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1 Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:58 pm

Let's make a list of books we like and recommend. I will start with a few.

1. The entire Harry Potter series
2. The Hunger Games trilogy
3. Inheritance Cycle
4. Ender's Game
5. Ready Player One

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2 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:21 pm

First two I've done, Ender is on my list.

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3 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:26 pm


What ever you do DONT watch the Ender movie. Its dribble. Make believe it was never made. Stick with the book.


Also, I feel to opposite about the Hunger games. As I read the first book it made me want to like chew you know like gum and yea OMG twirl it around in my finger ..giggle giggle...

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4 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:31 pm

I totally agree about the movie. I was So disappointed.

What books would yall add? It is supposed to be a working list....

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5 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:45 pm

1) The Drizzt series. I'm actually behind on this, like most things. But I thoroughly enjoy the plot (mostly) and the character development.

2) The Black Company (also a series). This is very much a great book. The story gets a bit muddled because of how it's written (the person telling the story is the Chronicler of the Black Company), but it is still very good. Also, the characters are incredibly interesting (to me anyway). The death count isn't as bad as GoT, but nobody is safe. Very good series, I have all 3 omnibus books.

3) Vampire Earth- Pretty sure we all read or have heard of it.

4) The Dark Series by Stephen King- You don't have to have read any of his other books to pick this up, though you will notice some Easter Eggs if you have read said other books. Character development is good, though it has that King-drag at certain points.

5) Salem's Lot and The Stand- These are my two favorite King Books. By far.

6) Twilight....I jest, I jest...Don't read that.

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6 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:46 pm

. Fight Club
. Carlito's Way
. Catch me if you can (The book and movie were both great)
. A Clockwork Orange
. Dune
. The odyssey (The story of Troy)
. The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda (This reminds me a lot of how this group Roleplays)


Authors:

. Harry Turtledove writes about alt history. His stories are "What If.."
. Obviously anything lovecraft every created
. Anne Rice
. Robert E Howard (invented Conan)
. Hunter S. Thompson (Wrote Fear and Loathing in L.V.)
. Michael Crichton (Wrote Jurassic Park)

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7 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:53 pm

Leetin McBeatin wrote:. The odyssey (The story of Troy) For the most part I can't stand old books like this, however this and Oedipus were great books.


Authors:

. Anne Rice Anne Rice vampire stuff. She went saved again Christian and got funny for a bit.

. Michael Crichton (Wrote Jurassic Park) Still have to read this. Though I read a few of his other books when I was in junior high.

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8 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:00 pm

Starship Troopers
The Jhereg series
The Cat That Walks Through Walls
Lord of Light
Creatures of Light and Darkness
The Anita Blake series(up until Narcisus in Chains)
The Myth series
Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy


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9 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:37 pm

Yes, Jhereg and the Hitchhikers Guide!

Good point, let me get specific on Ann Rice. Her books before she found Jesus. There is more to her than just the vampires. She wrote a witches series, Mummy, and others. They were all good.

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10 Re: Geek Must Reads on Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:01 pm

I agree with the Anita Blakes up to Narcissus and chains.
Ann Rice up to the Vampire Armand.
I have the Enders game books but dont know whats the title of the first book.
I read Most of Kings books. I liked Salem's Lot and Needful thing the most. Oh and Tommy Knockers and It.
All of the Drizzt books the ending book sucked.
Tom Clancye's Jack Ryan Books. Too many favorites to list.
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Childs, The Relic and everything with Agent Pandergast.
Lincoln Childs, Jack Reacher books I read 4 of them so far they were pretty good.
I read the Hunger Games, Harry Potters.
Oh you should all read the Walking Dead. I have up them as graphic novels up to number 99.
Dan Browns books.
Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet Series and Beyond the Frontier.
All 12 or is it 13 Left Behind books.
Mark Danielewski - House Of Leaves
Max Brooks World War Z
Z.A. Reicht Morning Strain Trilogy
Scott Sigler Infected Series
Justin Cronin The Passage trilogy.
A Whole crap Load of Star Trek Books too many to name.
The Entire Necroscope Series by Brian Lumly These are my favorites.

Crap I have am a freaking Geek aren't I have read a lot.

