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Deathwish
09-13-2007, 04:21 PM
A list of must read books.

Feel free to submit your own and I'll add them to the list.



1984 - George Orwell
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Edge Chronicles - Paul Stewart
House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer
The Ear, the Eye and the Arm - Nancy Farmer
World War Z - Max Brooks
The blue nowhere-Jeffrey Deaver
Harry Potter Series-J.K Rowling
Lord of the Rings Trilogy - J.R.R Tolkien
Ender's Game Series - Orson Scott Card
Jurassic park-Michael Crichton
Prey - Michael Crichton
Anything by Michael Crichton
Men Of Iron - Howard Pyle
The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexander Dumas
Anything by Stephen King
Redwall (series) - Brian Jacques
His Dark Materials (Golden Compass series) - Phillip Pullman
Earthsea (series) - Ursula K. LeGuin
Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky
Watchmen - Alan Moore

Vervanda
09-13-2007, 04:23 PM
I like the Edge Chronicles. And yeh sticky this.

Ash
09-13-2007, 04:25 PM
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Now, while it seems like I'm trying to just push my zombie fetish, I really reccommend World War Z. It has a lot about politics, some satire, and it's just all-around genius. It's by Max Brooks.

Deathwish
09-13-2007, 04:26 PM
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Now, while it seems like I'm trying to just push my zombie fetish, I really reccommend World War Z. It has a lot about politics, some satire, and it's just all-around genius. It's by Max Brooks.

Yeah, i read it it's a good book.

Never read House of the scorpion, i'll get it next time I'm at the library.

Added.

Vervanda
09-13-2007, 04:26 PM
Oh and Steven King. Most all of his books are wonderful.

Paperclip
09-13-2007, 04:27 PM
Harry Potter Series
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Ender's Game Series

Deathwish
09-13-2007, 04:28 PM
Wrong button lol.


Yeah, all those series' are great.

General Douchington
09-13-2007, 04:46 PM
I personally love the book Men Of Iron, its an old book that came out in the 80s(i think), its a historical fiction, takes place in medieval times, another reason why I love it.

Ash
09-13-2007, 04:55 PM
Jurrassic Park by Michael Crichton.

And you should put the authors on the list too.

Deathwish
09-13-2007, 05:00 PM
Jurrassic Park by Michael Crichton.

And you should put the authors on the list too.

Will do.

And Prey by chrichton too.

Ash
09-13-2007, 05:02 PM
Oh, and The Lost World, Timeline, Andromeda Strain, Congo, and Eaters of the Dead.

I also reccomend Origin of Species and Decent of Man, both by Charles Darwin.

Deathwish
09-13-2007, 05:08 PM
So basically every book by Crichton?

General Douchington
09-13-2007, 05:08 PM
Oh whoops, Men Of Iron by Howard Pyle. It was published in 1919 actually, love the classics.

Ash
09-13-2007, 05:11 PM
So basically every book by Crichton?

Meh, I didn't like State of Fear, Airframe, or Sphere, so no.

Add them if you want.

Deathwish
09-13-2007, 05:12 PM
Meh, I didn't like State of Fear, Airframe, or Sphere, so no.

Add them if you want.

I thought State of fear was ok, never read the others.

ultramega
09-13-2007, 07:21 PM
I've read The House of the Scorpion, it's a great book. I recommend it.

DWDrums125
09-13-2007, 07:23 PM
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
What Ash said. I read it a while back and it's pretty good.

▄berschall
09-14-2007, 08:42 AM
"Lies of Silence" is pretty good. It's about that Ireland troubles.

Fridge.
09-14-2007, 10:08 AM
I like Eragon, and football hooligan books.

But thats just me.

Gray
09-14-2007, 10:32 AM
The Bible is quite a good read.

GunsnArmor
09-14-2007, 10:34 AM
Penrod and Sam - Booth Tarkington

Aswell as his other book, Penrod (the first one).

▄berschall
09-14-2007, 01:25 PM
The Bible is quite a good read.

Dunno, I'm not so into Sci-Fi.

GunsnArmor
09-14-2007, 01:28 PM
I find it more interesting than the book about the aliens that dropped bacteria on earth which somehow made humans.

2-D
09-14-2007, 04:47 PM
Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

Numeric
09-18-2007, 04:08 AM
Who did Cthulu, cause those books are great.

ultramega
09-19-2007, 06:05 PM
Oh yes, how did I forget it.

The Inheritance Trilogy. Eragon and Eldest - Christopher Paolini. The third book isn't out yet, though.

They are awesome books. The first one they made a movie out of last year. The book is MUCH better than the movie. They just totally beat the shit out of it and turned it in to crap for a film.

Bottom line: READ THESE BOOKS, NAO!

pagan
09-19-2007, 06:39 PM
The Kingdom of this World by Alejo Carpentier


It's about the Haitian rebellion and mixes magic up with reality, it's very fun. And a really short read too, it's like 180 pages.

funnyav
09-20-2007, 06:10 AM
If you need to be very depressed for some special occasion you might find Good Night Mister Tom a very good read.
They made me read it when I was 7 years old for school. It has a part where the mum straps a baby to a pipe in the basement and the main character who is a 8 year old boy keeps it alive with his body heat and it dies in his arms.


Goodnight Mister Tom (also Good Night, Mr. Tom) is a 1981 novel by Michelle Magorian. It follows a young boy named William Beech who is evacuated from London during the air-raids of World War II, and put into the care of an elderly reclusive man named Tom Oakley.

Numeric
09-20-2007, 06:26 AM
What the ****.
7 years old reading a book like that?

funnyav
09-20-2007, 07:46 AM
Yeah. It made me sick. Literally.

And then they made us watch the movie...

Now can you see why I changed schools?

V.Valentine
09-20-2007, 08:53 AM
I remember watching the film, but never reading it.

It was more or less the Teacher reading it out to me.

