PDA

View Full Version : Looking for books that take place in...


JASPER
07-05-2008, 09:55 AM
I'm looking for some adventurous novels that take place in the United States. English books.

I thought it would be easy to find some titles, but I have been searching for two hours now to no avail.

Please help an intellectual nigga out.

JASPER
07-05-2008, 04:45 PM
Come on, won't none of you illiterate knuckleheads help me out?

VZA
07-05-2008, 05:04 PM
What do you mean by adventure? Like indiana jones kinda thing? If so then try Ordinary Heroes, One Damn Thing After Another, and Indiana Jones(there's books of it).

JASPER
07-05-2008, 05:11 PM
By adventurous I mean books that aren't about people sitting at home all day. Books with action. No psychological drama bullshit. I've read Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux and it just made me want to to read more English books.

VZA
07-05-2008, 05:42 PM
Try Catcher in the Rye.

Catch 22, although not set in America, is an American novel, and is very good.

JASPER
07-05-2008, 06:12 PM
I thought it took place in NYC. Anyway, I guess I'll put it on my list.

Thanks for your suggestion.

TheWolf
07-05-2008, 06:14 PM
Forget books about America, Scotland is where it's at......

...read Trainspotting and the sequel Porno.

JASPER
07-05-2008, 06:23 PM
I've already been to Scotland. Matter of fact, I lived there for a few months. Now I'm planning on moving to America, specifically the USA and I'm trying to get more familiar with their culture and way things go over there.

TheWolf
07-05-2008, 06:27 PM
I've already been to Scotland. Matter of fact, I lived there for a few months. Now I'm planning on moving to America, specifically the USA and I'm trying to get more familiar with their culture and way things go over there.


Lived anywhere else?

You gonna work in America? Isn't a bitch to go there for more than a holiday?

JASPER
07-05-2008, 06:37 PM
I lived in Belgium too, but that's practically in the Netherlands. You see, I need to get out of this god forsaken shithole country for various reasons and I only speak Dutch and English. Plus I know someone in America who can help me settle there and probably get me a job as well.

So it's important that I brush up on my English skills and get myself educated on the states.

TheWolf
07-05-2008, 06:40 PM
study skampoes posts and move to 'da hollow side of da port', you'll be fine.

JASPER
07-05-2008, 06:51 PM
I studied a bunch of Skampoes posts before and it made me want to inject lard straight into my brain and shit out bottles of maple syrup. Not my cup of tea.

TheWolf
07-05-2008, 06:53 PM
That just so happens to be the number 1 recreational activity in 'da hollow side'. Book a flight.

JASPER
07-05-2008, 06:57 PM
There's nothing hollow about Skampoe. That's for sure. No thanks, I'll be in the woods of Oregon enjoying the beautiful surroundings and American culture.

JASPER
07-15-2008, 05:49 PM
Try Catcher in the Rye.
(0:18:26) Melvin Sauceman:hey there
(0:18:34) TheAsylumite: Howdy
(0:18:41) Melvin Sauceman:i didn't get the books you recommended
(0:18:47) Melvin Sauceman:they didn't have it
(0:18:56) Melvin Sauceman:but i did get catcher in the rye
(0:19:07) Melvin Sauceman:someone said it's a must read
(0:19:16) TheAsylumite: They're fucking retarded
(0:19:17) Melvin Sauceman:but so far it sucks balls
(0:19:19) TheAsylumite: catcher in the rye is terrible
(0:19:25) TheAsylumite: You got hosed
(0:19:28) Melvin Sauceman:fuck
(0:19:30) TheAsylumite: somebody gave you terrible advice
(0:19:43) Melvin Sauceman:it reads like it's been written by a 15 year old kid with a brain tumor
(0:19:55) TheAsylumite: my mom paid me to read that book a long time ago. I tried and it was too fucking bad to even get through the first chapter. so I googled the plot details and told them to her and she believed I read it and gave me the money
(0:20:10) Melvin Sauceman:ahhahahaaaa
(0:20:12) TheAsylumite: it's one of the most horribly overrated books ever and the person who recommended it to you is an asshole
(0:20:33) Melvin Sauceman:unlike you, i paid for it
(0:20:41) Melvin Sauceman:not only with my money
(0:20:55) Melvin Sauceman:but i was reading it in bed and i couldnt sleep
(0:21:02) Melvin Sauceman:thinking how terrible this book is
(0:21:16) Melvin Sauceman:i was curious if it ever got better
(0:21:20) TheAsylumite: it doesn't
(0:21:23) TheAsylumite: it only gets worse
(0:21:23) Melvin Sauceman:and read another three pages and it made me angry
(0:21:26) TheAsylumite: stop reading now for your own good
(0:21:36) Melvin Sauceman:thanks for you advice again
(0:21:37) TheAsylumite: I'd also probably stop talking to the person who recommended it
(0:21:39) TheAsylumite: no problem

TSA
07-15-2008, 06:23 PM
i suggest making a genchat thread asking about american culture, you'll be better off.

otherwise i suggest The Outsiders
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (a must)
Uncle Toms cabin
and To Kill A Mocking Bird

all real famous so you wont struggle finding them, but since americans stopped reading a long ass time ago they're outdated and all the new shit is sucky and unimportant

WARPATH
07-16-2008, 09:39 AM
Come on, won't none of you illiterate knuckleheads help me out?

What kind of adventures are you looking for fiction or non-fiction?

JASPER
07-16-2008, 05:41 PM
Non fiction preferably.