What books do you suggest reading?

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What books do you suggest reading?

Post by GimiGlider » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:23 pm

^as the title says^
Do you guys know some good novels filled with action? I am getting bored of reading Dan brown over and over again...so I'm looking for some new, good novels. You guys got any suggestions? :|
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Phoenix » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:46 pm

Tom Clancy wrote a few.

Start with the Hunt for Red October.

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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Maroon 5 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:03 am

*Agrees with Sentinel

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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by GimiGlider » Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:14 am

Sentinel182 wrote:the alex rider novels
Finished "crocodile tears" around 1 year back...essentially finished the series by then. I read eagle strike now and then when I am bored. Though I do not understand why they put a F-15c in the front...it has nothing do do with the eagle. :?
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I heard a few people present on the hunger games books for a english movie poster-making assignment. (I chose a book about hiroshima). I thought "Hm...that sounds good, might give it a shot". Then the movie was announced (kinda ironic, we were making fictional movie posters XD) and I decided to not watch the movie NOR read the books.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Taskforce 58 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:05 pm

What Phoenix said. Go with Tom Clancy, and start with Hunt for Red October. Red Storm Rising is another good place to start, and has the benefit that it has a stand-alone background unrelated to all his other novels.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Doomsday » Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:13 pm

I loved the Pendragon Adventure series

Other series to note: Maximum Ride series, Inheritance Cycle
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Philster » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:09 pm

I found the Alex Rider series somewhat repetitive after a while, but that was only me.

Right now I'm reading Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath. Fairly good.

Loved Inheritance Cycle though. Still need to get my hands on the final book! :x
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Crazypilot » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:11 pm

That depends what type of reading you like

If you haven't,you might want to read the ''Famous Five'' or ''Secret Seven'' by Enid Blyton.I used to read them when I was about 5 or 6.

or you could just go with Tom Clancy.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Midnight Rambler » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:40 pm

Inheritance <3

Oregon Files are also wroth looking up, I love 'em.

Harry Potter
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by GimiGlider » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:44 pm

Nah, don't like harry potter. Too violent. :lol:
I'll go see what I can read of you guy's suggestions.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by decaff_42 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:19 am

Sentinel182 wrote:
Philster wrote:if you like manga check out Black Lagoon and Jormungand
I second Black Lagoon.

I don't know if your interested in Star Wars at all, but there's a ton of post movie 6 series that have some length to them. They're good reads.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by dustydan1995 » Sat May 05, 2012 1:40 am

I think a lot of you would disagree with me, but I think the lightning thief is a good read.




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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Crazypilot » Sat May 05, 2012 5:00 am

Don't know if you've heard of it but

Emma Clayton-The Roar
Emma Clayton-The Whisper

It's a two book series.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Dragon029 » Sat May 05, 2012 7:12 am

The books that I read tend to be a tad mature (I'd recommend only for readers over the age of 17):

The Commonwealth / Void sagas by Peter F Hamilton
(A very nice duo of linked stories, lasting about 5 books; first one is about humanity accidentally unleashing a xenophobic alien hivemind, the second is about a mysterious intelligent void in the centre of the galaxy that is threatening to swallow the galaxy - it's full of badass imagery and very interesting technological / scientific concepts, etc - the second saga even mixes in a fantasy side-story which is very compelling on it's own - some characters also transfer over from the first saga to the second).

Stephen King novels; I've personally actually only read Under the Dome, but I've got his "It" sitting around, waiting to be read - they're fairly mature novels, but they do engross you.

The Magician (and the novels that come after it) by Raymond E Feist - if you can break through the boring start (it took me literally about 2 weeks to get past the first ~50 pages), it promises a very colourful and interesting fantasy world.

The Halo (video game) novels - they're somewhat poorly written, but if you like the video games, you'll love the books - you should probably leave out The Flood though; it's just practically the campaign of Halo 1 written down in narrative form, with a few extra scenes and events added in.

