The Chaos Balance by LE Modesitt Jr, The Curse of the Mistwraith by Janny Wurts, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon and Anathem by Neal Stephenson. I'm missing libraries, though, and the charity shops' book-shelves.
That sounds quite interesting, Thunderchild. Have you read Level 7 by Roshwald? It’s a very good novel, but extremely sad. It’s a journal of an offensive nuclear arms officer who carefully documents life underground in Level 7 and the fallout from the nuclear war he participates in.
No I have not. i don't really get time to read fiction as any reading time is devoted to technical learning but a subcontractor that work uses that I get on great with recommended it to me as a consequence of the many discussions we have around safety in our own systems. After him suggesting it 3 times I thought I better get a copy. I am now reading it one poop at a time at a rate of 0.5-2 pages/poop - yes that's a new technical measure of reading speed
I’m glad you’re getting a chance to, even in pieces. My dear father, who is in much the same boat as you, insists on reading anything I give him at the rate of 1-5 pages in the evening after weeks of reminding him that it exists, so I am sympathetic.
You might enjoy the Alienist series, if you don’t mind a bit of gore. It’s both a book series and a show, the show is a bit more dramatic than the book, but is set in progressive era America with a cast of characters trying to profile a serial killer while trying to work round abusive and corrupt police. It is relatively true to history from what I remember from APUSH.
Might I also recommend Devil in the White City, if you haven’t already found something of his you like? I’ll put a content warning because it covers HH Holmes and is a bit gory in places. Larson does alternating chapters about HH Holmes and the architect of the Chicago World Fair, and it’s really interesting to see the contrast between the two. Erik Larson’s a non-fiction author, but he uses a narrative format for what I’ve read of him, which I find makes it easier to focus.
I personally like to read motivational books such as rich dad poor dad type. Right now, I am reading Keep Calm and Follow Mac Miller by Jenny Clarkson. He was my favourite rapper but unfortunately he left us so early which I still cant believe. He was a great rapper and I used to have his fan posters in my room. This books contains his biography and his achievements in life.
I don’t read books,I have a few ebooks but have have never made sense of them as there is so much information to read through.
As it’s quite short and uses actual cases,i did enjoy a paper/journal called ‘gray matter; redefining mental retardation in capital murder’ -its old so it still uses MR (one of my disabilities), I find it very interesting how people who grew up with a history of having ID,especially moderate or severe ID,how they can Have the ability To murder,some have gone on to cover up what they did.