Whatcha reading redux.

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Greg
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Greg » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:31 pm

Weetabix wrote:Recently reread the first three Monster Hunter books. Bought Monster Hunter Legion and Monster Hunter Nemesis. Damn that Correia. I read Legion one night after work. Went to bed verrrry late. Skipped a night and told myself I could limit myself. Read Nemesis after work. Went to bed verrry late again.

The books are engaging. I like the backstory on Franks. Some of the fights went over long for me, so I skimmed a bit. I'll read them again later and hope I can restrain myself to reasonable sittings.
I read MH Siege very recently. It was good, but LC has done such a good job with his 'supporting' characters, made them so interesting and so sympathetic that when they get their own books it's awesome.

So awesome that 'Owen' books are almost a bit of a letdown. ;)
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Old Grafton » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:38 am

Just opened a box of R.A.Heinlein novels I last closed about 1987 when we last moved. I'll be busy for a while. :lol:
I'm not old--It's too early to be this late.

Rich Jordan
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Rich Jordan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:28 am

I dug up my copy of "A Step Farther Out" by Jerry Pournelle. Probably won't have time until the weekend but its time to re-read it. It has been too long.

I'm sure parts of it are dated, but survival with style will never go out of style.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Jered » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:50 am

I'm reading Green Leader: Operation Gatling, the Rhodesian Military Response to the Viscount Tragedy

I'm at the part where the Rhodesians are figuring out who was behind shooting down their civilian airliner. They also murdered the survivors.

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:10 am

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by toad » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:19 pm

Got the paper back of Wilbur Smith's "War Cry." It covers the pre war years of Hitler's rise to power. "De Ja Vue all over again." and "History doesn't repeat itself but it does rhyme." Interesting the figures in England that embraced the communists and the Nazi's. Sounds like the people we have at present only they aren't doing it as well.

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Weetabix
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Weetabix » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:50 pm

Red Storm Rising
Note to self: start reading sig lines. They're actually quite amusing. :D

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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Weetabix wrote:Red Storm Rising
I always liked that one; pre Jack Ryan world.


Just finished two books; The Hidden Truth and A Rambling Wreck by Hans Schantz; I'll admit part of the enjoyment was the preaching to the choir nature of it for me, but still an enjoyable techno-fantasy conspiracy romp. Next book not yet released.

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Rich
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Rich » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:32 pm

From fishy stories to something way out there.

Found something I had read about 40-50 years ago and now offered in Kindle format.

Yup, I'm rereading Atlantis, the Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly. It's good bedtime reading. Just read until your eyes glaze over, then you're ready for sleep. Saves on the Opiods, don't ya know.

Earlier, I have read volumes 1-5 of Marko Kloos Frontier series, and will probably buy volume six whenever. I know some don't like his politics, but that has never stopped me before. ;)
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Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Post by Captain Wheelgun » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:25 pm

I'm currently re-reading the 'Grey Man' series by J.L. Curtis, aka blogger 'OldNFO'. I'm about halfway through book three.
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