TOPIC: Which Book Shall I read?

Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2744

Calling all Dadtalkers

I am away for a couple of nights a week for the next month or so and want to read whilst away (rather than work in the hotel room)

I generally read thrillers like Lee Childs, James Patterson etc.

What books would you recommend?

Mario

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2840

Have you read "when the wind blows" by James Patterson - excellent thriller with a hint of a Sci Fi element.The book centers on Frannie O'Neill, a veterinarian, whose husband was killed a few years before the story takes place. The action takes place in Bear Bluff, Colorado. She meets Kit Harrison, an FBI agent, when he rents out her cabin in the woods behind her house. One night, after driving home after a friend's mysterious death, Frannie sees a small girl with wings, running in the forest......... I really enjoyed it - good book.

Or try something different "The Stand" - Stephen King. This isn't your usual king book less horror more fantasy. The story starts with the release of a superflu that kills 99.4% of the human population.....and how the survivors try to carry. Great book, absolutely stunning read. If you have seen the mini series of it forget it - no where near as good as the book. One of my fav books ever.

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2843

Hi,

I really enjoy Dan Brown, and find that when i read them i cant put them down, however many times you read them ! his latest is the "lost sybol." It really kept me on edge and is worth a read if you havnt already.

I also really enjoy "real life" storys and reading about how people overcome problems etc, this may not be your cup of tea but the books are really moving and its difficult to not have some kind of reaction to them - the series that spring to mind are - A child called it / The lost boy / A man called Dave - very emotional and again, hard to put them down ! i read these whilst working abroad and found that ontop of working 80+ hours a week, I still managed to read them very quickly.

Hope you find something to keep you entertained, let me know what you end up reading !

Me x

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2948

Hi Cal,

I was a Dan Brown fan as well - though i could finish the lost symbol - got bored half through, found it a bit samey (is that a word) to the earlier two Robert Langdon books.

Mario,

I'm a big fan of Tom Clancy - his Jack Ryan books are a great read. Political intrigue, fast paced and exciting.


Let us know what you read and if you enjoy it........

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2953

Hi all

Some great tips there and I love James Patterson and Dan Brown. Starting to read the third book in the Jack Whyte trilogy about the knights in the middle ages - the first two were great books!!

Before that I read "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas" only took a day but what a great book.

Just thinking about this post and what is my favourite ever book...for me it is "The Chinaman" by Stephen Leather really exciting heart racing read.

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 1 month ago #2990

I loved the Gap series by Stephen R Donaldson, it is a pentalogy. If you are into sci-fi/fantasy, think you will really love it. I read it when I was doing an extensive bit of travelling a few years ago. Was really miffed sometimes at the end of the journey as I had to close the book. :)
The first book is quite short, so even if you do not like it, you do not feel that you have wasted a lot of time.

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 2 weeks ago #3093

Gap Series - never heard of it - what's it about ?

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 11 years 2 weeks ago #3101

What about 'The Game' by Martina Cole - have you heard of it? Quite gripping gangster type story. Easy reading but very enjoyable....I couldn't put it down on holiday.

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 10 years 10 months ago #4037

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My reading pile is ever growing. I'm currently reading two books at once, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (which is a re-writing of Jane Austens works, its very funny and even my Austen adoring missus likes it) and Battle Royale (a Japanese novel, obviously translated to English, its like a Tarantino re-write of Lord of the Flies).

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 10 years 10 months ago #4040

Some interesting sounding books Wev - may go searching on the net for them

Thanks

Mario

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 10 years 9 months ago #4471

You could try The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ... it's a bit hyped at the minute with the films being made of the trilogy, but the first book is definitely worth reading. Very slow to begin with, but picks up pace once Lisbeth is introduced.

I'm on Northern Lights at the moment, it does suck me in at times. Looking forward to finishing it so can read the rest of the trilogy.

Michael Marshall is brilliant: The Straw Men trilogy is definitely worth a read. Some very big freak out moments, but it's a brilliant thriller.

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Re: Which Book Shall I read? 10 years 9 months ago #4486

Hey all!! I'm currently in a bidding war on eBay for 2 hard back books on how to prepare for your childs first year and tips hints etc on how to be a good dad. Are there any more you could suggest? Or if you have books you no longer need I'm willing to buy them or would be even better if their free ;) - Aidan

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