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Title: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: GoodFella on December 24, 2007, 05:41:32 PM
Hi there,

Just joined this forum very recent. Its very nice to be, a parly. Would you pls help me by saying which novel is your favourite and what novel would you recomend me to read. I read by what I can call accident only.

Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on December 25, 2007, 03:17:28 PM
Hi there,

Just joined this forum very recent. Its very nice to be, a parly. Would you pls help me by saying which novel is your favourite and what novel would you recomend me to read. I read by what I can call accident only.



Wish you'll kindly elaborate your thread when you get back Goodfella, so we can help...huh?

Thanks
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: gogannaka on December 28, 2007, 05:55:42 AM
I'd recommend you read Robert Ludlum's Bourne Identity..Makes a great read.

Also read all the Harry Potter series.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: GoodFella on December 29, 2007, 04:38:00 PM
I'd recommend you read Robert Ludlum's Bourne Identity..Makes a great read.

Also read all the Harry Potter series.

Yup! You have got it Gogannaka but the chief Moderator (Muhsin) missed it slightly. Thanks.

Well...a bit elaboration; I many times only get access to books through my brother when he buys, then I take and read. But I barely go to bookshop to buy it. Thats what I, in short, mean by 'accident'.

And to you all; whenever you read any book from now henceforth that you feel is worth recomended, pls tell me or us here. Please do it!

And thanks to you all. I love you!
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on December 31, 2007, 02:33:19 PM
GoodFella,

Let me put your question in simple term as; any good book that you might not have heard of it and you like to and read it? Think you mean something like this. Okay, we'll keep informing/updating you about that whenever I read one. Now go read those given by Goga and start. Very nice ones they are though I have never still read any of Harry Poter's series books. Wish to have one borrowed from our library as soon as we resume Feb.

Thanks for the approach.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: GoodFella on January 07, 2008, 10:03:19 AM
Thanks to you Muhsin and Gogannaka. Keep it up! And I'll look for these as the beginning.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 08, 2008, 12:22:36 PM
Thanks to you Muhsin and Gogannaka. Keep it up! And I'll look for these as the beginning.

OK, Goodfella. Wish the best of luck.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: ummutameem on January 12, 2008, 06:35:17 PM
goodfella welcome, id recommend u read john grisham's doomsday conspiracy(i really enjoyed it) and a true life story titled a million thousand pieces by james frey, its an account of the struggles of a drug addict in a rehab facility, very inspiring, though there were accusations of embellishment but its very interesting. happy reading!
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Ibro2g on January 13, 2008, 10:15:30 PM
Dont read many but, I recommend Jeffery Archer's First Among Equals....Its amazing
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: GoodFella on January 14, 2008, 10:24:23 AM
Thumb up! You guys are real bookworms! Wish I'd get these books or atleast few. Many thanks.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 14, 2008, 11:38:09 AM
Dont read many but, I recommend Jeffery Archer's First Among Equals....Its amazing

Just want to welcome you to our sub-forum, Ibro2g.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Ibro2g on January 17, 2008, 11:29:51 PM
Thanks man and Congratulations Muhsin, it is very honourable being the moderator.

There is another book I read, its like the Asian Harry Potter but its probably a better story. It comes in four wonderful books. Its called Tales of the Otori, by Lian Hearn. Its absolutely amazing u guys should check it out.

The fun thing about reading books and shearing them is that you let others feel the same feeling as u did when u read it. I think its very generous to the souls...
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 18, 2008, 01:07:09 AM
my favourite novel ever is of mice and men by john steinbeck which is a must read also along came a spider by james aptterson and recently i've read return of teh pharoah: memoirs in nasir's prison by zainab al ghazali very sad

ive read so many books oh and if u lyk vampire books moonlight by stephanie meyers is gud
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 18, 2008, 10:25:25 AM
You people are really keeping this sub-forum a better place.

To Ibro2g and ladymerciful,

Many of the books you are recomending aren't available here in Africa, I think. Only one among the books you have written I heared of, not even read, thats James Patterson's Spider. Oh...that also of Zainab Al-Ghazzali could be available but I haven't read it.

Is there any Harry Potter refer to as Asian? Tell me more about it.

Thanks and keep them coming.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Ibro2g on January 18, 2008, 11:08:18 AM
Thanks man.  Honestly I do not know of thier availability cuz I barely buy them. But I know friends who read really nice books.
Tales of the Otori will certainly fascinate u, the newyork times said it is an Asian(japanese) form of Harry Potter and even better than Harry Potter in the book review. But take a look at this first
http://www.theotori.com/BookGeneral/author.asp

http://www.theotori.com/BookFour/reviews.asp


           Tales of the Otori, across the Nightingale floor (my review)
The story is about one boy who grew up with his mother, step father and step sisters in another tribe never really knowing his father who is dead. The tribe he lived with where soon annihilated by a war lord who hated thier beliefs that defy him. He was the sole survivor, thanks to his skills and a Noble man, Otori Shigeru. Soon his skills became priceless as only him can walk across the nightingale floor for salvation and revenge and more. His complicated identity becomes a national intrique. And the path led him to love a woman of intense beauty, and any man who so desires her, suffers an unusual death.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 18, 2008, 11:32:22 AM
Thanks you too.

