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It's winter and I'm running out of stuff to read.  I'm looking for suggestions.  Please nothing that needs to be colored. I've been through Raymond Chandler, Dashel Hammett,  and most of Eric Ambler (bought it, but still a have a couple to go). I'd like some more of that sort of stuff.  Please not any Clancey clones. I've got most of that stuff too.   I've read Alan Furst over the summer and would like something in that vein ("Night Soldiers" is a must read). I'd like some of the later Mickey Spillane stuff if I can find it (without paying collectors prices). Other suggestions guys?
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I'm reading Ollie Norths latest "American Heroes"  How about that?  Good read so far IMHO.
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Originally posted by Steelbenz Steelbenz wrote:

I'm reading Ollie Norths latest "American Heroes"  How about that?  Good read so far IMHO.
 
I've read some stuff by North, not bad, not great.  May I suggest you read "Compromised" by  Terry Reed who had North as his case officer.
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What about Clive Cussler "Dirk Pitt".
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If you haven't read all 29 of Wilbur Smith's novels; then that ought to keep you busy for awhile.  
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you ever read anything about carlos hathcock??
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Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills is a good read, albeit short. 
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 read it dont wear it out!
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you ever read anything about carlos hathcock??
Twice if not three times.
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ED that does look interesting.
 
CT I grew up with that stuff and after a while it all starts to look like work. I start to view it with a critical eye.  While your trying to make the pages stick together, I'm trashing the lighting and the fact that tits are smaller than they used to be.
 
I am giving extra points for stuff that is european and before WW2 or just post WW2.  That is because of certain parallels I am seeing.
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Spy kinda stuff, I would say Vince Flynn or David Baldacci is good reading.  Depends if you want fiction or non-fiction.
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Roy Weatherby.....the man the legend.
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How about "Chickenhawk" or "Too the Limit"  Great reads and info on the Helicopter Pilots in Vietnam
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I know he is a not an adult (not child's writer either) writer but if you are looking for an easy read that has a good story I would suggest any of Gary Paulsen's books

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Scooter, I've got most of Flynn stuff and some of Baldacci.
 
Monster, try Jimmy Buffet's books, in your case you may want to start with Jolly Mon. I suggest that you start at the begining as some of his some of his stuff builds on its self.
 
Guy's I do close to two dozen books a year, not counting the books on CD while I'm in the truck.  Most of the new stuff I go through too fast. I am looking on the cheap rack.
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Looney, I'll look out for it ... I read John Nosler's book over Thanksgiving, Interesting, but not as techincal as I had hoped.
 
Helo, I've seen some of that, but have not read it.
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Silver are you saying I should read little kids books? Gary Paulsen is not for little kids I read it in like 8th or 9th grade but I remember his books being about survival in the outdoors. It was not an insult if that's what you took it as.

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Try Joel Rosenberg.  Start with "The Last Jihad".  There are several after that.  I'm reading "The Ezekiel Option" now.  These novels are based on what's going on in the world today and Biblical prophecy.  It will make you think, a lot.
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Scooter, I've got most of Flynn stuff and some of Baldacci.
 
Monster, try Jimmy Buffet's books, in your case you may want to start with Jolly Mon. I suggest that you start at the begining as some of his some of his stuff builds on its self.
 
Guy's I do close to two dozen books a year, not counting the books on CD while I'm in the truck.  Most of the new stuff I go through too fast. I am looking on the cheap rack.
 
Hmmmmm.... me too on those authors..  Try Dan Brown, author of the Davinci Code - Angels and Demons.. Most folks have read those, but his other books are also very good reading.  I know many people like Clyde Cusslers book series.  I haven't personally read them but the series has many loyal followers and they are on cd's also.  I'm also a fan of Lois L'amour westerns.. Read them since I was a kid.
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mwyates, I have most of that read and suggest Epicenter for everybody

Monster, I figured you had kids.
 
Ed, now you know we got green eggs
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O no I don't have kids, I'm only 21. The books I referred to are not like adult books that make you think but they are good stories about survival in wilderness and I thought someone might want some light reading that is pretty entertaining  for anyone at any age. 
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