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Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:47 pm Post

Hey all.
I'm still silly busy, so was wondering if I could delegate a task from my Mum to you lot?

I've had the following three text messages:
- Hi [pigfender]! Can you recommend a good book for a bloke please? Love Ma x
- Novel I mean
- It's for Chris who live in USA. I thought I would go Amazon USA. I always send something small. I've no idea what he likes. I just know you like books, so you were the best person for advice x


Obviously the best book ever written is Flowers for Algernon, but what are some other 'bankable' suggestions?

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:54 pm Post

Hey Яog, one of my work colleagues has very much enjoyed "The Martian" by Andy Weir. Sort of MacGyver meets Robinson Crusoe (if MacGyver and Robinson Crusoe were on Mars). He said it was a ripping yarn and rattles along (I haven't read it yet, it's on my 2017 list).
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:20 pm Post

A High Wind in Jamaica.

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Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:24 pm Post

Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel 'The Circle'.
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:20 pm Post

Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruis Zafon.
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Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:26 pm Post

The name of the wind - Patrick Rothfuss

One of the best fantasy novels in years.
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:00 am Post

Concur with both The Martian (which I just finished re-reading) and The Name of the Wind.
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:39 pm Post

Thanks, y'all!

Have let my mum know. Whoever this Chris chap is will hopefully enjoy your suggestions! :)
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Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:56 pm Post

People still read?

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Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:35 pm Post

Hrm. What's he like to read?
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:46 pm Post

garpu wrote:Hrm. What's he like to read?

If he's a dipperiner, he could love https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/557 ... Melancholy and spend the rest of his life happily dipping into Burton's clever, humorous masterpiece.
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:24 pm Post

Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

That and, of course, Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. :shock:

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:51 pm Post

yosimiti wrote:Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

F' some reason 'r other, I Kan't get my head around that lot :roll:
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:55 pm Post

reason has never been one of your strengths....
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:32 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:reason has never been one of your strengths....


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