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Author:  zed [ 07/16/03 08:14:30 AM ]
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the life and death of Che Gueverra -Jorge Casteneda

Author:  ~verity~ [ 07/16/03 10:26:12 AM ]
Post subject:  The List...

Honestly...

aight.. here's what we've got so far:

petitprodigy:"To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

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Calibre:
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

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Sufi Rasta:
Moth Smoke by Mohsin Hamid
White Teeth by Zaidi Smith
The Pursuit of Urdu Literature by Ralph Russel
Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity by Vijay Prashad
The Clash of Fundamentalisms by Tariq Ali

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MC Rin
A Suitable boy by Vikram Seth
All of the Easy Rawlins series by Walter Mosely.
Underworld by Don DeLillo.
The Glass Palace by Amitav Ghosh.
Brick Lane by Monica Ali

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Trickey Fingerz
7 habits of highly effective people stephen covey.

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NOBLE
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
The Alchemist

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Filthy Rich Flow!!!
Domes of Fire David Eddings
Everything's Eventual Stephen King

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ames346:
the doors of perception by aldous huxley
the Qur'an

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Domel:
The Godfather Mario Puzo

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~verity~:
Chinua Achebe
"Refugee Mother and Child".
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~lavie ... hebe1.html

Joseph O'Connors Heart of Darkness

http://www.centenary.edu/~balexand/goodman.html
-- Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Blindness by Jose Saragamo

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KaoSB
'The Famished Road' by Ben Okri
'The Damage is Done' written by Warren Fellows

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marklar-v2
Mr Nice - Howard Marks
Chopper - Mark Read

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shamesh
Never At East by Chinua Achebe,Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison,The Cornell West Reader ,
How to read and why by Harold Bloom , Seize the Day by Saul Bellow

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Abadawn:
Hearts in Atlantis,1984 ,
A Brave New World


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Ducksauce
A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess

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Zed
the life and death of Che Gueverra -Jorge Casteneda

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Honesty

Author:  ~verity~ [ 07/16/03 10:30:19 AM ]
Post subject:  Alchemist....

Honestly...

does anybody have a copy of The Alchemist that they'd wanna let me borrow? (i'll pay the S&H both ways) pm me if there's a yes out there...

Honesty.

Author:  shamesh [ 07/17/03 09:47:42 AM ]
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Women at Point Zero and God Dies by the Nile both written by Nawal al-Saadawi.

Author:  Dirt McGirt [ 07/17/03 12:43:42 PM ]
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The Bachman Books - Stephen King (Rage, Long Walk, Roadwork, Running Man)

Dark Alliance : The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion - Gary Webb

Author:  brandiwine [ 07/17/03 08:57:19 PM ]
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the biography of Angela Davis and Sista Souldjah, Things Fall Apart..

Ive heard doors of perseption was ok, maybe ill check it out.

Author:  PlanB [ 07/17/03 11:02:27 PM ]
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Ego Trip's Book of Hip-Hop list and the Bible. Them all you need right there!!

Author:  Ducksauce [ 07/22/03 12:11:12 PM ]
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"The Aquarian Conspiracy: Personal & Social Transformation in the 1980s" by Marilyn Ferguson

"9-11" by Noam Chomsky

"The Gospel of Barnabas" by Lonsdale and Laura Ragg

"Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne




*P.S. I'ma stick this thread at the top of the board so that it doesn't get repeated in the future.*

Author:  d_realword [ 07/22/03 01:59:56 PM ]
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Dirt McGirt wrote:
The Bachman Books - Stephen King (Rage, Long Walk, Roadwork, Running Man)

Dark Alliance : The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion - Gary Webb


yo dirt i was gonna get the bachman books but i wasn't sure so it it worth it...can you just help me with a little review on the stories....i didn't like fire starter cos the book started of very good and just ended as if it was rushed.

Author:  pimphofoo [ 07/22/03 03:08:18 PM ]
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Thanks for makin' this a sticky thread.

i know it's not technically a book but I'm reading Popbot by Ashley Wood and pretty much everything Brian Michael Bendis writes

Author:  Placebo [ 07/23/03 01:30:20 AM ]
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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, really a good fantasy read, one of King's best.

