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Posted: 12/3/2007 11:52:35 AM EDT
Ok, I've pretty much managed to complete most of the books on my reading list. I'm hoping you guys can suggest some good choices based on my taste. I don't really have any interest in non fiction at this time. I enjoy action, scifi and fantasy books, but would be willing to try something new too.

Recently, I've read World War Z, the two Eragon Books, the Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Dune, etc. I'm looking at I am Legend right now.

Anything else you guys would suggest?
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 11:59:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 12:00:38 PM EDT by Possum-Sandwich]
The Runelords series, which starts here

The Forever Hero

The Magic of Recluce and its sequels

Any books by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. I particularly liked Riptide and Thunderhead.

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:04:51 PM EDT
If you like fantasy books, have you tried the Dragonlance Chronicles. I am not too big of a fantasy reader myself but I really enjoyed those books.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:06:09 PM EDT
Michael Z. Williamson's "Freehold" and "The Weapon" for some rocking, military-driven sci-fi.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:09:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 12:10:08 PM EDT by bdub]
The Federalist Papers
its my recommendation to every thread of this type here. if you have already read it, then congrats, you are far ahead of the rest of the class.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:12:21 PM EDT
Elric of Melnibone.

www.amazon.com/Elric-Melnibone-Michael-Moorcock/dp/0441203981

A very good series of books.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:30:34 PM EDT
The Old Testament.

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:31:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 1:04:40 PM EDT by Sixgun_Symphony]
You like action?

"A Rifleman Went To War" by H.W. McBride

"The Emma Gees" by H.W. McBride

"No Second Place Winner" by Bill Jordan

"Shooting To Live" by W.E. Fairbairn & E.A. Sykes

"Kill Or Get Killed" by Rex Applegate

"Principles Of Personal Defense" by Jeff Cooper

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 12:32:44 PM EDT
Starship Troopers & The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:16:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 1:16:53 PM EDT by Hurricane01]
I read Starship Troopers and really enjoyed it. Nothing like the movie. I might have to try the Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:29:19 PM EDT
Shooter by Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman.

Details of a marine snipers events during the march to bagdad iraq.

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:31:30 PM EDT
1984 & Animal Farm by Orwell

Brave New World by Huxley
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:32:10 PM EDT
anything by Stephen Hunter

Start with "point of impact" or "Dirty White Boys"
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:33:07 PM EDT
for variety

lok for something by Jack Ketchum
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:33:53 PM EDT
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:34:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/3/2007 1:34:22 PM EDT by M4]
Shouldn't it be "Recommend a book to me"?
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:38:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By junker46:
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.


"I am Jack's Testes"?
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:38:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hurricane01:
Ok, I've pretty much managed to complete most of the books on my reading list. I'm hoping you guys can suggest some good choices based on my taste. I don't really have any interest in non fiction at this time. I enjoy action, scifi and fantasy books, but would be willing to try something new too.

Recently, I've read World War Z, the two Eragon Books, the Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Dune, etc. I'm looking at I am Legend right now.

Anything else you guys would suggest?


If you have the time, read the Trylogia of Henryk Sienkiewicz

With Fire and Sword (1884)
The Deluge, parts I and II (1886)
Fire in the Steppe (1888)
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:40:11 PM EDT
Island in the Sea of TIme by S.M. Stirling ... first in a trilogy. Cool alternative history/SHTF kind of sci fi book ... lots of great action. Very cool exploration of how people with knowledge of modern technology might make their way without modern conveniences (electricity, gas, transportation etc...). The book gets bonus points for a subplot involving a bunch of tree-huggers sneaking off to warn the indigenous people of meso-America of their coming subjugation by the Europeans, where things don't quite work out the way they'd planned. Additional bonus points for some girl-on-girl action.


Synopsis:
A cosmic disturbance transports the island of Nantucket and its inhabitants over three thousand years back in time to the shores of a Stone Age America. In addition to coping with the day-to-day problems of survival and the trauma of losing all connection with the modern world, the residents of the time-stranded island find their lives complicated by the presence of native tribes across the water. Stirling's (The Ship Avenged, Baen, 1997) imaginative foray into time travel should also please fans of alternate history. A good selection for most sf collections.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:41:18 PM EDT
Ender's Game and all the following books
link



Sword of Truth Serieslink

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:44:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JonasWright:
Michael Z. Williamson's "Freehold" and "The Weapon" for some rocking, military-driven sci-fi.


