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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:45 pm

I'm very much sci fi or actual history preferably ww2.............

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Post  Flap Zappa on Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:32 am

yourgraceisenough wrote:I'm very much sci fi or actual history preferably ww2.............

I am a big science fiction fan and also some fantasy.
If you like epic series I can recommend the honor harrington books. sometimes known as the honorverse series.
david Weber is a good writer IMO. he does space battles exceedingly well and really creates a real universe.

the first several are available for free at the baen free library http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm

lots of different formats. and a good selection of other free books too.

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Post  56kevins on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:26 pm

I like books about WW2 although I've got quite interested in books about the "troubles"in NI just lately. i'm also a big fan of crime fiction.........Engleby by Sebastian Faulks was a good read.
A mixed bag really Smile Smile

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Post  tom sawyer on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:50 pm


I read mainly technical / non fiction that's why i am a realist
and don't live in a world of make believe like the lefties. Rolling Eyes

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Post  56kevins on Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:53 pm

@tom sawyer wrote:
I read mainly technical / non fiction that's why i am a realist
and don't live in a world of make believe like the lefties. Rolling Eyes

Same here Tom really but I like to throw in the odd crime thriller just for variety Smile Smile

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Post  Guest on Sat Dec 17, 2011 11:08 pm

I think some escapism is good for the mind. though I do prefer even sci fi to have a hint of realism...Smile

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Post  Flap Zappa on Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:57 am

@tom sawyer wrote:
I read mainly technical / non fiction that's why i am a realist
and don't live in a world of make believe like the lefties. Rolling Eyes

Oi
I love sci fi and you could not call me a bloody leftie.

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Post  jadeloue on Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:40 pm

i'll read most types of books except sci fi and western love thrillers
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Post  Sydney Greenstreet on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:04 pm

I read Stephen King, and do not know of any other author who has had works made to movies as much as him.
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Post  Guest on Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:38 pm

I love Chick lits

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Post  Smelly_bandit on Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:23 am

@Sydney Greenstreet wrote:I read Stephen King, and do not know of any other author who has had works made to movies as much as him.

i liked his needful things from what i remember of it
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Post  Cass on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:14 am

Mainly non-fiction, especially european history from the 16th-early 20th century with emphasis on France, Germany, Russia, and the UK.] , WW2, biographies of political or cultural icons. But I do like my agatha christies, ruth rendells and pd james. Just about to finish a book on Madame de Pompadour and looking forward to reading Robert Massie's Catherine the Great, Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn, Arguably Essays by Christopher Hitchens, and Ostkrieg:Hitler's War of Extermination in the East thanks to family pressies on amazon.

Cannot stand sci-fi and westerns ugh - sorry.
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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:54 am

@Cass wrote:Mainly non-fiction, especially european history from the 16th-early 20th century with emphasis on France, Germany, Russia, and the UK.] , WW2, biographies of political or cultural icons. But I do like my agatha christies, ruth rendells and pd james. Just about to finish a book on Madame de Pompadour and looking forward to reading Robert Massie's Catherine the Great, Alison Weir's Mary Boleyn, Arguably Essays by Christopher Hitchens, and Ostkrieg:Hitler's War of Extermination in the East thanks to family pressies on amazon.

Cannot stand sci-fi and westerns ugh - sorry.

try the 1632 or ring of fire series. It combines history with a touch of sci fi in that an small american town gets sent back through time to germany in the middle of the 100 years war and the effects they have on the history of the time. Initially it started out as a single title but has now developed into a whole series written by a variety of writers. In my opinion a couple are a little heavy on the historical side and not enough on the action, but I am on my 9th one now and only the first 2 were free. lol!

It deals with the germanies, france, italy, sweden , denmark and now is moving east into poland.
Many of the characters were real people.
http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm

its available as a free download for many different formats.

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Post  Cass on Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:30 pm

In A Flap wrote:

try the 1632 or ring of fire series. It combines history with a touch of sci fi in that an small american town gets sent back through time to germany in the middle of the 100 years war and the effects they have on the history of the time. Initially it started out as a single title but has now developed into a whole series written by a variety of writers. In my opinion a couple are a little heavy on the historical side and not enough on the action, but I am on my 9th one now and only the first 2 were free. lol!