Author:  Dirt McGirt [ 07/23/03 08:23:22 AM ]
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d_realword wrote:
Dirt McGirt wrote:
The Bachman Books - Stephen King (Rage, Long Walk, Roadwork, Running Man)

Dark Alliance : The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion - Gary Webb


yo dirt i was gonna get the bachman books but i wasn't sure so it it worth it...can you just help me with a little review on the stories....i didn't like fire starter cos the book started of very good and just ended as if it was rushed.


Yeah, the Bachman books were madness. Each one is about 150+ pages long. I read all four in about a week, couldn't put that shit down. It's well worth it. "Rage" is about a kid taking over his classroom with a 9mm and goes onto expose all the kids in the class as all having weaknesses. King actually got questioned by the FBI cause he wrote it when he was 17. It's a mindblowing story. The second one is "The Long Walk", and very well written as well. Basically, a bunch of people have to walk at least 4+ mph until only one survives. You are given rations and thats it, you can't stop or...some of the ways the people die along the walk are crazy. You should buy it for these two alone. "Roadwork" and "Running Man" are good as well, the first about a man who won't let the state build a new highway because it will run right through his house, a lot more interesting than you could imagine...and the second about a game show that executes contestants on live TV :o , a movie was made with Shwarzenegger about it, but the book is better. Definitely peep 'em.

Author:  d_realword [ 07/23/03 01:43:26 PM ]
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thanx i lot...i'll get it 2morrow^^^^

Author:  ~verity~ [ 07/23/03 07:46:46 PM ]
Post subject:  Playground Days

Honestly...

just wondering what kinda stuff ya'll liked back in the day... i went to the library the other day intending to check out some new stuff (which i didn't end up doing 'cos i owed them so much cash) & spent the whole time reading A Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends, which was cool... those kinda things are like

WordSearches:Scrabble::Children's Books:Finnegan's Wake.

So i've decided to go tru old skool and pick up the things i used to like when i was little. One i'd defintily reccomend: Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli. It's a book about racism through a runaway kids' eyes... It's a very sweet interpretation of what "is" color. When told that he can't have 'black' friends:

"He kept looking and looking, and the colors he found were gingersnap and light fudge and dark fudge and acorn and butter rum and cinnamon and burnt orange."

Worth checking out someday to read in that inflatable pool u got outside when ur A/C is broke.

So what'd ya'll read when u were lil?

Honesty.

Author:  d_realword [ 07/24/03 12:05:21 AM ]
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me i'm more into horror....but i also read some sci fi and thriller novels..
for horror i read james herbert and stephen king...richard laymon shit is good as well but his dead.

Author:  Dirt McGirt [ 07/24/03 10:57:58 AM ]
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Yo d,

Lemme know what you thought of the Bachman books when you finish peepin that shit

Author:  se7en [ 07/25/03 08:27:39 PM ]
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1984
a brave new world
farenhieght(spelling) 451
siddhartha
behold a pale white horse, you cant reallly read this b/c its so long but its really interesting to read about all the government has covered up
ender's game

all amazing books everyone should read

Author:  Klum_z [ 07/26/03 04:32:55 AM ]
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These books are all essential reading,

Grapes of wrath- Steinbeck

Things fall apart- Achebe

Catcher in the rye- Sallinger

Midnights children- Rushdie

1984- Orwell

The famished road- Okri

House of spirits- Allende

Author:  ~verity~ [ 07/26/03 06:08:29 AM ]
Post subject:  se7en's post...

Honestly...

hey se7en- i thought Siddhartha was awesome. i really loved that book. Farenheit 451 was absolutely amazing... you should chek out Ray Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day".

http://www.intermed.it/bradbury/Allsummer.htm

if you read it, lemme know what ya think.

There's also this really good Tolstoy short story, called "How Much Land Does a Man Need"

http://www.ccel.org/t/tolstoy/23_tales/htm/vii.iii.htm

it's a little longer than the other one, but when you get to the end, you'll be glad you read it.

honesty.

Author:  se7en [ 07/26/03 11:09:02 AM ]
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ight thanks man ill check thoses out

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