Favorite Books/Novels

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  1. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering what is your favorite book or novel you have read? Maybe even want you consider the 10 best novels. Just looking for new authors or something.
     
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    I just finished reading Dude, Where's My Country? by Michael Moore, and it was great. Highly recommended.

    If you're into philosophy, might I suggest Worlds In Collision by Immanual Velikowsky. It's 50 or so years old. An amazing book.
     
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    I don't remember who wrote it but my favorite novel is "The Charm School". It's about Russian spies and stuff. Great book.

    Nelson Demille wrote it. Gotta love Amazon.
     
  4. MDowdey

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    im 100 pages into the bourne identity.


    NOTHING LIKE THE MOVIE. 8 MILLION TIMES BETTER.


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    I've read that book, quite a while ago, and I loved it. I can't remember the author either ;<
     
  6. MDowdey

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    robert ludlum.




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  7. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    On the lighter, the most recent book I read was "I'm a stranger here myself" by Bill Bryson. If I ever return to the states, I gonna end up like that fellow! :lol:

    Timewise, I prefer short stories. Ain't got time for absorbing 500+ pages.

    I really loved reading books from Fred Chappel, particularly "Brighten the Corner where you live".

    Oh science fiction, Ray Bradbury and Isaac A for science fiction. Prolly prefer bradbury. Andres Dubus (not Andres Dubus III) is quite good, but too depressing for my tastes but Beautiful in its loniless - Dancing after hours. Also Flannery O'Connor for short stories. Her humour is sometimes a bit too sharp for me, but its good stuff. Ah, and Arundhati Roy- God of Small Things.

    I've read some Budhist stuff (tibetan book of the dead, bits of "7 story mountain" by Merton, Hare Krishna writings) and some offbeat esoteric stuff lately too.

    Does this include technical manuels as well?
     
  8. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    http://www.gutenberg.net/
     
  9. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    I just finished that last week and half way thru the Bourne Supremacy now. Thanks all for hte suggestions, just trying to explore more my usual haunts and authors.
     
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    Orie's Favorite Books and Authors:

    A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin (currently a trilogy, we've been waiting for book 4 for a couple years now. Hurry up George!) The books are A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords. Really amazing, I've never loved a book series so.

    Most anything by John Irving.

    The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind, especially the first couple books. Later ones, eh... coulda been better.

    Most anything by Carl Sagan.
     
  11. Alison

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    Since being in school my reading has turned to a bit lighter books. I've read all of Harlan Coben's books, I think his Myron series was good, but I preferred the older ones vs. the newer ones.

    I liked Midwives by Chris Bohaljin (spelling on the last name is off here).
    Buffalo Soldiers by the same author was also good. Transsister Radio was also good, it's one of his older ones.

    Theory of Relativity by I can't remember at the moment....

    I haven't personally read Bill Brysons books but I have heard they are excellent, I think I will add them to my summer reading list.

    I also follow the Sue Grafton alphabet series but wasn't thrilled with her last one. I've heard her new one is better.
     
  12. Luminosity

    Luminosity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Vonn , I've been thinkin of reading the Tibetan Book of the Dead ...you just reminded me to get a copy ....

    I've been a major bookworm since I could hold a book lol , got heaps of faves but narrowed are :

    * 'The Bronze Horseman' By Paulina Simmons ( 1st of a two book set)

    * 'The Bridge to Holy Cross' By Paulina Simmons ( sequel to 'The Bronze Horseman' ...its rare for a book and its characters to feel REAL to me and these two books did that to me !)

    * ( EDIT ) I forgot to add 'Tully' By Paulina Simmons

    * 'The Green Mile' By Stephen King

    * 'The Power of One' By Bryce Courtney

    * 'Tandia' By Bryce Courtney ( Sequel to 'The Power of One' )

    * 'The Day After Tomorrow ' By Alan Folsom

    * 'Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood' By Rebecca Wells

    * The Mayfair Witches series By Anne Rice ( 3 books )

    List goes on ...
     

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