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Another favorite is Frans G. Bengtsson's "The Longships" which I am reading again right now. Remarkable novel about Viking adventure. Hard to find in the US but worth the search. 
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I tried reading a William Gibson's pattern recognition but boy was it slow and boring.  Like reading pages and pages of why a guy likes nylon jacket.    I had heard some good things about this guy but I had to stop 100 pages in.

I love Chandler.  I've read everything I can find from him, including all his shorts too.   Pretty much all 40's griddy crime I've read.  

I'm currently reading something most people here are not... Harry Potter.  I finally decided to see what all the hub-bub was about.  I'm on the third one now and actaully enjoy them a quite a lot.  Fast reads and full of action.   I might have to watch the movies now.  
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Originally posted by Maynard Friedman Maynard Friedman wrote:

I'm reading this thread.

I've just bought 'The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared' by Jonas Jonasson and I recently received as a present, 'Where Have You Been?' by Joseph O'Connor. I need to decide which one to start next.


My lovelife played second fiddle to the "The hundered year old man" my wife could not put it down (the book that is)
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So your wife preferred that old chap to yours I see!
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Sadly that is true, She is reading "the book thief" now, judging by the tear stained pages even a good cry seems favourable.
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Hi, Sorry to come onto this late, but I feel obliged to give one recommendation in particular :
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts , it touches on many subjects and just utterly absorbs you in ..
Heroin smuggling Australian, but it goes so many places including spirituality and many other things
But just an amazing read ..
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Just finished reading Cheryl Strayed's books, Wild, and I it's one of the most captivating books I've ever had the pleasure of reading. I highly recommend it to anyone into wilderness; to anyone having a rough time at the moment and needs to be transported to a place in the mountains overlooking magnificent streams of pure-blue water; and, really, to anyone who enjoys good prose.
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I picked up a well worn copy of 'Sex drugs and cocoa puffs' by Chuck Klosterman yesterday.

I enjoy how he uses pop culture references to describe the mundane, it makes for an enjoyable read.


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I'm reading Detroit: an American autopsy. Pretty good picture of current Detroit. It reads like a real life noir movie. It's great.

I tend not to read too much fiction. I feel like I don't get enough info out of fiction, although I do see the benefits of fiction. I tried and still pull it out every so often, infinite jest, but it is so difficult to read.
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