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Old 05-30-01, 02:43 PM   #1
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I've had two friends ask me what they should read recently, and I did the best I could, but I wasn't SURE they'd enjoy the books I suggested. Got any tried-and-true selections guaranteed to please?
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Old 05-30-01, 04:06 PM   #2
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We're going to sound like a broken record but these hard-fantasy ones from George R.R. Marting are good:

Game of Thrones (1st)
Clash of Kings (2nd)
(and the third book whose name temporarily escapes me)

Also, someone else in another thread suggested Greg Iles' "Black Cross" -- I read it on his suggestion and it was great. That one is WWII thriller
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Old 05-30-01, 04:12 PM   #3
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We're going to sound like a broken record but these hard-fantasy ones from George R.R. Marting are good:
Anything more mainstream? I had one person say "I don't like things that are 'weird', and no books for boys". Whatever.
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Old 05-30-01, 07:04 PM   #4
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Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
The F*ck-Up by Arthur Nersessian
A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
Intensity by Dead Koontz

Hope these helped!
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Old 05-31-01, 07:24 PM   #5
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Michael Connelly for "mainstream."

Nora Roberts for some guilty pleasure stuff.

Robert Crais for some good old fashion private eye fun!
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Old 05-31-01, 08:29 PM   #6
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Shogun by James Clavell
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
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Old 06-02-01, 08:36 PM   #7
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I'll second that. Great read. 100X better than the film, too. I guess it's in the "thriller" genre but it rises way above it.

Eleven Days by Donald Harstad is also pretty good. Same genre.
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Old 06-03-01, 01:52 AM   #8
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Demon Seed by Dean Koontz
Intensity by Dead Koontz
Have you read Dark Rivers of the Heart? (much better IMO)

...Oh yeah, that is also the book that I always recommend to people.
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Old 06-03-01, 11:29 AM   #9
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If a female is asking the series by Janet Evanovich about a female bounty hunter is a good read. Very funny and entertaining. Men would probably like them also, but I think women can really relate to the main character.
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Old 06-03-01, 02:28 PM   #10
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First Light by Richard Preston
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Old 06-03-01, 11:04 PM   #11
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Old 06-08-01, 07:52 PM   #12
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A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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