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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2011, 19:12 »
I've just finished reading Robert Rankin's "Necrophenia". I'd recommend it to you. It's a little heavy going, and a little difficult to start, but it's so far-fetched and ridiculous it's amazing. I read most of it on the train back to uni last week, and I was actually really satisfied with the ending. And I'm fussy when it comes to literature. (Although saying that, stick a Pratchett or Shan novel in front of me and I'll be happy as Larry)

I'd also recommend The Affinity Bridge by George Mann. I have the first two books in this particular series, and it's sort of like a detective whodunnit set in Victorian England. With added monsters, occult practices and a fair amount of gore. A nice portion, so to speak. I genuinely couldn't put it down, although that may have soething to do with that fact that its sequel, which I read first, is called The Osiris Ritual. Either way, both books are brilliant.
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2011, 20:27 »
The hunger games trilogy by suzanne colins pretty good.
Anything by Sophie mckenzie is good too, with the 'blood series - centres around two cloned kids - and the Medusa series - about a group of kids with psycho related powers - being my favourites.

You might like the numbers series by rachel ward, the first book is set around present day and is about a girl who can tell when people are going to die.
(None involve elves P: and are 'teenage fiction')
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 02:40 »
How about these:

Eoin Cofler-Artmis Fowl
R.L. Stine-Ghoosebumps(sp?)
R.L. Stine-Fear Street

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 23:09 »
You must read To Kill a Mockingbird.

1. It's a classic
2. It's easy to read (good for someone who doesn't read much)
3. Its a coming of age story in that its a character maturing through the book
4. It'll appeal to your 'real life problems' preference
5. It'll appeal to you not minding books about kids
6. Did I mention it's a classic, one of those books that MUST be read?

Also, the original book of I Am Legend.
1. It's short
2. Its the most inventive and down to earth take on the vampire mythos of all time
3. Its fantastically written
4. It has a mindblowing ending that NONE of the film versions have had the balls to get right

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2011, 22:37 »
I don't know how it would translate to the English language as the original is German but I'd definitely recommend Centre of My World by Andreas Steinhoefel. It's partly based on his own youth and it's one of those books that just really grips you emotionally and makes you feel every single thing it's describing.
It's been a while since I've read it, 3 or 4 years I think, but it's still among the first books I recommend to people whenever they ask, so you know~ That's quite telling.

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #20 on: December 08, 2011, 21:10 »
I don't know how it would translate to the English language as the original is German but I'd definitely recommend Centre of My World by Andreas Steinhoefel. It's partly based on his own youth and it's one of those books that just really grips you emotionally and makes you feel every single thing it's describing.
It's been a while since I've read it, 3 or 4 years I think, but it's still among the first books I recommend to people whenever they ask, so you know~ That's quite telling.
I'm gonna try that one, as I want to learn German.

How about the Warriors series? They're good books (or so I've heard).

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2012, 03:07 »
The hunger games trilogy by suzanne colins pretty good.


i definate;y second that! hunger games was amazing and addictive and plus the movie (which has a good cast) will come out this year.
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2012, 13:24 »
Michelle paver- the chronicles of darkness

My favourite books of aaaaaaaaaall time

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2015, 15:06 »
It's been YEARS. Try Phantom Tollbooth.