Recommend Three Books

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There are clearly some voracious readers here on TSR, so it would be interesting to know what books you would recommend to others. Fiction, non-fiction, biography, Haynes manual, whatever.

I've not read much, but to get the ball rolling, some recommendations would be:

– Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain




Part autobiography during the punk years, part cooking textbook, part business manual, it's a great read.

– Dune by Frank Herbert



It was always going to be a tad ambitious to make a film of this slab and so it was a predictably confusing watch (even the director, David Lynch, apparently said he "didn't know what the hell was going on"). But the book is epic!

– The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger




Again, so much more than the film. It gives an insight into the lives of the fishermen and their community, the business of fishing, and the chilling realities of being caught up in a major storm at sea. (Aim to keep the image of George Clooney in a chunky-knit out of your mind whilst reading, though.)
 
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Great idea for a thread Phil - but how to choose three? I suspect that whatever today's choice is would change tomorrow. Here are two - while I think of a third - The God Delusion by Richard Dawking and A Collection of Early Poems by Rudyard Kipling. I can (and have) read both more than once and find something new in them each time. Kipling is sometimes hard (for me) to fully understand, but well worth the effort. I'll be back with a third.
 
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I wonder how many posts there will be before someone selects a book already chosen. Could go on for a long time.
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Three books that are close to my heart:

J.R.R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings (first English novel I read when I was 12 - took me a year :D)
James Joyce - Ulysses (funniest book ever - really) <--- there :p
Richard Dawkins - The Ancestor's Tale (the first of many I have read by Dawkins)
 
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Three of mine in no preferential order.
The Son - Philipp Meyer
We were young and carefree - Laurent Fignon
The private memoirs and confessions of a justified sinner - James Hogg
 
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