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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bki122689, Dec 13, 2008.
Looking for a good recent book to read, now that i have time. Any suggestions?
What genre do you like to read? Name two or three of your favorite books so people can get an idea of your tastes.
I think you might want to narrow it down a bit.... what sort of books do you usually like?
books with humor, thrillers, and mystery are always good.
Books by Carl Hiaasen are great fun. Skin Tight, Basket Case and Lucky You are amongst his best imo. Also recommend The Crow Road by Iain Banks.
I'm currently reading Blindness by Jose Saramago. I haven't seen the movie because it doesn't look very good, but the book is stunning.
Why We Suck, Leary
Happy Endings, Norton
I love my Jonathan & Faye Kellerman, Richard Noth Patterson, & James Patterson, as wicked thrillers...
Look for Ian Rankin, famous for Inspector Rebus, very gripping.
Also Terry Pratchet ans his discworld books are great.
Sorry if you have read them before, a bit obvious but they are my favourite writers.
1984 by George Orwell
I just read, and enjoyed, The Quiet American and The Ministry of Fear by Graham Greene, although the former isn't really a mistery if you know the history behind the Vietnam war.
The Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett; you won't be able to put it down.
If you want something deeper, go for The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini or Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Both are excellent works of modern literature.
I am also a fan of Orwell's work. I recommend Animal Farm I found it hilarious and makes you think too.
Duma Key by Stephen King
Just bought it; glad to hear it's good.
Messiah by Boris Starling
James Herbert's written some good thriller/horror books. 'Sepulchre', 'Moon', 'The Ghosts Of Sleath' and The Rats trilogy are all good reads.
And although these aren't really in the genres/types you mentioned, they're both excellent books- two of my favourites:
'You're OK, It's Just A Bruise' by Dr Rob Huizenga
'Nine Lives- Confessions Of A Master Jewel Thief' by Bill Mason
+1 for this.
Also, Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
If you like humor, mainly sarcastic humor I would suggest Dirty Job by Christopher Moore.
I also suggest Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Its not comedy but it is a really good read.
another recommendation for 1984, amazing novel
also try Ender's Game, that's another book I couldn't put down
And after that read the Shadow saga (Shadow of the...).
Those books don't conform to what you like because they are sci-fi, but give it a try if you haven't. You could like a different genre!
that, and all four Space Odessey's by Arthur C. Clarke.
im currently reading.. man, the kindle is making me read once again.(thankful for mom who couldn't figure out how to use it _
Inside Steve's Brain by Leander Kahney
very interesting perspective imo
thanks for the posts guys it really helped a lot.
I saw the movie, it started very powerful, but then lost touch.
read it awesome freaking love it
Omg ktie runner is my all time favorite books. Have you read the other book by Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Animal farm another classic, also loved it.
Im gonna to to the library tomorrow to rent some of these out. Got a good month to read a few books before the next semester.
"The Forever War" by John Haldeman.
Terrific sci-fi book, soon to be a film by Ridley Scott.
I haven't, but it's on my "need to read" list. Have you?
If you liked The Kite Runner, I'm confident Life of Pi is right up your alley. The beginning is a little slow, but follow through, because it has an amazing ending.