It deals with the germanies, france, italy, sweden , denmark and now is moving east into poland.
Many of the characters were real people.
http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm

its available as a free download for many different formats.



cheers will download them to kindle and give them a gander after the others Smile
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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:05 pm

@Cass wrote:
In A Flap wrote:

try the 1632 or ring of fire series. It combines history with a touch of sci fi in that an small american town gets sent back through time to germany in the middle of the 100 years war and the effects they have on the history of the time. Initially it started out as a single title but has now developed into a whole series written by a variety of writers. In my opinion a couple are a little heavy on the historical side and not enough on the action, but I am on my 9th one now and only the first 2 were free. lol!

It deals with the germanies, france, italy, sweden , denmark and now is moving east into poland.
Many of the characters were real people.
http://www.baen.com/library/defaultTitles.htm

its available as a free download for many different formats.



cheers will download them to kindle and give them a gander after the others Smile

I found that site a bit like heroin dealers, they let you have the first fix or two free then it's $6 a book .lol! I am now buying at least 1 sometimes 2 a month now.


its an interesting premise though, how would 17th century europe fare if a 21st century small american town was dumped in the middle of them.

they have it all though, romance, intrigue and action.

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Post  Cass on Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:38 am

In A Flap wrote:

I found that site a bit like heroin dealers, they let you have the first fix or two free then it's $6 a book .lol! I am now buying at least 1 sometimes 2 a month now.


its an interesting premise though, how would 17th century europe fare if a 21st century small american town was dumped in the middle of them.

they have it all though, romance, intrigue and action.



If there is any chick lit in it, i reserve the right to swear at you lol!



as regards amazon, yeah i know, but i try and limit myself and luckily i have a good library to use. What i tend to do is write down a list of books that i want to read and will buy only the ones that i really really really want and then wait to buy them from the marketplace as they are a lot cheaper. I rarely buy brand new hardbacks unless i know i can't live without it!
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Post  Flap Zappa on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 pm

@Cass wrote:
In A Flap wrote:

I found that site a bit like heroin dealers, they let you have the first fix or two free then it's $6 a book .lol! I am now buying at least 1 sometimes 2 a month now.


its an interesting premise though, how would 17th century europe fare if a 21st century small american town was dumped in the middle of them.

they have it all though, romance, intrigue and action.



If there is any chick lit in it, i reserve the right to swear at you lol!



as regards amazon, yeah i know, but i try and limit myself and luckily i have a good library to use. What i tend to do is write down a list of books that i want to read and will buy only the ones that i really really really want and then wait to buy them from the marketplace as they are a lot cheaper. I rarely buy brand new hardbacks unless i know i can't live without it!

well in one of them a handsome prince rescues a princess. lol!

well sort of.

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Post  nicko on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:18 pm

has anyone read any books by LEE CHILDS,he has a main character called JACK REACHER.he is an ex army mp.according to desription he is six feet five inches tall and an expert in unarmed combat.as you may expect there are lots of action in these books.there is going to be a film made of one of these books,guess who they have chosen to play JACK REACHER,none other than TOM CRUISE affraid lol!
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Post  Flap Zappa on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:20 pm

nicho216 wrote:has anyone read any books by LEE CHILDS,he has a main character called JACK REACHER.he is an ex army mp.according to desription he is six feet five inches tall and an expert in unarmed combat.as you may expect there are lots of action in these books.there is going to be a film made of one of these books,guess who they have chosen to play JACK REACHER,none other than TOM CRUISE affraid lol!

everyone knows tom cruise if 6foot 6

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Post  jadeloue on Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:57 pm

i love jack reacher books and was totally shocked to find out tom cruise had been chosen to play him in the film maybe tom payed lee child to gain popularity
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Post  Cass on Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:16 pm

nicho216 wrote:has anyone read any books by LEE CHILDS,he has a main character called JACK REACHER.he is an ex army mp.according to desription he is six feet five inches tall and an expert in unarmed combat.as you may expect there are lots of action in these books.there is going to be a film made of one of these books,guess who they have chosen to play JACK REACHER,none other than TOM CRUISE affraid lol!



You are kidding...well bang goes that fantasy then lol!
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Post  BigAndy9 on Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:29 am

Hardcore skank.
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Post  nicko on Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:57 pm

what do you mean by ;hardcore skank;?
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Post  nicko on Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:53 pm

still waiting for explanation andy.
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