: Favorite Books

06-20-04, 09:47 PM
We seem to be a fairly intelligent group, the type that would read for fun, so I was wondering what everyone's favorite books are. I mean actual pieces of literature, not Cadillac books, although that could be the subject for another thread.

My favorite book is Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, it's kind of warped and dark and reminds me of many of the organizations I have and will be involved with.

06-20-04, 09:50 PM
what kinda organizations are those? i'm a "the pokey little puppy" kinda guy.

06-20-04, 10:10 PM
Lol, amen

06-20-04, 10:45 PM
"The Monkey Wrench Gang" was pretty good, as are any of the Exam Cram books :D

06-21-04, 08:32 AM
Don't read as much as I used too (attention span waining and I seem to have less time these days ) - today mostly technical mags and books (Oracle , SQL Server, Linux, PC's, etc...) overall though ....

The Stand (Steven King ) - Skipped school to read this in one "sitting"
Lord of The Rings series
Dune Series
The Umpire Strikes Back (Ron Luciano) very funny

06-21-04, 09:36 AM
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alghieri. Translated by John Ciardi.

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06-21-04, 11:34 AM
The Long Hard Road Out of Hell by Marilyn Manson.

Life changing, changed my whole outlook on life.

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06-21-04, 01:42 PM
I like Harry Turtledove's alternate history series that started with "Guns of the South."

Currently, I'm reading "Gettysburg" by Newt Gingrich which is an excellent alternative history of the Civil War battle of the same name. What if Lee had flanked the Union army at Gettysburg and cut off their supply line back to Washington???

06-21-04, 01:54 PM
Guy Durham - Stealth. Great book, alternative to Tom Clancy's goverment thrillers. Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1557733449/qid=1087840506/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/103-3088184-1318262?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

Author C Clarke. 2000 series books up to 3000.

06-21-04, 03:42 PM
what kinda organizations are those? i'm a "the pokey little puppy" kinda guy.
Bureaucracies run by complete idiots.

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scary was the greatest thing I had read up until I was 9 and read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. That Gold Bug still drives me nuts, LOL.

06-21-04, 05:05 PM
Well i didnt read to much this school year, haha.

But here is my favorites: 1984 by Charles Orwell and The Lord of the Rings series.

The Long Road Out of Hell ill have to check into that one I always am for life changing things haha.

06-21-04, 11:09 PM
"All Corvettes are Red" by James Schefter

A kinda heavy read , inside story on the devolpment of the C5 corvette , but a good look on what goes on behind the scenes

06-22-04, 09:16 PM
Anything by Neil Gaiman, but the Sandman series and American Gods are especially good.

06-22-04, 09:19 PM
I just finished The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown too. Not bad, but over-hyped in my opinion. I personally liked Angels and Demons much better.

My next read is his book Digital Fortress.

06-23-04, 01:41 PM
oh yeah Bible hehe