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24th March 2007, 18:18
Someone mentioned American Psycho in the movie thread, which made me think of books because American Psycho is the best book I've ever read.

So what are the best books you've read.

I'm not a big fiction reader, I mostly read non-fiction but when it comes to fiction I love anything written by:

Bret Easton Ellis
Jay McInerney

Is it a coincidence that these two writers are friends!?! :D

24th March 2007, 18:30
i'm not a big fiction reader either, but my favourite fiction books are The Dharma Bums and The Master and Margarita.

as for nonfiction: Cradle To Cradle is absolutely brilliant.

right now i'm reading Painting As Model.

24th March 2007, 18:50
holler if you hear me: searching for tupac shakur by eric michael dyson is a VERY good book
life of pi by yann martel
powers of the mind by adam smith
why im not a christian by bertrand russel
art of war by sun tzu
and of course dantes inferno

24th March 2007, 18:56
"The Master and Margarita" by Bulgakov
"Lord Of The Rings" and "The Hobbit" by Tolkien
Everything by Stanislaw Lem
"Narziß and Goldmund" by Hesse
"The Metamorphosis" by Kafka
Short stories by Poe
"Views Of A Clown" by Böll
"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" Adams
Some stories of Lovecraft

24th March 2007, 19:07
Amazing... you people read..
Maybe it's that I'm a young person, but I'm not crazy of reading.

But I liked the Lost Labyrint my kate moss and Angels and Devils by Dan Brown.

24th March 2007, 19:26
My favorite authors include Chuck Palahniuk, William Gibson, Robert Heinlein, Hunter S. Thompson, Stephen King & Micheal Crichton.

Currently i am reading Life After Death: The Burden of Proof by Deepak Chopra

24th March 2007, 19:28
man i don't have the time to read.. but for the schoosubject "Netherlands" we must read in 2 years 12 books :shock: just sick :P

Regular Bas
24th March 2007, 20:28
i realy like the Ludlum books, not all of them, but most of them are really good.


25th March 2007, 00:22
Irvine Welsh

25th March 2007, 00:41
Irvine Welsh

any specifics?

25th March 2007, 00:45
Trainspotting or Glue

25th March 2007, 00:58
All Families are Psychotic - Douglas Coupland
Eleanor Rigby - Douglas Coupland
Life After God - Douglas Coupland

basically anything Douglas Coupland

His first novel 'Generation X: Tales of an accelerated culture' is considered one of the most influential pieces of postmodern fiction, especially considering it was written in 1991.
Highly recommend him...

25th March 2007, 01:12
Extremely loud & incredibly close writen by Jonathan Safran Foer is one of the best book i have ever read. Definately one to pick-up, even for people not into reading (like myself).

25th March 2007, 01:17
Vernon God Little
Catcher in the Rye

25th March 2007, 03:00
It by Steven King
Don Quixote by Cervantes
and.anything.by.Haruki Murakami

25th March 2007, 04:50
the quiet american - graham geene

I've read all of alex garlands books a bunch of times. the beach is so damn nice. must read. mostly read graffiti magazines and books though. all city shoud be a must have along side subway art and so on.

25th March 2007, 06:07
currently reading 1984. cant believe i havn't picked it up sooner.

my all time favorites have got to be ishmael (it will completely change how you look at your time on earth), and sex, drugs, and cocoa puffs (a good philosophical take on popular culture)

25th March 2007, 08:19
my favorite book is Sophie's World (Jostein Gaarder) All the history of philosophy and the big questions Who are you? Where does the world come from? :shock:

25th March 2007, 22:28
Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

fantastic literature!

25th March 2007, 22:47
man i don't have the time to read.. but for the schoosubject "Netherlands" we must read in 2 years 12 books :shock: just sick :P

Someday, E, I think you will change your mind.
Reading is fantastic once you get into it---it allows your imagination and mind to soar far beyond anything--even movies (which are someone else's interpretation of a book).
Perhaps in one of those 12 requirements you will find the book that will be special to you and open a whole new world.
Trust me--it will happen. People on mynudies are already special and imaginative types--that's you too! :wink:

26th March 2007, 00:10
to take Sunpup one further, you appreciate books when you choose what you want to read because it interests you, as opposed to someone telling you what to read for class and such.

also, Epilogue, i was glad to see The Master and Margarita on your list as well!

26th March 2007, 01:56
the fall - albert camus
room full of mirrors - charles r. cross

26th March 2007, 02:55
no one can deny HARRY POTTER
also any kurt vonnegut

26th March 2007, 09:47
does manga count as books?

last book I read was the hobbit I think, that's about two years back already... I did enjoy that one actually but I don't read much

27th March 2007, 01:09
i work at a used book store so i spend a substantial amount of time reading and existing among books.
i really enjoy novels by John Updike, Kurt Vonnegut, Charles Bukowski, Milan Kundera, and Franz Kafka. I also enjoy numerous philosophical texts.

I would suggest Bukowski to anyone who isn't an avid reader but is interested in pleasure reading.

I am currently reading Been Down So Long it Looks Like Up To Me by Richard Farina. He died in a tragic motorcycle accident mere days after his novel's release.

27th March 2007, 15:32
I'm really not much of a reader but have seen about 100 movies last year, and thought that i might wanna read some of them as books. And furthermore some others:

American Psycho
The 120 of Sodom
Trainspotting and Porno*
Requiem For A Dream*
The Game 8)
Something by Charles Bukowski

*When they are published in danish :P

27th March 2007, 17:18
1) Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code". I was virtually stuck to the pages; I coun't put it down. Definitely a good read.

2) For anyone interrested in culinary arts I'd recommend Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential; you'll learn a lot...and laugh a lot.

27th March 2007, 17:46
Anything written by Erlend Loe

27th March 2007, 19:05
playboy annual 2006

27th March 2007, 21:27
playboy annual 2006

lingerie 2006 was better

27th March 2007, 23:58
also, Epilogue, i was glad to see The Master and Margarita on your list as well!

Yeah, it's a supreme book. Had to read it at university for a theatre course of Bulgakow plays but at the end I was very happy to read it. But the modern play for it that we watched was pretty weird and rather bad. My RRDS project that I wear at the moment is called 667 Voland. In 1.5 years you will see why. :)

28th March 2007, 00:01
End Of Faith-Sam Harris

30th March 2007, 13:29
Did originally not want to participate in this (for lacking denim relation/context), but the book I'm reading is so great that I've changed my mind. It's "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell.

Regular Bas
30th March 2007, 19:05
we forget the bible, Naked truth about denim,
great pictures, high quality peace of literature,


1st April 2007, 05:04

1st April 2007, 05:48
I'm a big fan of:
Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
Plato's Republic

I'm sure there are others, but for some reason I'm drawing a blank right now...

1st May 2009, 06:36
Well, they are mainly Anthony Robbins' Unlimited Power, Jeffery Archer's The Fourth Estate and Kane & Abel, Thomas Harris' Hannibal and Iris Chang's The Rape Of Nanking. Whereas comics, they are 300, Se7en, Origin, Civil War, Spawn: Armageddon Complete Collection and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth.