What is your favorite book Sup Forums?
What is your favorite book Sup Forums?
Cell- Stephen King
reading this as we speak OP. Good so far, but lots to keep track of it feels like.
I enjoyed The Transall Saga.
Right now im waiting for the third book of The Summoner trilogy. I also liked The Weyrs of Pern. The Percy Jackson series and the other books done by this author are nice.
The best book by Stephen King...so deep and violent and sad and scary...really captures how it felt to be in high school and how sometimes there are people who are born losers
reading dune right now OP! deffs already becoming one of my favorite books - beautiful writing, amazing description of well-crafted verbal/nonverbal communication
besides that, definitely Catch-22: the absurdity is so well done, though I failed to finish the book like 3 times before I finally managed to get ahold of it correctly
You obviously need to read a Philip K. Dick book, nigger
Dune made me
A shameful chapter in our history when we could have ended faggotry but just didn't have the balls to see it through.
these are my favorite book
Great fucking book and movie!
THAT YOU, CUNTINHAM?
do u even shoop da whoop, nigger?
When HBO actually made good direct to cable movies.
i get the reference, but that's a fucking stupid cover
Yeah man...it's an awesome and a fast read...really captures how bullies are losers...Keith Gordon who played Arnie was way too handsome...Arnie was supposed to be fucking repulsive and greasy...and the guy who Dennis was not good looking enough
If you dig fantasy, this is up there in masterpiece status.
'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'
The Expanse Series are phenomenal
Yeah I watched the movie in health class in highschool back in 98 and it was both sad and scary...very powerful...my mother was part of the first team to really study HIV...back on the early 90s...so many friends and patients died from AIDS and from the diseases they got like that fecal flue that they got from cat shit...so fucked up
Always has to be some faggot who ruins trips.
I've always wanted that car!
There was a junkyard in my town that had one. Looked just like Christine before Arnie fixed her up.
The old man who ran the place wouldn't sell it to me.
It ended up rotting to nothing over the next 20 years. Fucking shame.
Brave new world. Aldous huxley
2. Protagores plato
I know where my towel is.
What's it about?
Those cars are cool and all but a bitch to maintain
probably faggot shit
I love IT. Only king book ive read tho
My favorite has always been "The Stand"
Shit, I remember when this happened. It scared the shit out of me that I could go to the hospital and end up like that Ryan White kid. It was scary fucking times.
The Eye of the World. Everything else is a bloated mess that fell short in every way shape and form, but this book is amazing.
Read Desperation....that's another great stephen King book but it's also a beginner book for folks who want to be introduced to King...scary, violent, intense.
Fuckin love this one.
The Stand is phenomenal. One of my favs, along with Into the Wild.
King Rat by James Clavell
Yeah man...I was a little kid when it happened...but I remember all the protests and the news footage and I lived in San Francisco
They're not too bad. I've had plenty of experience helping restore old cars.
The problem with the Fury is parts
It was meant to be a warning but it was used as an instruction manual.
Stole mine, awesome pick user
What does that cover have anything to do with the story?
It's the battle between good and evil... VEGAS VS DENVER
My favorite when I was a kid.
Read it before the movie
Ultimate evil (Randall Flagg) vs Ultimate good (Boulder colony), personified in an angel and the reaper
Easy read, but still enjoy it regardless of the opinions about the author.
itt neckbeards and edgelords
Never watch movie 3. In fact you might want to avoid movie 2 as well.
I thought 1-6 were good 4 and 5 best after Eye of the world. But after 6 just down hill.
Difficult choice. Either pic related (1/4)
What's wrong with the author?
The spice = oil analogy is fair enough, but the lazy, uneducated (in modern times), bigoted, misogynistic Arabs/Muslims are hardly comparable to the quiet, intelligent, patient, industrious, educated, water-conserving Fremen.
If anything, the Fremen would be Israelis.
Think about that.
Hunter s thompson my nigga
i am in agreement with that
after finishing that i was like so fucking pumped that there was soooooo many more books to continue to read like genuinely more excited than i'd been in a while
i read through Great Hunt pretty fast feeling "meh" the whole time, but kept thinking it would get better, maybe like a settup for the next book
i only made it about halfway through Dragon Reborn before just giving up on it altogether
that was about a year ago now and i haven't even considered going back to it. kind of depressing honestly. i'm getting the itch again so i might just reread LOTR like a basic bitch
On the Road? Seroiusly?
Who hurt you, user?
This one profoundly changed the way I think about things, tbh
or, "My Idea for the Bestest Boot Camp Ever!", by Robert A Heinlein
Oh my god I have that exact edition
I made my little cousin watch the cartoon.
