Book suggestions?

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  1. Larry Fletcher

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    I will be going on a trip next week to St. Martin. Its a long plane trip so I am looking for a few book suggestions. My past 2 plane flights I have read Jurassic Park and Congo. Can anyone suggest another good book that has dinosaurs or mutated gorillas eating people? [​IMG] I need paper back. I don't want to be carrying around anymore weight than I have too.
     
  2. Khoa Tran

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    it might not be necessarily congo but you could read "Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
     
  3. Jason Merrick

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    Sorry, can't think of any other dino/mutated gorilla books to recommend... but if you liked those Crichton books, chances are you will like most of his others... I just recently read Andromeda Strain which was excellent, I also liked Timeline (time travel into the middle ages), but you might want to stay away from Airframe since it's all about an airplane crash! [​IMG]

    Oh, and I just finished The Beach House by James Patterson... also excellent and an easy read.
     
  4. Malcolm R

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    Any of the books by Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child would be in a similar "thriller" genre:
    • The Relic
    • Mount Dragon
    • Reliquary (sequel to The Relic)
    • Riptide
    • Thunderhead
    • The Ice Limit
    • The Cabinet of Curiosities
    • Still Life With Crows (New Hardcover)
     
  5. Lance Nichols

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    Altered Carbon and the stand alone sequel Broken Angels.

    Very good noir/cyber-punk (for lack of other description).
     
  6. Larry Fletcher

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    Thanks everyone. I think I might pick up the Relic. Hopefully the book will be better then that horrible movie.
     
  7. Jason Merrick

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    I'll second the recommendations for the Relic, Riptide and The Ice Limit... all excellent!
     
  8. Malcolm R

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    It is. As with most book-to-movie translations, the book is far better.
     
  9. Andrew Pratt

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    The Relic is pretty good...and Reliquary's not bad either. Chricton's latest "Prey" isn't about dino's but is about using predator prey models on nanobot's...I think you'd like if if you enjoyed his other works...though I didn't find it as good as Jurassic Park.
     
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    If you want dino's you could try the lost world by sir arthur conan doyle. Quite an old book now, but still very good.
     
  11. Rob Lutter

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    Gotta recommend my favorite book series... The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. It's sci-fi, but with that dry British wit [​IMG]

    If you like that... you can read the whole "trilogy"
    -Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    -Restaurant at the End of the Universe
    -Life, the Universe, and Everything
    -So Long and Thanks for all the Fish
    -Mostly Harmless

    You can pick up a really nice leather-bound version of all the books at Borders for like $17. [​IMG]
     
  12. LarryDavenport

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    I am reading Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk and so far it's been a good read.

    I'd also recommend:

    White Noise by Don DeLillo
    Boy Meets Girl by David Gilmour
    The Sterile Cuckoo by John Nichols
     
  13. Scott McGillivray

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    Well...no gorilla's or dino's, but it is the best fantasy/historical series ever written! Check out:

    A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

    It is 3 books long so far with #4 due out sometime (soon I hope). Truly an amazing set of books!
     
  14. Todd Calhoun

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    Larry, you must check out the book Carter Beats the Devil

    It is a fantastic story set in the world of vaudeville magic of the 1920's. I don't want to give too much away by describing it, so just trust my recommendation and get it. It is very entertaining, has some great twists, and has many parts that will just leave you with a big smile on your face. I was especially impressed with the skillful descriptions of the magic acts; it feels like you're sitting in the front row.

    [​IMG]


    Also check out The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
    , especially if you like comic books and superheroes.
     

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