Favorite Authors and Books

Discussion in 'The Writer's Corner' started by Ninva, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. esb

    esb Because none of us are as cruel as all of us.

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    I like Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. I don't read a lot though.

    Does anyone know of a good place (internet) to download free books (legally, most likely :p) or stories? They don't have to be a big book (big as in famous) but some enjoyable literature by anyone.
     
  2. Pyrogasm

    Pyrogasm There are some who would use any excuse to ban me.

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    Well, I was on vacation for 3 days and whilst riding in the car a lot I read Whitley Streiber's 2012: The War for Souls; it was an unbelievably good read and I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys Science-Fiction Thrillers. I enjoyed it a rather lot and it kept me riveted 'till the very end with its twists, turns, and unpredictability...

    To quote Google Books:
    esb, to answer your question about books online: Looking up books on Google Books might be something like what you want. You can often preview the books by reading a chapter or so that is uploaded as a .pdf.

    You can see if you like the book, and if you do you might be able to find it a bookstore near you or order it from Amazon.com. It's not free, but you won't end up spending money on books you're not sure if you'll like or not.

    And I'm sure there are probably a ridiculous amount of books to look through, so you would be able to find non-mainstream books too.
     
  3. Lime

    Lime Guest

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    Author: Ayn Rand.
    Book: Atlas Shrugged.
     
  4. Naminator

    Naminator Coming Back To Life

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    Authors: I have many favorite authors..J.R.R Tolkien, Stephen Ambrose, Winston Churchill. I have also like authors from where I live Argentina, but you wouldn't know them.
    Favorite Books: Also have many favourite books..but I would have to say: Citizen Soldiers (By Stephen Ambrose)
     
  5. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Can't believe I forgot, but also Chronicles of Narnia. Incredible..
     
  6. Pineapple

    Pineapple Just Smile.

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    what have you been smoking? yes, I am serious. I read all 7. Far from amazing.
     
  7. Arcane

    Arcane You can change this now in User CP.

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    QFT
     
  8. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Don't know how you can say that. Their really books for any age and some of the best I've read... and QFT?
     
  9. Ninva

    Ninva Анна Ахматова

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    I'm not a huge fantasy reader, so I've always disliked the Chronicles of Narnia.
     
  10. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    Alright so if you aRe a huge fan of fantasy than you'd love Chronicles of Narnia. It's written as well as any book and the vision and everything is amazing.
     
  11. Fatmankev

    Fatmankev Chef, Writer, and Midnight Toker

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    I pretty much only read fantasy and I couldn't bring myself to go beyond the first book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. And really, I don't remember all that much about the first one, except for the beginning which I found to be more interesting than Narnia.
     
  12. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    you guys are a bunch of doofi (plural form of doofus :p)
    am I really the only person here who loves the Chronicles of Narnia, and rightly so?
     
  13. Arcane

    Arcane You can change this now in User CP.

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    QFT means Quoted For Truth.

    By the way, I'm a huge fan of fantasy and I don't like the Chronicles of Narnia.
     
  14. Halahan

    Halahan To die will be an awfully big adventure.

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    "am I really the only person here who loves the Chronicles of Narnia, and rightly so?"
    apparently...
    wow... Ninva, pineapple, and Massinfantry. I respect you guys a lot, you've been here as long as me (since the beginning) but you really don't enjoy the Chronicles of Narnia? everyone has their preferences I guess...
     
  15. Seb!

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    Yes, I am definitely a fan of both the Ender series and Harry Potter.

    My favorite books though, are Agathe Christie's books.. The ones with the detective Hercule Poirot. They are very entertaining!

    Anyone read the Sword of Truth series? (Terry Goodkind)
     
  16. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    I have a lot. I don't love one. I like a lot... ok.. lol:

    Harry Potter series (me got the 7th on 2nd day out lol)

    Inheritance - with Eragon, Eldest, and soon to come out 3rd one.

    Cirque Du Freak - if no one knows, it's about vampires, people should read them, very interesting. And the vampires arent bad. The bad ones are Vampaneze. Lol

    Ranger's Apprentice

    Chronicles of Narnia - this one is ok lol.

    Warcraft books

    Star Wars Books

    MANGA AND COMICS FORTHEWIN! WOOT! lol

    Top 3 are Harry Potter, Cirque Du Freak, and Inheritance.
    4 - Ranger's Apprentice cant wait for 4th one.
    5 - MANGA AND COMICS
    6 - Chronicles of Narnia/Warcraft/Star Wars books

    As for authros i dont know

    Also, please check out my stories in the post. TY!
     
  17. Seb!

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    Yes.. Darren Shan is my main man.

    The vampaneze lord is a **** horde. :D
     
  18. thewrongvine

    thewrongvine The Evolved Panda Commandant Staff Member

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    Did you read all of them? Cause I have all the books up to like number 9... and I cant find the rest anywhere. :(
     
  19. Seb!

    Seb! You can change this now in User CP.

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    Yeah the last three books (the destiny series) are out.. I read one of em, cant remember where

    You know theres a movie coming out soooon?
     
  20. SilverHawk

    SilverHawk General Iroh - Dragon of the West

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    Please tell me you didn't just try to pass off an entire genre as one spot in a list of your favorite books... :rolleyes:
     

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