Klmfan From Austria, joined Jun 2001, 445 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
I'm reading "Love and War" by John Jakes, the second volume of a trilogy consisting of "North and South", "Love and War" and "Heaven and Hell".
When I'm finished I'll read "Q-strike" the third part of "The Q-Continuum" by Greg Cox. I just love Star Trek TNG and especially Q.
One of my all time favorites is Hemingway's "A Farewell To Arms". It's a partly autobiographical story which takes place during WWI. It's about love and war...
The ending is, as you may expect, a tragic one...
KLMBlue From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 267 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1488 times:
I have read alot of books recently
Hard Landing- T. Petzinger
Sole Survivor-Koontz(I think)
The Brethren- J. Grisham
Nothing But the Truth-Avi
Terminal Event- James Thayer
Most of the books have been really good.
SSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1473 times:
I cannot believe that anyone here hasn't read Paul McElroy's TRACON. That is about the most realistic aviation book I have ever read, with some thrown in for good measure. I am now reading William Buhlman's Secret of the Soul, a book about OBEs.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13492 posts, RR: 76
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1474 times:
Currently ploughing through 'Hitler and Stalin, Parallel Lives' by Alan Bullock.
This year I've also read 'Pavane' by Keith Roberts, an alternative history where the Catholic Church still rules Britain with a rod of iron in the 20th century, where the industrial revolution has never properly happened.
'Resurrection Day' by Brendan DuBois, set in a USA 10 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis escalated into war, good start, poor ending.
'Starman', a biography of Yuri Gagarin.
'Journey Beyond Selene', an account of probes sent to the solar system's Moons.
'Flying' by Henry Sutton, (I think, a friend is borrowing it), the complex private lives of flight and cabin crew on a LHR-JFK, JFK-LHR sectors, on a British owned B747-400.
Next will be 'The Cold Six Thousand' by James Ellory, I'll have to re-read the prequel 'American Tabloid' first. Great book!
Miguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1453 times:
In the last 2/3 months I read the following:
Albert Einstein - Leopold Infeld (1950)
History of Church - Philippe Tourault (1996)
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie (1989)
Fiasko - Stanislau Lem (1986)
And the best of all:
Lion, The African (1986) and
The Periple of Baldassare (2000) both of Amin Maalouf, by far, my writer of election!
I also like Saramago, the Nobel of Literature in 1998, and Isaac Azimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Dominique Lapierre and Larry Collins. I also like the portuguese classics and also the new ones, at least some of them.
Did I mention already Amim Maalouf? He sure is the best
: The Kill Box The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy The Last Spy, John Griffiths Real good ones! -Notar520AC
: The last one i read was: Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire Zulu Alpha
: The last books I read was: "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" - Douglas Adams "Montana 1948" - Larry Watson Both are really, REALLY good books. Tzv
: Yeah, Hitchhikers Guide is extremely funny. A must-read for sci-fi fans.
: Under the Mask which is a book for patients about anesthesia. Thunderhead by Douglas Preston and Larry Child. I am rereading it and photocopying some
: >I cannot believe that anyone here hasn't read Paul McElroy's TRACON I HAVE!!! Good book! I loved it! The love "triangle" thing was kinda strange, but
: Right now, I'm in the middle of reading "The Rise and Fall of the British Empire," by Lawrence James.
: The last was "the case for Mars" by Robert Zubrin
: Recently finnished "Israel's Secret Wars" by Benny Morris and Ian Black. Also, I highly recomend "Up in the Air" Walter Kirn, a novel about a biz trav
: Yellow Rushing River by I.P. Freely Man Overboard by Hugo First