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The Way of All Flesh - Samuel Butler

Sister Carrie - Theodore Dreiser

The Recognitions - William Gaddis

McTeague - Frank Norris


The Trouble With Principle - Stanley Fish

The World On Paper - David R Olson

The Prince - Machiavelli

Why I Am Not A Christian - Bertrand Russell

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The Hell's Angels Hunter S Thompson

The Call of the Wild Jack London

A Catcher in the Rye J D Salinger

The Great Shark Hunt Hunter S Thompson

Half asleep in frog pajamas Tom Robbins

Practical shooting Beyond the fundamentals Brian Enos

Lonesome Dove Larry Mcmurtry

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I couldn't possibly list MY fave books... too long a list, for sure. But I noticed someone mentioned Anthem by Ayn Rand--a sleeper of a book... quite futuristic (almost sci-fi, really) and a short read compared to her other sagas.

I can now tell you what the inmates at the Lane County Jail like... Louis L'Amour westerns (!), adventure fiction, sci-fi and the like. We recently bought and acquired (donations) lots of Westerns (among other things), and so Louis L'Amour is in abundance. Boy, were the 3rd-Floor guys glad to see the Librarian update THEIR bookshelves last week! They DO read a lot, as you can imagine.

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In no particular order;

The Dancing Wu-Li Masters, Gary Zukav

Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting, Ed McGivern

Hell, I Was There!, Elmer Keith

Hit The White Part, Massad Ayoob

Far Journeys, Robt. A. Monroe

Ultimate Journey, Robt. A. Monroe

Anything by W.E.B. Griffin

The Inner Game of Tennis, W. Timothy Gallwey

Anything by Bill Bryson

States of Consciousness, Charles T. Tart

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anything by C.J. Box

ie Blood Trail

Blue Heaven


Open Season


Mysteries centering around a Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett. They make you want to move to Wymoing.

Also anything by Lee Child, his books are also mysteries, around a former MP who wonders around the county from one problem to the next, they are excellent.

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That's at least the second recent recommendation about Lee Child that I've heard/seen.

Some insightful Mystery genre reads (speaking of the Wyoming game warden) are Tony Hillerman's 'Navajo Cop' crime fiction mysteries with insightful viewpoints from that New Mexico region. He's written MANY mystery novels over the years as kind of a continuing saga of two or three certain tribal LEOs. As easy to read as, say, Sue Grafton, but the regional twist is unique.

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Lee Child can write a little.....

So can Robert Crais, Micheal Connelly, and John Sandford.....

Then there's Mario Acevedo --- who's twist on the mystery novel is that his protagonist is also a vampire. (I wouldn't normally read vampire fiction, but Vlad turned me on to Acevedo, who's really quite funny.....)

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Honor Harrington series- David Weber

Bolo- David Weber

Area 51 series- Robert Doherty

WorldWar series- Harry Turtledove

Starfist series- David Sherman & Dan Cragg

I mainly like sci fi space opera stuff........And last but not least, anything written by Clive Cussler.


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A few I have read or am reading:

BlackHawk Down by Mark Bowden

Mogadishu Herosim and Tragedy by Kent DeLong and Steven Tuckey

Not A Good Day To Die by Sean Naylor

Stalkers and Shooters by Kevin Dockery

After The Echo by Russ Clagett

Trigger Men by Hans Halberstadt

Leadership and Training For The Fight by MSG (RET) Paul Howe

The Tactical Trainer by MSG (RET) Paul Howe

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A lot of Sci Fi here. A lot of my favorites are posted next to some I am not familiar with. I will have to pick some of those unfamiliar books.

My favorites:

Neuromancer William Gibson

Snow Crash Neal Stephenson

The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer Neal Stephenson

Spares Michael Marshall Smith

Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future Mike Resnick

Only Forward Michael Marshall Smith

Doomsday Book Connie Willis

Across Realtime Vernor Vinge

Zodiac Neal Stephenson

Beggars in Spain Nancy Kress

Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card

Job : A Comedy of Justice Robert Heinlein

Distraction Bruce Sterling

Altered Carbon Richard K. Morgan

Borders of Infinity Lois McMaster Bujold

To Say Nothing of the Dog Connie Willis

Dune Frank Herbert

The Honor of the Queen David Weber

Citizen of the Galaxy Robert Heinlein

Wild Cards 1

Rainbows End Vernor Vinge

Use of Weapons Iain Banks

Catch 22 Joseph Heller

Lord of the Flies William Golding

The Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Mark Twain

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I don't read alot of books. I read more short stories from mags more than anything but I have read all these series. Some several times.

The Riftwar Saga series by Raymond E. Feist

The Dragonrealm series by Richard A. Knaak

Dragonlance series


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Good afternoon, all,

I really enjoyed the following books that I recently read:

The Hunter, The Hammer, & Heaven by Robert Young Pelton

Robert's Ridge by Malcolm MacPherson (heart breaking story, these guys are incredible)

Snubby Revolver by Ed Lovette

And my long time favorites (sorry guys, they're all flying books...I love guns and shooting, but my passion is flying!)

Company of Eagles by Ernest Gann

Flying Circus by Ernest Gann

Fate is the Hunter by Ernest Gann

Fly for your Life by Larry Forrester (about Robert Stanford Tuck)

Scream of Eagles by Robert Wilcox

MIG Pilot by Victor Belenko

Warthog: Flying the A-10 in the Gulf War by William Smallwood

Strike Eagle: Flying the F-15E in the Gulf War by William Smallwood

Stick and Rudder by Wolfgang Langewiesche

Warmest regards,


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