Freehold will piss you off. It is a great book, but it will piss you off.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:45:38 PM EDT
If you're unsure about what books to read, here's a nice book about the subject of which books you should read. It's enjoyable by itself, and can point you in directions that might interest you:

The New Lifetime Reading Plan

Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:46:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By junker46:
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.

Dangerous Book for Boys
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:47:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bdub:
The Federalist Papers
its my recommendation to every thread of this type here. if you have already read it, then congrats, you are far ahead of the rest of the class.


I like the Federalist Papers now that you have said it again I will read them again Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:48:15 PM EDT
I agree with Ender's Game. One of my top ten of all time!

If you are looking for a great series (and little known but with a huge cult following) read the Repairman Jack books by F. Paul Wilson. Start with The Tomb and go in order - they absolutely kick ass! Sort of an urban mercenary meets the X-files.

WWJD? What would Jack do? I don't know, but he'd probably use a flamethrower (or his Glock 19) to get it done!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 1:54:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Possum-Sandwich:

Originally Posted By junker46:
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.

Dangerous Book for Boys


A big + 1 here!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 2:07:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4:
Shouldn't it be "Recommend a book to me"?


Yes...Yes it should...
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 2:11:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hurricane01:

Originally Posted By M4:
Shouldn't it be "Recommend a book to me"?


Yes...Yes it should...


Maybe this is why reading is fundamental?
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 2:13:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:

Originally Posted By Hurricane01:

Originally Posted By M4:
Shouldn't it be "Recommend a book to me"?


Yes...Yes it should...


Maybe this is why reading is fundamental?


Fairly ironic considering the subject of the thread.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:38:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dedfella:

"I am Jack's Testes"?


no, thats not it. nothing along the lines of "the Rise and Fall of the American Balls."



Originally Posted By Possum-Sandwich:

Originally Posted By junker46:
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.

Dangerous Book for Boys


i believe thats it. thanks!
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:43:01 PM EDT


A guilty pleasure of someone I know
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:43:45 PM EDT
I very highly recommend "Lonesome Dove" by Larry Mc Murtry.....Iam not a big western novel guy,but this is one of the best books ever.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:45:28 PM EDT
Gary Zaloby's A True Ranger about the life and career of Robert Rogers of Rogers' Rangers Fame. Excellent research, extensively endnoted and well written. Simply the best account to date about America's first commando.

George W. Peck How Private George W. Peck Put Down the Rebellion. Autobiography about the misadventures of a Yankee sad-sack newspaper editor, who, having never read a horse, is conned into joining a cavalry unit. One one patrol, he and his horse are chased around an abandoned race track by a Confederate whose horse is also into racing. Their horses finally stumble and they fall into a heap. After getting up, they yell at each other. "Why'd you chase me?" "Why'd you run?" The Confederate turns out to be a former newspaper man and they sit down, have supper together and part ways in the morning with each telling their comrades how they fought single handed against hordes of the enemy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll cringe with excitement as you read about the mishaps and misdeeds of Peck and wonder how he survived, yet alone become a governor! Funny part, it's mostly true.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 6:49:11 PM EDT
Lucifer's Hammer Larry Pournelle a pretty good end of world survival book.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:20:59 PM EDT
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+1 on Starship troopers, I just re-read it again after many years.

Here's one: Unit Pride by Billy Dickson
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:38:31 PM EDT
House of Leaves, Mark Z Danielewski, skip all reviews, skip the Amazon wannabe reviewers, seriously don't page ahead, just read the book.

And you can't go wrong with Chuck Palahniuk. Start with the obvious one, fan out from there. Haunted is not for the squeamish.

Scifi ways try Alastair Reynolds Revelation Space or Iain Banks Feersum Endjinn

Motherless Brooklyn is good but not exactly in your...EAT ME BAILEY...categories

Made it through any Kafka?

Oh hell, I'll take suggestion from anyone who is familiar with the aforementioned. IM so as not to poop in the OP's thread.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 7:53:56 PM EDT
I AM LEGEND, follow that up with 1984. Both awesome books. I AM LEGEND is better though.

