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duca

Avatar: 127754 2012-12-21 23:37:31 -0500
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[And The Banned Pla-
yed On
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Level 38 Camwhore

Happiness cannot be bought, but Crispers can.

Because they be cool. However I’m not sure what to buy. Any suggestions?

Colonel Bear

Avatar: 68748 Mon May 18 15:38:07 -0400 2009
13

[Very Busy Klan]

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

get a kindle download pdfs

CreepPipe

Avatar: 4204 2010-01-24 16:18:28 -0500
28

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 69 Troll

MOOOOOS ARE BELOW ME

The Zombie Survival Guide

World War Z

1984

Animal Farm

Every English translation of religious texts.

Everything Edgar Allen Poe ever wrote.

Other than that I read web design/programming books. Which, believe me, are riveting…so I won’t bother suggesting them.

AntiRules187

Avatar: 79421 Tue May 26 22:06:20 -0400 2009
2

[Temple of the Anth-
ropomorphic Majesty
]

Level 35 Troll

It's actually an honor to be pranked, it means someone spent real money on you. Sir.

CreepPipe Posted:

The Zombie Survival Guide

this.

Jalapeno Boo-
tyhole

MODERATOR
Avatar: 44 2012-11-06 12:31:55 -0500

[Crotch Zombie]

Level 44 Emo Kid

Happy fifth anniversary, Forumwarz! :pumpaul:

Check out this thread. Some good suggestions there, including a few from your friendly neighborhood admins:

http://www.forumwarz.com/discussions/view/12351

duca

Avatar: 127754 2012-12-21 23:37:31 -0500
14

[And The Banned Pla-
yed On
]

Level 38 Camwhore

Happiness cannot be bought, but Crispers can.

Ah, thankies! I shall now spend large amounts of money on stuff I don’t need but will greatly enjoy.

Moniker

Avatar: 132630 Thu Mar 26 18:33:33 -0400 2009
1

[7 VIBRATING DOLDOES]

Level 35 Troll

“Problem Child IV”

CreepPipe Posted:

The Zombie Survival Guide

World War Z

1984

Animal Farm

Every English translation of religious texts.

Everything Edgar Allen Poe ever wrote.

Other than that I read web design/programming books. Which, believe me, are riveting…so I won’t bother suggesting them.

this

Kilroy

Avatar: 62524 Fri Dec 26 00:25:59 -0500 2008
7

Level 35 Emo Kid

“Cutty Cutterson”

If you’re looking for a quick read, The City of Ember series is decent, 4 book, 300 pages each.

...Unless you already went and bout stuff D:

Everybodykno-
ws

Avatar: Corset 2
14

[Sisterhood of the -
Quivering Rose
]

Level 30 Camwhore

“Courte-chan”

Largehardoncollider Posted:

get a kindle download pdfs

personally, i can’t read from tiny screens for long. it also sucks when you’re out in public and your book runs out of battery power.

i don’t think those things will ever actually replace books entirely like some articles have suggested. besides, i’d rather buy 25-30 books (or more if they’re cheap, i buy used books pretty frequently) than spend the same amount of money on an e-book reader. also, you have to pay for the e-book downloads if i’m not mistaken, correct? it seems more economical for most people to just buy paper-and-ink books. also also, lose your kindle, lose all your e-books. lose your book, and you’ve only got 1 book to replace.

and if you’re a cheap bastard like i sometimes am, you don’t even need to buy books. libraries will let you borrow them for free! unless you return them late or don’t return them….

Dreadnuts

Avatar: 70961 Fri Dec 26 15:56:07 -0500 2008
3

Level 35 Hacker

I'm made of alcohol and cheap sex.

Real Ultimate Power: The Official Ninja Book.

Everybodykno-
ws

Avatar: Corset 2
14

[Sisterhood of the -
Quivering Rose
]

Level 30 Camwhore

“Courte-chan”

my suggestions (warning, lots of fiction here):

“1984” —George Orwell

“Cat’s Cradle”, “Slaughterhouse 5” —Kurt Vonnegut

“Farenheit 451” —Ray Bradbury

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” —Hunter S. Thompson

“American Gods” —Neil Gaiman

“Inferno” —Dante Alighieri

The Sprawl Trilogy (“Neuromancer”, “Count Zero”, “Mona Lisa Overdrive” ) —William Gibson

“On the Road” —Jack Kerouac

“Random Acts of Senseless Violence” —Jack Womack

“Survivor”, “Fight Club” —Chuck Palahniuk

“Still Life With Woodpecker” —Tom Robins

“Illusions” —Richard Bach

“Snow Crash” —Neil Stephenson

Everybodyknows edited this message on 03/24/2009 1:09PM

The Unknown -
Comic

Avatar: 95506 Tue Dec 09 09:40:49 -0500 2008

[Gimmick Alts and R-
ole-Players Local -
Union 352
]

Level 2 Re-Re

I'M AWESOME APPRECIATE ME PLZ

What kind of books do you like?

Vonnegut is always good.

Also, if you have the patience, I just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy.

WARNING: TL;DR description

His writing style is rough. He doesn’t use quotation marks or apostrophes and his prose is almost biblical in style. I know all ready that might sound boring (and some parts of it are, I had a lot of false starts with the book), but it’s really incredible.