HowlingWolf
09-20-2007, 09:15 AM
I suggest the Warriors series, which is my fave books of all time.
It sounds weird, but its about clans of cats that live in the wild under a set of laws, called The Warrior Code.

Its violent and gory though, and I wouldn't give the books to a young kid.

ultramega
09-20-2007, 06:26 PM
I suggest the Warriors series, which is my fave books of all time.
It sounds weird, but its about clans of cats that live in the wild under a set of laws, called The Warrior Code.

Its violent and gory though, and I wouldn't give the books to a young kid.

Yeah, I loved those books when I read them a couple of years ago.

imported_SPARTAN_117
09-20-2007, 09:21 PM
honestly i dont like reading...but the few books ive read were good...
Tale of Desperaux
Series of Unfortunate Events
Fallen Angels
Flags of Our Fathers

ZŰn
09-21-2007, 07:40 AM
I don't like reading.

And... Harry Potter??

Covalence
09-21-2007, 02:40 PM
The Redwall series by Brian Jaques. Thirteen books so far. It's ongoing.
Of course, Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.
Then the sequel, Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan.
Also, the third book, Titan's Curse, by Rick Riordan. This series is ongoing too.

Deathbat.
09-22-2007, 04:07 PM
Animal farm-George Orwell

I doing that as a play this year.

Im ****ing nepolean!

leedon
09-25-2007, 12:05 AM
There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom!

Garuda
10-14-2007, 06:39 PM
I suggest reading Mark Twains book's, back to the old days of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain ftw.

NaTuRaL
10-15-2007, 02:51 PM
Eion Colfer did a lot of great books...
Artemis Fowl's
The Supernaturalist

There pretty easy reads but they're very good...
If you into English classics, The once and future king...1-4...the king arthur stories...The Da Vinci code if your not too religious...they're are so many...

Cereal Man
10-15-2007, 06:42 PM
Yes, the Artemis Fowl series if you don't want some sappy emotional suckup.


The protagonist is a 13 year old criminal mastermind.

Androu-
10-15-2007, 09:30 PM
I wish the fifth book would come out in paperback already.

NaTuRaL
10-16-2007, 02:59 PM
i got 5, its pretty good...

Cereal Man
10-16-2007, 08:18 PM
I haven't reead it yet, right now I'm finishing up The Warrior Heir. I have the 5th Artemis Fowl book on some file in my computer, I need to find it first.

JukeJuke
10-21-2007, 12:57 PM
The Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket. There is a 14th Chapter.

MiniMan
10-21-2007, 02:50 PM
Night Fall
by Nelson DeMille

If you like detective work, suspense or the x-files you'll love this book.

Fuckstick
11-03-2007, 07:55 PM
One of the best books I have ever read would have to be The Pig Man. RECOMENDED!! Not

I-Wha?
11-03-2007, 08:24 PM
What about the books by Matthew Reilly? Its really good, action-packed and lots of various types of weapons.

JukeJuke
11-03-2007, 09:17 PM
Both of you just bumped. Don't do it again.

Carteana
11-05-2007, 03:41 AM
What about the books by Matthew Reilly? Its really good, action-packed and lots of various types of weapons.

Although I have never read a Matthew Reilly book, I have heard nothing but good things about them.

RabbidWeezel
11-12-2007, 04:22 PM
Oh and Steven King. Most all of his books are wonderful.

Yeah. Add the Shining and Pet sematary to your list

Omega
11-29-2007, 04:38 PM
Yeah. Add the Shining and Pet sematary to your list

Pet Semetary was alright. It didn't really give me the chills as much as the movie, though.

Satyr
11-29-2007, 05:04 PM
So, um...

The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of The Labyrinth (Coming Soon)

The series is called Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

All by Rick Riordan

Bubba Jones
12-06-2007, 05:28 PM
Both of you just bumped. Don't do it again.




shut up faggot.

绫绽茳厝
02-14-2008, 02:13 AM
我需要一位即会英语又会中文的朋友...

It's a problem.!

elite34
03-05-2008, 11:31 AM
His Dark Materials Series
AKA: The Golden Compass

note: way ****ing better than the movie.

Deadface.
04-30-2008, 08:18 PM
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Now, while it seems like I'm trying to just push my zombie fetish, I really reccommend World War Z. It has a lot about politics, some satire, and it's just all-around genius. It's by Max Brooks.

I realize that this is a really old post of yours, but I just got to reading it, and it's quite amazing. I loved how he was able to portray himself as so many people, like he was actually interviewing a different person each time, be it a blind man from WWII speaking of his life and troubles, a scared little girl recalling a church scene, a pilot's story of trying to make her way to an interstate to get home, a Japanes teen explaining him repelling down an apartment building, etc. It actually seems like a big book of interviews, and it's just.. Gawd...

catfan
04-30-2008, 09:48 PM
The Exorcist by William Blatty. It's disturbing, but really good.

Schwa
04-30-2008, 11:04 PM
The Historian by Elisabeth Kostova,

I started reading it. It's pretty good, interesting, apparently it's a lot better if you've actually read Dracula. It does get kind of dry at points with the describing of scenery and such but I guess the author just uses it as a contrast to the story within a story that eventually becomes the story.

Jet
05-01-2008, 01:29 AM
the chronicles of fang.
lawl.

i actually wrote this book, and am posting it in chapters.
i am not going to tell you where it is incase mantha gets me for advertising.

also, anything by eoin colfer (pronounced 'owen', by the way')

leedon
05-02-2008, 09:39 PM
The Uglies
The Pretties
The Specials
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Midnighters- The secret Hour
Midnighters 2- Touching Darkness
Midnighters 3- Blue Noon

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
All of those are by the amazing Scott Westerfield. They're two different elaborate stories with a dark-like twist. Good for teens.
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The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer

This book is awesome. Just look it up in your library, they probably have it. Or Google it. It's well worth your time.

