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Old 09-22-2004, 06:25 PM   #42
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These threads pop up every now and then. I've read some good books at the recommendation of forum readers.

Pillars of The Earth by Ken Follett - Thanks Slap.
Apocalypse Watch - Robert Ludlum - Thanks Alec.
Cold Mountain - Charles Frazier - Thanks Kekomutt (at the Freak)

I'm not a big Sci-Fi reader. The only memorable read in that genre was L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth. They tried to make a series but I didn't like the continuations.

As far as must reads:

Lonesome Dove - Larry McMurtry
The World According to Garp - John Irving
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - Ken Kesey
out of all the Stephen Kings I still like The Shining. (His last two books have been embarassingly bad.)

For something a bit offbeat and highly entertaining try Harlen Coben. Any of his titles that sound sports related. His main character is a Sports Agent - of sorts.

For those of you who enjoy satirical humor and cutting through the political correctness nonsense, try David Sedaris. Naked was great and I have his Me Talk Pretty Some Day waiting in the wings.
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