Discussion in 'The Smoking Lounge' started by AnonSage, Dec 28, 2012.
I just look at the pictures....
I got John LeCarre's wonderful "Karla Trilogy" of historical cold war spy novels for christmas, 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' 'The Honorable Schoolboy,' and 'Smiley's People.' All fantastic and they make for a wonderful read during a pipe. I also greatly enjoy Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin ('Master & Commander') series. Also currently reading The Hobbit again, and W. Shirer's 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.'
Yea, I'll check it out mate!
I've read a good bit of Warhammer, it's pretty damn good!
I'm currently reading C. S Lewis' space trilogy (currently on Perelandra), The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, and Holiness by J. C. Ryle. All make wonderful "pipe-n-read" books.
Depends on what you mean by lately. The Mahabharata in the University of Chicago edition is one of the very few really great books I have read.
I did a book report on The Rise and Fall, however my English teacher in 1985 did not appreciate it.
I got The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins for Christmas. I am just about done with it and it's really well done. Published in 1859 and for that time period it is a wicked good read. I can't put it down.
The third book of the Space Trilogy, 'That Hideous Strength,' was one of the best books I ever read. The ideology (theology?) behind it perhaps isn't for everyone, but it was communicated so well as a structured narrative and was so deeply interesting (especially the fleeting ties to Arthurian legend and Tolkien's Middle Earth) that I wanted to read it again right away once I'd finished it. Glorious stuff. All those books are very good.