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    He ain't that old, he once yelled at Jules Verne to get off his yard, and kicked over H.G.'s time machine.

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    ...I thought you were so old you couldn't read the book......you hadda' wait 'til they made it into a cave painting.
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    Went thru Clancy until I got to the ghost writers. I often found I needed a bookmark with the characters explained.

    Working thru the classics, I highly recommend The Count of Monte Cristo. Uncle Tom's Cabin is one of the few books that has brought a tear to my eye. A River Runs Thru It is a short story and it is clearer in the book that we can't help those we want to help the most. The Three Musketeers series is light and fun. 90% thru War and Peace. It is not bad, a good combination of history and opinion with some fiction thrown in. It hasn't been as hard a read as I expected. I should have gotten a version where the French was translated.

    For gunowners, self protection people and military I highly recommend a book by Dave Grossman called "On Killing". It is a combination of history and psychology with recommendations regarding our current era. It starts a history prior to the revolutionary war.
    http://www.mkgandhi.org/nonviolence/...he%20sword.htm

    ...When my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his duty to defend me even by using violence. Gandhi.

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    I'm reading Rules for Radicals... by Saul Alinsky.

    Pretty interesting.
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    Anything Clive Cussler and crew write. Specially the "Oregon Files" series.

    Now one of the Grey Guardians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenwolde View Post
    I'm reading Rules for Radicals... by Saul Alinsky.

    Pretty interesting.


    So AOC looking good to ya?

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    Other favorite authors of mine are John Conroe, William D. Arand, Robert Heinlein, Jim Butcher and Nathan Lowell; many more as well, but something I find interesting is the number of authors I used to like, then gained maturity and lost interest in - Stephen King is one of those. Not sure why, but just kind of got tired of the gloom and doom with every triumph seasoned with tragedy and all that (but do still really enjoy the first half of "The Stand".

    Conroe and Arand have spoiled me though, very prolific authors, each publishing 4-8 books per year; makes the wait on these guys that crank out a book every other year or so painful to wait for!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post


    So AOC looking good to ya?

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    No. There's actually not any ideology in the book (so far at least). It's a blueprint for effecting radical change and would work for any ideology...right or left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    I have been a science fiction fan since I was 10.
    Anything by John Scalzi, especially 'Old Man's War'.
    Now that was a fun read and soon to be a movie. I recommend reading the next one which is Ghost Brigade I believe as well.

    As for what I'm currently reading, gun related I am halfway through Deadly Force by Massad Ayoob. Next on deck is Living with Guns: A Liberals case for the Second Amendment by Craig Whitney.

    As for non gun related reading, I'm reading Infinite by Jeremy Robinson. A SciFi thriller that takes the idea of living in a simulation to some very interesting places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Ape View Post
    Now that was a fun read and soon to be a movie. I recommend reading the next one which is Ghost Brigade I believe as well.
    Yes..........I've read all of the 'Old Man's War' series and most of his other novels.
    He has a couple of new ones out that I haven't read yet.
    He has a style of writing that I really appreciate. Not much wasted space and a sense of humor also.

    I did not know it was going to be a movie.
    If they don't screw it up with CGI it might be interesting.
    It was a fun book to read.
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    I'm not reading right now. After the holidays are over, I'll start again. I've been reading 15-20 books each year since about 2012.

    Read a bunch of post-apocalyptic novels. To me, they are pretty creative and it's interesting to see what the authors think about the collapse of the world as we know it.
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