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Old 04-14-18, 04:18 PM
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Harry Potter and the cup fire

I could recommend all of the Harry potter to be honest.
I love to read them...
Maybe I should start again as it's been several years now since I read one!
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Old 05-08-18, 02:51 AM
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Favorite author Pelevin, none mentioned but I do love all of his novels, the last I've read SNUFF, brought great pleasure to me
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Old 05-08-18, 05:42 PM
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankel

Always a great read...
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Old 05-12-18, 02:51 PM
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"DUNE" There is own map of the story in the book. There is 4 books and DC in one book.
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Old 05-16-18, 12:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Zinger View Post

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Before I read those two novels this guy remained my favorite author of fiction and he's still my favorite short story author. My favorite from the above excellent collection (no longer in print as pictured) are: "To Build a Fire" and "Lost Face". I've probably read everything the guy wrote that's been printed including war correspondence (The Russo-Japanese war and the military expedition going after Pancho Villa) and sports reporting.


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Speaking about Jack London short stories, did you ever read "A Piece of Steak"?
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Old 05-16-18, 01:04 PM
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Speaking about Jack London short stories, did you ever read "A Piece of Steak"?
I did but can't completely remember the plotline. I don't believe it's in any of the compilations that I have so I must've either read it in a school or public library when very young.

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Woops, it's in the one pictured

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Old 05-16-18, 01:16 PM
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one summer I read every cycling book at my local library. that was fun




I especially liked "Rough Ride" by Paul Kimmage
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Guns, Germs and Steel, by Jared Diamond
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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. 5/5! Loved it.
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankel
Always a great read...
+1 on Frankel. Also, Hermann Hesse's "Siddhartha".

Other non-fiction fun reads, Toby Lester's "Fourth Part of the World: The Epic Story of History's Greatest Map", Simon Singh's "Fermat's Last Theorem", and John Gribbin's "The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors"

For fiction, all of Jane Austen. Like Patrick O'Brian's novels, I appreciate Austen's novels more each time I read them.
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Old 09-27-18, 04:09 PM
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"Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco ...
Good to see somebody mention Umberto Eco.

Read "Il nome della rosa" (1980, The Name of the Rose). Loved the concept, the era, the characters. IMO, the writing in this particular story is fairly dense but it has great plot, characters.

Haven't read "Il pendolo di Foucault" (1988, Foucault's Pendulum), yet. Just might do that.

The writer passed away a couple years ago, sadly, but was a prolific writer.
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Old 09-27-18, 06:13 PM
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Good to see somebody mention Umberto Eco.

Read "Il nome della rosa" (1980, The Name of the Rose). Loved the concept, the era, the characters. IMO, the writing in this particular story is fairly dense but it has great plot, characters.

Haven't read "Il pendolo di Foucault" (1988, Foucault's Pendulum), yet. Just might do that.

The writer passed away a couple years ago, sadly, but was a prolific writer.
You'll enjoy Foucaults' Pendulum. It's not so much a cohesive novel as a journal structured like Frankenstein and Dracula. It works well for the nearly encyclopedic coverage of spiritual and myth anecdotes that Eco weaves together to create a plausible conspiracy scenario.

I reread it every few years and my hardcover version is filled with underlining, margin notes and Post-It Notes. Every time I reread it there's something newly relevant based on current events.

The story and characters aren't classically picaresque, but there's something about it that invites the reader to associate with it and imagine hiimself/herself in the story.
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