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Re: Read any good book lately?
« Reply #90 on: July 05, 2012, 12:30:04 PM »
Could have been Tom Cruise...   :o

I knew you'd be the guy to pick up on Travis. And thank the maker that Cruise is already messing up Reacher.
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« Reply #91 on: July 05, 2012, 01:41:22 PM »
My dad turned me on to Travis McGee many many moons ago.
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« Reply #92 on: July 05, 2012, 06:18:30 PM »
Mitch Rapp is probably about my favorite charecter, right next to John Cory (Nelson Demille)  I'm just about through the whole series now. You're gonna love American Assassin. Very cool to see how he began.

I like the John Cory books.  Just picked up the first Mitch Rapp book.  I need something new to read.
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« Reply #93 on: July 05, 2012, 10:24:21 PM »
I loved in Up Country, how John Corey asked every person he met if they wanted any chili. I laughed every time!
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« Reply #94 on: July 06, 2012, 05:16:46 AM »
I loved in Up Country, how John Corey asked every person he met if they wanted any chili. I laughed every time!

Up Country was Paul Brenner.  It's basically the same character though.
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« Reply #95 on: July 06, 2012, 04:38:20 PM »
Haven't read the whole thread but I really loved the Wool series by Hugh Howey.

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« Reply #96 on: July 07, 2012, 01:22:23 PM »
I loved in Up Country, how John Corey asked every person he met if they wanted any chili. I laughed every time!

Up Country was Paul Brenner.  It's basically the same character though.

Yup, I forgot about that. Paul did seem to have a better sense of humor than John.
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Re: Read any good book lately?
« Reply #97 on: July 09, 2012, 02:13:15 PM »
I am currently reading The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

How do you like it?  I just started The Killer Angels, which I've had on my shelf for a while, but I can't seem to lock into it.
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« Reply #98 on: July 09, 2012, 02:20:23 PM »
I might have to look into some of those suggested here, I have been looking for something new to read.  As I said above, currently trying to read the Killer Angels by Michael Shaara.

Some of my favorites, which have been mentioned I think, but worth noting:
A song of ice and fire series (Game of Thrones) - George RR Martin.  One of the best series I have ever read. 

The Dresden Files - 13 books, and Jim Butcher continues to amaze me how he can keep things fresh and continuously develop the characters the way he does. 

The Kingkiller Chronicles (Name of the wind/Wise Man's Fear) - Patrick Rothfuss.  Could not put it down.  Want the last book soooo bad. 
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« Reply #99 on: July 10, 2012, 11:23:34 AM »
I am currently reading The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

How do you like it?  I just started The Killer Angels, which I've had on my shelf for a while, but I can't seem to lock into it.

I like Jeff Shaara but none of his books have been as good as his father's "Killer Angels: IMO. Last Full Measure was certainly one of his best, though.
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« Reply #100 on: July 10, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »
Killer Angels is one of my favorites and I agree about Jeff's books not being as good, but crap can you imagine the weight of that shadow looming over your whole life and career?
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« Reply #101 on: July 11, 2012, 08:28:53 PM »
Killer Angels is one of my favorites and I agree about Jeff's books not being as good, but crap can you imagine the weight of that shadow looming over your whole life and career?

It's a burden for sure, but he can ride the coattails a little.  Do you think that Mike had any help from his father for the start of the series?  Jeff at least grew up in an environment that will take his writing to the next level much as the printing press did for the rest of us. 

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« Reply #102 on: July 12, 2012, 11:35:41 AM »
Absolutely no doubt that he got a boost from being his father's son, but it's just a weighty legacy.
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Re: Read any good book lately?
« Reply #103 on: July 12, 2012, 01:09:45 PM »
Finished Corsair and The Silent Sea.  On to The Jungle next and then I start on the Dirk Pitt series.
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Re: Read any good book lately?
« Reply #104 on: July 12, 2012, 01:12:49 PM »
Killer Angels is one of my favorites and I agree about Jeff's books not being as good, but crap can you imagine the weight of that shadow looming over your whole life and career?

It's a burden for sure, but he can ride the coattails a little.  Do you think that Mike had any help from his father for the start of the series?  Jeff at least grew up in an environment that will take his writing to the next level much as the printing press did for the rest of us.

Best selling author of (guessing) a dozen or so books, I think he slid off the coattails some time ago.
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