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  Reply # 2106839 12-Oct-2018 15:47
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One source I use for free ebooks, and found some interesting reads, is BookBub. Worth a look.





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  Reply # 2106841 12-Oct-2018 15:54
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networkn:

 

Fred99:

 

networkn:

 

freitasm:

 

Really? Is this a reaction without having read the book? Or is there a problem with women power in your view?

 

It was an obvious attempt to troll, esp given the type of books and authors I mentioned I liked, and the fact that Fred99 is well aware of my dislike of Ms Clark.

 

 

Troll?

 

I thought that you might have a sense of humour.

 

 

If I misunderstood your intention, then I apologise, most people when they are joking accompany their text with some form of indication.

 

 

 

 

Like using the emoticon innocent I used?




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  Reply # 2106842 12-Oct-2018 16:00
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Fred99:

 

Like using the emoticon innocent I used?

 

 

I saw it, but couldn't tell what it was, as when I hover over it, nothing comes up and it's not one of the usual GZ Ones.


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  Reply # 2106843 12-Oct-2018 16:05
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It's in the text editor:

 

 

It does show up a bit small on my phone screen unless I zoom in.

 

 


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  Reply # 2106860 12-Oct-2018 16:46
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I can suggest Graham Masterton. Some of his books are quite good.

Edit: Plague, Drought or Famine if you want end of the world type books. The Manitou series is worth a look too.


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  Reply # 2106873 12-Oct-2018 17:15
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In no particular order, some good post apocalyptic reads.

 

Standalone novels:

 

First in a series:

 





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  Reply # 2106977 12-Oct-2018 19:13
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Surprised no-one has mentioned David Baldacci yet.  





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  Reply # 2106984 12-Oct-2018 19:36
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If you like the fantasy Game-of-thrones-y type stuff I thoroughly recommend The Stephen Lawhead 'Song of Albion' trilogy. 

 

 

It starts off maybe a bit slow-ish, but once past the first couple of chapters it's hard to put down.
It's fairly old now, so you probably would have to buy the eBook. The Warehouse was stocking all Lawhead's books a couple of years ago but I haven't seen them for a while.

 

Lawhead also has a 5-part Arthurian series which is very good.


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  Reply # 2107925 15-Oct-2018 08:48
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floydbloke:

 

Surprised no-one has mentioned David Baldacci yet.  

 

 

I like his books too. Quite like the Amos Decker series (though I think so far there are only two, I hope there will be more).


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  Reply # 2107982 15-Oct-2018 10:20
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networkn:

 

FineWine:

 

All of Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series up till his last solo book "The Teeth of the Tiger". [I haven't really enjoyed the joint writings they are just not the same]. They usually hit around 800 to 1000 pages in paperback and slightly less in trade back. You can get them now as ebooks (iBooks & Kindle).

 

 

I am sure the books are probably better than the TV Series. I didn't find Ryan likeable or relatable. Despite that I didn't mind the TV Series. To me he just seemed an incredibly unlikely candidate for the role he played.

 

 

 

 

If you liked the Jack Ryan TV series, also check out Bodyguard from this year. It has been suggested that the lead actor might be offered the role of James Bond after the strength of his performance in this.

 

 




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  Reply # 2107986 15-Oct-2018 10:23
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Yeah, I have been watching this. I thought he was good, but not BOND good. 

 

 


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  Reply # 2108024 15-Oct-2018 11:20
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networkn:

 

Yeah, I have been watching this. I thought he was good, but not BOND good. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think you might be right.

 

Looks like he might be getting the job though.

 

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/14/richard-madden-to-be-offered-james-bond-role-after-successful-stint-in-bodyguard-8036125/




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  Reply # 2108028 15-Oct-2018 11:28
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To be fair I don't really think many of those are good options, though I didn't think Craig should have got it either, and he did an OK job. Certainly in my mind not a patch on Sean Connery.

 

 


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  Reply # 2108029 15-Oct-2018 11:30
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The Wayward Pines trilogy.

 

The plot surrounds Secret Service agent Ethan Burke's introduction to the remote small town of Wayward Pines, his new home from which he cannot escape. The mysteries and horrors of the town build until Ethan discovers its secret. Then he must do his part to keep Wayward Pines protected from without and within.

 

 

 

Also a TV series

 

 




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  Reply # 2117399 31-Oct-2018 14:15
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Well, I am into Red Rising now. I got about 60% through it whilst away. It's taking me some time to map out all the names they use for various common things, and I still get a litte lost, but the core story is relatively straight forward to copy and I like the Hunger Games type element a fair bit. 

 

 


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