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Favourite books.

Post by Wilderbeest on Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:28 pm

As someone who reads a great deal, and as we have had favourite films and current computer games. I thought I would ask about peoples favourite books.
Mine currently are:

Paradise Lost by John Milton. Wonderful imagery of warfare in heaven and of the rebels fall, though it gets a little long winded in parts.

The Crusades by Zoe Oldenburg. I have to hand it to the crusaders , they could fight, occasionally without a idea of what they would afterwards, mad as hatters the lot of them.

Dune by Frank Herbert. What's not to like about mile long worms gliding under the desert sand?

Going Postal by Terry Pratchett. The only one I have read that actually made me laugh out loud rather than merely chuckle.

So these are mine at present, though I am veering towards Roman History. time to visit the library I think.

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Post by Kingmaker on Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:23 pm

Roman History well I can recommend all the Centerion series by Simon Scarrow, very good read 8 in all


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Post by Vimes on Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:40 am

Huge fan of the Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell.
The Night Watch series in (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett, managed a few good laughs of those books, just wish there were more.
Centurion Series by Simon Scarrow a kinda of Sharpe version in the Roman times
Just to name a few, could go on forever Shocked
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Post by The Little Corporal on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:11 pm

oh dear books...well The White Company and Sir Nigel, all the swashbuckling sailing books the Fox and the....(various titles) and King Solomons Mines, all Boys Own stuff! But like Vimes said the list is almost endless...oh and anything by Kurt Vonnegut, 'Death to the French' by CS Forester a great stor adn the best title ever (Wink) and almost anything by Eric Ambler if you like spy books.

Hmmm, methinks I live in the past judging by those writers...
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Post by revvaughan on Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:23 am

Don't get me started here... I have never met a book I didn't love. My wife tends to believe I have this weakness for discarded books and pets. I grew up with two parents who read everything they could get their hands on, and the love of print has carried. In addition to my reference, political, music, science, and fire related books... I can't resist anything that deals with the War of Norther Agression or WWII. I have enjoyed Sharpe's, Hornblower, and the complete "Aubrey" novels as well. If you don't want your books I have this place you can ship them... ME! study
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Post by The Little Corporal on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:17 am

well, well an Aubrey fan, i'm just reading The 100 days! I do like them but find O'Brian a bit slow sometimes...for fast paced sea fairing action try the Fox and the Fury...i'll try an remeber the author butyou should find them in secondhand shops fairly easily...
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Post by revvaughan on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:32 am

I believe I have them either in here or in my shop.
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Post by Kingmaker on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:40 am

wel maybe we could set up an exchange shop for all our books?


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Post by revvaughan on Wed Jul 16, 2008 7:47 am

Splendid idea... When I assign term project a nice portion of my books are in the loan column. My students only know a small portion of what can happen to them if they don't return my books. That small portion of knowledge is enough to get them back. Suspect
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Post by The Little Corporal on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:00 pm

ah yes nothing worse than loaned books that never return...
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Post by revvaughan on Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:09 pm

I have some people on my list that could go poof for not returning books. Twisted Evil Suspect
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Post by tek_604 on Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:07 pm

Sorry to dig this thread up from its grave...

I don't read often (rather watch the idiot box), but I've always been very partial to a bit of alternative history. Because I was a mature student at uni, I was given £50 of book vouchers, and purchased the World War/Colonization series by Harry Turtledove. I enjoyed those immensely.

But after uni, I've not gone back to reading, until very recently, and have purchased more by Harry Turtledove. Currently working my way through "Ruled Britannia".
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Post by Kingmaker on Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:32 pm

they look quite interesting, world war is certainly different


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Post by ginger on Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:17 pm

I've just finished down sizing my library of novels from around 500 books to somethng like 50. I would never of got to re-read.
I don't know about favourite book but I do like Tom Bradby's 'The white Russian'.
Set in St. Petersburg during January 1917 it is a depressing and such a tale of woe that it deeply moved me for about a week after reading. Crying or Very sad
Anyway I enjoyed it, if you could say such regarding such a book.
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Post by revvaughan on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:33 am

I will have to give that one a read! If anyone is into reading American Historical "Fiction" I would recommend the Sharra series. The movies “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals” were taken from these books. They are all great and cover the Revolutionary War, Mexican War, and the US Civil War. Rumor has it that Jeff is coming out with one on WWI and WWII.

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