Kitsune
05-31-2008, 08:48 PM
And Then There Were None

<3

Nukem
06-01-2008, 03:17 PM
I'm surprised There isn't any Tom Clancy books on that list. although, I like to read the alex rider series for shits and giggles. (they're a good series too)

Guest.
06-01-2008, 03:58 PM
Alas, Babylon. I'd have to say it's one of the best books I've ever read.

Ash
06-04-2008, 03:40 PM
I realize that this is a really old post of yours, but I just got to reading it, and it's quite amazing. I loved how he was able to portray himself as so many people, like he was actually interviewing a different person each time, be it a blind man from WWII speaking of his life and troubles, a scared little girl recalling a church scene, a pilot's story of trying to make her way to an interstate to get home, a Japanes teen explaining him repelling down an apartment building, etc. It actually seems like a big book of interviews, and it's just.. Gawd...

Good to see you liked it.

Called
06-30-2008, 05:35 AM
All book by Matthew Reilly. They contain loads of action and gun fights. I seriously recommend them for fans of non-stop shooting/fights. And also I recommend the "A breif history of time" by Stephen Hawking. Good stuff. :Happy: Oh and the Artermis Fowl series, cracked me up.

Kero
07-29-2008, 04:29 PM
Someone please add : One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kasey.
Another old eye-opener reading-wise. I started re-reading it last week.

Cizzil
08-03-2008, 08:57 PM
the pendragon series
Dune series
Maximum ride
Eragon
Alex rider

Wartooth
08-03-2008, 09:01 PM
The whole Alex Rider series, it may be childish but i started reading them in 2001. By Anthony Horowitz I believe

Kitsune
09-04-2008, 08:51 PM
Crime and Punishment. Awesomebook is awesome.

bfsrox
09-04-2008, 10:22 PM
Watchmen - Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons (Artwork)

Cizzil
09-05-2008, 06:59 AM
hmmm, just recently read some stuff, anything by garth nix is pretty good.

Malice
09-20-2008, 02:18 AM
The darren shan saga's.
Demonata.
Vampires.
Very good.

Schwa
09-20-2008, 07:17 PM
Seriously guys, go to Barnes and Nobles and check out the classics section.

Leaf through the pages to make sure you can actually read it, and check out the back to make sure it's something interesting.

Either way they're usually only $5.

Sunder Forge
09-20-2008, 07:19 PM
I'm reading "Stephen King's - Rose Madder" right now
It's brilliant, I strongly suggest it.

WatchMen
09-20-2008, 08:17 PM
If any of you were remotely interested in World War Z, than you will love Scott Sigler's Infected. It features a type of writing that is incredibly unique, like nothing I've seen before. Any person who is into zombies will love this book.

▀ub
11-09-2008, 06:57 PM
Deathwish, please put the Redwall series by Brian Jacques up there. If you're not familiar with the series,
I'm sure you'll recognize some of the covers (there are 21 entries in the series so far):

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/039921741X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpghttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/0441005993.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://a0.vox.com/6a00e398ac16d3000300e398baf7900002-500pihttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/0441006930.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0441001866.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpghttp://www.weymouth.ma.us/CMS200Sample/uploadedimages/redwall.jpg

Narcotic Jew
11-09-2008, 09:07 PM
"I had a boner that could cut glass."

Little Brother, Cory Doctorow

raraldor
11-22-2008, 11:04 PM
I am new to this forum so I thought I wouldpost my 2 cents worth. I have read a few of the books reccomended,but I strongly reccomend R.A. Salvatore's Legend of Drizzt series. its based in the Forgotten Realms universe so its basically for fantasy buffs only.

MoD
12-02-2008, 09:18 AM
All 30 + Terry Pratchett Discworld books.

Kitsune
12-02-2008, 09:08 PM
Preacher Comics. :D
http://www.dccomics.com/media/desktop_patterns/Preacher_1_1280x1024.jpg
DC Comics of course...... :D

Covalence
12-03-2008, 01:11 PM
so many bumps

I already recommended the Redwall Series a long time ago, and The gThief stuff. I just read Animal Farm in class, it was pretty cool.

Fallen
12-03-2008, 05:41 PM
Y The Last Man by Brian K Vaughn
A Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Kitsune
12-04-2008, 09:31 PM
The Oedipus Cycle.

Really easy reading with an amazing story.

Bonk
12-04-2008, 11:21 PM
The first Redwall was good.

But all the others were exactly the same thing, just with a different evil army and a different place to defend.

▀ub
01-20-2009, 10:38 PM
Deathwish, you put the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but that doesn't include the hobbit. INCLUDE IT PLEASE ;0

Narcotic Jew
01-20-2009, 11:13 PM
I Am Legend

Harry Potter series

sasuke21
01-22-2009, 11:34 AM
what about the eragon books? (inheritance cycle)

Flashorama
01-22-2009, 05:52 PM
what about the eragon books? (inheritance cycle)

Oh you mean LotR. Must've mistyped there....

Ampersand
01-22-2009, 07:29 PM
Actually, he meant Star Wars.

Anyway, a series I've recently gotten into is Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

It's kind of a young adult series, but they're pretty awesome, especiall if you're into Greek mythology.

▀ub
01-25-2009, 02:26 AM
Jarhead .

Scarecrow
01-25-2009, 02:31 AM
Mark Twain's "The Mysterious Stranger" (http://www.shsu.edu/~eng_wpf/authors/Twain/Mysterious-Stranger.htm)

Made a nihilist out of me

stickfanatic666
02-10-2009, 12:09 PM
Gene Wolfe's "Book of the New Sun" series, completely amazing.

MoD
02-10-2009, 03:55 PM
The Mordants Need series by Stephen Donaldson

And just for shits and giggles

All of the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever books as well, by the same guy

sasuke21
02-12-2009, 10:56 AM
Oh you mean LotR. Must've mistyped there....

no i did not:Sweating:

Kieran.
02-13-2009, 11:48 AM
The sword of truth series.... Very good...

artha14
02-14-2009, 02:05 PM
uh lets see... pendragon is a good series... oh and the tales of the immortal nicolose flamel! hmm and uhh tales of a 4th grade nothing... Loser (thats the title)..... uh diary of a wimpy kid.

