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Hm.

Well, yeah.

I recommend anyone that reads Lone Survivor should also read


[url="http://www.amazon.com/Victory-Point-Operations-Whalers-Afghanistan/dp/0425226190"]http://www.amazon.com/Victory-Point-Operations-Whalers-Afghanistan/dp/0425226190[/url]

It tells, more, shall we say of the story.

VERY good book.

And that's all I have to say about that.

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LS was good but I really wish he'd have left the political stuff out of it... Just stuck to the story and the tales of those heroic guys involved. I'll definitely check out that book, thanks Epi.

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I have no issue with the political stuff.

Many accounts have them.

My issue was with the writing. Clearly, Robinson did Mr. Luttrell no favors. I guess that is what you get when a fiction writer of action/adventure novels is tabbed to write a nonfiction account.

Should have had Couch or someone with credibility AND skill do the job.

It reads like a Mack Bolan novel intended for 6th grade boys.

Scratch that, I kinda liked Mack back in the day.

I just think marcus and his Team deserved better.
Just cuz it was a NYT bestseller doesn't make it well written.

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Maybe that's what it was and I just wasn't seeing it as the writing, but you have a good point. It was almost like it was piecemeal in the way that the story flowed... and it seemed to me that there were contradictory statements a LOT in there. So yeah, I guess the writing was most of the issue I had with it...

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Haven't read anything new since finishing [i]A Dance with Dragons.[/i] Since getting my Kindle Fire I've actually gone back and reread old favorites of mine. Mostly Steven King stuff ([i]It, The Stand, [/i]etc). I'll be checking out that book epi posted though...that one sounds pretty good.

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I have nothing to contribute as of the moment except I at first thought this thread was about this great website

http://www.goodreads.com/

if you don't know about it...you should definitely check it out..it's great..you can make lists of what you've read, want to read and are currently reading. You can follow authors, follow friends and groups.

just thought I'd throw my 2cents in

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I finished reading the first three A Song of Ice and Fire books and needed a break before I could start the last 2.
I just finished American Gods and it was really good

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Still reading The Wise Man's Fear, the second book in Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles... It's actually pretty decent...

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anyone read the Steve Jobs book yet? Thinking about getting it.

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Has anyone read Divergent? Friend of mine is recommending it but i tend to read books with more than one recommendation.

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Starting the Wheel of Time series now.


God help me....

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Ah dammit Kurb.

I forgotted about this thread.

Ok, lemme remember what I have read lately...

The Snake Eaters was very good, by Owen West.

The other 3 I read recently are not worth the bandwidth.

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