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Old Sep 15th, 2004, 10:06 AM
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for aduren.

plus it's time to resurrect this baby, it's been 3 months!
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I don't have time to read all of the prior posts, so if these have already been mentioned, forgive me. I'm not a big fan of supernatural-type books (which is how I categorize most of Dean Koonz), but there are two books by Koonz that are a little different - one is "When the Wind Blows" and I can't remember the name of the other. But one is a continuation of the other, and they are both hard to put down. "The Charm School" by Nelson DeMille is also one of my favorites.
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Old Oct 18th, 2004, 05:58 PM
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On her original post (May 2000!), Gina asked for titles of book that "took your breath away". On that category I would place " The Five People you Meet in Heaven". This book not only took my breath away, but it blew my mind.
 
Old Oct 18th, 2004, 06:21 PM
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sandi--- "The Pillars of the Earth" was FIRST recommended by Maira on 5/1/2000. Since then, it has gotten more than 10 recs. It is a classic.
 
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Philippa Gregory's "the Queen's Fool" and "the Other Bolyen Girl", both must reads for Anglophiles IMO.
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A book that I read recently that I really enjoyed is Murder in the Marais by Cara Black, it is a great fiction book about Jews and Nazis in the past and the present. It is a mystery. An older book that I thought was so amazing was Deep End of the Ocean. It is so emotionally charged. I had a hard time putting it down.
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Old Oct 18th, 2004, 06:57 PM
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I recently attended the Toronto Intl. Film Festival,and read "The Time Traveller's Wife" on the way up. The time flew(excuse the pun,please.)
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Old Oct 18th, 2004, 07:30 PM
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Nelson DeMille won my heart with The Gold Coast
Speaking of Dean Koontz, I just picked up a book by Dan Simmons, a winter haunting. Dean Koontz says it is brilliant, I think it will be creepy~
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"Amsterdam" and " Atonement", both by Ian McEwan are amazing reads....and let this be the 11th rec for "The Pillars of the Earth".
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I am going to top this, and post a cross-reference link to the other massive book thread.

what a great bunch of readers we are!
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just re-topping so more folks see the good suggestions.
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Gee, I was just given "Quicksilver" for my birthday--glad to see the recommendation for it, as it appears rather formidable.
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Wow, the last post here was in 2006. Since summer is almost upon us, any new book recommendations out there? And they don't have to be fiction, but they do have to be positively unputdownable...I have been reading the "An Irish Country Doctor" and "An Irish Country Village" series, both just delightful. Any more 2009 recommendations out there?
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Louise Penney has four books out (one brand new) set in Three Pines, Quebec. They are really good mysteries; and the chief detective is happily married, intelligent, and sensitive.
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