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Postby JR8 » Sun, 13 Jan 2013 2:48 am

Perhaps somewhere where people might float what they've read recently, and enjoyed (?? :) )

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birdsong-Sebast ... 236&sr=1-1
Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

This book did it for me, because the 'Flanders fields' were, well, pretty close to my family. It's a novel, but he does it with great sensitivity, detail, and respect.

It helps me understand what my grand-father experienced. As when he got back home, he never, ever, said anything about the war, if anyone asked he just smiled and kinda looked away.



- In which respect it reminds me of Chickenhawk re: Vietnam
Chickenhawk [Paperback]
Robert Mason (Author)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Chickenhawk-Rob ... 935&sr=8-1

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Postby offshoreoildude » Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:02 pm

Indridason, Arnaldur - I worked my way through all five of his books in a week. Detective novels set in Iceland.

Buy a kindle - reg it outside - read quick and refund = win!
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Postby v4jr4 » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 4:18 pm

The Snowman - Jo Nesbo
http://www.amazon.com/Snowman-Vintage-C ... 0307742997

Some people even said that he's the next Stieg Larsson, but after seeing this book, I'm not too sure.
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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 31 Jan 2013 6:25 pm

i tend to follow authors..my favorites are:

james patterson
richard north patterson
michael connelly
patricia cornwell

for Philippine novels:

without seeing the dawn-steven javellana (English language)
Rosales saga-F.Sionil Jose (he is my favorite author of all time) (English Language)

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 1:37 am

Oh yes, 'following authors' as you say...


Graham Greene is my favourite author:
Brighton Rock
Our Man in Havana
The Quiet American
The Honorary Consul
...and so on.

No one else to me comes close to conjuring up his descriptive powers.

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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:52 am

JR8 wrote:Oh yes, 'following authors' as you say...


Graham Greene is my favourite author:
Brighton Rock
Our Man in Havana
The Quiet American
The Honorary Consul
...and so on.

No one else to me comes close to conjuring up his descriptive powers.


Yer... Graham Greene is prolly my favourite writer too.

I also read alot of Irish author's stuff, Brendan Behan (my grandad used to hand out with him and get drunk), Joyce, etc etc... My Irish grandad published a few books of his poetry... "On Sandymount" and errr... another one or two. Traslated "The Irish Navvy" from Gaelic to English too...

I am also ashamed to admit I am current reading Michael Crichton's "State of Fear"... in literary terms crap... in "can I read this withouht paying too much attention?" great.
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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:35 pm

*waiting for Coelho's fans*
Or perhaps, Murakami's :D
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Postby alittlerisky » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 4:17 pm

v4jr4 wrote:*waiting for Coelho's fans*
Or perhaps, Murakami's :D


Murakami?

Didn't he write some book with maybe "Bird " in the title... story of some guy who sat it the bottom of dried out well and looked up at the tiny patch sky?

If it is, this author has some serious issues... either he's nuts or should lay off the shrooms/LSD for a bit.
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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 01 Feb 2013 4:46 pm

alittlerisky wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:*waiting for Coelho's fans*
Or perhaps, Murakami's :D


Murakami?

Didn't he write some book with maybe "Bird " in the title... story of some guy who sat it the bottom of dried out well and looked up at the tiny patch sky?

If it is, this author has some serious issues... either he's nuts or should lay off the shrooms/LSD for a bit.


Wind Up Bird Chronicle? Well, I can enjoy the offered-"fantasies" without weed or poppies :lol:
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Postby JR8 » Mon, 08 Apr 2013 3:11 am

Hardship Posting Vol 3: True Tales of Expat Misadventure in Asia [Paperback]
http://www.amazon.com/Hardship-Posting- ... ip+posting

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[Vols 1 and 2 centre on Asia too... ]


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