Recommended books?

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  1. D_Ellerby Eatsprick

    D_Ellerby Eatsprick New Member

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    Maybe it's quite odd to ask on here what are some good books to read?

    I usually read anything but I'm a huge fan of non-fiction books. I don't mind fiction books but it has to be a worthy read. I prefer books that can cram my head full of interesting knowledge (and no Bathroom Readers do not count)

    I just recently read "The Hot Zone" which is about the Ebola virus. I also just finished read "Look at Me In My Eyes" which is about Asperger's Syndrome and now I'm reading Bonk which is by Mary Roach which is about sex and science.

    Thanks all in advance :)
     
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    I read additively. I can give you three fiction writers I adore and I'd recommend everything they've written: Steven McCauley, Dennis Lehane and James Lee Burke. You won't be disappointed.
     
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    I read some books and short stories by Carson McCullers and I enjoy them so far. I also like Sherman Alexie's books, and Irvine Welsh's early novels/short stories.
     
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    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
     
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    'The Power of One' and 'Tandia' by Bryce Courtenay are good. They're about this kid who grows up in 40s South Africa wanting to be a boxer - and about all the things he encounters while growing up - apartheid, relationships, religion, etc.

    A good non-fiction book is 'The Great Deception' by Christopher Booker/Richard North. If you want to know anything about the development of the EU from its inception to the present day - and where it may be headed in the future - then this is a good (and slightly alarming) read.
     
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    Really, Jason. Ramp it down for us little people.
     
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    I am reading
    A Little Girl Is Missing

    Samuel Roen

    If your into true crime books this is a must.

    I already read,
    House Of Secrets, by Lowell Cauffiel

    Now that was a CRAZY book!!!!!:eek:
     
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    You have no idea how happy I am to have read this ! I saw the movie The Power of One years ago in school, and loved the movie but never caught the author's name !!

    Thank you !! :)
     
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    recently read A BOY NAMED SHEL, about Shel Silverstein. A good decent read. Could have been longer. And THE COLOR OF MAGIC by Terry Pratchett. John Birmingham's HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND is both a good book and movie, if you can find them.
     
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    Two that moved me:

    Dove: A teenage boy sails around the world alone. Robin Lee Graham.

    Fate is the Hunter: The harrowing life of a professional pilot before, during, and after WWII. Ernest Gann.
     
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    I just finnished Richard Mathison's Hunted past reason. A very good thriller.
     
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    one of my favorite books/movies!! i found both on Amazon.com at a good price.

    *draws heart around Mr. ZOS23xy*
    you just got like four million "you fucking rock" points.
     
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    Not really into books but i enjoyed stephen king's Insomnia...actually the last book i read about seven years ago now.....i grew up loving Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach and Tolkein's 'The Hobbit'
     
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    Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer.

    One of the best I read last year.
     
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    Awww thanks! :D

    I loved the movie too - altho the book is quite different in some ways. A girl I know recommended the book and it took me about a year to read it (slow reader, lol). Really good tho - quite hard-hitting at times, but you learn a huge amount about all sorts of things. :)
     
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    Anything by Iain Banks or Augusten Burroughs.
     
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    read INTO THIN AIR and INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer.

    read THE TIPPING POINT and BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell.
     
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    Daredevil By Brian Michael Bendis.
     
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    I recently read 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khalid Hosseini. That and 'The Kite Runner' are two great novels by him. I recommend highly.
     
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