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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by riodad, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. riodad

    riodad · Active Member

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    Hi folks i have been reading a book by Gorden Ferris . I was recomended this book for my kindle . It has had me gripped for last three evenings has anyone else read his books.Can enyone a similar author .
     
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    Shzz46 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just read dan browns latest book rally enjoyed it as have all his others


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    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    I have never in my life read a book cover to cover but I listen to audio books I get through 4 a month and would highly recommend them if you haven't tried specially for busy people who don't get much quiet time and or like me they read one page and fall asleep, there are too many authors to choose but I love John Grisham and Clive Custer and dan brown and Patricia Cornwell and and and.....
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have read a few Kitty Neal books and I have enjoyed them. Just recently I came across Kathy Reich, I read Bare Bones, which was an excellent book and then Cross Bones, which wasn't as good as Bare Bones. Also I loved reading Kathy Letts Foetal Attraction a few years ago, it was witty and funny and should be read by any lady who has had a baby!! But tbh I have read so many great books and I just couldn't list them all.

    RRB :)
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    All of Sidney Sheldon's novels plus Jeffrey Deavers novels I have enjoyed :thumbup:

    Now am re-reading Angelas Ashes by Frank McCourt . [a favourite of mine ]

    I love a good read and always read before sleep, it helps wind my brain down !

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    DEAN KOONTZ, rocks. Have read all his books. Favourite is Odd Thomas series :mrgreen:
     
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    Terry pratchett love the discworld books

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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Iain M Banks at the moment, plus classic sci fi like John Wyndham adn Isaac Asimov

    Like a good thriller as well, Ian McClean and Ian Fleming are favourites
     
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    I really enjoy Bernard Cornwell, his historical novels are excellent. I've also just finished the latest Dan Brown, but I'm finding him a bit formulaic now. Iain Banks is also a favourite, but I've not read any of his sci-fi novels, and Ian Ranking is really good too. I would rather read a good book than watch telly or see a film or anything!


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  10. Anonymous

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    Emile Zola ... late 19th century novalist. Quite 'risque' and radical for that period in France. Books such as 'The Beast In Man' and 'Earth'. Really conjures up images of French countryside, towns, villages and life during that period. Mainly about human nature.
     
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    I love Zola too. Thomas Hardy and Cormac McCarthy. Hilary Mantel too, with Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies, set in Tudor England. Also John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath had me in tears. ( I know, grapes are a nightmare for type 2s............ :lol: xx)
     
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    Lesley Pearce for me at the moment....
    I have wolf hall must read it
     
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    Dan Silva is excellent - his Gabriel Allon series is outstanding. Most of his later novels are available for the Kindle.
     
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    Also Richard Dawkins (not everyone's cup of tea). Otherwise, not reading anywhere near enough so will try some of everyone's suggestions.
     
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    Charles Dickens
    Sara Paretsky
    Raymond Feist
    Rose Macauley
    Alan Garner
    **** Francis
    Stephen Donaldson

    I spend a lot of time reading. Mainly with a Kindle nowadays due to sore and stiff hands.
     
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    I'll second Dawkins, really makes you think. Also love a bit of Boukowski and Irvine Welch.

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  17. Anonymous

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    I have to say apart from the bible, John Steinbeck "East of Eden is my favourite book ever. "1984"and "animal farm" my second favourite book ever.


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