GOOD BOOK?

  • andreseward

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    Aug 21, 2011 7:49 AM GMT
    I am looking for a good book to get into, any ideas?

  • starboard5

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    Aug 21, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    Wow, the field is wide open. You should tell us your interests.
    Some favorites of mine:
    Fiction:
    Kristin Lavaransdatter, by Sigrid Undset
    My Antonia, by Willa Cather
    The Folded Leaf, by William Maxwell
    Shogun, by James Clavell


    Non Fiction:
    Head and Heart: American Christianities, by Garry Willis
    The Habit of Being: Collected letters of Flannery O'Connor
    Mystery and Manners, by Flannery O'Connor


    There's no end to this. Like I said, tell us what you like.
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    Aug 21, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    Musings of a Dysfunctional Life, written by ME. Available in Kindle and Nook and Paperback. ;-)

    http://www.victorrook.com/musings
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    Aug 21, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Twili-

    I mean,

    Life of Pi - Yann Martel
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    Aug 21, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    the book of the new sun by Gene Wolfe, one of the greatest books ever written, it left my mind blew my mind
  • irishfan1003

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    Aug 21, 2011 3:25 PM GMT
    The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • DCEric

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    Aug 21, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    Magician - Raymond Fiest

    /Makes Harry Potter look like McDonald's.
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    Aug 21, 2011 4:20 PM GMT
    dinoalexit saidThe Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered
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    Lovers' Legends: The Gay Greek Myths

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  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 21, 2011 5:02 PM GMT
    What do you like for your reading?Here`s some SF/F and more literary fiction:
    'Blood Music'.Greg Bear.
    'Jonathon Strange and Mr.Norell'.Susannah Clarke.
    'Mythago Wood'.Robert Holdstock.
    'The Baroque Trilogy'.Neal Stephenson.

    'Captain Corelli`s Mandolin'.Louis de Bieneres.
    'Cloud Atlas'.David Mitchell.
    'Earthly Joys' and Virgin Earth'.Phillipa Gregory.

    Non-fiction:
    'No Logo'.Naomi Wolfe.
    'A Complete History of Nearly Everything' and 'A Walk in the Woods'.Bill Bryson.

    Totally agree with you,archon,about 'The Book of the New Sun':elegant,intelligent,well written SF/F.
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    Aug 21, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    I presently reading the Millennium Trilogy, ie, The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo, The Girl That Played With Fire, & The Girl That Kicked The Hornets Nest...
    For a while I put off reading "the Dragon tatoo," but once I picked it up, Ive not looked back.
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    Aug 21, 2011 5:24 PM GMT
    Mystery and Manners, by Flannery O'Connor is one my favorites icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif


    starboard5 saidWow, the field is wide open. You should tell us your interests.
    Some favorites of mine:
    Fiction:
    Kristin Lavaransdatter, by Sigrid Undset
    My Antonia, by Willa Cather
    The Folded Leaf, by William Maxwell
    Shogun, by James Clavell


    Non Fiction:
    Head and Heart: American Christianities, by Garry Willis
    The Habit of Being: Collected letters of Flannery O'Connor
    Mystery and Manners, by Flannery O'Connor


    There's no end to this. Like I said, tell us what you like.
  • LJay

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    Aug 21, 2011 5:25 PM GMT
    Watership Down by Richard Adams A GOOD READ

    The Cadfael Series by Ellis Peters A really neat mysery series
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    i need some good books to read toicon_cry.gif
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:43 PM GMT
    If you haven't already - before the movie comes out - read the Hunger Games trilogy. I read them over Christmas. They are a quick read and easy to get into.

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    Jan 17, 2012 11:46 PM GMT
    onaquest saidIf you haven't already - before the movie comes out - read the Hunger Games trilogy. I read them over Christmas. They are a quick read and easy to get into.



    i dont like easy read, i like epic and beautiful, i like creative and genius work, has anybody read the master and margarita, i herd that one was good?
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    Jan 17, 2012 11:51 PM GMT
    The Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind. I've read them twice and become so enthralled with the world, characters, and story. The novels can be violent, bloody, and rape is known to happen. I find myself missing the characters after finishing the books.

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    Jan 17, 2012 11:59 PM GMT
    archon said
    i dont like easy read, i like epic and beautiful, i like creative and genius work, has anybody read the master and margarita, i herd that one was good?


    I read it a few years ago, it was alright but would probably be much more meaningful if one had a good understanding of life under Soviet bureaucracy.
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Fahrenheit said
    archon said
    i dont like easy read, i like epic and beautiful, i like creative and genius work, has anybody read the master and margarita, i herd that one was good?


    I read it a few years ago, it was alright but would probably be much more meaningful if one had a good understanding of life under Soviet bureaucracy.


    hmmm how about sword and citadel anybody read that one?
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    Just started Game of Thrones. I'm hooked. I know what the rest of my spring will be like.
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    hoosier_daddy saidJust started Game of Thrones. I'm hooked. I know what the rest of my spring will be like.


    i read that one, thats a really good one, maybe i should read part two, but i forgot the name of most of the characters probablyicon_cry.gif
  • unicoman1

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    Jan 18, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    amazing book called "The Giver" by Lois Lowry..... many qualities to that of Orwell's 1984... amazing read
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    Old favorite:

    Dark Tower series by Stephen King.
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:04 AM GMT
    unicoman1 saidamazing book called "The Giver" by Lois Lowry..... many qualities to that of Orwell's 1984... amazing read


    i read that one already, it was good
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
    JasonFTC saidOld favorite:

    Dark Tower series by Stephen King.


    i heard the stand by him is his best book, well thats what i heardicon_surprised.gif
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    Jan 18, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    George Washington - A Life by Chernow - very readable and you may never look at him the same way again. (For example, his flirtations with a married woman, how he hated Jefferson and Madison, his changing attitude to slavery, how his mother never approved of him, his flare for military drag, his first rate political intellect and how broke he almost always was.)

    Mystery: Anything by Hening Mankell, Daniel Silva, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child; Tom Smith's Child 44 - for a study of how to live an ethical life in Stalinist Russia.

    Gay: The Violet Quill Reader; How Long Has This Been Going On

    Gay Bio: the new bio of E M Forster - A Great Unrecorded History by Wendy Moffat ( a bit dry, but it shows how sterile the mainstream media has made him while in reality he was a late blooming whore!)

    Self Help: Golden Men - the Power of Gay Midlife - may help those who are afraid of getting older.

    Party Of One: the Loner's Manefesto by Rufus.