Skip to comments.Any Great Books?
Posted on 07/25/2008 3:01:11 PM PDT by Stephanie32
(My first thread, hope I'm doing this right!)
Africa is a part of the world I know little about. I have been curious, though. I’ll look for Wilbur Smith’s books.
I am reading it now.
Just kidding. I sell books, and when I can find a used copy, it's sold within minutes. I'll consider it, but I already live in the "now." I'm like a cat. ;)
I thought for SURE your link would lead to this as being the greatest book ever written, LOL!
('To Serve Man')
Thanks! Added that to my Library List. I’ve been wanting to read that. I’ll make sure I leave it on my desk at work and watch the heads of my Lefty co-workers explode, LOL!
We can always count on YOU to class up a thread, LOL!
“From Manassas to Appomatattox” (memoirs of Gen Longstreet)
General James Longstreet
An interesting take from the Southern perspective of the Civil War. It has intrigue in its very writing as it was a response by some Southerners of trying to put the loss at Gettysburg on Longstreet, partially for political reasons.
It includes an interesting “what if” factor if Gen Robert E Lee, would have listened to Longstreet and attacked the right flank harder near the Little Roundtop, where with relatively few men, the South almost rolled the flank.
All of the C.J Box novels. Craig Johnson has also written 4 fine mysteries.
A Drink Before the War Dennis Lehane
Gone Baby, Gone Dennis Lehane
Prayers for Rain Dennis Lehane
Yes, yes, and yes! Three of my favorites. Man, that guy can write.
And ‘Gone, Baby, Gone’ was actually a pretty good movie; I rented it on Netflix because it didn’t get much theater time here in Flyover Country. Directed by Ben Afleck? Hello? His younger brother Casey had the lead but he didn’t QUITE pull it off, IMHO. I thought their “Angie” was pretty good, but not quite tough enough.
The drugged out skank who traded her daughter for crack was very good, as were all of the “extras.” They were total trash and absolutely spot-on for the movie.
New Jersey just creeps me out. Please don’t ever make me go there again, LOL!
Two novels I've read recently that were very good, and you might want to check out other books by these authors, are:
The Absence of Nectar by Kathy Hepinstall
Perfida by Judith Rossner
And a WONDERFUL non-fiction book I just read is Merle's Door, by Ted Kerasote. It's about his dog, Merle. Best dog book ever!
“The series covers a Berlin detective pre-war, war years and post war in a dirty, dangerous Berlin.”
Have you seen any of the “Foyle’s War” BBC series? Same genre set in England. You might enjoy that. Available at your library or on Netflix. They’re in production again for another season. I just love them. :)
“For detective fiction, there is nothing better anywhere than the Travis McGee series by John D. MacDonald.”
I couldn’t agree more. :)
My WI PBS is too cheap to buy the series...but that gives me something to look forward to watching when I’m snowed in this coming winter. Don’t tell me how it ends!!
I loaned my copy to a liberal friend (public school teacher) after a discussion of how some kids fail because they are not as “advantaged” as others. Needless to say the subject has not come up again.
You have good taste, I did read that one and probably will at some point read it again.Thanks!
But what the author didn’t count on is that many of the older mines that were shut down are viable with the increased prices of metals. Many of the towns are experiencing a second wind.
Thank you, I will look at those in B&N and I do really love dog books too. :-)
That is great, I never heard of CJ Box and I really like reading mysteries. Thank you. I’ve read some mysteries by Greg Iles that I thought were good too if you like mysteries.
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