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Offline bwallace23350

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Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« on: October 17, 2016, 12:39:30 AM »
REally anything? I started a book club and we have read nothing but dull boring reads so I am open to any suggestions.

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 10:27:14 AM »
I like all of the Jack Reacher series.  And all of the Harry Hole series.  And all of the "alphabet murder" series.
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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 12:14:17 PM »
Any of the John Sandford books. 

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 03:06:17 PM »
My list would include nothing current but I like all john grisham and robin cook. I have read all the louie lamore.  Not a super fan of tom chainy but read most of them.  Read lots of dean coontze.  With all my reading I wouldn't trust my spelling of authors names or anything else I type.
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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 06:32:42 PM »
If you like historical fiction Harry Sidebottom and Anne Perry.  Perrys Monk series is great and her ww1 series was equally engaging.  I just finished the 5th wave series.  It was pretty good if you like scifi.  Vince Flynn was a great writer of spy/military type stuff as is Brad Thor. 
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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 08:04:29 AM »
Thanks for the recommendations. I will pass the a long at the next meeting.

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2016, 08:47:03 AM »
check out  The Crater " a novel " byRichard Slotkin's It's a work of history done in a third person view  about the civil war. its about the worst incident in the civil wore that happened July 30th 1864. they even held congressional hearing after the war about it.

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2016, 08:46:26 PM »
All of the Louise Penny books are fabulous.   

If you want something meatier, then anything by David McCullough.   Also, Team of Rivals by Doris Goodwin is great.

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2016, 09:49:05 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions.

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2016, 08:13:29 PM »
If you look for the Slotkin book the full title is No Quarter: The Battle of the Crater, 1864  Amazon has it.

I got some new ideas too!  I'll never live to read all on my list....
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Anyone got a good fiction book to recommend?
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 08:31:37 PM »
my mon and dad lived there. as young boy my tein and a friend dugup a union soldier will playing in the old dryed up swamp next to the crater battle field. the whole area is nothing but civil war. mom and dad would digup bullets every year doing the gardens. at least 50 each yea

it was shocking and inteesting area when we arrived from overseas.

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