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    I do a decent amount of reading, so I figured I'd make a thread that someone could write about their latest read.

    I just read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? By Phillip K. Dick. What a read! It's the movie that Blade Runner is loosely based on, but the book is much darker then the movie. Now that I finished it idk if I like the "hero" despise the hero, feel bad for the Androids or feel that they got what's coming. I thought it was a really good book that dives into human psychology in a couple of interesting ways.

    I finished it last night at work, and today while I was sleeping I had some pretty messed up dreams from it lol.
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    nice topic that I could go on for pages about. I have had no recent reads that were great but some of my favorites are as follows in no particular order.

    Jean Auel's earth's children series (clan of the cave bear) read them dozens of times.

    Douglas Adams hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series.

    some of the classics such as journey to the center of the earth, the time machine. Robbinson Crusoe.

    Subterranean - James Rollins
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    Quote Originally Posted by bpete View Post
    nice topic that I could go on for pages about. I have had no recent reads that were great but some of my favorites are as follows in no particular order.

    Jean Auel's earth's children series (clan of the cave bear) read them dozens of times.

    Douglas Adams hitchhikers guide to the galaxy series.

    some of the classics such as journey to the center of the earth, the time machine. Robbinson Crusoe.

    Subterranean - James Rollins
    I've been reading through the sigma series by James Rollins. I like really enjoyed Deep Fathom by him.

    The forever war is a great book if you like science fiction!

    Robinson crusoe was also a good book! You should try Gulliver's Travels if you liked that. It is kind of a political satire, which I didn't know until I started reading it lol.

    I haven't read the others, I'll have to give them a read!
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    Both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travel's are excellent books.
    I am odd and spend most of my time reading 19th century American and British literature.
    Herman Melville and George Eliot are my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by discusluv View Post
    Both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travel's are excellent books.
    I am odd and spend most of my time reading 19th century American and British literature.
    Herman Melville and George Eliot are my favorites.
    I got about halfway through Moby dick and decided it wasn't for me. Maybe I'll try some of his other stuff though. Probably didn't help that I read while working night shift, and reading his detailed descriptions of things made it hard to focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus291 View Post
    I got about halfway through Moby dick and decided it wasn't for me. Maybe I'll try some of his other stuff though. Probably didn't help that I read while working night shift, and reading his detailed descriptions of things made it hard to focus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nautilus291 View Post
    I've been reading through the sigma series by James Rollins. I like really enjoyed Deep Fathom by him.

    The forever war is a great book if you like science fiction!

    Robinson crusoe was also a good book! You should try Gulliver's Travels if you liked that. It is kind of a political satire, which I didn't know until I started reading it lol.

    I haven't read the others, I'll have to give them a read!
    I have also read other Rollins books. the Judas strain, map of bones and sandstorm. Gullivers travels was a nice read too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by discusluv View Post
    Both Robinson Crusoe and Gulliver's Travel's are excellent books.
    I am odd and spend most of my time reading 19th century American and British literature.
    Herman Melville and George Eliot are my favorites.
    well there are certainly some great literature from the time period.

    my 8 year old son who up until this year has not enjoyed reading even though he is a great reader recently has become interested in the classics. he read the young reader books of Journey to the center of the earth and of all things the Illiad.
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    Hmm these are all authors who do multiple books in sequence, which I enjoy reading.

    Simon scarrow.
    Wilbur smith.
    Douglas reeman.
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