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Recomend six books,please

Scomber

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Lessons In Stoicism , J Sellars. If you like it then Meditations Marcus Aurelius. If you like that Philosophical thoughts of a fighter pilot. Relaxing easy escapism ,,,, then ,Reacher novels ( me in order) . I annually read The Old Man And The Sea. ( couple hrs).
 

Praxinoscope

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Have just finished reading the 'Shardlake' novel series by C.J. Samson, set in Tudor England the central character is a lawyer who is involved in investigating various mysteries. If you enjoy a detective novel then try these.
Not a seafaring series but there is one book where the central character is on the Mary Rose when she sinks.
 

Euphonyx

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Agincourt: Ranulph Fiennes
Heart of Darkness: Conrad
The Man in the High Castle: Phillip Dick
The Ginger Man: J.P Dunleavy
The Last enemy: Richard Hillary
Decline and Fall: Evelyn Waugh
 

ellisael

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I really enjoyed reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi ad by enjoy i mean my world view shifted and I started taking each breath of mine more seriously. I am also revisiting Great Expectations just for the mastery of how the characters are so rounded and the world is built with such crafted storytelling! I am also following some long form articles on Hakara magazine! Damn fun, really love all the mentions on this post. Thanks OP.
 

Kilo

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A prayer for Owen Meany, John Irvine.
Catch 22, Joseph Heller.
Big +1 for A suitable boy.
And if you've got good Internet access & scent already had a look then it's worth trawling through "book club" & "a good read" archives on radio 4.
 
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