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Due to blitz Amazon. Any contemporary-ish recommendations? Anything really, aside from self-help, political thrillers or 50 shades of shite. Many Thanks.

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Strangeways_Rob said:Due to blitz Amazon. Any contemporary-ish recommendations? Anything really, aside from self-help, political thrillers or 50 shades of shite. Many Thanks.

Have you ever read any Gabriel García Márquez or José Saramago?  They are two of my favorite authors. Their vocabulary is exquisite and story-telling abilities captivating.  100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera , and All the Names, are great reads, just to name a few.  

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will always recommend James Elroy's LA Quartet to another guy if you haven't read already. You can see his progression as a writer so clearly and honestly through his obsessions.

Have just finished Captain Corellis Mandolin which is far better than the film thank the lord and totally recommended.

Anything by David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas).

Dave Eggers from McSweeneys 'A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius' is insanely good as is his other writes.

great thread that i would love to see grow as i would like some contemporary recommendations also as i fell so behind on this.

a formative book I always carry with me is Lawrence Durell's 'The Black Book', though mid- last century is a young mans poetry and prose sublimely combined.

edit: also...support independent bookstores if you can

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nomoth said:

Anything by David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas).



Yes! How could I forget about that?!  That is one of my favorite movies as well.

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Ahavati said:

Have you ever read any Gabriel García Márquez or José Saramago?  They are two of my favorite authors. Their vocabulary is exquisite and story-telling abilities captivating.  100 Years of Solitude, Love in the Time of Cholera , and All the Names, are great reads, just to name a few.  


you are not the only one to have recommended these and feel a little ashamed to have not read them yet. definitely on my list from now on.

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Walking by Thoreau
Sometimes " The Wild"  Published 1861
Here Thoreau defines the correlation between Nature and humanity . The importance of Walking not for exercise but to free the mind cleanse yourself and learn to appreciate life

I enjoyed this book have read it three times
This book is a mere 78 pages but will last you an entire life

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Normal People

By Sally Rooney

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Excellent. Familiar with some. Will definitely check out the others. Off the top of my head.

Truman Capote. In Cold Blood
Alan Bennett. Talking Heads (monologues)
Keith Waterhouse. Billy Liar (kitchen sink drama)
Peter Ackroyd. Hawksmoor
Hanif Kureishi. Buddha of Suburbia
John Fowles. French Lieutenant’s Woman

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Hey Rob...You've probably caught these...some are staple knowns...but figured to throw a few faves in.

The Rum Diary---Hunter S. Thompson

Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas

The Monkey  Wrench Gang---Edward Abbey

Killers Of The Flower Moon--David Grann

Philosophy and Civilization--John Dewey

Moonwalking with Einstein: --Joshua Foer
The Art and Science of Remembering Everything



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If you read anything by Stephen King, let it be 11/22/63 or The Institute.

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Just got The Tradition ... a book of poetry by Jericho Brown ... it won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2020 ... some very relevant poems about BLM ... along with wide variety of other subjects ...

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^Thank you all. Will definitely check out those I am not familiar with. Rob

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Maybe not; however, it's both classic and contemporary wisdom that everyone should read. I have purchased that book as gifts more than any other book I have read.

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