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Ok on monday I am going to go buy some books to read since I have been finding myself very bored and need something to read... I guess.

So what to buy I enjoy Stephen King books but I have decided to try some new authors out.

I have been looking for books like 28 Days Later or books where something happens to the earth and most of the human race is knocked out... anyone know of books like this?

And also I have been looking at The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremecy and The Bourne Ultimatum are they any good and how closely related to the movies are the first two?

I also enjoy Horror, Action, Suspense and Thriller books and books with well done twists and turns.

So if you know any books that meet any of the requirements just post here and tell me and if you want say a bit about it.

So Thanks

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You could try some Jeffery Deaver, or if you haven't read the Dark Tower series already, go do that.

Now, time for the big list of recomendations, courtesy of GameFAQs.

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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"The House Of Thunder" - by Dean Koontz

"Shattered" - by Dean Koontz

"IceBound" - By Dean Koontz

"Dragon Tears" - By Dean Koontz

"Odd Thomas" - By Dean Koontz - I reccomend this one

"False memory" - bt Dean Koontz - I also reccomend this one

You can't go wrong with any of his books :)

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Anything by Peter Straub, if you're a fan of King. Straub's similar to King.


PS Dean Koontz SUCKS! (just to work up Dochappy ;) )

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The Red Dwarf books ARE incredibly amusing. Brought me kicking and screaming through my teenage years.

Books with great twists:

"A Wild Sheep Chase" - Haruki Murakami

"Dance Dance Dance" - Haruki Murakami

"Hard Boiled Wonderland And The End Of The World" - Haruki Murakami (Amazing book)

"The Trial" - Franz Kafka

"Battle Royale" - Koushun Takami

"My Idea Of Fun" - Will Self

"Survivor" - Chuck Palahniuk

"Choke" - Chuck Palahniuk

"White Noise" - Don DeLillo

Just a few to look into

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"Meg" by Steve Alten.

About a Megalodon (Which is a prehistoric shark that was pretty much just a 50-70 ft. (possibly larger) version of a great white shark) that is found in the Mariana Trench and gets out and begins to cause havoc. It's the first book in a series, I've just read this one so far though. For the other books search for Steve Alten to find his site.

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