Do you read books? recommendations?

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  1. samsome

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    So i never really bothered to read books but i feel like its good to improve my English too but only if it also enchances my mind in some good day......

    any recommendations?


    thanks
     
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    What sort of books?

    Fiction, fact, biographies, history, what? If fiction then what genre and so on?
     
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    can be anything!
     
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    Some of my favorites:

    Lord of the Flies (W. Golding)
    Notes from the underground (F. Dostoevsky)
    Anything from F. Kafka, but mainly The trial, in the penal colony, the metamorphosis
    The red and the black (Stendhal)
    Alice's adventures in wonderland (l. Carroll)
    The portrait of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
    For whom the bell tolls (E. Hemingway)
    1984 (G. Orwell)
    A clockwork orange (A. Burgess)
    Heart of darkness (J. Conrad)
    Solaris (S. Lem)
    The stranger (A. Camus)
    Brave new world (A. Huxley)
    Steppenwolf (H. Hesse)

    Yes, reading improves your English a great deal. But genres are a very personal thing. I listed some classics/philosophical stuff because they tend to transcend genres a bit, as they touch human conditions which are almost universal. Depending on your level, you should start with abridged (simplified) editions.
     
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    Jan Brzechwa - Professor Inkblot's Academy

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    • To hardware - improve your preamp or audio card analogue output:
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    • Op Amp Applications Handbook; 1st Ed; Newnes; 2005; ISBN 978-0750678445.
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    • IC Op-Amp Cookbook; 3rd Ed; Prentice Hall; 1986; ISBN 978-0138896010.
     
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    For sci-fi I'd recommend works of John Scalzi and Charlie Stross.

    Stross' "Accelerando" is available for free: http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/fiction/accelerando/accelerando-intro.html

    Scalzi used to be a journalist and his English is very straightforward (but not necessarily simple!), I'd recommend "Old Man's War" and "God Engines".

    Stross' "Atrocity Archive" series is one of my favourites, but try Accelerando first.
     
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    Beautiful losers (Leonard Cohen)
    Animal Farm (Georges Orwell)
     
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    Faust Parts I & II by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
     
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    Yes i do :bleh:

    Recommendations (I read these books in this November) :thanks:

    1) Sarah Frier - No Filter
    2) Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler - The Future Is Faster Than You Think
    3) Thomas Piketty - Capital and Ideology
    4) Rayan Daniel Moran - 12 Months To $1 Million
    5) Zachary D. Carter - The Price Of Peace (Not yet finished).
     
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    Books are something very personal, therefore difficult to recommend. You have to search for the ones you like!

     
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    By dint of the complexity and unbridled branching out of life, there's not much time to read books. If you read a book, there are so many problems that you will probably forget the text of the book soon.

    The various topics are often misleading. I think it's better to focus on certain topics so that you can at least use them in life.
     
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    DFW is not something I would recommend for somebody wanting to brush up on one's English.

    That said, "Shipping Out - On the (nearly lethal) comforts of a luxury cruise" is a terrific read.

    http://harpers.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/HarpersMagazine-1996-01-0007859.pdf

    (Yes, I've read the "Infinite Jest", and I would not easily recommend that to anyone.)
     
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    Love in the Time of Cholera...Gabriel García Márquez
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    Never Let Me Go...Sir Kazuo Ishiguro

    ...and hundreds of others
     
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    Oh sorry. Didn't read the post only the title. Of course you do not read him then. :hahaha:
    I'am going to delete it.
     
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    the anarchist cookbook:mad:
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    stephen kings the dark tower is very good and not the usual stuff he did wrote and its very long , up to 10 big books or so
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    dan abnet ravenor and the horus stuff
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    i begun steppenwolf and glas perlen spiel but maybe i was to young at that time :mad:
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    i begun the manifest and since its allowed i tried to read mnkmpf but hell these two books are really difficult , so uber long ausladende sentences , most nowadays ppl and me are to dumb to read it without torturing themselfs , or need an hour to really get just one written site of that books .

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    maybe read this and give us a summary
    https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/gutbook/lookup?num=1164
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Heel
     
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