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LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


This is the general "recommend me a book" thread for The Book Barn, SA's own forum for books and book related activities. Like Reading Rainbow, but for Something Awful.

Have you heard of "book" ? Do you think "Book" might be for you? Have you at some point read a book and think others might want to share in your risque predilections?

If so, join in, throw down! Tell people about books you have liked and/or books you would like to know about or books you think other people might like to know about.

Specific guidelines for people looking for suggestions:
  • Try to be clear about what you're looking for.
  • If it's something specific, say so. If it's a vague direction, say so.
  • Sometimes it's helpful to mention an author or title that you already know you like (i.e., "I liked A Song of Ice and Fire, are there any other good books about tits and dragons?")

Specific guidelines for suggestions:
  • Explain why you think people might like the book -- don't just throw out a title and say "it's awesome", explain why ("I liked the parts with the tits, also the parts with the dragons")
  • Try to recommend something specific, whether it be an author or a book.
  • If you're responding to someone's request, and recommend something they didn't ask for, make sure you say why the person asking for romance might enjoy what appears to be a murder-mystery on the surface.
  • If your recommendation is lengthy, try to do a tl;dr sentence or two at the end.

Specific guidelines for everyone else:
  • If you aren't looking for a book suggestion or giving a book suggestion, why are you in this thread? Think Hard.

This post heavily edited by Hieronymous Alloy on 4/23/2016
Edited Again by Hieronymous Alloy on 9/11/2017

Somebody fucked around with this message at 14:18 on Sep 14, 2017

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LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


America sucks because you're...
I've already got:
Black=Native Son, Richard Wright
A poor immigrant=The Jungle, Upton Sinclair (I think, feel free to correct me)

Looking more in the way of fiction.

LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


Fame Throwa posted:

Okay, which book of Terry Pratchett's should I read next? I decided to start at the very beginning, and I'm half-done with Color of Magic and it is awesome.

I read the discworld series in order and was pretty pleased. The Light Fantastic is pretty much a direct sequel if I recall correctly.

LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


thecallahan posted:

I'm looking for a treasure hunt style book. Something along the lines of National Treasure but better, it can be either fiction or non-fiction, I just want a fun read. I've heard the Dirk Pitt books are a decent fun read but was looking for a few more options. I'll be getting this for the kindle so I know some of my options will be limited.

I'm reading this right now: The Hunt for Atlantis, and it's so hilariously over the top. Written by a goon too.

LooseChanj
Feb 17, 2006

Logicaaaaaaaaal!


Affi posted:

books that you can say you read with a look on your face.

James Joyce's Ulysses always seems to have that effect on people.

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