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    I just finished Never Fear Anything by Robert Terkla, he is an ex Army sniper. The book is good, it is not your standard book of war stories from Afghanistan it's got more of a personal feel about it. He also does quite a few hunting and fishing videos on YouTube under the name Lunkers.

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    I like Nelson DeMille, David Baldacci, Robert Ludlum got me started on the genre in the early 90's. I was newly arrived at my permanent duty station and desperate for something to read. Not a lot of book stores in West Louisiana, found "the Road to Omaha" in a gas station.
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    I enjoy a whodunit that keeps you trying to figure out who the villain is. The cop/PI stuff Jack Reacher and Clive Cussler kind of action where the good guy wins in the end. With about every second book a classic or literature book. Recently finished several books (some fact and some fiction) on the resistance to Nazi occupation in Norway, Poland and Italy. Currently reading a James Bond 007 novel by Jeffery Deaver. I recommend James Mitcher for the art of story telling.
    Thanks for starting this thread I will read some of the books and authors suggested.

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    Just finished " Ghosts of Eden Park". A real-life distillation of prohibition, a bootlegger who never ever drank a drop of alcohol, names and places, how J. Edgar Hoover worked before the FBI was invented. Highly recommended
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    For SciFi fans, two recommendation - Dan Simmons "Hyperion Canticle" is mind-bendingly awesome; everyone has an emplant to connect them to the "internet", gateways that leverage controlled singularities that allow people (the very rich, primarily) to have a house that spans multiple planets (each room could be located somewhere else seamlessly), a river that spans multiple planets...not to mention great character development and an enthralling story - another one that they are threatening to turn into a movie which could be a good or very bad thing. Also Christopher Hinz "Paratwa" trilogy was a very interesting futuristic post-apocalyptic yarn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yissnakk View Post
    For SciFi fans, two recommendation - Dan Simmons "Hyperion Canticle" is mind-bendingly awesome; everyone has an emplant to connect them to the "internet", gateways that leverage controlled singularities that allow people (the very rich, primarily) to have a house that spans multiple planets (each room could be located somewhere else seamlessly), a river that spans multiple planets...not to mention great character development and an enthralling story - another one that they are threatening to turn into a movie which could be a good or very bad thing. Also Christopher Hinz "Paratwa" trilogy was a very interesting futuristic post-apocalyptic yarn.
    Dan Simmons is a master of the craft and I don't think he gets half the recognition he deserves. I especially liked the bathroom in our mad poets house.
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    Marine Sniper is a good one. The story of Carlos Hathcock.
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