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Good books to read
« on: July 19, 2020, 07:36:48 AM »
It would be good if we shared some book titles, regarding books we have read and liked. I know that each one has his/her style but that is no matter. A good book is always a good book.

I'm starting with these:

The last lecture, Randy Pausch
Blindness, Jose Saramango
Think of a number, John Verdon
The friend, Teresa Driscoll
You choose, Phillip Tomasso

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2020, 01:20:29 PM »
I read too many books to list favorites!  My go-to books are mysteries and Phil Tomasso's mysteries are definitely favorites.  Phil and I used to work together and, in fact, I "beta read" "You Choose" as well as many of his other books. 


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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2020, 04:01:25 PM »
I meant to include this in my earlier reply but forgot -- from Amazon, here's a list of Phil's published books, sorted in publication order, newest to oldest: Phillip Tomasso Books

BTW, Panos, from what I understand, Phil does plan on writing another Falcone & Richards book.  Like you, I'm looking forward to it. 


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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2020, 06:45:58 AM »
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I meant to include this in my earlier reply but forgot -- from Amazon, here's a list of Phil's published books, sorted in publication order, newest to oldest: Phillip Tomasso Books
BTW, Panos, from what I understand, Phil does plan on writing another Falcone & Richards book.  Like you, I'm looking forward to it. 

Thanks for the books list. I'll take another one from there, but first I want to finish "13" (Steve Cavanagh).

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Re: Good books to read
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 06:17:33 PM »
13 was a good one.

BUT, I could not leave this thread without mentioning THE LITTLE PRINCE, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Here is the plot: https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Little-Prince

I read it when I was a student and I consider it as one of the best books ever written.

The best chapter for me, is the one where he meets a fox (symbol of wisdom). This fox makes him realize the real, the true meaning of friendship.

"I hunt chickens; men hunt me. All the chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike. And, in consequence, I am a little bored. But if you tame me, it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life. I shall know the sound of a step that will be different from all the others. Other steps send me hurrying back underneath the ground. Yours will call me, like music, out of my burrow. And then look: you see the grain-fields down yonder? I do not eat bread. Wheat is of no use to me. The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat . . ."

"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

You can read the chapter with the fox here to take a taste: http://www.angelfire.com/hi/littleprince/framechapter21.html

But really if you didn't read it, please do. You will remember me.  :)


"In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars will be laughing when you look at the sky at night.. You, only you, will have stars that can laugh..."