November 18, 2003, 07:58 PM
Since I know there are a number of Stephen Hunter fans here I thought I'd pass along a novel that I just finished that reads pretty much like one of his. It's Wolf Pass by Steve Thayer. The plot is is somewhat along the lines of Time to Hunt. ( BTW, do you thing we will ever see Bob Lee again?) Another book I highly recommend is Frederick Forsyth's (Day of the Jackal) latest, Avenger. The main character was a tunnel rat in Nam and the book goes back to that time to describe what it was like.
November 18, 2003, 09:09 PM
100th post! (but who's counting?)
Feast of Bones (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/080410834X/qid=1069207494/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-2688588-1861440?v=glance&s=books) by Daniel Bolger.
This novel chronicles the career of a Soviet airborne officer, from his training to combat in Grenada, Afghanistan, and a coup in Moscow.
Red Army (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671676695/qid=1069207661/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/103-2688588-1861440?v=glance&s=books) by Ralph Peters.
While not gun-related, this World War III novel -- a genre I generally do not like -- is the only one I know of that is entirely from the Soviet point of view.
A bit off-topic, but his 1998 essay about loser cultures (http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/98spring/peters.htm) is important if you're interested about the war on terror.
Unintended Consequences (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1888118040/qid=1069207899/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/103-2688588-1861440) by John Ross (http://thehighroad.org/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=5604)
If Tom Clancy wrote about the gun culture instead of the Navy, he might have written something like this. It has all of the strengths and weaknesses of a Tom Clancy novel.
Enemies: Foreign and Domestic (http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/) by Matthew Bracken (http://thehighroad.org/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=2956)
I must admit I haven't read the whole thing yet, but the excerpts (http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/excerpts.htm) were good enough that I will get the book so I can finish it.
Two by James P. Hogan (http://jamesphogan.com):
The Proteus Operation (http://jamesphogan.com/books/proteus/baen96/titlepage.shtml)
In 1973, the Nazis and their allies are on the verge of conquering the United States and Australia. A small team of scientists and special forces is sent back in time to 1939 to try to change the outcome of World War II.
Two Faces of Tomorrow (http://jamesphogan.com/books/twoface/baen97/titlepage.shtml)
Deciding that a new artificial intelligence system would be to dangerous to test on Earth (think Skynet (http://imdb.com/title/tt0088247/)), its creators install it onto an orbital station. They -- with the help of the military -- begin a series of escalated attacks to test the computer's survival instincts. Needless to say, things don't turn out the way the humans expected (otherwise, it would have been a very dull book).
And speaking of novels, I recall seeing on in the store a couple of years ago about some guy who starts assassinating lobbyists of the "National Gun Association" to teach them a lesson about the evils of guns, or some crap like that. Does anyone know the book or author? I thought it was Gunmen or Gunman, but can't find by those titles. While searching for it, I did find a script for a movie called Gun Control (http://www.scripts-onscreen.com/sos121.htm) that has a similar plot.
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