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Couple of Novel (Book) Recommendations

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by JBP, Nov 18, 2003.

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  1. JBP

    JBP Member

    Dec 24, 2002
    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.
  2. Mad Man

    Mad Man Member

    Jan 21, 2003
    100th post! (but who's counting?)

    Feast of Bones 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 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 is important if you're interested about the war on terror.

    Unintended Consequences by John Ross

    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 by Matthew Bracken

    I must admit I haven't read the whole thing yet, but the excerpts were good enough that I will get the book so I can finish it.

    Two by James P. Hogan:

    The Proteus Operation

    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

    Deciding that a new artificial intelligence system would be to dangerous to test on Earth (think Skynet), 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 that has a similar plot.
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