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Favourite Books

Post by Sputnik » 27 Dec 2005, 19:44

To go with the similarly named fav 'movie' and 'tv show' threads.
If any of you soccer goons read :roll: then post ur fav books here
doesnt have to strictly be a novel, just books
they can be informative, footy related, fantasy epics, or funny 8)
Some of mine:

Humour
The Matewix
Molvania
Bored of the Rings

Fantasy
Lord of the Rings
Eragon, Eldest
Noughts and Crosses, Knife Edge, Checkmate
Harry Potter

Interesting
To Kill a Mockingbird
That Book
Da Vinci Code

Dont read any football books :( but ill b writing sum wen im pro :wink:
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Post by Magicfeet » 27 Dec 2005, 20:32

Some of my favourite books, in no particular order...

The Kraken Wakes (possibly my favourite book of all time)
Junk
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
The Chrysalids
The Glory Game
The Midwich Cuckoo's
His Dark Materials Trilogy

That's all I can think of at the moment...

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Post by matt » 27 Dec 2005, 21:35

The McAtrix, Life of Pi, Harry Potter, anything by Roald Dahl, Stupid White Men...I'll post a few more some other time, I can't think of a lot right now.
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Post by Reece » 28 Dec 2005, 00:20

Angles & Demons
DaVinci Code

Surprisingly, I just began to read the Autobiography of David Beckham. It actully is quite a good read.

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Post by tico18 » 28 Dec 2005, 00:26

None of you guys lives in USA,lol,if you lived here you would be considered nerds for reading so many books.I love Harry Potter and The Da Vinci Code,I also like greek mythology.Right now I'm reading Narnia it's good.

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Post by mustahfa10 » 28 Dec 2005, 00:48

i dont read much but my favorite books are the divinci code, the things they carried, Holes, and The Lake of Dead Languages.

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Post by cfrealmadrid » 28 Dec 2005, 03:39

i've read a ton of books, and i can only narrow my favorites down to 2

lord of the flies and his dark materials trilogy
Hala Galacticos

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Post by Sputnik » 28 Dec 2005, 12:02

kind of not on topic, but i studied LOTF for GCSE recently and found it drained of all satisfaction by the fact i had to annalyse it :cry: i think i mightve enjoyed it otherwise.

The books i mentioned above in my last post ^^^^^ were only some of my favs, to choose my fav from ach catergory itd Bored of the Rings- the best parody ull read of LOTR, Lord Of the Rings (or Silmarillion)- so deeo n brimming with (imaginary) detail, and To Kill a Mockingbird- really touched me

I also like cook books :P :lol:
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Post by peps1154 » 28 Dec 2005, 13:55

I read lots of books and I like them all. However I got really drawned into the classic, the original, Frankestein.

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Post by Pele158 » 28 Dec 2005, 15:36

The DaVinci Code

Angels & Demons

The Bartimaeus Trilogy

100 people screwing up America

Alex Rider Series By Anthony Horowitz

Drums Girls & Dangerous Pie

Star Wars The Rise of Darth Vader
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Post by Mr.SoccerMojo » 28 Dec 2005, 16:47

Dang there's too many to pick my favorite but I like:
D-day 1945,
The Phantom Of The Opera,
Emma,
The Read Badge Of Coruge,
More too come (sorry if I missspelled anything but in a hurry)
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Post by cfrealmadrid » 29 Dec 2005, 05:45

i was in a big rush when i made my little 2 book list, so here's some other ones i like

paradise lost - the greatest poetic epic ever written in english, most scholars say

lord of the rings - classics, which i began reading when i was 10, long before all the movie hype

the hobbit - sort of pushed aside, since it never came out on movie (not by peter jackson at least), but i like it better than the LOTR series

free fall - one of many great books put out by william golding. the man's an absolute genius.

lost horizon - i have to read it for an english class, but i love it anyway. i do agree with sputnik though, having to analyze it kind of takes away from the story.

i read a lot, but those were SOME of the main books i really love. i stand by my first two choices, as my all time favorites, but these ones are good as well
Hala Galacticos

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Post by matt » 07 Jan 2006, 18:19

For autobiographies, I strongly recommend Roy Keanes. It is a very very good read, which is not a common thing to say for that genre.
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Post by Juventus10FC » 21 Jan 2006, 02:17

matt wrote:For autobiographies, I strongly recommend Roy Keanes. It is a very very good read, which is not a common thing to say for that genre.

YES!! That is my favorite biography/football-related book. Read it 4 times. :D

As for other books, these are my favorites:

Tangerine - Excellent book. It has everything: controversy, murder, and of course....football!

Harry Potter series - I don't think there's a person on the planet that doesn't like these.

Pele: His Life and Times - Out of the many biographies of Pele, this is my favorite. It's not dull like a lot of biographies.

The Giver - Genius. One of the best storylines of any book i've ever read.


Those are a few of my favorites (in no particular order).

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Post by expert » 08 Mar 2006, 05:43

Frankly, I don't have much time to read fictional literature, but if I do, I try to focus on the classics.
One novel that vividly sticks in my mind is Dostoyevsky's Notes from the Underground... a painfully beautiful masterpiece. Reading it makes you more human, that's all I can say. It may sound crazy, but I actually relate a lot to the protagonist.

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