-Ben
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:19:56 PM EDT
The Jack Aubrey, Dr. Maturin series by Patric O'Brien.

Master and Commander is the first one.

This is an excellent 20 book series, it's interesting and you learn a lot about the Napolenic period and about sailing and fighting square riggers.

If you read them...Google and Google Earth are your friends.


Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:35:31 PM EDT
"The Forever War" by Joe Haleman.

It is about an infantry-driven war in which there are significant periods travelling near the speed of light... so when the war ends, he's 1000 years in his own future, but biologically only 10 or so years older .
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:40:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MikeSSS:
The Jack Aubrey, Dr. Maturin series by Patric O'Brien.

Master and Commander is the first one.

This is an excellent 20 book series, it's interesting and you learn a lot about the Napolenic period and about sailing and fighting square riggers.

If you read them...Google and Google Earth are your friends.




+1 billion. I love those books, along with Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe books.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:52:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ErikJohnson:
Shooter by Jack Coughlin and Casey Kuhlman.

Details of a marine snipers events during the march to bagdad iraq.



Finished that one today. It was pretty good. But that reminds me of the book EVERYONE (on this site) should read.

Marine Sniper by Charles Henderson
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 8:58:34 PM EDT
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. His finest work.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:21:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BillofRights:
Without Remorse by Tom Clancy. His finest work.


FTW. Loves me a good revenge book or flick.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:43:31 PM EDT
Lone Survivor. Best money you'll ever spend.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:47:53 PM EDT
Random:
Fight Club- Chuck Palahniuk
Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk
The Street Saint - Chuck Purdy
American Psycho - Bret Easton Ellis

War:
The Five Fingers - Gayle Rivers
Marine Sniper - Charles Henderson
Silent Warrior - Charles Henderson
The Killing Floor - Lee Childs
Gates of Fire - Steven Pressfield

Survial:
Hatchet-
Incident At Twenty Mile - Trevanian
Patriots - James Wesley, Rawles
Enimies Foreigh And Domestic - Matthew Bracken
Andrometer strain - Michael Crichton
Last Light - Terri Blackstock
The Road - Cormac McCarthy
Deathlands - James Axler

Horror :
The Descent - Jeff Long
The Hunt For The Skinwalker - COLM A. KELLEHER, George Knapp

Scifi :
Replay - Ken Grimwood

Other :

All from - Stephen Hunter
Silmarillion - J.R.R Tolken
Unfinished Tales - J.R.R Tolken
LoTR - J.R.R Tolken

"Forbidden History" - J. Douglas Kenyon
"Forbidden Archeology" - Michael A. Cremo, Richard L. Thompson



