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Member: Neale

CollectionsYour library (610), Kindle (37), Audio Book (9), Currently reading (5), To read (11), Loaned Out (3), All collections (611)

Reviews184 reviews

TagsMystery (102), Science Fiction (96), fiction (86), Fiction (47), Self Help (46), Adventure (43), mystery (36), non-fiction (35), self help (18), Thriller (18) — see all tags

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Recommendations11 recommendations

About my libraryMy favorite book of all time is DUNE by Frank Herbert closely followed by The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov.

In terms of recent books I really enjoyed The Time Traveller's Wife and The Forgotten Garden.

My recommended reading list (not in any order)

Fiction
DUNE by Frank Herbert
The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov
2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C Clarke
Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Time Traveller's Wife by Audry Noffenegger
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

Non-Fiction
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

GroupsNone

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Agatha Christie, Arthur C. Clarke, Stephen R. Covey, Clive Cussler, Wayne W. Dyer, Robert A. Heinlein (Shared favorites)

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LocationPerth, Western Australia

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/Neale (profile)
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Member sinceDec 20, 2007

Currently readingMaps in a Mirror (v. 2) by Orson Scott Card
Made in America by Bill Bryson
Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 10 Minutes (3rd Edition) by Ben Forta
Microsoft Excel and Access Integration: With Microsoft Office 2007 by Michael Alexander
Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D For Dummies by Julie Adair King

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Hi Neale,
I happened to see your review for PTerry's The Colour of Magic - I'm sure anyone who has already recommended Pratchett to you will tell you to try again with something a bit later, but I'm chiming in too, because it would be a shame to give up - the first two or three were good enough to get people interested but I think the real magic came later... if you want a random person's rec's then leave Rincewind behind for now and try any of these (ordered roughly chronologically - as you gain in quality of writing, you leave behind some of the early character building):

Wyrd Sisters
Mort
Small Gods
Witches Abroad
Lords and Ladies
Maskerade
Guards! Guards!
Night Watch
Going Postal
Thud
Thanks Neale! I'm glad you came to the book launch ;-)
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