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Can anybody recommend a good book or three? (Kindle).


Bing.alau
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I am looking for something in the same vein as Neville Norway Schute used to write. I have read all his books and wish he were still writing. But I also like other styles of writing and one I can recommend to others is one I have recently finished "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared" by Jonasson Jonas. The title put me off at first, but I enjoyed the history lesson and the crime. I also enjoyed the Lawrence Block "Hit Man" series and the Stieg Larsson "Girl" books.

Also has anybody changed over to the Kindle Paperwhite gadget yet? If so how do pictures and maps appear on it? Are they clear enough to see? It would be nice if Kindle could upgrade my keyboard model to a paperwhite job.

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mark2

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Currently I'm revisiting Tolkien's Lord of the rings trilogy, I'd also second reading anything by Michener

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morddwyd

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"Of course I have read Sharpes adventure stories many years ago,"

Check an up-to-date list - he is still writing them.

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flycatcher1

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If you like Detective stories I can thoroughly recommend The Rebus tales by Ian Rankin, the Inspector Banks stories by Peter Robinson and the Inspector Grace novels by Peter James. My favourite Crime Fiction writer is the American Michael Connelly with his stories, set in Los Angeles, of Detective Hieronymous Bosch and a Lawyer Michael Haller. All good except the one set in Hong Kong which I thought was poor.

I have nearly given up books about wars but I was lent "The Eighth Passenger" by Miles Tripp and, as a result I bought "No Moon Tonight" by Don Charlwood. Both authors were RAF wartime Navigators in Bomber Command and both books present a true stories of the horrors of war. Tripp covers his tour of ops and what happened to his crew post war. I have never read a better book about Bomber Boys than Charlwoods, it is thought provoking and I found it quite upsetting, should be a compulsory read for all politicians.

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wee eddie

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I have two favourites that might intrigue you. Not your normal line though.

The Master and Margarita. by Bulgarkov

My Family and other Animals. by Gerald Durrell.

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Quickbeam

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If you like a history lesson with a ripping good yarn, have you read Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End cathedral books? He brings day to day life to life in the middle ages alive.

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Quickbeam

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In a similar vein is the Robyn Young Brethren series, which charts the fall of the Templar Knights. Plenty of blood, guts and gore, you'll want to be an anointed knight after reading these!

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Bing.alau

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I just typed out a couple of paragraphs thanking everybody for their in-put to this thread. But somewhere along the line it disappeared. As I haven't got much spare time at the moment. I will just say to you all. "Thanks"

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john bunyan

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Bingalau

I forgot this from a young successor in a certain unit! Not bad.

Duncan Falconer

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morddwyd

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"But somewhere along the line it disappeared."

So did some of mine.

I had added that the Sharpe I am now reading, Sharpe's Devil, has him and "Mr" Harper in Chile, five years after Waterloo, looking for his old friend don Blas.

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The Lifeboat - by Charlotte Rogan. Difficult to put down.

The Riddle of the sands - by Erskine Childers Beautifully written World war I spy story with a sailing connection. One of the best novels I have ever read. I think you would enjoy it

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