From that bit you've written, it really looks a great story. I'll try looking for it in the market and library as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: gogannaka on January 18, 2008, 01:10:40 PM
And the path led him to love a woman of intense beauty, and any man who so desires her, suffers an unusual death.[/color]

Wahala kenan.
Better not get in his path.
A zauna lafiya.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 19, 2008, 12:05:23 AM
ok sorry well i dont know any other books which maybe be avaiable in africa

but i think u will enjoy this novel called Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Mah Yen i read it when i was 13 let me give u a summary jus lyk ibro did its a true story about the author and her childhood very sad indeed.


It all stems from our mama dying when you were born. Big Sister and our two older brothers knew her better than I did. I only remember her a little. Things were much nicer when she was alive. You made her go away.

In spite of my writing and academic record, my classmates probably suspected there was something pathetic about me. I never spoke of my family; neither issued nor accepted any invitations outside the school; and always refused to eat the candies or snacks brought by my friends. My hair-style, shoes, socks and book bag did not inspire envy. No one from home ever came to be with me on prize-giving day, regardless of how many awards I had won.

They didn't know that, in front of them, I was desperate to keep up the pretence that I came from a normal, loving family. I couldn't possibly tell anyone the truth: how I was held responsible for any misfortune and was resented for simply being around; how my mind was racked with anxiety and constantly burdened by an impending sense of doom. How I simply loathed myself and wished I could disappear, especially when I was in front of my parents.  


 
oh and no offence to harry potter fans but taht was the most boring book i have ever read lord of the rings is alot better.a nd if u are a fan of lord of teh rings then u shud read JRR Tolkiens recent book the children of hurin very sad
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Ibro2g on January 19, 2008, 12:43:32 AM
oh and no offence to harry potter fans but taht was the most boring book i have ever read lord of the rings is alot better.a nd if u are a fan of lord of teh rings then u shud read JRR Tolkiens recent book the children of hurin very sad
I wont say much but God forbids Goodfella come and reads this...but he is a nice guy, he might be rahima(merciful) to you. :-X
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 19, 2008, 02:42:29 PM
oh and no offence to harry potter fans but taht was the most boring book i have ever read lord of the rings is alot better.a nd if u are a fan of lord of teh rings then u shud read JRR Tolkiens recent book the children of hurin very sad
I wont say much but God forbids Goodfella come and reads this...but he is a nice guy, he might be rahima(merciful) to you. :-X

lol erm i did say no offence to harry potter fans :-\
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 19, 2008, 04:54:17 PM
oh and no offence to harry potter fans but taht was the most boring book i have ever read lord of the rings is alot better.a nd if u are a fan of lord of teh rings then u shud read JRR Tolkiens recent book the children of hurin very sad

As you already knew there bundles of them here; like my big aunty Husnaa. She really adores the whole series of Harry Potter. And Muda also likes it.And others like, maybe, ummutameem. But I've never read any myself, thus this comment, bad one, absolutely discourage me to get any.

Forget about the availability...just say it.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 20, 2008, 12:09:13 AM
oopps sorry guys but im an honest gal
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 21, 2008, 12:58:55 PM
oopps sorry guys but im an honest gal

LOL; who says you aren't? Don't be scared babe. ;D :D
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 22, 2008, 02:27:42 PM
hehehehe im far from scared muhuhahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: HUSNAA on January 24, 2008, 10:46:20 AM
oopps sorry guys but im an honest gal
Hey! you dont have to like what everyone likes so no apologies needed. I am just surprised that u are not a pottermaniac that is all; seems half the planet are, especially from yr end of the world; seeing that 'Arry is truly Bri'ish  ;D ;D ;D... anyway...i'd recommend u to put on a pr of magical glasses, maybe u will see what we see if u did.
I've read the hobbit... its too chewy.. that's after I read light and airy bubbly gummy harry potter. So I am not sure if I want to read about Tolkien's middle earth.
I will definitely get that asian cinderella... sounds like a GReat book! I will tell u when I do what I think of the book.

PS to Muhsin, pls u are beginning to sound like a chairperson... no need to be so proprietal about every thread in this forum. Kudos go to u for initiating the forum, but... give us a break.. stop hoarding it... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Konan on January 25, 2008, 12:23:19 AM
nope sorry husna i read teh 1st ahrry potter book i fell asleep lol yh i know harry is british but dat dont amtter lol

yh defo read chenise cinderella u'll probabaly start crying
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: babushe on January 26, 2008, 07:01:02 AM
I recoomend ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED , WAITING FOR THE WILD BEAST TO VOTE by AHMADOU KOROMA also HELON HABILA'S WAITING FOR AN ANGEL, MEASURING TIME. CHIKA UNIGWE'S THE PHOENIX ,BIYI BANDELE'S BURMA BOY , NGUGI'S WIZARD OF THE CROW.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on January 26, 2008, 12:11:24 PM
babushe,

I just wanna welcome you aboard. Wish you'll enjoy everything here. Keep posting about such nice books.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Dave_McEwan_Hill on April 15, 2008, 11:33:38 PM
The best book I ever read was titled "Strumpet City" by James Plunkett. It is a story of Dublin during the Irish rebellion against British rule. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Awesome!
Any mention of "Half a Yellow Moon". It is a very Igbo story about the Civil War and it won some prizes. I don't think most Kano Onliners would very much enjoy it.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: gogannaka on April 15, 2008, 11:43:30 PM
Why do you think kanoonliners won't enjoy the book?

