(Original post by SatanIsAwesome)
You may be surprised to learn that I did know about all of those books, but I doubted he'd enjoy those books when he doesn't find sci-fi, horro etc. as they're usually less interesting.
Fyi, listing a bunch of authors that you probably googled doesn't make you seem any more intelligent or interesting.
Just thought i'd let you know that I can name authors without googling them and i've probably only read about 30 books in my lifetime
Orwell, Austen, David Gemmell, David Nicholls, Emma Donoghue, Grisham, Catherine O'Flynn, Shakespeare, Dickins, Yates, Bronte
its kinda rude to insult people just because you think your better than them, especially online where they can't see you in person. If someone names some authors, don't jump to conclusions, yeah? I thought TSR was a friendly sorta environment, with intelligent people. not just a place where pricks can try to degrade people just coz they have nothing better to do. what d'ya think?
I have never really read any in my life, not because I can't or I'm uneducated, but because I've never had much of a passion for imagination through reading. I'm going to University in september, and I think this is really a chance for me to excell myself. I honestly can remember only a handful of books I have read through school: Of mice and men, Blood brothers, and A mid summer nights dream; other than that no "story" books come to mind, just educational texts relating to specific topics for revision.
I spent 5 years after high school with no direction or motivation to forfill the potential I know I have, now I have matured I realise the benefits I have missed out on. I don't want to arrive at University with any disadvantages, I have plenty of time to improve my: vocabulary, communication, reading, writing, and overall intelligance; through reading.
As I have read so little in the form of books I don't really have any ideas as to what I would like, albeit I did like the three fictional books I read at school.
Can you please recommend me some good books to read, with a little opinion maybe or even a description as to what the book is about.
Ps. I don't like Harry Potter, and most Fantasy/Sci-fi style stories bore me; horror is a no go, complete bore.
Thank you x
A series of Unfortunate Events is possibly the best written book of all time.
You should read some of Bill Brysons stuff, he's pretty good, it's all non-fiction accounts of various things here and there, really recommend it. Also check out Cormac McCarthy, his stuff varies a lot between novels but The Road and No Country For Old Men are just excellent