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    Guilty pleasures

    What are your books for guilty pleasure reading?
    No man should die without first reading the world's greatest literature.

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    Lee Child... Jack Reacher is a Knight Errant for the 21st Century.

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    Cool If you mean books which will never become classics ....

    I like mysteries by P.D. James, Michael Connelly, and a few others. But I generally listen to these on CD while doing something else so my reading tome is not cut into.

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    Star Wars novels, though I barely read them anymore.

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    The occaisonal Terry Pratchett novel...
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    I would say Playboy, but that's not a book. Plus, I don't feel guilty about objectifying women.
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    Robert E. Howard's horror fiction. Also enjoy the writing team of "Preston, Child." They write suspense fiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seasider View Post
    Lee Child... Jack Reacher is a Knight Errant for the 21st Century.
    Oh, yes, I love Jack Reacher too and Terry Pratchett never fails to cheer me up as does Jason fforde.

    Actually, in light of mortalterror's response below, I think I'll amend that: a doctor once told me 'You should never feel guilty about anything' - I guess he saw too many people beating themselves up about trivia. So, I don't feel guilty about anything I read. I read for pleasure and just about anything that is well written of its kind gives me pleasure. Some subjects don't interest me and I leave them alone but I'll try anything once and as long as it's well written, I enjoy it.
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    I wouldn't describe Pratchett as a particularly guilty pleasure - he's a good modern satirist and as such is as valid as any satirist from any other age or to come


    But pure guilt is Tom Clancy - I'm surprised more people haven't indulged in his rich dark chocolate syrup (I suspect they do but don't admit it)




    edit: Lokasenna said occasional which I missed - yes, I imagine to only indulge in Patchett occasionally would indeed bring about an attack of the guilts
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    Well, I'm a Protestant, so I pretty much feel guilty about every pleasure.
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    I'm going to have to say Stephen King. I haven't read anything he wrote since Bag of Bones (and most recently Full Dark, No Stars), but he's about as silly as I'll go.
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    I read Jude Morgan's 'Passion' and loved it... I also enjoyed a couple of Rosamund Pilcher books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mortalterror View Post
    Well, I'm a Protestant, so I pretty much feel guilty about every pleasure.
    God wills it.

    No, but seriously, chill out. God won't smite you for reading a good book. I hear so many protestants saying they can't read this or can't read that because they feel guilty -- well, if you're a protestant you should enjoy the Bible (am I right?). Well, if you enjoy the Bible, why not also literature in general and feel good about it?

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    Terry Pratchett. Including his gnome trilogy for the younger reader.

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    Historical murder mysteries. I also read other crime fiction, but I especially like Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir.

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