha wrote:


HeadofEraser wrote:

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle - Haruki Murakami

Incomprehensibly infallible.



^ This. 1Q84 by Murakami as well.

Oh, and pretty much anything ever written by Michael Crichton.


I actually didn't like 1Q84 at all. Found it extremely disappointing. :/ It's excessively drawn out, banal and he recycles way too much conceptual imagery from previous novels, in which he was relatively purposeful and succinct. Ends up smelling of self-obsessed masturbation (all his stuff's masturbation to an extent but this just goes overboard).

Could be because I'm familiar with all of his novels, but nevertheless if you haven't already I think you should put it down and read his other stuff first. Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World's brilliant. However please don't let me sour 1Q84 if you're enjoying it, it's possible may have just bitched about it with friends for too long.

Btw also enjoy Crichton.
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I actually didn't like 1Q84 at all. Found it extremely disappointing. :/ It's excessively drawn out, banal and he recycles way too much conceptual imagery from previous novels, in which he was relatively purposeful and succinct. Ends up smelling of self-obsessed masturbation (all his stuff's masturbation to an extent but this just goes overboard).

Could be because I'm familiar with all of his novels, but nevertheless if you haven't already I think you should put it down and read his other stuff first. Hard Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World's brilliant. However please don't let me sour 1Q84 if you're enjoying it, it's possible may have just bitched about it with friends for too long.

Btw also enjoy Crichton.


Well, 1Q84 and The Wind-up Bird Chronicle are the only ones I've read so far by Murakami, so I only get the material he brought back in from there. I definitely feel like he was simply trying to write for length by stretching some pieces of the novel far more than necessary, but I found the underlying story very interesting. Funny that you mention Hard Boiled Wonderland, because that's actually the next book on my agenda. I understand it packs quite a punch.

In any event, I'm glad I decided to pick up on his work; his style and process are definitely different from most that I've read.
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Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks, or any of L.E. Modesitt Jr.'s books.
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The Art of War
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- THE GREAT GATSBY
- HARRY POTTER
- THE DA VINCI CODE

I HAVE SO MANY BOOKS THAT I LOVE BUT THEY ALL JUST DISAPPEARED FROM MY HEAD!
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The Hunger Games trilogy and the Dressmaker
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Game of thrones but if you want something that will really make you think try Black Boy written by Richard Wright, I definitely recommend it.
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