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Old 12-11-2009, 11:57 PM   #826
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I finally finished reading 'Blasphemy' by Douglas Preston.

Enjoyable read....along the likes of 'Tyrannosaur Canyon' and 'The Codex'.

The main character in "Blasphemy' is the ex-CIA agen turned monk, Wyman Ford, who was in 'Tyrannosaur Canyon'.
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Old 12-11-2009, 11:58 PM   #827
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Next up is finishing 'The Border Trilogy' by reading 'Cities of the Plain'.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:05 AM   #828
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Pick it up again. It's a great read!


I just started The Illiad. It's been at least a dozen years since I have read it - and that was because I was forced to in college. I never thought I'd pick up the book because I was genuinely interested in it, but I watched Troy a couple weeks back, and really got into the idea of a greek war story. Reading it for the second time, but falling in love with it for the first. A great read so far.

The Count of Monte Cristo has been put on hold.
If you've never read Steven Pressfield, I recommend him. Start with Gates of Fire.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:14 AM   #829
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Next up is finishing 'The Border Trilogy' by reading 'Cities of the Plain'.
The Border Trilogy rocks, I now know what it must have been like as a reader when Hemingway was alive, waiting for the next great book of his to come out and read.

Did you ever read "The Road"? Great novela, I am not sure if I will see the movie as i have such vivid images of that book.

I am still slogging through Les Miserables, it is very dry at times then it gets very very good and I can't put it down then there is more dry backstory. I just want to say I finished it at this point.
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:04 AM   #830
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I'm hooked on Wilbur Smith's books. Any fan of his here? I loved River God and am currently reading The Seventh Scroll.

Absolutely loved Eagle in the Sky and Eye of the Tiger.
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Old 12-12-2009, 01:22 PM   #831
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Almost through Michael Connelly´s Harry Bosch series. Currently reading The Narrows and I unfortunately only have Echo Park, The Overlook, 9 Dragons and The Scarecrow (although it´s not a Bosch book) left afterwards.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:20 PM   #832
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Jack DuBrul, Havoc.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:12 PM   #833
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Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. Also for non-fiction the Bret Hart autobio was great
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:36 PM   #834
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It is very interesting to see what other people read.

I stick to the classics, history, NASA/computer history and don't know any of the current authors outside of McCarthy.

Nice reading tips.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #835
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Stephen Hunter, Havana. I found this book buried behind my bookshelf...also been reading Colleen McCullough's Men of Rome books. Grass Crown, Caesars Women, October Horse...great series.

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Old 01-01-2010, 10:23 AM   #836
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Almost through Michael Connelly´s Harry Bosch series. Currently reading The Narrows and I unfortunately only have Echo Park, The Overlook, 9 Dragons and The Scarecrow (although it´s not a Bosch book) left afterwards.
Connelly is easily the best in his genre.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:51 PM   #837
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Finished the entire 6-book series "War of the Spider Queen"

(Fellow D&D nerds only)

Then "Return of the Archwizards" trilogy (which actually took place first)

Now starting the Aboleth Sovereignty - trying to get some ideas about the spellplague, Mystra's murder, etc. but I'm very confused about some of the timeline issues and could use some help.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:09 PM   #838
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I am looking for some good sci fi to take my mind off things, preferably something in the same vein as the Ringworld books or Neuromancer.
Good sci-fi?
Anything by C.J. Cherryh but especially the Chanur saga (less the fifth book which isn't really a part of the saga anyway) and the Faded Sun trilogy.
Larry Niven - "Destiny's Road" and "Footfall" (with Jerry Pournelle).
Jack McDevitt - "Ancient Shores" and "Eternity Road."
Orson Scott Card - "Ender's Game"
Richard K. Morgan also seems to be an up and comer on the sci-fi scene

For a comprehensive list of the best writing in sci-fi and fantasy, click here. This site lists all the Nebula Award winners and nominees from 1965-2008 (the 2009 awards will be held next month).

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My friend, who spends a fortune at B&N every month, gave me the first book of Vince Flynn´s Mitch Rapp series when I visited her and I went thru the whole series in less than a month afterwards. Hadn´t really read a fiction book in ages before that. Recently also went thru the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. Looking forward to his new book, which is out this month.
Seeing that you liked Vince Flynn, have you read anything by Brad Meltzer or Richard North Patterson? Very good writers in this genre.

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Old 02-16-2010, 12:15 AM   #839
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Almost through Michael Connelly´s Harry Bosch series. Currently reading The Narrows and I unfortunately only have Echo Park, The Overlook, 9 Dragons and The Scarecrow (although it´s not a Bosch book) left afterwards.
If you like Michael Connelly, check out John Sandford's Prey series of novels. If you do, make sure you start from the first book, there are quiet a few of them.
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We got any Pynchon fans here? This is my first go at him. Most people suggested I start with V or The Crying of Lot 49, but I chose this one because the plot was said to be more linear than most of his works. I love it. It is packed with true historical data, but is also an absurdist comedy. It is a whopper of a book (773 densely written pages), but it is worth the effort.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:34 PM   #841
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Just read GR
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:45 PM   #842
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I plan to read The Crying of Lot 49 next (short and a bit of a breather) and then Gravity's Rainbow. If it is as funny and informative as Mason & Dixon, it will be time well spent.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:46 PM   #843
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Finished The Count of Monte Cristo a couple weeks ago. Now that was a GREAT read. Probably my favorite book yet.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #844
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In the middle now of a book called Pandora's Star by Peter F. Hamilton. An interesting futuristic tale, but a bit of a let down after reading Count.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #845
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Finished Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland and then jumped into Persian Fire, about the conflict between Persia and the Greeks. Really great books.
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The Road To Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

Scary good book.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #847
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The Road To Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek

Scary good book.
That is an older one, isnt it?
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:39 PM   #848
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That is an older one, isnt it?
Yes, it was written in the 40's.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #849
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Yes, it was written in the 40's.
Is it still in print? Its on my list of to eventually read.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:34 PM   #850
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http://www.amazon.com/Road-Serfdom-F...tt_at_ep_dpt_1
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