Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reading suggestion bleg


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Need book recommendations! I have read the entire Dresden series over the last two months, along with some history, scifi, and Pratchett. I am ready for something new-to-me. Something interesting, with some action, good characters...... anyone have any thoughts?

7 comments:

CalvinsMom said...

James Clavell. For his Asian series, start with "Shogun" and move on from there. "Noble House" and "Tai-Pan" are both decent.

"Whirlwind" is his epic Mid-east book, and it's fairly good, as well.

Carteach0 said...

I have read Shogun, and perhaps Tai Pan (years ago). Perhaps I shall look up whirlwind and give it a spin.

Borepatch said...

Some of my favorite books, which I find myself re-reading repeatedly:

"The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" by David Landes. VERY un-PC Economic History of the world. Why some are very rich and some are very poor. I have a review on the right-hand side of my blog.

"The English Channel" by Nigel Calder. He sailed his boat up the French side, and back the English side, writing about history, geography, and current events at various locations. Eclectic, in a good way.

William the Coroner said...

The Aubrey/Maturin series by--that guy who wrote them. Crap. The first one is Master and Commander. The Honor Harrington series by Weber, is the same thing, just in space. Iain Banks--Use of Weapons, Excession, Player of Games, Complicity, The Bridge.

M*A said...

John Ringo "The Last Centurion"

William Forstchen "One Second After"

Bob said...

Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia. It's sort of required reading these days for gun bloggers. You can find links to the first chapters at his website, I think.

Crucis said...

The Korval series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. Almost all are availble as e-Books from Baen. "Mouse and Dragon" was released this month.