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Prefer fiction.

Just finished Grishams latest The Guardian. Read it in 3 days. Wished I didn't read the Follet trilogy, because would love to have it now.

Got a lot of time (and I'm sure many of you all too). Tired of computer gaming, computer work, etc.. Looking for books to sit for hours and escape.

I'm willing to read classic old novels.
 
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The Catcher in the rye. J D Salinger. A Classic.
An obsure choice is Padre Padrone by Giovanni Ledda. A true story about the son of a Sardinian shepard, with a brutal upbringing.
 

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Vince Flynn covered the same territory and did it much, much better IMO.

Since OP mentioned the Follett trilogy and folks are gonna have a couple weeks of downtime, might I suggest the "Natchez Burning" trilogy from Greg Iles. First two are 800 pages, third is a measly 400. But I've enjoyed Iles ever since Spandau Phoenix years ago. Wonderful writer and he knows his Mississippi better than anyone since Faulkner (much more readable than Faulkner too). Took me about three weeks to get through it, but I was still working. Last week when I was laid up with my knee, I finished the last half of the second book and all of the third. It's basically about solving old hate crimes from the 60s with some major political assassinations thrown in. Quite the ride.

Since I love having an actual book but our libraries are shut down, I'd never used an ereader before now. Didn't realize the Kindle app would work on a regular laptop, but it does, which made reading much less painful.
 
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Prefer fiction.

Just finished Grishams latest The Guardian. Read it in 3 days. Wished I didn't read the Follet trilogy, because would love to have it now.

Got a lot of time (and I'm sure many of you all too). Tired of computer gaming, computer work, etc.. Looking for books to sit for hours and escape.

I'm willing to read classic old novels.
James Lee Burke is the author for you.
 
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It’s not fiction but Unbroken is the most amazing true story you will ever read.
Reads like it could have been fiction. What he went through is completely mind blowing.
 

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Vince Flynn covered the same territory and did it much, much better IMO.

Since OP mentioned the Follett trilogy and folks are gonna have a couple weeks of downtime, might I suggest the "Natchez Burning" trilogy from Greg Iles. First two are 800 pages, third is a measly 400. But I've enjoyed Iles ever since Spandau Phoenix years ago. Wonderful writer and he knows his Mississippi better than anyone since Faulkner (much more readable than Faulkner too). Took me about three weeks to get through it, but I was still working. Last week when I was laid up with my knee, I finished the last half of the second book and all of the third. It's basically about solving old hate crimes from the 60s with some major political assassinations thrown in. Quite the ride.

Since I love having an actual book but our libraries are shut down, I'd never used an ereader before now. Didn't realize the Kindle app would work on a regular laptop, but it does, which made reading much less painful.
Ill have to check him out. Ive never been much of a reader but Thor caught my interest.
 
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Pompeii by Robert Harris
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice
 
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I thought City of Thieves was a real page-turner. It was written by David Benioff who became one of the show runners for Game of Thrones after.
 
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The Magus by John Fowles. Read it some time ago, but had just gone though a long period when I had no time to read and picked it off the shelf of the bookstore before a week's vacation. Was a fantastic re-entry into books

Don't know if you've seen "The Game" a 1997 flick with Michael Douglas. The stories are different, but I have no doubt that the Magus served as inspiration for that movie.
 

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Saving Capitalism: For the Many Not the Few
by Robert Reich
 
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The Magus by John Fowles. Read it some time ago, but had just gone though a long period when I had no time to read and picked it off the shelf of the bookstore before a week's vacation. Was a fantastic re-entry into books

Don't know if you've seen "The Game" a 1997 flick with Michael Douglas. The stories are different, but I have no doubt that the Magus served as inspiration for that movie.
The Game is one of my all time favorite films.
 
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My dad hooked me on W.E.B Griffin a loooong time ago. A great writer of historical fiction. Lots of great series there (military, police, etc)
 

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Any book by David Baldacci. He's John D McDonald on steriods.
The Travis McGee series is the only one of this type I've ever read extensively. I've had no idea that Baldacci is anything like John D. MacDonald or any good. Thanks for this.
 
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Dumas classics that you can get online.

The Count of Monte Cristo
Three Musketeers

and the Flynn novels are very good. I do suggest trying to read them in order.
 

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