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Old 04-30-2009, 07:53 PM   #76
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I'm submersed in Marlow mystery books now, Chandler can paint the nitty-gritty.
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I'm submersed in Marlow mystery books now, Chandler can paint the nitty-gritty.


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Old 04-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #78
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I've stopped buying non-transportation related books: Kindle II FTW! Thanks for suggesting some new downloads.

+1 Enders Game series, Pollan, Adams, Nabakov, Miller, Robbins, Maguire, Cornwell.

My suggestions:
Patrick O'Brian the Aubrey/Maturin series- great action/history/politics new world - esp., if you liked the movie, Master and Commander.

Carl Hiassan - Striptease the book is 38 times better than the movie, which was pretty darn good with whatshernames :boobies, Lucky You will have you soiling yourself.

Tim Dorsey for more cynical Florida serial killer/history laugh out loud reading. Reading them in order is sorta important, as they get a little wishy- washy with the new ones.

For humorous, yet brainy reading (his image was part of the Think Different Apple ad series) Richard P. Feynman Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) is just amazing. There was a movie of portions of his life made starring that great horseman, Matthew Broderick called Infinity

Elmore Leonard is usually absurdist crime humor from the POV of the criminal with the early stuff: can't really recommend the newer stuff 100%

Andre Citroen, The Man and the Motor Cars, is really fascinating- he was an industrialist, and he just happened to build cars that changed the world.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:36 PM   #79
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...Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Adventures of a Curious Character) is just amazing...
indeed, it is.
I just picked up The Pleasure of Finding Things Out (a collection that includes a couple stories from Joking), and it's nearly as good.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:48 PM   #80
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I realize this thread started a year ago, but couldn't resist sharing some of my favorites:

+1 on Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber, Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, Card's Ender-related novels, and Pattern Recognition by William Gibson.

I would also add Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, Possession by A.S. Byatt, The Scar and Perdido Street Station by China Miťville, and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami.

If you're into comics at all, I highly recommend Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman.
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Neal Stephenson, Neal Asher, William h. Gibson (nueromancer is not his best work), douglass adams, richard k. morgan (altered carbon series), a brave new world is an awesome read after 1984 for a interesting compare and contrast. frank herbert's dune.

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Carl Hiassan - Striptease the book is 38 times better than the movie, which was pretty darn good with whatshernames :boobies, Lucky You will have you soiling yourself.
Hiassan's section of my fiction shelf (Kinky Freedman shares that general area).
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If you're into sci-fi this is one of the best evar
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I like autobiographies a lot.

Where the money was by William Sutton, the bank robber, was really good.

The Shoemaker, by Joseph Kallinger, a schizophrenic serial killer.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:51 AM   #86
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see jack run. see jane run. see jack catch jane. i wont spoil the ending tho
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:27 AM   #87
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Picked up a Richard Dawkins book on a whim while in the airport at Hawaii. I've never read him, but he's actually pretty funny. Good book with the occasional dry spell when he gets to topics that aren't as interesting.

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I wish I could read science fiction...just can't stick with it

currently checking out "On War" by Carl von Clausewitz ....

wow......makes one think
Yo planegray. How did you like On War? It is lying on my bookshelf mocking me for the past one year.
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I just finished "Shogun", all six books. I liked it.

Reading "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" to my 4 year old.
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