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    Good books

    I know this was posted recently, perhaps this past summer (long time member, but I rarely post). But, I've just finished a book and am struggling to find something interesting. I enjoy Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and sports books, but I am always willing to try any genre if the book is interesting enough. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    I just finished Hade's Gambit (think end of days with zombies). Full disclosure - the lead author is my brother, so I read it with an overly critical eye. And, I must say while it isn't the greatest book of all time, it was certainly enjoyable, and I'm eagerly awaiting book 2 sometime next spring. I recommend it if you enjoy Stephen King/Dan Brown/Left Behind and the like.



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    Re: Good books

    Quote Originally Posted by SerenityNow View Post
    I know this was posted recently, perhaps this past summer (long time member, but I rarely post). But, I've just finished a book and am struggling to find something interesting. I enjoy Horror, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, and sports books, but I am always willing to try any genre if the book is interesting enough. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    I just finished Hade's Gambit (think end of days with zombies). Full disclosure - the lead author is my brother, so I read it with an overly critical eye. And, I must say while it isn't the greatest book of all time, it was certainly enjoyable, and I'm eagerly awaiting book 2 sometime next spring. I recommend it if you enjoy Stephen King/Dan Brown/Left Behind and the like.
    If you like sports books than you should check out Mike Leach's "Swing Your Sword." Great Book.


    “They're very, very hard to guard,” Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey said. “They're really good. And with Niang in the middle kind of wheeling and all those guys spreading you out, they're kind of a nightmare matchup. And they're men. They're really men.”


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    Re: Good books

    Ever heard of Harlan Coben? Great author, has a series about a sports agent whose clients always seem to get in some sort of trouble. Good thriller/ mystery action stuff. Quick, fun reads. He has a few other independent books, I don't remember the plots in particular, though.



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    Re: Good books

    Brent Weeks books, just finished the Night Angel series over the summer, very good. Haven't started his new series yet but looking forward to them



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    Re: Good books

    50 shades of grey


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    Ender's Game- great book, great series of books.

    I have been enjoying the Warhammer 40k books a lot.


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    Re: Good books

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycl1 View Post
    50 shades of grey

    My wife read all 3 of these inside of a couple of weeks. Needless to say, I was glad she did.



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    Re: Good books

    I'm enjoying Game of Thrones, though there is a bit too much made of the underage sex thing in it. I can understand trying to set the book in a place with a different set of values (more medieval-like times), but the way the books revel in it at times is a bit gross and unnecessary.



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    Re: Good books

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I'm enjoying Game of Thrones, though there is a bit too much made of the underage sex thing in it. I can understand trying to set the book in a place with a different set of values (more medieval-like times), but the way the books revel in it at times is a bit gross and unnecessary.
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    Re: Good books

    Since you're a sci-fi and fantasy guy, you've probably already read all of these, but....

    Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn Trilogy
    Pat Rothfuss - Kingkiller Chronicle (beware, this is not finished. third book is still being written)
    Ernest Cline - Ready Player One
    George RR Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire Series (once more beware, not finished)
    Phillip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Selected Stories.
    Frank Herbert - Dune
    Dan Simmons - Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion
    Orson Scott Card - Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead



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    Quote Originally Posted by mfelske View Post
    Since you're a sci-fi and fantasy guy, you've probably already read all of these, but....

    Brandon Sanderson - Mistborn Trilogy
    Pat Rothfuss - Kingkiller Chronicle (beware, this is not finished. third book is still being written)
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    Phillip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Selected Stories.
    Frank Herbert - Dune
    Dan Simmons - Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion
    Orson Scott Card - Enders Game and Speaker for the Dead
    Not a big fan of the shadow series?


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    Re: Good books

    For reals tho:

    Michael Lewis
    - Liar's Poker - 80's mortgage business boom & daily life on the trading floor
    - The Big Short - Story of the '07-'08 crash, mortgage back securities, and credit default swaps (and how people got loaded off the crash)
    - Boomerang - Author's travels through the "new third world" - Europe's financial crisis causes/effects

    only genre I can really buy a book and be excited to sit down and read


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    Re: Good books

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    Not a big fan of the shadow series?
    I haven't read it yet. I'll add it to my list.



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