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Fighting the good fight
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Finished drew hayes 3 NPC books.


I just started NPCs (the first book). I got it for free from an Audible giveaway about a year ago, and has been sitting in my library.

It's held my interesting so far, but seems a bit amateurish.
 
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Armed and Gregarious
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Based on this list I can recommend a few more you might like:

1. The Hunter Killers - Dan Hampton


Just finished The Hunter Killers. Thanks for the recommendation, I REALLY enjoyed it!
I'm glad you liked it.

Hopefully you'll have time to check out some of the others I mentioned, as I think you'll enjoy those too.


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Just finished T.E Lawrence's Thesis on Crusader Castles.


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Killer Elite, by Michael Smith. It's about the US Army's, and later JSOC's, Intelligence Support Activity, or whatever they're calling it now. So far, it's a very interesting read.



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I'm almost finished with Shattered - the story of Hillary's campaign. My next book is "Killed in Action". It's about eyewitness accounts of the last moments of 100 Union soldiers at the battle of Gettysburg.

BTW, discussion like this are the main reason I joined this forum. Sure I like talking guns and shooting but this forum also covers a wide range of topics.
 
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One Soldier's War- Arkady Babchenko. Russian soldier in Chechnya.


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I just finished Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken, and have started Wool by Hugh Howey. That one kept popping up on the Amazon, sounded like a novel about living in a Vault from Fallout, so I kept my eye on it, and then the Kindle version went on sale so I thought, "why not? lets give it a try." And I did, and it is good.

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Audible needs a way to copy and paste. 25 books in the last 2 months. Marko kloos series being some of the better ones. The latest two starwars books being the biggest pieces of shit i have had the displeasure of slogging through.


I just keep track myself with a Word file. Last year I only go around to reading 23 books.

1) Eon - Greg Bear
2) The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith
3) The Last King of Scotland - Giles Foden
4) Tortilla Flat - John Steinbeck
5) Matterhorn - Karl Marlantes
6) Kill the Irishman - Rick Porrello
7) American Gods - Neil Gaiman
8) The Black Echo - Michael Connelly
9) The Man with the Iron Heart - Harry Turtledove
10) Lamb - Christopher Moore
11) Lost Soldiers - James Webb
12) The Forever War - Dexter Filkins
13) The Black Ice - Michael Connelly
14) Homo Zapiens - Victor Pelevin
15) In the Graveyard of Empires - Seth G. Jones
16) President Me - Adam Carolla
17) In Pharoah's Army - Tobias Wolff
18) Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald
19) House to House - David Bellavia
20) Zone One - Colson Whitehead
21) The Concrete Blonde - Michael Connelly
22) Cain at Gettysburg - Ralph Peters
23) A Gift Upon the Shore - M.K. Wren


I need to word file all my books.

This last week
John ringo live free or die
 
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Finishing up The Elric Saga Part 1. Then I'll start Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, so I'll have a better frame of reference for Glen Cook's The Starfisher Trilogy.
 
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I need to word file all my books.
I use Excel.

Sheet 1 is books I'm planning to read. Sheet 2 is books I've read.

Finish a book on Sheet 1? Cut and paste to Sheet 2, and add a few notes in the last column.


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"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want." - William Tecumseh Sherman
 
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Orconomics by J. Zachary Pike.

https://www.amazon.com/Orconom...coding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Imagine crossing Terry Pratchett with an American economist. Similar satirical tone to the Discworld novels, just without the British-style humour, and it's set in a more traditional D&D-style high fantasy setting. Lots of riffs on RPG/fantasy cliches.

The underlying premise is that the looting and plundering of bad guys' lairs by adventurers is the main focus of the world's economy, driving a kind of "Dungeons and Dragons stock market" where investors buy and sell securities based on the hauls collected from slaying monsters.

Very well-written and clever, with endearing characters. Like Pratchett's work, it's not "laugh-out-loud" funny, but is more of a "constant smile and frequent chuckle" funny.

I'm actually listening to the Audible audiobook, rather than reading it. And this narrator, Doug Tisdale, is definitely one of the better audiobooks narrators I've heard. Does an excellent job with distinct, memorable voices/accents for each character. https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci...d=1500217582&sr=1-18
 
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Just finished the first two books by Lawrence Block in his Matthew Scudder series, Sins of the Fathers and Time to Murder and Create. Both were good. Scudder was played by Liam Neeson in an excellent movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Just started reading Asimov's Foundation. Very interesting, and holds up well for a book written in the 50's.




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Just finished the first two books by Lawrence Block in his Matthew Scudder series, Sins of the Fathers and Time to Murder and Create. Both were good. Scudder was played by Liam Neeson in an excellent movie, A Walk Among the Tombstones.

Just started reading Asimov's Foundation. Very interesting, and holds up well for a book written in the 50's.


Skip 8 Millions Ways to Die with Jeff Bridges, especially if you read the book.



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Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror - Michael V. Hayden
Killing Reagan - Bill O'Reilly
Order to Kill - Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
The Survivor - Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy - D. Michael Abrashoff
The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win - Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford
Star Wars: Bloodline - New Republic - Claudia Gray
iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age - Bill Gertz
Thrawn (Star Wars) - Timothy Zahn
Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America - James E. Mitchell
How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie
Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War - Sebastian Gorka
Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played? - Dan Rust
 
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Started The Hobbit series again.


I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
 
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