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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Lost World.

Other relatively obscure novels of Doyle's that I'd suggest are Sir Nigel and The White Company. Both are fantastic.




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"When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone."

- Both by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)
 
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I am going to start up glen cook's black company again.
 
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FWIW, I finished "Orphan X" and I thought it was a great read.

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Just finished "Orphan X" by Greg Hurwitz on audible, narrated by Scott Brick. Phenomenal! I immediately downloaded the next in the series "The Nowhere Man" which so far is even better.

Evan Smoake makes Mitch Rapp look like a fucking Girl Scout.


I just picked up Orphan X this past week. It seemed like the kind of story I'd be interested in. I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to start reading it, though. I liked Gregg Hurwitz's previous series with DUSM Tim Rackley. I was torn between Orphan X and starting Mark Greaney's Gray Man series. I'll probably end up checking out the Gray Man series before too long.


I finished Nowhere Man today and I can't wait for the next book in this series. Set up very well for the next one.

I couldn't get enough of Gregg Hurwitz so I downloaded "Survivor", also narrarted by Scott Brick. Great reviews. I'm on a 10-12 hour road trip tomorrow so I'm looking forward to getting lost in that.

I've read the Gray Man series too and enjoyed them.



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FWIW, I finished "Orphan X" and I thought it was a great read.

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Just finished "Orphan X" by Greg Hurwitz on audible, narrated by Scott Brick. Phenomenal! I immediately downloaded the next in the series "The Nowhere Man" which so far is even better.

Evan Smoake makes Mitch Rapp look like a fucking Girl Scout.


I just picked up Orphan X this past week. It seemed like the kind of story I'd be interested in. I'm not sure when I'll get the chance to start reading it, though. I liked Gregg Hurwitz's previous series with DUSM Tim Rackley. I was torn between Orphan X and starting Mark Greaney's Gray Man series. I'll probably end up checking out the Gray Man series before too long.


I finished Nowhere Man today and I can't wait for the next book in this series. Set up very well for the next one.

I couldn't get enough of Gregg Hurwitz so I downloaded "Survivor", also narrarted by Scott Brick. Great reviews. I'm on a 10-12 hour road trip tomorrow so I'm looking forward to getting lost in that.

I've read the Gray Man series too and enjoyed them.


Having read both the grey man and first two of orphan x. I much preferred "I am pilgrim" by terry hayes. Orphan x was a great read, and has the good making of an execelent serial.

I am finisging up book 2 of Ark Royal by c.g.nuttal, then fight or flight by scott meyers. I finisged the first 3 walt longmire books in the last two weeks. Great reads, execelent dialog.

Then i may revisit the black company books by glen coom again. It has been a few years.

For another recomendation. "The lightbringer" series by brent weeks is a wide and fully developed universe. Just outstanding.
 
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Brotherhood of Warriors by Aaron Cohen

Autobiography of a spoiled Beverly Hills rich kid who immigrated to Israel and joined an IDF Special Operations unit.

https://www.amazon.com/Brother...rorism/dp/0061236160
 
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Having finally, a year ago, moved from my trusty old flip phone to a smart phone, I discovered a Kindle app for it. I've been making using of that during my daily public transit ordeal. They had some classics available for next to nothing, so I've been reading some of those:

War Of The Worlds
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Dracula

Next up is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
 
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Having finally, a year ago, moved from my trusty old flip phone to a smart phone, I discovered a Kindle app for it. I've been making using of that during my daily public transit ordeal. They had some classics available for next to nothing, so I've been reading some of those:

War Of The Worlds
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
Dracula

Next up is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


I use audible, Now with about 600 titles from them and about 1k in previous titles. I like the audio format. I can listen and work.
 
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"Devil in the White City", by Erik Larson - a historical account of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and of a prolific serial killer.

Also, "Longitude", by Dava Sobel - the discovery of how to accurately navigate to any point via the chronometer creations of one man, and his decades long struggle for recognition.

Erik Larson does a great job of uncovering history and making it easy and enjoyable to read. The connections between various characters and events is extremely well done.

"Longitude" is a short book and an interesting read. The movie/series is a bit long but excellent and well worth the watch.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude_(TV_series)




 
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Just finished David Baldacci's The Fix and Jeffrey Deaver's The Burial Hour. Both were up to their respective authors' usual high standards. Baldacci seemed to wander a bit in the middle, but ended up very nicely. And I always enjoy a Lincoln Rhyme novel from Deaver.
 
 
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I finished Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, a great read on the Lewis and Clark expedition. A young friend read it, too, and gifted me another Ambrose book, "Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad".

I like his style of writing, the chronological order is great.


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The Choirboys.



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Met this gentleman, Shilo Harris, in Knoxville at a Veterans Conf. His book - Steel Will
https://www.christianbook.com/...yjM2AnOGQhoCwLjw_wcB
Your pages may get a little wet, fair warning. Next on my list Le Morte d'Arthur. Move never gotten around to it.
 
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I'm reading "Riders of the Purple Sage" by Zane Grey, a copy printed in 1940 which I bought last week on Amazon, and identical to the book I checked out from the Library in 1962.

As an aside, I worked with his grand-daughter in San Francisco about 30 years ago.


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"The Death of Expertise" by Tom Nichols.

Anyone who has ever dealt with a troll online or in person will appreciate it.
 
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Just last night finished "The Day the Cowboys Quit," Elmer Kelton

Before that: "Empire of the Summer Moon; Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches

Kind of in a Texas mood I guess


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Bought Eric Van Lustbader's Fallen. Damn it. It's the second installment of a trilogy. I need to read Testament first. OH AMAZON!!!!


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Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is quite enjoyable, about a group backed by Churchill during WWII responsible for development of new types of munitions used and for secret sabotage and assassination missions undertaken. Many in the British leadership opposed the creation of the group because they didn't want to fight a "dishonorable" war.

It's amazing all we don't know about history.




"A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly."

"When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone."

- Both by Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret.)
 
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A former landlord tipped me to The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.
I completed that "First Law" trilogy, now I'm on to another story set in that fantasy world.

Waiting for the next Daniel Silva Gabriel Allon novel out in July.


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Just re-read 1984 by George Orwell. Great read and terrifyingly relevant
 
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The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson.
If you enjoyed that, I can recommend Dead Wake by Larson. Much better than Devil in the White City.

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