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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Kento] #2176642
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Originally Posted By: Kento
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We were long overdue for a "my reading list is way more profound than yours" thread.


I'm counterbalancing that by reading the Tom Clancy Jack Ryan books in chronological order. On Red Rabbit right now. hat


If you like older stuff don't pass up Frank Herbert.

He created the "Dune" SF series and passed away before finishing it which is a
tragedy. He also wrote a whole bunch of Science Fiction that is visionary to this day.

The Dosadi Experiment, The Jesus Incident.

Hellstroms Hive, The Santoraga Barrier. (Hellstroms Hive is based in Oregon,
Santoraga Barrier in Northern California). Good freaking stuff!!!!





Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176647
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Originally Posted By: subway
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Also just read "The Abominable" as recommended on one of these threads. Also a cool read. Mt Everest meets The Bourne books



Do not pass up Dan Simmons Sci Fi novels.

Hyperion

Fall of Hyperion

Endymion

Rise of Endymion

Brilliant stuff, Hugo award winning.

Also

Illyium

and

Olympos

And if you enjoyed The Abominable you will freaking dig "Terror".

Also based on a true incident. Simmons is one of the best.





Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Steak] #2176769
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Just bought hyperion. Starting soon

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"Escape From Camp 14" was both incredible and disturbing...

It's a heart wrenching book that makes you wonder, why isn't this on the news everyday!

Another book in a similar vein is "Man's Search for Meaning", by Viktor E. Frankl. This book changed my life.

I'm looking for something lighter to read as of late so I'll check out the other suggestions on this thread.

Thanks! cheers

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Red Sparrow - best spy novel I'd read in a while.
The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton, very good.
Trying to get through Harold Bloom on King Henry IV 1 and 2...humbling to a wanting intellect.
Wodehouse wrote excellent golf stories.
David Niven's autobio The Moon's A Balloon was very good and reminded me of Robert McNeil's Wordstruck for being in the right place at the right time or with fascinating people.
The more Dickens I re/read the more I'm awed. Gobsmacked even.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176893
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Needed some reading material for a long plane trip so I picked up Carl Hiaasen's "Bad Monkey" (based on recommendations from a previous erbb thread) and also Howard Fast's "Time and the Riddle - 31 Zen Stories"

Both are on Kindle and are Fuller recommended.


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You guys are fag comic book reading teenagers.

Paradise Lost
Moby Dick
King Lear
Heart of Darkness
monkey


A threat response is a potent trigger for motivated reasoning.

"People who are right a lot listen a lot, and they change their mind a lot. . . . . They wake up and reanalyze things and change their mind. If you don't change your mind frequently, you're going to be wrong a lot."
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'Altered Carbon' trilogy by Richard K Morgan. Fully hard boiled mix of sci-fi, cyberpunk, and suspense. For non-stop let it rip entertainment, doesn't get any better then this.


Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Kento] #2176919
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Originally Posted By: Kento
Read James Michener's Hawaii recently. Great book.


I want to read that, I very much enjoyed this


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Originally Posted By: ifallalot
Originally Posted By: Kento
Read James Michener's Hawaii recently. Great book.


I want to read that, I very much enjoyed this


If you are going to take the time to read Michener, Hawaii and Chesapeake are the ones. For documented early American history that reads like a novel, try "1776" by David McCullough. In an entirely different genre, and if you need a good cry, read "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold. And read "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi, which is the book that the movie "Goodfellas" was very closely based upon. Some of y'all are from the south, but even if you aren't you will enjoy "Bastard Out of Carolina" by Dorothy Allison and "One Mississippi" by Mark Childress. For a quick but powerful read, try "The Last Picture Show" by Larry McMurtry. Maybe read "Rabbit, Run" by John Updike, but then you will get caught up in the 3 sequels (one mediocre, one good, one very good). I got a million of 'em....

My takeaway from this thread is "1491" that someone suggested. Ima read that one...

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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2176976
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"Running With Scissors" by Augusten Burroughs. "True Grit" by Charles Portis (this truly is a great novel; I haven't even seen either movie version of it). "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo (of course everyone has seen the movie but just read the goddamn book already). "Rosemary's Baby" by Ira Levin (same). "Deliverance" by James Dickey (same). "A Prayer For Owen Meany" by John Irving. "The March" by E.L. Doctorow (Civil War-era fiction). Don't get me started here...

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Could be the best book I've ever read. The author chased every war in Africa in the 80s and 90s- Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, and many more. Absolute madness jam_on


You forgot it was STOLEN?!
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If you guys haven't already read "Blue Water Gold Rush", I highly recommend it. As well as "Starkey's Boys" and "Hopeless Class".... These are all quick reads, and all are available on Kindle.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: ringer] #2176999
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1776 is good. I am going to pull that one out and read it again at some point.

I just started Battle Cry of Freedom last night by McPherson. I kinda want to get the whole Oxford American History now.

Another good book I let someone borrow and now I don't have it any more was Eagles and Empire which is a study of the Mexican American War.

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