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09-04-2012, 01:32 AM #40
It isn't the kind of stuff you can just put your brain into neutral for, but is worth the extra thinking.
The Honor Harrington series you can totally shut down 4/5 of your brain for, and just be entertained.
If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.
09-04-2012, 08:39 AM #41
My mother did the proofread of one of Koontz first books something about a jet I believe, I read it and did not care for it. I have just never gotten into horror books or sci-fi stuff. When I was young JR. High I read every book in the library about world WWII. When I was in the Army I started reading Louis Lamour, Clavell and John Jakes.
I like books with History or historical themes. Trevanian books kind of run the gamut from spy to murder mysteries. If you like complex characters read Shibumi, I have read it at least fourteen times the only book I have read more times would be Shogun. Jeffery Archer's books are crime mysteries about the horsey set in the UK fun easy reads. Ken Follet is good I have not read all of his stuff but Pillars of Earth was great.
My wife loves the Patterson books the ones that follow the alphabet, OK but I never really got into them.
09-04-2012, 09:00 AM #42
I'm a Stephen King fan as well. As others have said, Roland is probably one of his better characters. I'd love to sit down to a palaver with someone like him.
I thoroughly enjoyed the three Hunger Games books. I was quite disappointed with the movie, as usual.
Probably the most terrifiying fictional character for me (off topic) would be Pennywise the Clown from Stephen Kings "It".A Veteran is a person, who at some point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for payment up to and including their life.
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09-04-2012, 11:31 AM #43
I used to read about three books a week so I cannot remember most of them, however there is one that I remember a little about. So to all of you Sci-Fi readers see if you can place this book, I think it may have been an Edgar Rice Burroughs All I can remember is it was about a frozen world where travel was by Ice Yachts ( you know wind sailers on skis) and there was something about Narwhales (Unicorn Whales) that move on top of the ice. Anyone recognize this?
09-04-2012, 11:39 AM #44
Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Nice Sci-Fi series. Favorite character is probably Perrin."Fortunately, I keep my feathers numbered for just such an emergency." Foghorn Leghorn
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09-04-2012, 04:16 PM #47
Some Stephen King bores me, some is mediocre and some is amazing. On the amazing end I would put The Stand and The Dark Tower. For entertaining sci-fi, I really liked The Tommyknockers and for the macabre, IT and The Shining are very good. Christine, The Dome and Pet Semetary were sort of just mediocre to me.Government is a disease......masquerading as its own cureEcclesiastes 10:2 NIV
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09-04-2012, 04:22 PM #49
I liked Lan Mandoragon as the most unlikable likable character in the series.
Some are mentioning horror, I remember an end of the world scenario by Robert R. McCammon (sp?) which I'm pretty sure that I read a few times. Large book for a paperback called Swan Song. Kept me up unable to put it down, its that good.
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09-04-2012, 09:42 PM #52
I also liked Johnny fever from angel heart!!!!!!!!!!
but still voting for sky king and captain midnight!!!!!!!!
when i read all i can remember is numbers and dates!!!!!!!
if i had to pick a character from a book i read it would and only could be
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