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    Decision Points by George W. Bush...I still have to finish it as I still have some photography books to go through too.
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    Fiction

    Just finished Tom Clancy 's Dead or Alive. Fantastic read and I finished the book with it's fantastic climax the same time as the real climax. I'll try not to give any more away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willyNH View Post
    Just finished Tom Clancy 's Dead or Alive. Fantastic read and I finished the book with it's fantastic climax the same time as the real climax. I'll try not to give any more away.
    I was an avid Clancy reader but I started getting a little annoyed with his writings around the time "Rainbow Six" came out. His good-guy characters are a little too perfect for my tastes - always the absolute best at what they do, never making any sort of real mistake, seemingly without flaws. Where's the good-guy who drinks too much?? Or the one who's "other" head gets him into trouble?? Or the one who's been divorced 4 times because he's just a complete jerk when it comes to women?? How 'bout a compulsive gambler who's deeply in debt to some bookies?? Clancy's protagonists need a few skeltons in their closets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker's Mom View Post
    I still have some photography books to go through too.
    The TIME/LIFE books series on photography was realy good. Admittedly technology is leaps and bounds above what it was in the early 1980's when this series was writen, but the information is still sound.

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    The TIME/LIFE books series on photography was realy good. Admittedly technology is leaps and bounds above what it was in the early 1980's when this series was writen, but the information is still sound.
    Gulf, now that make perfect sense to me now, as to your wittyness.

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    FWIW, the TIME/LIFE WWII series of books were well writen also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    I was an avid Clancy reader but I started getting a little annoyed with his writings around the time "Rainbow Six" came out. His good-guy characters are a little too perfect for my tastes - always the absolute best at what they do, never making any sort of real mistake, seemingly without flaws. Where's the good-guy who drinks too much?? Or the one who's "other" head gets him into trouble?? Or the one who's been divorced 4 times because he's just a complete jerk when it comes to women?? How 'bout a compulsive gambler who's deeply in debt to some bookies?? Clancy's protagonists need a few skeltons in their closets.
    I quit reading about half way through Rainbow 6. The storyline just got ridiculous after Ryan became the President. Clancy does have some interesting nonfiction out there too though
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    Quote Originally Posted by B2Tall View Post
    I was an avid Clancy reader but I started getting a little annoyed with his writings around the time "Rainbow Six" came out. His good-guy characters are a little too perfect for my tastes - always the absolute best at what they do, never making any sort of real mistake, seemingly without flaws. Where's the good-guy who drinks too much?? Or the one who's "other" head gets him into trouble?? Or the one who's been divorced 4 times because he's just a complete jerk when it comes to women?? How 'bout a compulsive gambler who's deeply in debt to some bookies?? Clancy's protagonists need a few skeltons in their closets.
    I liked "Rainbow Six" but haven't read many other Clancy books that he wrote himself. "Without Remorse" is a good one. I read a couple of the "Splinter Cell" series, "Ghost Recon" (I actually had the computer game) and one called "Teeth of the Tiger" - none of which were written by Clancy himself. They were okay but not great.

    "The Disciple" by Stephen Coonts is pretty good. "Liars and Thieves" (same author) isn't bad.

    I'm trying to read "Atlas Shrugged" but it's a bit of a struggle. Ayn Rand must have been paid by the word for that one.

    If I survive Shrugged, either "The Assassin" by Coonts or "The Last of the Mohicans" (never read it but saw the movie) is up next.
    Last edited by SC Tiger; 05-27-2011 at 11:00 AM. Reason: Mis-spelled Rand's name

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    [QUOTE=SC Tiger;202253]
    I'm trying to read "Atlas Shrugged" but it's a bit of a struggle. Ann Rynd must have been paid by the word for that one.QUOTE]

    It picks up, but she does get a bit wordy at times.

    Just finished Fall of the Giants by Ken Follett. Actually burned through Pillars of the Earth and World without End by Follett as well. Great read if you're into history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mappow View Post
    Actually burned through Pillars of the Earth.....
    I've been meaning to read this one for about 20yrs. Probably high time to bump it up near the top of the list
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