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Old 04-05-2011
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Book recommendations

I believe I may be getting a Kindle for my birthday...

In order to fill it up... who can recommend me some books to get?

Anything except sci-fi or books on sports...
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James Ellroy - American Tabloid and The Cold Six Thousand.

Stick a bunch of Pelecanos on there also.
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Jay if you get a Kindle then let me know. Books? I got a buncha them in digital format.
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Deception Point-Dan Brown. Must read.
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I thought The Road was a fantastic book.
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Deception Point-Dan Brown. Must read.
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Deception Point-Dan Brown. Must read.
Uhm, thanks, but no thanks. I'm still trying to claim back the hours I lost reading The Da Vinci Code.
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Jay if you get a Kindle then let me know. Books? I got a buncha them in digital format.
Sweet! I will most definitely get a Kindle.
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Ishmael Reed

I often come back to this guy's poetry when I'm between "must read" books.
Gosh, his writings are very invigorating, if you don't mind being offended for the sake of seeing some things from a challenging, yet affordable perspective:

http://www.amazon.com/Mixing-Up-Taki...ref=pd_sim_b_4
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I see HBO are ponying up to make a full, 5 or 6 season, show from Neil Gaiman's American Gods. Nice one, Mr. Hanks.
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The Stand by Stephen King, the complete & uncut version. I just finished this as part of my rereading (and sometimes just reading in a few cases) all of Stephen King again, in order of release. This was really a phenomanal story with characters that will remain with you, long after the book is through.
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The Stand by Stephen King, the complete & uncut version. I just finished this as part of my rereading (and sometimes just reading in a few cases) all of Stephen King again, in order of release. This was really a phenomanal story with characters that will remain with you, long after the book is through.
it's a great series, although I really wish King hadn't written himself into it... I mean parts of it were okay, and tied the "worlds" together, but some aspects of it were a bit hokey.

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it's a great series, although I really wish King hadn't written himself into it... I mean parts of it were okay, and tied the "worlds" together, but some aspects of it were a bit hokey.

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and I just realized you said the Stand, and not the Dark Tower series.

The stand is an awesome novel. I read it a few years ago, and there's nothing about it that isn't absolutely awesome!

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and I just realized you said the Stand, and not the Dark Tower series.

The stand is an awesome novel. I read it a few years ago, and there's nothing about it that isn't absolutely awesome!

Phil
Interestingly, a big part of the reason I decided to go back and read all of King again was because I had never read the Dark Tower series. I knew Randall Flagg was a character in both the Stand and the DT series, along with some other appearances, so I thought it would be interesting to read everything in order, including the DT series, and see the intertwining of that character into other stories.
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The Walkin' Dude and the attendant DT chracters are tied in to a number of books in King's universe. Insomnia, Rose Madder, Eyes Of The Dragon, Hearts In Atlantis to name a few. Of course, one of his most infamous appearances being... "The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed."


I loved that Dark Tower series from book one way back in the 80s. Even the macguffin involved in writing himself into it didn't bother me. Now there is another volume to come, The Wind Through The Keyhole, in 2012. Chronologically set between volumes four and five.
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