A Few Book Recommendations

I would like to recommend a few ones of the books that i have read recently.  I am going to share topics about the other ones soon.

1) Clive Custler - Mayday !

Major Dirk Pitt picked up the frantic distress call as he cruised his lumbering amphibious plane over the islands of the Aegean. Brady Air Force base was under fire, its entire force of jets destroyed on the ground ...by just one First World War bi-plane! A psychotic ex-Nazi, a bloodthirsty Greek strongman and a beautiful double agent set Pitt on the trail of the warped mastermind behind a devastating sabotage plot. And on that trail, danger and death are never far behind ... 


2) The Brothers Karamazov -  Dostoevsky (MUST-READ !)

The Brothers Karamazov is a passionate philosophical novel that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God, free will, and morality. It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith, doubt, and reason, set against a modernizing Russia. Dostoyevsky composed much of the novel in Staraya Russa, which is also the main setting of the novel. 


I read The Brothers Karamazov in college years but decided to read it again in army days. It definately worth it to read that great book again.

3) Crime and Punishment - Dostoevsky (MUST-READ !)

Mired in poverty, the student Raskolnikov nevertheless thinks well of himself. Of his pawnbroker he takes a different view, and in deciding to do away with her he sets in motion his own tragic downfall. Dostoyevsky's penetrating novel of an intellectual whose moral compass goes haywire, and the detective who hunts him down for his terrible crime, is a stunning psychological portrait, a thriller and a profound meditation on guilt and retribution.

Another Doestoevsky book that i read in college years and decided to read it again in army days. It definately worth it to read that great book again.http://www.amazon.com/Crime-Punishment-Fyodor-Dostoevsky/dp/0679734503

4) The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls - John R. King

The popular fantasy novelist (readers know him better as J. Robert King) joins the ranks of Sherlock Holmes pastiche-ists with this thoroughly enjoyable novel. The story begins in May 1891, in Switzerland. Thomas Carnaki, a poor (but educated) traveler, makes the acquaintance of Anna Schmidt, a beautiful young woman. Together they picnic near Reichenbach Falls, where, five years earlier, Anna’s father had perished. Thomas and Anna are astonished to witness a fight between two men, which ends when one of them falls to his apparent death. After pulling the man out of the water, Thomas finds that he has amnesia. Thomas doesn’t know who this man is, with his distinctive appearance and incredible deductive powers, but we quickly figure it out, and soon we’re off on a fast-paced adventure that pits Holmes against his nemesis, the Napoleon of crime, Professor Moriarty. A good standard for judging the quality of a Holmes pastiche is to ask whether the novel would still be a good one if it were not about the great detective. On that score, the novel succeeds completely: it is a fine historical thriller that stands on its own two feet, but it also offers a tantalizing solution to the question of what happened after the events of Conan Doyle’s story “The Final Problem,” in which Holmes apparently died. A treat for Holmes devotees.
 If you like Holmes series, you should read it.
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