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    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?

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    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.

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    David Drake - "The Complete Hammer's Slammers Vol. 1"
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    I just finished the first 4 books in the Council Wars series by John Ringo. Very good reads

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    Anything by Stephen Hunter.
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    I'm with Glock 'em Down. The Spenser or Jesse Stone series by Robert B. Parker are great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr_cmg View Post
    Anything by Stephen Hunter.
    My fav by Mr. Hunter - Point of Impact. Although it looks like they took some liberties with the screen play for Shooter.
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    Agree with anything by Stephen Hunter.

    Or how about this one? http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ad.php?t=21965


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    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!

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    Can't go wrong with the best selling book of all time, the bible.

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    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.


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    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..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    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 ...

    [*]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.
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    If you have not yet read Atlas Shrugged, I highly recommend it.

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