Certainly a very fine company... Did you ever read "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro?
At the moment I´m reading: "The last Emperor" (From Emperor to Citizen. The Autobiography of Aisin-Gidoro PU YI). Very interesting indeed.
And I recommend: Umberto Ecco: "Baudolino" (a book for those who did not forget the dreams of their youth or even childhood.)
A very intersting book too: Jung Chang: "Wild Swans". (Jung Chang, born 1952 in Yibin/Sichuan (China) was the first Chinese to receive a doctorate of a British University. She has been living in England since 1978.)
If your are intersted in history: Milovan Djilas: "Worlds and Bridges". (Djilas, who was a politician in the former Yugoslawia, wrote this book in jail in Belgrad. In this book you will find some of the important sources for the Balkan Wars, now and before the First World War.)
ah to be in such fine literay company!! :-) Just read the last 20 posts,wish I'd been awake to join the discussion lol
I enjoy King and Koontz rules!! Has anyone read "Dolan's Cadillac"? It's a short story in King's "Nightmares and Dreamscapes". I thought it was masterful!
As for "David Copperfield" , Dickens is my favourite story teller of all time!! :-)
Well I've just ordered three more books. Two of Wilbur Smith, who can do no wrong in my eyes, I've read nearly all his books.
I was looking at that book called PREY, but couldn't make my mind up about it.
Oh right, yes I like Graham Masterton, haven't tried RL, I don't always enjoy Stephen King for some reason, I did enjoy the Shawshank Redemption, it was only a short story too, I read it a long time before they made a film of it, and the book was even better than the film, which usually is the case.
Hey its Magenta who started this board, don't blame me!! ROFL!!
Dean Koontz? Excellent choice! I have his whole collection! Don't forget Graham Masterton and Richard Layman!! And check out Stephen Kings 'Insomnia' if you haven't already. Fantastic!
Oh honestly Ms Harleykins, you have a lot to answer for, I've just been and bought three Dean Koontz books from Amazon. Now I'm off to look for some John Grisham ones, haven't read any books for ages, now you've all started me off. lolololo
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Steppenwolfe - Herman Hesse
Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Lectures on Levi - Machiavelli
The Republic - Plato
The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test - Ken Kesey
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K. LeGuin
The Cost of Discipleship - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Beyond Good & Evil - Nietzche
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle
Leviathan - Hobbes
Essays - Emerson
Dune - Frank Herbert
Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
The Secret Doctrine - Blavatsky
I enjoyed her writing very much and would have loved to read more of her work,but it's taking me awhile to get past "Bitter Harvest". (2 years lol)
Could you recommend something of hers I would like better,please? :-)
I read "Bitter Harvest" by Ann Rule.
It was very well written.Very descriptive ...almost too much so. It left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Oh,I don't blame Ms Rule except to say she really knows how to draw an accurate picture. I almost threw the book out when I was finished. Anyone who has read it and has children would understand.
Read a book many years ago in Sweden.
If i translate (try) the swedish title it is:
"The knights around Danny's table" by John Steinbeck. Cant find it, have searched Amazon.com and Ebay. Any idea of another english title?
Oh I love Wilbur Smith books, I find them so interesting and exciting too, especially his ones situated in Africa. Dean Koontz I enjoy too. Ohhhh I feel like a good read now, I haven't had one for ages. Amazon here I come. lololo