Speaking of good books...

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by skimom2, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Beta Tester/Moderator Moderator

    It does, doesn't it? Miss seeing you around.
     
  2. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    Double-dipped, chocolate chip thanks - I'm well & truly back now, despite the best efforts of the bald doctors. .:feel_good:
     
  3. HMW

    HMW Well-Known Member

    My number is 20. The best of the ones I've read on that list is Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. One of the few books I have read more than once, and wouldn't mind revisit again.

    The worst book I've read on that list is Atonement by Ian McEwan. Cant' stand his writing. Pretentious and bloated.
     
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  4. Anthea M

    Anthea M Well-Known Member

    I have only read 19 but have some of the others sitting on shelves waiting to be read.
     
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  5. ghost19

    ghost19 "Front sight focus."

    Geeez, no SK on that list?? Must have not been a very well thought out list.
     
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  6. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    If you want a piece of well-written apocalyptic fiction( with a side order of hard science ) read Flood by Stephen Baxter - I just gobbled it up.
     
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  7. rudiroo

    rudiroo Well-Known Member

    This Kindle for PC habit is now getting out of hand - I may never sleep again.

    Sequel to Stephen Baxter's Flood - Ark - excellent, with a bigger side order of hard science.

    And then for lovers of all things zombie - Manel Loureiro's Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End(someone give that translator an award):clap:
     
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  8. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    I've read 15 of those books. Though I noticed that since it's from the BBC, it's heavily skewed towards British authors. No Mark Twain?
     
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  9. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    No Margaret Atwood or Alice Munroe either :tounge:
     
  10. jahrastafarri

    jahrastafarri Member

    I've got exactly half - 50/100. Thought it would be worse. But I wonder why so many must-read writers are not mentioned on this list. For example, no Jack London or Dante Alighieri. Who would've thought!
     
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