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Susan Jacoby's The Age of American Unreason.
Muriel Porter's The New Puritans
Gore Vidal's Imperial America
Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana
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Startide Rising, by David Brin

Fantastic, worth skipping studying for your finals for. Gotta love Creideki.

Very good stuff...I would also add Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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I've already seen the Tarkovsky film. Would that ruin it?

Having seen the film you'd know how the mystery turns out. Still a good book so may be worth reading if that doesn't bother you.
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Good classic sci-fi (apologies if any of these have already been mentioned): The Man Who Sold the Moon by Robert A. Heinlein The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon Maybe you'd like Octavia E. Butler's stuff.
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How is this so far?

+1
post #4206 of 5738
I'm one book away from reading all of Raymond Chandler's novels.

Doubt anyone can touch him, but any recommendations for the noir/private eye genre? Dashiell Hammett?
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Book called Born To Run enlightening to say the least
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Book called Born To Run enlightening to say the least

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post #4209 of 5738
Getting my fiction reading out of the way... Fabian: The Story of a Moralist.

Pretty good.
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just finished the siege of krishnapur - j.g farrell

started the castle - kafka
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I'm one book away from reading all of Raymond Chandler's novels.

Doubt anyone can touch him, but any recommendations for the noir/private eye genre? Dashiell Hammett?

Dashiell Hammett, fo sho'.

James M. Cain

Cornell Woolrich

Mickey Spillane

Ross McDonald

That should be enough to keep you busy for a while
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Dashiell Hammett
Until a google search let us know that he is burried ... we wondered if might be he in the 'tea caddy' full of ashes on our mantle.
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"Napoleon's Expedition to Russia" by General Count Philip De Segur, first edition of 1825.

Very well written by very intelligent man who happened to be Napoleon aide-de-camp in that campaign. Incredible eye-witness account of incredible part of European history.
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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny.
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Finished kafka on the shore now reading Brideshead revisited
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