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    What was your book of the year?

    Now that we are already into february 2010 I was thinking what was the best book you read during the past year?

    For me it was Empires of the sea although it was january 2010 by the time i finished.
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    It's not quite from 2009 (late 2008) but I really, really enjoyed The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson.

    He's too right wing, and too imperialist for my tastes in anything else, but it's a very compelling economic yarn, as well as a bit of historical analysis to some of the most interesting times in history (Renaissance Banking, Dutch Stock Market etc).
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    Does it have to be a non-fiction book? The best book I read last year (and finished!) was "The Kindly Ones", by Jonathan Littell. Very interesting. It is a fictional novel, with a lot of detail (992 pages worth!), but it provides something of a view into the mind of a Nazi bureuacrat during WWII. Fascinating.
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    Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalem View Post
    Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International.

    -dale
    Really? I read it a while back and found it pretty tedious.
    I guess you have to be a gun fan to really like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    Does it have to be a non-fiction book? The best book I read last year (and finished!) was "The Kindly Ones", by Jonathan Littell. Very interesting. It is a fictional novel, with a lot of detail (992 pages worth!), but it provides something of a view into the mind of a Nazi bureuacrat during WWII. Fascinating.
    Nope can be any sort of book, just the one that you found to be the best read .
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalem View Post
    Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International.

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    Synopsis sounds interesting. Think I'll give it a read! )

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    City of Thieves: A Novel, written by David Benioff It's set during the siege of Leningrad, GREAT read.

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    I read the three books on Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden. It is historical fiction like his empire series.

    Damn good read and tells the amazing tale of the rise of a fascinating people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinod2070 View Post
    I read the three books on Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden. It is historical fiction like his empire series.

    Damn good read and tells the amazing tale of the rise of a fascinating people.
    I think he might be due for a new novel...
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    I am waiting. If only the school history books were as interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bolo121 View Post
    Really? I read it a while back and found it pretty tedious.
    I guess you have to be a gun fan to really like it.
    That definitely helps, yep.

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    Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

    I think I got the recommendation here. Why the hell did it taker me so long to learn this book even existed? It was in a word "AWESOME!!!!!"


    I read it way to fast though. :(

    Chickenhawk (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    For those that do not know it's about a pilot of Huey's during the Viet Nam War. It was so exciting and the Huey is my favorite of all helicopters. No idea why but I just think it looks and sounds cool.

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    It's a children's book but I loved it nonetheless. It's the Alchemyst series by Michael Scott.

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