posted on Dec, 4 2010 @ 11:33 PM
reply to post by Romantic_Rebel
As far as history goes, the two books I'd reccomend are River of Doubt by Candice Millard, which documents former United States president Theodore
Roosevelt's journey down an uncharted river in the Amazon in 1912, and We Die Alone by David Howarth which documents the escape of Jan Baalsrud(a
Norwegian expatriate commando) from pursuing Nazis after the ambush and slaughter of his combat unit in Nazi occupied Norway in 1943. Both are such
thrilling and remarkable reads that I had trouble putting the books down and often I had to remind myself that what I was reading actually happened!
Both are very powerful books.
For fiction, I would recomend The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Jesuits sent to a distant planet where they encounter alien life and the darkside of
existence. Need I say more? Also, check out The Road by Cormack McCarthy. His postapocolyptic story of a father and son struggling to survive in a
dead world has also been made into a film(which I think compliments the book but is in no way superior). And of course, anything by Henry Miller.
Another worthy mention is Supernatural by Graham Hancock.(I'll let you decide if that falls into the fiction or non-fiction category.) In it, he
manages to tie in ancient cave paintings, shamanic religions based upon hallucinogenic plants, fairy and alien abduction mythology, and modern
experiments with '___' and '___'. By far one of the most engrossing and thought provoking books I've read this year.
Hope that helps. Needless to say, I read alot. PM me if you want further suggestions.