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Offline Russianrob

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NFR.Literature achievement.
« on: May 15, 2019, 06:22:08 PM »
Tomorrow I will have completed War and Peace by Tolstoy.What book would you recommend now?

Offline Steven Ageroad

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 06:44:58 PM »
Anything by Lee Childs. Not up there literally with War and Peace but chill out with Jack Reacher the hero.

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 06:58:24 PM »
Something by Bill Bryson for light relief.


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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 06:59:26 PM »
Read the Slough House series by Mick Herron

Brilliant, totally un PC in places, like Le Carre at his peak

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 07:00:12 PM »
Slough House is a dumping ground for British intelligence agents who have screwed up a case in any number of ways. The "slow horses," as they’re called, have all disgraced themselves in some way to get relegated here.

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2019, 07:18:08 PM »
The Exegesis Seminar by A K Webb.  If you can get into it, finish it and understand it - it will allow you to know why you are like you are.


Offline YankeeJim

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2019, 07:25:15 PM »
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

A wonderful example of mankind at his best and worst.

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 07:28:09 PM »
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a modern classic, and wonderful story telling.

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 07:35:44 PM »
I’ve just started ‘Catcher In The Rye’, just in case I want to become a serial killer 😂. I’ll let you know how I get on!

Edit: actually, I’ve just recalled that those associated with buying this were just obsessive, rather than aggressive, lol
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Offline Oakeshott

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 07:52:14 PM »
"Atlas Shrugged", Ayn Rand

Offline Steeeeeeeeeed

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 07:52:40 PM »
Mills and Boon.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 07:56:18 PM »


Offline Russianrob

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 08:04:13 PM »
Many thanks for suggestions so far but l will avoid Mills and Boon!

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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 08:35:18 PM »
The Grapes of Wrath by Jon Steinbeck. Powerful writing if ever there was.


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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2019, 08:59:29 PM »
Labryinth by Kate Mosse. No not that one


Offline FFC1987

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 09:07:02 PM »
I'm currently doing the Stephen King Dark Tower marathon. It's the series itself but with a lot of his other books that share concepts and characters around this specific series. Basically this link which he promoted:

http://thetruthinsidethelie.blogspot.com/2012/04/the-dark-tower-suggested-reading-order_2128.html

I'm currently up to no.6 of the list but its been quite a ride so far.

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 10:08:52 PM »
Viz

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2019, 10:21:16 PM »
Ulysses by James Joyce.

As a clue to its complexity it took him 7 years to write it. An amazing parallel to the work by Homer.

Offline FulhamKC

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2019, 10:40:05 PM »
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie. Won the Booker prize and then the award as best of the first 25 (I think) Booker prizes.

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Re: NFR.Literature achievement.
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2019, 10:54:52 PM »
Reading a lot of Bulgakov. Hard to appreciate without having been to Moscow but Master and Margherita a good start!