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Posted: 1/11/2006 12:19:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 6:24:12 PM EDT by cnow]
Just finished the book..it was alot different than i expected. I do like how it documented some things and the history part.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:23:28 PM EDT



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Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:36:48 PM EDT
Time to feed the hogs...

Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:40:10 PM EDT
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:47:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



damn. i've always been a bit interested, but just never got around to reading it. disappointing to hear a shitty review...


Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:50:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bullyforyou:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



damn. i've always been a bit interested, but just never got around to reading it. disappointing to hear a shitty review...



- Give it a try. People around here love it. I bought my copy back in the mid 90s (I think the same year it came out) and got no further than maybe half way before stopping. Ive tried to start it again, but can't make it past the Topperwein part on the additional attempts.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 12:58:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



What do you consider "good" writing?

I rather enjoyed UC.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:02:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



What do you consider "good" writing?

I rather enjoyed UC.




Some of my favorite fiction books have been "The Last Run", "Charlie Mike", "Hammers Slammers", "The Five Fingers", and "Rainbow Six". I also like reading Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. Romeo and Juliet and Great Expectations are two great tales.

Non fiction examples: Blackhawk Down, Hunting Bin Laden, The Company They Keep, and Inside Delta Force
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:06:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



What do you consider "good" writing?

I rather enjoyed UC.




Some of my favorite fiction books have been "The Last Run", "Charlie Mike", "Hammers Slammers", "The Five Fingers", and "Rainbow Six". I also like reading Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. Romeo and Juliet and Great Expectations are two great tales.

Non fiction examples: Blackhawk Down, Hunting Bin Laden, The Company They Keep, and Inside Delta Force



And you didn't enjoy a book the chronicles the most important violations of the Constitution in the last 100 years?
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:10:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.



What do you consider "good" writing?

I rather enjoyed UC.




Some of my favorite fiction books have been "The Last Run", "Charlie Mike", "Hammers Slammers", "The Five Fingers", and "Rainbow Six". I also like reading Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. Romeo and Juliet and Great Expectations are two great tales.

Non fiction examples: Blackhawk Down, Hunting Bin Laden, The Company They Keep, and Inside Delta Force



And you didn't enjoy a book the chronicles the most important violations of the Constitution in the last 100 years?

- No, because the author's writing style made it boring as hell to read. I read for enjoyment and I'm not going to force my way through a book that large and that boring. If the book was about positional sex with Alyson Hannigan and written in the same manner of UC, I still wouldn't read it. I woud look at the pictures though.
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:16:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 1:16:49 PM EDT by pzjgr]
Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

And you didn't enjoy a book the chronicles the most important violations of the Constitution in the last 100 years?- No, because the author's writing style made it boring as hell to read. I read for enjoyment and I'm not going to force my way through a book that large and that boring. If the book was about positional sex with Alyson Hannigan and written in the same manner of UC, I still wouldn't read it. I woud look at the pictures though.



Well, see there, we do agree on something!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:21:46 PM EDT
Read Enemies Foreign And Domestic....good book and the author seems to be a good guy too
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 1:45:19 PM EDT
UC is a great book, and it gets better the more times you read it.
It starts slow, but then builds and establishes who everyone is and their stories.
Great book, go read it

Brian
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:33:01 PM EDT
for the night crew
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 9:42:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 10:49:32 PM EDT
update at the tizzop!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:02:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
I would have given you my copy. I've had that thing for years and was one of the hardest to read books I've ever seen. The author's writing style is dry and boring IMO.


that offer still open? I'll take it off your hands!
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:04:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:06:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2006 11:07:33 PM EDT by blacklisted]

Originally Posted By Big_Bear:
Some parts were dry but I still enjoyed reading it. JR could have left out some parts and it would not have detracted from the story. I understand those scenes went to character development, but still... don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it.



Yes, IMO the "jogging scene" could have been SAFELY left out. That was some..."forced" character development.


Still a great book though (although not the best written).
Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:29:50 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 1/11/2006 11:58:46 PM EDT
I read it when it came out. No complaints. I read it pretty straight through. I liked all the gun talk. I haven't looked at it since but have no plans to get rid of it, and plan to someday read it again. The author had to revise it a bit after a legal complaint concerning a name or characterization, if I recall correctly.

GL
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 12:28:44 AM EDT

I got a signed copy back in 1998 at knob creek from John.
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:26:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By One_Slayer:
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I got a signed copy back in 1998 at knob creek from John.


Nice!
Link Posted: 1/12/2006 7:56:30 PM EDT
Honestly, I rate this as the best, most infulential book I have ever read.


-K
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 11:13:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Special-K:
Honestly, I rate this as the best, most influential book I have ever read.


-K


It is having a powerful effect on me also.
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