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# 80000 25-Mar-2011 09:49
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Im looking for something to read...

Nothing too heavy though.  Need to be able to put it down for a while and not go back to it thinking "wtf was happening in the story ?"

Authors/series Ive read and enjoyed lately :

Clive Cussler (Dirk Pitt series)
Matthew Reilly (If you like action/adventure novels that are like a Hollywood blockbuster, must read! Start with Ice Station)
Terry Pratchett (Discworld novels)

Scifi/Adventure/Fantasy preferably but will look at other genre's.

Any suggestions ? What have you read lately ?




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  # 451714 25-Mar-2011 10:22
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Hey

I got really into the Lee Child - Jack Reacher series. Currently reading Michael Connelly - Harry Bosch series.

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  # 451717 25-Mar-2011 10:31
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Andy McNab.
Or for an awesome real story read, Apache by Ed Macy, then read Hellfire. Hellfire is the best of the two.

 
 
 
 


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  # 451721 25-Mar-2011 10:41
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The only fantasy book Ive read in the last 10yrs is Battleaxe by Sara Douglass 1st book of 3. Never got round to reading the others.

So these books probably wont interest ya but I can say the first 2 would suit any reader

Blind mans bluff  by Sherry Sontag and Christopher Drew. 
About the cold war - The real life hunt for the Red October.  What really went on during the cold war.

Nam by Mark Baker. 
About soldiers during the vietnam war - hilarous & shocking one platoon use to collect the ears of the vietcong and wear them round their necks the more ears the more pro you were. Cannibas use with our troops were common getting stoned then going out hunting vietcong to kill. True story interviewed from Vietnam vets.

The holocaust the Jewish Tragedy by Martin Gilbert
- The jews treatment during WWII by the Nazis. Pretty grim reading not for the weak at heart IMHO.

Saddam - The secret life by Con Coughlin.
After reading this book your be glad Saddam was hanged.  

ChickenHawk by Robert Mason
- Robert Mason tells his story as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.   




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  # 451722 25-Mar-2011 10:54
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ChickenHawk by Robert Mason
- Robert Mason tells his story as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam war.   


thumbs up to this!! Awesome read
 

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  # 451725 25-Mar-2011 11:16
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Neal Stephenson - Snow Crash.  Very well written sci-fi and probably the most 'straight forward' of all his books.  

If you decided to get into WTF land then any of his later works :D

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  # 451746 25-Mar-2011 11:54
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Daemon and FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez are pretty good light reads. Especally if you like MMORPG's.

For Good Sci-Fi Peter F Hamilton's of Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained ... but lots of characters for might be hard to pick up after stopping for awhile.

Cheers

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  # 451747 25-Mar-2011 12:03
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Cormac McCarthy is great. The Road is a pretty grim read.

 
 
 
 


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  # 451762 25-Mar-2011 12:43
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Simon R Green

The Deathstalker Series and the Shaman Bond Series , the first one being "The man with the golden torc" a very violent and very funny Fantasy series based on James Bond.




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  # 451767 25-Mar-2011 12:56
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Only got a couple of Lee Child's to go before I've read them all. They are much of a muchness really, but I like that they are consistent. And they are put-downable (if you can) and easy to pick up again - I read them on my commute (35 mins start and end of day) and they are easy to pickup after the weekend.

I am reading a Noah Boyd book at the moment - Steve Vail is a similar sort of character to Jack Reacher. Enjoying it - well written.

I have read a lot of Ludlum - lots of twists and turns, and easy to imagine most of them being made into movies (there are three - maybe four - more Bourne Stories after The Bourne Ultimatum, although not all written by Ludlum)

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  # 451772 25-Mar-2011 13:05
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Lee Child's awesome. "Curious Incident of the Dog at Night Time" is a bit heavier going but still great. I have a list at home I think I can post it some time.

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  # 451786 25-Mar-2011 14:06
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Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who..." trilogy.




 

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  # 451795 25-Mar-2011 14:26
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TinyTim: Stieg Larsson's "The Girl Who..." trilogy.


The books are MUCH better than the movie. The movies are really dark, and hard to follow in Swedish. Even in the books the names are pretty difficult to remember.

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  # 451800 25-Mar-2011 14:42
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YadaMe: Daemon and FreedomTM by Daniel Suarez are pretty good light reads. Especally if you like MMORPG's.

For Good Sci-Fi Peter F Hamilton's of Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained ... but lots of characters for might be hard to pick up after stopping for awhile.

Cheers


x 2 to this....good read /  computer hacker type novel. Disecting the hack is also a good read if you enjoyed these books.

Jack Reacher stories are also good....he's such a man hor though. Me and guy at work have competition to guess what percentage through the book before he has shagged something....its a fun game :-)




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  # 451831 25-Mar-2011 16:56
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mattRSK: Hey

I got really into the Lee Child - Jack Reacher series. Currently reading Michael Connelly - Harry Bosch series.


+1 for Lee Child.

I always enjoyed Michael Crichton too.

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  # 451834 25-Mar-2011 17:01
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mattRSK: Hey

I got really into the Lee Child - Jack Reacher series.


+1eleventy


And Jack Higgins books

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