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Old 09-27-2009, 01:35 AM #64
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Faith of the Fallen - Terry Goodkind

The Sword of Truth Series in general is my all-time favorite book series...(Terry Goodkind)
Really? Although I admit that I found Faith of the Fallen to be one of the better of the last six or so of the series, I enjoyed Temple of the Winds much more. From Soul of the Fire pretty much right through Confessor, the series started to grow stale, right until the last book when it took a sudden and lazy rush. Almost as if Goodkind just realized he worked himself into a corner and came up with a very weak conclusion to be done with it.

He still told some good stories, and he managed to put a lot of depth into his characters. In fact, until I started reading Steven Erikson, it was my favorite fantasy series.
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:46 AM #65
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:00 PM #66
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Thought this was the literature forum? Why so many mentions of nonfictions?

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Old 10-27-2009, 11:29 PM #67
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1984 by George Orwell
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Whats Farenheit 451 and 1984 about? I tried to read the synopsis on wikipedia, but dont want to go to far to ruin it
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:19 PM #68
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Whats Farenheit 451 and 1984 about? I tried to read the synopsis on wikipedia, but dont want to go to far to ruin it
You've probably heard some things from 1984, you just may not know that they originated from the book. It's a definite read that birthed a lot of political philosophies still alive today. It also coined many popular expressions like "Big Brother," "Thought Police" and "Doublethink". It's set in a dystopian futuristic society where the entire populace is monitored and controlled by the government. I'm sure that sounds cliche, and it is... now... but 1984 was decades ahead of its time. It's an amazing book.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:16 PM #69
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My favourite book is " Black Noir "
Its the Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Stories. I read it twice.
You should read it. I'm damn sure you like it.
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:16 PM #70
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You've probably heard some things from 1984, you just may not know that they originated from the book. It's a definite read that birthed a lot of political philosophies still alive today. It also coined many popular expressions like "Big Brother," "Thought Police" and "Doublethink". It's set in a dystopian futuristic society where the entire populace is monitored and controlled by the government. I'm sure that sounds cliche, and it is... now... but 1984 was decades ahead of its time. It's an amazing book.
He's right. I think it was written in the 1940s. It pretty much mirrored a totalitarianism regime.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:43 PM #71
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Old 11-14-2009, 12:49 PM #73
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Old 12-11-2009, 03:16 AM #78
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Faith of the Fallen - Terry Goodkind

The Sword of Truth Series in general is my all-time favorite book series...(Terry Goodkind)
This guy speaks the truth. The Sword of Truth series is the best I have read, and I read a lot. The first book in the series (and the best in my opinion) is Wizards First Rule.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:52 AM #82
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Thought this was the literature forum? Why so many mentions of nonfictions?

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Gravity's Rainbow - Thomas Pynchon
Ever read some terrible non fictions?

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Old 12-29-2009, 10:16 PM #83
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He's right. I think it was written in the 1940s. It pretty much mirrored a totalitarianism regime.
Written in 1948.. hence the title 1984..probably the only thing I remember from 10th grade literature class. Although it was an excellent book.

Slaughterhouse-Five was excellent, I also just recently read the pillars of the earth which although at times was a bit graphic for my taste in books was overall and excellent story of life death and living in the medieval times. I strongly recommend picking it up. Don't be discouraged by the whole church aspect of the story which is a large aspect... im an atheist and I still found it incredibly good.
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