1984 by George Orwell... very interesting and thought provoking novel
George R.R. Martin's series "Fire and Ice". Finished A Game of Thrones and halfway through A Clash of Kings, which is his second book in the series.
Well written, unpredictable, and great characters of all persuasions. Highly recommend this author.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
ďDonít believe them, donít fear them, donít ask
anything of them.Ē
Opening Shot is the title of my new book. Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.
"In Afghanistan a Government minister is kidnapped and killed. A British army helicopter is lost. And a British secret agent goes missing.
In London a criminal gang is churning out counterfeit money. Preparations for the London 2012 Olympic Games are well underway. And Dave Gold is wrongly arrested for murder.
Released from custody Dave sets out to prove his innocence. His enquiries lead him to the counterfeiters and bring violence his way. Fortunately Dave can look after himself. Heís the coach for the British Olympic judo team. But when he also attracts the attention of Afghan terrorists intent on sabotaging the Olympic Games, and more, it begins to look like he may be out of his depth.
The police and the security services have their hands full and are slow to fit the pieces together. Will they be able to work things out in time to stop the terrorists? Or will it be left to Dave to unravel the mess into which he has inadvertently stumbled?"
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I second the George Orwell 1984 recommendation!
I see the original post was years ago, but I feel a connection! I love Catch 22. I have re-read it several times and everytime I see a new fancy cover at the bookstore I am tempted to buy it. I have 3 copies already.
I didn't read LOTR but I'm a huge huge fan of the movie. I didn't quite enjoy the start of The Hobbit so I resigned to the movie being magical enough. I do have all the books though and will attempt The Fellowship in time.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being is interesting. Could be re-read I guess.
The Lovely Bones is also a good read.
Love Catch 22 much more than any of these by leaps and bounds