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Anne Rice Books post #61  quote:

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Ann Rice: The Witching Hour and all the sequels to it, such as Taltos, and others .....great witch stories....this might be one that you might enjoy if you havent already read it! Definitely start with The Witching Hour...its over 1000 pages long but it is really good. It starts out in a time long ago and moves up to the present day...its about the history of a family of witches....really good!!!


Mystic ..........

Did you catch my posts (first one is #29) over in Fuscia's [Anne Rice Books] thread?

I've read some reviews of a couple of her latest books that suggest to me that she is merging the vampire storyline with the Mayfair witches storyline. Have you read any of her latest books (since 2000)?

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Man, that is a classic book, I love the idea of the Babble fish

Might I suggest an Author (Australian), named "Matthew Reilly"? He writes some pretty action packed books, 'Scarecrow' being his latest.
They're all gold, if you ask me.

Pardon me if he's already been mentioned.


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.... you all forgot "Gone with the Wind" .... a classical not to be forgotten. I can't believe that I forgot it.

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Wow no one said anything about

The Death Gate Cycle by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Volume 1 = Dragon Wing
Volume 2 = Elven Star
Volume 3 = Fire Sea
Volume 4 = Serpent Mage
Volume 5 = The Hand of Chaos
Volume 6 = Into the Labyrinth
Volume 7 = The Seventh Gate

I have only started the 4th volume today but these are great books so far. Give them a chance and I think you will like them. (I have read the first 3 books in about 3 weeks, very good books )

The Darksword Trilogy is also by these authors and I have only read one of these books but I enjoyed it very much.


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Anything by Dean Koontz

Agreed. My personal recommendation: False Memory

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I loved Sidney Sheldon's books!!!!

Also agreed. I've read so many that I can't really remember one that just stands out better than the others.

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George Owell's 1984

-I would consider this a must read


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Alexandra Riply's Scarlett

the continuence of Margret Mitchell's gone with the wind



I recomend all her books.... well, except "New Orleans Legacy" it's abit depressing and dull.... and completely devoid of all human feelings..... well, lacking in..... not completely devoid but you take my meaning.


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Here are some books that I have read and thouroughly enjoyed.
- The Stand by Steven King
- Swan Song by Robert McCammon (another apocolypse story)
- Band of Brothers by Steven Ambrose
- The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brian
- War and Remembrance by Herman Woulk
- The Divinci Code by Dan Brown
- 'Salem's Lot (classic Steven King horror)

And now for the series that I am reading now. It is written by Steven King (yes I am a fan) and is called The Dark Tower. I recommend this series to any fantasy reader. Don't be discouraged by the first book though. Yes it is strange and hard to push yourself through (he started it when he was 19, so the writing style is different) but the last 30 or so pages make up for it. It's hard to understand because the first book starts in the MIDDLE of the story, not at the beginning. The fourth book contains a 500 page flashback that fills in a very large gap.

It's an interesting mishmash of many things, with a very interesting quest for something that is very mysterious and all-powerful. Long series, but so far it's been great.


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Ohhh another author is Patrica Cornwall. Very good writer.

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THE AMONG THE HIDDEN BOOKS!!!!!!! very good....there are lots
among the hidden
among the betrayed
among the imposters
among the brave-just came out 2 days ago!

GREAT BOOKS


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What's the series about matrix fan?

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its about a place where people can only have 2 kids...
The story is about the third kid of a family, and how he has to hide from the government and stuff...(thats the among the hidden)
the rest are about his life as he grows up....they are really really really good books...


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I'll have to check them out, sounds pretty good to me Who's the author?

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you know, i really dont remember who the author is....my books are at my moms house...(parents are divorced) I'll have to check and get back to you on that...

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Margaret Haddix

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I just loved the book "Though None Go With Me" By Jerry Jenkins

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Touching the Void

I literally spent 3 hours in the bath reading it one night, very good book


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post #77  quote:

Anything by Nicholas Sparks! That is, if you're into romance... They're amazing books, and each one of them that he's written so far have made me cry! Definately my favorite author.

