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Old 01-15-2013, 5:23 AM
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I highly recommend Brackens books enemies foreign and domestic. I was curious as to what others have read or are reading right now.
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Does audio books count? Lol... I recommend The Lost Regiment (Civil War Era/Sci Fi)
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Just finished reading "The Passage"

Man made virus causes vampires who are a hive mind. The world ends as a result, and most of the book deals with the survivors.

It was a decent time killer.
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Suggest reading "Patriots" by James Wesley Rawles along with his other fiction and non-fiction preparation books. Interesting story woven with lots of survival information that one group pursued. If you want to go old school, Ragnar Benson has been a popular author from the 80's/90's.
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The Patriot is a great book...Kind of a survival manual masked within a story.

Door to Door: An Epic Memoir of War by David Bellavia is also a great read. Very detailed
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Surviving a zombie apocalypse (or something to that nature)... Got it for Christmas. Nothing in it i haven't though of already, but Im not too far in.
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I love a good fiction, that is why I am reading the California State Budget Proposal by Jerry Brown!
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
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Done reading it now but, a Song of Ice and Fire series is excellent. This is the book series that brought us Game of Thrones on HBO.
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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

+1 Good read, interesting and gives an idea of what it'll look like with millions of people bugging out?

Other good books:

Undaunted Courage
With the Old Breed
Boone
Jedediah Smith
Westering Man

Oops sorry these are non-fiction
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I 2nd one of the books posted just above me: With the Old Breed, by E. B. Sledge (Sledgehammer).

Edit: My mistake in reading the title of your post (fiction). This book isn't fiction, it's a great account of a couple of WW II battles in the pacific.
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I finished Patriots just a few weeks ago. Loved it.
I plan on getting Enemies Foreign and Domestic next.
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The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown.

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
Best Zombie book I have read and hopefully a good movie too.

I am currently reading Day By Day Armagedon: Shattered Hourglass.
Another good zombie series.
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Lights out was a great read.
The raggedy edge was pretty good followed by crossroad of shadows.
Patriots was good but the technical aspect read more like a manual than a story at times. Is the specific trigger installed on someone's AR really pertinent to the storyline?
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Finished Unintended Consequences a few days ago. The read Collision Course all in one night on Monday. Both are good books, however I'd hold off on Collision Course if you haven't read a bunch of other books in the genre. This one's a little different.

Stephen Hunter is suppose to have a new book out this week, I'm going to try to get it today. Bob Lee Swagger is one of my favorite characters, even if he is 80 years old now.

Bracken's Enemies trilogy is one of my favorites. Highly recommended.
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Just got done with "Patiorts" and re-read "Lucifer's Hammer" which is awesome, both are pretty good for survival fiction. In honesty I stopped Patriots though, it is a great book for starting a supply list but as far as being readable it lacks severely... Now i am into Footfall which is the same team of Niven and Pournelle who did Lucifer's Hammer. Wish I could find an audio book of Lights Out.
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Lights out was a great read.
The raggedy edge was pretty good followed by crossroad of shadows.
Patriots was good but the technical aspect read more like a manual than a story at times. Is the specific trigger installed on someone's AR really pertinent to the storyline?
I read raggedy edge about a year ago. Didn't think it was the best book, maybe 3 out of 5 stars. Is crossroad of shadows any better?
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I just started book #2 in the "The Remaining" series, the first book was awesome!!!
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Not ficton but light easy informative reading is emergency by neil strauss
Also liked all brackens books including castigo cay and +1 on lights out, one second after and JWR series patriots, survivors, and founders.
I am suprised no on has mentioned my personal fav alas babylon
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On book 5 of the 21 book set of the Patrick O'Brien "Aubrey and Maturin" Series. These were the books that "Master and Commander; far side of the world" that Russell Crowe made a few years back was based on. I love historical fiction.

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"Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. It makes any other end-of-the-government read look like a third-grade bedtime book.

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Just started reading "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley I'm on page ten but its very interesting so far.
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Bracken's Enemies Foreign And Domestic books were great (the first two anyway, the third one...not so much) especially with what's going on today. I highly recommend them.

I'm currently reading David Crawford's Collision Course but so far I'm not too excited about it. The storyline seems a bit rushed. I'm only 90 pages in so I'm not giving up on it yet. The author's first book, Light's Out, was of course phenomenal.

As far as Patriots is concerned....ugh, it was hard to get through it. I know it holds value as far as survival/prepping tips and techniques, but as a literary work of fiction it is a painful disaster. If anyone wants my copy just send me a few bucks for shipping and its yours.

The last really great novel I read was D.J. Molles's The Remaining. And that book was AMAZING. Its actually a series of three relatively short books and the writing, storyline, and characters are excellent. The thrill and suspense factors are sky-high chapter after chapter. Well worth your time.

I have to say though, if you only read one more novel for the rest of your life, it absolutely MUST be John Ross's masterpiece Unintended Consequences. This should be required reading for every freedom-loving gunowner in America. It is a novel but actually contains more facts in it than some non-fiction books. I have read a TON of books and honestly I have yet to find one that even comes close to Unintended Consequences. It is the gold standard that I compare every other book to. Good luck finding a copy for under $200 dollars though. And no, you can't borrow mine.

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Not ficton but light easy informative reading is emergency by neil strauss
Also liked all brackens books including castigo cay and +1 on lights out, one second after and JWR series patriots, survivors, and founders.
I am suprised no on has mentioned my personal fav alas babylon
I didn't mention Alas Babylon because to me it was a bit "fluffy" you can tell it was written in a more civilized time. It's short enough to give a quick read though.
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Unintended Consequences is available as a free pdf download. Just google it. My understanding is the author is OK with it being out there
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I highly recommend Brackens books enemies foreign and domestic. I was curious as to what others have read or are reading right now.
I agree, already read all 3 of his books in that series.
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Finished One Second After late November.
World War Z end of December.
Started Lucifer's Hammer this month.

That brings the number of books I've read in the last decade to about 8.
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"Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. It makes any other end-of-the-government read look like a third-grade bedtime book.
I finally read it this year... Pretty good subtext, crappy writing, and about a thousand or so pages too long. But I am glad I finally read it. :-)
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