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Post by Nicolas » Sat May 06, 2017 6:19 am

I'm half way through I pretty entertaining book about the economic business models used by Drug Cartels called 'NARCO NOMICS' How to run a drug cartel. For the business minded types it is a very enjoyable read and throws out some mind blowing facts about the industry that is the illegal drug trade.

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Post by FfNJGTFO » Sat May 06, 2017 6:42 am

Mine is this - The Circle

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It just came out as a movie (Emma Watson & Tom Hanks), but I guess I'm one of those "read the book first" kind of people ... [smilie=011.gif]


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Post by pokeeejoe » Sat May 06, 2017 7:10 am

Yesterday, I read John Ringo's "Princess of Wands" and "Queen of Wands." I'm still on my first cup of coffee this morning and haven't started another book yet :-)

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Post by Dave P » Sat May 06, 2017 7:23 am

I am looking forward to "One Second After", power outage. Should be here in a couple of days.
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Post by fish » Sat May 06, 2017 8:19 am

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Post by Trouter3 » Sat May 06, 2017 10:22 am

A lot of Westerns ..Louis L'Armour, Zane Grey, William Johnstones, mountain man series, usually can read one a week, fast action filled authentic outdoor stuff. Also just read out of Africa, recently, Stanley and Livingstone and other great book about WWI, historical novel by Jeff Shaara called " to the last man" good reading material, my good buddy is a physician and says reading is good for you, keeps the grey matter in your head stimulated ...

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Post by Hotspur » Sat May 06, 2017 10:59 am

Anything by James Lee Burke or Ian Rankin, although I've read all the Rebus books now.

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Post by Casual » Sat May 06, 2017 12:09 pm

Playboy... they got good editorials

And it helps me because they got pictures on every page so it makes it like I'm reading a lot.
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Post by Cardboard_killer » Sat May 06, 2017 1:05 pm

Reading three books right now.
Blitzkrieg by Niklas Zetterling. It's not terribly good, but I'm almost finished so will keep going.
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The Glorious Cause: The American Revolution, 1763-1789 by Robert Middlekauff. Great book, but it is a long one. About a third of the way through.
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American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom, and National Identity in the Age of Revolution by A. Roger Ekirch. My dad sent this to me, and I read about forty pages before I put it down as I had the other two books going and want to get them done first. Those first forty pages were very good; if the rest of the book holds up, I can see why he sent it to me.

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Post by Rigme » Sat May 06, 2017 1:46 pm

A lot of good books listed.
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Post by Jeepsnguns » Sat May 06, 2017 6:44 pm

Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno, I thought it was a good read:

Not my words, copy/paste from the net: Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri's The Inferno.
Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.

Before that one I read a very entertaining non-fiction book by Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City:

Not my words, copy/paste from the net: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America is a 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is based on real characters and events.
The book is set in Chicago in 1893, intertwining the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle".
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Post by lakelandman » Sun May 07, 2017 1:51 am

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Post by tcpip95 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:24 am

Got two books from Randy Wayne White (Doc Ford Series), and am reading them now.

He's a local author here in Ft. Myers/Sanibel.

Since leaving home at age 16, and skipping college in the process, New York Times best-selling author Randy Wayne White has been a farm hand, a brass and iron foundry worker, a telephone lineman, and, for thirteen years, a full-time fishing guide at Tarpon Bay Marina on Florida's Sanibel Island. He has been stabbed, "shot at with intent," and was in a hotel that got blown up by Shining Path Anarchists in Peru. As a columnist for Outside magazine he has covered the America's Cup races in Australia, gone dog sledding in Alaska, searched for wild orangutans on Borneo, brought back refugees from Cuba, been diving in the infamous Bad Blue Hole lake on the desolate Cat Island in the Bahamas, and even participated in a mission to steal back General Manuel Noriega's bar stools.

DEEP BLUE is White's 23rd Doc Ford book and SEDUCED is the 4th book in his award-winning Hannah Smith series. He has also had four collections of his columns for Outside magazine and elsewhere published. In 2002, a one-hour documentary film called The Gift of the Game, about Randy's trip to Cuba to find the remnants of the Little League teams founded by Ernest Hemingway in the days before Castro, won the "Best of the Fest" award from the 2002 Woods Hole Film Festival, then was bought by PBS and broadcast station by station in the spring and summer of 2003.

White has been awarded the Conch Republic Prize for Literature, as well as the John D. Macdonald Award for Literary Excellency. He is one of only four writers named as an Editor At Large by prestigious Outside magazine (Jon Krakauer, Hampton Sides and Tim Cahill are the others). In 2011, White was named a Florida Literary Legend by the Florida Heritage Society. A fishing and nature enthusiast, he has also written extensively for National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, Playboy and Men's Health.

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Post by Nicolas » Sun May 07, 2017 7:22 am

Casual wrote:Playboy... they got good editorials

And it helps me because they got pictures on every page so it makes it like I'm reading a lot.
Dude your posts have become worthless ............ [smilie=stirthepot.gif]

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Post by g.willikers » Sun May 07, 2017 7:46 am

Vicious Circle, by C.J. Box.
A Joe PIckett Wyoming game warden novel, the latest of the series.
I'm also waiting for Stephen Hunter's latest, "G Man."
And just finished "News Of the World", by Paulette Jiles, an excellent yarn of Texas after the Civil War.
For nonfiction, I'm also reading the history of Saint Augustine, Florida, from the first Spanish settlement through to the American take over.
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Post by bmup » Sun May 07, 2017 9:31 am

"Angeleyes" by Michael Z. Williamson. I got started reading the Freehold series because I ran out of Larry Corriea books - until he writes some more.

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Post by firemedic2000 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:38 am

O'Reillys. Legends and Lies the real west and Killing the Rising Sun. Really liked the first one
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Re: What is everyone's current read

Post by Casual » Sun May 07, 2017 1:27 pm

Nicolas wrote:
Casual wrote:Playboy... they got good editorials

And it helps me because they got pictures on every page so it makes it like I'm reading a lot.
Dude your posts have become worthless ............ [smilie=stirthepot.gif]
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Post by Beck77 » Mon May 08, 2017 8:21 am

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This is the story of the invasion of Iraq told in Evan Wright's Generation Kill from the perspective of one of the young Marine officers. I really enjoyed this book.

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