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    What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Well?


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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    What kind of books do you enjoy, Mr. Pushy?



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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Anything really. I lean more towards sci-fi, classical literature, and current events/ current science books, but since getting my kindle a couple months ago, I've been burning through 2-4 books/ week. I just need suggestions for good books to read.


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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Moneyball



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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    I read this year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction months ago, before it was even nominated. So, yeah, I'm cool.

    Amazon.com: A Visit from the Goon Squad (9780307592835): Jennifer Egan: Books


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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Ever read Illiad or Odyssey? When I finally did, I was literally floored that a voice from 2800 years ago (plus or minus) spoke to me like it was a gripping modern novel.



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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    You can DL a lot of classic literature for free at the kindle store. The Count of Monte Cristo, Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Three Musketeers, Treasure Island all good ones.



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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Twilight?







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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Moneyball, Meat Market. Do it.


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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

    Two favorites of mine:

    Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson (author graduated from Ames High)

    Wikipedia summary: The novel follows the exploits of two groups of people in two different time periods. The first is World War II-era Allied codebreakers and tactical-deception operatives affiliated with the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park. The second narrative is set in the present day with descendants of the first narrative's characters employing cryptologic, telecom and computer technology to build an underground data haven in the fictional Sultanate of Kinakuta. Their goal is to facilitate anonymous Internet banking using electronic money and (later) digital gold currency, with a longer range objective to distribute Holocaust Education and Avoidance Pod (HEAP) media for instructing genocide-target populations on defensive warfare.

    The Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons:

    • Hyperion (sort of a sci-fi retelling of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales)
    • The Fall of Hyperion
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    • The Rise of Endymion

    Wikipedia summary: Set in the far future, and focusing more on plot and story development than technical detail, it falls into the soft science fiction category, and has been described as a space opera. The title was originally used for the collection of the first pair of books in the series, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion, and later came to refer to the overall storyline, including Endymion, The Rise of Endymion, and a number of short stories. Within the fictional storyline, the Hyperion Cantos is an epic poem written by the character Martin Silenus.


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    Re: What are Some Good Books to Read?

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