Book thread - post your most recent read here

Book thread - post your most recent read here

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    Book thread - post your most recent read here

    Curious about the reading habits of the members. Let's see if this thread lasts. When you have completed a book, post it here if you care to share, along with any thoughts. I'll start with the last several books I've read:

    1) No Country for Old Men - by Cormac McCarthy (Kindle) After seeing the movie I was expecting something along the lines of "Blood Meridian."* All in all a satisfying read.
    2) Wool Omnibus & First Shift - Hugh Howrey - (Kindle) I'll count these two as one read. Howrey is a self-publishing phenom on the Kindle. Wool Omnibus reads like a Sci-Fi classic. Enjoyed it immensely.


    Next candidates on my list:
    Maybe one of William Kennedy's Albany novels**; maybe The Orchard Keeper by McCarthy; or maybe the latest Zombie/Vampire fiction (I like "beach books" too, and Cronin's "The Twelve" will be on my Kindle when it is released in October, as will the latest in Bourne's Day By Day Armageddon series). I'll post again when I've read something.

    * I'll admit that there were many passages in Blood Meridian that I did not understand, I'm not going to try to fake it.
    ** I only have these in paperback! ugh. How did I manage before Kindle?


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    "The Narrows" by Michael Connelly
    "Calico Joe" by John Grisham
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    I love Tiberius/Maggie.

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    "Five Years To Freedom" by Nick Rowe is what I am currently re-reading for about the fifth or sixth time in the last thirty-five years.
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    "Fast & Fancy Revolver Shooting" by Col. Ed McGivern, "The Moral Compass" by Wm. J. Bennett & a biography of "Stonewall Jackson" by Lt.-Col. G.F.R. Henderson. McGivern is as fast as Miculek and tells you HOW!
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    The Harbinger, by Cahn, see my sig line.
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    I just finished all of Joel C. Rosenberg's novels, the 5 Last Jihad ones and the 2 Twelfth Imam ones. They were excellent. Will finish Tom Clancy's "Air Cavalry" tonight. Last month I read the 37 Alex Archer novels - kinda OK. On the 6th reading of the Old testament, and have nearly completed the 7th reading of the New testament. The Bible reading will be ongoing until the Lord takes me home.
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    Fahrenheit 451.
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    "Theodore Rex" by Edmund Morris, about Teddy Roosevelt's first term as President. there are some dry spots, but if you can get past them it is eminently entertaining to see how TR "played" the media of the day and used powers of persuasion to his advantage. Surprisingly, legal initiatives he took 110 years ago have molded industry and unions as we know them today.
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    In the last two months;

    The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn

    The Trinity Game -Sean Chercover

    The Pulse - Scott B. Williams

    By Force of Patriots - Cameron Reddy

    American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--and the Shoot-out that Stopped It - Stephen Hunter, John Jr. Bainbridge

    Up next;

    Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse - James Wesley Rawles

    Glock: The Rise of America's Gun - Paul M. Barrett

    The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel - James Lee Burke

    Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel - James Lee Burke

    Lights Out - David Crawford

    One Second After - William R. Forstchen
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    Just finished Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. Might read The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien again next, in preparation for the movie coming out in a month or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    In the last two months;

    The Harbinger - Jonathan Cahn

    The Trinity Game -Sean Chercover

    The Pulse - Scott B. Williams

    By Force of Patriots - Cameron Reddy

    American Gunfight: The Plot to Kill Harry Truman--and the Shoot-out that Stopped It - Stephen Hunter, John Jr. Bainbridge

    Up next;

    Founders: A Novel of the Coming Collapse - James Wesley Rawles

    Glock: The Rise of America's Gun - Paul M. Barrett

    The Glass Rainbow: A Dave Robicheaux Novel - James Lee Burke

    Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel - James Lee Burke

    Lights Out - David Crawford

    One Second After - William R. Forstchen
    The reviews I read of Founders mostly say save your money... Even those who read Patriots... One Second After IS a good read, and quite plausible, from the community perspective, if not the cause of the calamity... You might also try The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
    Rats!
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    I suppose

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    That's too bad about "Founders", but the books mentioned are already setting on the coffee table. I've heard quite a bit about "The Road" some good, some bad, seems very dark, no?
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

    "Terrorists: They hated you yesterday, they hate you today, and they will hate you tomorrow. End the cycle of hatred, don’t give them a tomorrow."

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    Went back through the Hunger Games trilogy recently. Back in the New testament again. Been out of it too long.
    I prefer to live dangerously free than safely caged!

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    Almost done reading the world of mathematics by James R. Newman,
    4 volume set, I know not everyone’s cup of tea.
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    Read the first three books of the John Carter of Mars series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Prepared me to be completely disappointed in the movie except for the effects. Read Cunningham's revolver book and Creek Stewart's bug out bag book. Plugging through TE Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom, taking a while.

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