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Old 08-08-2012, 10:44 PM   #2041
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:03 AM   #2043
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #2044
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I'm taking Dan's advice and starting "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" today.
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Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World by Mark Kurlanksy

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:49 PM   #2047
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:35 PM   #2048
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Just finished fearless what a great book. Working on soldier dogs now.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:38 PM   #2049
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Finished up Wool 1-5. Interesting story line and quick reads.
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Old 08-14-2012, 06:32 AM   #2051
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #2052
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:55 PM   #2053
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Duff McKagan-It's so Easy

Doesn't seem to be as good of a start as Slash's book, bu still good nonetheless. I have Adler's book on the way.
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:34 AM   #2054
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I'm taking Dan's advice and starting "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" today.
For some reason that book took me two weeks to finish.


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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 AM   #2055
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Duff McKagan-It's so Easy

Doesn't seem to be as good of a start as Slash's book, bu still good nonetheless. I have Adler's book on the way.
Very cool Adler's I am very interested in.

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Finished up Wool 1-5. Interesting story line and quick reads.
That was a good, quick read. That same author (Hugh Howey) released a new short story called "The Plagiarist" about 3 months ago - it is worth a read as well. Be warned - I read it in about 2 hours...so I'm not kidding when I say "short"

I'm now 1 month into Lord of the Rings. The storyline is fantastic - but Tolkein gives so. much. detail. I'm only like 40% of the way through the trilogy...
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That was a good, quick read. That same author (Hugh Howey) released a new short story called "The Plagiarist" about 3 months ago - it is worth a read as well. Be warned - I read it in about 2 hours...so I'm not kidding when I say "short"


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I just read The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury this week on at "quick" trip to China.
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For some reason that book took me two weeks to finish...
What did you think of the book? It took me a while to read as well.
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What did you think of the book? It took me a while to read as well.
I can't really figure out why it took me about 2x as long to read, I liked it a lot. I think that maybe during the first half, I wasn't reading as much as I usually do each night. After I hit around 60% (Kindle version, I love seeing percentages and not page numbers!) it flew by.

There were 2 parts in the book where my heart rate was actually going nuts, like I was there, feeling the adrenaline.

So many authors use extreme details in their books, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but in this case I think it helped put you into the action instead of just bombarding you with useless minutiae like what kind of shoelaces people were wearing. The very detailed descriptions of weapons and clothing helped paint an amazing picture in my head of what was going on.

Stephen Lawhead does the same thing in "The Skin Map" and "The Bone House" but not nearly as effective as Bracken does.

I'm juggling a couple trilogies right now, after Mortal I think I'll get Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista and read it. I like allowing books time to sink in before I hop into the next one in a series.

Thanks for the heads up on this one Dan, I've already recommended it to another friend who's into the espionage genre.
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I can't really figure out why it took me about 2x as long to read, I liked it a lot. I think that maybe during the first half, I wasn't reading as much as I usually do each night. After I hit around 60% (Kindle version, I love seeing percentages and not page numbers!) it flew by.

There were 2 parts in the book where my heart rate was actually going nuts, like I was there, feeling the adrenaline.

So many authors use extreme details in their books, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but in this case I think it helped put you into the action instead of just bombarding you with useless minutiae like what kind of shoelaces people were wearing. The very detailed descriptions of weapons and clothing helped paint an amazing picture in my head of what was going on.

Stephen Lawhead does the same thing in "The Skin Map" and "The Bone House" but not nearly as effective as Bracken does.

I'm juggling a couple trilogies right now, after Mortal I think I'll get Domestic Enemies: The Reconquista and read it. I like allowing books time to sink in before I hop into the next one in a series.

Thanks for the heads up on this one Dan, I've already recommended it to another friend who's into the espionage genre.
Very cool! My adrenaline was flowing too in a couple places. I also think it took a while to read b/c I didn't read enough each night. I love reading with the Kindle app on the iPad b/c the percentages help
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