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91. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

and FYI, Kazuo Ishigiro is very close to John Irving and V.S. Naipaul: old buddies. They are regarded as 'quality contemporary authors' in British society.

92. Posted by NNicolaou (Budding Member 38 posts) 11y

Even though the book i am recommending is supposed to be for academic purposes it as a very easy, hilarious and informative book for everyone that is interested in Africa - especially Cameroon - and the hilarious incidents that can happen to an English anthropologist travelling to Africa for fieldwork.
The book is the following:

"The Innocent Anthropologist.Notes from a Mud Hut", by Nigel Barley.

When British anthropologist Nigel Barley set up home among the Dowayo people in northern Cameroon, he knew how fieldwork should be conducted. Unfortunately, nobody had told the Dowayo. His compulsive, witty account of first fieldwork offers a wonderfully inspiring introduction to the real life of a cultural anthropologist doing research in a Third World area. Both touching and hilarious, Barley’s unconventional story—in which he survived boredom, hostility, disaster, and illness—addresses many critical issues in anthropology and in fieldwork.

93. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

That's the book I am looking for...and thanks, Jun Lei...what about 村上春树and大江健三朗???These Japanese authors do write good books and 大江健三朗 is one of the ex-Nobel winner.

Thanks.

村上春树 - Haruki Murakami. I also recommend his stuff, I love them.

大江健三朗 - Kenzaburo Oe.

Not interested in the works of John Irving and VS Naipaul.

94. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Just started reading a book by one of my favourite Irish writers, Colm Toibin, called Homage to Barcelona. I'm just a couple of chapters in. So far, its excellent - it really gives you a feel for the city.

Toibin lived there as a young man during some of the city's troubled years in the 70's, and he writes with a deep affection for the city.

It's only about 200 pages....might be a good read for anyone thinking of visiting or just back from Barcelona;)

95. Posted by ali g. (Budding Member 241 posts) 11y

My favourite book of all time is an oldie,but one I can read every few years, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Gregory Peck did a good job in the main role way back when,as well.

96. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 11y

Quoting ali g.

My favourite book of all time is an oldie,but one I can read every few years, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Gregory Peck did a good job in the main role way back when,as well.

Just yesterday I looked through the books on my shelves and found that one! And thought - maybe to start reading that... What a coincidence! Thanks for advice. It's quite in time. Now I know what to read not going to the bookstore

97. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I have to say that Seven Days in May by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II is one of my favorites. It is an excellent political thriller and the 1964 movie adaptation is also very good. (Filmed in black and white.)

Also, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is another of my all-time favorites. Reading it caused me to start saving every book I bought or was given. The 1966 movie version, again, is very good.

98. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

That's a good one! Classic!

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury...am looking into it tho it's argumentative but I love books featuring mind-critisicm

99. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Currently reading:

An Artist of the Floating World - Kazuo Ishiguro

100. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

And I am currently preparing a review of Alchemist and am reading Victor Hugo "Les Misérables" - not easy to digest.

Next Target:Geofrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales

Anyone who has gone through "Moby Dick - Herman Melrille"???

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