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I need something to read. I am a voracious reader, I like history, sci fi, fantasy, politics, mystery, biography whatever. Large tomes don't bother me, in fact I enjoy an epic 1000 page story.

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- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
 
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Just finished these two by Victor DAvis Hanson. Good stuff.


https://www.amazon.com/Savior-...8&sr=8-7&tag=mh0b-20

https://www.amazon.com/Father-...&sr=8-10&tag=mh0b-20



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Large tomes? Epic fantasy? How about Robert Jorden's Wheel of Time series? 14 books, most about 800 pages or so. The first book is titled The Eye of the World.



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Orson Scott Card: Ender/Shadow series
4 & 4 books in the base series, respectively, with some side stories here & there.




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I just finished ‘Winds of War’ & ‘War and Remembrance’ by Herman Wouk. Long books but excellent. They portray WW2 in both Europe and the Pacific.



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Sanderson’s Mistborn series. I really liked it.
 
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I’m reading “The Iliad” right now. Your post lead me to believe you might like to read it too.


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Jim Butcher, "Dresden Chronicles" Modern Fantasy

Neil Shusterman, "Arc of a Scythe trilogy" Dystopian/utopian future

Neil Gaiman...well anything by NG is good for me.

I'm listening to "Red Sparrow" right now and really enjoying it.


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Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, Katherine Eban 2019

Dersu the Trapper (Prin taigaua Extremului Orient #2), by Vladimir Arsenyev 1923

Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Epidemic at the Rood of Most Chronic Disease and How to Fight It, Benjamin Bikman 2020

Mike Bowditch series

Leaphorn & Chee series
 
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I'm trying hard to finish Ian W. Toll's "Six Frigates" so I can start on his Pacific war trilogy.

Also waiting on the third volume of James Holland's War in the West trilogy on the European theater. I keep looking for a publication date but haven't found it yet.
 
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I'm trying hard to finish Ian W. Toll's "Six Frigates" so I can start on his Pacific war trilogy.

Also waiting on the third volume of James Holland's War in the West trilogy on the European theater. I keep looking for a publication date but haven't found it yet.


Six frigates got to be a bit of a slog.
 
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Orson Scott Card: Ender/Shadow series
4 & 4 books in the base series, respectively, with some side stories here & there.


^I second that, have read the series more than once. Currently reading Card's Homecoming saga a second time right now. Great writer
 
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Shogun by James Clavell



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Orson Scott Card: Ender/Shadow series
4 & 4 books in the base series, respectively, with some side stories here & there.


^I second that, have read the series more than once. Currently reading Card's Homecoming saga a second time right now. Great writer


I think I've read the core Ender/Shadow series 3 or 4 times.
Was pretty disappointed in the movie adaptation of Ender's Game, but I've read EG probably a dozen times.




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James Clavell
The whole series is excellent.

King Rat (1962)
Tai-Pan (1966)
Shogun (1975)
Noble House (1981)
Whirlwind (1986)
Gai-Jin (1993)
 
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Reading...that's always been tough for me. My Dad was an avid reader. Want to punish me .....sentence me to have to read a book. It was so hard for me to do reading homework in school. My mind would always wander thinking about something else I could be doing. It's funny though I was a whiz at spelling. And was happy to read aloud in class . But to sit down and read a book, torture.
 
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Orson Scott Card: Ender/Shadow series
4 & 4 books in the base series, respectively, with some side stories here & there.

^I second that, have read the series more than once. Currently reading Card's Homecoming saga a second time right now. Great writer

I think I've read the core Ender/Shadow series 3 or 4 times.
Was pretty disappointed in the movie adaptation of Ender's Game, but I've read EG probably a dozen times.

I'm currently reading the second trilogy concerning the First Formic War, when humanity first encounters the Formics. The final (sixth) novel comes out in December. They're pretty short compared with what the OP wants, though.



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Im fine with short, as long as its good!

I was just pointing out I enjoy reading and while some people get scared when you recommend a 5000 page epic, that doesnt bother me, I enjoy long epic stories and series.




- "This town reminds me of something in the bible."
- "Which part?"
- "The part right before god gets angry"
 
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I'm currently reading the second trilogy concerning the First Formic War, when humanity first encounters the Formics. The final (sixth) novel comes out in December. They're pretty short compared with what the OP wants, though.


Will have to look into those.




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Just be aware that the first three novels (first trilogy) are about the actual First Formic War. The second trilogy--at least, the first two novels in the second trilogy--is about the race to prepare for the second Formic invasion. A lot less action but still interesting.



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