Other books

  • New to the board or trying to figure out how something works here? Check out the User Guide.
  • Hot Topics is on indefinite hiatus.

  • The message board is closed between the hours of 4pm ET Friday and 8:30am ET Monday.

    As always, the Board will be open to read and those who have those privileges can still send private messages and post to Profiles.

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
81,027
307,967
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#2

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,659
206,943
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#3
Does anyone have any recommendations of books that are like 11/22/63 or ones they recommend in general? I've heard "The Time Machine" by H.G. Wells was good, but am not too familiar with it or books like it.
Yes! There is an excellent book about time travel by Diana Gabaldon:



Although written by a woman it is not your standard romance novel - it was actually a man who first recommended it to me.

It was also made into a TV series, but the book is so much better - try it - perhaps you will enjoy it :star::joyous::encouragement:

When I first read it I actually found it hard to put down :tickled_pink:
 
Likes: GNTLGNT

not_nadine

Comfortably Roont
Nov 19, 2011
29,378
137,451
Behind you
#4
"Although written by a woman it is not your standard romance novel"

Maybe I misunderstood you, but women write more than 'romance novels'. Time travel or not. :dispirited:
 
Last edited:
Likes: Neesy

Dana Jean

Reformed Dirty Pirate Hooker
Moderator
Apr 11, 2006
45,117
184,421
Thornfield
#5
"Although written by a woman it is not your standard romance novel"

Maybe I misunderstood you, but women write more than 'romance novels'. Time travel or not. :dispirited:
I don't see where she said women only write romance novels. Or read them exclusively, although I'm sure statistics would say more women read romance. She said a man recommended it to her. That's all.
 

not_nadine

Comfortably Roont
Nov 19, 2011
29,378
137,451
Behind you
#6
I don't see where she said women only write romance novels. Or read them exclusively, although I'm sure statistics would say more women read romance. She said a man recommended it to her. That's all.
That's why I thought that I had misunderstood. It was the way it read to me.
Just started thinking about women authors. tis all.

No offence, Neesy
 
Last edited:

Holly Gibney

Well-Known Member
Aug 2, 2016
153
781
41
#8
If you are looking for other political assassination books, I can HIGHLY recommend Black Sunday by Thomas Harris (the author of Red Dragon, The Silence of the Lambs, etc). It was his first novel, but that unparalleled prose style is already in evidence, along with his superb "I really can't imagine what is going to happen next" plotting.

The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth takes some beating, too.

Happy reading! :)
 

RichardX

Well-Known Member
Sep 26, 2006
1,658
4,023
#9
Time travel books tend to be awful because it is a bit of a narrative gimmick (King's book is a rare exception). A "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" might be an interesting one. "Slaughterhouse Five" is another.
 

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,659
206,943
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#10
"Although written by a woman it is not your standard romance novel"

Maybe I misunderstood you, but women write more than 'romance novels'. Time travel or not. :dispirited:
That came out wrong - my mistake - I am not sexist or anything - as a matter of fact I am female too (however when I read stuff like those books put out by [dang what IS her name :umm:] oh yes Danielle Steel for example, Diana Gabaldon is in a different category altogether.

I was not trying to offend anyone - sorry if it came across that way.
 
Likes: GNTLGNT

Neesy

#1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side
May 24, 2012
56,659
206,943
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
#11
"Please enter a valid message" - yikes!
:blush:
(Once you type something it is quite difficult to go back and change your mind it seems)

Anyway:



So - to change the subject - I bought one of these things at the gift shop at work - not too practical for reading but it worked when I was trying to figure out the fine print on a chain (to see if it was silver)

:suspect:
 
Last edited:
We’ve created a Stephen King Library action for the 
			  Google Assistant and skill for Amazon Alexa. It'll give 
			  you a personalized reading recommendations based on your 
			  answers to a series of questions—so what are you waiting 
			  for? Find out which Stephen King book you should read 
			  next!