by Gary Jennings
Fascinating historic fiction - a must for
- Memoirs of a Geisha,
by Arthur Golden
A very intriguing captivating
- Angela's Ashes
by Frank McCourt
An incredible look into another era,
culture, and way of thought.
- Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo
One of the great timeless epics.
- A Thousand Shall Fall
by Bodie Theone
This is the second volume of a
trilogy and is the only one of the three books that I've been able to read.
It's so good though, that I've read it five times already.
by James Michener
The modern stories connecting the
historic-fiction chapters would have been better omitted. But since this is
a novel that demands more than one reading to really appreciate its many
depths of thoughts, it's recommended on the first time read to simply skip
over "The Task Force" chapters, and later pick up on them around a third or
fourth rereading of the novel. Other recommended books by Michener:
Hawaii, Tales of the South Pacific, Alaska.
- East of Eden
by John Steinbeck
In fact I recommend all of Steinbeck's
by Steven King
A delightful and fascinating read.
- On the Beach
by Nevor Shute
A haunting reality check - recommended
for politicians especially.
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
By Victor Hugo
Forget the movies. None
do the story justice.
There's another book I would like to recommend but I can't remember the
author's name nor the spelling of the title. Taking a stab at it, the title
is "The Melengro Beanfield War". [The Milagro
Beanfield War, by John Nichols - M] A really great read. I've read it twice and
would have a third time but it was taken in a cell search a few months ago.