The SF SHTF Book List

48 - James Herbert
8.4 - Peter Hernon
A Gift Upon the Shore - M.K. Wren
A Hunter's Fire - Floyd R. Dale
Aftermath - Charles Sheffield
Aftermath - LeVar Burton
After the Bomb(series) - Gloria D. Miklowitz
Airship Nine - Thomas H. Block
Alas Babylon - Pat Frank
American Empire - Harry Turtledove
Amerika - Brauna E. Pouns
Arc Light - Eric L. Harry
Armageddon(short stories) - David Drake & Billie Sue Mosiman
Ashes, Ashes - Rene Barjavel
Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand
Black Sun – Edward Abbey
Breakdown - William W. Johnstone
Cold Creek Cash Store - Russell Hill
Dark Advent – Brian Hodge
Dark December - Alfred Coppel
Death on a Warm Wind - Douglas Warner
Death Wind - William C. Heine
Defiance(also published as Vandenberg) - Oliver Lange
Domain - James Herbert
Down to a Sunless Sea - David Graham
Earth Abides - George R. Stewart
Emergence - David R. Palmer
Ende - Anton-Andreas Guha
Famine - Graham Masterton
Firebrats(series) - Barbara & Scott Siegel
First Angel - Ed Mann
Free Flight - Douglas Terman
Heartland - David Hagberg
I, Martha Adams - Pauline Glen Winslow
In Iron Years - Gordon R. Dickson
Into the Forest - Jean Hegland
Invasion - Eric L. Harry
Island in the Sea of Time - S M Stirling
Jenny, My Diary - Yorick Blumenfeld
Last of the Breed - Louis L'Amour
Level 7 - Mordecai Roshwald
Lights Out-Halffast
Long Loud Silence - Wilson Tucker
Long Voyage Back - Luke Rhinehart
Lucifer's Hammer - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
Malevil - Robert Merle
Mister Touch - Malcolm Bosse
Nature's End - Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka
No Blade of Grass - John Christopher
Not This August - C.M. Kornbluth
Nuclear War(short stories) - Edited by Gregory Benford & Martin Greenberg
Omega Sub(series) - J.D. Cameron
One Just Man - James Mills
Outbreak – Robin Cook
Out of the Ashes(series) - William Johnstone
Pandemic - Geoffrey Simmons
Path of the Pale Horse - Paul Fleishman
Patriots - James Wesley Rawles
Pulling Through – Dean Ing
Rankin: Enemy of the State - John Osier
Resurrection Day - Brendan DuBois
Sixth Column - Robert A. Heinlein
Some Will Not Die - Algis Budrys
Storm Rider(series) - Robert Baron
Survival 2000(series) - James McPhee
Survival Margin - David Graham
Survivors - John Nahmlos
Swan Song - Robert R. McCammon
The City, Not Long After - Pat Murphy
The Day of the Star Cities - John Brunner
The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham
The End of the World(short stories) - Donald A. Wollheim
The Freeman - Jerry Ahern & Sharon Ahern
The Iron Rain - Donald Malcolm
The Kraken Awakes - John Wyndham
The Last American Man - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Last Ranger - Craig Sargent
The Last Ship - William Brinkley
The Long Winter - John Christopher
The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick
The New Madrid Run - Michael Reisig
The Omega Plan - K.S. Johnson
The Plague - Albert Camus
The Postman - David Brin
The Rift - Walter J. Williams
The Sheep Look Up - John Brunner
The Stand - Stephen King
The Steel, The Mist, and the Blazing Sun - Christopher Anvil
The Survivalist (series) - Jerry Ahern
The Turner Diaries - Andrew MacDonald
The Wild Shore - Kim Stanley Robinson
This is the Way the World Ends - James Morrow
Those Who Favor Fire - Marta Randall
Time Capsule - Mitch Berman
Tomorrow! - Philip Wylie
Tunnel in the Sky - Robert A. Heinlein
Vector - Henry Sutton
War Day - Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka
When the City Stopped - Joan Phipson
When the Almond Tree Blossoms - David Aikman
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - Kate Wilhelm
Wrath of God - Robert Gleason
Z for Zachariah - Robert C. O'brien
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:50:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RedFalconBill:

Originally Posted By Possum-Sandwich:

Originally Posted By junker46:
might i have a slight hijack?

what was the book recommended here some months back that was a must read for the young adult male/boy? recommended for the adult too. sorry for the hijack and thanks in advance.

Dangerous Book for Boys


A big + 1 here!


I bought it for myself and "The Daring Book for Girls" for my daughter.

I just started reading Londonistan. It's non-fiction. About how the UK is being taken over by militant Islam.

On the fiction side, I just finished "I am Legend" as the movie tie in.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:53:21 PM EDT
Try "Flight of the Old Dog" by Dale Brown. It's military/techno. I have several of his books and love them all.

For fantasy try David Eddings (I absolutely love them all) -- he has two, five book series with two compendium books -- first series of five books is The Belgariad and the second series of five books is The Malloreon. The compendium books are "Belgarath the Sorcerer" and "Polgara the Sorceress". He also has a couple other series with different characters that I really like -- The Tamuli & The Elenium.

If you're a Star Wars fan -- The Han Solo Trilogy is a must read, and all of the Timothy Zahn books (I think there's seven now).

And if you like Tom Clancy threre's -- "Debet of Honor" & "Executive Orders". Loved those two books.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 9:55:06 PM EDT
Starship Troopers. Trust me its nothing like the movie.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:18:07 PM EDT
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1984


One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich


The Trial
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:28:36 PM EDT
Anything my Dale Brown

EXCELLENT author absolutely riveting.
Link Posted: 12/3/2007 10:32:23 PM EDT
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I been reading the Best American Short Stories series for awhile now. If you like short stories, they come out with one every year. I've been back ordering the past years and have read every book since 1998 - 2007. The 2007 was edited by Stephen King.


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