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Old 07-08-2009, 09:19 AM   #85
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I just finished reading and thoroughly enjoying "Safer" by Sean Doolittle. I passed it along to my wife who also couldn't put it down. If you enjoy a good mystery, written with a nice first person narration, I highly recommend "Safer". The author has a few other published works which I intend to check out asap.

Another good, unique work of fiction is "One Second After Midnight" (I think that's it, as I loaned it out), the plot is very conceivable (the effects on life after an EMP blast) and was recently noted as a top pick on several fiction lists.
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I just finished One Second After. It was scary to understand that our country could be destroyed with only 3 nuclear weapons exploded in the upper atmosphere. The after the appocolyspe theme is a favorite of mine ever since I read Alas Bablyon by Pat Frank when I was a kid. I am currently reading Patriot which is also of that theme but is written for the extreme right wing, I would not recommend it as a form of entertainment as the character development is minimal if non existent. The book is a how to guide in the form of a novel for the hard core survivalist.
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Atlas Shrugged was the last book I finished, and it's my favorite. It really is relevant today.
I just ordered a copy from Amazon. Can hardly wait to get it.
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I just ordered a copy from Amazon. Can hardly wait to get it.
Who is John Galt?
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Can anyone give me a brief synopsis of Atlas Shrugged? I find it listed in philosophy sections and am afraid to get into something very dense. I tried to get through The Prince but just couldn't understand the literal translation from Italian.

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With the exception of one character's VERY long speach toward the end, it is not a dense, philosophical book. The philosophy is ingrained in a very interesting plot.

The main character is Dagny Taggart. She essentially runs a railroad, Taggart Transcontinental.

I say essentially because, as a woman, she can't be the real boss, but she's the only one who knows what she's doing. She and her brother inherited the railroad. Her brother is in the ol' boys network of fools who think they know how to make money.

She tries to expand the business and keeps getting thwarted. She is very good at finding solutions, but just when she needs someone, they seem to disappear. The disappearing is very important to the plot.

There's a love triangle (quadrangle?) subplot where Dagny tries to find her true love. There are even love scenes in the book.

I don't want to give away too much. I thought it would be a philosophy book, too, but the plot is what drives the book.
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:29 AM   #91
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I mostly read non-fiction history books but, in the last year, I've read the First Man in Rome serie by Colleen Mccullough. Best serie I know about the daily life in Rome during the Republic.
I also read almost all of Sharon Kay Penman books. Her books are set in England during the Middle Ages. Again very entertaining and very accurate in the historic details.

When I read ebooks, I use a program called Stanza that runs on my Ipod Touch. At first I was concerned about the size of the screen but I found out it wasn't a problem. The added bonus is that you can carry it with you all the time. So if you are in a waiting room or in line somewhere you can read your favorite books.

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I havent read all the posts here .. Just finished In Harms Way and Blind Mans Bluff ... Both excellent reads ..

Am just about finished with Glenn Beck's Common Sense , and about to start Dick Morris' Catastrophe
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I havent read all the posts here .. Just finished In Harms Way and Blind Mans Bluff ... Both excellent reads ..

Am just about finished with Glenn Beck's Common Sense , and about to start Dick Morris' Catastrophe
Is 'Common Sense' a pack of lies, as the MSM claims or is it worth reading?
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It's worth it , I dont believe anything the MSM talking heads put out ..
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This is a great site for all avid readers. I recently ran across it. I have found a selection of books there at great savings. Mention my name if you join and I will get free books. I have about 50 or so books listed on the site.

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