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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:30 am

BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.

;-D


If you liked the bible, then you would love The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens. Better poetry and historically accurate. Its also funnier, much funnier.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:54 pm

BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.

;-D



This thread just jumped the shark.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby Mookie4ever » Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:57 pm

Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:
BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.

;-D


If you liked the bible, then you would love The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens. Better poetry and historically accurate. Its also funnier, much funnier.



...and it was rescued.

Lamb: the gospel according to Biff by Christopher Moore.
Completely awesome account of a lost gospel written by Jesus' childhood friend Biff. Two thumbs up.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby Frenchiegangsta9 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:10 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Frenchiegangsta9 wrote:
BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.

;-D


If you liked the bible, then you would love The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens. Better poetry and historically accurate. Its also funnier, much funnier.



...and it was rescued.

Lamb: the gospel according to Biff by Christopher Moore.
Completely awesome account of a lost gospel written by Jesus' childhood friend Biff. Two thumbs up.


Would you say this thread was perhaps resurrected?
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:20 am

Mookie4ever wrote:
BigLebowski wrote:The Bible. Don't stuggle through the King James Version and its old english and poor translation. NIV is readily available, or even better the ESV which is widely viewed as the best, most literal translation. Don't tackle the entire thing at once. But grab a chapter and enjoy. Full of everything from history to poetry.

;-D



This thread just jumped the shark.


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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby daullaz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:58 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:Harry Potter 1-7


Depending on his age (if he's still pretty young), I'd also give him the Inkheart trilogy.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:33 am

daullaz wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:Harry Potter 1-7


Depending on his age (if he's still pretty young), I'd also give him the Inkheart trilogy.


He read Harry Potter a few years ago and then reread it a short while ago. He has also gone through LOTR, Inkheart, Ga'Hoole, all Rick Riordan series, something about bats, I drew the line at the Hunger Games because it was a little too violent.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby daullaz » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 am

If he liked those, maybe "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman? The sequel is out, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
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Re: Books to read before you die

Postby RugbyD » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:21 pm

I'm way late to the game and lots of good ones mentioned. I will add these:

Elmer Gantry
All of Dashiel Hammett's novels (5 total, none too long, can be bought as one book)
A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


Non-fiction that is interesting subject matter and not at all philosophical or academic:
Boss - Mike Royko
The Outfit
TennCare rocks!!!!
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