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suggest some gun fiction novels

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by kulika, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. kulika

    kulika Active Member

    Alright. Let's have some suggestions on some good reads concerning guns, special forces, espionage, etc. Try to keep the emphasis on guns, gadgets and tactics. Vince Flynn and his Mitch Rapp novels jumps immediately to mind. Please suggest some more.
  2. BruceB

    BruceB Well-Known Member

    Gun books....?

    Stephen Hunter's "Point of Impact" is his best IMO, among quite a number of very good "gun books". Go to amazon.com and search on his name for the others.

    One of his novels is titled (I think) "Pale Horse Coming", wherein we find thinly-disguised characters such as jack O'Connor, Elmer Keith, Charles Askins and a few others. It's a bit far-fetched, but VERY entertaining even so.
  3. VirgilCaine

    VirgilCaine Well-Known Member

    The "Ashes" series, "Survivalist" series and the "Deadlands" series provide some pretty detailed gun action.
  4. CentralTexas

    CentralTexas Well-Known Member


    The Brady's Website? :neener:

    My actual answer- "Unintended Consequences" by John Ross, EVERY gun owner and American should read it.
  5. Vitamin G

    Vitamin G Well-Known Member

    maybe more gunpolitical then gun related...

    But Civil War 2...
  6. Devonai

    Devonai Well-Known Member

    If you like science fiction my book fits the bill, though most of the people doing the shooting are amateurs (relatively speaking). The sequel is coming out in May or June and there's much more action to be found there, if you don't mind your guns, gadgets, and tactics on alien planets.
  7. R-Tex12

    R-Tex12 Well-Known Member

    Can't believe I'm the first to mention Unintended Consequences, by THR's John Ross. IMHO, it's "required reading". :)
  8. Fly320s

    Fly320s Well-Known Member

    pssst, R-Tex...

    Look at CentralTexas's post.:neener:
  9. seansean

    seansean Well-Known Member

    The "Dark Tower" series by stephen king is pretty cool....the story revolves around roland, the gunslinger.
  10. Sistema1927

    Sistema1927 Well-Known Member

    Just about anything written by Bernard Cornwell set in a time period after the introduction of gunpowder.

    The Sharpe series, the Starbuck series, Redcoat, his modern yachting novels, etc. No guns, but the Archer's Tale books are great as well.
  11. ReadyontheRight

    ReadyontheRight Well-Known Member

  12. Lebben-B

    Lebben-B Well-Known Member

    The original "Executioner" series by Don Pendleton. #1-38 IIRC.
  13. MBane666

    MBane666 Well-Known Member

  14. CZ-100

    CZ-100 Well-Known Member

    NOPE you were not.. (4th post)but that is OK I will be the third to recommend it. VERY good book.

    Also look at Enemies Foreign and Domestic, just finished it yesterday. VERY good also, can not wait the his next book.
  15. Karate

    Karate Well-Known Member

    +1 to that
  16. jaimeshawn

    jaimeshawn Well-Known Member

    Avoid anything by Sven Hassel - the guy was full of the post-war angst and general sissification that has swept Europe. Avoid Guy Sajer.

    Do read Stuka Pilot by Hans Ulrich Rudel. The guy flew a Stuka outfitted for tank busting and killed about 600 tanks and even sunk a destroyer. He flew an ungodly number of combat missions - even kept flying after losing a leg and being officially grounded. Enourmous balls. At the end, when the Americans threatened to turn him over to the Russians he told them "No problem. The Russians will probably want me to teach them how to kill hundreds of tanks." Our guys then thought about it at little more and found a reason not to give him to the Ruskies.

    Do read anything about the exploits of Michael Whittman and his Tiger tank crew. This guy would fight Russian attacks to a standstill when outnumbered 10 to 1, 20 to 1, and late in the war 40 to 1. He was killed on the Western Front when he and 5 other Tigers tried to stop 600 Allied tanks. I read a book a couple years ago that was a compilation of his and several other Panzer Leaders diaires and letters.... Speaking of Panzer Leader, I also recommend Heiz Guderian's biography.

    Do hunt for a translation of Jurgen Stroop by Moczarski. Jurgen Stroop was the fun-loving guy that 'cleaned' up the Warsaw ghetto. After the war, the allies turned him over to the Soviets, and he was sentenced to death... and while he waiting for execution the chatted with his cell mate Moczarski, a Polish Freedom Fighter that was also sentenced to death by the Ruskies. Interestingly enough, Moczarski had tried to asassinate Jurgen during the war, but couldn't get a clear shot. Not only do you get more background for Jurgen's famous 'report' - but he talked about killing partizans in what became Yugoslavia and about cleaning Jews out of the Ukraine. His discussion on cleaning blood off boots is priceless...

    Some of ChickenHawk by Robert Mason is OK. Robert flew a slick (troop transport helicopter) in VN and wrote a book later as a excuse for his drug running. He was always a bit of a screwup which kept him in the back of the pack and probably saved his life... There is an even better book about VN helicopter warfare by a recon pilot that installed one of the first GE miniguns to be used in a little bird scout helicopter that is pretty good. I don't remember the name of the book though...

    If you are stictly looking for fiction, my faves would be Bolo by Laumer;The Deathworld Trilogy by Harrison; Guns of the South Turtledove.
  17. BucksDC

    BucksDC Well-Known Member

    +1 on R-Tex's pic. John Ross, Unintended Consequences is an awesome novel. It is now required reading in our home.

    Most of Stephan Hunter's books are really entertaining.

    Marcus Wynne's book No Other Option is another that I would highly recommend for fun.

    Again, I can't say enough about John Ross and Unintended Consequences. My buddy and I have been buying copies for everyone we know. I am now reading it for the third time.
  18. Drizzt

    Drizzt Well-Known Member

    Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove, maybe?
  19. kahr40

    kahr40 Well-Known Member

    Michael Z. Williamson's Freehold, The Weapon, Scope of Justice, Targets of Opportunity.
    Anything by John Ringo.
    Turtledove's Guns of the South. What can you say about AKs in the Civil War.
    F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack novels. Start with The Tomb.
    S. M. Stirling, Stephen Hunter, Tom Kratman, John Ross, and Matthew Bracken.
    Black Arrow, by Vin Suprynowicz and The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith.
    Oh and Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp novels.
    That's a start.
  20. VirgilCaine

    VirgilCaine Well-Known Member

    Ditto that.

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