This is a discussion on Good "Gun/Action Books".......(story types) within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; A post in another another thread got me thinking of good reads. BRAVO TWO ZERO (based on a true story) This was a really good ...
A post in another another thread got me thinking of good reads.
BRAVO TWO ZERO
(based on a true story)
This was a really good one, one of my favorites. Read this several years ago, it's about a British special forces team in the first Gulf war. They get compromised and half the iraqi army gets to chasing them down. Something goes wrong with their communications (can't remember what) so they are on their own. Don't want to give up too many details, but definately worth the $6.
They made a movie of it too, but it was pretty pathetic (low budget).
(also based on a true story)
Pilot on the run in vietnam. There was also a movie with Gene Hackman, but need I say it: If you are going to see the movie, see it before you read the book. The book is always so much better. Read this one about 15 years ago, but it's still memorable.
Red Storm Rising
Sometimes a bit unrealistic, but what entertainment isn't?
Basically Russia starts a 3rd world war. Several great story lines going on at once.
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I've enjoyed the books of Brian Haig, starting with "Secret Sanction", a series about a former special ops guy turned military prosecutor. Brian is a West Point grad, son of Alexander Haig, retired 4-star and former SecState in the Reagan administration.
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I enjoy a bunch of different stuff, fighting for the current top spot are two authors. I love the book Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter (it's the book the movie shooter was based on... but oh so much better then shooter was!) and all of the books by Vince Flynn!!
All of them are most excellent reads!
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the "dark tower" series by stephen king is good. gunslinging, sorcery, good stuff. the hero is roland the gunslinger.
Also give Hunter's "The Master Sniper" a try.
If you like detective stories check out the Harry Bosch novels by Michael Connelly. Very well written and very well researched. He usually gets the gun stuff right too.
I am reading one now and am looking forward to the next two. There are quite a few. Good reads.
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