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Best Non-Fiction Book, Best Chapter

  • 30-11-2018 1:40pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ Pivot Eoin


    What's the Best Book, and best Chapter of that book that you've read?

    I love reading but rarely can dedicate myself fully to a book, prefer to read in bursts and great chapters is a good way to do that.

    I mostly read Psychology, Business, Self Help kind of books but any book where there's a good message and good takeaways from I'm open to.

    (Mods feel free to move, didn't really see an adequate place for this anywhere else on Boards)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,423 ✭✭✭ Berties_Horse


    On The Road, Chapter 1:

    "...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..."


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 15,155 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Ten of Swords


    Zlatas Diary

    Written by an eleven year old in 1992-93 as she lived through the siege of Sarajevo during the Balkan wars.

    As far as i know she now lives in Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ Pivot Eoin


    Will Check these out Thanks. More please!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Katherine Disgusting Stocking


    A short history of nearly everything - all chapters.


    The Dig Tree


    The Stolen Village.


    The list is enormous. What interests have you? Science, Nature, History, Sport, Politics, Exploration?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    Edit: ballsed up.

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,055 ✭✭✭ JohnnyFlash


    Think some people have difficulty working out what nonfiction means.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,484 ✭✭✭✭ DEFTLEFTHAND


    Chapter 1 of my own novel.

    It has been in development since December 2005. Work on Chapter 2 is due to begin early next year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,824 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google


    Stormlight Archive

    Can't describe it without giving major spoilers.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32,688 ✭✭✭✭ Katherine Disgusting Stocking


    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

    Chapter One: The Eve of the War

    "No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment."
    Stormlight Archive

    Can't describe it without giving major spoilers.
    Non-fiction? Or have I missed something?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭ TheValeyard


    Non-fiction? Or have I missed something?

    Eek!! This is what not reading a thread title does!

    Fcuk Putin. Glory to Ukraine!



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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,824 ✭✭✭✭ Ads by Google


    Non-fiction? Or have I missed something?


    You're not. I missed a key word in the title.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,742 ✭✭✭✭ Persepoly


    Eek!! This is what not reading a thread title does!

    Burn him with fire!!!!



    :p


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,423 ✭✭✭✭ Outlaw Pete


    An Evil Cradling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,301 ✭✭✭✭ mrcheez


    Anything by Bill Bryson

    (anything not being the title of the book.. I mean literally anything)


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,284 ✭✭✭✭ mariaalice


    A small history of everything because you start looking at the everyday differently, picking up a fork and thinking.. yeah why dose it have 4 prongs not 5 or 3.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,633 ✭✭✭✭ Buford T. Justice XIX


    Mod note: I'll move this to the Literature forum, OP. Just follow the link on the forum main page.


    Please note the change of forum and forum rules, folks.


    Buford T. Justice


    To answer your question, currently on HAVOC, the Auxiliaries in Ireland's War of Independence by Paul O'Brien. Finding it very interesting so far.


    And I'll echo the Bill Bryson books particularly Made in America.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,013 ✭✭✭ Greyfox


    Dont know, non fiction puts me to sleep. Fiction books are miles better


  • Registered Users Posts: 560 ✭✭✭ Pivot Eoin


    Greyfox wrote: »
    Dont know, non fiction puts me to sleep. Fiction books are miles better

    Great Reply lol


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