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Just as I have written in the tital, I have finished reading Lord Chesterfield letters, which I liked but now I don't know what to read next and eyeing round the bookshop nothing seems to sing to me.
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I dont know if this matters(because I dont get the subject) But you should read 'DoomsDay'! It is the best!! 50 ways how the world could end!!
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Ok, I was just asking what I should read next, I will give Doomsday a read then.
Anyone have any other suggestions as I am quite a quick reader.
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The Da Vinci Code.. :tazz:
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The Da Vinci Code..  :tazz:

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lol. if you want him to die from an overdose of boredom.
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Well the best books to read are the old ones Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde (picture of dorian gray is exceptional). You cant go wrong with david copperfield i also like to read lord of the rings when i have time to kill and want a book i know i will enjoy reading. Bram Stokers dracula also an excellent book, even after my higher english specialist study on it(really long detailed essay) i still love it. i dont even like horror anything, i took about 15 mins of doom3.
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Anything by Michael Critchon, and Dan Brown are great books.

Harry Potter series is also a good read.
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Thanks for these suggestions, most I have read and liked, very subjective so I appreciate everyones comments. Pity I have read all mentioned except Michael Critchon, and Dan Brown which I will look into. More suggestion please and forgive me if I ask this question again when fall between book again later. I can't believe someone hasn't posted this topic before.
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Dan Brown has 5 or 6 books (Angels and Demons, Da Vinici Code) are his two popular books. But I think his other books are even better. I cant think of the names though. I enjoyed all of this books

Good Michael Critchon books would be...Prey, Andromeda Strain, he has a lot of them, im just brain dead tonight....
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Go to your local library. Stroll around in the fiction section until you find an author with a reasonably well known name who has written a lot of books that you have never read before.

I can't guess your tastes but some on my favorites, excluding those already mentioned and in no particular order, are Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes), Tom Clancy, James Fennimore Cooper, D.H. Lawrence, Mark Twain. I'm sure there are a dozen more.

Others, not necessarily my favorites but others find them to be good writers - Herman Melville, Pearl S. Buck. Again, I'm sure there are a dozen more

My library has separate sections for mysteries and sci-fi. You can't go wrong strolling through those, either. And it wouldn't hurt to stroll through some other sections, too. I like history - doesn't matter what period.

I've debated with myself whether to put in my 2¢ about DaVinci Code. I won. It is, at best, a second rate mystery and not worth the time to read, certainly not worth the money to buy. I found it to be a boring and contrived plot with uninteresting characters.
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David Gemmel writes fantasy novels that are good no brainers as i like to call them. Wilbur Smith novels are also pretty good reads. Vallerio Massimo manfedi writes good historical fiction the alexander series is both interesting to read and historically accurate to a good extent. The alexander series of book are his best, they are making a film called the last legion about one of his books of the same title, not his best but it was a good read.
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Thanks, I am really enjoying this thread everyone, there is no good English library here so it means the bookstore, I am quite liberal about what I read so what pleases you will probably please me too.
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Harry Potter series is also a good read.


Yay Jfcap you're reading it as well! :tazz:

For me it took about couple days to read the 6th one..
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Dont bother with the DaVinci code, read "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" instead. It predates the Code, and is much, Much better.
As another suggestion, I have just finished "Between Silk and Cyanide: A Codemaker's War 1941-1945" by Leo Marks. It is absolutely stunning, brilliantly written and enjoyable throughout, some parts of it made me laugh, but one section almost reduced me to tears. Read it, you will not be dissapointed.

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I enjoy Dickens myself but as of late i"ve been reading the russian authors.The Gulag was good,but there are others like "the cancer ward", A day in the life of private so&so.If you do like the classics like Conrad & Dickens you may like some of the eastern European stuff of the same era as well.
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