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    theres a book called "the bedside book of murder" which i love, it tells you about 50 different murders that have happened over the years, including some that are slightly less well known and i find it really interesting. i ended up borrowing it off my step-mum years ago and just never gave it back, and pages are starting to fall out a bit as i have read it alot over the years. it may also give you an idea of which crimes to look into further, though it often results in me getting extremely worried looks when im sat reading it on the bus/train, especially if i have my ipod on, as i have a tendency to sing to the music in my head without realising im doing it, which obviously no-one hears me doing so i probably look a little crazy while doing this.lol. it does stop annoying people sitting next to me and trying to talk to me though, which can be a good thing.
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    (Original post by fahimpour)
    I feel i would do injustice to try and sell this book to u as it doesnt need my insufficient words to describe it.

    Nahjul Balagha


    Totally different structure to what you have ever read up until now, changed my life for good, doesnt cost u a lot as well. some people rate the original arabic text to be second best of all times in arabic literature as it is such a complete package.

    p.s. bear in mind that it's got a historical context in some parts.
    Good to know someone else also read it.
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    (Original post by translucent)
    Was thinking of getting that book £3.50 in tesco :ahee: but instead I bought 'the girl with the dragon tattoo' - big mistake, I've read around 40 pages (500/600 pages to go), and I'm still baffeled; very hard book to get into :rolleyes:
    give it time i was exactly the same as you but finnished the series and they are my favourite books aside from harry potter (nothing is better than harry!)
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    (Original post by jhuntley93)
    give it time i was exactly the same as you but finnished the series and they are my favourite books aside from harry potter (nothing is better than harry!)
    How long did it take you to finish the book?
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    Finished the Hunger Games trilogy in two days. I need a life

    Or at the very least, channel this voracity into textbooks.
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Finished the Hunger Games trilogy in two days. I need a life

    Or at the very least, channel this voracity into textbooks.
    Same here. :yy:
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    A Clockwork Orange.
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    (Original post by Kretsche)
    Right this book that properly freaked me out is 'Mr Tickle' now it's a bout this guy with freakish arms, a genetic defect at birth, and he tickles people randomly, in a sort of attack, scary stuff!

    I can get scared quite easily, but The Shining didn't bother me at all :dontknow:
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    If you like coming of age stories and want a challenge, you should try Candide by Voltaire. It's short too.
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    I'd never really read horror stories or thrillers before, so Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs caught me off guard a bit.

    To be fair, I did read the worst chapter in the middle of a thunderstorm, at about 2am, in my dimly lit flat at university. :facepalm2:
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    (Original post by ~ Purple Rose ~)
    A Clockwork Orange.
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    i dont know if this fits into your preferences (ive actually not read a single book suggested on here so far) but someone suggested 'the end of mr y' to me (well a couple of people did, independantly, within a week of eachother....which i thought was pretty coincidental lol) and i really enjoyed it. its kinda weird...but just take it as it is. it gets a bit carried away with itself (sort of like i remember the hitchikers guide series doing)....but its an interesting read.
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    (Original post by translucent)
    How long did it take you to finish the book?
    about 3 weeks
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    The Bible?
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    I'm thinking The Hunger Games may be quite fitting, but as no one else has suggested it (surprisingly) I could be wrong?!

    The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower spring to mind.

    Also, maybe The White Tiger? Very different to other suggestions, but I think you may like it..
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    I really recommend Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. It is an easy read but the subject topic may be uncomfortable for some, it's about a brother and sister who are basically left to look after their younger brothers and sisters and develop sexual feelings for each other. She writes about it beautifully, though. Another book with a similar topic to this is the classic Flowers in the Attic series which is brilliant.

    Also if you liked the Hunger Games series I'd definitely recommend Delirium by Lauren Oliver which is about a society where love is considered a disease that will kill you. Also, Divergent is of a similar style and is great by Veronica Roth

    I also recommend a book called The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - it has a great twist at the end that I did not see coming

    Bear in mind these are all quite light but enjoyable reads so if you're looking for something more challenging they probably won't be for you..
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    I've never been scared by a book I read The Shining and didn't find it scary at all.. would be interested to read any recommendations.
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    When I was younger I got really scared by a pink goosebumps book with a fish on the front.. although I was young and the start of the book was scary! Not sure if it would have the same effect now though haha
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    Thankyou guys!!
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    We Need To Talk About Kevin- Lionel Shriver


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