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Books you must read before you die

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by ringofyre:
Nice one Mcbain. Did you read any of the followup books written after his death? I got given 1 and just couldn't bring myself to read it. I think I got put off when I tried those awful books by Frank Herbert's son...
Nope. I did read the Salmon of Doubt biography-type book and the sample of the book he might have finished and published, after which the bio was named, had he not kicked the bucket.
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added on the 2015-01-07 21:53:35 by El Topo El Topo
Strugatsky brothers books, especially The Ugly Swans and later.
added on the 2015-01-08 16:17:30 by rutra80 rutra80
A ponderous read but very helpful to understand todays "western" society.
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added on the 2015-01-09 12:18:02 by d0DgE d0DgE
this is both the most beautiful and the most disturbing / confronting thing I've ever read.
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added on the 2015-01-10 07:15:33 by Gaia Gaia
House of Leaves is must read.
One of the most intense reading experiences I've ever had.
added on the 2015-01-27 23:16:52 by Frost Frost
Brilliant El Topo - now I've got to start scouring my shelves to dig up my copy... Haven't read it in about 15 years.
added on the 2015-01-27 23:42:09 by ringofyre ringofyre
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Enjoyed that a few years ago :)

Pretty much almost complete with the new William Gibson one. Probably would have almost done it tonight if I hadn't got sucked into trying to debug out a few kinks in my latest project :)

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added on the 2015-01-28 00:09:33 by Canopy Canopy
ALL reacher novels.
ALL of them.
added on the 2015-01-28 01:45:29 by superplek superplek
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ALL reacher novels.
ALL of them.

I dunno. I started Personal (missus got it for me for Crimbo) - seems a bit far fetched, trapsing all over Europe with CIA/FBI chasing a sniper. Not the same guy we get to know in One Shot or Killing Floor.
added on the 2015-01-28 01:59:46 by ringofyre ringofyre
Takedown
Found it on the bookshelf - give it another read, also Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (another reread). Probably mostly an expats thing, but kinda reminds me of James Baldwin now that I'm going back thru it..
added on the 2015-02-09 13:10:59 by ringofyre ringofyre
Some of the my favorite graphical novels/series ever:

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