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DC Gmen Fan : 1/16/2020 9:15 pm
Anyone have any good recs? Fiction/Nonfiction/etc. Mind bending/twists/psych thrillers preferred.

TIA
Killing the Rising Sun  
gtt350 : 1/16/2020 9:54 pm : link
The Fountainhead
Mind bending, huh?  
Chris in Philly : 1/16/2020 10:05 pm : link
How about “Snowman” by Jo Nesbo or “Wool” by Hugh Howey? Also “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.
The kite runner, Shartaram  
NYRiese : 1/16/2020 10:23 pm : link
Pendergast novels by Child(?) & Douglas.
Dead Wake  
clatterbuck : 1/16/2020 10:42 pm : link
by Erik Larson, about the sinking of the Lusitania.
RE: The kite runner, Shartaram  
Fort Mill Mike : 1/16/2020 10:48 pm : link
In comment 14782875 NYRiese said:
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Pendergast novels by Child(?) & Douglas.


Kite Runner. Great choice. That book really sucked me in and it's one I refer back to in my thoughts now and again.
This maybe doesn't fit  
Fort Mill Mike : 1/16/2020 10:51 pm : link
the criteria, but if you like baseball and never read "The Boys of Summer," you'll love it.
Nonfiction recommendations  
DCGMan : 1/16/2020 11:06 pm : link
I love researching the CIA

The Devil’s Chessboard (Allen Dulles biography...I’m convinced he was involved in the JFK assassination)
Bush Family of Secrets
Anything by Douglas Valentine (CIA, organized crime both of which can be the same thing)
Where  
Les in TO : 1/17/2020 6:05 am : link
The Crawdads Sing
The Tao...  
Brown_Hornet : 1/17/2020 6:31 am : link
...of Pooh
Crime and Punishment  
mpinmaine : 1/17/2020 6:53 am : link
Doskevsky (SP) ..is my favorite book by a mile.
The Stand  
mpinmaine : 1/17/2020 6:54 am : link
S. King
RE: RE: The kite runner, Shartaram  
section125 : 1/17/2020 7:12 am : link
In comment 14782898 Fort Mill Mike said:
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In comment 14782875 NYRiese said:


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Pendergast novels by Child(?) & Douglas.



Kite Runner. Great choice. That book really sucked me in and it's one I refer back to in my thoughts now and again.


Yeah, and it's sequel.
I'm reading...  
Russ in Queens, NYC : 1/17/2020 7:24 am : link
The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World by Charles C. Mann.

I'm far from a science guy but this book is fantastic. Basically a non-judgemental account of the two contending worldviews regarding the disposal of Earthly resources.

I know I've managed to make it sound dull as ditchwater, but believe me: it's an honest-to-God page-turner.


The Wizard and the Prophet - ( New Window )
North Water  
Southern Man : 1/17/2020 7:30 am : link
by Ian McGuire. Very, very well written. 19th century arctic whaling mystery/adventure. Most compelling and page-turning book I read last year. I've recommended this book to friends with a positive response. Kind of along the lines of Dan Simmons, The Terror, but much more engaging. Warning...some of the scenes described in the book are extremely brutal.

A Minute to Midnight (Atlee Pine Novel)  
Carson53 : 1/17/2020 8:25 am : link
by David Baldacci...if you like suspense or thrillers as you mentioned.
The book is new as well, just came out
in November '19. I like the author myself.
Old Man's War by John Scalzi  
ATL_Giants : 1/17/2020 9:26 am : link
It's humorous science fiction. There is a series, but the first book is the best and is a self-contained story. It's an easy, fun read.
Also, I've been reading Agatha Christie lately. A bit dated, but she's a master of the 'who done it'.
Great recs guys..  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/17/2020 10:13 am : link
I'm looking into all of them.

Thanks!
Great recs guys..  
DC Gmen Fan : 1/17/2020 10:13 am : link
I'm looking into all of them.

Thanks!
RE: Great recs guys..  
BlueLou'sBack : 1/17/2020 11:30 am : link
In comment 14783227 DC Gmen Fan said:
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I'm looking into all of them.

Thanks!


If you want to read something vaguely Giants' related, you might check out The Oddessey by Homer., IIRC the Fitzgerald translation was the last one I read and it was great.

How Giants' related? It's the story of a sea-faring journey home that gets waylaid every way imaginable and requires the protagonist to gain some humility and perspective along the way, before finally succeeding after 10 years.

Also, the guy steering the ship was "the smartest guy in the room" AKA Dave Gettleman.
Southern Man  
JerseyCityJoe : 1/17/2020 1:35 pm : link
I was about to suggest the same two novels.
Ghost Soldiers  
Houston : 1/17/2020 4:28 pm : link
Hampton Sides.....
I tend to default to suggesting  
santacruzom : 1/17/2020 5:21 pm : link
"The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien.
What are  
Amtoft : 1/17/2020 5:23 pm : link
books you have enjoyed before? That helps find what you may like.
RE: The kite runner, Shartaram  
Mike in Long Beach : 1/17/2020 5:24 pm : link
In comment 14782875 NYRiese said:
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Pendergast novels by Child(?) & Douglas.


Shantaram - probably my favorite.
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