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Old 09-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #1
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I'm a foreign film fan so mine won't ring many bells. I like to read, what can I say.
Whats some recent books youv read? Got a favorite author?

I started reading John Grisham novels in junior high and iv read just about every one by now. I do have to say he is my favorite, his recent book the innocent man about a guy who was wrongly put on death row was great. Best part it was his first book based on a truth story and he did a great job.



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I am currently reading Spy by Ted Bell, he is by far my new favorite author. Mack Maloney is probably my fave, although Grisham, Dale Brown (not Dan, tho he is good too) and Jack Higgins are up there on the list. I have about 100 books to read. My mom runs a used book store, so I get free books all the time. I love it

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I am currently reading Spy by Ted Bell, he is by far my new favorite author. Mack Maloney is probably my fave, although Grisham, Dale Brown (not Dan, tho he is good too) and Jack Higgins are up there on the list. I have about 100 books to read. My mom runs a used book store, so I get free books all the time. I love it
That rocks, used books are great already broken in. ^_^

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I got done reading ROMO about Bill Romanowski a few weeks back.
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I'm reading a dark urban fantasy called Butcher Bird. Picked it up on a lark because of the cover and love it.
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Right now i'm reading the Fountainhead (again) by Ayn Rand. She is probably one of my favorites along with Bukowski and Burroughs.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #7
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the Courntey Family series from Wilbur Smith has kept my family busy for years. I love Robt. Heinlein. A new author for me is Janet Evanovich - she really cracks me up!
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Books, one of my favorite subjects!!

I just finished the 7th and final book in Steven King's Dark Tower series. I've been putting off reading it because I didn't want Roland's quest for the Dark Tower to end, but curiosity got the best of me. I started Dan Brown's Angels and Demons last night and finished about an hour ago. Not too bad if you're into the whole church conspiracy theories. Easy read, that's for sure.

My favorite authors (in no particular order):
Ernest Hemingway
Mark Twain
Steven King
Tim Dorsey
Carl Hiaasen
John McDonald
Jimmy Buffett (yes, he's a writer, too!!)
Clive Cussler
Tom Clancy
Douglas Adams
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Kurt Vonnegut
ETC..............

I own probably every book written about SNIPERS for obvious reasons, but most people wouldn't find them too interesting, they're kind of blunt and to the point. Plus, some of them are field manuals and are kind of technical.
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^^^just finshed "A Salty Piece of Land" - Very intertaining. Buffett isn't a writer (at least in this book) He's a story teller
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That rocks, used books are great already broken in. ^_^

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Stephen King once said that when he signs thousands of book a year all the same way but everyonce in a while somone shows up at a signing with a dogeared spine broke copy of The Stand or something and those get the really meaningful inscriptions....cause those have been loved......sorta off topic but sorta on as well .......g
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my favorite author is agatha chrisie adn my favorite book si either and then there were none, or eye of the needle, probably eye of the needle!
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Stephen King once said that when he signs thousands of book a year all the same way but everyonce in a while somone shows up at a signing with a dogeared spine broke copy of The Stand or something and those get the really meaningful inscriptions....cause those have been loved......sorta off topic but sorta on as well .......g
Yea, most books sit on the shelf and dont get read or only read once.

I buy most of my books at used book stores for some reason, I just like knowing someone else had read them? I love the smell of a used book store for some reason as well, makes me think of being back in elementary in their library.

My sister used to LOVE stephen king, I think she had almost all his books.

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Not at all, if its about books share!

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^^^just finshed "A Salty Piece of Land" - Very intertaining. Buffett isn't a writer (at least in this book) He's a story teller

He's DEFINATELY a story-teller. Have you read Where Is Joe Merchant?
It's good too. A Pirate Looks At 50 is also pretty good. It's pretty much an autobiography and an account of his trip around the Caribbean.

I've got all of his books in first edition hardcovers and every one but Tales From Margaritaville is signed by Jimmy himself. It's one of my favorite collections of first editions.
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Yea, most books sit on the shelf and dont get read or only read once.

I buy most of my books at used book stores for some reason, I just like knowing someone else had read them? I love the smell of a used book store for some reason as well, makes me think of being back in elementary in their library.

My sister used to LOVE stephen king, I think she had almost all his books.



Not at all, if its about books share!

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Ive read The Stand (unabridged) 4 times.I just love the whole concept of the book.....I wont say Ive read everthing hes written but its damn close I have em all in hardcopy most dogeared with chocolate stains on em......I love to read.....
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Ive read The Stand (unabridged) 4 times.I just love the whole concept of the book.....I wont say Ive read everthing hes written but its damn close I have em all in hardcopy most dogeared with chocolate stains on em......I love to read.....
I wish I read more, but I read more then most people today.


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Just about everything by the publisher Thomson/Wadsworth.
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I wish I read more, but I read more then most people today.


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I gotta tell ya that tween the kids the dogs the wife the Jeep the bikes and work its damn hard ta find some quiet time ta read anymore......I need ta quit my job......
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BOOO....OKKK..... whats a book?
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It's a movie in your mind produced and directed by your imagination when your eyes interpret a collection of words in story form.
well said......thats pretty much how I explained it to the kids......g
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I recently read 1776
its def. my favorite book
its about Washington and what he had to overcome
(it talks about military strategy, the mens moral, what they thought, how the war was really going, and all the luck they had! its amazing!)
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Anyone ever read any of Garard Donovan's books?

I'm reading Julius Winsome on a recommendation and it's DARK!

...Tiny, you'd probably like it.
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Never heard of it, but dark I like. I'm reading a book of shorts right now along with rereading Lord of the Rings. Since I'm writing something dark reading fantasy helps me not confuse the two.
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i enjoy the book "generation kill" its about a marine recon team on teh first invasion of iraq, really paints a picture in your head, i heard hbo is doing a series on it and its gonna be good
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just read Lone Survivor
great book, true story about a Navy Seal team
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I had to pick up a book for my youngest (Indian in the Cupboard) so Cain and I went over to B&N. I ran across Kurt Vonnegut's books and decided to read his short story book, Welcome to the Monkey House. It's got a monkey on the cover it has to be good.

Anyone else read Vonnegut?
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Anyone else read Vonnegut?

Years ago, funny/sad/thought provoking...
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Books... man i love reading. Steven King is FAWKING AWESOME!!!! The Dark Tower was amazing. I read most anything. Ive read the Iliad multiple times. OCtober Sky by Homer Hickam was my inspiration to become a Mechanical Engineer. Hatchet by Gary Paulson led me to many adventures in the outdoors. Republic by Plato was very thought provoking. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah was an amazing story of a young mans life as a child soldier in Africa...highly suggested
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...Anyone else read Vonnegut?
I have a copy of "On the Road" that you are welcome to after you read the shorts. Vonnegut is an awesome writer, but his stuff is not casual reading.
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I have a copy of "On the Road" that you are welcome to after you read the shorts. Vonnegut is an awesome writer, but his stuff is not casual reading.

No such thing as casual literature. Reading is serious bidnez.

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