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Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille,
The Stand by Stephen King,
LOTR trilogy (better then the movie)
The Bourne series by Robert Ludlum (100million times better then the movies) I,Robot by Isaac Asimov
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I dunno if it's just me, but reading the book kind of ruins the movies for me (except LOTR which was done pretty well) I've always wondered if that worked the other way around? I've never seen a movie then went back and read the book
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Word of Honor by Nelson DeMille,
The Stand by Stephen King,
LOTR trilogy (better then the movie)
The Bourne series by Robert Ludlum (100million times better then the movies) I,Robot by Isaac Asimov
Principles of Business Accounting by Fo King Boreing

I dunno if it's just me, but reading the book kind of ruins the movies for me (except LOTR which was done pretty well) I've always wondered if that worked the other way around? I've never seen a movie then went back and read the book
Depends on the series. I generally find books tolerable if I watch the movie first, then read. But if it's the other way around, I usually won't have it.
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I like the entire Tom Clancy series, but then again I'm fascinated by war and all the technical aspects of it. He gets VERY in depth with technical details. If you're interested, start with The Hunt For Red October and go from there.

Another author I've read a lot lately has been Martin Cruz Smith. He wrote Gorky Park, Polar Star and Red Square (among others) that are all really great reads about a Russian investigator that always seems to draw the short straw in life.

I own pretty much the entire Clancy collection, and all the Martin Cruz Smith ones I mentioned. I think you're in Calgary so you can borrow some if you want.

I've run out of stuff to read lately so I'm going back and rereading Clancy stuff again. At an average of 800-1000 pages a book, it gives me something to do!
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Recomend a good book

The walking dead graphic novels are great. I couldn't put them down when I started reading. The novels associated with the walking dead are pretty good as well.
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I like the entire Tom Clancy series, but then again I'm fascinated by war and all the technical aspects of it. He gets VERY in depth with technical details. If you're interested, start with The Hunt For Red October and go from there.

Another author I've read a lot lately has been Martin Cruz Smith. He wrote Gorky Park, Polar Star and Red Square (among others) that are all really great reads about a Russian investigator that always seems to draw the short straw in life.

I own pretty much the entire Clancy collection, and all the Martin Cruz Smith ones I mentioned. I think you're in Calgary so you can borrow some if you want.

I've run out of stuff to read lately so I'm going back and rereading Clancy stuff again. At an average of 800-1000 pages a book, it gives me something to do!
But I guess the pussies of the world can just read books or watch movies about war since any real life thrill will be too much for them to handle. I guess some people must live their life through someone else so they can feel like they did it themselves.
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Re: Recomend a good book

The Jurassic Park series is a good read. In fact most of the Chriton books are a good read. I read those books after watching the movies and I still enjoy the movies. The Eye Of The Dragon by Stephen King is a good book too. Not a horror novel, just a good fantasy story where King shows off his writing ability.

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My favorite Tom Clancy is Red Storm Rising, I read it every decade or so.

For fun, check out Tim Dorsey, start with Orange Crush or something older (2002ish), doesn't really matter, they all star a lunatic serial killer and his loveable sidekick Coleman. They only prey on bad people and....its funny as shit. A casual example of one of his more tame murder weapons: the board game "Mouse Trap".

Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. I don't really get how this whole thing gets stolen and basically plagiarized so this western author can capitalize on the trilogy and movies....other than the fact that when this was ready to come out here, the US was dealing with Columbine.(Hunger Games)

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I've run out of stuff to read lately so I'm going back and rereading Clancy stuff again. At an average of 800-1000 pages a book, it gives me something to do!
Do you know Tom Rob Smith: Child 44, The Secret Speech, Agent 6? Could fit your preferences.

The Swarm has about 20 pages technical details of a warship (whats where I only quickly scanned and skipped pages )
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