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    Reclaiming History - Vince Bugliosi

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    Still slogging through this one. Dear God, Bugliosi is a nutter. Amazing book but to summon the motivation to write about this topic for 21 years, mate, the dude has to be insane. You even read what everyone had for breakfast the morning of the shooting, it's that detailed.

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    The Book Thread

    I searched twice to find something like this but I got over 400 results each time so I decided just to make a new thread, though I imagine this topic has probably been done before.

    Anyway, i'm going on holiday soon and need some books to keep me entertained. I used to be a keen reader a few years ago but kind of stopped when I discovered the internet, so my 'classic books read' category is sorely missing.

    Basically, I want to find some books to read that are really classic and the kind of book everyone should read (A film example of this would be Star Wars or The Godfather for instance). I know a fair bit about classic films/music, but I'm sorely lacking when it comes to books.

    Any suggestions for classic books, or modern greats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    I searched twice to find something like this but I got over 400 results each time so I decided just to make a new thread, though I imagine this topic has probably been done before.

    Anyway, i'm going on holiday soon and need some books to keep me entertained. I used to be a keen reader a few years ago but kind of stopped when I discovered the internet, so my 'classic books read' category is sorely missing.

    Basically, I want to find some books to read that are really classic and the kind of book everyone should read (A film example of this would be Star Wars or The Godfather for instance). I know a fair bit about classic films/music, but I'm sorely lacking when it comes to books.

    Any suggestions for classic books, or modern greats?
    Some pretty involved reads that I've enjoyed were Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, or Jack Kerouac's On The Road. If you're after something a little less weighty, try The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Actually that last one is the one I'd recommend most as a holiday read. It has serious themes but also a childish innocence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Jack Kerouac's On The Road
    Will eventually get around to reading that. Dharma Bums was great.

    Just finished reading Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, awesome read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    Any suggestions for classic books, or modern greats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Actually that last one is the one I'd recommend most as a holiday read. It has serious themes but also a childish innocence.
    My all time favorite book. You have described it beautifully.

    Besides the ones already mentioned, I would recommend William Golding's Lord of the Flies, Bram Stoker's Dracula and pretty much anything by Mark Twain.

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    Am reading Gai-jin at the moment..it's pretty decent

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    Quote Originally Posted by open365 View Post
    I searched twice to find something like this but I got over 400 results each time so I decided just to make a new thread, though I imagine this topic has probably been done before.

    Anyway, i'm going on holiday soon and need some books to keep me entertained. I used to be a keen reader a few years ago but kind of stopped when I discovered the internet, so my 'classic books read' category is sorely missing.

    Basically, I want to find some books to read that are really classic and the kind of book everyone should read (A film example of this would be Star Wars or The Godfather for instance). I know a fair bit about classic films/music, but I'm sorely lacking when it comes to books.

    Any suggestions for classic books, or modern greats?
    I would think all Artemis Fowl books should be good. I've only read two so far, but they're pretty awesome. Of course, you need to like the genre.
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    The Enchanted Wood is a personal fave of mine...

    At the minute I am reading non-fiction. Got a bio of Slash, which I will follow with Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diairies, then Duncan Fletcher's autobio and then a book called Verona which follows an English football fan on the road with Italian football team Verona. When I'm done with them might start getting myself back into fiction. The problem for me, when I read fiction, is that I get so involved in it that I can't concentrate on anything else and just wanna sit and read. Can't stand to read a great novel and only get a small window each day to read it, so at the minute I've not been doing it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16 tins of Spam View Post
    Some pretty involved reads that I've enjoyed were Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, or Jack Kerouac's On The Road. If you're after something a little less weighty, try The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald or Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

    Actually that last one is the one I'd recommend most as a holiday read. It has serious themes but also a childish innocence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
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    Reading this atm whilst trying to finish The Big Ship, only a couple of chapters left to the latter, so should be done by the end of the year
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    Battle Royale is a fantastic book if you can get ahold of an English copy. But it is ridiculously depressing.

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    Not usually into fantasy stuff, but have been reading the wheel of time series by Robert Jordan for the last few months, just finished the Fires of Heaven, best of the lot so far imo.

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