GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13351 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 999 times:
Some of my faves;
'Fatherland' by Robert Harris-a truly creepy and disturbing novel.
'Concert of Ghosts' by Campbell Armstrong-a truly creepy and disturbing novel, yes another! Read in one sitting HKG-LHR.
Probably my favourite;
'American Psycho' by Brett Easton Ellis. A disturbing, weird, hilarious, sick satire of the 1980's. Not for the weak-stomached or those without a strong sense of irony.
TeXstud323 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 997 times:
Western 727!!! it is MUST READING for a fan of the Airplane!!!! you are going to LUV IT LUV IT LUV IT! She's got a whit about her too and you can tell she just does not take any crap from any one! LUV HER!
LufthansaUSA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 188 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 990 times:
Some of my favorites are:
Frank Herbert's "Dune"
James Clavell's "Tai-Pan" and "Shogun"
Chaim Potok's "The Chosen"
Bryce Courtenay's "The Power of One"
Mark Twain's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8119 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 990 times:
My favorite books:
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy. The phrase page turner gets a new meaning with this book--one that makes you want to read it all the way through in one sitting.
Truman by David McCullough. One of the best biographies I've read in many years. McCullough's latest bio on John Adams is also worth reading, too.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien. By far the best fantasy book of the 20th Century, mostly because of Tolkien's diligence in getting all the details right and consistent.
The Harry Potter series of books by J.K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling. Children's books? Surely you jest--her sense of storytelling and details are just flat-out wonderful. I can't wait for the next Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is due March 2002.
Redngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 43
Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 980 times:
Coma by Robin Cook Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child The World Book Encyclopedia (as a child) and Encyclopedia Britannica (as an adult) The Stand by Stephen King Rusty's Story by Carol Gino
and of course... The Holy Bible
I read so much that the books all blend together for me (in fact, I'm at a library right now and I have five books already pulled for check out)... so I might give different lists at different times. But the two that will always show up are Rusty's Story and the Bible.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7975 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (13 years 8 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 981 times:
After reading this book I was lost for contemporary novels. Couldn't read any other other book for quite a while after:
'The Cider House Rules' by John Irving
It is about abortion ... but not only. A melancholy
book with loveable characters and lots of humor.
'Das Haus der Schwestern' ('The Home of the Sisters' - no translation available, yet) by Charlotte Link.
Great story around women's suffrage, a secret diary and a married couple lost in a cottage in Scotland.
I expect a movie soon, but I hope they don't ruin the book with it.
'The Secret History' by Donna Tart
Beautiful language and a clever but mostly: scaaaaryyyy (aaarghhh)! story on some college students and a weird professor.
I also like books by Siegfried Lenz (try 'The German Lesson') and Friedrich Dürrenmatt who is IMHO more a playwright than a novelist. Try 'Romulus' on a medium-haul flight!
Miguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 960 times:
"Journey to the Center of the Earth", Jules Verne
I am not sure for the right translation for that word, so:
"100 years of ...(solitude??,loneliness) , Gabriel Garcia Marques.
I am sorry but hope you know the book. The author was Nobel prize few years ago.
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 956 times:
I most often read the Holy Bible.
I have also enjoyed The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises by Earnest Hemmingway; A Brave New World by Huxley, and Le Petit Prince by Antoin de St Exupery (I read it in French Class )