Books

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by PaulHaa, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Doug 54

    Doug 54 Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,635
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Location:
    Ohio
    Newer bio on Stalin by Kotkin

    .
     
  2. Chooglin59

    Chooglin59 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    432
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2014
    Location:
    On da Bayou
    Hemingway
    My favorite is A Farewell To Arms
     
    P Thought likes this.
  3. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    12,434
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    White Tiger - Aravind Adiga Set in India, a young man gets driving lessons to escape the poverty of the coal mine and becomes a driver for the mine owners which sets his life in motion.
     
  4. Big_Bend

    Big_Bend Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    6,416
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I always heard great things about Ayn Rand's books, but never got around to reading any of them. Then last week I watched a documentary about her on Hulu, what an amazing and fascinating woman she was.

    So a few days ago I started reading The Fountainhead, OMG it is incredible! I can't put it down. Brilliant writing, captivating, I see why people so love her writing. Once I'm done with Fountainhead I'll rent the movie starring Gary Cooper, then I'll start in on reading Atlas Shrugged.

    As for OP reading the Hitchhiker Guide books, yep they are great too. Enjoy...
     
    P Thought likes this.
  5. MuddyDitch

    MuddyDitch Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    700
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2014
    Location:
    Tulpehocken Delta
    The Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitzyn and Gold Warriors by Seagrave to make clear how despicably corrupt the world really is. And The Tenth Cycle series by JC Ryan for some fictional escapism. Also, the Uncle Eric series by Richard Maybury are wonderful easy to read general education books that I wish I had read when I was young.
     
  6. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    9,440
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Location:
    Plundertown (Gasville) OR
    Reading is a lifetime thing. Thanks for starting this thread: I've seen a few (more than a few) books I'd like to read, too.
     
  7. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    1,203
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2016
    Location:
    estados unidos
    after 2 years of graduate course work I haven't read a book for pleasure since 2013
     
  8. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,242
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alabama
    Non-fiction, anyone?

    --Service - Luttrell
    (Much about his career, and combat tours).

    --With The Old Breed - Sledge
    (A must-read book for those thinking of joining the military, and especially WWII history buffs).

    --Grunts - McManus
    (Well written about U.S. military involved battles from WWII to more recent).

    -- Peleliu Tragic Triumph - Ross
    (Excellent retelling of this story from every angle without bogging the reader down with excess details, or research notes).

    --Dead Wake - Larson
    (One of the U.S. Navy WWII submarine books that's worth your time, and goes by very quickly).
     
  9. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    12,434
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2011
    Location:
    Annapolis, MD
    Dead Wake is about the Sinking of the Lusitania 2 years before we entered WWI. You may thinking of another book.
     
  10. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    49,564
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    Thanks for all the novel suggestions. I'm writing them down and keeping a list.
     
    PaulHaa likes this.
  11. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    22
    Posts:
    1,205
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Location:
    Sheffield
    I really enjoyed Still Alice by Lisa Genova, it's the tale of a woman with Early Onset Alzheimer's and it's told from her perspective. Emotional stuff.

    All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was fantastic - WWII novel that focuses on a blind French girl in occupied France and an orphaned German boy.

    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon was great, in a similar way to Lisa Genova - it tells the story of an Autistic boy, really helps the reader get an understanding of the condition.

    My all-time favourite book, however, is One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey. A masterpiece, pure and simple.
     
    teletimetx likes this.
  12. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    49,564
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    That happens to be what I'm reading right now.
     
  13. Hiker

    Hiker Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    5,242
    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2008
    Location:
    Alabama
    That's another interesting book, some of you may want to check out Larson's book, Dead Wake.

    Two more related to U.S. Navy submarines in WWII, non-fiction:

    --War Beneath the Waves - Keith

    --Escape from the Deep - Kershaw

    Check those out!
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2016
  14. ickylick

    ickylick Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    508
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Location:
    New York
    Funny & humorous read, then more serious ones
    image.jpeg
    image.jpeg
    image.jpeg
     
  15. TheOneFatGuy

    TheOneFatGuy Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    22
    Posts:
    1,205
    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2012
    Location:
    Sheffield
    How are you finding it? I absolutely loved that book!
     
  16. Chicago Slim

    Chicago Slim Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    66
    Posts:
    1,408
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Location:
    Bowling Green, KY
    I worked as a technical writer, towards the end of my real career. Then, I worked a a musician for 14 years. I am now, just getting back into reading novels. My favorites, have always been the Ian Fleming, Bond novels. I collect them, and tend to re-read them. I also read the newer James Bond books, written by various authors. I really like the novels written by Raymond Benson. They are a modernized version, that is more of a cross between the original Ian Fleming books, and the modern Bond movies. Like the original Ian Fleming novels, they contain a lot of historical facts. So that I feel like I learn about real world places, events and politics, as I'm reading an action thriller.
     
  17. Wailin' Tele

    Wailin' Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,507
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Location:
    Idaho
    Some of my favorites when I was your age have been mentioned. Dune, Interview with Vampire, The Stand plus countless fantasy/Sci-fi. I second the recommendation for Catcher In the Rye and add The Alchemist and/or The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho. Great books to find one's way in the world.
     
  18. Wailin' Tele

    Wailin' Tele Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,507
    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2009
    Location:
    Idaho
    Being the prolific reader that you are you most likely have read these, but if not...

    Mikhail Bulgakov - Master and Margarita or Heart of a Dog

    Herman Hesse - Demian

    China Achebe - Things Fall Apart
     
    BorderRadio likes this.
  19. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    9,820
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    Mid-Michigan
    Favorite books, like of all time? Outta thousands? Hard to pick but for NF:

    Endurance (the Shackleton expedition)
    Into Thin Air
    In Cold Blood
    The Worse Journey in the World
    Stalingrad + The Fall of Berlin by Beevor (read in that sequence)
    Truman by McCullough
    Fatal Vision

    For novels nearly impossible to pick favorites but some that pop up:

    Killer Angels by Shaara
    Marilyn by Oates (and nearly everything else she's written)
    Legends of the Fall by Harrison
    The Handmaid's Tale by Atwood
    The Road and No Country for Old Men by McCarthy

    I read a lot, don't have a good list and am leaving off scores of great books.
    Right now I'm reading this per a recommendation and it's a good one.


    [​IMG]
     
  20. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    49,564
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2009
    Location:
    Kelowna, BC, Canuckistan
    I'm just getting into it. I usually hate and avoid any books dealing with war, with a few exceptions like The Tin Drum.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.