Recommendations?

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a book for me, I've just finished a Clockwork Orange and Crime and Punishment this week, and have found that the books on my shelf seem boring to me. (lots of Stephen King, Ray Bradbury and other books in genres which are getting kinda worn out for me)

I'm 16 and a few of my favorite books are:

Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk

East of Eden - John Steinbeck

Catch 22 - Joseph Heller

1984 - George Orwell

The Shining - Stephen King

I love politics, communism, theology (even though I'm an atheist), and anti-consumerism (not partaking in it, but reading about how it affects people.)

Any suggestions will be much appreciated :-)

Update:

I have actually read Life of Pi for my english class last year, and I liked it a lot :-)

I tried to read Heart of Darkness this summer, and despite its brevity....I couldn't do it. Haha

Update 2:

Check off Animal Farm, The Fountainhead, To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies (all great :-))

And actually, I've read the bible, and I found it to be a great NOVEL, for that is what I read it as...

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  • reader
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    You've gotten some great suggestions and, in fact, some things I meant to include are offered already, such as Atlas Shrugged, A Confederacy of Dunces and The House of Sand and Fog. Still, there are always more books and no such thing as too many. You've read some great stuff and we share interests so I'm just going to throw a bunch of titles, both new and old, at you in hopes that some will be interesting. I'd write summaries but we'd be here all night! Most will be available on amazon or alibris for further info. Here goes:

    All the Kings Men ~ Robert Penn Warren

    Sometimes A Great Notion ~ Ken Kesey

    Clockers ~ Richard Price

    The Sparrow ~ Mary Doria Russell

    Cold Mountain ~ Charles Frazier

    The U.S.A. Trilogy ~ John Dos Passos

    Bel Canto ~ Ann Patchett

    The Milagro Beanfield War ~ John Nichols

    V ~ Thomas Pynchon

    Babbitt & Elmer Gantry ~ both by Sinclair Lewis

    The Beach ~ Alex Garland

    The Bonfire Of the Vanities & A Man in Full ~ both by Tom Wolfe

    All We Need Of Hell ~ Harry Crews

    American Gods (or anything else by) ~ Neil Gaiman

    Primary Colors ~ Anonymous (really Joe Klein)

    War and Peace ~ Leo Tolstoy

    Lonesome Dove ~ Larry McMurtry

    Kahawa ~ Donald E. Westlake

    Father and Son (or anything else by) ~ Larry Brown

    Another Country ~ James Baldwin

    The First Circle (or anything else by) ~ Alexander Solzhenitzyn

    Going to the Sun ~ James McManus

    For Whom the Bell Tolls ~ Ernest Hemingway

    The Songlines ~ Bruce Chatwin

    Working (or anything else by) ~ Studs Terkel

    In Dubious Battle ~ John Steinbeck

    The Brothers Karamazov ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

    The Debtford Trilogy (or anything else by) ~ Robertson Davies

    Nobody's Fool ~ Richard Russo

    The Rainbow Stories ~ William T. Vollmann

    These titles are all over the map, seemingly, but in one way or another each clicks (in my mind, at least) with one or another of the things you have mentioned. I hope you find some great new books to interest you here. Nice question, thanks for asking. E-mail me if you want specific info on titles.

  • 1 decade ago

    Try:

    'Animal Farm', George Orwell

    'Brave New World', Aldous Huxley

    'Fountainhead', Ayn Rand

    'Atlas Shrugged', Ayn Rand

    'Lord of the Flies', William Golding

    'Choke', Chuck Palahniuk

    'Cat's Cradle', Kurt Vonnegut

    'Blindness', Jose Saramago

    'Seeing', Jose Saramago

    'Kockroach', Tyler Knox

    'The Road', Cormac McCarthy

    'To Kill a Mockingbird', Harper Lee

    'The Plot Against America', Philip Roth

    'On the Road', Jack Kerouac

    Hope that helps!

  • 1 decade ago

    Didn't you love Catch 22??

    Please also pick up:

    Youth in Revolt - C.D. Payne

    A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

    House of Sand and Fog - Andre Dubus

    Don Quijote - Cervantes

    End of Faith - Sam Harris

    The Death of Artemio Cruz - Carlos Fuentes (dark, but very interesting use of first, second and third person)

    Topic of Capricorn - Henry Miller (dark)

    Culture Jam - Kalle Lassen

    Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

    Happy reading!

  • The Life of Pi has some theological undertones, I loved Ahab's wife by Sena Jeter Naslund, it doesnt directly involved theology or communism, but i love several of the books you mentioned so it is possible we have similar tastes. Also try heart of darkness by joseph conrad

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Read:

    The Book Thief

    The Kite Runner

    A thousand splendid suns

    Maximum Ride

    Atonement

    Amsterdam

    Speak

    GREAT BOOKS!

  • 1 decade ago

    Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan

    and anything by C.S. Lewis

  • luella
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Damn thats good music. Never heard them before. I mostly like old skewl shiit like Tech N9ne and the old 36 mafia (the new 36 got kinda gay) so i think that was pretty bad @ss

  • You should try reading some of God's work. Personally he is my favorite author.

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