Pepperkorn

Books?

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Hey -- I decide to read Lord Jim (Conrad) -- it was free on fictionwise. I am still reading Mort (Pratchett) too.

It's just fun see what others are reading.

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Since I get enough reality in my day to day world I only read fiction books--specifically fantasy (usually lumped with Science-Fiction). Anything written by either Jim Butcher (he's become famous for his Dresden books--a mondern day wizard in Chicago--really well written) or Guy Gavriel Kay--simply an amazing author--I'd recommend a book called Tigana as a first read of his stuff.

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Some Stephen King books are good reads too....i suggest any of his short story collections

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I suggest Robert McCammon

Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour, Stinger were all excellent

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I suggest Robert McCammon

Swan Song, The Wolf's Hour, Stinger were all excellent

good choices jimmy - real old school

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Last year I got on a real Richard Price kick - Clockers, Lush Life being the ones that have received the most attention. His first published work, The Wanderers, is also damn good.

Also read the two most recent books by Erik Larson - Devil in the White City (fan-freakin'-tastic) and Thunderstruck (okay, but a letdown after the great DWC book).

This year I've taken to Cormac McCarthy - obviously The Road, and also All the Pretty Horses. I started reading The Crossing, but lost my momentum... hopefully I'll find it again soon, but it definitely drags more than APH.

Most recently I just finished reading "The Code" and I'm not sure what's coming next for me. I picked up a Richard Price novel for cheap but I can't recall its title.

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I'm in the midst of reading all the books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series yet again. These are so good, I'd definitely recommend them to all. On deck after that is George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. I've never read any of his books but am looking forward to it.

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I just got back from Hawaii, so naturally with all of the travel and days at the beach I did quite a bit of reading... I REALLY suggest:

Tweak: Nic Sheff

Beautiful Boy: David Sheff

they're both the same story told from different points of view, about a kid growing up addicted to meth. One is from the kid's point of view, the other from the dad's. Absolutely gut-wrenching, you want to stop reading because some of the stuff makes your stomache knot but it's virtually impossible to set the books down.

I also suggest reading a series of memoirs from Frank McCourt, "Angela's Ashes", "'Tis", and "Teacher Man"... they were great stories-- it basically follows McCourt through his life growing up dirt-poor in Ireland at 4 years old to coming over to America as a teenager and the hardships he faced, then trying to make his way in America. The way he writes is addicting.. he does everything from a first-person point of view.. says what he's thinking and everything. I loved them.

I also read Persuit of Happyness (book is 10x better than the movie), and "It" by Stephen King. All great books.

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