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  • Fiction

    23 74.19%
  • Non-Fiction

    5 16.13%
  • Other

    3 9.68%
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Well, here are just a few from me: Raymond Chandlers novels and stories-not very good plotting but terrific atmosphere Haruki Murakami -utterly absorbing and if only I could read his ...
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    Well, here are just a few from me:

    Raymond Chandlers novels and stories-not very good plotting but terrific atmosphere

    Haruki Murakami -utterly absorbing and if only I could read his novels in the original Japanese. I also like Banana Yoshimoto's wacky and surprisingly fascinating tales so I don't know what that says about me

    Joseph Conrad-a wonderful writer of great power and amazing style despite not writing in his native language.

    Three I don't know but who I should, but I've only just started reading:

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez 'Love in the Time of Cholera', Douglas Coupland 'Shampoo Planet' and Philip Pullman 'His Dark Materials' trilogy.

    And for non-fiction:

    Bill Bryson for his witty, self deprecating and affectionate writing about various countries including his birth place, the USA, and three really great natural history writers, one of whom is now dead and will be greatly missed, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Dawkins and Richard Fortey.

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    Fiction:
    Clancy, Cussler, & Coonts

    Non-Fiction:
    Anything Linux/computer related, any kind of science text or magazine.

    Jeff,

    Science teacher from Texas

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    PS from Jeff the Science Teacher in Texas.

    I forgot to mention Harry Potter! I can't wait for book 6.

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    Fiction:
    anything by Arthur C. Clarke, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Stephen King
    All time favourites are :
    1. The Count of Monte Cristo Dumas
    2. The 3 Musketeers Dumas
    3. Treasure Island R.L Stevenson
    4. The Maharabhrata (Ancient Indian novel)
    5. The Godfather Mario Puzo
    6. The DaVinci COde Dan Brown
    7. The LOTR series

    Non Fiction:
    1. K&R The C Programming Lnaguage
    2. Any of the Schaum's Series
    3. Advanced Engineering Mathematics Kreyzig
    4. The Unierse in a Nutshell Stephen Hawking
    5. Ideas and Opinions Albert Einstein

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    Fiction:
    anything by Kerouac (On the road for instance)
    Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
    Tolkien
    Douglas Adams
    William Gibson
    Terry Pratchet

    Non-fiction:
    Jamsa's c/c++/c# programmer's bible
    Sams 'Teach yourself Python in 24 hours' (I'm trying to learn Python)
    'Cosa Nostra' by John Dickie, a history of the Sicilian mafia
    Stumbling around the 'net:
    www.cloudyuseful.com

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    Fav writers are
    • Frank and Brian Herbert - the Dune series
      Hobb - Farseer Trilogy
      Pratchett - For just about anything he wrote, the man is brilliant.
      George RR Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire


    others are Tolstoy, Homer, Nietzsche and Scott Adams (can you say I am a fiction freak? ).


    I've got quite a few books in my room, Plato, Hawkings, Goodkind, Wolkers, King, all books by Tolkien, and lot's of computer books.
    I think the total count is near 150 books.

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    Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series
    -complex story and characters, Tolkien style epic only much faster pace

    His Dark Material Series
    The Golden Compass

    The Coldfire Trilogy
    - a retrofuture of fantasy and magic

    L.E. modesitt author Fiction books on order .vs chaos
    I can't believe i forgot the name the books. Shame on me

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    Harry Potter all the way!

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    1 The Thousand Nights and One Night
    2 Anything by Jorge Luis Borges--best modern writer by far
    3 Nietzschel
    4 Plato
    5 Commedia
    6 Hafez
    7 Mavlana Rumi
    8 Chaucer
    9 Hegel
    10 Schopenhauer (sp?)
    11 George Orwell

    can think of many right off hand, but they are too many to list, its hard to name favorite writers/writings/etc for me
    Operating System: GNU Emacs

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe

    Wrox Unix Programming
    Is there a typo here ? I couldn't find it on Amazon.

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