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    Hello there fellow USMB members! Modbert here, with a idea to liven up the board a bit without it involving politics. What I'm proposing naturally is something I know that has been tried here before. But hey, figure I'd give it the old college try. (See what I did there? :lol:)

    That's right, a book club here at USMB! All members are welcome to join in for a discussion on books in general. However, what I also want to try and get off the ground is a biweekly or monthly discussion of least one book specifically. I figured those who are really interested can sound off, and we can see what we get going. :cool:

    To make it clear though, this thread is also a discussion about various books in general, not just discussion of one book. My recommendations (feel free to sound off and it's good if you mention the page # as we all read at different speeds and have different amounts of free time):

    To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. (Pages vary by copy but mine is 376 pages.)

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. (325 Pages)

    The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie. (368 Pages)

    The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. (416 Pages)

    I already know that plenty of people have already read a number of those books, which is good since that means discussing them will be easier. :lol:

    If you're interested, feel free to state your recommendations. Also feel free to start posting about any book you enjoyed. Who knows, might find someone you totally disagree with enjoyed it as well.
     
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    Great idea, except that the book I'm reading is political.
     
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    :lol:

    Always the next one. Or can discuss past books you've read. :cool:
     
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    oops!

    I came here because my regular Bookie got nabbed. I was going to place a few bets on the Celtics game. :redface:

    But I like books too.

    Let me think about a book I've read that I think others would appreciate.
     
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

    On the Road.

    And Moby Dick, though I am disappointed by Melville’s lack of use of big cocks in the plot.
     
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    I actually have Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas on my want to read list, as well as On the Road. As for Thompson, I've been wanting to read more of his work, he seems like a excellent author.
     
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    Humm, stuff I've read that has changed my life:

    "Stranger in a Strange Land", Robert Heinlein

    "The Gift of Fear", Gavin De Becker

    "The Second Sex", Simone de Beauvoir

    "The Plague", Albert Camus

    I've read "To Kill A Mockingbird" and "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", but not the other two book mentioned in the Op. These two were just wonderful, but totally different experiences.
     
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    To Kill A Mockingbird is probably my favorite book, or least has my favorite chapter of any book.
     
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    I don't really have a favorite anymore, but back in my 20's I read Stephen King's "The Stand" several times.
     
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    Another classic. King would probably consider that his Magnum Opus if not for the Dark Tower series.
     

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