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Best Book You've Read

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:09 am

My favorites are:

The Legend of Bagger Vance (as well as the movie - even though they are somewhat different)

Red Storm Rising (Tom Clancy)
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:54 am

I found Grace Slick's autobiography to be
quite entertaining. For someone who has
taken so many drugs and lived THE Rock-n-Roll
life, her memory is quite good!  Smokin cool
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Grace Slick

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:41 am

Ahh... Grace Slick.

You know, I'm a huge Jefferson Airplane fan. Maybe I'll have to check that one out.
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:57 am

"Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger
"The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Gotta go with the oldies but goodies. I still pick these two books up from by bookshelf every once in a while.
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:24 pm

I really enjoyed the brethren by John Grisham.


RE: Best Book You've Read

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:53 pm

Henning Mankell "Sidetracked"

RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 1:31 am

'Nimitz class' by Patrick Robinson (luv'those submarine thrillers)

'Hot Zone' by Richard Preston (fatal virus diseases ,focusing on Ebola and Marburg viruses)

For the german speakers here ; 'Christiane F.-Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo '(Based on facts -a 14 years old girl from Berlin and addicted to drugs tells her true story)

Initials B B -the autobiography of Brigitte Bardot (the original version in french ) Very entertaining,Miss Bardot is a brilliant narrator.

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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 1:58 am

I don't read much so here are my two favorites:

1.Axion Esti by Odysseas Elitis (Poem collection, he got the Nobel prize for it)

2.To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the only book that we had to read for English class that I liked.
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:11 am

They Dare to Speak Out
by Paul Findley

A very informative book that uncovers the United States corrupt and oppressive Middle-East policy.

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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:20 am

here are my fav's

"1984" by George Orwell. It'll scare the pants off the little commie wannabe's.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. A haunting story about what happens if you try to keep up with the Joneses.

"Term Limits" "Transfer of Power" "The Thrid Option" by Vince Flynn. Great government spy terror action thriller books. Great writing!

Those are my faves.

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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:25 am

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.


RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:32 am

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!  Love
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:21 am

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"
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:51 am

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.  Smile
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 9:23 am

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.


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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 10:18 am

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!

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RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 11:08 am


I unfortunately didn't get to read all of it, but Dante's Inferno was great from the parts we read.

A Time for Dancing by (forgot the first name) Hurwin is an excellent book.

I just finished Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason , even better than the first and a new favorite.

And of course Losing my Virginity by Richard Branson, who I got an autographed picture in the mail today from him! Big grin Big grin Big grin
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Thu Aug 02, 2001 11:37 am

General Norman Schwarzkopf's autobiography:

"It doesn't take a hero"

RE: Best Book You've Read

Thu Aug 02, 2001 12:07 pm

"Night" by Elie Wiesel was a great book.
"Hatchet" by Gary Paulsen
"Mick Heart Was Here", I forget the author. Who knows it?, the only book that ever made me cry.


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RE: Best Book You've Read

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:12 am

"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) Embarrassment, Gabriel Garcia Marques.
I am sorry but hope you know the book. The author was Nobel prize few years ago.
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:31 am

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 Smile)
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:47 am

"Sabbath's Theatre" - by Philip Roth. You'll laugh your @ss off reading it, just don't let your parents catch you with it.

Hustler - did "The Brethren" give you any profit making ideas ?!?
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RE: Best Book You've Read

Fri Aug 03, 2001 2:21 pm

"In the BLink of an Eye" on the FBI investigation of TWA800 and "Ghost Soldiers" on rescuing survivors of the Battan Death March.

RE: Best Book You've Read

Sat Aug 04, 2001 4:26 am

James Patterson writes some great books, at least the ones with Dr. Alex Cross as the main character....recently finished Roses are Red, it was quite good.

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