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Eric L Haney's Inside Delta Force for the second time this year. Really good storyteller and a great story about the early days of the unit.

That and Generation Kill has been my summer reading....

Oh yeah AP Bio but thats not as important. :P

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1984 by George Orwell

Excellent, just finished it. :thumbsup:

Read this a while ago.

I quite enjoyed it....

The Solitaire Mystery

Ever wondered about cards? This game shows a trip from Norway to Athens to find a boy's mother. He also recieves a book detailing a German sailor's stay on an island. There his playing cards somehow become alive. They also fortell the future once every four years.

Quite an interesting book. You should try it.

For an entertaining card game check this: http://www.crimron.net/cmo.html

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Almost finished with Vertical Burn, which is a firefighter mystery novel. If you like firefighting I can't reccomend it enough.

Just started Cornwell's The Archers Tale. About an English long-bowman in the 100 Years War. Great read so far.

After that I plan on reading the 9/11 Commission Report.

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Just finished Up For Grabs by John Harris.

He writes quite good war stories, mostly set in WWII. They almost always could have happened. If you don't worry too much about historical accuracy they are a good read.

Up For Grabs details the story of a concert party stuck behind Italian lines 1942 just after the push towards El Alamein. I enjoyed it.

Delta: Who Cornwell?

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Greetings fellow Ghosts!

@Parabellum - if you like Pressfield's writing style, I highly recommend "Tides Of War" - it is the story of Alcibiades and the Peloponnesian war. Gates of Fire was amazing, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Currently, I'm quite invovled in a series by Jack Whyte - a Canadian author - entitled A Dream Of Eagles. The first book is entitled the Skystone and it follows the premise that Camulod was founded by 2 famailies, both veterens of the Roman army, one a maker of swords.....it takes the whole Arthurian legend and steeps it in a healthy dose of fact, and historical fiction to turn out a plausible history of how Arthur, Camulod, Excaliber, and the Round Table came into being. It is a five book series that has captivated my interest through 4 books so far. I highly recommend this to anyone as Whyte's writing style gives you believable, human characters and not just historical fluff.

PrimusPilus

I very much enjoy his writing style. I like how he's intertwined his fiction with a very important piece of ancient history. I also like Frame Stories, and Gates of Fire is an excellent example. :)

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Reading Fist of God by Frederick Forsyth.

In my opinion, that's one of Forsyth's worst. There are some blatantly racist references plus the format is just his typical formulaic fashion. To be honest, The Day of the Jackal and The Veteran are the only decent novels/collection of short stories of his worth reading. Plus The Shepherd, if you count that.

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Finished it. I didn't think much of it for the reasons I stated above. It's just got too much back story. I don't really care much about Gerry Bull's life. Give this to Clancy or someone like that and it could be a great deal of fun.

The Shepard and Day of the Jackal are good.

I'll stick to Pratchett, Freer and Flint thank you.

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I'm reading another John Harris: Army of Shadows. It's a fictional account of the French Resistance in WWII. Quite good so far.

Also read Casino Royale by Ian Fleming. I think it's the first Bond book which explains why nothing much happens. Quite boring actually.

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Finished Army of Shadows

Quite an entertaining read. I don't know how plausible everything is but I enjoyed it. The moral is that war isn't good. Even if you win.

I'm now reading the Testament by John Grisham.

Bit slow-paced but an interesting book nonetheless. I like Runaway Jury better though.

Hopefully I'll be able to read This Rough Magic over the long-weekend....

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Damn, nobody been reading this month? Oh well, I finished PKD's Ubik about a week back then, after seeing the Bourne Supremecy at the cinema, decided to go back and re-read the first two Bourne novels.

I suppose that's my attempt to read all of PKD's '50s and '60s work put on hold...

... For now. :devil:

By the way, for those who are interested, Ubik was okay, though I wouldn't recommend it if you're not familiar with Dick's style -- probably start out with something like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? or one of the better-known books.

Oh, and I just found out that they're making a movie out of A Scanner Darkly! The cast list is truly perfect and I can't wait to see how it turns out. The ending is so un-Holywood!

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I read so much it isn't worth keeping you guys up to date. I've been going through the Dragons of Pern by Anne McCaffery.

They're quite good but don't last long enough.

Other than that not much, The Carpet People and the Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, Born to Run and Beyond World's End by Mercedes Lackey, The Forlorn and Rats, Bats and Vats by Dave Freer and Eric Flint.

Anyone read Witches of Karres?

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