Author Topic: WTFAYR Time for the annual book recommendation thread.  (Read 1643 times)

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Re: WTFAYR Time for the annual book recommendation thread.
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2019, 10:59:21 PM »
My memory is bad enough that even though I've read all the Nero Wolfe books several times, they are always new. I think there are 40 by Rex Stout and a few by other authors authorized by his estate, but they are dim and unsatisfying parodies of a brilliant series. When I get to the end of each book and the true miscreant is revealed I'm freshly surprised. One of the few benefits of a crap memory.

Having read the Rex Stout books recently is the content appropriate for a pre-teen girl?  My kids are voracious readers with Lexiles above their age which makes it a bit challenging to find appropriate material for them.  We have recently been listening to the Hitchhiker's Guide series Audibles.  Your post made me think that I still have a number of the Nero Wolfe books...

Absolutely. Nothing salacious, nothing too gruesome. I'd also recommend Patrick Obrian's Aubrey-Maturin series. Challenging to start, but magical once they get the culture and language. I consider them the best novels I've ever read. All of Bernard Cornwall's historical fiction books would be good as well. A bit more gritty, but much milder than what they'd see on TV.
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Re: WTFAYR Time for the annual book recommendation thread.
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2019, 07:08:00 AM »
I'm currently reading Salt, by Kurlansy, which is about salt. 400 pages. Very interesting.
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Re: WTFAYR Time for the annual book recommendation thread.
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2019, 08:10:54 AM »
Absolutely. Nothing salacious, nothing too gruesome. I'd also recommend Patrick Obrian's Aubrey-Maturin series. Challenging to start, but magical once they get the culture and language. I consider them the best novels I've ever read. All of Bernard Cornwall's historical fiction books would be good as well. A bit more gritty, but much milder than what they'd see on TV.

Thanks.  I will re-read one or two again and then see if she is interested.  Will also check out your other recommendations.

 


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