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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"
 

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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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Right now I'm in the middle of "Doctor Sleep."
 

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I have been a science fiction fan since I was 10.
Anything by John Scalzi, especially 'Old Man's War'.
:huh:...I thought you were so old you couldn't read the book...:mellow:...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.
 
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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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So AOC looking good to ya?

...;)
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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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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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. :D
 
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