Thread: Best Books Ever
06-11-2008, 09:02 PM
I listen to audio books while I work. From the Library, or I pick them up at yardsales, or a bargain basement place. I have listened to most of the Stephen King DarkTower series and LOVED some of them. I wasn't wild about the ending.
Books I will read, or listen to more than once are the Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisters. I absolutely loved it. So shoot me.
I loved Ruth Rendell's, "Crocodile Bird". Listened 3 times and will listen again. It might not be as good of a read as it is a listen. The reader is amazing.
Garden of Beasts, by Jeffrey Deaver was very good, and I will listen again.
Dean Koontz- The Watchers. Delightful read, and listen.
To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper
Carrie - Stephen King
I keep trying to listen to the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, but mostly I fall asleep to it.
Oh.. one more. I actually had time to read this one. I loved it.. very easy read and couldn't put it down until the end. "The five people you meet in Heaven".
P.S.S Another must read. Jeannette Walls - Glass Castles.
P.S.S.S The boy named IT.
What is all the fuss about "Catcher in the Rye"??? I recently finished that for the first time.
Last edited by Jumpy; 06-11-2008 at 09:06 PM.
06-11-2008, 10:36 PM
In reality, it just showed us the typical adolescent experience of an upper class, white liberal of the type who would later write wrenching Letters-to-the-Editor of the NYT about the evils of Wal-Mart while avidly investing in the commodities market. :)
06-12-2008, 12:16 AM
I would not personally consider it important enough to make a top 10 list of American literature. A much better take on adolescent male coming-of-age can be found in 'A Separate Peace' from roughly the same era.
06-12-2008, 09:45 AM
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FeebMaster - I agree, I hope he does a good job (Brian Sanderson) as well. It looks promising though.
For you Dean Koontz fans, how many of you loved Velocity and The Takers? I think I got that last title right.
I'm thinking of checking out the Odd Thomas books. Any thoughts?
06-12-2008, 10:40 AM
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"Catcher in the Rye" AND "A Separate Peace" were both required, and very popular, reading during my prep school days (1968-1972).
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