Recommendations for books, especially long books?
I’m a huge admirer of Steinbeck, I’m not sure a better writer has ever lived. You might like to try one of Robertson Davies trilogies, a really wonderful writer who I don’t think has ever been as widely read as his talent deserves.
Not a long book but if you enjoyed Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies then I Claudius for me has the same power to transport you through time so that you actually feel like you’re standing watching the events being described.Posted 9 months agoblueflamespecialMember
Lots of choice here, so rather than suggest anything new I’ll give a +1 for Cloud Atlas and 11/22/63.
Cloud Atlas is beautifully written and very clever too. David Mitchell is an excellent author. The Frobisher and Somni chapters are probably my favourites.
11/22/63 is a cracking read and despite not being a horror offering is Stephen King at his best in my opinion. Great page turner.Posted 9 months agosirromjSubscriber
Takeshi Kovacs trilogy
Very good, but if you want long it’s gotta be Peter F. Hamilton’s Night’s Dawn Trilogy – just 3600 pages in total.
For non sci-fi, and a bit more intellectual challenge (I found) I enjoyed (though it was tough going at times) Javier Marias Your Face Tomorrow trilogy – has lots of dialogue/inner dialogue/recounting of memories of in-depth conversations, conversations about history etc, secret organization assessing the behaviours of people and making decisions about how best to manipulate them etc.Posted 9 months agoChrisLSubscriber
Ash: A Secret History by Mary Gentle. I really enjoyed it (read it years ago though) and it certainly qualifies as a doorstop book at something like 1,400 pages.
The other doorstop epics that spring to mind would be the Night’s Dawn trilogy by Peter F Hamilton. Three books, each over a thousand pages makes for a vast amount of space opera.Posted 9 months agolotsroadMember
Booked marked this thread and have just ordered Hyperion. We need a STW book exchange! If anyone wants to read hyperion after me I’ll send it to you and you send me something back?
Nice idea, I’ll swap you as I Walked Out one Midsummer Morning, Laurie Lee, PM address. Other titles are available.Posted 9 months ago
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