The_Hayabusa36187
03-01-2009, 01:09 PM
The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara
It just goes to show you that even Communists want to end suffering.

Oh, and I am an Anarchist for the record. Not a Communist. Just look up to him because he wanted all to be equal.

Jeremy
03-07-2009, 08:08 PM
The bible, I heard its pretty great for learning how to love people.

Garuda
03-07-2009, 08:24 PM
The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara
It just goes to show you that even Communists want to end suffering.

Oh, and I am an Anarchist for the record. Not a Communist. Just look up to him because he wanted all to be equal.


Wait, your one of those faggots who think they are badass because they think no rules are awesome?


Please say no.

alive
03-08-2009, 09:46 AM
The bible, I heard its pretty great for learning how to love people.

I would advice reading it in hebrew, though. The English translation really isn't that great.

Ash
03-08-2009, 11:54 AM
The bible, I heard its pretty great for learning how to love people.

Stick to the New Testament, though, and ignore the bit about Jesus condeming a fig tree to death.

You know, just stick to The Faith and Moral Teachings of Jesus and Nazareth, it's a lot better than any normal bible. It's got nothing but the good stuff.


I also reccomend The Lost Girls by Alan Moore.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Girls

Kegman
03-08-2009, 06:39 PM
Jean-Paul Sarte - Nausea

sounds abit poncy, but it contains my favourite bit of any book i've ever read


I lean my forehead
against the windowpane. That old woman annoys me. She trots along obstinately, with unseeing eyes.
Sometimes she stops, frightened, as if an invisible fear had brushed against her. There she is under my
window, the wind blows her skirts against her knees. She stops, straightens her kerchief. Her hands
tremble. She is off again: now I can see her from the back. Old wood louse! I suppose she's going to
turn right, into the Boulevard Victor-Noir. That gives her a hundred yards to go: it will take her ten
minutes at the rate she's going, ten minutes during which time I shall stay like this, watching her, my
forehead glued against the window. She is going to stop twenty times, start again, stop again . . .
I see the future. It is there, poised over the street, hardly more dim than the present. What
advantage will accrue from its realisation:1 The old woman stumps further and further away, she stops,
pulls at a grey lock of hair which escapes from her kerchief. She walks, she was there, now she is here
... I don't know where I am any more: do I see her motions, or do I foresee them? I can no longer
distinguish present from future and yet it lasts, it happens little by little; the old woman advances in
the deserted street, shuffling her heavy, mannish brogues. This is time, time laid bare, coming slowly
into existence, keeping us waiting, and when it does come making us sick because we realise it's been
there for a long time. The old woman reaches the corner of the street, no more than a bundle of black
clothes. All right then, it's new, she wasn't there a little while ago. But it's a tarnished deflowered
newness, which can never surprise. She is going to turn the corner, she turnsŚduring an eternity.

Fallen
03-08-2009, 07:09 PM
The Motorcycle Diaries - Che Guevara
It just goes to show you that even Communists want to end suffering.

Oh, and I am an Anarchist for the record. Not a Communist. Just look up to him because he wanted all to be equal.

Like Anarchist, Che is a faggot.

Covalence
03-09-2009, 01:00 PM
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

getting into it now, it's pretty good

1.Shot.1.Kill
03-31-2009, 01:34 PM
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky

stickfanatic666
07-09-2009, 03:30 PM
The Elegant Universe
The Dark Tower
The Book of the New Sun

Start reading... :P

_slanted_
07-09-2009, 08:45 PM
"The Stranger"(L'Etranger) by Albert Camus

the best book i read in my English class(ironically a french book, we read the English translation), it's a very quick and easy read.

"The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" by Douglas Adams

a great comedy made into a shitty movie a few years ago, it was also made into a TV series, and i believe a British play at one point.

Real
07-22-2009, 11:49 PM
Anything by Dan Brown is good.

Books in the Sigma series by James Rollins are good.

David Baldacci and Dean Koontz are okay.

nouve
07-29-2009, 12:05 AM
house of leaves

Schwa
07-30-2009, 02:14 PM
A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Honestly probably one of the best books I've ever read (in the middle of reading it)

So far it has made me laugh out loud at least once.

BlisS
09-23-2009, 05:57 PM
Some books i couldn't stop reading.

Pendragon series. D.J. Machale
Cirque Du Freak series darren shan
Artemis Fowl series Eoin Colfer
Gym Candy by Carl Deuker
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
stephen king is a good writer.
of mice and men was a good class read so was animal farm.
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare Great BOOK!

Teh_One
10-01-2009, 05:55 PM
here are some books that i loved and still read:

Snow Crash -Neal Stephenson (great book, its actually has some Sumerian myths in it along with different versons of the bible. oh yeah, its kind of about hacking.)

the diamond age (by the same guy, this one is about nanotechnology.)

Tom Sawyer- mark twain (great book, i loved it. :D)

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (****ing amazing book! i am rereading it for class. :D:D)

Travels with Charley in search of America- John Steinbeck (this is one of the best books i have ever. EVER. read. i absolutely loved it.)

Cade
10-10-2009, 07:42 PM
I pretty much liked The Tale-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe.

Hiccups
10-12-2009, 07:09 PM
I started reading a pretty good story. It's interesting so far.

Sunrise over Fallujah - Walter Dean Myers

Spleko
11-13-2009, 04:24 PM
WATCHMEN is without question the greatest book i have ever read. i could go on and on and on about how perfect it is. but I wont. To put it simply, it has an amazing plot, amazingly developed characters, amazing artwork since its a graphic novel, and amazing amazingness.

Farenheit 451 is also pretty good.

Cook
11-14-2009, 03:03 PM
i liked watchmen a lot too.

a great book is also Contact: Harvest. probably the best halo book for me. especially the end.

b0mb
11-28-2009, 03:21 PM
Triplanetary
First Lensman
Galactic Patrol
Grey Lensman
Second Stage Lensmen
Children of the Lens

above all by E. E. Doc Smith
As the individual books, or Chronicles of the Lensmen, Volumes 1 and 2.

