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    Book thread - surprised there's no sticky....

    Soooo...whatcha reading?

    I stumbled across John Ringo's "Black Tide Rising" series recently - and loved it! Written by a Vet with actual firearms knowledge and interesting insights....
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    I read Tom Clancey's "The Hunt For Red October" when it was first published by the Naval Institute Press and was hooked. All of his original works are worth the read. Unfortunately he passed away and other authors have tried to continue his characters. These subsequent books are noticeably different in writing and content and IMO substandard.

    Another prolific author who also recently passed away is (was) W.E.B. Griffin. He writes semi-historical fiction, intertwining fictional characters interacting with actual historical personages. It all started with "The Lieutenants" in his "Brotherhood of War" series. Here's his web site:

    W.E.B. Griffin :: The Books

    The stories have some racy elements (but not porn by any stretch). I've read them all except for the "Badge of Honor." Just not interested in cop stories. Although with his passing, I might. Buying them in hardback from discount bookstores has been my guilty pleasure. For me, reading for pleasure involves an actual book in my hands. Just can't adjust to reading on a tablet or other electronic device.

    His last few books were co-authored with his son, William E. Butterworth IV. I'm waiting to see if the son continues with his father's stories and if so, are they up to the father's standards.
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    I'm reading One Ranger A Memoir about Joaquin Jackson (Texas Ranger) along the Border 1980's
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    Book thread ! Great Idea"
    They made us many promises, more than i can remember, but they never kept but one; they promised to take our land, and they took it."
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    "Self Defense Laws of All 50 States" by attorney Mitch Vilos and Evan Vilos.
    Interesting to see the laws of all 50 states, especially the laws on third party defense shootings, with Idaho being the best one yet. Well defined as to the relation the third party MUST be to you before you can even consider defensive shooting to defend a third party.
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    I have been a science fiction fan since I was 10.
    Anything by John Scalzi, especially 'Old Man's War'.
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    It does seem this topic has been covered somewhere...

    I read Nelson DeMille, Stuart Woods, James Patters, and various "books" written by a collection of guys known as "The Apostles".

    Unfortunately, I've been much too busy to do any recreational reading.

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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'.
    ...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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    https://www.amazon.com/Brotherhood-H...SIN=0743260104
    I provided a link as it says more than I can, I'm only 2 chapters in, but it's a page turner.
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