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I am reading a book (50 pages left) "love and honor" by Randall Wallace. its a historical fiction based on real events. I am looking for something similar to read for my next book but i am kinda out of the book world. I want either historical fiction based on real events or a historically true story written as a novel.
any suggestions?
 

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Have you read The Da Vinci Code?
 

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The Zion Chronicles (five books) by Bodie Thoene held my interest as a teenager. It's historical fiction based in '57 ('47?) with the creation of Israel.
 

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The Da Vinci Code is poop.

One of my favorite books, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, has a section dealing with a fictional account of war...a very very disturbing account at that.

It's not so much a fictional book based on war as whole, though. I just like to recommend it whenever I have the opportunity.
 

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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (My all time fav.)

Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, The Davinci Code and Deception Point.

If you don't mind the tedious, then Ludlum's Bourne series puts the movies to shame. Idenity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum.
 

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Rezin said:
We Were Soldiers? More fact than fiction, but a great book.........
the movie was awesome...I am not sure how well it will go reading a book after you have seen the movie? what do you think?
 

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If you don't mind the tedious, then Ludlum's Bourne series puts the movies to shame. Idenity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum.
I really don't know how these books got so popular, Idenity was OK at best, the rest were not very good IMO. :yawn
 

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Interview with the Vampire

One of my all time favs. It incorporates historical reality to some extent.
 

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I just started Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


I'm reading it to the 5 and 8 year olds before bed :nanana
 

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Interview with the Vampire

One of my all time favs. It incorporates historical reality to some extent.
Good choice. The later books stretched history quite a bit...especially some of the ancient Egyptian mythology, but it was fun and well done for the first few or so on the series. That was, of course, before she turned into a Stephen King-esque hack.

I'll reiterate one other point with additional emphasis:

The Da Vinci Code is a big steaming pile of poop. Don't believe the hype.

Read it if you feel like witnessing a bad The Bloodhound Gang (the 321 Contact show, not the band) ripoff of Indiana Jones. Otherwise, don't waste your friggin' time. It's fun, fluffy nonsense. It's on par with Harry Potter, but not nearly so imaginative. Go into it with those expectations and you might enjoy it for what it is...poop.
 

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Some good books - not quite in the historical genre.....

porno - irvine welch (follow on to trainspotting)
infinite jest - david foster wallace
 

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Anything by Vince Flynn!
 

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Drawing Life - Surviving the Unabomber by David Galernter
 

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I am almost finished with Runaway Jury and it is really good so far. I have yet to watch the movie too...
 
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