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Perry Logan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 06:40 AM
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47. A tie: "Humboldt's Gift," by Saul Bellow; "Gravity's Rainbow," by Thomas Pynchon.
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  -What's the best book you've read that was written in the last 25 years steelemagnolia  Feb-17-08 10:37 AM   #0 
  - I assume you mean fiction.....  Jade Fox   Feb-17-08 10:39 AM   #1 
  - Huh. I loved Don DeLillo's "Underworld." It changed the way I see the world.  Heidi   Feb-17-08 10:44 AM   #2 
  - Anything: Fiction, Non-Fiction eom  steelemagnolia   Feb-17-08 10:47 AM   #4 
  - Thanks, I really liked "She's Come Undone" eom  steelemagnolia   Feb-17-08 10:50 AM   #6 
  - I might be interested in DeLillo's work.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-17-08 06:21 PM   #19 
  - Please read "Underworld," SA.  Heidi   Feb-17-08 11:59 PM   #29 
     - It's on my list.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-18-08 12:01 AM   #30 
  - She's Come Undone was really really good  LibraLiz1973   Feb-17-08 08:58 PM   #25 
  - DeLillo blows my mind every time.  Perry Logan   Feb-25-08 06:40 AM   #48 
  - For Fiction  YankeyMCC   Feb-17-08 10:46 AM   #3 
  - Thanks, I'm going to Barnes and Noble later  steelemagnolia   Feb-17-08 10:48 AM   #5 
  - Fiction, Oh, so many...  RetroLounge   Feb-17-08 11:03 AM   #7 
  - Cormac McCarthy's "Blood Meridian"...  mitchum   Feb-17-08 11:11 AM   #8 
  - That's my pick too.  MilesColtrane   Feb-17-08 08:26 PM   #23 
  - Since mitchum has already correctly named Blood Meridian  Orrex   Feb-18-08 11:01 AM   #36 
  - "Anyone who reads, anyone who still lusts for adventure or...  asteroid2003QQ47   Feb-17-08 02:48 PM   #9 
  - awesome book. also 'The Journeyer' is a great yarn about Marco Polo.  KG   Feb-25-08 10:43 AM   #49 
  - The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  distantearlywarning   Feb-17-08 04:00 PM   #10 
  - Snowcrash  DS1   Feb-17-08 04:03 PM   #11 
  - The Diamond Age ended well  app_farmer_rb   Feb-17-08 09:02 PM   #26 
  - Gilead comes to mind.  Orsino   Feb-17-08 04:28 PM   #12 
  - I thought "Atonement" was really good  MassLiberal   Feb-17-08 04:55 PM   #13 
  - Fiction? A Prayer for Owen Meany  MissMillie   Feb-17-08 05:14 PM   #14 
  - "Oryx and Crake" - Margaret Atwood  terrya   Feb-17-08 05:49 PM   #15 
  - Nikki Sixx, The Heroin Diaries  Blarch   Feb-17-08 06:04 PM   #16 
  - Boys Life by Robert R McCammon  asdjrocky   Feb-17-08 06:10 PM   #17 
  - Fiction: American Gods, Neil Gaiman  bicentennial_baby   Feb-17-08 06:19 PM   #18 
  - If I may ask, what did you like about it?  LeftCoast   Feb-25-08 04:55 AM   #43 
  - "American Tabloid" by James Ellroy.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-17-08 06:24 PM   #20 
  - one non-fiction and one fiction  mokawanis   Feb-17-08 06:27 PM   #21 
  - Speaking of John Irving,  Perragrande   Feb-25-08 02:36 PM   #51 
  - I just finished "The Kite Runner"  gemdem   Feb-17-08 06:29 PM   #22 
  - touche  gristd2   Feb-25-08 03:46 PM   #53 
  - "Fools Crow" by James Welch  Wetzelbill   Feb-17-08 08:56 PM   #24 
  - Harry Potter  The empressof all   Feb-17-08 09:03 PM   #27 
  - Everything is Illuminated, by Jonathan Safran Foer  SallyMander   Feb-17-08 09:05 PM   #28 
  - That's a tough question to answer.  azmouse   Feb-18-08 09:07 AM   #31 
  - Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.  redqueen   Feb-18-08 09:08 AM   #32 
  - The Corrections by Jonathon Franzen, Nobody's Fool and Straight Man by Richard Russo,  janesez   Feb-18-08 09:09 AM   #33 
  - anything by vonnegut  lionesspriyanka   Feb-18-08 09:11 AM   #34 
  - Hear, hear!  av8rdave   Feb-18-08 10:53 AM   #35 
  - Cosbyology  IzaSparrow   Feb-18-08 11:05 AM   #37 
  - Several...  bif   Feb-18-08 11:28 AM   #38 
  - THE KITE RUNNER by Khaled Hosseini is fascinating.  WritingIsMyReligion   Feb-18-08 11:31 AM   #39 
  - Thanks everyone  steelemagnolia   Feb-23-08 07:30 PM   #40 
  - If you mean fiction I'm going to nominate the "His Dark Materials" trilogy..  Pacifist Patriot   Feb-23-08 07:38 PM   #41 
  - "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr  ALiberalSailor   Feb-25-08 02:59 AM   #42 
  - Hannibal - The book sequel to Silence of the lambs  Maraya1969   Feb-25-08 05:35 AM   #44 
  - Non-fiction: "1776" by David McCullough. Fiction: "The Curious Incident ....  Richardo   Feb-25-08 05:46 AM   #45 
  - ha  gristd2   Feb-25-08 03:50 PM   #54 
     - Great story - I should read to my dogs too.  Richardo   Feb-25-08 03:54 PM   #55 
  - "The Hot Zone" by Richard Preston  Tyler Durden   Feb-25-08 06:04 AM   #46 
  - Read that one in one night...couldn't put it down. eom  steelemagnolia   Feb-25-08 02:29 PM   #50 
  - A tie: "Humboldt's Gift," by Saul Bellow; "Gravity's Rainbow," by Thomas Pynchon.  Perry Logan   Feb-25-08 06:40 AM   #47 
  - Those are both older than 25 years. n/t  Shakespeare   Feb-25-08 04:48 PM   #62 
     - Tie between Blood Meridian and Love in the Time of Cholera.  Shakespeare   Feb-25-08 04:49 PM   #63 
  - The Cider House Rules by John Irving...  joeybee12   Feb-25-08 02:45 PM   #52 
  - The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson.  Forkboy   Feb-25-08 04:16 PM   #56 
  - Random Acts of Senseless Violence by Jack Womack  MrCoffee   Feb-25-08 04:17 PM   #57 
  - A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind  irkthesmirk   Feb-25-08 04:24 PM   #58 
  - Into the Forest by Jean Hegland  mtnester   Feb-25-08 04:37 PM   #59 
  - "Hyperion" by Dan Simmons  CrownPrinceBandar   Feb-25-08 04:47 PM   #60 
  - A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry  applegrove   Feb-25-08 04:48 PM   #61 
  - I think I'll nominate...  otherlander   Feb-25-08 04:59 PM   #64 
 

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