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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Mon 25 Jan 2016 - 20:23

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Read the Flynn thing and let me know if it stays true to the character so I won't waste my time if it sucks.

I will. Have you ever read any of Mills' earlier work?  I read one of two of his novels and enjoyed both. He's a good enough writer that he might be able to hit the right tone with Rapp.  
Can't say that I have. Name doesn't ring a bell.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by The_Dude on Mon 25 Jan 2016 - 21:02

Do you like fiction? action thrillers? (CIA type stuff) sci fi?
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 11:46

Think I'm going to start The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons.Can't believe I haven't yet.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by LooseGoose on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 12:18

Let me recommend:

Crisis of a House Divided by Harry Jaffe
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Post by Nordic on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 12:25

Solid bump, was thinking about starting a Book thread. Just started reading on the reg again.

Recent reads:

Station Eleven - apocalyptic book, pretty solid, fast read

Iron House - mob-type thriller, wasn't a fan Hart's long winded writing style and it was pretty easy to predict.  Had some decent moments though.

Night School (current read)- Latest Jake Reacher novel... basically romance novels for bros.  First Reacher book I've read, but I dig the pace and writing style.  I'll definitely hit some of the earlier books.

One of my favorite books is Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson.  Great read, but you have to power through the first couple of chapters (took me a couple of tries).  I think I'm going to hit up the The Baroque Cycle series next (same author).
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 12:26

The_Dude wrote:Do you like fiction? action thrillers? (CIA type stuff) sci fi?

Think I'm starting to lean towards non fiction. Eventually may get into fiction, but I can watch a show/movie for that.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 13:10

Floyd Robertson wrote:
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I will. Have you ever read any of Mills' earlier work?  I read one of two of his novels and enjoyed both. He's a good enough writer that he might be able to hit the right tone with Rapp.  
Can't say that I have. Name doesn't ring a bell.

So, I have read Free Fall, Burn Factor, and Sphere of Influence since posting that. He's pretty good.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by tGreenWay on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 14:09

Floyd Robertson wrote:
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Can't say that I have. Name doesn't ring a bell.

So, I have read Free Fall, Burn Factor, and Sphere of Influence since posting that. He's pretty good.

Good to know. I read Sphere several years ago and could read it again, since I've forgotten everything about it. I might wander over to the library today and browse their used books section to see if his name pops up. I have vacation coming up and could use something good.
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Post by SeeRockCity on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 15:22

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The_Dude wrote:Do you like fiction? action thrillers? (CIA type stuff) sci fi?

Think I'm starting to lean towards non fiction. Eventually may get into fiction, but I can watch a show/movie for that.



It's a big book about everything.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Thu 1 Dec 2016 - 22:33

Simmons killing it early.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by LooseGoose on Fri 2 Dec 2016 - 12:35

Hey OTPT? There's a nice lot of books in my local auction this week, if I give them to you will you read them?
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 0:30

LooseGoose wrote:Hey OTPT? There's a nice lot of books in my local auction this week, if I give them to you will you read them?

Well yeah I read everything!
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by LooseGoose on Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 8:26

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Hey OTPT? There's a nice lot of books in my local auction this week, if I give them to you will you read them?

Well yeah I read everything!
No bids yet so the price might be reasonable.....


3 Books: The Women of Duck Commander, Good Call by Jase Robertson (from Duck Commander), and God, Guts, and Rock & Roll by Ted Nugent (location 13)
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 11:46



I think I may have to pass, goose. As much as I enjoy a nice thought provoking book, I'm not sure I'm going to go to Ducky Dynasty for that.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by The Pantry on Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 20:20

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 20:31

Damn Denver lib doesn't have a bad boys book.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 20:35

The Pantry wrote:Downloadable PDF

Sled Driver:  Flying the World's Fastest Jet

Pretty cool.  L.A. to D.C. in 64 minutes lol.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by The Pantry on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 0:16

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Downloadable PDF

Sled Driver:  Flying the World's Fastest Jet

Pretty cool.  L.A. to D.C. in 64 minutes lol.
Sent the link to an old friend from State that lives in Yuba City, not far from Beale AFB. He just replied back that he knows the guy that wrote Sled Driver.

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Triple Sparty on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 0:36

In honor of Blanche's Vietnam thread, you should read Matterhorn.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by pulling69 on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 1:45

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 13:16

Anyone read the untold history of the United States by Stone? There is also a tv series I believe.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by The_Dude on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 13:44

This book is a great read, and has a high review rating. Seems up your alley.

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 13:47

The_Dude wrote:This book is a great read, and has a high review rating.  Seems up your alley.


Is the "Buzz Aldrin Mission to Antarctica" book out yet?
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by pulling69 on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 15:02

Floyd Robertson wrote:
The_Dude wrote:This book is a great read, and has a high review rating.  Seems up your alley.


Is the "Buzz Aldrin Mission to Antarctica" book out yet?

About half way done and will never finish.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 15:22

pulling69 wrote:
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Is the "Buzz Aldrin Mission to Antarctica" book out yet?

About half way done and will never finish.

 
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Fri 10 Mar 2017 - 7:32

Somebody made a short fan fic film about Mitch Rapp and put it on youtube last week. It's turrible.



Mitch Rapp Off Book
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Fri 10 Mar 2017 - 9:17

Finally finished the franchise bad boys book. Onto the second world war by Anthony beevor.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Death Roe on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 20:03

Mods, please merge my thread with this one. Sorry gang.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by GRR Spartan on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 21:07

Just started Lincon in The Bardo by George Saunders.

Lincoln is walking through the cemetary after his son died in 1862 and runds into ghosts between existence. Hence The Bardo.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Nordic on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 21:12

Death Roe wrote:Mods, please merge my thread with this one. Sorry gang.

Dumbass (j/k). I might check out the second book on your list. Just repost it here.

Started another bromance Jack Reacher novel, Killing Floor. They are easy reads while pedaling the hamster wheel at the gym.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Death Roe on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 21:13

I might like the Reacher novels. Movies were pretty solid, despite Reacher being played by a manlet.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Death Roe on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 21:16

"A Life in Parts" by Bryan Cranston
"Ready Player One" by Ernest Cline
"The Leftovers" by Tom Perotta

Ready Player One - $8 on Amazon
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Post by By-Tor on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 22:34

Reading "Dead Mountain" about the Dyatlov Pass incident. Very good so far.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Tue 14 Mar 2017 - 22:45

I need to try a novel. I've been reading non fiction for awhile now.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by I.B. Fine on Thu 16 Mar 2017 - 13:12

Just finished Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Talk about your crazy stunts, it'd be like jumping in your mini van and trying to drive to the moon today, well, almost.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Floyd Robertson on Sun 28 May 2017 - 6:10

Finished Elmore Leonard's "Maximum Bob" yesterday, first one of his books I've read. I'll give it a B.
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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Bill Cain on Sun 28 May 2017 - 11:18

Memoirs of the Second World War by Winston Churchill

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Bill Cain on Sun 28 May 2017 - 11:21

tTy wrote:This is fucking awesome too.

that book is a joke

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Re: Give me a book to read.

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on Sat 22 Jul 2017 - 2:24



+1 DR
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