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Posted on Oct 31, 2012 1:27:24 PM PDT
"On Dublin Street " by Sam Young....AWESOME!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 31, 2012 8:57:03 PM PDT
Thank you for education of a reader and book titles. I HOPE!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 1, 2012 5:20:53 AM PDT
Ken Follet.....I Agree outstanding writer.

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 6:29:15 AM PDT
duck says:
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

Posted on Nov 2, 2012 1:20:02 PM PDT
1864 says:
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese ...... hands down all time best, Pillars of the Earth, By Ken Follett ..... second best ever.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 1:23:11 PM PDT
You are the first person who has ever named Cutting for Stone. It Is also one of my very favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2012 8:52:32 PM PDT
Nellie says:
So true..I had the opportunity years ago to meet her in person at a book signing..she was so lovely and nice. A very classy lady. Her early romances were the best!

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 1:30:13 PM PDT
The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles. This can be read on many levels, intelectually it is a paragon of existential literature: or it is just a great story, mysterious and heart rending..

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 2:17:20 PM PDT
Nike says:
I love everything Ken Follett writes. He's a genius.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 2:33:55 PM PDT
Me too! An absolute favorite. Also a lover of Lonesome Dove.

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 5:20:46 PM PDT
I love just about all of Ken Follett's books. As far as I'm concerned he is a master. Lucy Chamberlain

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 3, 2012 5:38:20 PM PDT
BGZap says:
Ken Follet, John Grisham, all these guys, they're current mystery writers. The topic is the best book ever. Are these REALLY the finest writing, the best plots, the most important social comentary that you have ever read? This is to everyone, not just one person. What about Faulkner, Hemingway, Bronte, John Dos Passos...how does Ken Follet compare to Graham Greene, or Virginia Wolfe?Aaaaiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 4:55:53 AM PST
kben says:
anything by iris johansen...the eve duncan series is a set of books that i couldn't put down and can't wait for the next one

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:59:21 AM PST
kben says:
i remember reading her books while in high school...those books along with all of mary stewart 's book are what started a live long love of reading...i am now in my 60's and still love those books

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 5:50:04 AM PST
Zippy says:
Angela's Ashes, white Oleander are two of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 2:22:42 PM PST
SO TERRIFIC!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 4:35:56 PM PST
Your post appeals to my literary snobbery a little bit and there is certainly a whole new discussion there. I love to drop the names of all those authors but to be honest I sometimes have felt Faulkner is just having one big laugh at us all! Agony to read, fun to interpret! Bronte is a great writer and her classic tales certainly held my attention, but I truly prefer Follet to Greene when it comes to reading for style and content. I don't think Hemingway writes a whole lot better than Grisham. It's just that john didn't really have but one or two books to write and he tries so hard. I think most lovers of books go through trends, obsessions, and habits. It's all good! My first reading experiences were "Modern Romance" magazines I discovered in my Aunt Beth's bathroom when I was about twelve and I remember liking those better than the most recent best seller, "50 Shades of Grey". So you see, sometimes the books we choose also have to do with where we are on our path......

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 9:36:26 PM PST
R.C.Pieterse says:
I loved this book too......in fact I have read most of Bryce Courtney's books. Also the one that stands out is "April Fool" a touching story about AIDS!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2012 9:39:15 PM PST
R.C.Pieterse says:
I enjoyed this book too........but it dragged out too long.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 10:14:03 PM PST
S. Yakish says:
Parrish by Mildred Savage

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 7:01:09 AM PST
LC says:
Great story - and the movie always makes me cry - every time.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 7:48:38 AM PST
H. Watts says:
"The Sparrow" by Mary Doria Russell and the sequel, "The Children of God."

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 6:48:05 AM PST
1864 says:
What are some of your other favorites? I have found it difficult to find books that really move me like 'Cutting for Stone', Pillars of the Earth' ..... thanks, and all the best. (Alabama here, you?)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:32:51 AM PST
Absolutely. One of my favorites too.Diana Gabaldon is brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2012 7:33:20 AM PST
I loved this book. Glad it's finally catching on.
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