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    Book recomendation.

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Shifty, Aug 14, 2011.

    Can anybody recommend a book, written in the first person, past tense. With a male main character.

    The genre and plot are not important, but a well written example of a first person past tense novel would be useful. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Anything by Daniel Defoe & anything - pretty much - by H.P. Lovecraft.

    What's with the constants?
     
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    Caught, Tell No One and The Woods by Harlan Coben. (and probably more, but those are the only ones I've read by him yet.)
     
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    Moby Dick.
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
     
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    thanks lads, I shall investigate those titles shortly
     
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    Anything by Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman or, as Lemex already pointed out, by H. P. Lovecraft.
     
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    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (one of my favorite novels)
     
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    I Know This Much Is True, Wally Lamb
    Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky (sp?)
    Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell (mostly)
    Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Mark Haddon
    Daisy Miller, Henry James

    If you wanted to go nonfiction/humor/memoir-y, David Sedaris and Bill Bryson.
     
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    Try Chuck Black's "Kingdom Series" I don't remember what book is in first person (I think its "Kingdom's Reign" which I believe is also the last book in that series), but he does use first person.
     
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    "Angela's Ashes" by Frank McCourt.
    A real winner with this one.
     
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    The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Start with Storm Front.
    Vegas Knights by Matt Forbeck.

    And, if you're a fan of military science fiction, The Eisenhorn Omnibus by Dan Abnett.

    All are good reads.
     
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    I'll tell you what not to read. Truesight, by some author I can't remember. It has one of those endings that are both good, and bad, and finished but not finished. Hate those fuckers.
     
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    "Norwegian Wood" - Haruki Murakami

    "The Celestine Prophecy" - James Redfield
    (haven't read this last one though, so I can't tell more than it is the things you required)
     
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    Percy Jackson and the Lightning thief by RICK ROIRDEAN
     

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