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More Books Please.

Last summer my best buddy was helping an elderly lady who lives in our village to move house. She was downsizing after the death of her husband.
Part of the process of moving to a small bungalow from a large house was the disposal of a few surplus books.
When my buddy mentioned this to me I naturally jumped at the chance to give these books a good home.
So I became the excited owner of 36 new, old books. (Talk about a kid in a sweetshop).
The problem is, I have now read them all, plus a few others along the way.
They included a few old favourites that I hadn't read for years, like, 'A Town Like Alice' by Nevillle Shute, and four Frederick Forsyth novels, The Day of the Jackal, The fourth protocol, The Dogs of War, and The Odessa File. Great old favourites not read for years.
But now I am without an unread book, The Wilt Inheritance has not shown up from Anazon yet.
Any suggestions for new or old titles to lay my greedy hands on would be much appreciated.
AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 11 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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I have a favorite book to recommend it's called Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts It is a novel based on the life of the author an Australian but it's really about Bombay and human nature. I hope u get your hands on a copy. Good reading (oh it's kinda racey but not really what it's about)

I forgot to add The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster. It our equivalent to alice in Wonderland.

Here are some of my favorite books, many of which are online at Project Gutenberg.

Inferno by Dante Alighieri
The Iliad and the Odyssey, both by Homer
To Kill a Mockingbird (very popular in American high schools) by Harper Lee
The People Could Fly by Zora Neale Hurston
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel
The Autobiography of Frederick Douglass
The Raw and the Cooked by Claude Levi-Strauss
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Pretty much anything by MFK Fisher
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Cheri by Colette
Gigi by Colette

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I read a lot. If you are looking for meaningful books that are pleasant to read and well written, I suggest you try Jodi Picoult. I have read most of her books and have never been disappointed. She writes fiction based on contemporary social conditions among other subjects. Best book in my opinion is "My Sister's Keeper." "Handle with Care" and "House Rules" were also very good.

how about terry pratchett books. They are fantasy about life on a world shaped like a disk. There are 38 books in the series so far with the 39th being released sometime this year

Go to abebooks.com and look for me: usedbooksinternational

You could try Clive Cusslers earlier novels, Mayday, Iceberg, Raise The Titanic, Vixen 03, Night Probe, Dragon and Sahara, to name but a few. They are action adventure often with real life history brought into the plot.

Scince teaming up with other authors and introducing some completely new series i feel Cussler has gone off the boil somewhat but his early novels i have read over and over. 8)

Thanks for the tips Jimmy sounds like new ground for me! :)

Seek out a book -which is very rare- by Finnish writer Mika Waltari, entitled "Sinue the Egyptian"... The book was lauded when it came out (somewhere late fourties) and later even more, because the author wrote a book about a subject (someone working in the "City Of The Dead" -Necropolis) of which little was known because of the great secrets enveloping work there during the times of the Dynasties, to the extent it was even suggested that Waltari was a re-incarnated ancient Egyptian himself..

A second book on the Egyptians -hey, there's a Tut-Ankh-Amon exhibit soon here in Antwerp- is from Norman Mailer, called "Ancient Dreams" and handles the four incarnations over three centuries of an Egyptian working for Pharaon Anemhoteph, among others... The story is told from the perspective of the incarnate and starts off after his last death when he is searching his way to the afterworld...

"The Dante Club" by Matthew Pearl



I have a ton more, just a suggestion though. I don't know what you really are into or anything.