A bit dated, but a great science fiction story.

suicidalbananah
12-07-2009, 10:52 AM
I like the Edge Chronicles. And yeh sticky this.


Highfive, man. Edge Chronicles are pretty good.

suicidalbananah
12-07-2009, 10:55 AM
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare Great BOOK!

Second Quote FTW. Dude, highfive again. The whole Mortal Instruments series was wonderful. I reread the first and second book once I was done. :Embarrassed:

Flood
12-24-2009, 02:52 AM
has anyone read World War Z? and is it good?

Sunder Forge
12-24-2009, 02:59 PM
has anyone read World War Z? and is it good?
Yes, it's a must read, so ****ing read it.

Flood
12-24-2009, 08:00 PM
ill be sure to pick it up at the ****ing library

Scarecrow
12-24-2009, 08:08 PM
by the way, did anybody mention that "recommended" is misspelled in the thread title yet?

LunarDeath
02-04-2010, 01:19 PM
ClockWork Orange by Anthony Burgees
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A must read for those who love literature

Cook
02-04-2010, 06:44 PM
ClockWork Orange by Anthony Burgees
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A must read for those who love literatureI love you so much.

52xM
02-05-2010, 06:55 AM
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, by Philip K. Dick.
Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut.
Every Damn Sherlock Holmes book, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

And goodness, has no one recommended the HHTTG-series yet?
If so;
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams.

Shanto
02-10-2010, 02:34 PM
Airman.

Just read it. Probably one of my favorite books I've ever read.

ani
02-13-2010, 08:58 PM
I noticed that The Count of Monte Crisco is on the list, I'm reading that book right now. I recommend Lord of The Flies.

Sumfink
04-13-2010, 03:01 PM
This thing still alive?

I reccomend A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain.

And if you read only one sci-fi book in your life, it should be Ilium by Dan Simmons. 3 completely different settings and storylines, based on the works of Homer and Shakespeare.

CustomWeapon
04-03-2012, 12:38 AM
I would reccommend "Sabriel" "Lirael" and "Abhorsen" by Garth Nix. Great fantasy that's really absorbing <3

SmallBoy02
08-09-2012, 02:01 PM
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I don't know if it's a great book because I don't usually read a book. But It was very interesting :3

Skyshark
08-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Try "Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. Haven't finished the first one yet, but I'm really enjoying it so far. Very well-written fantasy novel.

EDIT: Lot of bumped topics recently. :\

NikolaiSummers
10-10-2012, 05:20 PM
Did anyone say KBL: Kill Bin Laden by John Weisman yet?

Sharpeggio
01-14-2013, 06:37 AM
All The Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
if you want to get crazy deep into literature.

Omen
01-15-2013, 03:47 PM
I just finnished: Geist by Philippa Ballantine.(truly brilliant book)
What im looking forward to read:
Joe Abercombie-The Blade itself(if good then read on the series)
R.A. Salvatore-The Thousand Orks(i belive its a trilogy)
yeah im a fantasy freak xP

m0ntana
01-17-2013, 08:36 PM
You should add "Hatchet", or "Jason's Gold" to the list. I read both of these books, and enjoyed them every much.

Triss
02-04-2013, 08:19 AM
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The 39 Clues (Many authors)

Jombloxx
02-04-2013, 08:21 AM
The Giver by Lois Lowry
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The 39 Clues (Many authors)

:O the 39 clues - i remember even a game but never played it still it was looking cool :D

Serenity
03-02-2013, 02:37 AM
You should put Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzzanne Collins.

Sweeto
03-02-2013, 03:01 AM
I suggest "White-Fang" or "The Call of the Wild" (both by Jack London). They're very realistic! The first one is about a wolf and the second one is about a dog. It's about the time of "The Gold Rush" In the far north. If you like adventures novels I'm sure you'll like these ones.

Leokill
03-02-2013, 03:51 AM
I'd recommend checking out the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, if you're a fan of history or fantasy. The premise is basically: "What if there were dragons during the time of Napoleon when France was in war with England?"
Basically, dragons are trained to be used in the war by having soldiers pilot them. It tells a really good story of the bond between humans and the dragons. (No, these are not the stupid beast like dragons that are sometimes seen in western fantasy, they can talk and are often as smart of even smarter than humans.)

Sweeto
03-02-2013, 05:09 AM
I'd recommend checking out the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, if you're a fan of history or fantasy. The premise is basically: "What if there were dragons during the time of Napoleon when France was in war with England?"
Basically, dragons are trained to be used in the war by having soldiers pilot them. It tells a really good story of the bond between humans and the dragons. (No, these are not the stupid beast like dragons that are sometimes seen in western fantasy, they can talk and are often as smart of even smarter humans.)
Looks interesting for me. I'll probably check for it.

Quantum
04-26-2013, 08:17 AM
A good read would be most of Kurt Vonnegut's works. I am currently on SlaughterHouse-Five which is a definite recommendation!

Automaton
04-26-2013, 01:50 PM
The Picture of Dorian Gray. Best book I have ever read, I finished it a couple of days ago. Explores art, beauty, human nature, the "soul", philosophy. Has the best characters that I have ever seen (read). Lord Henry Wotton kept me on the edge of my seat whenever he went on one of his little speeches about pleasure and youth and beauty.

As a side-note, I decided to start watching the film. Turned it off after 20 minutes, it's dreadful. Nothing like the book, didn't capture what it was really about. I know I only watched 20 minutes so it's not a proper judgement, but I didn't want to spoil my memory of the story with it.

The Organization
06-22-2013, 09:19 PM
anything written by Sir. Arthur C. Clarke
Especially the Space Odyssey series, Time Odyssey Series, and The last theorem

Rochedan
06-23-2013, 04:35 AM
New spring - Robert Jordan

It's a high-fantasy novel about medieval times with magic and dark creatures. It's a series of books FOURTEEN in total. And they are great to read.
I absolutely suggest this one to be put in the list.

