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My Next Nominees....Better Late Than Never

Here are my next suggestions. They are all books I have not yet read by writers I enjoy. I tried to think of some creative theme, but nothing jumped out at me so I went for this approach.....again.

To Have And Have Not - Ernest Hemingway
One of the few Hemingway titles I have not read. I haven't read any Hemingway for awhile, so I figured why not.

The Comedians - Graeme Greene
Thought this one could be very interesting, though I cannot think of a time when I have found Greene to be uninteresting.

The Trumpet-Major - Thomas Hardy
This is the only Hardy novel I have never read. I only recently bought a copy. I don't think it will be quite like Jude The Obscure for those of you who remember that one.

Cakes And Ale - W. Somerset Maugham
I have not read any Maugham for a very long time. I discovered his books while at BYU and read quite a few in a short period of time.

The Great Train Robbery - Michael Crichton
One of Crichton's early novels. Crichton always seems to be good for a bit of escapism.

Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
An early novel by Stephenson. I have read many of his novels and have enjoyed all of them, especially Quicksilver, The System of the World, and The Confusion (known collectively as the Baroque Cycle), as well as Anathem. He tends to write long novels, but this one is more manageable.


  1. To Have and Have Not - 6
    Snow Crash - 5
    Cakes & Ale - 4
    Trumpet Major - 3
    Comedians - 2
    Great Train Robbery - 1

  2. To Have and Have Not - 6
    The Comedians - 5
    Snow Crash - 4
    Cakes and Ale - 3
    The Trumpet Major - 2
    The Great Train Robbery - 1

  3. Jumping on the bandwagon...To Have!!!

  4. Lets plan on 05/22. I was thinking it will be nice enough to return to South Fork Park by then. Any other suggestions?

  5. Great idea to go back to the old spot and hang out around the fire.


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