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05:56 PM on 02/07/13 
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Help me out here AP. What are some fiction books that you enjoy? Authors that I should be aware of?
06:48 PM on 02/07/13 
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Yeah, the second book of his vampire trilogy came out in October.

I really liked the first two books: I]The Passage[/i] and The Twelve

Final book comes out in 2014.

Sorry but vampire anything is not for me. Except the original Dracula
07:02 PM on 02/07/13 
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Have you read Stephen King's The Stand or anything by Cormac McCarthy?

Nope and nope!
07:19 PM on 02/07/13 
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John Dies at the End and This Book is Full of Spiders were both really fun reads

Less than Zero and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis are two of my favorite books of all time

Same here. American Psycho made me physically sick reading, but it was terrific.
07:35 PM on 02/07/13 
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Well jeez, give us some hints.
What types of fiction are you looking for?
I'll give you some good authors, but answer that question, first.

Well, I say just fiction because I'm open to it. I enjoy dark / adult fiction such as Bret Easton Ellis, Chuck Palahnuik, Hubert Selby Junior

I enjoy sci fi esque fiction, but not over the top, intergalatic missions kind of stuff. I enjoy work by Vonnegut, Daniel Keyes, H.G Wells, etc.

And finally everything by John Green.
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The late Ray Bradbury.
Wrote a lot of sci-fi

(not the far-out galaxy stuff, more like alternate earth futures).
Try his short stories so you can get an idea before you start his novels.

My personal favorites:
-All Summer in a Day
-There Will Come Soft Rains

I enjoy his work but I've never read those. Will do.
02:58 PM on 02/08/13 
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Well if you want your life to change...



Also, if you are a Palahniuk (I know I spelled that wrong) fan, have you read Haunted? Having read almost all of his books, it is by far his best.

I still haven't checked this book out. It's been on my to read list for years.

I LOVE Haunted, though Invisible Monsters is still my favorite by a small margin
12:28 PM on 02/09/13 
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For contemporary fiction, the new JK Rowling is very good. Jonathan Safran Foer and Cormac McCarthy are other favorites of mine. I've also heard good things about Murakami, but I'm stuck in a British Novel Seminar this semester, so it's been impossible for me to catch up on more recent stuff.

I'm personally interested in anything during the Great Depression and the Cold War eras, so I'd recommend Steinbeck, Vonnegut, and Hemingway for classics.


Also, Alexander Solzhenitsyn for Russian Lit. Dude's a genius.

I would really enjoy good Great Depression books



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