I need a new book.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ryan42, May 14, 2012.

  1. graehaven

    graehaven Active Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    2,943
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Finished Hunter-After the Fall

    Hunter-After the Fall
    While an enjoyable read, I didn't expect something so formulaic and predictable. It sort of reminded me of a Louis L'Amour novel, where the archetype hero character is excellent at every task he needs to be, is perfectly balanced, yet one with nature, and still able to integrate with his fellow man. A bit unbelievable. But then, it is escapist fiction. Some of the other aspects in the book were a bit over the top as well, for an apocalyptic novel, in terms of the prescience of the leader who founded a small community, whose knowledge and funds, pre-fall, seemed bottomless. Weakens the story I'm afraid. Probably won't continue with this series. There's plenty of other good reads out there though.

    Next: Survive the Coming Storm

    It's non-fiction though.

    Just acquired the Road to Serfdom too. Includes other documents as well.
  2. terryu1

    terryu1 Armed Infidel Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    NE Pennsylvania
    +1 I have a copy on my desk here at work and re read sections from time to time
  3. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,665
    Location:
    marion indiana
    Ive been reading The survivors book one (life after war)and book two now im on Safe Haven Book 3 and I cant put the darn thing down.Its one of the best books ive read.Book One and two is free on your kindle and book three was only $3.03.
  4. Thorisin

    Thorisin New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    Southern California
    The Forever War by Joe Haldeman.

    Pacifist who fought in Vietnam. Intersting read.


    The hero is a failed pacifist who is forced to fight an interstellar war.
  5. Dennis C

    Dennis C New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2009
    Messages:
    789
    Location:
    South Dakota
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
General Discussion Not what the military needed after Ft Hood Apr 9, 2014
General Discussion Good folks needing help vs. pro begging Apr 5, 2014
General Discussion I need an opinion of a Louisanan Mar 31, 2014
General Discussion In need of gunsmith advice Mar 4, 2014
General Discussion U.S.A.A. ... Need Some Impressions Feb 22, 2014