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Old 01-09-2010, 09:46 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by pdurrant View Post
Only one? Much too hard. How about three, spread across the last century?

Kim, by Rudyard Kipling. Available in a nice edition I put together, here on Mobileread. First published in 1901.

Mr. Midshipman Hornblower by C. S. Forester. Unfortunately not yet available as an ebook. First published in 1950.

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. First published in 1998.
Excellent, thanks for the input.

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Originally Posted by Guns4Hire View Post
Ill second Rudyard Kipling with Captains Courageous. Figured 1897 was close enough to 1901.
Thanks

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"Fingersmith" by Sarah Waters.
Nice

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'The Grapes of Wrath' by John Steinbeck
More food for thought. Thanks for the suggestion.

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Originally Posted by mbagsh55 View Post
"Talking God" by Tony Hillerman (RIP) would be the one non SF/Fantasy book I would choose if I was sent to a desert island with only the one book.
I'll be checking these out later tonight. Thanks for playing, it sounds promising.

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The World according to Garp - John Irving or
Last Night in Twisted River

The Road - Cormac McCarthy or
No Country for Old Men

The Sun Also Rises - Hemingway

Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant - Anne Tyler
A nice selection outside of my usual haunts, thanks for the feedback.

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If you liked Sherlock Holmes stories, nearly all Dr. Thorndyke ones (more scientific than Holmes) are available here.

I think lots of Edgar Rice burroughs books (Tarzan/John Carter) are here as well.
I downloaded these but wasn't sure how they would fare. Thanks for the input.

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Thank to all who have suggested books so far.
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