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    What's the last good book you've read?

    I'm always up for a good read, so I'd like to hear some ideas.

    The last book I read was The Ruins, by Scott Smith. The movie sucked, but I felt the book was devastatingly haunting.

    So, what have you got?



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    The Ruins? The one with the killer, Mayan plants?

    I read it.

    I liked it better when it was called The Happening
    ...or that one vignette from Creepshow
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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    I enjoyed it because in the book, unlike in the movie, the vines weren't actually the scary part about it, it was the slow leaking into insanity, paranoia and desperation.



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Nullification by Thomas Woods. Interesting historical discussion about asserting states rights in the face of federal encroachments.



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    ^^^ Life of the party ^^^

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    under the banner of heaven john krakhauer (sp)



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Nullification by Thomas Woods. Interesting historical discussion about asserting states rights in the face of federal encroachments.
    Haven't read Nullification yet, but I have read Woods' Meltdown which is great.

    Just reread Orwell's 1984, read Moneyball finally, and just started on Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Mine, of course!!!



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I am a 7th Grade Literacy Teacher so I read a lot of Young Adult books. These 3 books were really well written and very hard to put down. The 3 books are Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay.


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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    If you're into non-fiction books, I'm currently reading Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman which is a really interesting study on why we need a green, clean energy revolution in America and how it would revive the economy. Friedman is pretty full of himself but he makes great points.

    Fiction-wise, Stephen King's Under the Dome was awesome, if a little long. But my favorite book i've read recently would have to be The Passage by Justin Cronin.



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by JKyleU View Post
    If you're into non-fiction books, I'm currently reading Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman which is a really interesting study on why we need a green, clean energy revolution in America and how it would revive the economy. Friedman is pretty full of himself but he makes great points.

    Fiction-wise, Stephen King's Under the Dome was awesome, if a little long. But my favorite book i've read recently would have to be The Passage by Justin Cronin.
    I've read some Friedman, and I respect some of his work. Not here. He recently held up China as an example to follow for protecting the environment. Really.



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    A Peace to End all Peace. Nice historical book tracing why the Middle East is so effed up.


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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    Quote Originally Posted by risiusj View Post
    Haven't read Nullification yet, but I have read Woods' Meltdown which is great.

    Just reread Orwell's 1984, read Moneyball finally, and just started on Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
    Outstanding and fascinating insights from one of the most enlightened rulers in history. I love picking that up when I'm feeling a little negative about things...the man just has a great perspective on the world and reality. I've been re-reading The Republic these past few weeks...and wow!...its easy to forget just how brilliantly Plato can throw together arguments on the most complex subjects surrounding human nature and governance...or rather, how he portrays Socrates doing this.

    For just a fun and gripping fiction read...The Pillars of the Earth is easily the best book I've read in the past 10 years. Absolute page-turner from start to finish...and its a very long book. Its about the building of a cathedral in a small town in 11th century England...which sounds a bit dry...but in reality is just incredibly exciting from start to finish.



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    Re: What's the last good book you've read?

    I'm almost done with Paul Murray's 655 page Man Booker longlisted "Skippy Dies". It's been a really great read, especially if you like the bildungsroman genre. Highly recommended.



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