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Books Recommendations Thread

Discussion in 'History & Literature' started by TurfMoor-Army, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. TurfMoor-Army

    TurfMoor-Army Registered User

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    I know we have a what are you reading now thread, but that isn't necessarily a recommendation.

    I thought we could have a list of books we have read and which we thoroughly enjoyed? I will start:

    'Amid the Shadows'
    Michael C Grimley

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amid-Shadows-Michael-C-Grumley-ebook/dp/B00FFXHMEE

    It is free on kindle at the time of this post

    If you like Dan Brown, you will like this. The plot is somewhat far-fetched and I didn't expect much because it was free.

    It was amazing though. A real page turner, good vs evil, a lot of action etc, a lot if history, famous locations etc.

    For a free book you can't go wrong, but I would of happily paid RRP for it. I am going to try some of his other books.
     
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    The Narrow Road to The Deep North. - Richard Flannagen

    Graphic depiction of the senslessness of imperialist war, human suffering, human fear, the hell of POW camps and the aftermath.
     
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    The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
     
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    I’m currently reading Ed James atm, it’s a detective series.

    It’s really good.
     
  5. Panja

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    The Life Of Pi by Yann Martel.

    I used to read a lot, especially around the time that this book came out and I must admit I was truly astounded by it. It's one of those rare novels where you have to put the book down and think about what you've just read in a WTF moment.
     
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    Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
     
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    Proper makes you think that book .One of my favourites
     
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    Panja In a land down under

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    It was made into a film in 2010 and is well worth searching out if you can and haven't already.

     
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    Yeah - good book
     
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    I spotted this in a 2nd hand bookshop yesterday so have purchased it on your recommendation. It better not be the literal version of the White Album is all I'm saying..

    Nearly finished The Terror, highly recommended if it keeps up the pace.
     
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    What you don't want it to be totally brilliant?? But in all honesty she is a crackin' writer .
     
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    200 pages in, quite simply brilliant.
     
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    Simon Critchley "What we think about when we think about football" It is only brief (about 150 pages) but is the strangest, most complex & scientific book I have ever read about the game. Highly recommended but be warned Critchley is a lifelong Liverpool fan & a big fan of Jurgen Klopp.
     
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    I am a newbie in here and just found this thread, I love a good book and my favorite authors are...

    Robert Ludlam (1927-2001)
    Michael Crichton (1942-2008)
    Jack Higgins (!929 - )
    Lee Child (1954- )

    I have gone potty on Lee Child and his Jack Reacher books and have read the lot and have a few in the bedroom unit and his last book I read was The Midnight Line and as per normal for me it was brill.

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    Dan Brown, Robert Patterson, Stephen King, Lee Child, anything by these guys is usually a good read.
     
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    Has anyone read anything by an author called Mark Dawson ?
     

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