Post by Tommen_Saperstein on Apr 15, 2018 4:07:37 GMT
I'm tired of Stephen King short stories and I need something else to listen to, preferably something on the longer side. Thoughts on these books?
Frank Herbert's Dune Stieg Larrson's Millennium Series In Cold Blood Shogun (and the other works in Clavell's Asian Saga) Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (has anyone read this yet? I'm very curious) Jo Nesbo's thrillers The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling The Feminine Mystique
The Devil In The White City is a very great book and thematically complicated and a very cinematic one too - it reads like a terrific movie feels. It is almost incomprehensible that it didn't get filmed immediately despite the implicit costs/difficulty of it.
I read The Snowman by Nesbo which is a good book - didn't see the disastrous (apparently) film version - I'm told that in the style he writes in there's better writers but don't know them enough to say. There are several books in the series before The Snowman but I found it easy to read.
In Cold Blood is a classic of its type - it invented that true crime literary book - though I'd argue its probably a little too detailed for its own good. But if you like this - the true crime sections are overwhelming in recommendations that will follow including an even better book imo - Norman Mailer's The Executioner's Song (and other people would say The Executioner's Song is way more overwritten than In Cold Blood - .
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby:
The only one of those that I've read is In Cold Blood which is very good. Sadly, I read it directly after The Executioner's Song, and although wonderfully written it cannot help but feel slight in comparison. Mailer's book is one I would absolutely recommend if you're interested in Capote's, but read Capote's first!