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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:13 am 
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Ive been trying to find a good book to read but most cant keep my attention long enough for me to get interested in it. Any suggestions?

The revolt of Gunner Asch by Hans Hellmut Kirst

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if you like (anceint) historical fiction then try michael ford's the ten thousand. i found it kind of superfishaly entertaining, but it has some great little philosophile moments.

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hmm short attention span... The Bible or The Brothers Karamazov haha. Nevermind if you are in for a short read I can suggest A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner or The Swimmer by John Cheever is excellent. Or you can always read the Grand Inquisitor chapter from The Brother's Karamazov...

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Um.....you could try Stephen King's The Dark Half

.....Watership Down

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I recommend the eclectic approach.. What is better than the best of everything.? Great Books abound ..Joyce and his Ullyses, Poe and all he did..Rabelais. I find the better it is it tends too to be humorous..All of the above and you can add Beckett, Whitman, Petty-oh that's me,Twain.

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 9:55 am 
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ink_scratch wrote:
Um.....you could try Stephen King's The Dark Half

.....Watership Down


um, I have a correction. It's "the dark side" although i think 'half' sounds better... maybe it is the dark alf AUGH! I CAN'T REMEMBER!!! and I looked at the book last night..... *sob*

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It is "The Dark Half" ><

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Try Richard Laymans Endless Night, it grips you from the first chapter.

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Try "My sister's Keeper" it really makes you think about ethics and individuality

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I recommend "Fup" by Jim Dodge as a short yet fantastic read. Should keep you suitably gripped throughout. And then you could move onto his longer works.

Failing that maybe get a book of short stories - an anthology of Edgar Allen Poe for example?


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I'm into classic fiction, and under it I find Anna Karenina the best book. Now, I'm reading Danielle Steel. Her books are engaging, I must admit.

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for a great science fiction series, where you are given many view points of different societies and come to understand many people through close observations of their actions, influences, emotions, and relations with others.. try the ENDER SERIES by ORSON SCOTT CARD

i've read the first 2 of 5 (Ender's game, and Speaker for the Dead)

the first had much more action than the second and was more realistic, but the second focused more on ender's own personal dilema..


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