^^ this is why I like John Grisham books :keke:
The Egyptian by Waltari. A compelling story of Sinuhe, the physician of the Egyptian royalty. Love and passion, war and tragedy, immemorial beliefs and philosophical wisdom -a journey back in time thousands of years into an ancient and beautiful civilization.
You'll need to print it out. It is quite hard going and reading it on the computer is not going to help. Do you have all three parts or just the first part? You also want to check which translation you get, there are several, one is much better than the rest.Originally Posted by Skeptic
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I have to make an homage here, to a man who's books teached me great lessons, and that passed away this week.
NObel Prize winner, José Saramago.
I've read Memorial do Convento, the one I enjoyed the most.
and Ensaio sobre a cegueira a.k.a blindness.
great great books and writer.
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Just to update my thoughts on "Song of Ice and Fire".
I'm going through the 4th book (last one already printed) right now and it's the weakest thus far, not bad but not as great as the others, specially considering that the 3rd one is just plain epic, best fantasy book i've ever read.
I just hope Mr. Martin finish the 5th one already and it's as good as the first three.
^^ Are you reading them all in a row? Because I've found I don't like doing that as a general rule. Just a bit too much of the same thing.
I've just finished a couple more:
Liberation Day - Andy McNab
Pretty decent read, felt a bit like reading a Bourne film (not the books though, the Bourne books are nothing like the movies). I think I enjoyed this one more than Recoil but I'm noticing a pattern to the endings.
The Night Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko
Just finished this one. The movie wasn't a patch on the book, did not capture what little it used of the book at all. I didn't enjoy this book that much, more was fascinated by the take on life the Russian's must have. I've only read a couple of Russian novels, but this one really struck me with the morality and the "battle" of light against dark, good against evil. Completely different from what English speakers philosophies would be, and Americans would have had no doubt that good would triumph (the only time I haven't seen this is in The Wire).
About to start Matthew Reilly's Area 7, or possibly Lee Child's 61 Degrees.
I agree with the "too much of the same" but on the other hand you don't want to forget characters and plots in a story like this one because it gets pretty "complicated" at times.
You sound like my wife and sister-in-law. They continuously have 3 or more books on the go. I don't like to make the leaps between them. I can do the fiction and non-fiction at the same time easily, two non-fictions as long as they are different topics or different aspects of the same field, but two fictions doesn't work for me.Originally Posted by Storm
Everyone has raved about the first book, but my wife didn't get past page 50. Aren't these just a standard espionage book like Len Deighton?Quote
Just finished Mathew Reilly's Area 7. Good fun and like an action film on paper. It had all the cliches and what not, but it was really entertaining and did not let up at any stage.
Have started Lee Child's 61 Hours which has me engrossed. Very good read so far and I can see things are going to get even more tense.
Not sure what to get to read next. I still have a few others I could read, but I feel like sticking with these thrillers before going to fantasy or sci-fi.