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Old 07-03-2009, 02:09 AM   #21
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What about Unsafe at any Speed, or a Burt Monroe biography. In terms of fiction I'll second the vote for Dan Brown books, any of them. Don't be prejudice because of the movies, they don't do them any justice, although I haven't seen the Angels and Demons movie yet.
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Bryce Courtney
L ron hubbard
Tolkein
Joan Divinge
David eddings kell to name a few
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:13 AM   #23
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For more fiction - Martin Cruz Smith's (in order) Gorky Park; Polar Star; and Red Square. Good murder mysteries mixed with some Soviet-era politics.
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What about Unsafe at any Speed, or a Burt Monroe biography. In terms of fiction I'll second the vote for Dan Brown books, any of them. Don't be prejudice because of the movies, they don't do them any justice, although I haven't seen the Angels and Demons movie yet.
******* dan brown. that guy has about as much talent as a 7th grader. some of his books are barely good enough for **** plots.
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Somehow I can't see you as a Scientologist, so I might have to actually pick up some of his stuff.
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Remember, he was a Sci-Fi writer before he created scientology.
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Exactly why I'd take that recommendation from anyone but a Scientologist.
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Battlefeild earth is epicly good man ive nvr read his scientology stuff so no im not a couch jumper. Im just very mad and dissapointed at how totally wrong they got the movie, the only elements they carried over where a few of the names :(
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All of these are awesome books. I drive about 75,000 miles a year and listen to tons of them.

My fav is freakonomics though. I have the unabridged audiobook for it and loved it.
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Blink was kind of boring now that I think about it. It's basically a book explaining first impressions. Tipping Point and Outliers were much better.

One of the real stand out short stories of Freakonimics is chapter 3. Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?

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Old 07-05-2009, 01:38 AM   #32
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Don't read anything that L Ron Hubbard wrote, he was a bit of a hack. Read about him, that is a way more interesting story. He was absolutely ******* nuts.

Battlefield Earth was O.K. but far from the best Sci-Fi ever written. The Mission Earth epic 10 book series was laughable.

William Gibson or Neal Stephenson have both written some of the most excellent fiction. Cryptonomicon by NS and the Sprawl Series by WG are awesome.

I can't get into audio books. I tried to listen to Neuromancer by Gibson, but it was read by Bruce Sterling who is a ******* tool.
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