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"The Road" . Very good post apoc. if you like that sort of thing. I liked the movie as well. I just started "Without Warning" by J. Birmingham. So far, it's pretty entertaining.
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Mitch rapp series by Vince Flynn
Scot Harvath series by Brad Thor
DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons are amazing. Lost Symbol had a crappy ending
No love for my boy Dostoyevsky???
I hated reading Heart of Darkness (I have two versions ironically). Maybe it's because I was forced to read them which makes me dislike certain books more than I normally would. I did like the Norton version though with all the documented images and short stories that tie in with race and racism.
My favorite sports book is 'Seasons in Hell' about the early 70's Texas Rangers considered the worst team in baseball history. Funny as hell.
i love Dos but Tolstoy more
What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, that resistance is overcome.--Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
my favorite two books ever are:
Essays and Aphorisms by Schopenhauer
The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant
I hear you but I never had that problem even when I was younger. I had to read Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein, Things Fall Apart, 1984 etc for honors English in high school and still liked them all. There were definitely some I didn't care for including The Metamorphosis, The Turn of The Screw, and Lord of the Rings. I've always liked the LOTR film trilogy but I thought the book was a real snoozer TBH.
Books I read as a kid but that are must reads...
Where The Red Fern Grows (GOAT)
My Side of the Mountain
Standing on a hill in my mountain of dreams,
Telling myself it's not as hard as it seems - Led Zeppelin
Arab-Israeli conflict books have been a good read for me lately. I liked "The Holocaust is over: We Must Rise from its Ashes" by Avraham Burg, although it's understandable why so many Jews seem to hate it.
Can't go wrong with Tom Clancy. His actual novels, not the sh!t that just has his name on it.
Probably the funniest book I ever read was "Freshman" by Michael Gerber. Utterly hilarious parody of a college.
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however steinbeck is my favorite author and i've read and love all of his books. tortilla flat is a great read if you are looking for something a little less serious compared to grapes of wrath/mice & men
Ha Where the Red Fern Grows.
I still remember my 5th grade teacher reading that and crying. Half the kids at our table were crying, and the kid next to me said "there is a bug in my eye"
Stupid Mountain Lions.
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Conrad can be difficult to read. Its crazy that a guy that didn't learn English until his mid 20s can have such an depth of use of the English Language.
His other books are good too.
Favorite childhood books were The Hatchet and The Animorphs.
Brian's Winter > Hatchet
Hatchet was awesome..
Golden is better then Jimbo... I feared it was true. He is going to hoist a crystal ball there - fsufsu
lol, I read that book probably 50 times compared to about once with Hatchet.
My lab, now 11 years old, is named Little Ann (call her Annie for short)
The Racketeer by John Grisham was really good
Anybody read Jim Abbots book? Picked it up today since ill be traveling the next week. Almost went with Boys will be Boys on the 90's Cowboys.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
FFS, I just typed a massive list for you and somehow killed it with a sweep of my hand, so this one is shorter:
Louis L'Amour's series The Sacketts. Start with the first one...it'll cover a few centuries from, I guess...1500s or 1600s England to the Wild West here.
The Last Coach by Allan Barra. Best book I ever read on a sports icon, just because it showed all the warts and all the greatness, had massive information about things you haven't always heard about.
Several good ones already mentioned. For the mainstream stuff, I like the various series by these guys:
James Patterson (Alex Cross and other series), Lee Child (Reacher), Jonathan Kellerman(Alex Deleware), Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington, but others good too), John Sandford (Virgil Flowers series). You might like Stephen King's - The Dark Tower series. It was definitely different. But I think the best work by Stephen King was The Stand.
I'm forgetting several, but I don't feel like working that hard twice.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
What type of history?
The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire is pretty good by Gibbon
Any of Adrian Goldworthy books on the Roman empire are interesting.
Shelby Footes 3 volumes on the US Civil War are awesome too. Easy to read and actually interesting.
Crime and Punishment is a good start for Pychological thrillers.
Even though its for a younger crows, still a nice book & upcoming movie
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