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Rate the last book you read

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  1. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    Ah, OK. I usually only read series.

    Joe Abercrombie has several stand alones set in the same universe as First Law. Best Served Cold is excellent.

    If you like humor Discworld is a very lengthy series but each book reads like a standalone. I would recommend Mort.

    Joe Hill has several good books out. Horns and NOS4A2.
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  2. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    Swan Song by Robert R. McCammon. Post apocalyptic fiction and a good one. In that same genre The Dog Stars by Peter Heller is a good one.
  3. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I've read Swan Song (one of my faves).

    I'll check out the other.
  4. bb721

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    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. The true story of Lou Zamperini, a runner in the 1936 Olympics which took place in Berlin under the cloud of Hitler's Nazi reign. During WWII he is shot down over the Pacific and spends 40+ days adrift at sea. When his rescue finally occurs it is at the hands of the Japanese enemy who keep him in a POW camp for years under some of the most harsh conditions imaginable. An inspiring book in so many ways.

    9/10
  5. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    What about Wilbur Smith, have you read any of his stuff? I loved his Courtney series set in eighteenth century Africa. They're quick reads and there isn't a need to read through the whole series really. When The Lion Feeds is the first book and a good one.

    I'm reading American Gods right now and struggling with it so far. Hoping the second half is better than the first.
  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    I have not read Wilbur Smith and appreciate the suggestion. I read American Gods, though. I wasn't really impressed, but I do like Gaiman.
  7. reddyuta

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    Finished Way of the kings and words of radiance by Brandon sanderson(its a 10 book epic) and it almost took me 1 month to finish them and they are exceptional and could be the next great fantasy series after game of thrones
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  8. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Yep, I agree. It's fantastic. I can't wait for the next one and since it's Sanderson we won't have to wait 7 years like GRRM.
  9. cml750

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    The last book I read was the Bible which I give a perfect 10 out of 10!!!!!
  10. ctrous25

    ctrous25 Stay Classy Philly/Minny

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    Been awhile since this thread has been active so here goes. . Harry potter series. .. wow is all can say and I saw the movies first. . I'm a fantasy fan so yeah. . Loved it .. my favorites are as follows. . Goblet of fire, deathly Hallows, prisoner of Azkaban, half blood Prince, sorcerers stone, order of the Phoenix and chamber of secrets.. 9-10
  11. Doc50

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    Agreed.
    Great read, and you deserve a "like".
  12. Phoenix

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  13. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Good answer.
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  14. JIMMYBUFFETT

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    Just finished reading the last of the Courtney Family series by Wilbur Smith. I love reading about early Africa and while there's a little too much romance in the series for me, they're still fantastic books.

    I'm in book 3 (The Lords Of The North) of the Saxon series by Bernard Cornwell right now and loving them. I've never been into the Norse/Viking genre but after watching Vikings on History I became interested and checked these out. Great series and great author so far.
  15. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Yeah, those are pretty good reads. You can tell they borrowed stuff from them for at least the first season of Vikings. Ivar the Boneless even made an appearance or got a mention, IIRC.
  16. Doc50

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    Methinks you are making a political statement through your endorsement of a perceived POV with which you agree, regardless of actual bias.

    The "secret" is that propaganda lights fires.........in opposite ways.
  17. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Inspirational non-fiction from Cowtown.
  18. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    The Art of the Deal
    Donald Trump

    10 of 10

    So many speak so uninformed about him.

    He built an empire.
    His name is a brand.
  19. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Opening up pretty soon, close to where I work, very near to the White House...


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