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Like most teenagers with attention spans destroyed by TV and the internet, I only read on holiday. I go away on Sunday, so I need some recommendations.

I'm quite particular about what I read. The last two books I have read are Stupid White Men by Michael Moore and The Rainmaker by John Grisham. The sort of books I am interested in are:

-Political books (like Stupid White Men but not another Michael Moore. The hatorizing on GW is a little tiresome after one book).

-Books like The Rainmaker (not the exact same, but with a similar style and same sort of genre.)

-Autobiographies (I fancy something a bit different. Wrestling ones would be good)

I'm not into horror and the likes, so Cloddy can stay out with their Steven King recommendations :P.

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Wild Swans by Jung Chang is the best political book i've ever read. It's basically about the lives of 3 generations of a family living through the warlord, imperial and communist regimes in China. Best book i've ever read.

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Uhm...I don't know what the Rainmaker is about, so I'm just going to post the GameFAQs B&L list. I haven't read all of them, but it's a start if your looking to try something new.

Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe

Without Feathers - Woody Allen

Leviathan Three - An Anthology

I, Robot - Issac Asimov

Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Francis Bacon :)

Vox - Nicholson Baker

Cloudsplitter - Russell Banks

Syrup - Max(x) Barry

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

Electroboy - Andy Behrman

Herzog - Saul Bellow

Billiards at Half-Past Nine - Heinrich Boll

Collected Fictions - Jorge Luis Borges

East is East - T.C. Boyle

Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury

Televisionary Oracle - Rob Brezsny

The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov (get the Vintage Classics version)

A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess

Don Quixote - Miguel De Cervantes

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales - Edited by Michael Chabon.

Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of A B Movie Actor - Bruce Campbell

The Stranger - by Albert Camus

Waiting for the Barbarians - J.M. Coetzee

Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

The Public Burning - Robert Coover

House of Leaves - Mark Danielewski

White Noise - Don DeLillo

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick

The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genius - David Eggers

Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

Under the Skin - Michel Faber

The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner

The Good Soldier - Ford Madox Ford

The Tunnel - William H. Gass

A Frolic of His Own - William Gaddis

American Gods - Neil Gaiman

Dead Souls - Nikolai Gogol

Carter Beats the Devil - Glen David Gold

Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

The End of the Affair - Graham Greene

The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett

Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom - A. L. Haskett

You Are Not a Stranger Here - Adam Haslett

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

High Fidelity - Nick Hornby

Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

Kings of Infinite Space - James Hynes

The Twelve Chairs - Ilia Arnoldovich Ilf

A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving

Aztec - Gary Jennings

In The Pond - Ha Jin

A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man - James Joyce

The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka

On The Road - Jack Kerouac

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey

SlackJaw - Jim Knipfel

Darkness at Noon - Arthur Koestler

The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

The Fifth Child - Doris Lessing

The Fortress of Solitude - Jonathan Lethem

A Working Stiff's Manifesto: A Memoir of Thirty Jobs I Quit, Nine That Fired Me, and Three I Can't Remember - Iain Levison

Dance for Two - Alan Lightman

Iron Heel - Jack London

The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas - Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

The Prince - Niccolo Machiavelli

Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Life of Pi - Yann Martel

The Underpants - Steve Martin

Shiny Adidas Tracksuits and the Death of Camp: And Other Essays - Might Magazine

Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller

A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller Jr.

Three to See the King - Magnus Mills

A Wild Sheep Chase - Haruki Murakami

Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

In the Woods - Edna O'Brien

The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

Delano - John Orozco

1984 - George Orwell

Animal Farm - George Orwell

Buddha's Little Finger - Victor Pelevin

The Moviegoer - Walker Percy

Wiseguy - Nicholas Pileggi

The Republic of Plato - Plato

The Time of Our Singing - Richard Powers

Mort - Terry Pratchett

Swann's Way - Marcel Proust

The Crying of Lot 49 - Thomas Pynchon

Ishmael/My Ishmael - Daniel Quinn

All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Maria Remarque

Still Life with Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

Portnoy's Complaint - Philip Roth

Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

Blindness - José Saramago

Naked - David Sedaris

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson

Naked Pictures of Famous People - Jon Stewart

Battle Royale - Koushun Takami

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Hunter S. Thompson

A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

Roughing It - Mark Twain

Veniss Underground - Jeff VanderMeer

Just a Couple of Days - Tony Vigorito

You Bright & Risen Angels - William T. Vollmann

Candide - Voltaire

Breakfast of Champions - Kurt Vonnegut

Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace

The Trial of God - Elie Wiesel

The Illuminatus! Trilogy - Robert Shea/Robert A. Wilson

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe

Old School - Tobias Wolff

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

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If you like wrestling books, then try Ric Flair's new book, it's the 3rd best wrestling book I've read, after Have a Nice Day and Pure Dynamite.

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actually rainman was an extremly good movie, and it was dustin hoffman and tom cruise and hofmman won an oscar for his role. just thought id let you no before i led u onto some WWII/WWI books actually all from the same offer but heh

eye of the needle-Ken follett

key to rebbeca(i kno it sounds dirty but hey)-Ken follett

Hornet Flight-Ken Follett

Jack Daws-Ken Follett

The Man from ST. Petersburg-Ken Follett

and some other by him

pillars of the earth(my current read)

Dangerous fortune

yeah i guess thats all i will post for now

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