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crap There was just an aftershock where I live, and it was really freakin scary. It wasn't a trembling earthquake but more like a thud. It felt like the ground underneath just collapsed or something. I hate earthquakes.

Okay Anyways... I was wondering if any of you guys know any good books to read? I've been itching to read a new novel, or series. So if you guys do have any please type out the title and author or something. Thanks.
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minespatch Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You should read Brom's "the Plucker". His illustrations are those that would be censored if it were in a kids book, but it's a great story about good against evila nd it worth to take a day off to read it. It took me two hours to finish it and I had to buy it after it was that good.
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Shadi-alone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
hope you dont have to deal with earthquakes in future
and i can only agree that H.P.Lovecraft wrote great and scary stories
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SleepDepJoel Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. My favorite book.

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller. It's a play, but available in most book shops.

Galá;pagos by Kurt Vonnegut. An interesting twist where the end is given away in the beginning. As the story progresses, the main mystery becomes "how did they get there?"
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Adrian-Scarecrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
If you like a good mystery I'll assume you like crime/thriller esc ones aswell.
Kathy Reichs and Patrica Cornwell are at the top of the game with crime/mystery books If you're looking for a good new read.
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NastroVerde Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you're into hot vampires there is J.R. Wards 'Black Dagger Brotherhood' series, it a bit Rated R though so. Meh.

There's also Amelia Atwater Rhodes, shes a pretty cool author.
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chikkiboo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
The classics: Chandler, Hammett, Charteris if you can find him (and pre-1940 if you have a selection).
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KittehShmoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist
A Long Way Down, by Nick Hornby. Comedic and sort of bleak, and it's gotten a lot of criticism for being pretty blob like as for plot, but I love it.

All of Terry Pratchett's stuff D<

And Good Omens, which is a collaboration of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
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Bae-Li Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Well... if your interested in mysteries, might I recommend Body Double by Tess Gerritsen. It's excellent in terms of a mystery, as is pretty much anything by John Saul.

Happy Reading! :library:
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Graeci-loo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Hmm, mystery....... Well, if you like the nitty-gritty realistic kind, I suggest Dennis Lehane's books. They're all very good, but I especially liked his Kenzie-Gennaro series (which actually makes up 5 of the 7 books I know of that he's written). It's about two Boston detectives that solve some pretty interesting cases. Sounds generic, but they're pretty good.
They go in order of:

"A Drink Before the War"
"Darkness, Take My Hand"
"Sacred"
"Gone, Baby, Gone"
"Prayers for Rain"

If you like bit more of psychological mystery then I suggest "Shutter Island" by the same author. Takes place in an Azkaban-style asylum. That automatically means it's good, least to me;) There's some interesting twists in it and I've got to say it's my favorite Dennis Lehane book.

Good luck with your quest for decent literature and sorry if I rambled on to much ^^;
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PinkPigtails Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
"The Host"-Stephanie Meyer

"Tithe" Trilogy (tithe, valient, ironside)-Holly Black

"Dark Angel The Wheetzie Bat Books" and "I was a teenage fairy"-Francesca Lia Block

"Hard Love" and "Zig Zag"-Whitlinger(forget the first name)

"City of Bones" and "City of Ashes"-Clair(again forgot the first name)

This all range from dark modern urban fantasy to sci-fi
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Corny63 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Since I'm a wee tot I can't suggest much, seeing as I haven't read all the greatest novels in ze world. But what I would suggest is either the Bartimaeus Trilogy, or any Clive Barker book. crazeh
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dr-meddygon Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Student General Artist
I just started the series, A Song of Ice and Fire. First book is A Game of Thrones. It's a medieval fantasy novel that is not full of magical powers and nonsense. There's these creepy undead things that you're introduced to in the prologue, but the rest of it is pretty much knights and princesses and bastards. It's got fighting and delusion and bids for power and all that fun stuff.

If you're ages 12-16, have never kissed anyone, and happen to like a series written entirely in first person, take theREDspy's suggestion.

I also recommend American Gods by Gaiman, as well as Stardust (watch the movie as well).

There's a three book series containing H. P. Lovecraft's short stories that I recommend as well. The guy's creepy.

I also, as some point in my younger years, acquired the entire Xanth series by Piers Anthony. Fantasy/Action/Comedy/Romance that takes place in a fictional land that looks a bit like Florida and turns idioms into reality. First book is A Spell for Chameleon.

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. GO.

Redwall series, meh.
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theREDspy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Digital Artist
if you like vampires i suggest you read this:

Twilight
New Moon
Eclipse

All by Stephenie Meyer

Her book rocks! :D
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monkeyoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
not really into vampires but thanks anyway
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theREDspy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Digital Artist
okay ^^ I have many suggestions though...can i post them here? :D
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LunariChaos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH.
"Soon I Will Be Invincible" by Austin Grossman.

I'm really critical of books, and after finishing my new favorite book "Good Omens" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett I was at a loss for what to read. This picked me right back up and showed me a great new author to look out for. It's his first book, but it's really great.
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Starjuice Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you read Terry Pratchett's Discworld series? The watch books are my favourite.

How about Niel Gaiman's American Gods?

Have you read Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club, Survivor, or Choke?

Have you read Mario Puzo's the Godfather?

What about Norton Juster's Phantom Tollbooth? (this is a kid's book, but it is amazing, lol).
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monkeyoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
thank you for all these suggestions.
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Starjuice Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Also, I just started reading Max Brook's World War Z, which is pretty rad.
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
My favorite books are anything by Chuck Palaniuk (the guy who wrote Fight Club). They're pretty graphic, and super-trippy, but if you're into that sort of thang then I'd definitely recommend any of them. I just finished Lullaby and it was fantastic.
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monkeyoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
I look up on that. Thank you.
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
No prob, madam.
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Starjuice Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
AGREED.
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Clockwerk-chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
FUCK YES.
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RedLion Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Well, what sort of books are you into? Fantasy, sci fi...?
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monkeyoo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
not really interested in fantasy. More Mystery, just something that's really interesting and suspenseful. Kinda like Angels and Demons sort of thing, but others can do too.
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RedLion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Hm. Well that's a tough one for me to recommend then I'm afraid. The only mystery-like things I've read recently are fairly light as well as light-hearted; the Amelia Peabody series. I think these are more female oriented though and not really all that suspenseful.

I'm afraid I'm out of useful suggestions. Good luck!
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