Please recommend me a great or your favourite book!

(80 Posts)
msrisotto Sun 21-Apr-13 19:35:41

I'm looking forward to having time to actually read on holiday soon!
I don't fancy too much gore or too much twee romance. Classics or modern are good.
My favourite to date is "I know this much is true" by Wally Lamb. I liked Atonement and I have 1984 next on my list (and the much trashier but lovely Jemima J by Jane Green). Wrong section for nonfiction but I like stuff like 127 hours and Touching the void too. Any ideas?

VivaLeBeaver Tue 14-May-13 20:48:16

Oryx and crake is fantastic.

All the pretty horses by Cormac McCarthy also fab.

curlyclaz13 Tue 14-May-13 20:48:20

To kill a mockingbird
The curious incident of the dog in the night time
A quiet belief in angels by r j Ellory. the only book I have finished and immediately wanted to read again.

NicholasTeakozy Wed 15-May-13 19:53:26

I loved Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas by Hunter S Thompson. It's rib burstingly funny.

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson is a cracking read, very creepy at times, but very interesting.

Fiction wise anything by Douglas Adams, especially Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency and Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul. Both utterly hilarious but with believable (ish) plots and oodles of WTF moments.

If you like crime mixed with the supernatural I recommend the Charlie Parker novels of John Connolly.

eatyourveg Thu 16-May-13 19:55:05

On The Black Hill - Bruce Chatwin

Crikeyblimey Thu 16-May-13 20:00:36

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth is excellent. Unreliable narrator - very dark and very funny but also"literary" if you know what I mean.

My best favourite book is House of Spirits by Isabell Allande. Roaring family saga set in Chile.

White Swans is also very good.

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