- Feb 8, 2005
Currently reading two Flannery O'Connor books for AP summer reading (A good man is hard to find and Mystery and Manners). Any of you read em?
ProjectX2 said:I've rekindled my love of reading books again since the sixth Harry Potter came out and now I'm just finishing The Da Vinci Code. I plan to read the original War of the Worlds and hopefully American Gods.
Any books you recommend for a person who likes mystery?
nigma said:da vinci code worth reading? (i know theres a thread but im being lazy) i havn't dead the entier book for the same reason i never read guide to the galaxey, or lord of the rings, the first chapter sucked.
ProjectX2 said:Yes, the book is worth reading. It's very well plotted and written. I'm reading Angels and Demons now.
You should read Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy. If you've got the right sense of humour, its just about the funniest thing ever written. But Dirk Gently will always be my favourite Douglas Adams books.nigma said:da vinci code worth reading? (i know theres a thread but im being lazy) i havn't dead the entier book for the same reason i never read guide to the galaxey, or lord of the rings, the first chapter sucked.
Oh hell yes. Its a solo book, with the others taking place so distantly in terms of character growth and sociological set-up that they could have easily swapped out some names and left Game a stand alone.ProjectX2 said:Can Ender's Game be a stand alone read? 'Cause I don't really want to read all the rest of them to understand the story.
Absolutely. Its completely different tone and style to the rest of the books.ProjectX2 said:Can Ender's Game be a stand alone read? 'Cause I don't really want to read all the rest of them to understand the story.
That is possibly the best author and title combination ever.Fuzzy Birds said:Spanking Watson by Kinky Friedman
ProjectX2 said:Does anyone else read books anymore?
It's all about Idaho man.....DIrishB said:Yup, I just never noticed this thread before now...I'm just starting on the Dune novel series by Frank Herbert, his son (forgot his first name but his last is also Herbert, obviously), and Kevin J. Anderson. The series includes:
The Legends of Dune trilogy: The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, and a new collection of short stories which comes out next month titled Road to Dune
The Dune Prelude trilogy: House Atreides, House Harkonnen, and House Corrino
Herbert's original 6 Dune novels: Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, Chapterhouse: Dune, and the forthcoming last two novels finishing the original series, tentatively titled Hunters of Dune and Sandworms of Dune.
I just picked up The Butlerian Jihad a couple weeks ago, finished it a few days ago, and am now about 100 pages into The Machine Crusade. I figure I'll read them in chronological order, being such a timeline freak and all. So far the first two books have been really good. I'm very much looking forward to Herbert's original Dune novel series, especially the first three as those are generally considered the best by fans.
I'd recommend checking these out if you're looking for an intelligent, deep sci-fi story with a very strong parallel to our own world and culture. So far the first two novels seem to symbolize America's early history, featuring allegories for everything from slavery to beauracracy, to the civil war and even explores the idea of our creations overtaking us, and shows what can happen when we try to play God. Very interesting ideas explored through a very well-written and interesting story. Look for them if you get a chance.