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Post by JumpingJet on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:25 pm

Apart from the Halo books, anyone read?

Some of favorites are as follows, so anything you guys would know to recommend would be awesome Smile

The Eagle Series, by Simon Scarrow
The Night Angel Triligy, by Brent Weeks
The Painted man + Desert Spear, by Peter V Brett


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Post by Nocbl2 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:28 pm

Read Haze and The Age of Zeus. Both are good Sci-fi books.
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Post by Divine Virus on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:29 pm

I'm currently reading World War Z.
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Re: Books

Post by JumpingJet on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Some of favorites are as follows, so anything you guys would know to recommend would be awesome Smile

The Eagle Series, by Simon Scarrow
The Night Angel Triligy, by Brent Weeks
The Painted man + Desert Spear, by Peter V Brett
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Post by Yam Head on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:36 pm

My grandmas neighbors gave me some Sherlock Holmes books to read, both were really good.
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Post by JumpingJet on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:13 pm

Yam Head wrote:My grandmas neighbors gave me some Sherlock Holmes books to read, both were really good.

How did you find them? I haven't read them yet Smile

They're supposed to be quite intense.
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Post by Offensive Bias on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:43 pm

You read the Painted Man and Desert Spear, too?!?!

Dude, we have like, the exact same taste in fiction xD
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Post by JumpingJet on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:57 pm

Offensive Bias wrote:You read the Painted Man and Desert Spear, too?!?!

Dude, we have like, the exact same taste in fiction xD

Ahaha, Ye man Smile

I'm on page 123 of Desert Spear as we speak Smile
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Post by Offensive Bias on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:36 pm

Desert Spear is great.
He needs to hurry his ass up and write the third book, though.
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Post by JumpingJet on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:41 pm

It's being released this year Smile
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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:52 pm

A Song of Ice and Fire series is the lastest thing I've read, I love it.

Never read any halo books btw

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Re: Books

Post by KristallNacht on Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:59 pm

Joker One
My Men Are My Heroes
Jarhead
Generation Kill
HOGs in the Shadows
Shadow of the Sword
No True Glory
The Greatest US Marine Corps Stories Ever Told
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Post by Rotaretilbo on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:14 pm

I'm a bit of an R.A. Salvatore fan, and I also read Signal to Noise and A Signal Shattered by Eric Nylund, which were both good books.

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Post by A_Bearded_Swede on Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:54 pm

I am Legend is an excellent book. Love the ending. ^.^

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Re: Books

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:33 pm

-Anything by Terry Pratchett.
-Eon by Greg Bear.
-Calculating God by Robert Sawyer
-Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
-The Call of Cthulhu, and other Lovecraft tales.

Just tossed aside a William C. Dietz book. I guess his new stuff doesn't measure up to the old.
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Post by PiEdude on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:36 pm

Ah yes, books.

I'd like to write a few of those Razz
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Re: Books

Post by Ruski on Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:43 pm

Shadows In The Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines In World War II

The little-known Alamo Scouts were formed by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as an elite unit shortly after defeat in the Philippines in 1942 and charged with gathering intelligence, reporting on conditions in the occupied areas, and rescuing prisoners and hostages from the Japanese. They completed 108 missions behind enemy lines, are credited with killing over 500+ Japanese soldiers, and never sustained a casualty.

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Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption (I highly recommend this book)

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

The lieutenant’s name was Louis Zamperini. In boyhood, he’d been a cunning and incorrigible delinquent, breaking into houses, brawling, and fleeing his home to ride the rails. As a teenager, he had channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics and within sight of the four-minute mile. But when war had come, the athlete had become an airman, embarking on a journey that led to his doomed flight, a tiny raft, and a drift into the unknown.

Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

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The Eagle Has Landed

It was to become known as the most daring enemy mission of the entire war: Operation Eagle, SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler's audacious plan to kidnap Winston Churchill on British soil in November 1943.

But, despite spectacular secrecy, there was to be no surrender without a fight...

For in a remote corner of Norfolk, an elite unit is gathered together. Ready to do battle for a nation against the most ruthless task force ever assembled.

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War of the Rats

For six months in 1942, Stalingrad is the center of a titanic struggle between the Russian and German armies—the bloodiest campaign in mankind's long history of warfare. The outcome is pivotal. If Hitler's forces are not stopped, Russia will fall. And with it, the world....

German soldiers call the battle Rattenkrieg, War of the Rats. The combat is horrific, as soldiers die in the smoking cellars and trenches of a ruined city. Through this twisted carnage stalk two men—one Russian, one German—each the top sniper in his respective army. These two marksmen are equally matched in both skill and tenacity. Each man has his own mission: to find his counterpart—and kill him.

But an American woman trapped in Russia complicates this extraordinary duel. Joining the Russian sniper's cadre, she soon becomes one of his most talented assassins—and perhaps his greatest weakness. Based on a true story, this is the harrowing tale of two adversaries enmeshed in their own private war—and whose fortunes will help decide the fate of the world.



All of these books are good reads, pretty high among books that I can list.
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Post by BBJynne on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:-Anything by Terry Pratchett.
hehe
I've been reading some of the Diskworld stuff in incorrect order based on whatever manner I can find them Razz

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Re: Books

Post by Onyxknight on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:07 pm

Im rather enjoying the Ender series as of now
-the homecoming triliogy
-the looking glass wars
-the space oddessy triliogy
-The hunt for the engineer
thats all i can think of now
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Post by Angatar on Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:49 pm

Space Odyssey isn't a trilogy, it has four books, 2001, 2010, 2061, 3001, but they're still great.

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Re: Books

Post by dragoon9105 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:45 am

Just finished Prey and state of fear, once i get my hands on a copy of The Andromeda strain i will be reading that. I guess its easy to guess who my favorite author is from that.
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Re: Books

Post by TNine on Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:25 am

BBJynne wrote:
Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:-Anything by Terry Pratchett.
hehe
I've been reading some of the Diskworld stuff in incorrect order based on whatever manner I can find them Razz
I was doing that until i got hold of a kindle.

I finished the Death/Susan books and gotta finish the Watch books.
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Re: Books

Post by Gold Spartan on Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:58 pm

My favorites in descending order are as follow:
-A Song of Ice and Fire(He needs to hurry up and write release the 5th book already)
-The Sharpe's books
-The Saxon Tales
-The Wheel of Time books 1-8,11
-Anything by Brandon Sanderson(though I haven't read any of the WoT books by him yet. Plan to though)
-The Horus Heresy books(40k nerd ftw. Razz)
-The only Tolkien book I've ever liked, The Hobbit
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Post by mexicantaco1808 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:06 pm

The memoirs of a boy soldier

A boy called it

Cather in the rye
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Re: Books

Post by Nocbl2 on Tue Mar 01, 2011 9:32 pm

Also, by Thich Naht Hahn:

Peace in Every Breath.
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