Holiday books

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  1. millar876 macrumors 6502a

    millar876

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    Hi, im going on holiday soon and i'm looking for a good fiction book to pass the time, please give me some recomendations.

    i've read all the harry potters (sad for a 23 y/o bloke with no kids but meeh!) and i liked them, i also liked the Halo books ('the fall of reach' 'the flood' & 'first strike') i tride to reed a few of Dan Brown's (DaVinchi Code guy) got bored, gave up and settled for the movie, and last year on holiday i enjoyed Dune, and one of the Star wars books (cant remember the name), but it was, i think, the middle one of a 3 part series that involved a jedi academy and i think somthing called the sun crusher and maybe hans kids (it might be 2 diffrent books, but its the one with the sun crusher i liked best)

    so now you have an idea of what i like and don't, please help. going book shoping on saturday 01/July/06 for my holiday on 06/July/06

    and whats the names of the books in the trilogy above.

    p.s. anyone been to Sharm El Sheikh before?
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    read some john steinbeck. my favorite's "east of eden" but "of mice and men," "the grapes of wrath," and "the pearl" are good too.
    a couple other of my favorites that are sort of short are "the bell jar" and "1984." if you havent read those i definitely recommend you do.
    if you're looking for something funny i believe dave barry (an american humor writer) has a couple of books out including a novel, and "naked pictures of famous people" by john stewart is very laugh-out-loud funny, but the cover's a bit awkward if other people are with you.

    edit: i see you like science fiction. have you read the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy trilogy (its technically a quintology)? it's very funny and good, and there's a movie that's been made of it.
     
  3. srobert macrumors 68020

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    If you never read it: Princess Bride.

    I read it every summer. It's my favorite book.
     
  4. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

    Tanglewood

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    I enjoyed Cannery Row by Steinbeck. The Dave Barry novel I really liked was 'Big Trouble' but his books based on his column are pretty good. I've read 'Naked Pictures..." and it is really funny. It's a collection of just short stories Jon is an awesome writer, his other book "America: The Book" is hiliarous though its written like a text book and is still in hard cover so not good for reading when you're on vacation/holiday.

    I'd recommend Hitchhiker's too if you're in to sci/fi.

    One of my favorite authors is Carl Hiaasen. Hes pretty fun kinda of in the same vein as Dave Barry though a little more serious I guess. If you had to pick one of his novels I say you'd be good with "Sick Puppy" or "Stormy Weather".
     
  5. millar876 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    millar876

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    i have 1984 and love it, i read "of mice and men" years ago for my standard grade (big exam for age 14-16 in 3rd & 4th yeat of secondry/high school in Scotland) and ive only listned to the unabridged audiobook of hitchikers. got to love Audible.com, out before iTMS and because of favourable exchange rates £-$ it undercuts them to.

    keep em comin'
     
  6. millar876 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    millar876

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    i got myself, Starwars - revenge of tbhe sith, and the hitchickers guide to the galaxy trillogy of 4. I also got the lord of the rings (fellowship, two towers, and return of the king in one big book) and the Silmarillion
     

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