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#1 Integrity28

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

I know a handful of you come from a site dedicated to a series of books, and I know many of the Jets fans here are avid readers, like Jetscode and Hess, who both have given me the impression they are well read.

Mafia gives me a great channel of interest into some movies/shows I've not come across, was hoping maybe there were some books that we could surface as well.

Most recently, I think Hess mentioned the book "Drood" by Dan Simmons in a post. I needed something to read on my flight home, and had about 10 minutes to pick a book, so I grabbed it. So far, it's pretty good... would be cool if we can keep this thread vital with other great suggestions.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

I like reading some older stuff from time to time. Just finished J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey", and am now on Albert Camus's "The Fall". Both are a bit above my head but also have some outstanding philosophy.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:40 PM

Well what kind of books are you looking to be suggested? Do you have any kind of genre you like? Even something like "lots of guns" is helpful in making a suggestion.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan


Naw u gotta start slow. Read trilogies then expand to longer series.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Well what kind of books are you looking to be suggested? Do you have any kind of genre you like? Even something like "lots of guns" is helpful in making a suggestion.


No. I don't have a preferred genre.

My wife got me to read those Mockingjay books along with her though, those were middle school reading level. I do prefer books that push the boundaries of my vocabulary. Fiction, non-fiction doesn't matter. Compelling stories does.

I love, LOVE, character development. Intrigue. Suspense. Stories of honor, courage. That sort of stuff.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

Hmmm
Maybe The Bounty Trilogy?
The first book is a little slow but Men Against The Sea and Pitcairn's Island were epic.
It's all based on real events which I thought was pretty amazing.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

I mostly read a LOT of YA Lit these days, lol. But I will recommend a favorite book of mine, Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris. Check out some of the reviews because I can't do it justice. It was one of the most enjoyable reads of my life and really well done.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:02 PM

No. I don't have a preferred genre.

My wife got me to read those Mockingjay books along with her though, those were middle school reading level. I do prefer books that push the boundaries of my vocabulary. Fiction, non-fiction doesn't matter. Compelling stories does.

I love, LOVE, character development. Intrigue. Suspense. Stories of honor, courage. That sort of stuff.


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

I know a handful of you come from a site dedicated to a series of books, and I know many of the Jets fans here are avid readers, like Jetscode and Hess, who both have given me the impression they are well read.

Mafia gives me a great channel of interest into some movies/shows I've not come across, was hoping maybe there were some books that we could surface as well.

Most recently, I think Hess mentioned the book "Drood" by Dan Simmons in a post. I needed something to read on my flight home, and had about 10 minutes to pick a book, so I grabbed it. So far, it's pretty good... would be cool if we can keep this thread vital with other great suggestions.

thats awesome! I hope I didn't steer you in the wrong direstion. The plot can be tedious at times but he's just a really good writer IMO.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

thats awesome! I hope I didn't steer you in the wrong direstion. The plot can be tedious at times but he's just a really good writer IMO.


It's great so far. Yeah, there are some points that drag, but overall I'm interested still after 200 pages in 3 days, which is a lot when you consider all the crap I've got going on.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Honor and courage eh?

The Malazan Book of the Fallen is a well thought of fantasy series. I read the first book and loved it, but haven't read any further yet. What I like about it so far are the Bridgeburners, which is an elite military company that the Empress of the Malazan Empire throws into suicide missions because she wants them dead. Their willingness to go into missions that are obviously designed to kill them and the camaraderie they share is really cool.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

Also, LotR has a lot of honor and courage, but Tolkien's character development is very subtle. I didn't understand a lot of the nuance until I took a class on it.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

Also, LotR has a lot of honor and courage, but Tolkien's character development is very subtle. I didn't understand a lot of the nuance until I took a class on it.


Yeah, those I've read a couple times over. :)
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

Honor and courage eh?

The Malazan Book of the Fallen is a well thought of fantasy series. I read the first book and loved it, but haven't read any further yet. What I like about it so far are the Bridgeburners, which is an elite military company that the Empress of the Malazan Empire throws into suicide missions because she wants them dead. Their willingness to go into missions that are obviously designed to kill them and the camaraderie they share is really cool.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Yeah, those I've read a couple times over. :)


Yeah. Also, Sam is so much more cooler in the books than the movies.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Sounds like I should be giving you a wedgie.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Yeah. Also, Sam is so much more cooler in the books than the movies.


Sam is awesome in both. Sean Astin was Mikey, Rudy and Sam. Dude is awesome!
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Kinda been wanting to read either James Bond or Sherlock Holmes books for awhile now but haven't gotten around to it yet
Anyone ever read any of those? How are they?
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Kinda been wanting to read either James Bond or Sherlock Holmes books for awhile now but haven't gotten around to it yet
Anyone ever read any of those? How are they?


I really like Sherlock Holmes but I know it's not everyone's thing.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:20 AM

I'm now reading an assortment of Ralph Waldo Emerson's collected works. Guy was a genius.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:09 PM


Sam is awesome in both. Sean Astin was Mikey, Rudy and Sam. Dude is awesome!

 

Are you still reading the book btw? Tbh I left off on page 300 like 2-3 weeks ago and haven't touched it since. Just too busy or lazy. 


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:20 PM

"The Passage" by Justin Cronin (2010) got incredible reviews a la McCarthy's "The Road".  I'll be reading that one soon.


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

"The Passage" by Justin Cronin (2010) got incredible reviews a la McCarthy's "The Road".  I'll be reading that one soon.

 

I read, The Road, and I loved it. It's super easy to read, I think it took like 2-3 nights and I was done. Could not watch the movie. It's like, why put myself through a visual of this story when I already know the ending. 


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