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Posted: 8/18/2017 4:36:31 PM EDT
On vacation. For the first time in like forever I have time to read for fun. Recommend me a good book for my kindle Arfcom.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:39:07 PM EDT
[#1]
Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.

I just started re-reading the series because sometimes you need just a little mindless escapism...with guns, and vampires, and shit blowing up.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:48:58 PM EDT
[#2]
Anything from Lee Child's Jack Reacher series.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:49:45 PM EDT
[#3]
Extreme Ownership 

You're welcome. 
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:50:54 PM EDT
[#4]
Anything by P. J. O'Rourke
All The Troubles In The World
Parliament Of Whores
Thrown Under The Omnibus
Give War A Chance
Driving Like Crazy
Peace Kills

Many more...
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:51:03 PM EDT
[#5]
A War Like No Other by Victor Davis Hanson
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:52:40 PM EDT
[#6]
Islands In The Stream, Hemingway
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 4:55:06 PM EDT
[#7]
Last of the breed by Louis Lamour.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:11:57 PM EDT
[#8]
A few of my favorites.

In the Heart of the Sea (Philbrick). True story that inspired "Moby Dick" and the stupid-ass movie with Thor a couple of years ago. The best book I've ever read.

In Harm's Way (Stanton). About the USS Indianapolis sunk at the end of the Pacific war in WWII; the character that's captain of the fishing boat in "Jaws" mentions surviving the Indianapolis in the movie.

A State of Blood (Kyemba). Biography of Idi Amin, written by his Health Minister. Factual story of "Last King of Scotland"

If you haven't read it in a few years: 1984 (Orwell)

Freakonomics (Levitt). Random application of statistics to life; really good and often misquoted. SuperFreakonomics is almost as good. Think Like a Freak sucks.

The New Tsar (Meyers). Excellent and thorough biography of Vladimir Putin. It explains a lot about how he does business.

Learning from the Octopus (Sagarin). Unconstrained thinking on successful systems.

Living with a SEAL (Itsler). Funny and compelling story about getting trained for 30 days.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:17:05 PM EDT
[#9]
Gentle Propositions Excellent book, written by a member here.


These 2 are good if you're interested in short hilarious stories.

The LawDog Files.

The LawDog Files: African Adventures
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:20:11 PM EDT
[#10]
I always like to recommend Patrick Lee's books, both "The Breach" and its 2 sequels, and the two standalone novels "Runner" and "Signal".
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:31:49 PM EDT
[#11]
Daemon and sequel freedom

Most underrated books that I know of.

Only thing better is unintended consequences
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:34:23 PM EDT
[#12]
Unbroken, if you haven't already read it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:34:59 PM EDT
[#13]
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 5:39:42 PM EDT
[#14]
The Fountainhead

East of Eden

Of Mice and Men
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:19:24 PM EDT
[#15]
If you like guns and airplanes I'd recommend this series;

https://www.amazon.com/Looking-Down-Moon-Book-ebook/dp/B019WO7FJ8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503094678&sr=8-2&keywords=charles+sage


I may be a little biased though…

Chuck
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:31:53 PM EDT
[#16]
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982947941/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Not exactly mind blowing to anyone paying attention, but it ties so many things together. Amazing read.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:41:47 PM EDT
[#17]
Enemies Foreign and Domestic by Matthew Bracken


Feel free to skip the pages you have already experienced
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:42:17 PM EDT
[#18]
All Quiet on the Western Front.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:44:47 PM EDT
[#19]
"In Cold Blood," Truman Capote
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:48:09 PM EDT
[#20]
Blood Meridian.
By Cormac McCarthy
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 6:57:41 PM EDT
[#21]
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Freakonomics (Levitt). Random application of statistics to life; really good and often misquoted. SuperFreakonomics is almost as good. Think Like a Freak sucks.
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no, Think Like A Freak is the best one.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 7:06:44 PM EDT
[#22]
March Upcountry series by John Ringo.
ETA - I guess it's the Empire of Man series of which March Upcountry is the first piece.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 7:08:54 PM EDT
[#23]
And the Rain Came Down by S.A. Bailey.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 7:16:13 PM EDT
[#24]
Vince Flynn's American Assassin. I read the first last month and I'm almost done with #8 in the Mitch Rapp series. I'm enjoying it.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 7:16:47 PM EDT
[#25]
Something Happened by Joseph Heller
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 8:50:56 PM EDT
[#26]
This is only 99 cents on Kindle.  



Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:57:30 PM EDT
[#27]
Lie down with lions by ken Follett
Best: sudden impact by Stephen Hunter.the book shooter is based on
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 10:57:43 PM EDT
[#28]
Lie down with lions by ken Follett
Best: sudden impact by Stephen Hunter.the book shooter is based on
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:00:13 PM EDT
[#29]
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Last of the breed by Louis Lamour.
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We can hang out.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:03:24 PM EDT
[#30]

This Perfect Day
by Ira Levin (same guy that wrote Rosemary's Baby)

Dystopian novel set in a future totalitarian state around 150 years from now. Published in 1970, its a good read and much of the technology featured in it is startlingly familiar and in use today.
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:08:24 PM EDT
[#31]
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The Fountainhead

East of Eden

Of Mice and Men
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Lol. A little light reading, huh?




If you haven't read anything in a while, start out with The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. It's a nice, quick read that will draw you in to the story.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:11:45 AM EDT
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"In Cold Blood," Truman Capote
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That would be a nice vacation book.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:14:23 AM EDT
[#33]
Not in any particular order.

Mortal Error,  


The passage; The Twelve; The city of mirrors, all by Justin Cronin ( The first two were very good the third book kind of drug on still good but he went into a lot of detail that wasn't in my view necessary.)

Nothing to envy ordinary lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick

Shogun by Jame Clavell
Midway by Richard Freeman
Marked for Death, by Geert Wilders
Beyond the Yellowstone by RG Robertson
The Guns of Last light by Atkinson
Dead Run By Dan Schultz
The Day of Battle and An army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson
The Life of Tom Horn, by Tom Horn
Empire of the Sumer Moon,by SC Gwynne
The Last Kingdon by Bernard Cornwell
The Admirals by Walter E Borneman
In The company of Soldiers by Rick Adkinson
House of Apache Fires
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 7:51:20 AM EDT
[#34]
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Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia.

I just started re-reading the series because sometimes you need just a little mindless escapism...with guns, and vampires, and shit blowing up.
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Met him a couple weeks ago. Finishing his new one now.

FPNI, again
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:09:45 AM EDT
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Blood Meridian.
By Cormac McCarthy
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Not exactly easy reading.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:48:29 AM EDT
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Last of the breed by Louis Lamour.
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Ended up reading this one. Right down my alley! Good book!
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:54:03 AM EDT
[#37]
Since you are a
marine


With the old breed
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:06:58 AM EDT
[#39]
It ..................
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 9:08:34 AM EDT
[#40]
Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell . Just finished it and it was damn good.
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