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Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:47 pm
by pigfender
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?

Hugs,
Яog

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:54 pm
by Jot
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).

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:20 pm
by Ahab
A High Wind in Jamaica.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:24 pm
by vic-k
Dave Eggers’ 2013 novel 'The Circle'.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:20 pm
by Foxtrot
Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruis Zafon.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:26 pm
by lunk
The name of the wind - Patrick Rothfuss

One of the best fantasy novels in years.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:00 am
by devinganger
Concur with both The Martian (which I just finished re-reading) and The Name of the Wind.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:39 pm
by pigfender
Thanks, y'all!

Have let my mum know. Whoever this Chris chap is will hopefully enjoy your suggestions! :)

Re: Help needed

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:56 pm
by Jaysen
People still read?

:P

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:35 pm
by garpu
Hrm. What's he like to read?

Re: Help needed

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:46 pm
by vic-k
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.

Re: Help needed

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:24 pm
by yosimiti
Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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

Re: Help needed

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:51 pm
by vic-k
yosimiti wrote:Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason.

F' some reason 'r other, I Kan't get my head around that lot :roll:

Re: Help needed

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:55 pm
by Jaysen
reason has never been one of your strengths....

Re: Help needed

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:32 pm
by vic-k
Jaysen wrote:reason has never been one of your strengths....


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