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  • The Book thread

    So this is a thread about books. What books/type of books do you like reading?

    I like mystery novels. Unless the last page of it is torn out

  • #2
    Nothing too serious, a lot of usual suspects -

    Stephen King
    Dean Koontz
    Dick Laymon, RIP
    James Herbert
    Pat' Cornwall
    John Katzenbach
    Andrew Klavan
    Clive Barker
    Arthur Clarke, RIP
    Anne Rice
    Mick Crichton, RIP
    Robert Harris
    John Sanford ( Prey novels )
    Tolkien, RIP

    to name a few.

    Fav book, just about impossible but probably King's 'The Running Man' (nothing like the terrible movie adaptation) or 'The Stand'. Herbert's rats novels were entertaining too as are Sandford's 'Prey' novels. Bret Ellis' 'American Psycho' is definately the most shocking.

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    • #3
      My two all-time favourite books are Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen and Blood & Gold by Anne Rice.

      My favourite authors at the moment are Evelyn Waugh and Ian McEwan.

      My all-time favourite writer is Shakespeare, Hamlet being my favourite of his plays.

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      • #4
        I'm just about to read
        Dewey-The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron.

        Otherwise i'm eagerly awaiting Olivia de Havilland's autobiography to come out,it was due for release this year but has been put back to 2010,it should be a great read if it is ever released,one of the last true Hollywood stars from the silver screen who is still alive today.

        Favourite novel which i never get sick of reading over again is Bram Stokers Dracula,it is so atmospheric.

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        • #5
          The good reads i've had lately are

          Michael Parkinsons biography
          Dawn French's biography
          Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
          Young Stalin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

          Next purchase is
          Catherine the Great & Potemkin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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          • #6
            I only ever read non-fiction. if I'm gonna waste my time reading, I may as well learn something. At the moment I am reading the White Masai, having just finished the 3rd book in ther series (Yes I'm re-working the order!) Very interesting read, you forget just how big a world it is sometimes and how vastly different our lifestyles are!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by twik408 View Post
              Nothing too serious, a lot of usual suspects -

              Stephen King
              Dean Koontz

              Dick Laymon, RIP
              James Herbert
              Pat' Cornwall
              John Katzenbach
              Andrew Klavan
              Clive Barker
              Arthur Clarke, RIP
              Anne Rice
              Mick Crichton, RIP
              Robert Harris
              John Sanford ( Prey novels )
              Tolkien, RIP

              to name a few.

              Fav book, just about impossible but probably King's 'The Running Man' (nothing like the terrible movie adaptation) or 'The Stand'. Herbert's rats novels were entertaining too as are Sandford's 'Prey' novels. Bret Ellis' 'American Psycho' is definately the most shocking.
              We have some similar tastes there Twik....

              I also enjoy real life murder and crime stories......

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              • #8
                if you like action thriller novels, check out Robert Ludlum, he is the one who wrote the Bourne Series.

                Ludlum has passed away, but he started a series called "Covert One" which is a great read if you like spy and espionage novels.

                Delecto Oriens est odio Meridianus
                To love Easts is to hate Souffs

                Originally posted by Bill Shankley, Liverpool FC
                At a football club, there’s a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don’t come into it. They are only there to sign the cheques.
                Originally posted by Andy Raymond Commentating Souffs V Manly 18/04/09
                The fireworks at the Easter show are making more noise than the crowd tonight

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by phantom View Post
                  We have some similar tastes there Twik....

                  I also enjoy real life murder and crime stories......
                  John Saul and Thomas Harris are others in that genre I like and you should check out Sandford's 'Prey' series of novels centering on Minneapolis cop Lucas Davenport.

                  Clive Barker has the wildest imagination of any writer I've read.

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                  • #10
                    No Guts ,No Glory-Conversations with Bette Davis by Whitney Stine.
                    I have had this book for years and just love picking it up every now and then and just read a brief section,it is a bit like a comfort book for me,if i'm feeling a bit down i often read a bit of it and feel a lot better.

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                    • #11
                      With catching the train each from the Central Coast, I usually have a book wih me. Currently I am reading Lord of the Flies.

                      Recently I have read:

                      The Fatal Shore
                      1788
                      Marching Powder - good book about a prison in Columbia.

                      Other top books I have enjoyed:

                      The Fountainhead
                      Altas Shrugged
                      The Wasp Factory

                      Cant say I am book worm though.

                      Oh, I also love the way Rebecca Wilson strings 2 words together.

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                      • #12
                        I prefer non-fiction over fiction.
                        Northern and Eastern Suburbs Rooster

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