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Postby tigerlilly » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:41 am

Hey all,

I'm always looking for a good book to read. Suggestions? What are your favorites?
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Postby tigerlilly » Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:43 am

I've read both of those. Haven't read the book you recommend, though. Thanks!
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Postby jibmaster » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:04 pm

Best book I ever read is Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz. I have an 1897 copy.
His writing is gripping. 515 pages of 'can't put it down'.
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Postby John Duffield » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:13 pm

If you haven't done the classics, do those. "The Histories" by Herodotus. "Metamorphoses" by Ovid. Those two for starters. All of Shakespeare, Dante and much other stuff, is pulled right out of those two books. Even Movie plots. Interesting to read it in the - more or less - original.
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Postby jibmaster » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:34 pm

While I'm not a christian or religious in any form, I still found Quo Vadis to be one of my favorite books of all time.
Here are some reviews.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/538845.Quo_Vadis
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Re: Good Books

Postby Augie Medina » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:18 pm

tigerlilly wrote:Hey all,

I'm always looking for a good book to read. Suggestions? What are your favorites?


Preliminary question: what are your favorite subjects, adventure, biography, history, pop culture? If you like wild stories, sexy plots, plenty of destruction, the doings of dysfunctional families, YET great food for thought and portrayal of fascinating ethical dilemmas, you can't beat the first book of the Jewish bible, Genesis.
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Postby radson » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:49 pm

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Postby Uncleman » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:58 am

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I have the paperback, but it's available for Kindle too. Great action adventure with a mountaineering theme.


http://www.amazon.com/Fury-Bear-ebook/dp/B0034KZ1ZM
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Postby Mountain_girl » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:37 am

Touching the Void by Joe Simpson is one of my very very favorites, but you probably already read it...
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Postby Levi » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:58 am

The Alchemist and The Things They Carried are two fantastic books!
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Postby Marmaduke » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:50 am

All Robert Ludlum Books
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Postby Charles » Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:23 pm

John Duffield wrote:If you haven't done the classics, do those. "The Histories" by Herodotus. "Metamorphoses" by Ovid. Those two for starters. All of Shakespeare, Dante and much other stuff, is pulled right out of those two books. Even Movie plots. Interesting to read it in the - more or less - original.

Herodotus rules!
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Postby oldandslow » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:30 pm

Today I got two emails about Christopher Moore's book, "Fool." Amazon told me that it is on sale. Christopher Moore told me that it is coming out in paperback today. This is a very funny book, loosely based on "King Lear."
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