[Essentials] Literature

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  1. ZER∅
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    Starship Troopers
    The Catcher in The Rye


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  2. jesterscourt

    jesterscourt Not Brad.

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    I swear we already had one of these, although perhaps not with the "essentials" title.

    House of Leaves
    East of Eden
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
     
  3. Mars

    Mars Radioactive Propaganda Minister

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    1984
     
  4. Jaems

    Jaems GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Oil!
    Paradise Lost (I like epic poetry, and more people should too)
    Siddhartha
    The Metamorphoses

    God forbid anyone recommend Twilight.
     
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    smash_brew I may or may not have fallen

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    Brave New World
    Fahrenheit 451
    Slaughterhouse Five
    Another Roadside Attraction
    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
    Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
    Rum Dairies

    Just a handful. I'm sure i could come up with a few more.
     
  6. Smatchmo

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    Lotta good ones mentioned already!
    Off the top of my head, I'd add:

    1984
    Watership Down (El-ahrairah has the best gbatemp name, imo. i'm jealous of it....)
    The Thief of Always
    Dreamboy
    The Road
    As I Lay Dying
    the Discworld series
    Catcher in the Rye
     
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    Bible
    Harry Potter
    Websters Dictionary
     
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    -House of Leaves (it is unlike anything I have ever read before, and I loved it)
    -Dune (great sci-fi book, dunno about anything beyond the first though)
    -Hobbit + Lord of the Rings (kinda reminded myself I want to read it all over again, the writing really transports me there in my mind)

    A few others, while probably not as prolific as the above,
    -The Long Walk (totally F'ed up sci-fi story by Stephen King when he was calling himself Richard Bachman, would make a great movie)
    -Sphere (an amazing Michael Crichton page-turner, read in 2 days)
    -The Ruins (suspenseful horror story)
     
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    Twilight ;] (I liked it, surprisingly!)
    Harry Potter
    Pendragon series
    Watership Down
    ...
    How come when it comes to these things-
    Things not seen-
    I can only remember the short teen books?!?!
    D=
     
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    The Miracle of Right Thought
    The Laws of Thinking
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad
     
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    Eragon series, it's like lord of the rings but for our time =]
     
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