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Now I'm about to start "The Beast God Forgot to Invent" by Jim Harrison.
Or I might read The Ascent of Rum Doodle by Bowman for the 10th time.
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The Avalanche Handbook by by P. A. Schaerer and Peter Schaerer
The Shack by William P. Young
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
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These have nothing to do with mountains... but I can see Pikes Peak bathed in a glorious pink hue out the window at Panera!
- George Kaplan
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Some books I hope to be reading soon after are:
"Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann
"Post Captain" by Patrick O'Brian
"Le Morte D'Arthur" by Thomas Mallory
"Confederacy of Dunces" by John Kennedy Toole
There are lots of good books I can recommend. +1 on whoever recommended "All the Pretty Horses" and "Under the Banner of Heaven". I think you can't go wrong with anything written by John Krakauer or Cormac McCarthy. I particularly also recommend "Blood Meridian" by McCarthy; it's the most ultra-violent western novel I have ever read.
Some other favorites of mine:
The "Horatio Hornblower" series by C.S. Forester (I think that there are 11 in all; great reads!)
"The Best of H.P. Lovecraft" (terrific horror stories - Stephen King's got nothing on Lovecraft!)
"Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut (can be read in a day; lots of other Vonnegut books are great too, but this one's my fave.)
"The Beach" by Alex Garland (hopefully you did not see the terrible Leo DiCaprio movie adaptation....)
"Kidnapped" and the sequel "Catriona" by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Mere Christianity" and "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis
"World War Z" by Max Brooks (ZOMBIES!!!!!)
"The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
Also, if you like books that are more of a series of puzzles and codes rather than a read, 2 favorites that I have loved for a long time are "The Egyptian Jukebox" by Nick Bantock, and "The Eleventh Hour" by Graeme Base. I wish that people made more books like these!
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Prayers for Rain
The Given Day
Darkness Take My Hand
(others are good too, A Drink Before the War, Gone Baby Gone, Shutter Island, etc.)
Robert Crais is good too, but I've only read about 5 or 6 of his:
I'd also recommend the autobiographies of Walter Payton and Johnny Cash.
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jlarocco wrote:Yeah, it's definitely an easy read for an algorithms book.
Does it include instructions on how to use the book?
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Looking for the next book, but some favorites to add to the list.
Desert Solitare Fantastic book!
Gates of Fire If you liked the 300, this is a must read, better in my opinion
The Club Dumas a bit of a historical fiction/mystery. They made a movie out of it called the 9th gate. But the book, as usual blows it away. This author has a few others that are amazing mystery novels as well. Highly recommended.
The Count of Monte Cristo is a must read and might be one of the all time best novels.
The Complete Short Stories Of Robert Louis Stevenson ... There are so many fantastic little stories in here....
The Alchemist My personal favorite
Letters to a Young Poet Rilke. great quotables. reads like a father instructing a son on life's lessons. Good stuff.
so many more....
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Now I'm reading "The kid who climbed Everest" and I'm half way through it. So far it's pretty good.
Don't let your actions contradict your desires
Crap on your shoes eventually wears off. Rough patches are only temporary.
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not a how to rock climbing book but a how to improve your game not just rock climbing but a lot of sports and life in general i think
Beyond Backpacking by Ray Jardine
awesome ideas on ultra light backpacking. I think this guy also invented the cam, very interesting
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