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01-12-2015, 04:56 PM
RE: Help me find books I'll actually enjoy
Oh, and a fantasy "honorable mention" to more than half of what was written by David Gemmell, in particular the Drenai Saga (my favorite are the two about Waylander the Slayer; Waylander being the first title) and his Troy trilogy, starting with Lord of the Silver Bow.

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01-12-2015, 05:06 PM
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This is a must read, intricate politics woven with religion (and how you can use both to influence people) action, adventure, a love story, drama, and the more you read in the series the more the universe opens up. I recommend reading Frank Herbert's books first then going back and reading the son's prequels then his conclusion (based on notes from his father)

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01-12-2015, 05:07 PM
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(01-12-2015 04:51 PM)RocketSurgeon76 Wrote:  "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong" by James Loewen

Oooh. I gotta read that. Big Grin

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01-12-2015, 05:34 PM
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A great classic one -- Catch 22 by Joseph Heller.

I've read, and re-read this one many times over a 40 year span.

I enjoy it each time.

That's rare...............

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01-12-2015, 05:35 PM
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Death and the Dervish by Meša Selimović is one of he best books I've ever read, I strongly recommend it to anyone.

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01-12-2015, 05:44 PM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2015 01:59 AM by Chas.)
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Almost everything by John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens

Animal Farm, George Orwell
Brave New World[u], Aldous Huxley
[u]Lord of the Flies
, William Golding
Robinson Crusoe], Daniel Dafoe
Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
White Fang, Jack London
The Call of the Wild, Jack London
Ballroom of the Skies, John D. MacDonald
Red Mars/Green Mars/Blue Mars trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson
1632, Eric Flint
All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emma Orczy (Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci )
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Lysistrata, Aristophanes Wink


Not following your parameters, but if you want to laugh intelligently, everything by Bill Bryson.

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01-12-2015, 05:51 PM (This post was last modified: 01-12-2015 05:55 PM by GirlyMan.)
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01-12-2015, 09:42 PM
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Oh yes, Neal Stephenson. Nice one, Chas, though if she wants a page-turner, I'd go for Snow Crash. Nice anti-religion message, too.

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01-12-2015, 11:05 PM
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(01-12-2015 05:44 PM)Chas Wrote:  Almost everything by John Steinbeck, Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens

Animal Farm, George Orwell
Brave New World[u], Aldous Huxley
[u]Lord of the Flies
, William Golding
Robinson Crusoe], Daniel Dafoe
[u]Gulliver's Travels
, Jonathan Swift
The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin
Kidnapped, Robert Louis Stevenson
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
Catch-22, Joseph Heller
White Fang, Jack London
The Call of the Wild, Jack London
Ballroom of the Skies, John D. MacDonald
Red Mars/Green Mars/Blue Mars trilogy, Kim Stanley Robinson
1632, Eric Flint
All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren
To Kill a Mockingbird,
Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein
A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
The Scarlet Pimpernel, Emma Orczy (Baroness Emma Magdolna Rozália Mária Jozefa Borbála "Emmuska" Orczy de Orci )
On the Beach, Nevil Shute
Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert Pirsig
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Sometimes a Great Notion, Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum
Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
Lysistrata, Aristophanes Wink


Not following your parameters, but if you want to laugh intelligently, everything by Bill Bryson.

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01-12-2015, 11:09 PM
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(01-12-2015 01:56 PM)unfogged Wrote:  ...
Funny, I just finished re-reading Shogun and am currently in the middle of Noble House. Tai-Pan will probably follow, along with King Rat.

Based on up's specification I was going to recommend the Shogun series too. They fit her criteria perfectly.

I've read all except the last one cos I haven't found it in print anywhere around here.

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