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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4545 on: August 26, 2018, 01:57:23 PM »
...I feel like some names got flipped around a little in that last paragraph, AB?  ???
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4546 on: August 26, 2018, 05:46:25 PM »
...I feel like some names got flipped around a little in that last paragraph, AB?  ???

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4547 on: August 26, 2018, 06:54:24 PM »
Now reading The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4548 on: September 02, 2018, 06:31:50 AM »
Not much to do with grogs but Im reading Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdian.

Pretty good so far and from my time in HS working the service industry I can concur its a pretty good representation of the industry.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4549 on: September 02, 2018, 10:50:48 AM »
The Wife just read that and enjoyed it.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4550 on: September 11, 2018, 06:49:14 PM »
Now reading I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4551 on: September 11, 2018, 07:08:18 PM »
Now reading I, Ripper by Stephen Hunter.

The same Stephen Hunter that wrote a novel about an expert WW2 German sniper with one of the very first 'Vampyr' IR-equipped StGs? Titled 'The Master Shot', or something similar?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4552 on: September 11, 2018, 07:24:18 PM »
Yep, he's got a lot of sniper titles. I, Ripper is so graphic and detailed I've almost had to stop reading a few times and I'm only 50 pages in.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4553 on: September 11, 2018, 07:36:03 PM »
I read that 'Master Shot' book at least 30-odd years ago. It doesn't seem that long...  :(

We should have a thread for good WW2 fiction.

Lots of great stuff such as 'Whip' by Martin Caidin, 'HMS Ullyses'/'Guns of Navarone'/'Where Eagles Dare' by Alister MacLean, 'EASTER DAY, 1941' by some guy named Bordon, 'Von Ryan's Express' by What'sHisFace (I actually have the book somewhere  ::)) and so much more...
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4554 on: September 11, 2018, 08:07:08 PM »
WWII fiction and alternate history?
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4555 on: September 11, 2018, 08:41:51 PM »
No, keep them separate.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4556 on: September 12, 2018, 07:15:46 AM »
Dont really see the need for it right now - its not like this basic reading thread is really setting the world on fire.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4557 on: September 14, 2018, 07:40:32 PM »
I'm reading Memoirs of Sergeant Bourgogne: 1812 - 1813. Should have started in July as I wouldn't have needed the air conditioner. About 50% in and he's just now reaching the Bezarina.

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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4558 on: September 15, 2018, 07:29:37 AM »
Having finished some other things, I'm well into Anthony Everitt's The Rise of Rome: the Making of the World's Greatest Empire (a narrative history of the Republic, for what I suppose are obvious reasons ;) ).

And I'm about to start A Night With Saddam, which despite its pr0ny-sounding title  :buck2: is actually the story of the Special Ops medic who treated Saddam Hussein the night he was pulled out of his spider-hole, plus the Dr.'s campaign in Gulf War 2 leading up to that point. (Necessarily a brief campaign since, y'know, we flattened the Iraqis hard once we went to work.) Bro had gotten it for Christmas or maybe his birthday from someone (he knows a guy from church who was long-range recon special ops in the Middle East, who was one of the teams to go out putting up temporary beacons for the copters to navigate when attacking the Bin Ladin compound, so maybe from him), and lent it to the rest of us to read.
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Re: What are we reading?
« Reply #4559 on: September 20, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »
I'm reading 'Goring' by Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel. Its pretty sobering stuff so far.
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