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Old 04-14-18, 04:18 PM
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Harry Potter and the cup fire

I could recommend all of the Harry potter to be honest.
I love to read them...
Maybe I should start again as it's been several years now since I read one!
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Old 05-08-18, 02:51 AM
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Favorite author Pelevin, none mentioned but I do love all of his novels, the last I've read SNUFF, brought great pleasure to me
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankel

Always a great read...
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post

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Before I read those two novels this guy remained my favorite author of fiction and he's still my favorite short story author. My favorite from the above excellent collection (no longer in print as pictured) are: "To Build a Fire" and "Lost Face". I've probably read everything the guy wrote that's been printed including war correspondence (The Russo-Japanese war and the military expedition going after Pancho Villa) and sports reporting.


(end of excerpt)
Speaking about Jack London short stories, did you ever read "A Piece of Steak"?
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Speaking about Jack London short stories, did you ever read "A Piece of Steak"?
I did but can't completely remember the plotline. I don't believe it's in any of the compilations that I have so I must've either read it in a school or public library when very young.

EDIT:

Woops, it's in the one pictured

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Old 05-16-18, 01:16 PM
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one summer I read every cycling book at my local library. that was fun




I especially liked "Rough Ride" by Paul Kimmage
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Old 06-26-18, 03:23 PM
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Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond
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Old 09-27-18, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by biketourjapan View Post
Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankel
Always a great read...
+1 on Frankel. Also, Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha".

Other non-fiction fun reads, Toby Lester's "Fourth Part of the World: The Epic Story of History's Greatest Map", Simon Singh's "Fermat's Last Theorem", and John Gribbin's "The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors"

For fiction, all of Jane Austen. Like Patrick O'Brian's novels, I appreciate Austen's novels more each time I read them.
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Old 09-27-18, 04:09 PM
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"Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco ...
Good to see somebody mention Umberto Eco.

Read "Il nome della rosa" (1980, The Name of the Rose). Loved the concept, the era, the characters. IMO, the writing in this particular story is fairly dense but it has great plot, characters.

Haven't read "Il pendolo di Foucault" (1988, Foucault's Pendulum), yet. Just might do that.

The writer passed away a couple years ago, sadly, but was a prolific writer.
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Old 09-27-18, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
Good to see somebody mention Umberto Eco.

Read "Il nome della rosa" (1980, The Name of the Rose). Loved the concept, the era, the characters. IMO, the writing in this particular story is fairly dense but it has great plot, characters.

Haven't read "Il pendolo di Foucault" (1988, Foucault's Pendulum), yet. Just might do that.

The writer passed away a couple years ago, sadly, but was a prolific writer.
You'll enjoy Foucaults' Pendulum. It's not so much a cohesive novel as a journal structured like Frankenstein and Dracula. It works well for the nearly encyclopedic coverage of spiritual and myth anecdotes that Eco weaves together to create a plausible conspiracy scenario.

I reread it every few years and my hardcover version is filled with underlining, margin notes and Post-It Notes. Every time I reread it there's something newly relevant based on current events.

The story and characters aren't classically picaresque, but there's something about it that invites the reader to associate with it and imagine hiimself/herself in the story.
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Old 06-20-19, 08:51 AM
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Loved this book ^^ It is one of the only books that no matter where I was reading this book - on the bus, eating my lunch, etc. - people would stop me and talk with me about this book.
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Old 06-22-19, 03:36 AM
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^ slightly preferred the fountainhead but i get the love for atlas shrugged.


try to reread tom sawyer every few years to recapture that mischievous, youthful vibe. a connecticut yankee at king arthur's court is always worthy as well.


count of monte cristo is always a good one to reread.


utopia by sir thomas more as a quickie novella play.


candide by voltaire-ditto.


frankenstein by mary shelley is fantastic and beyond what you expect, despite what you know. somewhat the same with dracula by bram stoker.


the odyssey by homer has so much packed into it.


catch-22 by joseph heller is hilarious.


wind, sand and stars by antoine de saint-exupery (also wrote the little prince) is an unbelievable travelogue that reads like pure poetry. essential.


one hundred years of solitude or love in the time of cholera by gabriel garcia marquez are both worthy investments.