I've been wanting to get my hands on any book that describes the civil war as it occured.
I would love to see it in pictures and illustrative pictures.How i wish i would also get the newspapers of that time just to see how the journalists reported the war.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Fateez on April 16, 2008, 03:49:26 PM
The best book I ever read was titled "Strumpet City" by James Plunkett. It is a story of Dublin during the Irish rebellion against British rule. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Awesome!
Any mention of "Half a Yellow Moon". It is a very Igbo story about the Civil War and it won some prizes. I don't think most Kano Onliners would very much enjoy it.



Dave do you mean Half of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie? I came across it

sometime last year and decided not to read it because War = depressing. Later it

won the Orange Fiction Prize and I was like Shoot! I should have read it! Anyways

I heard it was great and Im on a long list to read it. She also has another one

Purple Hibiscus which also won a few prizes. Shes gifted!

Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Dave_McEwan_Hill on April 17, 2008, 12:28:27 AM
Yeah. That's the one. Great book but very much from the Igbo point of view about the war.
She has a web page running on it to which anyone can subscribe. Find it by scrolling in Half a Yellow Sun in Google.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on April 17, 2008, 11:32:06 AM
The girl (uh...lady) is very brilliant. I some time read about her works in DailyTrust Newspaper Bookshelf. She like miraclously inherit literary knowledge from the house they lived in while in Nigeria. You know the great Achebe vacated the house, which eventually her family came to reside in afterward.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: babushe on October 12, 2009, 11:39:03 PM
1-THE FAMISHED ROAD, SONGS OF ENCHANTMENT, ASTONINISHG THE GODS, STARBOOK AND TALES OF FREEDOM all by the Nigerian Booker Prize winner BEN OKRI. you can purchase STARBOOK  from his Nigerain publisher Farafina
(www.kachifo.com (http://www.kachifo.com))

Tales of Freedom is OKRI's LATEST its narrative style is a mixture of short story and haiku, the japanese poetry form, he called that stokkus Okri is an enigma A MUST READ.

2-MEASURING TIME BY HELON NABILA. Habila hails from Gombe and the has won the Caine prize for African writing and a commonwealth writers prize.Contact his Nigerian publisher(cassavarepublic.biz)

3-ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE , MEMORIES OF MY MELANCHOLY WHORES BY THE Nobel laureate GABRIEL GARCIA MARUEZ.

A YI KARATU LAFIYA.

Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on October 13, 2009, 12:25:45 PM
Salam,

Welcome aboard, babushe.

Well, thanks for the list and the little info on these authors.

It might be surprising if I say I've neither read any of these novels nor the work of these writers. But I'll soon, inshaAllah, do that. Thanks once again.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: GoodFella on July 06, 2010, 12:36:16 PM
Please another Must Read for me... Tnxk.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on September 13, 2011, 05:33:25 PM
Hey there! Do we have fans of the Master Storyteller, the author of many unputdownables, the great Mario Puzo? I supposed we do have. He's many a time more known by his "magnum opus", The Godfather. I'll recommend you to go and read Omerta. This's yet another excellent work, which is rather sadly not known by his many fans as being a good one. There's again The Sicilian. Happy reading.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: bakangizo on September 14, 2011, 09:37:41 AM
Hey there! Do we have fans of the Master Storyteller, the author of many unputdownables, the great Mario Puzo? I supposed we do have. He's many a time more known by his "magnum opus", The Godfather. I'll recommend you to go and read Omerta. This's yet another excellent work, which is rather sadly not known by his many fans as being a good one. There's again The Sicilian. Happy reading.

Coincidentally I'm reading currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: Muhsin on September 14, 2011, 04:00:03 PM
Coincidentally I'm currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.

Coincidence, exactly. You are right; the novel was published posthumously.

You read The Godfather since 1991? Wow! I started primary school a year after.  ;D
Title: Re: Must Read Novels, pls!
Post by: bakangizo on September 15, 2011, 10:37:54 AM
Coincidentally I'm currently reading The Sicilian. ;) I'm a big fan of Mario Puzo. IIRC, I first read book The Godfather in 1991. Then later on The Last Don and Fools Die. The word 'Omerta', which means the code of silence in turbulent, mafia-controlled Sicily at that period, has been referred to numerous times in his novels. He finally decided to write a novel with it as the title. It is his last novel also, if am not mistaken.

Coincidence, exactly. You are right; the novel was published posthumously.

You read The Godfather since 1991? Wow! I started primary school a year after.  ;D

Ashe dai mun tsufa  ;D