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Postby The She-Wolf » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:17 am

Quoting my dad: "A book is a world".

These are certainly part of my world:

The Process -Franz Kafka (and Kafka in general)
Tai-Pan - James Clavell
Wolfling - Gordon R. Dickson
Magdalena The Sinner - Lilian Faschinger
The Fan Club - Irving Wallace
O Demonio e a Senhorita Prym - Paulo Coelho (in fact, all novels by PC since "Verónica Decide Morrer" plus "Brida")
The Prize - Irving Wallace
god is not Great, How religion poisons everything - Christopher Hitchens
Tropic of Capricorn - Henry Miller
The Surrender, an erotic memoir - Tony Bentley
O Que Diz Molero - Diniz Machado
Any novel about Vikings, so long as it possesses a minimum of literary quality
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Postby Slynt » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 am

Funny to see how fanboyish I was about George RR Martin's books. I still am, to a degree - the first three, 'A Game of Thrones', 'A Clash of Kings', 'A Storm of Swords' - but 'A Feast for Crows' and definitely 'A Dance with Dragons' are crap and I am sad about that. Oh well, in the meantime I have been drooling all over Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen, and who knows, maybe one of these days I'll read a non-fantasy novel again. But that's a huge maybe
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Postby Ilona » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:35 am

Slynt wrote: Oh well, in the meantime I have been drooling all over Steven Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen,

You, sir, are officially my new best friend.

Seriously, you're like the first person I've found in the whole Internet (outside of the obvious malazanempire.com forums) who has read & liked Malazan Book of the Fallen. I love them. Yeah, would probably call them my favourite books ever. Erikson's worldbuilding is without equal and his characters just... Make me want to be a better writer myself.

Anyway, other favourites.

Coldfire-trilogy, by C.S. Friedman
The Codex Alera, by Jim Butcher
Kushiel's Legacy & Kushiel's Scion series, by Jacqueline Carey
A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, until I lost all faith in him (I've yet to read the latest book.)
The Count of Monte-Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
20.000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Harry Potters
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Postby Simona » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:25 pm

Well here it's about Anne Rice's books. All, and especially those containing gothic, mystical and love. What can I say more?
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Postby Mammon Iaho Dumah » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:04 am

Break for Freedom by Evan Clarkson (I read it the first time when I was 10 years old or so and countless times since)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (another read-every-once-in-a-while)
Metamorphosis by Kafka
Ninteen Eighty-Four by Orwell
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu
Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau
Against Nature by Huysmans
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
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Postby The She-Wolf » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:47 am

Mammon Iaho Dumah wrote:Break for Freedom by Evan Clarkson (I read it the first time when I was 10 years old or so and countless times since)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (another read-every-once-in-a-while)
Metamorphosis by Kafka
Ninteen Eighty-Four by Orwell
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu
Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau
Against Nature by Huysmans
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.


:ok: Excellent taste!
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Postby Mammon Iaho Dumah » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:48 pm

Thank you! :)
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Postby Danhod » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:35 am

Mammon Iaho Dumah wrote:Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau


Reminds me of... something :roll:
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Postby muskurov » Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:50 pm

Danhod wrote:
Mammon Iaho Dumah wrote:Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau


Reminds me of... something :roll:


It's a damn good club :P
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Postby Danhod » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:52 pm

muskurov wrote:
Danhod wrote:
Mammon Iaho Dumah wrote:Torture Garden by Octave Mirbeau


Reminds me of... something :roll:


It's a damn good club :P


I meant Matt's band but that's funnier hahahahaha
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Postby Mammon Iaho Dumah » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:25 pm

Obviously not suggested by my BDSM mistress! :roll:
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Postby firebird » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:02 pm

H. W. Ludwig: "Animals and plants of our Waters" :D
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Postby Doomrider » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:09 pm

Let me remind you of the works of H. P. Lovecraft about the Cthulhu mythos. :soblack:
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Postby Thiago » Mon May 13, 2013 4:17 pm

Lord of the Rings - J.R.R.Tolkien
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin
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Postby abbie » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:53 pm

Lauren Redniss' "Radioactive"
"Truth and Beauty" by Ann Patchett
Kurt Vonnegut's "Mother Night"
"The Smell of Apples" by Mark Behr
Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" and "The Castle"
and basically everything by Clavell, John Stuart Mill, Dickens and Orwell
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