Quite a few of the Tom Clancy novels, especially the Jack Ryan series.
Red Storm Rising
The Hunt for Red October
The Sum of All Fears (WAAAAAAY Better than the movie)
Debt of Honor
The Teeth of the Tiger
Cardinal of the Kremlin
And I'm currently reading The Bear and the Dragon.
Other books that top my list:
Tuesday's with Morrie
The Camel Club
The Da Vinci Code
Kunoichi From Denmark, joined Jan 2007, 796 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 6 days ago) and read 1304 times:
I just read "The Pure Land" by Alan Spence. It's such an awesome piece of work, and anyone who likes Japanese culture owes themselves to read this! It's a unisex book too, so it works whether you're mail or female
It's about the life of Tom Glover- a scottish guy who leaves his home country for the "edge of the world" (Japan) in 1700-something. The book follows him- through his sexual escapades with courtessans, through a marriage with a Japanese woman who dies during childbirth, one more marriage, his trading business, when he learns the way of the samurai, his encounters with the Shogun and the rise of the, even today, well-known company that he built, with the help of previous samurai.
It's a story based on true events, and it's simply magnificent... you'll also learn a few basic phrases of Japanese and it's very entertaining with it's very morbid sense of humour Just read it!
Oh... and right now, I'm reading "Around The World In A Bad Mood" by Renee Foss, "Travelling By The Seat Of My Pants" by Marsha Marks and "Air Babylon" by Imogen Edwards. All of these are stories told by flight attendants and everyone who's an aviation enthusiast or a frequent traveller should read the books- not only will it help you understand if your f/a is a bit moody, it'll also shed a bit of light on the corrupt way of various airlines- it's a hilarious read, that's for sure!
Oly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6182 posts, RR: 11 Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1283 times:
Just working my way through
It surprises me that the people of developing world have anything to do with us after the way we've treated them, and continue to do so, over the past decades.
Others.... I like the Lee Child "Reacher" series, though sometimes I feel there is complexity for the sake of.
Robert Ludlum, I've real all of... apart from his recent posthumous ones. I think Parsifal Mosaic is the best. Road to Gandolfo/Omaha also funny.
Chris Ryan's "The One That Got Away." Basically the mission where if it could have gone wrong it did.
Andy McNab's "Immediate Action", life up to joining the SAS and going to the Gulf in '91.
I know Greg Palast isn't too popular amongst the more monied amongst us, mainly it would seem, because he shows who got screwed for the rich to get richer. Last night there was a report on tv by him about so called vulture funds (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/6363139.stm)
Man City p3 w3 d0 l0 f4 a0 P9 - hey it may never happen again!
TripleDelta From Croatia, joined Jul 2004, 1052 posts, RR: 7 Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
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One of the best books I've read in the last few months is definitely Rowland White's "Vulcan 607". It was recommended in one post on these forums about half a year back and I must say that, in my opinion, it has lived up to its recommendations. Read it about 3-4 times, a very captivating and facinating book, written like a first-class thriller, but is actually documentary.