Recommend a couple of books...

@wiccania (3362)
United States
July 28, 2007 11:03am CST
I'm running short on reading material. Recommend something for me to read. I like just about every genre of fiction except for romance. I'm especially fond of Horror, Mystery/Thriller and Fantasy.
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@irisheyes (4375)
• United States
28 Jul 07
Try "The Secret History" by Donna Tart or "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. If you haven't already read these. They are both excellent books by excellent writers who write literature. They are not mysteries but "The Secret History" has a little twist at the very end. Also if you like historical fiction (I do), anything by Edward Rutherford is a good bet. "London" is my favorite but I haven't yet read "The Rebels of Ireland". He tells the history of an area through the genealogies of 6 or 7 fictitious families. His books run to over 700 pages but they are all page turners that go very quickly.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
28 Jul 07
For horror, you might want to give Bentley Little a try. His stuff can be a little strange at times but start off with "The Burning". You might also like the Repairman Jack novels by F. Paul Wilson...there are 9 or 10 of them I believe and they involve a guy who is a htiman/fix-it type guy who always ends up in X-Files type scenarios..."The Tomb" is the first one.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 07
anything from nicholas sparks but i guess your not in romance but try on other genres to help excite yor life . . im fond of horrors to but i also love the intensity of what romance could bring
• United States
29 Jul 07
I recommend George R.R. Martin. I've been reading an excellent fantasy series of his, but now have to wait on the next book to get finished. He also has written in several other genres and while I haven't read them personally I heard good things. My favorite thing about his style is that his characters are almost all shades of gray instead of good guy/bad guy. And he avoids a lot of fantasy cliches like the good guy always being miraculously saved. Also Chuck Palanuik, the guy that wrote fight club, has many good novels.
• United States
29 Jul 07
You said you like Mysteries so here are a few of the authors my mom would read. Well there is always Agatha Christie, Jill Churchill, Georges Maigret,Rita Mae Brown. You said you like Horror so there is always Steven King. And Fantasy how about Arthur Clarke?
@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
28 Jul 07
I don't read horror or fantasy books, but I do read the occasional mystery. A good one that I read not too long ago was "The Paperboy" by Peter Dexter. It's a mystery set in the swamps of northern Florida, and it's very well written. Another book I read this summer that I loved was "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini. He is the author of "The Kite Runner," a very popular novel that sold more than 4 million copies! These are real page turners, and when you are done, you'll be wishing he wrote more books...I guarantee it.