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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Nov 7, 2010.
New York by Edward Rutherford it is about of cousrse NY, from the first Dutch settlers until 9/11
I forgot about Francis! I LOVE his books. Have read them for over 20 years. I still read the ones he co-authored with his son. The latest one was really good. I think his son's books will carry on in the same tradition.
Honor Harrington is OK, I prefer the Starfire series and the Dahak books.
Have you read Marcus Luttrell's book "Lone Survivor" and Michael Yon's "Moment of Truth in Iraq"?
Both very moving and quite incredible.
No. But I will look for them at my next Barnes & Noble visit. Thank You.
"The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo", "The Girl who Played with Fire", and "The Girl who Kicked a Hornet's Nest". Read the first 2, working on the third right now. Bit of a difficult read as these novels take place in Sweden, and you have to "translate" a bit (how much is 10,000 Kronor?). But great multi-layered books. Recommend all three if you enjoy mystery/suspense.
I read lots of books on Spirituality, Nostradamus, 2012, the Mayan Phophecy, The Jesus Mysteries, the Orion Prophecy, Edgar Cayce, etc. and it is Very Relaxing and Enlightening.
I've been trying to get them from the library and apparently the whole population of NJ is trying to do the same thing. I will get them. I do want to read them.
I've started a new list on Excel. Would have been too cumbersome to keep referring to this thread. At least with Excel, I can sort out what I want when I want it.
I have too and it just confuses me. I had planned to become an Episcopalian Priest when I was an acolyte and hanging around the church a lot. But my priest talked me out of it. Too logical, he said I was. Always searching for proof.
Free ebook from amazon until March 13. Tau Ceti by Kevin J. Anderson. I read it a couple months ago. Good read!
I'm currently reading Tony Hillerman's Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee series. They are a couple of Navajo Tribal policemen working on the Big Rez in New Mexico and Arizona. Hillerman uses real place names from the Four Corners area that I remember from when I was pipelineing out there in the early 80s. Anyone else know where Teec Nos Pos, Montezuma Creek (the little town), Ship Rock, Tuba City, Window Rock, Red Mesa, Black Mesa, Red Rock, Round Rock, Mexican Hat, Beclabito, Baby Rocks, Hog Back Trading Post, etc are? :lol:
Hillerman taught journalism at Univ of New Mexico and studied the Navajo. In each book he gives information regarding the societal structure and religious philosophy of the Navajo. And he also does the same for several other tribes that interact with the Navajo. They have been very enjoyable for me.
When I finish the series I think it will be back to SciFi for me for a while.
I'm currently reading Singularity, the latest in the Star Carrier series by Ian Douglas.
Glad to see this thread revived. Thought it was dead and planned to start a new one.
I'm reading Lincoln Child & Douglas Preston's Brimstone. It came out in 2004 and I've been catching up on all the books I've missed in this series. These are all long books and feature an FBI agent named Pendergast. All great reads and there are plenty of books in this series, but they should be read from the beginning.
I have waiting for me on a shelf:
Randy Wayne White's newest book Chasing Midnight. His books are also serials and should be read in sequence.
James W. Hall's latest book in the Thorn series Dead Last. Again, his books should be read from first to last. I've read them all and enjoyed every one of them.
James Grippando's new Need You Now. This is a stand alone book, but he's one of the best writers around that nobody seems to know. All his books are worth reading, but some are serialized with a young attorney as the protagonist. Those should be read in order.
And finally, the great Jack Higgins has a new book out, A Devil is Waiting. If you've never read any of Higgins' books you should start at the first novel and work toward this one. His protagonist, Sean Dillon, is a great character. Stone cold Irish killer.
Don't know if its been mentioned; I recommed A Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin, which the series Game of Thrones is based on, to anyone who hasn't read them yet. The only thing about this series is that it has five books but is not yet finished.
The last book I read was, "The Catcher in the Rye". I was watching an Alan Alda movie in which he played a sensitive, introspective guy who had just cheated on his wife and he started getting reflective and said, "I don't know anything about you. I don't even know if you've read, 'The Catcher in the Rye' ". It made me all of a sudden felt inadequate, because I had never read, The Catcher in the Rye, so I bought a copy and read it. It is a quick read, and I did enjoy it.
My father used to know the parents of the young chick that Salinger was banging a couple of decades after he wrote that book, so the personal connection to the author might have influenced my decision to read it.
I had never noticed that JD Salinger looks like telegenic villian Christopher Lee.
- "Q", to Lieutenant Worf
I recently finished the two Daniel Suarez books, Daemon and Freedom(TM). Great books for tech types. Must be read in order.
Currently I'm reading House of Chains by Steven Erikson. Great fantasy read.
For any of you who decided to read Vince Flynn or who already read him, there is terrible new. He passed away this morning at age 46. He had prostate cancer that I had thought he kicked, but apparently not. I am so sad. He was young, vibrant, had small children and gave so much back after he made it big.
The last book I read (on my Kindle) was The Dark Monk, which is number 2 in the "Hangman's Daughter" series by Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (Translator). This is an engaging series of historical novels set in Germany in the 1600's.
I recently finished Inferno, Dan Brown's fourth and latest Robert Langdon thriller. I give it a big :up:.