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    My weird picks:

    Dante's Inferno
    Descartes Discourse sur la methode
    Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    Charlotte Bronte Vilette

    and any Far Side Comic collection. :)
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    The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy
    The Stand by Stephen King (both the 700+ page and the 1100+ page versions)
    The three original "Shannara" books by Terry Brooks
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    The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

    God Part of the Brain by Matthew Alper

    1984 by Orwell

    Race and Culture by Thomas Sowell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elspeth View Post
    My weird picks:

    Dante's Inferno
    Descartes Discourse sur la methode
    Agatha Christie The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
    Charlotte Bronte Vilette

    and any Far Side Comic collection. :)
    Possibly the most perfect "English" murder mystery ever written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
    Gee, mine are going to seem so trivial compared to most on here, but here goes (keep in mind, this is what I think as best, of course):

    Pet Semetary by Stephen King -- the first book of his I'd read and still one of the most frightening things he's ever written.

    Watchers by Dean Koontz -- I think this was the 2nd book of his I'd read but left such a huge impression on me. Man and super-smart dog versus mutant killer-thing. What could be better?

    The Dark by James Herbert -- the opening scene in this book freaked me out...still does. The British equivalent to King and still writing novels.

    Succubi by Edward Lee -- the opening scene in this book hooked me, it being so graphically different from anything I'd ever read in the horror genre. Been hooked by Lee ever since.

    The Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White -- I grew up in southwest Florida where all his novels are set, especially around the Pine Island, Sanibel and Captiva areas. I breeze through his novels because they are fast, engaging reads, with well-developed characters and twisting plot threads. If they ever made movies from these books I always picture Harrison Ford as Doc Ford, for some reason.

    I will agree on the Koontz book, Watchers, probably the best book I ever read where all 4 of the movies made from it sucked!!

    From King my all time favorite would be Salems Lot, I have read that book many times and it is still good.

    But, for what has any author done for me lately, it would be F. Paul Wilson and the Repairman Jack series.
    I like them so much that I pre order signed copies from Gauntlet press. He just came out with a book on Jacks younger years - Jack: Secret Histories, it will be three books on the young Jack and supposedly will have a bearing on the LAST Repairman Jack book!

    I have to add, any thing by Vince Flynn, not a bad book yet.

    PS. I haven't read anything by that guy Lee yet, lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post


    PS. I haven't read anything by that guy Lee yet, lol!

    Don't bother.:p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    Don't bother.:p


    LOL, did he lose my address again! I've been standing by my mailbox for 3 weeks now! Just waitin for that E. Lee book to come!


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    Quote Originally Posted by patriot45 View Post
    LOL, did he lose my address again! I've been standing by my mailbox for 3 weeks now! Just waitin for that E. Lee book to come!

    Pat, I will get that out to you this week...sorry for the delay, man...and no, didn't lose your address...still have it.
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    I also really like books by Jack Higgins with the character "Sean Dillon" in them. Just good for fun, relaxing reading.

    As for more serious books, I remember really liking "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junebug68 View Post
    I also really like books by Jack Higgins with the character "Sean Dillon" in them. Just good for fun, relaxing reading.

    As for more serious books, I remember really liking "The Picture of Dorian Gray"
    Dorian Gray was a good book. I think I read it in about two hours. That was one of those that I had heard about for years and finally read when I was around 23. I expected something ...more.
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