I can't read fiction. The last work I read was Murakami's 1Q84. All 1318 pages. I'll regret the time I spent slogging through that when I'm on my deathbed.
Lately I've been reading mostly late 19th early 20th century world history & political satire. Fascinating stuff.
All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. - Lawrence
Neil Stephenson's 'The Baroque Cycle' is my favorite ever.
What Follet book would you read first?
Economy of means leads to dexterity of will.
David Weber The Dahak series (4 books) is really good.
Terry Brooks who is well know for his Shannara series, has a great series called Word and Void. I tried to re read the Shannara books but found them to not stand up. His writing has really approved!
Tend toward non-fiction.I like history.Years ago read( Inside The Third Reich) by Albert Speer.Just started reading (The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich) by William Shirer
Apart from the cookbooks and wine books, I like to read WWII History and fiction by authors such as James Lee Burke, James Ellroy, W.E.B. Griffin, Stephen Hunter and Ian Rankin.