ErrorBlender
06-23-2013, 04:46 AM
^I am already reading the Wheel Of Time Series which has that. It is a nice read and has breath taking events. I agree that this is not a book to be missed.

World War Z - Max Brooks
-The book is documentary type and I love every aspect of it. It shows the hardships of man against the Zombie plague. To me, the book was better than the movie but either way both were great. I highly suggest reading the book.

Codincx
08-08-2013, 02:56 AM
The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny

This series is realy good. It works around a fantasy idea of the multiverse, with the only real world being the Curt of Amber, rest of them being shadows to this. I remember reading the fourh in less than 30 minutes. Without trying to read fast. I caught me in it's story, alot. I strongly reccomend it!

Firefly
08-08-2013, 07:31 AM
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Really really really great book, and it's a classic so if you haven't read it, you're missing out. In fact Russian literature never fails to disappoint. It tends to bring out both a darkness and beam of light in human nature and it's wonderful.

WizardKnight
08-08-2013, 08:02 AM
The silver chair.
It's the 2nd to the last Narnia book and it has more adventures than the rest of Narnia books. It's fun to read and you can't resist to read it.

Codincx
09-03-2013, 06:39 AM
Well, can I ask for a recommandation?

Does anyone know a good sword&sorcery style book? (Not a fantasy book, one that follows the old S&S template)

Wyrmspawn
12-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Well, can I ask for a recommandation?

Does anyone know a good sword&sorcery style book? (Not a fantasy book, one that follows the old S&S template)
Not sure what a sword and sorcery style book is; but if you're looking for something like the Inheritance Chronicles or the Lord of the Rings, I recommend the Belgariad, by David Eddings. It's a five-part fantasy epic that depicts a struggle for power in a game of Destiny.

Pawn of Prophecy
Queen of Sorcery
The Magician's Gambit
Castle of Wizardry
Enchanter's Endgame

I couldn't find the last two books... they're not available in my area, but I read the first three and I found them more compelling than the Inheritance Cycles, with a clear-set storyline that the latter lacked.

Edit: The Inheritance Cycles left too many plotlines unaddressed. Who, or What, was Angela? Was her master, the mad wizard whom Eragon met in the last book, the only other person besides the three Riders who knew the True Name of the Ancient Language?

Also, there were two awkward plotline advances in the third and fourth book - there was no foreshadowing at all to the sudden introduction of the Hearts of Hearts. In the fourth book, also, an obvious (and arguably unnecessary) Deus Ex Machina. What the hell was the Spear doing in the hands of a no-name lordling who held a city Galbatorix expected to fall? And why would that lordling give the spear to a knight who was obviously no match for the dragon he was supposed to kill?

iarentevil
12-11-2013, 02:07 PM
I always thought the Inheritance Cycle had a pretty clear storyline.
Another good series of books is "The Night Angels" Trilogy, consisting of
The Way of Shadows
Shadow's Edge
Beyond the Shadows

RichardLongflop
12-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Any Terry Pratchett book. His books can parody and saterise real-day issues and keep you laughing. It's brilliant stuff.

Atomicapple
12-15-2013, 02:27 PM
The song of ice and fire series. Although kind of long its pretty good.

iarentevil
12-15-2013, 04:40 PM
James Rollins/Dan Brown are very good authors. As is Harlan Coben.

Bluur
12-15-2013, 04:49 PM
I recommend reading, if you are interested in fictions containing werewolves and vampires, The Harry Dresden Files by Jim Butcher and the Night side series by Simon R. Green.

zawmbee
12-15-2013, 04:50 PM
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Ya'll too racist in this forum. You need to get learned.

iarentevil
12-15-2013, 05:30 PM
For vampires I liked the "Cirque Du Freak" series (If I spelt it correctly)

Kyra
12-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Anything by Stephen King

Yeeeeeees.

And might I recommend a book by Stephen King's son.

'Horns' by Joe Hill

ErrorBlender
12-31-2013, 11:33 PM
I'd suggest the Divergent Series, Looking Glass Wars and DoppleGanger Chronicles. They're all good. :)

Also, find the Jaunt by Stephen King. Its creepy. :D

poisonchocolate
01-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Don't put this book on the list, but... I mean, I know the book is about a horrible and completely false topic, but I highly suggest reading the "Mein Kampf" by Adolph Hitler, not because of his opinions, but because he was just so incredibly intelligent. For example, my favorite quote of all time:

“The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”

--Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

Anyways, yeah.

iarentevil
01-29-2014, 06:15 PM
Poison you are right, he was very intelligent. He was also very passionate and believed in what he spoke.
To himself, he wasn't a villain. This is how he recruited such an army and became the fuhrer.

That quote is also scary, because it's slowly happening in modern day America.

Good books to read:

The Giver (really feeling intense, not much action)
Lord of the Flies (also feeling intense, but it also has some very fast paced/creepy scenes.)
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (Much more action, it has great story and is about assassins), Specific names being "Way of Shadows", "Shadow's Edge", and "Beyond the Shadows". This trilogy also has to do alot with people themselves.
The Inheritance cycle, or the "Eragon" series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance).

Sylor
02-21-2014, 02:38 PM
https://filer.case.edu/dts8/thelastq.htm

Read,read,read, it's short.

Wyrmspawn
02-25-2014, 02:59 AM
Can I recommend reading creepypastas? Just go to Creepypasta.com and search the ratings index to find the very best. Here's a hint: They're best enjoyed when drunk, and alone in a dark house. Sometimes it even makes you see things...

Matthew Murphy
04-07-2014, 07:43 PM
What about Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan? It has 4 books already!

Lethal
04-26-2014, 06:10 PM
The Divine Comedy.

Its a very good read. after playing the game in the psp, I decided to read the eBook and it was FANTASTIC. Some words are hard to understand but im already hooked at this poem.

