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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:30 am    Post subject: Your top 5 books: go Reply with quote

Man up to flavor and rank your top 5 books:

1. Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
2. Dune
3. The Time Machine
4. The Lord of the Rings
5. The Dispossessed

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it's time for the "Goddamn, I'm really bored at home" threads?

Also, I really don't think I can rank my favorite book. It would probably be something like this:

1. Blade of Tyshalle
2. Heroes Die
3. Heroes Die
4. Postmodern Magic
5. Heroes Die
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
So it's time for the "Goddamn, I'm really bored at home" threads?


...maybe
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
lugo wrote:
So it's time for the "Goddamn, I'm really bored at home" threads?


...maybe


Actually he's writing a paper on DOOMPreferences.

But mine are:

1. The Lord of the Rings
2. Brave New World
3. The Book of the New Sun
4. 1984
5. The Awakening


Although I really do like Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the Iliad.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bah! 1984!

1984 should have come in after Dune on my list, bumping The Time Machine and The Lord of the Rings down, and knocking The Dispossessed off the list.

I can't believe that I forgot that bitch.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why I can't make a serious list. God knows I will forget something I really liked.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lugo wrote:
That's why I can't make a serious list. God knows I will forget something I really liked.


Heroes Die x5? How hard is that.

I can't pick 5, and I can't rank them, and I am giving some credit for a body of work, but here's a few I love:

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline by George Saunders
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (R.I.P.)
The Wooden Sea by Jonathon Carroll
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk
The Book of Flying by Keith Miller

Of course, Dune, Lord of the Rings, and (a man for whom I have an undying love) Matthew Woodring Stover would be on the list. And I mean just the man himself, along with all his novels.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incidentally, I'm reading my first Philip K. Dick novel. I love his style. It makes me want to do drugs.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
It makes me want to do drugs.


As well it should... mercer box, imo.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just do it then. Or you could drink.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Just do it then.


I have to keep my body pure for my childbearing years. Maybe when I'm... 50.

mchicken wrote:
Or you could drink.


The reason I want to do drugs is to have crazy creative trips like that guy must have... He has such interesting framing devices.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny because I'm basically reading a Christmas story, as told by Philip K. Dick. How appropriate.
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