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Can anyone one reccomend any good books?<br><br>
Not Vege based, either fiction or non fiction.<br><br>
Ive been wanting to read "Manifactured consent"by Noame Choamsky, but i cant find it!<br><br><br><br>
So what are some books you recommend, and why?<br><br><span style="color:#FFA500;">Danny</span>
 

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'Goats' by Mark Jude Poirier was a nice distraction (though you have to like the theme, I guess).<br><br><br><br>
Then there's a ton of English classics which I will not write down here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">.
 

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DannyKass, Your new sheep avatar is totally amusing and very fun looking!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Don't know any books, sorry, I don't have time to read much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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DannyKass,<br><br><br><br>
Can you be any more specific? I mean... "fiction or nonfiction" is a pretty broad category. If you can't find Chomsky's "Manufactured Consent" you might try his book "Profit Over People" (unless, of course, you've already read it). Are your non-fiction books limited to the political? If so, I can send along a list on the subject.<br><br><br><br>
Are you interested in a certain *country's* politics? Certain areas of history? Trends in history? Historical figures? Do you like non-historical/political nonfiction? If so, what kind of things are you curious about knowing?<br><br><br><br>
In fiction, what kinds of stories do you like? Realistic fiction? Fantasy? Beat? Science-fiction? Magical-Realism? Horror? Young adult? Depressing? Funny? Classics? Silly funny? Uproariously funny? Detached funny? Cynical? Adventure? Mystery? Crime? Detective? Western? Bizarre? Fiction that comments on the world/politics/history/trends?<br><br><br><br>
Do you like poetry?<br><br><br><br>
I read pretty much every genre *except* romance (blech), so I could probably turn out some pretty decent lists if you could give a little clue as to what you're interested in. I read *all* the time!! (The librarians at most branches know me by name, and the ones at my college can check me out without looking at my card <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">). If I were just to recommend a bunch of books to you, the post would be about 10 times this long...<br><br><br><br>
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Fiction: Putting aside all those wonderful classics that help your character and ego grow, I'd recommend anything by Bret Easton Ellis or Hunter S. Thompson. I've never been disappointed by either.
 

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Amazon has Manufactured Consent in stock. Also, The Chomsky Reader is a good one, if you haven't seen it already.<br><br><br><br>
"Lies My Teacher Told Me" is a good read, although it's not as honest as it purports to be, it is not a hard read and still quite rewarding.
 

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Here's a few that I have recently read. I highly recommend all of them<br><br><br><br>
Stupid White Men - Michael Moore<br><br>
Free The Animals - Ingrid Newkirk<br><br>
Fast Food Nation - Eric Schlosser<br><br>
The Cabinet of Curiosities - Douglas J. Preston<br><br>
Mad Cowboy - Howard F. Lyman<br><br>
The Cobra Event - Richard Preston<br><br>
Into Thin Air (Mount Everest Disaster) Jon Krakauer<br><br>
Wonderland Avenue - Danny Sugerman<br><br>
In the Name of the Father - Gerry Conlon<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<i>How The Dead Live</i> by Will Self is a great book that I read quite recently <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by CharityAJO</i><br><br><b>I'd recommend anything by Bret Easton Ellis.</b></div>
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I LUUURRRVVVV Brett Easton Ellis! Except that he doesn't write very fast, so I guess that makes me kind of mad.<br><br><br><br>
The Beach by Alex Garland is fantastic. Forget the movie even exists--it was a travesty.<br><br><br><br>
The Secret History by Donna Tartt is also very good.<br><br><br><br>
The Rachel Papers by Martin Amis is equally delicious. Highly recommended.<br><br><br><br>
If you haven't read it yet, you really must read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. It's a classic for a reason.<br><br><br><br>
100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is really good in kind of an off-the-wall way. I looked at the world a little differently after I read it.
 

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I'd also recommend anything by Salman Rushdie, John Wyndham, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway (particularly The Old Man and the Sea), Terry Pratchett... and... gosh, many many more.
 

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CharityAJO, forgive me, but, I just Do not get Hunter Thompson. I don't like him at all. I had a boyfriend who was obsessed with his writing. I didn't get him at all either. ????<br><br>
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I like to read anything non-fiction. The book i recommend to alot of people and have bought for many a friend, is Naturally Powerful by Valerie Wells.<br><br>
May not be what you are looking for, but there's a lot to learn in it.
 
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