Munisylc
05-25-2014, 09:22 PM
The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell- A VERY good book.

The Spearwielder Trilogy by R.A. Salvatore- Pretty good fantasy series

The Circle series by Ted Dekker

Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull

Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley


Do webseries count? Because if they do, I'd recommend:

Worm (http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-1-gestation/1-01/) by wildbow

Mage
05-26-2014, 05:46 AM
Poison you are right, he was very intelligent. He was also very passionate and believed in what he spoke.
To himself, he wasn't a villain. This is how he recruited such an army and became the fuhrer.

That quote is also scary, because it's slowly happening in modern day America.

Good books to read:

The Giver (really feeling intense, not much action)
Lord of the Flies (also feeling intense, but it also has some very fast paced/creepy scenes.)
The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks (Much more action, it has great story and is about assassins), Specific names being "Way of Shadows", "Shadow's Edge", and "Beyond the Shadows". This trilogy also has to do alot with people themselves.
The Inheritance cycle, or the "Eragon" series (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance).

I shall say that Hitler was very intelligent and would love to see how history would have played out if he was around for 3 years longer only because he was expected to get to the moon in 1949 and his designs for landing on the moon where we did the shuttle and moon lander was his original idea... If we didn't take his scientists and blueprints for space America would have lost the space race

Also America is becoming shit and I am leaving once I finish college

Book wise now
Eragon- it's really long but so worth reading, that book has its slow parts but when it picks up it is amazing and time passes by without realizing it
Lord of the flies-okay that was so so... I mean all it really shows is how humans really are and that we are the real monster that we fear
The Giver-okay not going to lie on this I only read like half the book because we were suppose to read it in 7th grade but it decent... There is another book that has the givers main character years later in a village with the baby he took with but many years later but it follows someone else and it was worth reading

Now for a book series I'll recommend
Halo- now it's not what you think... Halo doesn't follow the master chief around only the second book the flood does and it is just Halo one but gives more details... But Halo books are great the beginning is slow but they great and they are descriptive... The forerunner books are best ones in my opinion because they explain how this great race fell and how the humans and the Covent were allies long ago
Hatchet- I haven't seen that book in years but I still remember it and it is a shorter book, there is a second book but it isn't as good, plus the second book you don't have to read... But Hatchet is about a boy going to visit his father in Canada and his mom gives him a hatchet to take with and the pilot dies during flight and the boy survives the plane crash (hurt badly at first) and has to survive with only what's on him and his hatchet hence where the name of the book comes from

SaulMurphy
05-28-2014, 03:42 AM
I shall say that Hitler was very intelligent and would love to see how history would have played out if he was around for 3 years longer only because he was expected to get to the moon in 1949 and his designs for landing on the moon where we did the shuttle and moon lander was his original idea... If we didn't take his scientists and blueprints for space America would have lost the space race

Also America is becoming shit and I am leaving once I finish college

Book wise now
Eragon- it's really long but so worth reading, that book has its slow parts but when it picks up it is amazing and time passes by without realizing it
Lord of the flies-okay that was so so... I mean all it really shows is how humans really are and that we are the real monster that we fear
The Giver-okay not going to lie on this I only read like half the book because we were suppose to read it in 7th grade but it decent... There is another book that has the givers main character years later in a village with the baby he took with but many years later but it follows someone else and it was worth reading

Now for a book series I'll recommend
Halo- now it's not what you think... Halo doesn't follow the master chief around only the second book the flood does and it is just Halo one but gives more details... But Halo books are great the beginning is slow but they great and they are descriptive... The forerunner books are best ones in my opinion because they explain how this great race fell and how the humans and the Covent were allies long ago
Hatchet- I haven't seen that book in years but I still remember it and it is a shorter book, there is a second book but it isn't as good, plus the second book you don't have to read... But Hatchet is about a boy going to visit his father in Canada and his mom gives him a hatchet to take with and the pilot dies during flight and the boy survives the plane crash (hurt badly at first) and has to survive with only what's on him and his hatchet hence where the name of the book comes from

Indeed, Hitler was. But he did have hundreds of scientists working for him, so yeah...

My Opinions on books mentioned:
Eragon: Written by a kid and it shows. Couldn't get past the first few chapters at all. 1st book is great, 2nd is okay, 3rd and 4th is boring as hell.
Lord of the Flies: One of the best literary works ever. Capturing the true nature of humans within the most raw element and completely applicable to every day life. The book now and not the movie. The movie is horrid.
The Giver: Never read it.

Halo: Fan Fiction
Hatchet: Never read it.

OKAY! My suggestions to this interesting thread.

The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan. - Long, descriptive, deep. Action is here and there, but it is a world I would love to be part of and is so imaginative I love it. Only on book 8 out of 14.
A song of fire and ice by George R.R. Martin. - The Game of Thrones books. Say what you want, but this is actually good. The TV series doesn't actually cover most of the awesomeness of this series.
Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. - Read it as a teen and would recommend it to everyone. Will leave you laughing for days.

TheComicGeekZ
05-30-2014, 07:34 PM
War of The Worlds by H.G Wells is a good one.
Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Colins is also a good one.

merich1
06-01-2014, 09:22 AM
Mistborn trilogy, and Alloy of Law too, by Brandon Sanderson?

Surprised it has gone unmentioned, Sanderson's books are pure gold.

Ares
09-17-2014, 02:50 AM
I recommend The Sword of Truth.

Serenity
11-22-2014, 08:18 PM
These are love stories (be warned):
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Fault In Our Star by John Green
Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

TwitchyPidge
03-06-2015, 06:25 PM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
Hop-Frog, The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe
Eyes Like Stars
The Pet Semetary, Steven King

Preserve
03-17-2015, 08:12 PM
The autobiography of Malcom X
The Catcher in the Rye
Native Son
For Whom The Bell Tolls
The Giver
A Separate Peace
Catch22
Of Mice and Men
anything by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Rachel's Tears
Strength To Love
Farenheit 451
Lord of The Flies

are all my favorite books.

