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ok seriously now a good book ive recently read is day of infamy i forget who the author is
but the book is all about pearl harbor
good book i highly recomend it
10-01-2007 03:08 AM
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I need the author to shattered glass.

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at my grandmas now, when i get home ill post it.

did you read anyof teh ones i seggested?

I highly suggest Mobb Deep's albums The Infamous and Hell on Earth, if you have not listened to it yet.
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I said I read You Don't Know Me.
I liked it.

And I have Shooter by Walter Dean Myers.

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BTW... you're on the internet Darthmat...
Google the book, look for the cover.
I can't do that since Idk what the cover looks like xD

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Demonic Pyro Wrote:BTW... you're on the internet Darthmat...
Google the book, look for the cover.
I can't do that since Idk what the cover looks like xD
i did look. the cover looks like a kid, who is behind a shattered mirrior or something.

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DOH it turns out its shattering glass, my bad

http://www.gailgiles.com/Shattering%20Glass.html

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lol xD
Mmk.
Now I'll look for:
Shattering Glass - Gail Giles
Kerosene - Chriss Wooding
Golden Compass - Philip Pullman
Shade's Children - Garth Nix
Firestarter - Stephen King
Lord of the Flies - William Golding
Deathday - William C. Dietz
Broken Time - Maggy Thomas

xD

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Zomgs i si listening to youtth of the nation now

anyways oif you havent read this book kill yourslef, but before you do read it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giver

And if you don't readd all of his books w/ in teh next two weeks i will personally hunt you down and kill your family and then slit your thrtoat Smile

darrenshan.com

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Laugh

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I am not joking....

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well I put the giver in my list of books.
k.

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DARREN SHAN OR DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! just mentioning the Giver makes me so pissed off! i LOVE that book, then we read it in school and they made it so boring that all the other kids said they hated it, and some said it should be burned! BURNED! how fucking ironic is that? yet another free-thinking, anti-establishment book killed by the beurocracy of school.

hey, i should write a story about that...

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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OMFG!
I just looked at his site.
TOP OF THE LIST!

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Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin Biggrin

and inh my school Rebel Nerd it weas to innaprpriate for us to read... i want to kill teh board of administrators,....

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innapropriate!?!?!? oh yeah, i hear about that. a bunch of schools banned it because it contained "innappropriate sexual scenes involving minors and the elderly." except that that scene wasn't sexual, it was their job to take care of the old people and sometimes help them bathe. the probably banned it because it actually encouraged people to quesiton authority. Noo

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Yes

i realyl wanted to kill people when i was told that.. i am goign to bring it up agan in school.... Biggrin

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The Art and Science of Dumpster Diving by John Hoffman. Great read.

“When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”
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Here's a list of my favourite books/authors, in no particular order:

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Stardust - Neil Gaiman
The Sandman Series (Graphic Novels) - Neil Gaiman

Hell... anything by Neil Gaiman... he's a genius.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series... or anything by Terry Pratchett in general. His sense of humour always cheers me up Smile

Shakespeare, of course, and Oscar Wilde (don't let school ruin these great authors/poets for you).

Mark Chadbourn's "Age of Misrule" and all the books that follow - great post-apocalyptic fantasy series.

"The Egyptian - Mika Waltari (a must if ancient Egyptian history interests you).

The Sight - David Clement-Davies (awesome if you love wolves, check out Jack London as well).

"Sabriel", "Lirael" and "Abhorsen" by Garth Nix (and check out his other books too).

Diana Wynne Jones and her "Crestomanci" series among others - my favourite writer when I was younger.

Phillip Pullmann, Tolkien, and Ursula Le Guinn - classic fantasy authors.

"Fingersmith", "Tipping the Velvet", "Affinity" and "The Nightwatch" - Sarah Waters (impressive historical fiction with a sapphic twist).

"The Historian" - Elizabeth Kostova

"Private Peaceful" - Michael Morpurgo (Bittersweet story set during World War One).

"East" - Edith Patou (I love this story, which is based around an old Norwegian myth).

The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper, another one of my childhood favourites.

C.S. Lewis Narnia books - if you can ignore the Christian aspect (or not, that is up to you), their very enjoyable.

For fantasy also check out these authors: Tamora Pierce, Robin Hobb, Raymond E. Feist, Juliet Marrilier, Trudi Canavan and Jonathan Stroud.

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Evasion. The chapters are backwards, but just start from the beginning. Once you read the book, and get a feel of the authors personality, you'll understand why he did that. Its about a straight edge, vegan guy who goes around the country, eats out of dumpsters, and looks at the world like "a giant playground". I read this book last winter, it gave me so much hope and joy. Read it, you can download it for free right here.

http://scavengeuk.mine.nu/evasion/evasion.html

Green Angel - Alice Hoffman (Sad, short, but beautiful story.)

The Vampire Lestat - Anne Rice (just a great book)

The Secret Life Of Bees (this book was so good, that school didn't manage to ruin it for me) this books really hit me emotionally, as I was getting into Jimmy Cliff when I was reading it.

Most stuff by Chuck Palahaniuk, for some reason, fight club is easier to understand and enjoy when you see the movie first.

Hmm. I'll come back to this.

“When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.”
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ANYTHING by Terry Pratchett

The Giver <- best book ever ever ever created

Insomnia by Stephen King

The Dark Tower series by Stephen King (although it started to suck around the 4th book)

A Child Called "It"

Short Short Science Fiction Stories - A collection composed by Isaac Asimov. (Several Authors)

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."
- Plato
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Thieves Like Us
By Stephen Cole
Theres Also A Sequal To It That Im Reading

In A Perfect World The Mentaly Handycapt Will Leads The Blind{I Know I Can't Spell Shup}

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Re:

stuff i liked that were mentioned before here:
pendragon series- dj machale
maximum ride books - james paterson
artemis fowl series - eion coilfer
alex rider series- anthony harowitz
harry potter- j.k. rowling
evil genius- catherine jinks
Anything by William Shakespeare
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Golden Compass series
Firestarter
Lord of the Flies
Terry Pratchett's Discworld Series
The Dark is Rising sequence
Tamora Pierce - Song of The Lioness, Protector of the Small, and the Immortals series. i couldn't get into the trickster books..

Darthmat Wrote:anyways oif you havent read this book kill yourslef, but before you do read it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Giver

And if you don't readd all of his books w/ in teh next two weeks i will personally hunt you down and kill your family and then slit your thrtoat Smile
whatever. school ruined this book for me, also Hatchet by gray Pulmen and some book that had Bever in the title i think it was..
then again i would probably never read a book that short if it wasn't forced on me..

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Prey & State of Fear - Micheal Crichton.

Story of Edgar Sawtelle - ?

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
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