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Thread: Favorite fictional character
09-02-2012, 11:51 PM #14
I read to escape. Same with movies. I really don't like too close to reality stories. I've lived and am still living my own real life drama. I don't need to hear the drama of others unless it involves monsters, supernatural or fantasy.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-02-2012, 11:59 PM #15
Seriously though, this is strictly a matter of opinion thread and I appreciate reading about who likes what kind of characters.
I think I am attracted mostly to good guys who do bad things for an ultimate good purpose.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-03-2012, 12:19 AM #16
09-03-2012, 06:19 AM #17Professional Member
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Always been partial to Tom Clancy and outstanding research that he puts into his novels.
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09-03-2012, 09:27 AM #18Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-03-2012, 11:50 AM #19
I kind of get the feeling that there are a few members that like Militaria. Just to throw out some good reads for members who like future military stories...
Orson Scott Card has a number of Space Military stories that pretty much have to do with the same character but you won't know that unless you read most of them.
A Classic series is Hammer's Slammers by David Drake, Mostly giant hover tank battalions.
If Space Marines is your thing, then try the Starfist series by Dave Sherman and Dan Cragg.
David Weber wrote a Naval series that I coundn't put down until I read everyone that was out at the time.
...Stories that others might like...
Christopher Stasheff, Starship Troopers trilogy, about a troop of actors that are on the run from the authorities from every planet that they visit. Mostly amusing and a totally different plot than anything that you are likely to read.
Alan Dean Foster, Bunches and bunches of stand alone stories, all of them (+30) that I've read are well thought out and also make you think.
Most people probably will shy away from L. Ron Hubbard, but the original author actually was able to write a good story. The movie may not have been as good as I would have liked it, Battlefield Earth in book form (1,300 pages or so) is a page turner. He wrote another series of 10 books that were really good until about book 7 or so then it became pretty stale and I never finished it.
09-03-2012, 12:41 PM #20Professional Member*
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Recently, we see Jack Ryan Jr (son) getting into the game... couple of interesting books there.
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09-03-2012, 01:59 PM #21Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-03-2012, 02:15 PM #22
For the spy types, I like characters like Nathaniel Cade. In Cade, we have an ultimate spy who can battle the forces of evil for the U.S. president while working with regular types of spy personnel who aren't vampires under a curse to be a virtual slave for the president.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-03-2012, 02:35 PM #23
Al Bundy, of course. Kenny Powers comes in close second.Local 597 Service Fitter
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09-03-2012, 02:42 PM #24
09-03-2012, 04:02 PM #25
I have trouble relating to TV and movie characters in depth unless I have read a novel in which the author gets into their heads. With characters played by actors, we can "see" how they behave, but we cannot really understand the full reason why they behave the way they do.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cure…Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
09-03-2012, 04:13 PM #26