Looking for a good book to read, any suggestions?

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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The book thief is good. Birdsong is fantastic. Curious incident of the dog in the night time is easy but fulfilling.

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Atomised by Michel Houellebecq.

Anything by Richard Laymon or Linwood Barclay

Is that any good Casper? Anything like 'damage done' or ' you've got
Nothin coming'?

1984

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, will take a wee trip to the library and see if I can pick any of these up

Catcher in the Rye, Acid house, Trainspotting, A clockwork Orange cant remember anyothers

Curious incident of the dog in the night time

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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!!

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Thanks guys, really appreciate the opinions

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

Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darkness

technically for kids but I enjoyed them

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DannyM

Personally i quite like the Rebus novels, but there more for easy … 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

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ham82

Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darknesstechnically for kids but I … Michelle Paver's Chronicles of Ancient Darknesstechnically for kids but I enjoyed them



Kids choices are welcome too, I will probably enjoy them the most

Dean Koontz is always a good read

The Odd Thomas series would be a good place to start!
Edited by: "ham82" 31st Mar 2011

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

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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!

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DannyM

Im trying to think of things that ive read recently that ive found good … 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!

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

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Thank you Danny, will get a little list going

The Bible...........i won't say anymore as i don't want to ruin the ending.

The Bible...........i won't say anymore as i don't want to ruin the … 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" 31st Mar 2011

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.

amazon.co.uk/Cla…-11

just ordered a few books from dean koontz, 68p each from waterstones marketplace.

kaks26

Have you read any of the Earth's Children Series by Jean M Auel? I … 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

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.

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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!

munnski

Might try the Bible Sy.....You never know X)Sounds interesting Kaks, will … 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!



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

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kaks26

Definitely wasn't my sort of book - I love reading crime/thriller and … 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

The Wasp Factory - Iain M Banks

jodie picoult
linwood barclay
mark billingham
the slap by christos tsiolkas is what im reading the now and its good

i really enjoyed american gods by neil gaiman

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I read The Ninth Life of Louis Drax a few years back and think of it often even now - great read.

HERE

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Thanks for all the suggestions guys, keep them coming Will try and reserve some of these at the library

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lufc_ginge

Is that any good Casper? Anything like 'damage done' or ' you've … Is that any good Casper? Anything like 'damage done' or ' you've gotNothin 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

movieinsider.com/m49…er/

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.

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

Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 31st Mar 2011

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cacaroca

I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger last summer and it … 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

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