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Also, the Axis of Time novels are pretty cool as well, if not a tad short - it's the year 2021 and a US-led task force (US, UK, Japanese, Australian, French, German, Indonesian forces) are operating off Indonesia, fighting back an insurgency. Early into operations, a civilian / DARPA research ship (that was temporarily being escorted due to risk of pirate attacks) tests out a teleportation device (designed to deliver small explosive charges into the craniums of enemy leadership), which then promptly swallows up everything within about 1000km and dumps it into the year 1942, with most of the ships appearing right in the middle of the US fleet headed for Midway. The 1942 fleet is decimated, the future fleet heavily damaged - the future forces then have to try and integrate into a world not meant for them (note the allied German and Japanese cruisers). Even worse, some cruisers that were in the outer regions of the teleported mass get dumped around the globe, rewriting history even further. What happens in the aftermath shapes a new world.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Midnight Rambler » Sat May 05, 2012 9:22 am

Dragon029 wrote:....

Also, the Axis of Time novels are pretty cool as well, if not a tad short - it's the year 2021 and a US-led task force (US, UK, Japanese, Australian, French, German, Indonesian forces) are operating off Indonesia, fighting back an insurgency. Early into operations, a civilian / DARPA research ship (that was temporarily being escorted due to risk of pirate attacks) tests out a teleportation device (designed to deliver small explosive charges into the craniums of enemy leadership), which then promptly swallows up everything within about 1000km and dumps it into the year 1942, with most of the ships appearing right in the middle of the US fleet headed for Midway. The 1942 fleet is decimated, the future fleet heavily damaged - the future forces then have to try and integrate into a world not meant for them (note the allied German and Japanese cruisers). Even worse, some cruisers that were in the outer regions of the teleported mass get dumped around the globe, rewriting history even further. What happens in the aftermath shapes a new world.
That sounds sweet. I'll have to look out for them.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Dragon029 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:05 am

I don't know if you have an iPod/iPhone, or if you're okay reading books off a small screen, but I got the Axis of Time trilogy digitally - it might be on Google's/Android's Play Books store as well.

Either way, I do recommend it - for one thing, it's got an Aussie author, so he's made sure he included us for once.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by GimiGlider » Sun May 06, 2012 12:04 pm

Well, for everyone else, got some suggestions:
1. The "Warriors" series. The one about cats, yes. I read most of them 2 years ago...I think. Pretty good read, honest.
2. Dan Brown is a pretty good author too, I especially enjoy the betrayals and plot twists.
3. "H.M.S. Invincible" is great, about a submarine that gets...well, I don't want to spoil it for you.
4. "Protect & Defend" by Vince Flynn. Great read, read it in 2 days. Involves some humor, such as accusations that the Iran government watches Pornography :lol: and clinically insane terrorists.
5. "The Haijack" by Duncan Falconer. Read this during a 3-day vacation, and finished it. (Remember, I was busy during the vacation, and so I squeezed every ounce of spare time I had into reading it). Involves a suitcase bomb, and a really mad russian. Epic.
6. "Crow's War" by James Mcgee. Involves Mi-24 Hinds, a Bell 402 chopper, and a dangerous trek through Aftanisgan to evade hostile soviet troops and the Afgan Army.
7. "Resurrection day" by Glenn Meade. Currently reading that novel. Quite big, actually. Involves a very serious chemical weapon.
8. "Vulcan 607" by Rowland White. 4 words to describe: Falkland's war "Black Buck"
9. "The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo" by Larrson. No description...
10. The author Lee Child's books. I've only read two, and his stories are so far good.
11. "Hunter Killer" by Patrick Robinson. Involves lots of EXPLOSIONS. XD
12. The "Artemis Fowl" series by Eoin Colfer.
That's it for now...I'm to bored to type any more.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by FrenchTOZT » Sun May 06, 2012 9:05 pm

Only Revolutions
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Also, the Twilight series. I fell in love with that series.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by Taskforce 58 » Sun May 06, 2012 10:45 pm

Besides fictional novels, try reading some non-fictional biographic style books:

Yeager - Chuck Yeager's autobiography
The Big Show, by Pierre Clostermann - the WW2 diary of a French fighter pilot flying for the RAF
Thud Ridge, by Jack Broughton - Broughton was a USAF officer, and the book is about his experience commanding a F-105 wing during the Vietnam War.
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Re: What books do you suggest reading?

Post by zombiepieman » Fri May 11, 2012 6:29 pm

I would suggest some of Clive Cussler's novels, also Chris Ryan's are pretty good. Dale Brown's are about aircraft and are pretty good :) also a definite MUST is Metro: 2033, its a good read and goes quite deep :)
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