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« on: November 17, 2000, 06:27:35 AM »
Yeh, this is another thing that interests me. Your favourite literature. Well, mine definetely are:

J.R.R. Tolkien\'s The Lord of the Rings
Philip K. Dick\'s Ubik
- " - Lies Inc. ( aka The Unteleported Man )
- " - The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Lorenzo Carcaterra\'s Sleepers
Frank Herbert\'s Dune ( haven\'t readed it completely yet, but whoa how good it is! )
Robert L. Stevenson\'s Treasure Island ( classic Pir8 story )
Stephen King\'s It ( the best Stephen King book )

And many many more. Just don\'t have the time now to write them all down. Let\'s make a list here, too, shall we?
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2000, 06:35:24 AM »
Star Trek Encyclopedia
All the Star Trek technical manuals
The Klingon dictonary
And a few books about Linux can\'t remember their name.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2000, 09:07:25 AM »
The Lord of the Rings (do\'h... :))
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2000, 09:32:44 AM »
I mostly read only Star Wars books... I\'m not gonna go listing them here :p But I liked Timothy Zahn\'s trilogy very very much :)

The Star Wars :Essential guides to characters/ vehicles/ planets and systems/ weapons and technology are some of my favourites :p Also the SW Technical Journal rulez!

One of my favourite individual books is The Dig (based on the LucasArts video game), great great book even if you\'ve played the game)

The Dilbert Principle and The Dilbert Future are also great. Educating, funny as hell and really give you something to think about.

You foreigners have no idea \'bout these books, but I love the Alivaltiosihteeri books! Alivaltiosihteeri is a finnish group of extremely funny people that have a weekly radio show. Which quite honestly is one of the funniest things one can witness on the face of this planet. The books are just basically all of their sketches, palindromes and newsflashes between two covers :) I\'ve got all five of their books now, and more\'s on the way!

I\'ve also been reading "At the Gates of Existence" (rather freely translated from finnish). Heavy stuff :)

I\'ve been meaning to start reading the Lord of The Rings (there it is on the shelf) but I just haven\'t gotten myself to pick it up!
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2000, 11:20:31 AM »
Bah you evil Star Wars fan as Trekkie I declare war upon your Twisted Star Wars belives...........well maybe not
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2000, 11:35:07 AM »
Anything fantasy. You know dragons, magic, and all that.

Margaret Weis, Terry Brooks, Raymond Feist are some good authors I like:)
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2000, 11:40:31 AM »
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I\'ve been meaning to start reading the Lord of The Rings (there it is on the shelf) but I just haven\'t gotten myself to pick it up!

Goddamn you Hawke, start reading LoTR! You won\'t be disappointed - at least I wasn\'t. It\'s a true masterpiece. Did I mention you should read it Squarwk? Well, do it! :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2000, 08:25:45 PM »
Anything by Neil Gaiman is interesting.  I liked his last book a lot (Stardust).

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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2000, 06:51:59 AM »
I to read a lot, but I\'m pretty picky about who I like to read. I like :

Steven King: Just about everything, except \'Cujo\' (the movie was better, and it still sucked)
Tom Clancy: "Red Storm Rising" is one of the best \'WW3\' scenario books ever written, and the \'Jack Ryan\' series is also extremely good.
David Eddings: I love the \'Belgarion\' series, I own all 10 of them.
J.R.R. Tolkien: "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of The Rings", best fantasy books ever written.
Frank Herbert: The \'Dune\' series (all 6 books), a complete universe and history into itself. Very good.
Robert M. Pirsig: "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" is one of the better philisophical books I have ever read. I highly recommend it.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2000, 12:25:13 AM »
Nice to see some LoTR readers here. Now the question goes; are u interested about the LoTR -movie trilogy? :D

Well, Frederik Pohl\'s books are good
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2000, 03:38:23 AM »
Lonewolf Series Tom Clancy war stories including Rainbow Six.

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2000, 04:06:06 AM »
Tom Clancy rulz!
 
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2000, 05:44:24 AM »
Friedrich Nietszsche--Beyond Good and Evil, Birth of a Tragedy.

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Thomas Harris- Red Dragon, Silence of the lambs, Hannibal.

True Crime books.


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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2000, 06:50:27 AM »
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Nice to see some LoTR readers here. Now the question goes; are u interested about the LoTR -movie trilogy? :D

Doh! Of course I am! :D

I can\'t wait to see it. I think/hope it\'s going to be beautiful. :)
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2000, 10:38:06 AM »
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Nice to see some LoTR readers here. Now the question goes; are u interested about the LoTR -movie trilogy? :D

Doh! Of course I am! :D

I can\'t wait to see it. I think/hope it\'s going to be beautiful. :) [/B]


It IS going to be beautiful! ( heh; have u seen that LotR cartoon-crap? What it was.. Baskhi\'s or something :D )

Everyone whom is interested in fantasy, and not read Lotr; you\'re either not a REAL fantasy fan, or don\'t know the genre. Be civilized. Go and read the milestone of the fantasy literature.

Believe me; you\'ll start reading it. Then you notice you\'ve readed it. Whoops; there goes thousand pages :D Nah, well; you either LOVE it or hate it. But everyone who has said positive things about LotR have readed it at least two times ( it gets better and better every time u read it. You always find something new and enlightening :p )

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