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Old 25-06-2011, 07:36   #1
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Any good E Reads?

Just had me a Kindle for a birthday pressie and been stuck into reading round the clock, .....till the novelty wears off......done read me a whole bunch a'porn and now doing some serious study for when I write my novel

So I figgered to get stuck right with 'The grapes of Wrath'. Been kinda hard readin like a Okie talks but I got it licked after 24 chapters.

Now to refresh my palete, I fancy a few nautical novels. What I enjoy in a good book is the possibility of it being more an just a story, but that it could be a real true life account, like 'Jaws'. All the places and circumstances fit fit the plot.

So, whadya say? Got any recommendations for 'E' books with a salty taste?

Just for curiosity, anyone here abouts got any observations to make about Steinbeck or Grapes of Wrath?
Kinda hard to imagain such hardships only a few years 'fore I was born an to see a government letting their own folks suffer like that.
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Old 25-06-2011, 08:34   #2
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I enjoyed the stories and got a good chuckle reading MANY CARGOS:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: ON CAPT MIKE'S KINDLE: MANY CARGOES
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Old 25-06-2011, 10:21   #3
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Kindles are great!!!!! Just got one a few weeks ago.

This one is a must have....

Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum - Project Gutenberg

If you don't mind paying then The Long Way, Sailing to The Reefs or The Logical Route by Bernard Moitessier are high up the list. On my boat anyway

I use the sample option on amazon a lot to check out stuff before parting with hard earned cash.

Enjoy.
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Old 25-06-2011, 10:23   #4
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Atlas Shrugged will keep you busy thru the winter.
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Secrets from the sex lab...
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Old 25-06-2011, 22:45   #6
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I liked reading

Amazon.com: Note in a Bottle (Tom's Adventures in Alaska) eBook: Matthew Green, Kristeena Smith: Kindle Store and Amazon.com: The Bear Claw (Tom's Adventures in Alaska) eBook: Matthew Green, Kristeena Smith: Kindle Store

I laughed at many parts. There's a third book in the series but it's not out yet.
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Amazon.com: A Voyage for Madmen (9780732275921): Peter Nichols: Books

I enjoyed this a lot.

Also if you're into any sort of historical Navy fiction I recommend C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brien though they may get a little long winded.
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Amazon.com: A Voyage for Madmen (9780732275921): Peter Nichols: Books

I enjoyed this a lot.

Also if you're into any sort of historical Navy fiction I recommend C.S. Forester and Patrick O'Brien though they may get a little long winded.

Sacrilege! O'Brian long winded, a shameful statement about one of the great authors of the last century. Even misspelled his name!

Try-

Voyage of the Maiatla with the Naked Canadian
The Motion of the Ocean
Bumfuzzle-Just Out Looking for Pirates
Captain Cooks Journal's
9 Years on the Seven Seas with Nor Siglar
Carina: An ALaskan Family's 3 Yr. Sailing Adventure in the South Seas
All Lin Pardeys work
Berserk in the Antarctic(this one is a must read!)
Spice Necklace
An Embarrassment of Mangoes
A Star to Sail Her By
All the works of Joseph Conrad
Empires of the Sea
All Cap'n Fatty Goodlanders work on Kindle
Rescue in the Pacific
The works of Captain Frederick Marryatt(my favorite!)
The Line Upon a Wind
R.L. Stevenson


There's lot's more on Kindle to be found...
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Atlas Shrugged will keep you busy thru the winter.

Oh Gawd, Ayn Rand. What a morally bankrupt person. I can't believe people think her ideas are worth listening to after all this time. By all means read it and make up your own mind though...
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Sacrilege! O'Brian long winded, a shameful statement about one of the great authors of the last century. Even misspelled his name!
Apologies on the typo. After reading the ENTIRE 20 book series along with the unfinished novel, it did get a bit... Well lets just say I would have been better served breaking it into pieces. However, I did still recommend him!
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Old 26-06-2011, 00:21   #11
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Apologies on the typo. After reading the ENTIRE 20 book series along with the unfinished novel, it did get a bit... Well lets just say I would have been better served breaking it into pieces. However, I did still recommend him!
You did indeed, and if you enjoyed him, let me recommend again Marryatt. It's not for everyone, but he was actually alive during the period in question, and knew many of the great names of the time as well. He's also the only author I know of who was a Post Captain, R.N., and fought in over thirty sea battles. Plus he's really funny. Like hilarious.
Just so people know, there is an unfinished final O'Brian novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series. It is entitled 21. You should also read The Golden Ocean and The Unknown Shore. Commodore Anson's voyage was fascinating. I dont know if O'Brian is on Kindle though, I have so many hard copies I've never checked. Keep reading and have fun!
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Most of the works of Tristan Jones are on Kindle now too. Big fan of his work too.
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Working on this one myself.. Pretty good.

I got my Kindle late last year while in Afghanistan and filled it up with a lot of the older classics Amazon had because they were free.
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Most of the works of Tristan Jones are on Kindle now too. Big fan of his work too.
Will have a lady cruising with us this summer that crewed for Jones somewhere back in the late 60's or early 70's
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Will have a lady cruising with us this summer that crewed for Jones somewhere back in the late 60's or early 70's
Bet she's got some stories! Seems like Jones was quite a character, even if they say he made up most of his work. The more fantastical stuff anyway, like Ice! and The Incredible Voyage. They say even his stuff about his time in the RN in WWII is BS, apparently he never was a matelot, though his work certainly is convincing to me. He introduced me to the Andrew anyway. I like his books about his childhood in Wales best anyhow.
It's not on Kindle, but I like George Millar a great deal. Most of his works are WWII memoirs, but he wrote a great book about cruising the canals of France and the Med in '46 that should be read. It's called Isabelle and the Sea. A great author.
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