He had nightmares.
Oh fuck. I was thinking of Stand By Me
Why is Catch 22 low tier on that list? Catch 22 is the shit
The whole series was amazing.
Warm, creamy log of shit nigger
atlas shrugged god tier
hobbit and mockingbird shit tier
this is a fucking offense the humankind
whoever made that abomination should kill themselves promptly
Notes from the underground as low tier but the great gatsby as god tier? Fuck outta here
2001 a space odyssey
oh that makes me like him even more
Some people hate him cause he dislikes fags, don't worry about it.
Now that's some gay shit right there
Reading is for nerds
reading dune currently as well. i'm only 156 pages into it but i'm loving it.
it's bait you prole, and you bit it
yurope 2 is my favorite
Reading through the Asian Saga, just finished Gai-Jin, I think this is next.
Shogun will always be my favourite in the series though.
i highly doubt that is bait
some liberal arts freshman with millions of upboats on Leddit probably made it and defends it with zeal comparable only to his passion for sucking black cock
Remind me what it's about user? It's been a few years, and I do a lot of reading.
That's it really. I don't give a fuck either way, but some people boycott his works because of it. Now the abomination of a movie that was made should be boycotted on its own merits, or rather lack thereof.
They are all truly epic tales. I just got to King Rat fist because my grandfather gave it to me to read one road trip. It just changed me.
The goat of fantasy books.
King Rat has almost nothing to do with Noble House, but it's a great read nonetheless.
This book series is pretty red pilled.
All you motherfuckers are reading King and other old shit, meanwhile I'm over here worried about how badly this movie adaptation is going to crash...
Fucking wasted trips by forgetting the picture. Fucking going to go an hero.
whats wrong with the author?
we are talking about real good books, go read something decent
STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE
is Dune worth reading? Been thinking about getting it.
WW2 bombabier named Yossarian tries to get out of flying combat missions by claiming he's crazy. The military argues that only a sane person would claim to be crazy to get out of flying missions where death is almost a certainty. Hence "Catch 22".
Nobody beats GRRM's unique blend of historical novel & pulp fiction. Book Ramsay is bae <3
ya that's pretty fuckin terrible bro, remember the cut goes across the tracks
as for that movie, it has "American" in the title so it will be a huge fucking success as every mouth breathing retard in the country lines up to buy tix
Right! That fucking book! That book was the shit.
Fucking read it faggot. I got it for my 70 year old grandpa who loves philosophy, and he bought the whole series for himself after reading the 1st one.
King Rat is the odd one out in terms of characters and continuation, but I think is the best in the overall theme of the series regarding the East and the West interacting and their changing political and economic fortunes.
Sucks that Clavell died before he could finish the series. He had one in 70's Japan called 'Nippon' and modern day 'China' planned.
Grateful for what we got though.
The eragon series
You smell like shit
Wiz seminal cyberpunk choices, chummer.
William Gibson is my favorite author.
Just from skimming a few sites, apparently Orson Card is against homosexuality, claiming that it is a result of rape or other sexual crimes. He is also a devout member of the Church of the Latter-Day Saints.
so before it was the most popular fantasy show ever it was cool right? but now that so many people like it it sucks right? are you gonna tell us youre vegan and talk about how cool your Prius is too?
To all the Stephen King fans, anyone else ready Richard Bauchman? And yes, I know its a pen name for King.
I like how his books are more realistic, especially how they don't end well for the main character.
'Roadwork' is my over all favorite, sort of like a percursor to Falling Down.
a song of memes and shit
We're talking about real literature here kiddo
33 my ass. someone being fishhooked? socialise.
It was always shit, go cry somewhere else
Any of David R. Hawkins books.
nothing wrong with that
Makes me cry everytime
currently re-reading the whole series, awesome stuff
It seems like it is more of an economic systems analogy to me. The fremen are hunter gatherers, and then there is the feudal system that is then dominated by intergalactic corporations.
I wonder how the upcoming Dune movie will be done in current years with terms like jihad and things alike that happens in the novel.
Literally just read that, one of my favorites
I mean, yeah, I personally disagree with the man, but he has the right to express his views, as long as it does not incite physical violence against a group of individuals. In all honesty, if I came across a copy of one his books and it interested me, I'd be willing to read it.
SK is such a genius, I love him, nice to see a lot of fans
popular things are bad because they're popular
This book connected with me on a very instinctual level, the fear, the struggle, the characters, the love...
Third act was weak but still one of my favorites
Reading this one right now. I've always heard it is one of the greatest works of fiction of the 19th century so I figured I would give it a crack. A little over halfway through.
