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General Chat Thread, Book Recommendations in General; Originally Posted by Hightower I think I could read them, but I'm more into tales of war, and religion. As ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    I think I could read them, but I'm more into tales of war, and religion. As somebody who believes in the big fella upstairs I really like reading about religion - in the Dan Brown/Steve Berry perspective.
    Ohhh then definitely add "Baptism of Fire" by Frank Collins. Best of both worlds.

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    I know you didn't mention fantasy in your list but, as you did mention war stories, I would heartily reccomend the "A song of Ice and Fire" series by George R R Martin.
    ALthough it is about to be broadcast as a tv series (next Monday if you have Sky) so you might want to watch it rather than read it

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    For your religious side:
    The Shack (in fact that's a good read for anyone)
    The Left Behind Series (as long as you don't take them seriously, they're a bit 'american evangelical' but good as action fiction)

    Others:
    The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder (free on kindle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Not really a fan of Stephen King - granted, I haven't read his works but have seen a couple of the movies that come from his books and it's not my cup of tea - he's more towards horror than thriller right?
    The films dont even come close, the guy has a very unique writing style & its not something I've seen replicated. Do yourself a favour and try one of his later works ie Duma Key, Under the Dome, Liseys Story or my favourite, Black House.

    His short stories are very good too ie Four Past Midnight & Just After Sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    For your religious side:
    The Shack (in fact that's a good read for anyone)
    +1 very nicely written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Ohhh then definitely add "Baptism of Fire" by Frank Collins. Best of both worlds.
    It's not on Kindle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    It's not on Kindle.
    Ahh, be careful with all my recommendations then. I haven't checked for Kindleness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HallX View Post
    The films dont even come close, the guy has a very unique writing style & its not something I've seen replicated. Do yourself a favour and try one of his later works ie Duma Key, Under the Dome, Liseys Story or my favourite, Black House.

    His short stories are very good too ie Four Past Midnight & Just After Sunset.
    It's not that I don't like his films, it's that I thought Stepehen King was a horror writer, and horror isn't my cup of tea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    Also Watership Down. It's a classic, often mistakenly thought of as a book for childen.
    If you like that, try the Duncton Wood series

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooley View Post
    If you like that, try the Duncton Wood series
    Good choice, that one also ticks the "religion" box, although not Judeo Christian obviously.. but seek the silence and the word! and be a good honest scribe mole!

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