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  1. Steve9pm

    Steve9pm Strangely obsessed with cheap manual wind watches. Nov 28, 2019

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    I’m always looking for new books to read (fiction or nonfiction) and would greatly appreciate if you could share your favorite book(s).

    I’ll start: Dune by Frank Herbert.
     
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  2. STANDY

    STANDY schizophrenic pizza orderer and watch collector Nov 28, 2019

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  3. SeanO

    SeanO Nov 28, 2019

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    EE Doc Smith "The Lensman" series.

    finest Space Opera ever written.
     
  4. Tristanp

    Tristanp Nov 28, 2019

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    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas
    Hunter S Thompson
     
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  5. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 28, 2019

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    Anything by Dr Thompson of course ( I have em all) but LOTR rules.
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  6. akshayluc420

    akshayluc420 Nov 28, 2019

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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
     
  7. hmss007

    hmss007 Nov 28, 2019

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    The Four Agreements changed my life perspective. I recommend it to all my friends, family, and co-workers. Quick read.

    For fun, anything by Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone series.
     
  8. Gav1967

    Gav1967 Nov 28, 2019

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    I devour books avidly and I second the Hunter S comments but never yet got round to Tolkein strangely (on my list though!).

    the best book I have read recently is "the narrow road to the deep north" by Richard Flanagan - beautifully written and thought provoking.

    Favourite light reading is anything by John Le Carre - I have them all

    Current Book
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  9. kip595

    kip595 Nov 28, 2019

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    Mine is All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren, beautiful, cynical, and ultimately heartbreaking. But there's nothing wrong with a good Raymond Chandler mystery or a Ray Bradbury yarn. And then there's Bukowski...
     
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  10. SBS74

    SBS74 Nov 28, 2019

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    The Neurotic personality of our time by Karen Horney 93429BCE-4BED-4790-9C84-8020E5B36212.jpeg
     
  11. djmusicman

    djmusicman Nov 28, 2019

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    I like graphic novels and my favourite is Persepolis :)
     
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  12. JohnnyRocket

    JohnnyRocket Nov 28, 2019

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    Tom Clancy....The Sum of All Fears.

    Followed by...2001 A Space Oddesey...Arthur C. Clarke.

    Best Historical...The Rise And Fall of the Third Reich
    William L Shirer.
     
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  13. mswilks

    mswilks Nov 28, 2019

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    An eclectic mix of recommendations from this year's reading ...

    The Cellist of Sarajevo (Galloway)
    Laurus (Vodolazkin)
    Studies in the Sermon on the Mount (Lloyd-Jones)
    The Border Trilogy (McCarthy)
    All the Light We Cannot See (Doerr)
    The Piano Shop on the Left Bank (Carhart)

    Long-time favorites, though, include all of Wendell Berry's novels, A Dance to the Music of Time (Powell), pre-1950 Hemingway, The Dark Tower series (King), and Lord of the Rings (Tolkien).
     
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  14. bubba48

    bubba48 Nov 28, 2019

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    One off my 847 books? difficult to say but I can try
    Among French novels, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
    Among British, The Power and the Glory by Graham Green
    Among American, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
    Among Italian, Il deserto dei Tartari by Dino Buzzati

    But I also love the SF novels and short stories by Isaac Asimov
     
  15. CPRwatch

    CPRwatch Nov 28, 2019

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    The ragged trousered philanthropists by Robert tressell.
     
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  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Nov 28, 2019

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    I was raised on Sci Fi. Asimov’s Foundation books are outstanding. Steinbeck was a genius.
     
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  17. verithingeoff

    verithingeoff Nov 28, 2019

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    HMS Ulysses by Alistair Maclean
    Grapes of Wrath by Steinbeck
    Foundation by Asimov
    Jerusalem Poker Edward Whittemore
     
  18. Professor

    Professor Nov 28, 2019

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    I lucked onto a hardback "Simultaneous First Edition" of "Forbidden Planet". Paid 25 cents for it at a salvage store. it along with many other books had been found locked away in the ancient vault of the former payroll office of the factory building the salvage store had set up shop. No telling how they finally got the vault open, perhaps someone found the combination in some old paperwork.
    Anyway the book is in extraordinarily good condition. The dust cover is in good condition with only a little wear at the edges. intact dust covers for this edition are very rare. I've seen this edition on rare book sites priced at more than two grand with beat up and torn dust covers.
    The publication of the book was deliberately delayed till the day the motion picture was released.
    When I read the book I found it was a little different from the film and with scenes not in the movie.

    Another old and more or less rare book in my collection is "The Earth Abides". I don't see how that one was never made into a movie, but all post apocalypse books and films owe a great debt to that book.

    Recent books I've found to be great reads.
    "The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril".
    https://www.amazon.com/Chinatown-Death-Cloud-Peril-Novel/dp/074328786X
    "I Cover the Waterfront"
    https://www.amazon.com/I-Cover-Waterfront-Max-Miller/dp/1569802637
     
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  19. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 28, 2019

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    Most everything by Paul Theroux. I have read all but about half a dozen of his books. A favourite? Probably his book The Great Railway Bazaar, Riding the Iron Rooster, maybe his book Deep South. He is a very prolific author. Fiction and travel are his focus. So many books...........so many!
     
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  20. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Nov 28, 2019

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    No one mentions the Kama Sutra?
     
  21. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Nov 28, 2019

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    MWO...1st edition...tons [and tons] of fabulous pics...:thumbsup:

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  22. Canuck

    Canuck Nov 28, 2019

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    Must be “heavy reading”!
     
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  23. lillatroll

    lillatroll Nov 28, 2019

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    The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
    The Third Policeman by Flan O Brien
    The Book thief by Marcus Zusac
    Anything by Walter Mosley for light entertainment
     
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  24. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 28, 2019

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    "The Road Less Traveled" by Scott Peck.
     
  25. M'Bob

    M'Bob Nov 28, 2019

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    Not unless you mention "chiropractor" in the same breath...
     
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  26. TexOmega

    TexOmega Nov 28, 2019

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    “A River Runs Though it It” Norman Maclean

    I too love a “4 count rhythm and the hope a fish will rise.”
     
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