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Recommend a good book.

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by MSR, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. MSR

    MSR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need a recommendation for a new book to read. I usually read the likes of Chuck Klosterman, Dave Eggers, Bill Bryson, etc. I am getting into WWII history and rock/metal biographies also. I have a long flight to Boston coming up and stumped as far as what to read on the flight.

    Thanks
     
  2. Loudpedal

    Loudpedal Mind = Blown

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    I enjoyed World War Z. Found it at a library used book sale. Someone had accidentally put it in the World War 2 section. kinda funny since it's fiction.






    Or is it? *dramatic music*
     
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    My girl just read 50 Shades Of Grey. Maybe I am not recommending it for you per say.. but you will thank me when you give that book to your girl.
     
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    You read any of John Krakauer's stuff?

    Into the Wild, Into Thin Air... etc.? Check out "Under the Banner of Heaven"
     
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    I have read John krakauer. Love all his stuff. Under the Banner of Heaven was a great insight into the strange world of fundamentalist Mormans. Into the Wild was a strange one too.
     
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    Playboy--just read the articles!!!!!!!!!!! LOL
     
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    Yes! Correct answer! Actually Playboy used to have great articles, I haven't read one in years. I once bought five years worth of Playboys from the 70's at an estate sale for 5 bucks. Wish I still had them, they are valuable nowadays.
     
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    The literary quality of Playboy was high enough in the 70's that some high schools stocked in the school library - including mine. But any more it is a POS like Maxim.

    Read "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson. Its got Chinese hackers, Russian Gangsters, Afghan Terrorists, CIA snake eaters, and Idaho survivalists. Nothing could go wrong.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I love the zombie genre but I did not like that book.


    If you like WWII stuff check out "Unbroken". Its an amazing book!

    If you liked the hunger games check out the "Divergent" series. Its similar in some aspects but a really good, easy read.
     
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    The internet has killed the magazine industry. I agree, Playboy used to be very good reading.
     
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    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    Day by day armageddon is an awesome Zombie book. I highly recomend that one. there are two books out right now and the third comes out next year


    for "end of the world" type survivalist books check out

    Lights out
    one second after
    selection event (currently reading this, so far so good.)
    Wool (6 part series, 1-5 are only like 5 bucks total on kindle)
     
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    Steven King's Dark Tower series. You won't put it down until you are done with all 7 books.
    Also, Dale Brown writes some excellent war plane books. Anything with the DreamLand name is good.
     
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    For a rock biography I enjoy Hammer of the Gods back in high school. Led Zeppelin is still one of my favorite bands. It's an easy, entertaining read.
     
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    I read those and you are right, I could not put those down.
     
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    One of my top favorite bands also, that book I have always wanted to read.
     
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    Read anything by Vince Flynn. He writes about an American Assassin. You will not be disappointed.
     
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    Fearless by Eric Blehm. Read it and be prepared to wipe your eyes. Like the movie Act of Valor.. if youre not teary eyed at the end you might as well be a card carrying member of the Taliban.
     
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    snowsk8air2 how hard can it be?

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    can't read
     
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    Cloud Atlas. Theres a movie coming out for it.... looks like its either going to be an amazing movie or a complete trash, but the storyline looks to complicated to get with a movie, MUST READ THE BOOK :D
     
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