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    who is your favorite author / book?

    as my username may suggest, I am a fan of Orson Scott Card, although I'm not into sci-fi/fantasy in general.

    I also like Jack Higgins and John Grisham (although both are really repetitive in their books), Michael Chrichton, Tom Clancy, and JK Rowling.

    favorite books:

    Jack Higgins: The Eagle Has Landed/The Eagle Has Flown

    Ken Follett: The Eye of the Needle.

    OSC: Ender's Game (and the entire series), WYRMS, The Worthing Saga.

    JK Rowling: The entire Harry Potter series. Call me what you want, but those are GREAT books.

    Michael Chrichton: Jurassic Park. I've read it countless times.

    Tom Clancy: The Jack Ryan series ROCKS. also Without Remorse is incredible.


    what are your favorite books/authors?
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    i love to read too, and i have a wide variety of things i like to read.
    i read biograhpies and historical stuff but lately i've been more into the fantasy world of literature

    i love tad williams, his otherland series was great
    right now im reading the camulod chronicles by jack whyte, not what i would usually read but i've been enjoying it very much
    of course stephen king, the stand is one of my favorite books
    john grishom is great, painted house was my favorite, it's quite a bit different from what he usually writes, but it was based on events that has happened to him as a child
    and you guys can laugh as long and hard as you want, but i love romance novels. not the sweet syrupy ones though. i like the ones with battles and vampires and time travel lol. what can i say i spend alot of time alone
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    Quote Originally Posted by suellen446 View Post
    of course stephen king, the stand is one of my favorite books
    john grishom is great,
    interesting. i always forget a good one or two.

    King is really good, i prefer his 'non' horror novels. 'Different Seasons,' which (to those who haven't read) lead to the movie versions of The Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, and Apt Pupil, is awesome. i REALLY like 'The Breathing Method,' which was never made into a movie.

    The Green Mile rocked, as did IT and MISERY.


    the only Grisham book I haven't read is 'A Painted House,' but since you mentioned it I might have to check it out.
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    Tucker Max,

    He wrote the most foul book I have ever read, because it is so foul... it is funny in a bad sense (I do not recommend this book to anyone that is offended easily)

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    i couldnt read IT. it just freaked me out too bad, lol. never had that happen with any other book, not sure why that one especially bothered me so much.
    and i had forgot all about the green mile, you're right it did rock
    black house was awsome too, that was some weird shit.
    you just have to wonder what kind of dreams a man like that has, i wouldnt want to be bouncing around inside his mind, not at all
    there was another king book that i really liked but i cant think of the name of it, it was the dark half or the dark side, something like that, but it was really good
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    another favorite of mine was 'Youth In Revolt,' by C.D. Payne.

    hysterical 'out there' kind of book, but i've read it many times, and always laugh. it has been compared to 'A Confederacy of Dunces.'
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    I like biographies and non fiction books.

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    Anything by Vince Flynn (Tom Clancy fans will love him)

    Tom Clancy "Without Remorse"

    Neal Boortz "Somebody's Gotta Say It" & "The FairTax Book"

    William Queen "Under and Alone"

    Gunnery Sgt Jack Couglhin USMC "Shooter"

    Dave Ramsey "The Total Money Makeover"

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    Stephen King's "Gerald's Game" was pretty good. I enjoy a wide variety of books. I haven't read much lately, too much going on to concentrate. But I love a book that will hold my attention and come to life so that as I read it it is like a movie in my head.

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    Back when I had the time to read on a regular basis I really enjoyed Don Pendleton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Five-0 View Post
    Anything by Vince Flynn

    Dave Ramsey "The Total Money Makeover"
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    i like Flynn also, but haven't read the Ramsey book. maybe i REALLY should, i'm broke as hell
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    i like Flynn also, but haven't read the Ramsey book. maybe i REALLY should, i'm broke as hell

    Dave Ramsey's book can change your life.

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    John Sanford...anything from the "prey" series...my kind of cop books...LOL...
    500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.


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    Surprised nobody mentioned him or I missed it somewhere,,,how about another member of the Blue Line,,,Joseph Wambaugh his latest Hollywood Station is definately a good read along with the Onion Field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpd1384 View Post
    Surprised nobody mentioned him or I missed it somewhere,,,how about another member of the Blue Line,,,Joseph Wambaugh his latest Hollywood Station is definately a good read along with the Onion Field.
    I thought that was required reading for LEOs. No mention needed.
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