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The Goat writes, "Some books have made a huge impact on my life." It's true. It wasn't until the b3ta mods read the Flashman novels that we changed from mild-mannered computer operators into heavily-whiskered copulators, poltroons and all round bastards in a well-known cavalry regiment.

What books have changed the way you think, the way you live, or just gave you a rollicking good time?

Friendly hint: A bit of background rather than just a bunch of book titles would make your stories more readable

(, Thu 15 May 2008, 15:11)
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Back to seriousness again for a moment (kind of)
has anyone read anything by Matthew Reilly?

young Australian author who, in his own words, writes books as if they going to be made into hollywood blockbusters with people like Tom Cruise in the lead.

Sounds like utter tosh, but some of the books are quite entertaining.

If you like mindless action, reasonably well described, with limited vocabulary then it's worth checking out Ice Station.

Temple or Contest actually have some merit.

He has got one book called Hovercar Racer, which follows a young boy who somehow becomes the futuristic equivalent of a Formula 1 driver.

The book ends with the priceless line: "He was Jason Chaser, Hovercar Racer"
(, Thu 22 May 2008, 11:07, closed)
have read one of his books, the one concernign the golden temple?

It put me off a bit to be honest, it's slightly too mindless and improbable...

ALthough I did liek transofrmers the Movie and other such bloockbusters, and even the X-wing stuff so hmmm...
(, Thu 22 May 2008, 11:11, closed)
that could have been Temple
or Seven Ancient Wonders...

If it wasn't Temple then try reading it, it's still a silly action book, but worth a read.

Ice Station is quite enjoyable too, in a completely improbable way
(, Thu 22 May 2008, 11:13, closed)
That;s it!
7 Wonders! I did like the fact that it was an Aussie tho, with a bionic arm! How cool is that to be fair (and improbable)

I may give ice station a go tho, heard of it a few times, but also mentioned by Charlie Brooker
(, Thu 22 May 2008, 11:15, closed)

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