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Anybody read books? I do.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Nov 11, 2010 #41 of 527
    Rich

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    I think I'll give his latest book a shot when my library clears it for holds on the computer system. I'm easily swayed. :lol:

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  2. Nov 11, 2010 #42 of 527
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    Is he still living? I thought I'd read some of his books, but I just looked on Amazon and his latest seems to be Goering's List and that's listed as a paperback from 1995. I saw Cold Cold Heart listed in hardcover and the date on that is 1998 under James Elliot, but nothing later. In any event, I added them to the list.

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  3. Nov 11, 2010 #43 of 527
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    His early books were great, but when he got into space and the full suit armor he seems to have lost his mind. Damn shame, those early books are really worth reading.

    Dan Brown is another very good author. Once I start them, I can't stop reading.

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  4. Nov 11, 2010 #44 of 527
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    He's alive and well. Besides being a author he's done some work as a screenwriter as well.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2010 #45 of 527
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    I read that. And enjoyed it. He's written a lot of books. Added to the list.

    I've read a lot of Drake's books, but not the other two. Added to the list. List gets much longer I'll have to live to be a hundred to get thru it. :)

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    I've found Ben Bova to be kind of hit and miss. Much like Kim Robinson. I used to look forward to Clive Cussler's books but not so much lately, since he started writing books with the help of others. Coyle's books are good. The rest I have to look up.

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  7. Nov 11, 2010 #47 of 527
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    Is Goering's List his latest? Or am I missing some? I've got a friend named Pollack and I swear I've read some of the author Pollack's books, but I can't find any on Amazon. I'll have to check the library listings.

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  8. Nov 11, 2010 #48 of 527
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    If you want to try out David Weber, pick up On Basilisk Station, the beginning of the Honor Harrington series. If you like it there are many more.
     
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    Will do. Thanx. Added to the list.

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  10. Nov 11, 2010 #50 of 527
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    As J.C. Pollock: Mission M.I.A., The Dennecker Code, Centrifuge, Crossfire, Payback, Threat Case and Goering's List. As James Elliott: Cold Cold Heart, Nowhere to Hide and End Game. He also wrote the screenplay for End Game.
     
  11. Nov 11, 2010 #51 of 527
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    So, he's pretty much stopped writing books? I can't find any newer ones under either name. I think I read Crossfire years ago. And enjoyed it. I know I've read some of them.

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    Speaking of Science Fiction, has anyone read Legacy of Heorot, written by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, and it's sequel, Beowulf's Children, by the same authors? These two books HAVE to be read in series form. They are both tremendous books and have twists and turns and a story line that should satisfy anybody, even those folks that don't like SF. Even folks that detest SF. I know many people don't like SF at all.

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, when writing together put out truly great books. The one I like best and have read many times (something I rarely do is reread books) is Footfall. This book has a story line that would seem ridiculous and boring and childish to anyone who hasn't read it. After all, who in their right mind, would read a book about pygmy elephants invading Earth?

    Knowing how well they write together, I took a shot at it and enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this book, I know it is still in libraries and I urge anyone reading this post to get it and read it. You will enjoy it!

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  13. Nov 11, 2010 #53 of 527
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    For pure escapist fare - The Spenser books by Robert J. Parker. I used to enjoy the TV series with Robert Urich, and wound up picking up a few of the Parker books several years ago.
     
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    I've thought of three more. "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara. After reading this you will see why they awarded him the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young" by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret) and Joseph L. Galloway. Only a Nam vet can fully appreciate this book. "General H. Norman Schwarzkope the Autobiography It Doesn't Take A Hero" written with Peter Petre. After reading this you'll understand why we were victorious in Desert Storm!
     
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    Just to add a few thoughts from a history nut...I love to read history books and political memoirs and the like. I have trouble getting into a book of fiction unless it is historical fiction. Having written that, I believe everyone could benefit from reading fiction, non-fiction, histiry works. I am happy to see so many readers expressing their interests.
     
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    I've read all of them except for the newest one that was published after his death. With him died Spenser, Susan, Hawk, Hitch and all the rest of his fine characters. Surely a great loss.

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    Had to give up on the list. I'll refer to this thread for quite a while. Thanx.

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    Aw, if you like history, Europe by Norman Davies is one of the best. But you've gotta try to get in the trade paperback. The book is too cumbersome to read in hardcover. As is his history of England, which I, unfortunately, have in hardcover.

    There's another history book that compares Patton, Sherman and Epaminondas, three generals who rarely lost many men, yet won many battles. Can't find the book or remember the author, but it makes a very good case for those three generals of armies being the greatest generals of all time. Epaminondas was a Theban who broke the Spartan's military power and transformed ancient Greece. Found it, here's a link. If you haven't read it, I highly recommend it. It's title is The Soul of Battle By Victor Davis Hanson.

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    I saw a story the other day that said Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) complete Autobiography was just released, 100 years after his death per his wishes. I may have to read that one.
     
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    That sounds good. He led quite a life.

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