remains of the day or the unconsoled by kazuo ishiguro for self-examination.


for the dark side, american psycho by bret easton ellis.


macbeth, julius caesar or richard iii for further extremes by shakespeare.


herodotus-the histories for imagination and history.


the right stuff by tom wolfe.


treasure island by robert louis stevenson.


mary austin-land of little rain for a little western nature writing. same with john muir-mountains of california.


hunter s. thompson-fear and loathing in las vegas for expanding the expected.


peter mathiesen-the snow leopard for capturing the eternal anticipation/hunt.


anything by john mcphee (non-fiction) but especially coming into the country, in control of nature (chapter three), encounters with the archdruid

and any of the four novels (assembling california/basin and range/rising from the plains/in suspect terrain) that comprise the pulitzer-winning annals

of the former world.
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Old 06-25-19, 09:48 AM
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The Perfect Storm & Into Thin Air
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I thoroughly enjoyed both those books. I have A Man Called Ove out of the library at the moment. Still need to start it though. Been spending too much time listening to podcasts.
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Old 06-26-19, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
I thoroughly enjoyed both those books. I have A Man Called Ove out of the library at the moment. Still need to start it though. Been spending too much time listening to podcasts.
A Man Called Ove is an excellent book (I listened to the audio book) as well as a very good movie, available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. I recommend both.
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I decided to read historical book about 20 century's wars.
I recommend On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle, by Hampton Sides.
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I've been thoroughly fascinated with this book... reading it twice, and still going back to sections again.

Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind

Seventy thousand years ago, there were at least six different human species on earth. They were insignificant animals, whose ecological impact was less than that of fireflies or jellyfish. Today, there is only one human species left: Us. **** sapiens. But we rule this planet.

Sapiens, the book, takes us on a breath-taking ride through our entire human history, from its evolutionary roots to the age of capitalism and genetic engineering, to uncover why we are the way we are.
Sapiens focuses on key processes that shaped humankind and the world around it, such as the advent of agriculture, the creation of money, the spread of religion and the rise of the nation state.
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold : John LeCarre >>> one of the best espionage novels ever even the movie with Richard Burton is rewatchable xxxx
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I'm fond of Marco Polo, Travels. This book is definitely worth reading. He dictated stories of his travels throughout Europe and Asia to a cellmate after he was imprisoned during a war between Venice and Genoa, and the Travelswas born. It became, by medieval standards, a bestseller. I read it when I was woking on my essay about Medieval Literature. With some help of writing service I finished it on the highest level. (Thanks to the reviews on https://paidpaper.net/).

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Originally Posted by Aubergine View Post
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
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I really enjoyed Bel Canto too, and State of Wonder was my first thought when I saw this thread.

I'd add A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles to the list.
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I really enjoyed Bel Canto too, and State of Wonder was my first thought when I saw this thread.

I'd add A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles to the list.
definitely enjoyed that one. good call.
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Master and Margarita, i think. I read a lot because I want to be a great writer. But for this I need a lot of training. For example, I buy essays on the Internet and then I learn to make up stories from these essays https://anonymous-essay.com/. I think it helps me, so I will continue on.

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Slaying the Badger by Richard Moore. Battle of the '86 TDF between Hinault and Lemond. Hard to put down.

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (author of Seabiscuit) true story of WWII hero Louie Zamperini who ran the Olympics and then became a Air Force pilot in the war and was captured and held by the Japanese. A story that I found impossible to put down and is far more detailed and horrible than the movie by the same name. I have purchased this book and given it to several people.
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read a lot of books and this one, no matter where I was reading it (on the bus, in the cafe, on a plane) had people stopping me and wanting to talk about it.
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Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read a lot of books and this one, no matter where I was reading it (on the bus, in the cafe, on a plane) had people stopping me and wanting to talk about it.
I really like this book, have read it several times and found something new once. The concept and philosophy of the writer is very close to me. I really love history too, especially the history of the 20th century, which is filled with events and very important political paradigms that have changed the whole world. Now I have to write a very serious history research paper. I turned to PapersOwl for help, who began to help me with my history research paper topic,with the selection of literature, sources, and ideas to include in my research work. I highly recommend that you contact a professional.

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