Post by Luke Skywalker on Aug 10, 2012 23:50:30 GMT -5
Unbroken Split Second From Hell
Both great books about WWII pilots that went through an amazing life. Shot at, shot down, ran with Carl Lewis in the Olympics, life raft survival or not, Japanese torture. Amazing true stories that kept me wanting more.
Both can be found at Amazon even though the second has been out of print for decades.
I actually met the second author and pilot several times at teen snow camps. He had the unique ability that many don't have. As a senior citizen he could take a room full of 300 teens and keep them on the edge of their seat or laughing hysterically or most often both at the same time.
THe last time I read them was back in 2009...so I doubt I could find them since I've moved 3 times since then. Now that I think about it, I think I'll tell my wife to find them in hardcover. I got a few books I keep around. (Edgar Allen Poe Poems, and a few other books printed in the early 1900's)
Last Edit: Aug 11, 2012 1:27:16 GMT -5 by Nico Diath
Post by auscustomsabers on Aug 11, 2012 1:52:46 GMT -5
The hunger games trilogy. GREAT read! Also the set of books by Ryder Windham. That i know of there's a luke skywalker one, an Anakin/Vader one, a Maul one and an Obi Wan one. I've read the obi maul and vader one and am halfway through the maul one. Each one basically starts at the beginning of their lives and goes through to the end... sometimes beyond Hard to explain but AWESOME reads and incredibly well written!
Post by Warrent Voyd on Aug 11, 2012 7:09:28 GMT -5
I'm sure everyone has read or heard about "Splinter of the minds eye". It was the first SW paperback I ever read. I'm sure the current books surpass it but it got me started.
Also not a "book" but there is a magazine out called "Geek". I just picked up the second issue yesterday. It covers music, movies, video games, models, tech gadgets, collectables, etc. There's been SW related stuff in both issues so far. The current issue has a cool pull out poster of spaceship models that laid out so you can see how they relate in size to each other! The Star Destroyer is huge! Surprised that the Battlestar Galactica is almost as big.
Post by Master Durangus on Sept 21, 2012 10:54:51 GMT -5
Recently I've been reading the Circle Trilogy by Ted Dekker. They're intriguing, a little to Bible-preachy for my tastes (the whole thing is an allegory which ruins a lot of the suspense because it's more of "how he's going to do it" rather than what he's going to do.) but well-written and a good read. I'm on the second book of the trilogy, almost done with it. I'll probably get the third to finish it out (I'm one of those guys) and then move to something else.
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