Munisylc
03-24-2015, 12:22 PM
The Last Angel (http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-last-angel.244209/)
The prologue is directly under the table of contents.

ErrorBlender
12-23-2015, 01:47 AM
I suggest these ones:
Dorothy Must Die | The Wicked Will Rise

IgnusBurns
02-03-2017, 09:00 AM
Hmmm, just saw this thread, gotta say I like reading, so here's my suggestions:

The Pendragon Series by DJ Machale: A friend got me to read these (There's ten of 'em) and I really like them. They're mainly fantasy with touches of science fiction here and there, and a good plot to boot. Definitely at least worth reading the first one in my opinion.

Anything by R.A. Salvatore: I've heard a lot about this author from people I hang out with, I can't suggest just one, because the guy's written like, over thirty books in his series, all of which I hear are pretty good. So I'd recommend checking these out.

Draou
02-03-2017, 07:09 PM
Mistborn trilogy, and Alloy of Law too, by Brandon Sanderson?

Surprised it has gone unmentioned, Sanderson's books are pure gold.

Heck yeah!
Jumping on the Sanderson hype train, I'd like to recommend the Stormlight Archive series.

FalconX578
06-24-2017, 08:20 PM
Okay, quick question. How are Rick Riordan's books not on here. Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and even Magnus Chase are legends. In my opinion anyway.

Chromium7
06-24-2017, 09:32 PM
Okay, quick question. How are Rick Riordan's books not on here. Percy Jackson, Kane Chronicles, and even Magnus Chase are legends. In my opinion anyway.

Rick's shown up here a few times now:


So, um...

The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of The Labyrinth (Coming Soon)

The series is called Percy Jackson and The Olympians.

All by Rick Riordan


What about Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan? It has 4 books already!

But don't panic, this isn't the first time this has happened. I know Watchmen got mentioned two or three times despite it being on the OP, saw a couple mentions for Eragon / the Inheritance series, two for Terry Pratchett's works, and so on. People have gone on to nominate a good amount of the same few books and there's not a whole lot to be done to stop them.

For future reference though, for anyone interested and new to this whole thing, the 'Search Thread' tool up at the top right corner is pretty helpful for checking to see what titles have been posted before you make a recommendation, or for any readers out there, a good way to keep from checking out the same book twice if your goal's just to read down the line. No one's making you, but just a tip.

Also hey guys, this thread's active again. If anyone wants to post some more books, there's no better time than the present. I'd recommend the Hellblazer series for starters -- that's the John Constantine character's Vertigo series. I'd name authors and artists but I recall it having gone through several. But to my knowledge, it's one of the longest ongoing series' in which the characters were allowed to age in real time, or as close as you can really get to it in a graphic novel. I'll be on Volume 4 once I can get my hands on a copy of it and I'm liking it a lot so far; volume 2's a favorite of mine. There are some mature themes in there though, so it's not something I'd hand over to a minor.

Azarel CS.777
08-17-2017, 09:47 PM
I suggest the Inkworld Series - Cornelia Funke and the Tunnels Series - Roderick Gordon & Brian Williams

Chromium7
10-17-2018, 07:42 PM
I really enjoyed Becky Chambers' Wayfarer series. They're set in a future where humanity's made it into an alien galaxy by the skin of their teeth and has had a couple of generations to settle in. Each book is with a different cast of characters with loose connections to the ones from previous books. There are some solid characters and some impressive world-building in every book that I really enjoyed. Chambers has a way of staying true to the title of the book with no real deviations (ie; "The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet" is exactly what it sounds like) while managing to both keep the dull moments that would come with that interesting, and throwing in just enough twists and turns to keep you guessing in regards to the core plot of the book. Would highly recommend this series.

Aside from that all I've been reading lately are like self-help books and comics. Vern was recommending "The Art of Dramatic Writing," by Lajos Egri to people, which I haven't read yet, but he's been carrying on about it to the point where I most likely will. Seems like something else worth reading to me.

Crank
10-19-2018, 12:19 AM
I for sure thought I'd already recommended the one book I read in the past several years. Huh.

If you're familiar with Cracked, Chris Bucholz is the guy who wrote all fake apologies, notes and shit, (http://www.cracked.com/blog/greatest-note-ever-left-dented-car/) and also this book. It's about a generational ship (A spaceship on a journey so long all the initial inhabitants will be long dead and it will be another generation arriving at the destination, to those unfamiliar), a couple engineers who enjoy theft and shenanigans, a doctor from the past (in the past), a murder, and the conspiracy that it leads to. Most importantly though, it's hilarious depending on your sense of humor.

Positioning the tool, she drilled a tiny hole in the panel above her. Applying light pressure to the cutter, she listened to the torch as it cut through the sandwiched materials into the room above. A change in pitch announced the end of the cut, at which point she turned off the tool and tucked it back in her webbing. Her hand returned with a micro-lube gun. Positioning it in the hole she'd just made, she began threading the sturdy tube up until she was confident it had breached the threshold of the floor above. Pausing, she rolled her shoulders, releasing the tension that had crept into her neck. After a deep breath, she reached down to her right hip and delicately detached the sack of urine from the webbing. Carefully, she twisted off the cap of the sack and slid the lube gun's feed tube into it. She exhaled. Slowly, she depressed the trigger of the lube gun.

"Ahhhhhhhhhhhh."

The contents of the satchel traveled up the tube at high velocity, ejecting over a small patch of floor in the room above. The donor of the urine was not Stein herself, but a gentleman by the name of Gerald Lehman, a Marker. Lehman had not known he was donating the urine at the time, and indeed would have been impressively paranoid if he had. A small device attached to the trap underneath his toilet had been collecting his urine for days, a trap implanted during a similar subterranean raid a week earlier. But however upset Mr. Lehman might be after discovering the theft of his urine, it would pale beside how he'd feel if he knew its ultimate destination: the living room of Sebastian Krol, leader of the Markers, and his nominal boss.