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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by kinetik873, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Jun 4, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    kinetik873

    kinetik873 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Note: Sorry if this is a repost, but I searched and couldn't find this.
    Mods, do your thing if it is.

    What is/are your favorite books? List 'em with a with a description.
    Atlas Shrugged-Ayn Rand: socialism takes over the country, Industry fails, producers quit, country fails. Very relevant to modern times.

    Shantaram-Gregory Roberts: Guy breaks out of prison in Australia, moves to India, does some crazy stuff and creates a new life.

    Alas, Babylon-Pat Frank: 1960's post apocolyptic novel set in Florida.

    The Zanzibar Chest-Aiden Hartley: 1980-1990's African Journalism writing, excellent book about a Reuters correspondent during all of teh continents horrors.

    Deep survival-Lawrence Gonzalez: Explores survival psychology and physiology.

    My list is long, but those are my favorites. chime in with yours.
     
  2. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    I've just recently gotten back into reading, as I've been flying a lot lately and the books make time go by fast. I used to be a big John Grisham fan, and nothing has changed. Just read his most recent one and it was good. I'm a big fan of crime, financial, and law books.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, The best book I have ever read, its about a boy going into alaska to be with his dad on the pipeline when his pilot has a heart attack and he crash lands in a lake in the middle of nowhere. He uses nature and will to survive and he catches fish and hunts and survives until he is rescued and brought back home a changed kid/man. Very good book I highly reccomend it.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    ^^Excellent Book!^^
     
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    The Dark Elf saga
    A Song of Fire and Ice saga
    Lone Survivor
    Dues Lo Volt
     
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    Trinity by Leon Uris if I had to pick only one........The epic tale of the struggle against British rule in turn of the century Ireland.
     
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    wasnt that guy debunked as a fraud?
     
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    The Hunt for Red October-- Tom Clancy, (currently reading The Cardinal and the Kremlin)
     
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    The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
    The Mist by Stephen King
     
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    Confessions of an economic hit man; By John Perkins
    He as a few more since and all are great.

    Explained how things are done in big bizzniz.
     
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    This is a great thread props to the person who started it I love to read. Sun Tzu,The Art of War ​
     
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    "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley (1932). Ahead of its time.
     
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    Sharkman Six by Owen West. It isn't a great book but I know a couple of guys who are in the book under psudeonyms.
     
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    YOU MUST read Without Remorse, it explains how John clark became John Clark, Epic. I just wish they's make it into a movie. And if you like Clancy's stuff, check out Vince Flynn, he is wawesome too.
     
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    I lost some good buddies on Turbine 33, I wish You guys could read the after action on that whole op. Some other reads about SEALS in the 'Ghan are Roberst Ridge and Not a good day to die. I have my own opinions about them, but I'll keep them to myself. Anything by Dick Couch is also good for stuff on SEALS.
     
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    The Last American Man by Elizebeth Gilbert... not the greatest book but very interesting
    Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, won't watch the movie, I am sure it is good but that book is some powerful stuff
    RANT by Chuck Palahniuk
    Fric Frac; The Great Riviera Bank Robbery by Albert Spaggiari.... not the most well written book in the world but a facinating story.
    The Gift of Fear by Gavin De Becker... again, facinating (starting another one of his called "Just 2 Seconds"), geared more towards women but still very interesting.
    Anything by Arthur C. Clarke
    The Decent by Jeff Long
    I am Legend by Richard Matheson (never seen ANY of the movie adaptions)
     
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    John Steinbeck - East of Eden, and Jack Kerouak - on the road. Depending on my mood I answer one of those two as my favorite book.

    Although as far as favorite authors go, I have probably read everything by James Michener.

    I'm currently attempting to read crime and punishment, but that is not an easy book to get through, my brain hurts after a half hour.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Ill read it after i finish Cardinal and the Kremlin. I'm pretty sure I have Without Remorse. Thanks for the suggestion on Vince Flynn, i'm going to look into some of his books.
     
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