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DEAD SOULS by GOGOL , 4 those who wanna be diferent (none of the people i know read it till it's end) also anything by BULGAKOV ( when they tried 2 make a movie on one of his books, in Russia, every thing went upside down... their films were lots of times ruined.... it's like someone outthere didn't want this movie 2 exist.....)

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I'll second that Bulgakov recommendation, The Master and Margarita is just wonderful. Is that the one they were trying to make into a movie?

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Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon...Believe me its just excellent

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I'll second that Bulgakov recommendation, The Master and Margarita is just wonderful. Is that the one they were trying to make into a movie?

Yes, that's the one.... Here's another interesting story about this movie: when they've almost finished it, it's director was driving his car in Moscow and sudenly a terrifing accident happened 'n he almost got killed. When he got out off his damaged car 'n looked up, right in front of him was the house where Bulgakov lived 'n he saw it's portret right in front of his face..... After Bulgacov's death this director was a good friend (almost the only 1) of the writer's wife, so who knows, maybe he was gelous or smth 'n that's why he tried 2 kill him.....


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Hey Mystic,

I loved all the Leon Uris books you recommended but was surprised that you skipped "Exodus" about the Jews (modern day) making their way out from under English rule to sail to Israel and establish their homeland. It's fiction, but the history is accurate. Very, very compelling.

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I'm so glad I found this website!

I have to recommend a book I read nearly ten years ago. It's one of those unforgettable books. I think it may be responsible for my obsession with Anthropology and the reason I study the discipline.

It's called Neanderthal, and I can't for the life of me remember the author's name. But it's a really good read. Despite its name, it is a work of fiction.

Some of my other favorite books are

- Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
- The Doors of Perception, by Aldous Huxley (Essay)
- The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
- A Child's night Dream, by Oliver Stone (his first novel)
- Alias Grace, by Margaret Atwood
- Beautiful Losers, by Leonard Cohen A+

There was also a book in the mid '90's called the Celestine Prophecy. It's very simplistic, but it's an excellent introduction to philosophical thinking.

there are so many other great books I've read, but my mind isn't working very well at this hour. I'll post again when I think of them.


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Thanks for the recommendations...I'll be sure to look some of those up. And welcome to InReview!

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One of my favorites "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCort. It's actually an autobiography. Following that was "Tis" . It's a sequel. Growing up poor in Ireland was a truly hard life. Babies die for lack of warmth and nourishing food while the parents always have their cigarettes and the father has his alcohol whenever a few pennies finds its way into their "home." A really interesting (sometimes depressing) read.

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One of my favorites "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCort.


They are making a movie of Angela's Ashes at the moment.


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Thanks for that information about Angela's Ashes, Schmiggins.
It's one I really want to see. Do you know who's in the movie?


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Hmmmm....there are so many good books that I'll not even try to say all the ones I like.

LOTR series
Harry Potter series
Hitchhiker's Guide series
My Teacher Fried My Brains series (Is it a trilogy?)
The Music of the Dolphins
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Treasure Island
Kidnapped
Princess Bride
Eragon (And I'm sure Eldest, too, but I've not started it yet)
A few select books from the Royal Diaries series: Victoria, Anastasia, Elizabeth (not to be confused with Elisabeth), Kazunomiya, Lady of Ch'iao Kuo, Eleanor, Cleapatra, and Jahanara.

The short story All Summer in a Day. It'll make you cry every time you read it, but it's so wonderfully written.

The one act play Triffles. It's superb.
The one act play The Lady Killer


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Shopgirl seems pretty good thus far. Let's hope the movie doesn't screw it up.

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Okay, just finished Shopgirl. It's too quick of a read, but i liked it. now i really REALLY wanna see the movie.

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