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#13 JoCoLoco


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Posted 01 October 2009 - 11:39 AM

The best books I ever read are mostly still the classics - Swiss Family Robinson, Treasure Island, Count of Monte Cristo, etc. If you like that stuff along with funkier fare like sci-fi, pick up The Stars My Destination. Amazing and fast paced. Also, if you're a military/history buff like me, you'll enjoy Once an Eagle, by Anton Myrer. Follows the rise of a soldier through the US Army from WWI to Korea.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:55 PM

I can't read

but when I used to, I liked to read books like Ludlum...the Bourne series was good....anyone got anything along those lines that I should read? I need to start again!

Pick up something by Stephen Hunter. Black Light, second Saladin either will do. Bob Lee Swagger is a pure badass

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 02:56 PM

After reading Tucker Max's "I hope they serve beer in H*ll" and actually enoying it, I punished myself by jabbing a spork in my eye socket and will be unable to read books for another 7 months which is when the scabs are supposed to fall off.

I figured you'd be suing him for stealing your life story by now!

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 05:03 PM

Dean Koontz. Read all of his writings! For starters I would suggest "Odd Thomas" followed by "Forever Odd" and "Odd Hours". You don't need to do in that order whatsoever but the series have your mind wondering and entertained.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 07:33 PM

I'm kooky. I'm an insatiable reader, but I just can't get into fiction.
Give me non fiction all day every day.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:04 PM

On a serious note, I highly recommend "Playing for Pizza," by John Grisham. It's perfect for any football fan, or lover of Italian culture. It's also eerily appropriate for any Panthers fan right now.

It's about a quarterback who implodes so badly during a game that the only team that will take him is a minor league team in Italy (see what I mean about it being appropriate for Panthers fans?). A great, breezy read. Makes me hungry when I read it.

I just read that one...picked it up because I love John Grisham. This one is different from his legal thrillers but is a fun read. Good football story, plus, the food is amazing...at least his descriptions. Makes you want to catch a plane to Parma Italy.

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 08:18 PM

In the vein of Hitchhikers guide - might I suggest anything by a fairly new author named Christopher Moore? My favorites are "Lamb" and "Fluke".

Also, if you've never read Kurt Vonnegut's "The Sirens of Titan", do so post haste.

Anything else by Orson Scott Card is great in my opinon, especially the rest of the Ender series. While it might get a little wordy, give Issac Asimov's Foundation series a try.

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:41 PM

Picked up Grisham's latest in hardcover at the airport on Monday and finished it today. If you like Grisham I think it is one of his better ones.


Haven't read Ender's game in a long time but about to

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Lol why was this bumped...