Need a Good Book
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March 9th, 2007 08:44 PM
Need a Good Book
I've got to take make a couple of flights this week for work, and figure I'll have about 10 hours of sitting time to kill. I need a good book to read. We have a Hastings Book Store and a Books a Million store near by. Any good suggestions on a book that would be available at one of these places?
Charlie - 40FIVER
Why I carry:
"The heart is deceitul above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
March 9th, 2007 08:53 PM
I'm right in the middle of "High Profile" by Robert B. Parker. The NEWEST Jesse Stone novel.
EXCELLENT reading. If you've never given Bob Parker a read - he's worth a shot. Very pro gun and just a ******* writer.
March 9th, 2007 09:36 PM
David Drake - "The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 1"
If you enjoy Military Sci-Fi, awesome choice.
Sprinfield XD 4" .45 Compact
March 9th, 2007 11:11 PM
I just finished the first 4 books in the Council Wars series by John Ringo. Very good reads
March 9th, 2007 11:29 PM
Anything by Stephen Hunter.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein
March 9th, 2007 11:35 PM
I'm with Glock 'em Down. The Spenser or Jesse Stone series by Robert B. Parker are great.
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
March 10th, 2007 12:08 AM
My fav by Mr. Hunter - Point of Impact. Although it looks like they took some liberties with the screen play for Shooter.
Originally Posted by dr_cmg
Sprinfield XD 4" .45 Compact
March 10th, 2007 01:37 AM
1943 - 2009
Agree with anything by Stephen Hunter.
Or how about this one? http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ad.php?t=21965
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier.
March 10th, 2007 01:59 AM
Go with Robert B. Parker as has already been mentioned a couple of times. He is great!!
We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!
March 10th, 2007 02:23 AM
Can't go wrong with the best selling book of all time, the bible.
March 10th, 2007 07:09 AM
Uncertain what types of stories/topics you enjoy. And, I'm assuming that 10hrs isn't the limit of time you have to read, so ...
- Aztec, by Gary Jennings. Very rich and detailed view of life in Aztec Mexico at the time of the Conquistadors. A large book, so you'll need several dozen 10hr stints to complete it.
- Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand. Very rich and detailed, as well, it's a story of the practical and moral righteousness of an honorable man and the fight against a corrupt system and society that no longer believes in honor or morality. A classic.
- The Seventh Scroll, River God and Warlock, a trilogy of stories about a dynasty of kings in ancient Egypt. Rich character development and scenes.
- Jack Whyte series of books known as the Camulod Chronicles. Starting with The Skystone, this series of books tells a variation of the Arthur legends. Very good, if you're into novels about that time.
- Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman, by Richard Feynman. Essentially a biography of one of the 20th Century's greatest physicists, it's hysterical. He's extremely funny, and sharp as a tack. A fairly quick read, it takes you through various recollections he has of all things that turned on his love for science and exploration. Nobody's ever heard of this book, though I can't imagine why. It's a good one.
- Why We Get Sick, by Randolph Nesse. An interesting book on explaining the concept of "Darwinian medicine" and its practical implications to our daily lives (such as whether to take over-the-counter cold medicines or simply to take fluids and Kleenex for a few days). Eye-opening, if you've not thought of these things. A reasonably quick and light read, for all of the medical nature of the topic.
- And there's always the "bible" ... In The Gravest Extreme, by M. Ayoob. Pertinent to carriers.
No guarantees whether a given book store would have any of these. A larger Barnes & Noble would have several of them.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos)
NRA, SAF, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.
March 10th, 2007 08:44 AM
The Zombie Survival Guide. Never leave home without it.
March 10th, 2007 10:31 AM
W.E.B. Griffin has some good military/spy novel-series. I really enjoyed The Corp, and I've started some of the other series as well. You do need to start with the first book in the particular series and read them in order..
"I surrounded 'em"- Alvin York
"They're ain't many troubles that a man can't fix with seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six"- Jeff Cooper
March 10th, 2007 12:17 PM
If you have not yet read Atlas Shrugged, I highly recommend it.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
March 10th, 2007 03:10 PM
A Travis McGee book by John MacDonald
“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”
― Robert A. Heinlein,
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