The need to escape from the backwoods of Taichung County, and re-familarize myself with the English language above a grade two level, compelled me to spend a couple of days in Taipei. Before I came away, I made the obligatory trip to Page One and picked up a copy of a book I hadn’t read since the ninth grade, To Kill A Mockingbird, and had it half read by the time the train lurched into Cin Shuei.
I was an avid reader until I started studying Computer Science a few years ago. However, my time in the ROC seems to have whet my appetite for the written language. The problem is there are so many books at Page One I hardly know where to begin, so I thought it would be good for people to share what they are reading (or what they have read in the past) with others. That way we might be turned on to some really good books we otherwise might have missed.
Please limit your list to ten items or less. Thank you.
Here are my recommendations:
The Grey Goose Of Arnhem (Leo Heaps)
To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
War Of The Worlds (HG Wells)
The First Man In Rome (Colleen McCullough)
The Grass Crown (Colleen McCullough)
Shogun (James Clavell)
I, Claudius (Robert Graves)
Broken Ground (Jack Hodgins)