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I've never really enjoyed reading books, but I guess now that I'm older, I really appreciate a good story. I'll be picking up "The Stand" by Stephen King tomorrow; everything I have read about it says it's amazing, so I'm pretty excited.
Feel free to post book suggestions/reviews here, also ask for suggestions if your looking for a certain type of book.
I'm looking for a good War based book, any suggestions?
Balls to the wall
Will this be different from the other book thread, there is lots of good stuff in there we could transfer over.
I did not realize there was another book thread, probably ignored it when I saw it.
Books recently read not in theaters, lots of good suggestions
"You have to read this book" is of course different. There are lots of books I'd recommend that I wouldn't demand people read.
You guys, of course, know my answer.
band of brothers.
im hearing pg plaza is the spot!
Undaunted Courage is amazing and my favorite Ambrose effort.
The Things They Carried
This is my upcoming Christmas holiday book. Looking forward to it
I don't know anything about this book other than this....
Some have asked to hear more of my plain speaking voice. This is some random reading. -Tay
Well, I mean, that’s what it is. I doodoo and then listen to Katy Perry.
I haven't read The Stand, but I hear it's a lot like The Passage, which I really enjoyed. So if you like that, check out The Passage. A sequel to it also just came out a few months ago.
short narrative/long article in a similar vein
Revisit the award-winning, breathtaking true story behind one soldier's last trip home: The Things That Carried Him, by Chris Jones
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Thanks for all the suggestions, definitely will be checking these all out. I'm not quite sure why, but I guess it's the darkness of war that interests me.
King Lear agenda alert
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
Unbroken, about Louis Zamperini. Well worth it.
That's a great example of a book that I'd recommend but isn't required reading.
The Stand is fucking fantastic, albeit insanely long. I haven't read it in 18 years though.
Holy shit. I was in 9th grade 18 years ago. Mind blown.
Stephen Ambrose is terrific for people looking to get an intro to whatever topic they're reading. Do some googling, however, and take his writings with a grain of salt. If you find a topic you're interested in, find some other stuff to read on it. Undaunted Courage is still my favorite of his though, even though I'm far more interested in WWII than in Manifest Destiny type stuff.
I'm listening to the extended re-release of The Stand right now, it's really long and really good.
Don't worry, trator will bump at least one of them for you to read.
Seriously though you have to read Moby-Dick. And if you think you don't have to because you read it as a kid you were totally shortchanged by the educational system which pushes a classic onto kids too young to appreciate it.
Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets. ESPECIALLY required reading for Wire fans.
Well I feel like a dick now, all solid choice, the tom guy recommended billy Lynn's long halftime walk and I am half way through and it is phnominal, anyone with ereaders wanna share books that they bought?
I'd like more recommendations like this (like life-changing works of literature). I reread Brave New World recently and enjoyed it, so I want to make sure none of the books that I thought sucked in high school were actually great.
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Darkness at Noon
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