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    What all-time favorite book do you recommend reading in either fiction or non-fiction categories.

    +5  Views: 777 Answers: 8 Posted: 9 years ago

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    James Patterson, Stuart Woods, John Grisham, ROALD DAHL are great author.


    "The Little White Trip" blew me away...a self published novel that would be an excellent movie. Can't remember the author's name. 

    how about diary of a wimpy kid by jeff kinney series or any thing cool like that!
    digger

    What age group would this series appeal to?
    daren1

    10-15 year old kids of all ages
    digger

    Then that includes me too:)
    That's twice that I've pressed "post an answer"button instead of the"Comment this answer" one. Sorry Monkey and Ms Sinclair.
    Ms Sinclair

    It doesn't matter. Besides there's always the chance you'll get a thumbs up for your own answers. You can no longer get TU for your comments on this website. I don't know why. Sometimes I'd like to give them to people.
    monkey11

    Ya...I'd like to TU comments too sometimes!
    You're right. There are numerous sub-genres of fiction and non-fiction works. In the non-fiction category, I prefer biographies/auto bios and history.

    In fiction, I enjoy historical fiction novels with characters set in a specific time-period or era and specific geographic location. My favorite author in this category is the late Mordecai Richler.Most of his works are set in my hometown of Montreal which makes it that more "real" to me. If you haven't read any of his books, I recommend "The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz"

    Relic is on my "must read this summer" list. Thanks,Ms

    Ms Sinclair

    Hope you like it. Let me know, if you can. Btw- Did you ever see the movie version of The apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz? If so, what did you think of it?
    digger

    Yes, I have. It's been awhile though. It was played by Richard Dreyfus's in one of his very early roles. I think he was terrific and I truly enjoyed it many times over. There's a scene in the movie set in a Jewish deli-style corner restaurant that I've frequented many times. It's called Willensky's (maybe 1 L).The place hasn't changed in 60 years nor has the limited menu. A "special" and a cherry coke is what you'll order if you ever visit Montreal. It's an assorted kosher meats cold cut sandwich toasted on a 70 year old grill.It only comes with mustard. They used to charge an extra nickel if you DID NOT want the mustard. I kid you not. Not sure whether that pricing policy still exists since I wouldn't dare order it without for fear of being barred future entry.

    I suppose that I may be somewhat partial just as a New Yorker would be towards Woody Allen. I like Allen and I am neither a New Yorker nor Jewish.

    "Barney's Version" is another Richler novel-turned-movie. Enjoyed that one as well with Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman.
    By Alan J. Buick
    Thanks
    It depends on what type of books you like. I like the agent Pendergast series of books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. They're like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and The X Files. The first book in the series is called Relic which was made into a not very good movie. The book is much scarier and better. Or you could start with their Pendergast trilogy: Brimstone, Dance Of Death, and The Book Of The Dead. Take your pick if you so desire.
    A really great book that won't take long is called "The little coat". It's about a little girl during WWII.
    digger

    Hey monkey, I picked up a copy and finished it today. I plan on visiting the War Museum soon and will look out for the displayed coat. Hard to imagine the maturity of Bob Elliott for such a young lad,eh?
    Thanks for the suggestion.
    monkey11

    Great!! Your welcome!
    Anything by Mark Twain and John Steinbeck.


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