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What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:07 am

Since we had a little chat on Dan Brown, I would like to see what everyone on here is into...

What type of books do you like to read? Fiction or Non Fiction?
Who is your favourite author?
Why do you like him/her?
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:13 am

Quoting Captaink (Thread starter):
What type of books do you like to read? Fiction or Non Fiction?

A mix...my personal library is equal parts non-fiction (mostly mountaineering books, plus Bill Bryson travelogues), and fiction (Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, John J. Nance, etc.)

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:13 am

My favorite writer: Charles Bukowski. Brutal, honest, and everything else. A fantastic poet and the writer of some of the funniest stories and novels I've ever read.

A few others:

John Fante
Albert Camus
Vladimir Nabokov
Fyodor Dostoevsky
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:31 am

Among the (few) books I've read are LOTR and Hitchikers guide...

Also love the comics Nemi and Lenore, + a few other norwegian ones.  Smile

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 2:23 am

I love Techno Thrillers, fiction or not is not important for me.

My fav's are:

Dale Brown
Tom Clancy
Patrick Robinson
 
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 2:24 am

I most like factual crime books and factual travel books.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:50 am

I have a weakness for tell-all biographies. They're trash I know, but I prefer to watch quality and read crap.

I do enjoy King Arthur related books and particulary enjoyed the four book series by Mary Stewart and "The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Also enjoy the political humorist PJ O'Roarke, he may be a Republican but at least he enjoys booze and casual sex so he's not that uptight. He's the sort of Republican who has little use for religion so he's OK in my book.

Finally, if there's a good book on film history, particularly about pre-WW2 and silent era I'll give it a go.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 8:18 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 5):
I most like factual crime books and factual travel books.

Whoa! Who was I trying to kid!?

The books I usually read are made from laminated cardboard pages and are not only waterproof, but also chew-proof.

Usually, the chief character is a bunny rabbit called 'Lappy' as she goes on her neverending quest of a carrot named 'Kennie'.

I do do love them!

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 8:32 am

I never read books, maybe my attention span is too short! I just get bored!

The only thing I read regularly is Private Eye magazine, imported from the UK.

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 8:36 am

In my youth I enjoyed reading, then in my late teens, I could never sit and read an entire book.. Granted I had no problem browsing through a magazine especially an aviation related magazine. However, I ended up having a lot of time on my hands at one point and started to read again. I haven't stopped since. I don't read books as quickly becuase I have alot to do. But on boring flights, long waits at the airport nothing passes the time better.

There was a period after the hurricane we had last year where I had endless time on my hand, nothing to do, so I did quite a considerable amount of reading.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 8:54 am

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 4):
Dale Brown
Tom Clancy
Patrick Robinson

Three of the best. Also try DeMurcurio. And WEB Griffin. And Stephen Coonts. And Harold Coyle.

Speaking of Robinson . . . has he completed a book this year yet? If so, I haven't seen it.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 9:00 am

Last book I finished was "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh Time", quite good. Last thing I read was my roommate's Calvin & Hobbes book. Grrreat!
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:40 pm

i usually go for business related books...i recently finished "confessions of a street addict" by jim cramer, previously of the hedge fund cramer & berkowitz...currently, i'm reading "blood on the street"
 
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 4:32 pm

All sorts, nothing terribly serious though...

P.G. Wodehouse
Terry Pratchett
Lindsey Davis
Jane Austen
E.F. Benson
Tom Holt
Alexander McCall Smith
Somerset Maugham
Agatha Christie
Philip Pullman

I enjoy Clive Cussler despite his insane politics (I like the fantasy archaeology parts), Wilbur Smith (although Blue Horizon was a bit same-old same-old).

I like huge historical tomes, like James Michener and Edward Rutherford, also Colleen McCullough's Caesar books.

I love factual history books and biographies, and travelogues. I loved "The Isles" (I forget who wrote it though) and am currently reading a history of the Roman Empire, which is a little dry, but I haven't got to they juicy emperors yet.

I recently read a book by Carl Hiaasen that I really enjoyed, and I will read more of his. I read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" last month, which was excellent, a real eye-opener.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 5:58 pm

Terry Pratchett
Bill Bryson
Most Travel Books, guides etc. Other than that I read nonfiction about airlines/aviation/psittaculture
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 7:16 pm

I am not much of a fiction fan. (That could explain why a certain A.netter in Florida gets ragged at because of the fiction he writes.)

Nearly all the books I own or borrow from the library are non-fiction. I am partial to biographies, books about history, architecture, design, broadcasting, trains, and airplanes.
 
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 7:26 pm

Terry Pratchett
Haruki Murakami
Umberto Eco
Harry Mulisch
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Matt Ruff
Tom Robbins
Christopher Moore
Philip Kerr

and many many more.

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 10:11 pm

All sorts, fiction, biographies, political... currently reading :

"The empire of shame" - Jean Ziegler
"Dude, Where's My Country?" - Michael Moore

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 11:39 pm

Never Read a Novel till date.
Enjoy reading Aviation related Books  Smile
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Wed May 25, 2005 11:44 pm

At this moment I read :

"Blindness" by Jose Saramago.

Before that:

"From Beyrut to Jerusalem" by Thomas Friedman.

Next in line:

"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Mark Haddon
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Thu May 26, 2005 12:11 am

Periodicals mostly. Not much into fiction. I like newspapers and magazines.

Currently subscribe to:
Sports Illustrated
GOLF
GOLF Digest
And two daily newspapers.

Used to subscribe to, but now only read occasionally:

Stereo Review
Rolling Stone
ESPN - The Magazine

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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Thu May 26, 2005 12:24 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
Three of the best. Also try DeMurcurio. And WEB Griffin. And Stephen Coonts. And Harold Coyle.

Speaking of Robinson . . . has he completed a book this year yet? If so, I haven't seen it.

Yeah, right I've read "Nachteis" (The German title... Not sure about the English one) by Stephen Coonts and it was an absolutely great book

Pfuh, not sure about Robinson as well, but I don't think that he released a new book in the recent past...
 
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Thu May 26, 2005 12:29 am

My faves are Tom Clancy and John Grisham. I liked the DaVinci code, but haven't read any other Dan Brown books.
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Thu May 26, 2005 12:40 am

Magazines:

Flying (still a good one)
AOPA Pilot
Guitar World (a shitty magazine, NOT renewing subscription)
Walgreen World (walgreens internal employee publication)

books:

Any in the Tom Clancy- Jack Ryan series, i own all of them and have read all of them
russian history books
world war II history, mainly eastern front
Israeli-Palastinian-Arab History Books
Anything by Howard Zinn
Any kind of book about media and culture
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RE: What Do You Like To Read?

Thu May 26, 2005 1:05 am

I get into history alot... right now I'm in the middle of The History of the Confederacy.

I love Tom Clancy books.... check that, I love the ones in the "Jack Ryan" series (including Without Remorse where we find out about our good friend Mr. Clark's past). The others, like the Op-Center and Power Plays series are not very interesting to me. It seems more like his creation allright, but more someone elses work with his name slapped on there. I like his non-fiction books about the different branches of the service (ie. Into the Storm, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers... etc...) and his fiction work Red Storm Rising was one of my favorites. They should make a movie out of that one. Of course, The Hunt for Red October was my all time favorite. I had a copy with the original movie cover on it, but I read it so much and wore it out, so I had to get a new one.

I get into submarine books too, like Blind Man's Bluff, Wahoo! and Rising Tide.
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