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I'm always looking for recommendations about good books. Fiction, non/fiction, whatever. Share yours here.

-- Kim (, June 23, 1999


Hannibal. Buy it, read it, love it. A Simple Plan. Read it before you see the movie. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon. Stephen King at his best. Certain Prey. It kicked butt. Mistaken Identity. Lisa Scottoline rules. Legal Briefs. Short stories by lawyer writers; the one by Lisa Scottoline is hilarious. Anything by Andrew Vachss That's all that comes to mind :)

-- Robyn (, June 23, 1999.

The Once and Future King---all four books and The Book of Merlyn (which was written to be the 5th book). no blood no sex no nothing except great writing about being human and being honorable and learning and teaching. It is not a child's book although you might well wish you child would read and understand what it really is about.

-- ed nicholson (, June 25, 1999.

I've just finished "Borderliners" by Peter Hoeg. It's a few years old but IMHO well worth looking for.

-- Jodie Fraser (, July 09, 1999.

i read hannibal, too, but didn't think it was THAT great.. i'd wait and get it from the library. If you haven't read Red Dragon or Silence of the Lambs, i recommend those much more. You should read those before you read Hannibal, anyway.

-- jessica (, July 21, 1999.

Any book in the Dr. Kay Scarpetta series by Patricia Cornwell: Postmortem, Body of Evidence, All That Remains, Cruel and Unusual, The Body Farm, From Potter's Field, Cause of Death, Unnatural Exposure, Point of Origin and Black Notice.

-- E (, August 12, 1999.

EVERYONE needs to read this book. It's called "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen. This is all the inaccuracies and outright lies and omissions that high school American history textbooks have written. It's incredibly informative and shows that the United States is narcissistic in so many ways. You'll really get a sense of what schools wanted us to "learn" instead of showing the real truth about American History.

-- Candy Matthews (, September 16, 1999.

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