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  • Share your wonderful Kindle book recommendations
  • twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    All,

    I have a £20 amazon voucher from Crimbo, a Kindle and the need to get some wonderful, absorbing and brilliant books. The kind that you really miss once you’ve finished them.

    I’m prepared to be surprised, so no “here’s what I like” guidance provided.

    What would you recommend?

    Thanks
    TM

    mooty
    Free Member

    ‘Marching Powder’ by Rusty Young

    clubber
    Free Member

    I was recommended this book by a similar thread on here (it was free at the time). I really enjoyed it.

    This one is still free and was worth the price 🙂

    And in addition, I really enjoyed all Neal Asher’s books, particularly the Polity series.

    IanW
    Free Member

    “Stoner”

    John Williams.

    I imagine its available digitally, I read the paper version which was excellent.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    Super – all those bought. love the lucky dip responses 🙂

    any more?

    Thanks TM

    takisawa2
    Full Member

    “Moods of future joys” & “Thunder & Sunshine” by Alistair Humphreys.
    Best cycling books I’ve read.

    If you want something fictional try “Day of the jackal” by the master storyteller, Frederick Forsyth.
    First book I read that I honestly couldn’t put down once I was half way through.

    BoomBip
    Full Member

    How about The Secret History by Donna Tartt? I read it when it came out but was reminded how good it was when I heard a Q and A with the author on Radio 4 last week. Won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but for some reason stuck with me for a long time.

    iolo
    Full Member

    The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

    akak
    Free Member

    Three men in a boat and Three men on the bummel. Anything by Arthur Conan Doyle.

    I mainly read free stuff…doesn’t help you to spend £20.

    CountZero
    Full Member

    Any of Bill Bryson’s travel books; endlessly entertaining, funny, and very informative.

    rene59
    Free Member

    The Sisters Brothers

    The Henchmen’s Book Club

    mildred
    Full Member

    The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

    +1

    Absolutely brilliant book – best I’ve read in years.

    twiglet_monster
    Free Member

    The 100 year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson

    Yes – read that last year and miss it. good suggestion. More like that please.

    Still miss The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

    Keep em coming. all good 🙂

    TM

    stevenieve
    Free Member

    Chickenhawk

    ampthill
    Full Member

    Basically an English teacher “borrows” an 11 foot ply wood sailing dighy in Shropshire. He eventually ends up at the Black Sea. I loved this. Read the reviews to see if it sounds like you

    The top ones pricey. This one is cheap!

    I think its the best thriller I’ve read. Up their with the “The Girl With Dragon tattoo” I assume you’ve read that?

    Murray
    Full Member

    Chickenhawk is a cracking book. I still remember i from 1988.

    Anything by Charles Stross is worth reading. Accelerando is a good place to start.

    boxelder
    Full Member

    Sweet tooth by Ian McEwan
    Any of the Rebus books by Ian Rankin
    Extremely Loud and incredibly close
    Any David Guterson – Snow falling on cedars
    Little Green Man by Simon Armitage

    bedmaker
    Full Member

    Couldnt put this down

    esselgruntfuttock
    Free Member

    ‘Pest Control’ by Bill Fitzhugh.

    cinnamon_girl
    Full Member

    I’m very grateful for the recent-ish post re 99p e-books. Added to my collection was Lejog, Hitchens, the Beeching cuts and Nancy Mitford. Very happy. 😀

    Cougar
    Full Member

    If you want something pseudo-random, a mate of mine’s got a book out.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dogged-Scribblings-Thomas-Thurman-ebook/dp/B00HOGVGF6

    I’ve not read it myself yet, but he’s a dude and very funny so I expect it’s quite good; plus, you get change out of a quid.

    piedidiformaggio
    Free Member

    If you liked Chickenhawk, then I can recommend..

    and

    CountZero
    Full Member

    Anything by Charles Stross is worth reading. Accelerando is a good place to start.

    I love Stross’s books, Halting State and Rule 34 are really good, lots of dark, cynical Scottish humour.

    Cougar
    Full Member

    lots of dark, cynical Scottish humour.

    If that’s your bag might I recommend Christopher Brookmyre?

    akira
    Full Member

    Flatland by Edwin A Abbott, odd but very enjoyable.

    wonderchump
    Free Member

    GW Dalqhist’s Glass Books Trilogy:

    The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters
    The Dark Volume
    The Chemickal (sic) Marriage

    Top yarns

    spooky_b329
    Full Member

    Shrimpy – http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shane_Acton

    Think its out print hence happy to share a PDF (which I think you can email to your Kindle) unless you want to cough up £50 for a used copy on Amazon.

    PM with email for a copy. Anyone have Shrimpy Sails Again?

    crush83
    Free Member

    metro 2033

    Bedds
    Free Member

    I love one man and his bike by Mike Carter.. a fantastic book about a journo that rides around the coast of Britain.. read it four times now. Its funny and easy going

    iolo
    Full Member

    I have just finished reading Dante’s Divine Comedy.
    It’s worth a read but very heavy and strange in parts, especially inferno

    crapjumper
    Free Member

    John Grishams sycamore row

    mogrim
    Full Member

    Another vote for Chickenhawk.

    Apparently Mein Kampf and 50 Shades of Grey are particularly popular Kindle reads, as no one else can see what you’re reading.

    I’m currently enjoying “Fear and Loathing in La Liga: Barcelona vs. Real Madrid“, all about the history and rivalry between the two clubs.

    IvanDobski
    Free Member

    The Secret History mentioned above is a cracking book, as are (in no particular order)

    Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
    Wool (and sequels)
    Dark Matter

    radtothepowerofsik
    Free Member

    Hunger Games trilogy

    Seriously

    pitchpro2011
    Free Member

    The secret race

    American psycho

    The curious incident of the dog in the night time

    It’s not about the bike is also a good fictional read

    mattyd
    Free Member

    Another thumbs up for Wool (and sequels).

    mildred
    Full Member

    Narrow Dog to Carcassonne by Terry Darlington is very funny.

    chrssmale
    Free Member

    The Worst Journey In The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Very possibly one of the best adventure books of all time.

    eddiebaby
    Full Member

    Cryptonomicon

    ninfan
    Free Member

    Black Swan – The impact of the highly improbable by Nicholas Taleb

    Will change the way you think about everything

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