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Thumbs for books!

.Martin.
hey all,

looking for a good read, so I am open to suggestions, only criteria, no soppy junk.

Thumbs for suggestions. If you have multiple suggestions, one book per post so I can give you a thumb per book.

Martin
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Ron K.

'Use of Weapons' - SciFi that is way out there.
Not part of a series.

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Ron K.

'Against a Dark Background'- More SciFi. Not part of a series.

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Ron K.

The Frankenstein series 1,2 and 3. There is a 4th book due out this June. I'll nab it in a store the first time I see it.

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Ron K.

'State of Fear' by Michael Crichton. It's not a typical book for him. There's a <i>good</i> mix of fact with fiction. You may never look at the news the same way after reading it. I highly recommend it.

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Tony Hopkinson

Read Hilldiggers, started working backwards.

Iain Bank's Culture crossed with John Ringo style mayhem, would be a good description.

If you haven't tried it, Lois McMaster Bujold's Curse of Challion and it's two follow ups are well worth a read.

And if you like stuff in that vein Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel books, while they look a bit strange are a very thoughtful and compelling read.

If SF isn't your thing, then Apsley Cherry-Garrard's "The worst journey in the world"

Should keep you busy for a bit.

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neilb@uk

Cracking read. "The Lies of Locke Lamora" is the first one.

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CG IT

Kathy Reichs- Bones series
Anne Perry - Thomas and Charlolette Pitt series
Elizabeth Peters Amelia Peabody series
J.D. Robb In Death series
**** Francis

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santeewelding

By, Martin.

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.Martin.

but it deserves a thumb

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boxfiddler Moderator

L. Ron Hubbard. SciFi, sarcasm, satire, squeaky clean hero. Great read.

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seanferd

It was definitely an amusing book, for sure.

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neilb@uk

was Scientology's Bible.

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boxfiddler Moderator

those folks should be having a lot more fun than they do. :^0

A friend turned me on to it when I was in my late 20's. I couldn't put it down. I've re-read it twice. It's still good. Love the loan sharks!

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NexS

I've really enjoyed Stephen King's works. Specifically The Dark Tower series.
I haven't finished them all yet, but I liked what I've read.

Happy reading.

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boxfiddler Moderator

is excellent. By far my favorite of his. The steeenkeen movie/mini-series didn't get close to the book.

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NexS

King has written some rippers, but then he sells the rights to film producers and they change the story.

An utter disappointment in my opinion.

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cmiller5400

The Stand is his best work.

Under the Dome is good, but very long and there are a ton of characters that get the spotlight. Definitely worth the read but I thought the ending was WAY too easy and quick.

Edit: To fix some bbcode tag issues.

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Oh.

boxfiddler Moderator

In the Country of Last Things, Paul Auster, is also good. :)