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Recommend A Book

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by Bomber, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Bomber

    Bomber Clueless but Luvin It

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    We have a film thread so how about a book one.

    I just finish reading David Baldacci's Hell's Corner and really enjoyed it.

    Also any of Lee Child's novel about the 1 man A-team that is Jack Reacher. (so not impressed that Tom Cruise has just signed up to play him in the movie)

    Anyone got any books that they would recommend?
     
  2. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    High Fidelity by Nick Hornby.
     
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  3. ivo610

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    devil in the white city if your into history

    or

    When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead by Jerry Weintraub if your into success stories.
     
  4. packers020802

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    The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson

    - Its one I could read 100 times!


    Cell by Stephen King was also really good.

    prob. one of his best 'newer' novels.
     
  5. Packfan14

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    Prey - Michael Crichton
     
  6. mhnessie

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    Good choice.
    If you are a little interested in soccer I can recommend "Fever Pitch" by Nick Hornby.
     
  7. Boy Scout

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    one word.....

    NARNIA
     
  8. watershedmoment

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    the hunger games.

    ender's game.

    the giver.
     
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  9. sped2010

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    The Hunger Games trilogy is amaaazing.

    The Book Thief - Markus Zusak

    To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee

    Found, Sent, Sabotaged (it's a trilogy - YA trilogy, but really good) - Margaret Peterson Haddix

    And of course, Harry Potter.
     
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    The Other Wes Moore -- by Wes Moore
     
  11. GreenBayGal

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    Anything with Fabio on the cover. :man_in_love:
     
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    Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
    Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Sallinger

    Very intense, complex books, but classics.
     
  13. mhnessie

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    Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
    => Great novel that takes place in Bombay

    A Fortune-Teller Told Me - Tiziano Terzani
    => if you love (travelling in) Southeast Asia - this is your book !

     
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    Picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde
     
  15. Shawnsta3

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    As a few have already mentioned The Hunger Games is a great read!
     
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    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Paul Brickhill - Reach for the Sky.

    It's from the 1950's but one of my favorites. Makes you think twice about bitching about not being able to do something.
     
  17. realcaliforniacheese

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    The Last Lion - The Fall and Rise of Edward Kennedy -

    An excellent biography of a great man.
     
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    It's a kids book but I like it,
    Of Thee I Sing, by Barrack Obama.
     
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    All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warner

    Read it then watch the Broderick Crawford movie, and tell me how bad they ruined it (but I give Crawford 2 thumbs up for playing a character that hollywood ruined, he really was a good actor in that, not his fault) then watch the Sean Penn movie and TELL ME how BADDDDD it is!
     
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    When Pride Still Mattered; The Life of Vince Lombardi - by David Maraniss

    You've got to read this if you're a Packers Fan!
     
  21. Unomee

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    Is this the one about Douglas Bader the RAF WWII ace?
     
  22. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Yes it is. Made into a movie in the early 50's. Unfortunately the movie is not available in the US. First read it when I was in 7th grade. I read it about ever 3-4 years just for the hell of it. One of the few people I wanted to meet who I never will. I have meet Yeager, Hoover, Boyington, The Guy who shot Boyington down, and several of the Tuskegee pilots. Bader would have been the coup de grace.
     
  23. Raptorman

    Raptorman Vikings fan since 1966.

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    Yes it is. Made into a movie in the early 50's. Unfortunately the movie is not available in the US. First read it when I was in 7th grade. I read it about ever 3-4 years just for the hell of it. One of the few people I wanted to meet who I never will. I have meet Yeager, Hoover, Boyington, The Guy who shot Boyington down, and several of the Tuskegee pilots. Bader would have been the coup de grace.
     
  24. cheeseheadfanatic87

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    The Greatest Generation, by Tom Brokaw. Awesome, and inspirational book.
     

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