Good book, best in the series is Speaker for the Dead though. Xenocide is really good too.
I got the audio books from tor and listening to them at work. Nearly 3 months of non stop listening and I just got done with book 8. Im invested now, but god damn it needs to pick up the pace.
is it anything like this?
"nobody poops but you"
whats wrong with the author?
I grew up reading Stephen King & Clive Barker. I believe this was my first Barker novel.
the dude who does those books is awesome. love his voice he does for Loial
He's a Mormon?
Your comment made me laugh my ass off.
this had a profound impact on my life
same, nigger. same.
The count of Monte Cristo....forced to read it for an English class turned out loving it.
Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is on of my favorites.
I've read Dune multiple times over the years. Amazing.
Who /lit/ here?
I had this book recommended to me by a singer/songwriter I admired and actually got to meet in person and I asked him about the inspirations to his lyrics. It took me a few attempts to make it all the way through because it is not reader friendly but it was well worth the effort.
I'm supposed to be doing an essay on this one rn lol
Are the Dune sequel novels worth reading?
Has dragon sex
still gotta check this.
Percy Jackson were some of my favorite books too. Pic is my favorite of all time
Glaring omission from this list.
Indeed. His voice for Loial gives a needed "flavor" to the conversations that stand it apart from the normal subtle voice changes between the human characters.
yes. Dark Tower is my favorite series of all time.
yes and the prequels too
this book fucking sucks
i'm one of the few people who didn't like this book. it was "okay"
it's on my list
I think "the grapes of wrath" should be replaced by "East of Eden". It was Steinbeck's best book in my opinion.
Gosh, its almost like the book was written years and years ago. Almost like it wasn't meant to be applied in modern times.
this isn't Twitter ya dimwit
Oh this book gave me the feels as a kid.
Love Count of Monte Cristo. It evolved me.
Big fan of these, but this is my favorite.
Also a great book and movie. Loved the book more
Hook, line, and sucker
Easiest (You)'s of my life.
does this book end with traps?
The Great Gatsby or Animal Farm
The glass bead game
I was kinda wanting to read don quixote, could you inform me as to why its shit tier, i legitimately want to know
Look homeward angel
A little over halfway through.
Well you've got some hell of a patience. I got to about 1/3 before I decided to quit. I do love how the language is rich and complex, how each sentence is crafted to be unique and interesting, makes it very immersive. But the voluntarily boring and empty subject matter was too much. IMO, Dickens has the same power but he chooses actually interesting subjects, see A Tale of Two Cities.
THE WHEEL OF TIME by robert jordan
Easily one of the best epic fantasies
Your screwing yourself over if you don't listen on audiobook
Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov.
some day i should really look more into the people that take center stage for that album
I just had the complete ebook and I agree. I loved Eye of The World, especially the climax at the end. The Great Hunt was definitely a fast read, but at first in a thrilling way, until it got to the part with the women. The action slowed down after that, and the ending fell flat of what I expected. Then I started reading Dragon Reborn (after a brief stint of disappointment/anger over TGH ending). I made it halfway through Dragon Reborn when an underlying problem began to nag at me, and that was something caused by me spoiling the later books for myself.
The relationships in the book had terrible development. Not only was the character pairing bad, but the way Jordan developed relationships (not just the romantic) was lazy and unimaginative, not to mention disturbing. So reading about characters that I cared about in pointless and insubstantive relationships that had major effects on the plot and choices really pissed me off. It's like there was no valid motivation or reason for anything anyone did, and that eventually made every character seem lifeless and unmotivated. then he explained it all away with the overlying theme of prophecy and predestination.
SPOILER: I never like relationships with huge age gaps, and Lan and Nynaeve suddenly being a thing came literally out of nowhere. Moiraine and Thom? Non-existent throughout the book. These were poorly developed and matched pairs that were used to justify major character decision and actions that affected the story. So I knew from reading summaries that this was going to be weak, and I picked it up the very first time when I read EoTW and TGH, and having Lan-Nynaeve forced so terribly. The relationships that could have actually been well development and led to unique and meaningful character interactions never happened the way I hoped (RIP Lan-moiraine, Egwene-Perrin). overall, Jordan doesn't understand how human interaction works, and it made everything hard to stomach.
Ah that reminds me the Golden Compass series was nice. I wouldnt say my favorite though.
I'm re-reading that now from when I was a teenager from what you would now call an adult
I love everything about it but I can't help but feel like Brandon Sanderson is a bit childish/corny
i am intrigued
"I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts so much… because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting."
