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    Quote Originally Posted by dhk1980 View Post
    i really liked this one and point of impact. now, i'm starting the 3rd book in the series, Time to Hunt.
    Time To Hunt is probably my fave in the series. The Vietnam section is incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnockOut View Post
    Time To Hunt is probably my fave in the series. The Vietnam section is incredible.
    Most of the Swagger books are pretty good. The 47th Samurai was way too far fetched for me though. Bob becoming a sword wielding samurai was too big of a jump. I havent read Night of Thunder or I Sniper yet as I jumped ahead to the Third Bullet since its hook of the JFK assassination looked pretty good.

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    Over the last few weeks I've read:



    http://www.amazon.com/Unhitched-Tria.../dp/184467990X

    A left-wing criticism of Christopher Hitchens by an English Socialist who belongs to the same party Hitchens quit back in the 70s-80s. The book attacks his opportunistic support of the Iraq war, tries to untangle his philosophical confusions, and places his weak nu-atheism preaching in the context of imperial apologetics for atrocities committed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Quick read, but filled with plenty of deep thoughts. Recommended.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Panic-2012-Ter...rds=panic+2012

    A quick short e-book by Michael Hastings on the 2012 political campaign. Hastings is the guy whose article about Stanley McChrystal got the general fired. He's an extreme outsider to the washington press corps, and it's extremely entertaining to read his no-holds barred account of the last few months. Plenty of cocaine and strippers are involved. More importantly though, we get a window into how the system (particularly the democrats) worked. He forensically traces how many of the anti-romney attacks in the Republican primaries were planted by the Obama team, using the GOP rivals as their useful idiots in destroying Romney. Ditto with getting these stories into CNN and the NYTimes. We also see at the end of the books the type of crony politics and tit for tat promises that odious figures like Rahm Emmanuel made in order to get the big wall-street bucks. Fun read, also short. Recommend.

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    Finally picked up Under the Dome by Stephen King. Just barely cracked into it. Looks like CBS is making a series based on it. Better get my f'n read on then!!

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    Well last few weeks finished the Steve Jobs book and World War Z. The Steve Jobs book was interesting just to learn where Apple was coming from with their design choices, but man that guy was bi-polar. Didn't know his involvement with Pixar either.

    I bought World War Z just because of the trailer of the movie coming out. The movie has a lot of potential as the book had a lot of material to use, but WWZ was a very easy read and enjoyed it.

    Now I don't know what I'll read next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPD View Post
    Well last few weeks finished the Steve Jobs book and World War Z. The Steve Jobs book was interesting just to learn where Apple was coming from with their design choices, but man that guy was bi-polar. Didn't know his involvement with Pixar either.

    I bought World War Z just because of the trailer of the movie coming out. The movie has a lot of potential as the book had a lot of material to use, but WWZ was a very easy read and enjoyed it.

    Now I don't know what I'll read next.
    You need a good laugh after that so get Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. Its a cross between The Omen and Monty Python. Funny and a fav of mine. And I always recommend American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Might be my fav fiction ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbear View Post
    Most of the Swagger books are pretty good. The 47th Samurai was way too far fetched for me though. Bob becoming a sword wielding samurai was too big of a jump. I havent read Night of Thunder or I Sniper yet as I jumped ahead to the Third Bullet since its hook of the JFK assassination looked pretty good.
    i've read alot of complaints about books 4 and 5 in the series, i'm thinking of just skipping those and going on to I Sniper. "Dirty White Boys" got great reviews btw. might read that next

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhk1980 View Post
    i've read alot of complaints about books 4 and 5 in the series, i'm thinking of just skipping those and going on to I Sniper. "Dirty White Boys" got great reviews btw. might read that next
    yeah, I think 4 and 5 are the ones I listed. Another one that I havent read yet but supposed to be good is Pale White Horse where Earl Swagger puts together a team of badass shooters to break into a prison. It got good reviews.

    Im 1/4 through The Third Bullet, the current one and so far its pretty good as Bob Lee investigates the kennedy assassination and people start trying to kill him.

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    Attila Bartis - Tranquility - possibly the most bleak portrait of a unhappy family ever. Crushing. Man did the Hungarians ever suffer.
    "He does lots of weird zen crap and philosophies to keep himself grounded." Thekillerkiwi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbear View Post
    You need a good laugh after that so get Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett. Its a cross between The Omen and Monty Python. Funny and a fav of mine. And I always recommend American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Might be my fav fiction ever.
    Eh, I don't read to get my laughs, for the most part. I decided to start a new trilogy, first time I can remember starting one that isn't even done, last one should be out later this year.
    Here's the first one, the Dragon's Path - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...w_myk_ro_title

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