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11 Re: Geek Must Reads on Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:19 am

Well I started reading The Jhereg series and to be honest I am finding it difficult to keep reading it. It doesnt grab me. I dont really care for the character or his pet dragon. I feel that he skipped to much during the main characters development so I dont really care for him. I am going to start a different book and maybe come back to this one. I just downloaded Clive Barker's The Scarlet Gospel. I read a lot of Barkers books, some were really good others were boring as all hell. I did read the Books of Blood his first short stories book witch was pretty good and the Hell Bound Heart where we are introduced to the Cynabites. I also found his tortured souls story to interesting. I guess I am in the mood for something dark. I will let you know how it goes.

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12 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sun Sep 20, 2015 8:16 am

Well the scarlet gospel is finished. It was good but it left me with other questions. Another thing why is it that after reading a Clive Barker book I feel like I need a very hot shower to wash the filth off.

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13 Re: Geek Must Reads on Sun Sep 27, 2015 10:10 am

Well I went in the other direction from Clive barker and started Reading a Star Trek book. But I finished it too fast. So I am going to look for another. Any other books you guys would recommend?

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14 Re: Geek Must Reads on Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:00 am

The Bad Place by Dean Koontz
Lightning by Dean Koontz
Tic Tock by Dean Koontz
Intensity by Dean Koontz
Dune by Frank Herbert
The White Plague by Frank Herbert
To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
Darkwalker on the Moonshae Trilogy
Spellfire(I'm sure you've read it already but others might not have)
Jhereg series(You mentioned that you didn't like the character development but it is all in the way he has written the series. Read the first three books, they are short and you seem to read quickly, and if you still don't like it at least you gave it the old college try)


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15 Re: Geek Must Reads on Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:07 pm

I tried to pick up to reign in hell but no one has the torrents. I will keep trying is sounds like an interesting read. Anyone else? Cami I know you had to have read more than just the harry potters. I have read most of the dean Koontz books also lmao. I especially liked his odd Thomas. You guys had to have read Max Brooks world war Z that was a really good read also. The house of leaves was a really good book but a hard read. If you liked Ender's Game then you should try reading Jack Campbell's the lost fleet series. I really enjoyed those. Plus I did read all of the Necroscope series.

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16 Re: Geek Must Reads on Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:58 pm

Most of my favorite books are already up there but i will add
The Otori Saga by Lian Hearn.

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17 Re: Geek Must Reads on Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:38 pm

The entire Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games trilogy
Inheritance Cycle
Ender's Game
Ready Player One
The Drizzt series
The Black Company series
Vampire Earth series by E. E. Knight
The Dark Series by Stephen King
Salem's Lot and The Stand
Fight Club
Carlito's Way
Catch Me If You Can
A Clockwork Orange
Dune
The Odyssey
The Adventures of Don Coyote and Sancho Panda
Starship Troopers
The Jhereg series
The Cat That Walks Through Walls
Lord of Light
Creatures of Light and Darkness
The Anita Blake series(up until Narcisus in Chains)
The Myth series
Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy
Lost Fleet Series and Beyond the Frontier
Left Behind books.
House Of Leaves
World War Z
Morning Strain Trilogy
Infected Series
The Passage trilogy.
Star Trek Books
Necroscope Series by Brian Lumly
The Bad Place by Dean Koontz
Lightning by Dean Koontz
Tic Tock by Dean Koontz
Intensity by Dean Koontz
Dune by Frank Herbert
The White Plague by Frank Herbert
To Reign in Hell by Steven Brust
Darkwalker on the Moonshae Trilogy
Spellfire
The Otori Saga by Lian Hearn

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18 Re: Geek Must Reads on Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:42 pm

Tried to piece together an easy to read list. If i missed anything or you wanna add something you can copy and paste.

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19 Re: Geek Must Reads on Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:16 pm

Khor knew to put that Harry Potter at the very top.  That's my boo!

I'm editing, because I realized that the first 5 are my top books. Love them all!

The entire Harry Potter series
The Hunger Games trilogy
Inheritance Cycle
Ender's Game
Ready Player One

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20 Re: Geek Must Reads on Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:16 pm

It's a comic but if you're a D&D fan like I know we all are I recommend yall check out Rat Queens.

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