This book was interesting but at the end of it I felt like nothing really happened
you think brandon sanderson did better or worse?
people laugh as an automatic reward for noticing patterns or breaks in patterns
Polar bears make deals on women-factoriums?
What the fuck is up with this book? The writing style is such an annoying gimmick and a pain in the ass to read through. The concept is interesting but it gets old extremely fast.
You whore. Mixing thoughtful opinions and spoilers.
Really enjoyed this series
how fucking new are you, Pleb?
Now I gotta use my common sense to find the source of your shitty comment. More work than you deserve.
whiny rich libtard snowflake engages in protracted self pity. terrible.
ahhhhhh dude yes, Lan and Nyneave is exactly the thing that planted the seed of my complete and utter loss of interest and lack of motivation to continue with the series
like seriously what the fuck?
it felt like a forced relationship on a reality TV show where even though you know that whole show is fake, you're still willing to believe it cause it's "reality"... but then that particular relationship is soooo painfully forced that you can't overlook it at all. it sticks out like a sore thumb of obvious fakeness within a show that you're willing to believe is somewhat real
damn i totally forgot about that since, as i said, it's been about a year since i put it down
thanks for reminding me not to consider picking it up again
He's a Mormon.
two more (You)s from easy pickings
How new are you in terms of collecting (You)'s? Top lel
This book, great, the rest of the books? money chasing dogshit that got caught up in his religion and slide into right wing reactionary extremism
We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory, nice weird little story, more like a nightmarish fantasy novel set in the now, tense, inventive, horrifying. Worth the read.
The sexual dominance shit made me feel sick, the first one was good but I couldn't make myself relive it again in the second. That wizard that just fucks with the torture bitches was satisfying.
It's gulliver's travels with rabbits, in a way.
Oooooh Fuck. I just finished reading this and the follow up Everville. Stunning.
Read the entire series a couple years back, now I'm trying to finish The Clan of the Cave Bear series. I'm on The Plains of Passage
What I had to read at 14 is top tier,
what my family told me to read is shit tier,
what my friend recommended or I skipped reading? Mid tier.
You're an idiot.
The Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut.
This. Potentially to be ruined by a CW adaptation soon.
my gf bought me this for christmas.
i've only read about 20 pages so far
loved that when I was eight, re-read at 40, held up nicely. Good ANTI-Ayn Rand book. 'Being the best you is great, but you still need other people in your life, and they might even need help too,'
Gardens of the moon - Steven Ericson
Man, fuck that. Ward 7 by Valeriy Tarsis is one entire ward better!
In the middle of Hyperion
Unreadable gibberish about guys with little horns
Clive Barker, pigeon holed as a horror writer, probably one of the best dark fantasy authors alive. He's written a few duds but his bibliography is full of corkers.
Loved this book when I was a kid.
I'm a bit partial towards "timequake" by Kurt Vonnegut.
A Wrinkle in Time.
one of my favorite books but I'm scared to take it with me anywhere or tell people im reading it because of that guy that killed john lennon who loved the book so im afraid people will think im a murderer
And Boris Vallejo is my favorite artist of all time. I think I want to read this
Clearly the only answer.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Did you read the rest, like V.?
shanika at the plantation club
Ive always liked the choose your own adventure books.
My first Clive Barker book was Weaveworld. Shit was so weird, but now I've started on Imajica I think is the name. His descriptions of the surroundings and emotions are just fantastic.
Hard to pick just one of Stanislaw Lem's
Roadside Picnic, by the Strugatsky bros
Expendable by James Allen Gardner
R. Scott Bakker is leagues beyond anyone else.
A favorite book from my middle school years was The House of the Scorpion.
I'm not going to say it's a great book, but this one was a mind-fucker
I loved the Shadow of Ender series by Orson Scott Card (The Ones about Bean)
I thought Ender's Game was really good too.
This is a pamphlet not a book.
I only ever read the first book, were the rest of them any good or no?
Neil Stephenson's Snow Crash
Read this as a kid in 5th grade, loved it dearly
this is a really stupid book and you should be ashamed
Slices of life
You're welcome. I just don't want anyone like me to get excited and invested in the huge commitment that is this series just to be disappointed throughout by weak characters.
After reading this I don't think I'm ever gonna enjoy anything ever again. Wolfe is truly a gift to us.
I think it's more that he refuses to turn away from the visceral that has kept him at the fringes of any genre, even horror. However, that's a good thing because Barker is Barker. There is no comparison to his brand of the dark fantastic. He'd not ashamed of horror but his writing is much more than the usual horror elements. He's done amazing things with creating legitimate multidimensional characters of the strange, horrific, and abominous . He's one of a kind, for sure.
I remember that