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What Is Your Favourite Book?  
User currently offlineIamcanadian From Canada, joined May 2001, 734 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Hey all, it's summer time and I thought I'd catch up on some reading. The only problem is, I'm not sure which books to read!

Yes, I HAVE read the Da Vinci Code, so that's been crossed off the list. I've also read the Lord Of The Rings as well as the Harry Potter octology (or whatever it's at now).

Any ideas?


Shut up and calculate.
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User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Read the book that came before the Da Vinci Code, Angels And Demons. Also a Dan Brown book with Langdon in it but in my opinion far better than the Da Vinci Code.

Tom



"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
User currently offlineStormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town - Stephen Leacock
The entire Foundation series - Issac Asimov
Wild Swans - Jung Chang
Who Has Seen the Wind - W.O. Mitchell



It's not road rage. It's COURTESY ENFORCEMENT.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

 Smile


User currently offlineIamcanadian From Canada, joined May 2001, 734 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 3):
To Kill A Mockingbird

Read that in Grade 10 Big grin



Shut up and calculate.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Quoting Iamcanadian (Reply 4):
Read that in Grade 10

OK smart arse try The Twelth Card by Jeffery Deaver.  Wink


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

A no-brainer here....."Airport" by Arthur Hailey.

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlinePulkovokiwi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2391 times:

Catcher in the Rye J D Salinger

User currently offlineBoeinglover24 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 305 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Just about any Sidney Sheldon and Tom Clancy book out there.....


Uhhh What?
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3508 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

It's tough for me to pick one, but "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond is probably a safe pick.


Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2368 times:



User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4280 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):

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"The Great Shark Hunt" by Hunter S. Thompson
"Hard Landing" by Thomas Petzinger Jr.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineEasternSon From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

I would suggest:

"Catch 22" - Heller
"Into Thin Air" - Krakauer

and if you want a laugh and don't mind mysoginistic and cruel humor:

"I Hope they Serve Beer in Hell" - Tucker Max



"The only people for me are the mad ones...." Jack Kerouac
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3508 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2362 times:

Quoting EasternSon (Reply 12):
"Catch 22" - Heller

Major Major Major Major is definetly a hero of mine!



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

"Straight From The Top" by Robert Milton AC CEO is worth a read. He's so humble in the book it smacks of being disingenuous but interesting none the less.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineMsllsmith From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 396 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

Jane Eyre.......



(the original feminist book)



There's nothing more beautiful than flying into the dawn.
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

I like Johnathan Kellerman - All of his books are brill if you like Detective stories with a twist....Stocking up for my 2 weeks in Greece at present!!

User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
Major Major Major Major is definetly a hero of mine

"When can I tell them you're here?"

"When I'm not."

One favorite book is an impossible question. For lighter stuff, try Papillon by Henri Charriere or Deliverance by James Dickey.  Wink

The Plague by Albert Camus or Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky both went down like a cold beer on a hot day. yummy 

Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar has always been uplifting for me as well. crazy 

But if you want true literature, read anything by Bukowski. gnasher 


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11668 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

If you liked the Lord of the Rings then you might want to try reading 'The Hobbit' also by Tolkein, and then try the 'Silmarillion', which is pretty heavy going if you ever need to fall asleep.

Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3303 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Brian Greene - The Elegant Universe  thumbsup 

(Granted, that's if you can handle it  Wink )



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

The Beatles: Recording Sessions. The Official Abbey Road Studio Session Notes 1962-1970 by Mark Lewisohn. Published by Harmony Books, New York, 1988.

Mark


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4900 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2308 times:

Quoting Iamcanadian (Thread starter):
Any ideas?

I strongly reccomend "Terrorist" by John Updike. It's very topical, and I couldn't put it down.


User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

Since you seem to like SciFi/Fantasy -try Songs of Earth And Power by Greg Bear. Its my all time favorite book in that genre. For light fun reading, try any of the Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett. For something a little heavier, Anne Rice and something out of the Vampire or Witch series (Queen of the Damned is my favorite).


"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineATCme From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2302 times:

I hate to seem to obsessed, but:
TRACON by Paul McElroy
is one of my favorites.
As for non-aviation books, I'd say any Tom Clancy books.

ATCme  spin 



I'm from the FAA, and I'm here to help. Really. Yes I'm serious, I'm here to help you.
User currently offlineBobster2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

"5001 Names for Cats" by Stephen Baker

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25 JCS17 : Anything written by Tom Wolfe. He does a great job of capturing the essence of human experience.
26 Piercey : Anything by John Grisham, especially The Pellican Brief , or, for a more noticeable title, The Runaway Jury .
27 Confuscius : My Pet Goat
28 QFA380 : Eragon and Eldest by Christopher Paolini. A very young author but good one at that. The books are big so be in for a big read. Also you'll want to rea
29 Lionel : Shake hands with the devil - Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire
30 B747_A340 : Sophie's World and Perks of being a Wallflower. Best two books ever
31 Post contains images A330Fan : JPod by Douglas Coupland Excellent book, couldn't put it down.
32 Post contains images JJJ : Any Terry Pratchett Jingo, Small Gods and Mort are my usual favs.
33 EasternSon : Also, two books by David Sedaris: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" & "Clothe Your Family in Denim and Corduroy" Both funny and poignant.
34 Post contains images Photopilot : A world outlook book that everybody should read. Makes you really sit up and think. Hegemony or Survival America's Quest for Global Dominance By Noam
35 Post contains images Gunsontheroof : An EXCELLENT piece of work. One of the best I've read on American foreign policy. I'm enrolled in a program at school for the second session of summe
36 Post contains images 9VSPO : Am reading an excellent book at the moment.
37 Photopilot : Not yet as I'm still not quite finished "Hegemony or Survival" yet. But I really do enjoy and appreciate the intelectual style and writing of Chomsky
38 Post contains images NateDAL : The funniest book that you will ever read.
39 Post contains images HAWK21M : regds MEL
40 SlamClick : Fascinating that someone so brilliant would not recognize that his entire argument rests on one's initial opinion. For him not to be dead wrong one m
41 OV735 : "Galapagos" by Kurt Vonnegut is what I have enjoyed the most so far. I would also suggest "Papillon" by Henri Charriere and the short story "Heart of
42 Post contains images Comorin : Nobody does it better, my absolute favorite writer, I've read every word written...
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