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I need to start a new book. Any suggestions? I'm open to fiction or non.

I just finished up the book Sapiens by Yuval Harari. The author is a history prof and takes us through his take on the history of civilization. Pretty thought-provoking read. For many, be prepared not to agree with some of his theories.
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I just read Steven King's "Revival". It's a typical King novel, good time killer.
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Non fiction: "Adios America". By Ann Coulter.
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The Drifters by James Michener or anything else by Michener
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Dark Noon. True story - easy read.
It's about the charter boat , Pelican, that left out of Montauk in September 1951 with 64 people on a 42 foot boat - only 19 made it back.

The accident it one of the reason we have the T-Boat rules we have now.

Good read.

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Lords of the Sea, John Hale

"The world before you has two realms open to human enterprise; Land and Sea. And over the whole of the Sea, you are Lords." -Pericles to the Athenians

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Anything Carl Hiaasen. Easy reads and entertaining while thought provoking fiction. I'll send you a couple I've already read for the price of postage if you want.
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A tale of two cities if you haven't read it yet.
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Killer Angels by Michael Shaara Story of 3 days of Gettysburg
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Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
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Jack Reacher series by Lee Child
Court Gentry series by Mark Greeney (The Grey Man is the first one I started with)

Just read Those In Peril. Was good overall. Towards the end it had a few extra fluff pages I didn't care for.
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Anything by Tim Dorsey, Carl Hiaasen, I am reading John Sandford now.
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"Dead Wake" by Erik Larson. Non-fiction. It's about the sinking of the Lusitania. Pretty good read.
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Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum (sp?).
Written around 1900, but still a great read.
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Originally Posted by Rascalsdad View Post
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
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Originally Posted by Rascalsdad View Post
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet.
x3 Great book! I like some of his other stuff too - Hornet Flight, Jack Daws.
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
x3 Great book! I like some of his other stuff too - Hornet Flight, Jack Daws.
Yep. Also like:

- Stephen Coonts
- Dale Brown
- Larry Bond
- Harold Coyle
- David Hagberg
- Patrick Robinson

for Clancy-like thrillers. Not the same genre as Follet, but great/fast reads.
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John Sandford is great. My all time favorite though is James Lee Burke. C.J. Box is a fantastic outdoor/sportsmen fiction author. Another Florida based author is Lee Standiford. Not sure he has anything recent but all of his stuff is pretty good.
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
Anything Carl Hiaasen. Easy reads and entertaining while thought provoking fiction. I'll send you a couple I've already read for the price of postage if you want.
X2. This guy is a great author. Seems like old Florida is his muse... Reading bad monkey now
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I read pretty much only non-fiction, and mostly historical.
Read The Wright Brothers by David McCullough over vacation two weeks ago, and it was very good.

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