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OfflineElvish
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Favorite Fiction?
    #1671275 - 06/29/03 12:59 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

1.Burning Chrome-William Gibson
2.One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest- Ken Kesey
3.World According to Garp- John Irving
4.Where the Red Fern Grows-
5.Veronika Decides to Die- some Brazilian Fucka
6.Nightside(?)-Joyce Carol Oates
7.Steps-Kozinsky
8.Knots-R.D. Laing (although tech. not fiction)
9.Hop on Pop- Dr. Suess
10.Skinny Legs and All-Tom Robbins


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1671333 - 06/29/03 01:34 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)

ahhhh sweet!

1-hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world: huraki murakami
2-breakfast of champions: kurt vonnegut
3-ham on rye: charles bukowski
4-fight club: chuck pahlaniuk
5-1984: george orwell
6-a wild sheep chase: huraki murakami
7-the trial: franz kafka
8-collected short stories: philip k dick
9-fear and loathing in las vegas: hunter s thompson
10-the rum diary: hunter s thompson


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1675750 - 07/01/03 02:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Come now you illiterate fucka-r-rs, tell me you don't spend ALL your time here at the Shroomery.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1675848 - 07/01/03 03:23 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

1. Fermata / Nicholson Baker.
2. White Noise / Don Delillo.
3. The Wall Around Eden / Joan Slonczewski.
4. King's Quest III
5. You Bright and Risen Angels / William T. Vollman.
6. La Guerre, Yes Sir! / Roch Carrier.
7. Catch 22 / Joseph Heller.
8. Ready to Die / Notorious B.I.G.
9. Cat's Eye / Margaret Atwood.
10. Larry's Party / Carol Shields.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: bivalve]
    #1676065 - 07/01/03 05:12 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

These look like wonderful books.
Bukowski=so simple he's genius.
and of course Vonegutt(sp?) always strikes a chord.
I haven't heard of most of Bivalves books but they look good.
I like reading the synopsis' of stories sometimes.
(Which is what "Steps" is about basically.)
...looking for the variations on the "seven storylines" theme.


ole.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1676077 - 07/01/03 05:26 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

ten...fuck

1 The Illuminatus Trilogy, RAWilson
2 Hichhiker's 'Trilogy', Douglas Adams
3 Good Omens, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchet
4 The Double Hook, Shelia Watson
5 Steppenwolf, Herman Hesse
6 Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins
7 Neuromancer, Wiliam Gibson
8 The Dream Cycle of H P Lovecraft
9 The Man Who Was Thursday, G K Chersterton
10 In the Skin of a Lion, Michael Ondaatje

Yay. Fit sixteen books on a ten book list


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Discordja]
    #1676194 - 07/01/03 06:55 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver

Those are two recent books I've loved - both coming out of America. It seems that that's where all the real writing talent is just now.

Cold Mountain in particular is outstanding. Frazier's writing is unique - there's a lot of beauty there.

Don't ask me to list any classics cos that's way too hard to pick and choose... but obiously Dickens and Elliot would be up there.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: mr_kite]
    #1676206 - 07/01/03 07:05 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

"It seems that that's where all the real writing talent is just now."

that is the most ridiculous comment ive ever heard in my life.

first off, because its wrong, secondly, if one nationality dominates literature RIGHT NOW, it is canadian, and no, that isnt an ethnocentric viewpoint.

for example, out of the six finalists for "the bookers prize", 3 were canadian, that is a total over-representation if one takes into account we only have a population of 30 million.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1676429 - 07/01/03 10:43 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Neverending story...

We are all a part of the neverending story...


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1676507 - 07/01/03 11:34 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Haruki Murakami is great!
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by him is also really amazing


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: atomikfunksoldier]
    #1686202 - 07/04/03 12:07 PM (13 years, 5 months ago)


that is the most ridiculous comment ive ever heard in my life.

first off, because its wrong, secondly, if one nationality dominates literature RIGHT NOW, it is canadian, and no, that isnt an ethnocentric viewpoint.


lol Calm down, mate. From what I've read, the best stuff is coming from America. Just cos it's in the Booker Prize doesn't mean it's good. Half of the stuff that wins awards is crap.

Name me a Canadian writer better than Charles Frasier. And I'll happily read.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: mr_kite]
    #1687760 - 07/05/03 11:59 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Mopst of 'em have been mentioned, but I'll throw in one that hasn't been:

The Things They Carried, O'Brien.


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1691444 - 07/07/03 12:00 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
Conan series - Robert E howard
Hitch hikers guide - Douglas adams
the hobbit - Tolkien
the time machine - H. G Wells
Shpere - Michael Criton
Lord of the flies - William Golding
Hideaway - Dean Koontz
And then there were now -Agatha Christie


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1691601 - 07/07/03 01:09 AM (13 years, 5 months ago)

1. 1984 - George Orwell
2. Song of Ice and Fire series - George R. R. Martin
3. Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
4. Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
5. Hitch Hikers Guide series - Douglas Adams
6. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott. Fitzgerald
7. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
8. Sword of Truth series - Terry Goodkind
9. Candide - Voltaire
10. Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling :tongue:


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: Elvish]
    #1694853 - 07/08/03 12:41 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

a few of my favorites that haven't been mentioned

Islands in the stream - Ernest Hemingway
also For Whom the Bell Tolls by Hemingway
Galapagos - Vonnegut
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: dawn of a new day]
    #5495891 - 04/09/06 10:27 AM (10 years, 7 months ago)

Fruiting Bodies and Other Fungi--by Brian Lumley


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Re: Favorite Fiction? [Re: MaynardIsGod]
    #5499579 - 04/10/06 01:56 PM (10 years, 7 months ago)

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MaynardIsGod said:
1. 1984 - George Orwell
2. Song of Ice and Fire series - George R. R. Martin
3. Wheel of Time series - Robert Jordan
4. Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins
5. Hitch Hikers Guide series - Douglas Adams
6. The Great Gatsby - F. Scott. Fitzgerald
7. Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
8. Sword of Truth series - Terry Goodkind
9. Candide - Voltaire
10. Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling :tongue: 




in addition to the good fantasy on this list; Malazan Book of the Fallen - Steven Erikson. a three book series, good read for any fantasy lovers


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