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    Book recommendations please

    I'm off on my first proper holiday in years and looking forward to reading a book by the pool (can't remember the last time I did that)!

    Has anyone read any good books lately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    I'm off on my first proper holiday in years and looking forward to reading a book by the pool (can't remember the last time I did that)!

    Has anyone read any good books lately?

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    Yes, loads, but give us a clue Billy! Jack Reacher or Wuthering Heights?

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    The Spy and The Traitor
    Inform - Educate - Entertain

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    Specifically for Rocket Men:

    Carrying the Fire
    The Last Man on the Moon
    Inform - Educate - Entertain

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    The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un
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    The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
    Me by Elton John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linocut View Post
    Yes, loads, but give us a clue Billy! Jack Reacher or Wuthering Heights?
    I like Murakimi and I've just finished 'Klara and the Sun by kazuo ishiguro. Other favourite authors are Hilary Mantell, Madeline Miller and Margaret Atwood.

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    David Mitchell Cloud Atlas
    Ben aaronovitch Rivers of London book 1


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    Too many to list them all but all the following are must reads:

    The Hound Of The Baskervilles
    Malice Aforethought (Francis Iles)
    Rebecca
    Rogue Male (Geoffrey Household)
    Where Eagles Dare
    Day Of The Jackal
    The Odessa File
    Watership Down
    Piece Of Cake (Derek Robinson)
    Enigma (Robert Harris)

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    There's a long-running 'books' thread -

    https://forum.tz-uk.com/showthread.p...books-recently

    It's been going since 2005 & has almost 2400 posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket Man View Post
    I like Murakimi and I've just finished 'Klara and the Sun by kazuo ishiguro. Other favourite authors are Hilary Mantell, Madeline Miller and Margaret Atwood.

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    Have you read “Back in Black” (?) by Hilary Mantel? About a medium, is she fake, genuine, haunted… brilliant book


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    A Dangerous Fortune by Ken Follett

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

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    Ones I've enjoyed recently

    A Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger. Maybe not to be read near a body of water.
    The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe as recommended already.
    Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene.
    A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
    Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami, not his best but still very readable.
    An Odyssey by Daniel Mendelsohn. A classic professor and his father follow the trail of Odysseus.
    My War Gone By, I Miss It So by Anthony Loyd. A brilliant if harrowing account of a journalist during the Balkans war.
    The Day of the Jackal byFrederick Forsyth. A really well plotted thriller.
    All The Pretty Horse by Cormac McCarthy. All of his novels are great, but I find some of his writing too bleak. This is a great story, with beautiful prose.
    Dune by Frank Herbert. A good time to read this, before the new film is released.

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    For pure escapism The Wolf's Hour by Robert R McCammon.....one of my favourite holiday books.

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    Dolgun - check out the reviews: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dolgun-Alexander/dp/0006342825

    Or for something a bit lighter the Rivers of London series is very entertaining.

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