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Old 01-09-2007, 02:42 PM   #31
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One of my favorites is Crime and Punishment. You can find it at major bookstores. It was so good I didn't want it to end.

Others are The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and From Here to Eternity. They are books you won't want to put down, as they say.

Once again, A Confederacy of Dunces has reared its ugly head. It's beyond me why the book is so highly recommended. I read it thinking "it has to get good at some point." It never did. It is just an awful book.

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One of my favorites is Crime and Punishment. You can find it at major bookstores. It was so good I didn't want it to end.

Others are The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and From Here to Eternity. They are books you won't want to put down, as they say.

Once again, A Confedracy of Dunces has reared its ugly head. It's beyond me why the book is so highly recommended. I read it thinking "it has to get good at some point." It never did. It is just an awful book.

I was the one mentioned a Confederacy of Dunces. I found it hilarious. I thought the exploits of Ignatius J. Reilly to be just hilarious. Everything from the way he talked to the way he acted was just priceless and I did at some points laugh out loud. I thought it was a great work and relevant to today due to the absoslute lack of Effort that Ignatius showed to improve himself. In our instant gratification culture, I thought Ignatius could have fit in perfeclty today. If this book had been writted today, no doubt our protagonist would have been on a reality show.
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Once again, A Confedracy of Dunces has reared its ugly head. It's beyond me why the book is so highly recommended. I read it thinking "it has to get good at some point." It never did. It is just an awful book.
Maybe you have to have a bit of Ignatius in you to enjoy that book. It's one of my favorite books, probably because I have a lot of Ignatius in me.
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I'm not sure I would brag about that! (Kidding!)

I know I'm out of step on this one. The book has a cult following (Artie Lange among them). So did Jim Jones. I wanted to join the cult, but the book just didn't deliver the cult-like appeal for me.
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I would recommend The DaVinci Code to anyone. I read it a couple of years ago and was one of the better books I've ever read.
I read iWoz - great book for a computer geek like me but at the end it's obvious Woz is trying to pad the book with useless content to increase the page count. Still, it's a good read (but do we REALLY need to know the excruciating details of how he got a floppy drive to work with the Apple II?).
I just finished The Radioactive Boy Scout. It's a quick, fun read. Lots of fluff, though. Probably woulda been better as a short article (which it was, originally).
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I would recommend The DaVinci Code to anyone. I read it a couple of years ago and was one of the better books I've ever read.
I took a shit on that book. For me:

Catch-22
Cannery Row
John Barleycorn
Confederacy of Dunces
Of Mice and Men
Prayer for Owen Meany
Lord of the Flies
Sea Wolf
Death on the Installment Plan
Lamb; The Gospel according to Biff
Hamlet

... and many others I can't think of.
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Lamb, the Gospel according to Biff was absolutly hilarious. I have read alot of Christopher Moore's stuff and that was by far his best (I haven't read his two latest books). I try to read at least one book a week so it gets hard to remember all the good ones.

Catch 22 was also good but boy were the sequels horrible.
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