Good books to read

Old 02-06-2018, 06:28 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts

Death in the long grass by Peter capstick hathaway and one second after for sure
Old 02-07-2018, 08:00 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Middle Sound NC
Posts: 1,612
Received 664 Likes on 366 Posts

If you haven't read A Gentleman in Moscow, it's worth picking up.

Strange, fun read.
Old 02-07-2018, 08:05 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southwest Ranches, FL
Posts: 428
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 5 Posts

currently reading Stephen King's IT. One of the best books that I ever read. The story telling is incredible.
Old 02-07-2018, 08:37 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 310
Likes: 0
Received 69 Likes on 40 Posts

Here's a real funny book. Not very long

Name:  shit.png
Views: 426
Size:  681.4 KB
Old 02-07-2018, 12:32 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 10,869
Received 3,173 Likes on 1,781 Posts

Originally Posted by mulefeathers View Post
I started The Cuban Affair a couple of days ago. Not too far in they arrived in Cuba and have been there 2 days. This is my first Nelson Demille book and I hope it picks up soon. Starting off kinda slow.
De Mille did so many great books. I haven't read this one yet but even if it's a dud,don't give up on him. It's worth looking back at his older stuff,all the way back to the "charm school"
Plum island,Gold Coast, up country etc.. Great story teller.
Charm school is the only novel I have read twice.
Old 02-07-2018, 01:04 PM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: NJ & Greenport LI
Posts: 859
Likes: 0
Received 303 Likes on 138 Posts

Old stuff of Demille is great (though I wasn't thrilled with the one focused on Flight 800). Haven't read Charm School, but will get to it. Loved the Gold Coast (don't watch the movie!) and Plum Island.

Was very disappointed in A Gentleman in Moscow. Almost quit on it several times, powered through because several people recommended it. Got done and was like, "that's it? Why the hype?"

Check "Beneath a Scarlet Sky". Loved it. Couldn't put it down. True story about a kid that works as the driver for the number 1 Nazi in Italy during WW2.
Old 02-07-2018, 04:13 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: St. Pete
Posts: 1,288
Received 174 Likes on 123 Posts

I just finished The Vine That Ate the South by J.D. Wilkes. It's a fun read if you're a bit twisted.

"It's a relentlessly fun novel, the literary equivalent of a country-punk album that grabs you and refuses to let go. Wilkes has a perfect ear for the dialect of Kentucky, and his writing is so bright, you can almost see every abandoned shack, every kudzu-covered tree. Sure, it's bizarre, and at points almost gleefully obscene, but it's undeniably one of the smartest, most original Southern Gothic novels to come along in years."

Wilkes is the lead singer for Th' Legendary Shack Shakers. "Manic" doesn't begin to describe this guy's performing style.

Old 02-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 6,337
Likes: 0
Received 493 Likes on 249 Posts

I’m halfway through this:
It’s pretty good.
Attached Images  
Old 02-08-2018, 04:50 AM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,046
Likes: 0
Received 55 Likes on 29 Posts

Sailing Alone Around the World by Slocum.
Good read...think I've read every solo circumnavigation book there is...

Vietnam Era

365 Days...collect of combat stories...hard to put down favorite...whats cool is that one of his company commanders while in Nam just happened to be my commander while I was stationed in Germany...had to ask him about the book and he confirmed his claims...

Old 02-08-2018, 07:27 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 4,049
Received 3,943 Likes on 2,255 Posts

CARNIVORE - Dillard Johnson . Bradley AFV commander during Iraq invasion . A Pentagon paper credited him and his team with 1000 enemy kills in ONE day so someone tracked him down and wrote his story . It's about his deployments rather than one day filled with stories like when under orders to destroy Iraqi arms he came across 1500 , 2000 lb bombs and decided to detonate them - command thought a Nuke went off . He's like Rambo with a dark sense of humor .
Old 02-08-2018, 10:17 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 4,772
Received 1,064 Likes on 567 Posts


Robert Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress

Time Enough for Love

The Number of the Beast

To Sail Beyond the Sunset

to name a few

Old 02-08-2018, 12:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 172
Likes: 0
Received 233 Likes on 91 Posts

Originally Posted by forddeal View Post
The Cuban Affair is well worth the read, great recommendation from the folks here.
Old 02-08-2018, 12:25 PM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Somewhere NC
Posts: 8,769
Received 646 Likes on 364 Posts

matthew bracken all of his books are great
steven konkoly
jack murphy
just started brad thor series and im hooked
Old 02-11-2018, 05:57 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 8 Likes on 6 Posts

One that I don't think has been mentioned:

Category 5: The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane. Excellent read on the hurricane that hit the keys. Hard to put down. Can't imagine anyone riding out a major hurricane after reading this.

Also highly recommend some that have been mentioned:
A Land Remembered
One Second After
Emerald Mile
Old 02-11-2018, 07:06 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 537
Received 131 Likes on 83 Posts

“Life” by Keith Richards...phenomenal book. Highly entertaining.

“With the old breed” E.B. Sledge. It’s about 1st Marine Divisions involvement in the island hopping campaign and is considered the best account of combat from the perspective of a low ranking grunt.
Old 02-23-2018, 12:06 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: TN
Posts: 309
Received 110 Likes on 70 Posts

The Way of Men!! Awesome read; I encourage it!
Old 02-23-2018, 09:07 AM
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Palm Beach
Posts: 1,986
Received 756 Likes on 446 Posts

Originally Posted by mhedrick View Post
Undaunted Courage- Its about the Lewis and Clark expedition. Never realized all they had to endure to make the voyage.
Absolutely, almost finished with it.
Old 02-26-2018, 06:57 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 253
Likes: 0
Received 696 Likes on 434 Posts

Emmaus road
David Limbaugh(rush;s brother)
It's a 2. book series it opens up the Scriptures in the old testament & shows how they
all point to the Messiah(Jesus Christ).
Killing America by Hilary,just kid'n
Old 02-26-2018, 07:16 AM
Senior MemberCaptains Club Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marblehead, Ohio
Posts: 10,140
Received 2,202 Likes on 1,138 Posts

Attached Images  
Old 02-26-2018, 08:19 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Apopka, Fl
Posts: 102
Likes: 0
Received 63 Likes on 48 Posts

Originally Posted by shadco View Post

Robert Heinlein

Stranger in a Strange Land
This is going WAY back! First SF book I read!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.