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Looking for a good book to read, any suggestions?

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Looking for a good book to read, but one that will get my mind working a bit if that makes sense?

Any suggestions appreciated :)
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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1 Like #1
The book thief is good. Birdsong is fantastic. Curious incident of the dog in the night time is easy but fulfilling.
banned 1 Like #2
Atomised by Michel Houellebecq.
1 Like #3
Anything by Richard Laymon or Linwood Barclay
#5
Is that any good Casper? Anything like 'damage done' or ' you've got
Nothin coming'?
1 Like #6
1984
#7
Thanks for the suggestions guys, will take a wee trip to the library and see if I can pick any of these up :)
1 Like #8
Catcher in the Rye, Acid house, Trainspotting, A clockwork Orange cant remember anyothers
1 Like #9
Curious incident of the dog in the night time

+ 1
1 Like #10
Anything by Cecelia Aherne - I love her books - there just aren't enough of them yet!!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is excellent - takes chapter to get into it but then its full steam ahead!!
#11
Thanks guys, really appreciate the opinions :D
1 Like #12
Personally i quite like the Rebus novels, but there more for easy reading, what do you like to read OP since no one has asked yet ? Youve just got a list of titles thrown at you :P
1 Like #13
Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

technically for kids but I enjoyed them :)
#14
DannyM
Personally i quite like the Rebus novels, but there more for easy reading, what do you like to read OP since no one has asked yet ? Youve just got a list of titles thrown at you :P

I've read pratically all of the Rebus books, I really read a various amount of non fictions books, from Martina Cole to Jospehine Coz, was looking to read something a bit more to stimulate my mind a bit! Love all the suggestions though as I am willing to try anything :D
#15
ham82
Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

technically for kids but I enjoyed them :)

Kids choices are welcome too, I will probably enjoy them the most :p
1 Like #16
Dean Koontz is always a good read

The Odd Thomas series would be a good place to start!

Edited By: ham82 on Mar 31, 2011 11:47
1 Like #17
Im trying to think of things that ive read recently that ive found good but cant really name any of them lol, Id say 1984 is a great start though :)
#18
ham82
Dean Koontz is always a good read

I don't think I have ever actually read any of his books, so should really give them a try!
#19
DannyM
Im trying to think of things that ive read recently that ive found good but cant really name any of them lol, Id say 1984 is a great start though :)

Yeah I am sure I had that years ago but never got around to reading it....will definately try it this time!
#20
To kill a mocking bird,
Sunset song,
Death of a salesman
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon Stephen King
Lord of the flies

Just remembered a few
#21
Thank you Danny, will get a little list going :D
[mod] 1 Like #22
The Bible...........i won't say anymore as i don't want to ruin the ending. :D
#23
The Bible...........i won't say anymore as i don't want to ruin the ending.

Asked for fiction not non fiction . . . .

kidding, could well get a rise from some more peeps if you were to have said the Quran aswell though


Edited By: DannyM on Mar 31, 2011 12:03
1 Like #24
Have you read any of the Earth's Children Series by Jean M Auel? I thought they were amazing - didn't think they would be my cup of tea but really engrossing about a little girl who loses her family in an earthquake and ends up living with neanderthal clan (35,000 years ago). Takes you through her whole life of growing up etc. There's 6 books out now which took the author about 30 years to write. The 6th book is just out which I've just got delivered today funnily enough lol. I loved them and they're nice big thick paperbacks to keep you going. I'm sure the library will have them as they're quite popular.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clan-Cave-Bear-Earths-Children/dp/0340824425/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1301569079&sr=8-11
#25
just ordered a few books from dean koontz, 68p each from waterstones marketplace.
#26
kaks26
Have you read any of the Earth's Children Series by Jean M Auel? I thought they were amazing - didn't think they would be my cup of tea but really engrossing about a little girl who loses her family in an earthquake and ends up living with neanderthal clan (35,000 years ago). Takes you through her whole life of growing up etc. There's 6 books out now which took the author about 30 years to write. The 6th book is just out which I've just got delivered today funnily enough lol. I loved them and they're nice big thick paperbacks to keep you going. I'm sure the library will have them as they're quite popular.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Clan-Cave-Bear-Earths-Children/dp/0340824425/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1301569079&sr=8-11


there is also a film with Daryl Hannah
2 Likes #27
Film was crap ham - I saw a clip of it and it was really BAD! The books are so much better and thought provoking. I'm like the OP - read all Martina Cole, Iain Rankin, James Patterson books but also liked this as really different.
#28
Might try the Bible Sy.....You never know X)

Sounds interesting Kaks, will definately look into them. Don't sound like my cup of tea but I love to hear people that think that then end up loving the books! :D
#29
munnski
Might try the Bible Sy.....You never know X)

Sounds interesting Kaks, will definately look into them. Don't sound like my cup of tea but I love to hear people that think that then end up loving the books! :D

Definitely wasn't my sort of book - I love reading crime/thriller and chick lit and now onto a ton of zombie books lol. Read the first one about 20 years ago and then the rest gradually as they came out. Worth a try if its free from the library at least :)
1 Like #30
kaks26
munnski
Might try the Bible Sy.....You never know X)

Sounds interesting Kaks, will definately look into them. Don't sound like my cup of tea but I love to hear people that think that then end up loving the books! :D

Definitely wasn't my sort of book - I love reading crime/thriller and chick lit and now onto a ton of zombie books lol. Read the first one about 20 years ago and then the rest gradually as they came out. Worth a try if its free from the library at least :)

You seem to have similar tastes to mine so think I will def give them a try, thank you :)
1 Like #31
The Wasp Factory - Iain M Banks
1 Like #32
jodie picoult
linwood barclay
mark billingham
the slap by christos tsiolkas is what im reading the now and its good
1 Like #33
i really enjoyed american gods by neil gaiman
banned 1 Like #34
I read The Ninth Life of Louis Drax a few years back and think of it often even now - great read.

HERE
#35
Thanks for all the suggestions guys, keep them coming :D Will try and reserve some of these at the library :D
#36
lufc_ginge
Is that any good Casper? Anything like 'damage done' or ' you've got
Nothin coming'?


if you liked those youll love this....couldnt put it down.

was just thinking suprised it hasnt been made into a movie.....guess what

http://www.movieinsider.com/m4999/marching-powder/
1 Like #37
I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger last summer and it got brain working trying to keep up with everything, it was a really good read and the film didn't do book justice.
1 Like #38
This ones a cracker, will get yer mind working for sure


Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Mar 31, 2011 15:43
#39
cacaroca
I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger last summer and it got brain working trying to keep up with everything, it was a really good read and the film didn't do book justice.

Thank you :)

jayjayuk1234
This ones a cracker, will get yer mind working for sure



Yeah, maybe a bit advanced for me ;)
#40
Darren Shan - Cirque Du Freak

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