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Old 09-21-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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I have been an avid reader since my teens and still read at least one book a week, sometimes more. I thought it would be interesting to find out what others around here like and perhaps get some suggestions from each other on the good stuff.

The horror thread got me to thinking about this with remarks about Stephen King. I loved him for a long time but got burned out after a while, although, I did like Cell......The Stand has to be my fave. Read Robert McCammons Swan Song for a book that is so close it's scary.

I tend towards SciFi, Mystery, and Military history and/or fiction.

Fave scifi authors: Robert Heinlein, Spider Robinson, David Drake, John Varley, Joel Rosenburg, David Weber, John Ringo for a start

Fave "mystery" Andrew Vachss, John D. McDonald, Alistair Maclain, Stephen Hunter

Military: Dale Brown, Clancy of course, Marcinko, Coonts

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Old 09-21-2011, 01:09 PM   #2
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I read all the time too.
Stephen King is my favorite, probably because he was the first one I really started reading heavily. I read Cujo in 6th grade... probably not the best parenting move. Lol. I liked The Stand, but I read it in middle school, I need to re-read it, but that book is HUGE. I like big books, but 1,000+ pages is pushing it. Lol

I read the a lot of the main stream books, Inheritance Series, Harry Potter, Kristen Kashore is awesome. The Dark Tower by Stephen King is really the most epic series I have ever read. If you haven't read it, do it, you won't be disappointed.

I use to read military books all the time. My favorite was the one about Carlos Hathcock. I can't remember what its called.

A book has to have some sort of weird part for me to like it, because I am a nerd. The only exception is Jane Austen, I love time period books.
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Also the War of the Worlds, Lord the Rings trilogy(both are better than the movies).
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akiba couldn't find the **** history of the zombie wars.

I think the last book I read was one of those Dan Brown vatican assassin books. Don't have nearly enough free time to read any more. I'll buy a book and then never read it until I take a long plane ride.
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I read extensively, close to 3 books a week usually. I'll chime in when I find a particularly good one.
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I don't read good.
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i love to read.


mccammon is my current fav, but i love clive barker alot too.
douglas preston/lincoln child has some great stuff too. just picked up ray bradburrys something wicked this way comes.

im currently reading mccammons ushers passing, its an extension to poes fall of the house of usher. read gone south by mccammon if you get a chance.
Michael chrichton (sp) is also good.
ted dekker has some great stuff out there also.

horror books: richard laymon, douglas clegg, jack katchum, jonathan mayberry, god i can list so many great authors.
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Not a lot recently but I've been meaning to read more.

I seem to read "****ed up" books. Chuck Palahniuk, Bret Easton Elis, and similar authors. I'm re-reading world war z right now before the movie comes out (though I hear it isn't anything like the book).

I really enjoyed (am enjoying) "The Strain" trilogy that was co-authored by Guillermo Del Toro. The third book will be out in a month. It is an interesting take on a mix of zombies/vampires with excellent writing. One of the most immersive books I've read in a long time.

Also, this book was a gem. Absolutely hilarious with horror elements. http://www.amazon.com/John-Dies-End-...6631784&sr=8-1
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I read quite a bit as well. Some of my favorite books include:

The Oath by Frank Peretti (horror)
The O'Malley Series by Dee Henderson (mystery/ romance)
The Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (western)
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
The Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery Series by Deborah Howe

I also read various other novels I happen to come across. I'm one of those library browsers that picks a book based on the cover and description. lol. I love cook books as well. I have a whole shelf of cookbooks at my place.
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