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User Topic: Ideas for very long, very involving books?!
Laura28
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Default  Posted: 3:50 AM, August 13th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hi

I'm a prolific reader and have always loved James A Michener.

From Wikipedia:

James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 titles, the majority of which were sweeping family sagas, covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic locales and incorporating historical facts into the stories. Michener was known for the meticulous research behind his work

I loved the fact that so many of his stories were based around real events and people.

The Source, Centennial and Hawaii are my favourites. All are around 1000 pages!!!! So they'l keep you busy!!


Married 32yrs Me BW 57Yrs Him FWH 60yrs
OWzero 1988 EA?/PA? Gaslighted.
Dday May 28 2010.
OW1 1994(6mths PA, EA 16+ years).
OW2 2002(8yrs PA).
OW3 2009(1Yr PA).
Others???? Status: Not Divorcing..but.."You can't unfuck the goat"

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solus sto
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Default  Posted: 5:01 PM, August 17th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Cast another vote for East of Eden by Steinbeck.

And I agree, too, with I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. (I read She's Come Undone by Lamb first, and was amazed at how well he wrote female characters. That's another great read, but not very long.)

I love almost everything Larry McMurtry. The Lonesome Dove series will keep you reading for a long time, and I especially love the Moving On/Terms of Endearment/Evening Star trilogy (for which there is allegedly a new book coming). Moving On was his first book, not published until after others gained popularity. I adore it. I don't re-read many books, but there's something about it that I just love. His character development is wonderful.

Another loooong historical novel I loved was And Ladies of the Club by Helen Hooven Santmyer.


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WH (Trac-fone), 53, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
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purplejacket4
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Default  Posted: 12:19 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Billed as a young teen series but its very good: The Chronicles of Pyrdain by Lloyd Alexander. It's based on the mythology of the Welsh people.

The Book of Three
The Black Cauldron (not like the Bad animated movie)
The Castle of Lyrr
Taran Wanderer
The High King

I've retread this series between seven and ten times.


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Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish

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Walking
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Default  Posted: 7:49 AM, September 2nd (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lots of good ideas. You might want to look at the Goodreads site. It's awesome for readers and recommendations too.

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OnAnIsland
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Default  Posted: 4:04 PM, October 10th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hillary mantel Cromwell series: wolf hall, bringing up the bodies


D-day: Christmas 2011
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2 beautiful boys in elementary school

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Default  Posted: 4:22 PM, October 10th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

winds of war followed by war and remembrance (800 page book and 1300 page book. so good I read them both in one week =) )

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ISPIFFD
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Default  Posted: 10:52 AM, October 25th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I loved the fact that so many of his stories were based around real events and people.

The Source, Centennial and Hawaii are my favourites. All are around 1000 pages!!!! So they'l keep you busy!

^^^^^^Definitely Michener!!

Just about every novel starts with the beginning of the earth, so there's lots of history going on. And the characters are incredible. LOVED Hawaii - still one of my all-time favorites! Loved Centennial! Really, anything he wrote, but those two especially.

[This message edited by ISPIFFD at 10:53 AM, October 25th (Friday)]


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stroppy_wanadoo
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Default  Posted: 3:39 PM, April 9th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Late late late to the party, but I have to recommend The Dovekeepers. Long book, challenging read with weaving story lines, historical (biblical times)... just so good.

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phmh
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Default  Posted: 7:18 PM, April 9th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Now would be a great time to start some Marquez since there's likely to be mention of him in the news lately.

I loved "Love in the Time of Cholera" and have "100 Years of Solitude" in my to read queue.


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Married: 11 years, no kids

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Default  Posted: 9:08 AM, April 10th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you're at all curious about Australia, Robert Hughes "The Fatal Shore" is excellent and riveting.


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Default  Posted: 8:57 AM, April 28th (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I always go back to the Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean Auel and the Tolkien books (Hobbit and Fellowship of the Rings. I like upbeat books about good people, which I find these both to be. Clan has a strong, loving woman as heroine. It is historical fiction about interaction between Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. The Tolkien books are better than the movies.


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WarpSpeed
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Default  Posted: 3:48 PM, May 18th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Fantasy:
The Wheel of Time: 14 books @ 800 pgs. each. Very involved, 30 good guys, 30 bad guys.... complex! But unlike the Game of Thrones it is finished!!

This definitely fits the long and involved description at about 10,000 pages. I've read twice. Once over the 20 years it took Jordan (and Sanderson) to write it and when the last book came out I read it all again straight through.

True story, I was talking with my son who I got into this series and said "Man I hope Jordan doesn't die before he finishes". About a year later he passed. Sanderson wrote the last three installments.

Terrific "book". As you can imagine it drags from time to time but there are some great characters and and a very involved story.

[This message edited by WarpSpeed at 3:49 PM, May 18th (Sunday)]


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Her: fWW (50)
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Default  Posted: 4:34 PM, May 18th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Paul Scott's Jewel in the Crown series,4 very good novels of Brits in India beginning during WW II and going forward to Partition.


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sisoon
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Default  Posted: 2:43 PM, May 30th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hey, Violetta! Did you pick up any of the books people have suggested? What did you think?


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

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veronique12
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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, June 27th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Peter Carey's books are pretty much all great: Parrot and Olivier in America--loved that one, set in the backdrop of the French and American Revolutions. I'm re-reading Carey's Jack Maggs now.

The Signature of All Things, by Elizabeth Gilbert. (It's so different from her book Eat, Pray, Love.)
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Happy reading!


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WH: 43
OW: false "friend"
D-Day: 11/29/13 (4 month EA discovered); 12/19/13 (discovered was also PA); TT thru 2/14
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bbee
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Default  Posted: 4:43 AM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I second Michener. Also, Leon Uris. Exodus, Mila 18, Trinity, QB VII.


This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

Hamlet, Act I, Scene 3

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

All's Well That Ends Well, Act I, Scene 1


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