It’s set in Texas/Mexico circa 1850 or so and it’s about this kid (who’s only called to as “the kid” through the entire book) who eventually joins up with John Joel Glanton and his scalp hunters. They kill Apaches, collect their scalps and trade them for cash.

Before long they take it to an extreme. They kill everything and anybody. Mexicans, peaceful tribes, children. It’s the most violent book I’ve ever read, which helps show the ruthlessness of the times and man’s warlike tendencies.

The real reason to read the book is the character of The Judge. The Judge is 7 feet tall and completely hairless. He’s almost impossibly smart and ruthless.

I don’t want to give away too much, but I will describe one of the most vivid images in the book. There are a lot that will stick with you, but this one is so bizarre.

The Judge walking through the desert, naked, except for pieces of meat that he’s tied to his body.

A few pages later he’s fashioned a crude umbrella out of meat.

It’s ****ing bizarre.

It’s a great read if you’re willing to commit to it.

One other thing I should probably mention, the plot is pretty thin. There’s a driving motivation (scalps, money), but there aren’t many other goals. No main Apache chief they’re trying to bring down or any final destination. This can also make the book a little boring and confusing, but I like it.

It reinforces the idea that you’re somehow reading a terrible, horrific nightmare.

The Unknown Comic edited this message on 03/24/2009 1:29PM

The Unknown -
Comic

Avatar: 95506 Tue Dec 09 09:40:49 -0500 2008

[Gimmick Alts and R-
ole-Players Local -
Union 352
]

Level 2 Re-Re

I'M AWESOME APPRECIATE ME PLZ

More suggestions, because I jerk off to books:

Shadow Box by George Plimpton. It’s starts off with Plimpton wanting to experience boxing first hand, then goes into a brief history of the sport, then it becomes focused on Plimpton and Muhammad Ali. It makes a lot of other weird detours, at one point George asks other writers about dreams they’ve had. Terry Southern’s involved getting blown by a girl with ice cubes in her mouth.

Post Office or Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski- Semi-autbiographical, these books are about Hank Chinaski’s ****ty life which he spends most of getting plastered, betting on horses, and ****ing women. His other books are good too and his poetry is hilarious.

I have Fun Everywhere I Go by Mike Edison- Autobiographical. This dude worked at a wrestling magazine, wrote porn books, High Times and was in a punk band that toured Europe. Fun read, kind of self-glorifying.

Catch 22 by Joseph Heller- The be all, end all novel about the absurdity of war.

Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer- Hard to describe. Uses just about every literary gimmick ever.

The World According to Garp by John Irving- Long, but Irving uses the length to build very real characters. It begins with an army nurse raping a catatonic soldier so she can become pregnant.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman- One of the best books ever. Mythology in the modern world.

Just a Couple of Days by Tony Vigoritto- A scientist is asked to help make a chemical weapon that makes people incapable of recognizing symbols. Remember: just about everything is a symbol.

Reading fever…CATCH IT!

The Unknown Comic edited this message on 03/24/2009 1:59PM

twas

Avatar: 40896 2011-11-01 00:47:59 -0400
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[Forumwarz One Act -
Players
]

Level 35 Troll

Wher Have My Poor Imaginary Wife and Child Gone

Might I suggest the Great Gatsby.

Singtard

Avatar: Tight Skirt

[Island of Avalon]

Level 36 Camwhore

“Legs Wide Open”

Oh, a book, eh? That is so intelligent. I would say one with words in it is the most intellectual choice. The chicks will be all over you if you own a book with words in it.

shifty_pecker

Avatar: 82151 Mon Dec 01 12:35:51 -0500 2008
13

Level 52 Troll

“eBaum”

As well as others mentioned, I thought Luke Rhinehart’s “Diceman”, and Chris Bachelder’s “Bear V Shark” were pretty good. On the back of a trip to Budapest, I loved Tibor Fischer’s “Under the Frog”, but I’m not sure how context-specific my enjoyment of that was. I really like Christopher Brookmyre’s stuff too, with the caveat that it might not translate all that well outwith Scotland.

twas

Avatar: 40896 2011-11-01 00:47:59 -0400
15

[Forumwarz One Act -
Players
]

Level 35 Troll

Wher Have My Poor Imaginary Wife and Child Gone

I just read Jonathan Barnes’ The Domino Men, I thought it was pretty good.

I have also just started John Wray’s Lowboy and it is very intriguing.

shifty_pecker

Avatar: 82151 Mon Dec 01 12:35:51 -0500 2008
13

Level 52 Troll

“eBaum”

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Martin Millar’s (pictured) “Milk, Sulphate and Alby Starvation”. A small time amphetamine dealer discovers he’s allergic to milk and becomes a target of hitmen from the milk marketing board….

:tumbleweed:

Damion

Avatar: 15735 Thu Apr 09 21:10:47 -0400 2009
14

[Grey Goose Mafiosi]

Level 57 Emo Kid

Wise guy overdrive

I suggest anything by Rob Thurman

nashcash

Avatar: Kitten
6

[WeChall]

Level 35 Permanoob

“Kapitan Stupidska”

I like Farley Mowat. And if you’re the inspirational kind, try the books of Andrew Matthews.

Scott Adams’ “The Dilbert Principle” is the lolz even if it’s not a compilation of his comic strips. Rather, it explains why his strips are such.

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