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Subject: Book suggestions for my brother
Date Posted: 10/23/2007 11:01 AM ET
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I want to send him a book but am not sure of what to pick. He likes Steven King. Clive Barker and classics like Moby Dick. Any Suggestions?

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 2:37 PM ET
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How about Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card? Great book!

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 5:31 PM ET
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If he liked Moby Dick, he may very well enjoy In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, by Nathaniel Philbrick, a book that garnered a lot of conversation on this board a year or so ago.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Sea-Tragedy-Whaleship-Essex/dp/0141001828/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-9005674-0700135?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1193174943&sr=1-2


ETA: here's the PBS link. There's one available ...     http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780141001821-In+the+Heart+of+the+Sea+The+Tragedy+of+the+Whaleship+Essex

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Date Posted: 10/23/2007 5:50 PM ET
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How about a book of Edgar Allan Poe's stories?  Scary and classic.

I enjoyed "The Haunting Of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 6:21 PM ET
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Bently Little or Graham Masterson.

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 8:42 PM ET
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Dean R. Koontz
Date Posted: 10/23/2007 9:17 PM ET
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Peter Straub

Robert McCammon

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 11:30 PM ET
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Thanks for the ideas...now I just need to get his address.

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 11:37 PM ET
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I have a giftable excellent used condition hardcover with dust jacket of The Face by Dean Koontz if you are interested.

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 2:28 PM ET
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Do you know if he's read C. Barker's "The Damnation Game"? It was his first novel - and is highly underrated (movie Lord Of Illusions roughly based on it).

Also, there is Heart-Shaped Box, highly acclaimed first novel by Joe Hill (SK's son), there is a review in my reviews.


Date Posted: 10/24/2007 2:36 PM ET
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I have 2 Graham Masterson books on my bookshelf if you are interested.

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:03 PM ET
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How about Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff or Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas?

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:39 PM ET
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Maybe John Saul...


Date Posted: 10/24/2007 5:38 PM ET
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You don't mention how old your brother is but when my son was 15 he hated reading. He got a hold of Lance Armstong's first book "Its not About the Bike" and he could not put it down. It also led my son into a love of roadbiking. When I finally got to read it I absolutely loved it . It is one of those books I won't give up (sorry) in fact I put it on my Paperbackswap wishlist after giving it to a young nephew to read. (I knew it probably wouldn't come back to me) It is also a great book for any man going through Prostate cancer because Lance has such a great attitude.