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Old 07-23-2009, 12:20 AM   #11
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LOL - That's fiction at it's best!


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William Johnstone (Mountain Man/Smoke Jenson Series), Ludlum (Bourne Series), Patterson and Clancy, Frank Herbert (Dune), Philip K. Dick (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,"Blade Runner"), Heinlein (Farnham's Freehold & Stranger in a Strange Land).

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Follett, Herbert, Poe, Clive Barker, Clive Cussler...

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I'm a total book worm. Most of what I read is history or anthropology. When it comes to non-scientific texts, poetry is what I enjoy the most.

I've gone through different phases, but my all time favourites are Spanish poets from the 1930's, Miguel Hernandez being at the top of my list. His civil war work is fantastic (even if you don't agree with his political agenda), really moving. I also find the Spanish civil war fascinating from a historical perspective, so it makes sense that I also enjoy the literature. Some of the "front line" poetry is just incredibly intense.

I read lots of English poetry as well, I just love how the language sounds when used skillfully. I like it even more than my native Spanish for some topics, there are some poems that I just have to read out loud. I don't care much for modern authors (something I'll have to work on at some point), I read mostly classics like Keats, Blake, Tennysson, Kipling, etc.

Something I love about poems is that you can read them over an over and enjoy them like the first time. I've commited some of the ones I like the most to memory, like Tennysson's Ulysses. It's just amazing, particularly the last stanza:

Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.

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I have an extensive library that I am leaving to skullcrusher if I pass before he does.

In it he will find a TON of Mack Bolan: The Executioner series. I love that series and have since I was about 10.

I have all the Vince Flynn novels. I think Mitch Rapp is the next big screen hero that will come along and I can totally see Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds in the role.

I tried Tom Clancy. I really tried. But I found is writing to be VERY simplistic and way over the top with plot not relating to the story. It's like the guy is setting up every scene to POSSIBLY go nuclear, and yet nothing happens....

I read one book about a hero named Jason Cosmo, which was a cross-over adventure, and he had a sword called Overwhelm and it was a really great book. I finished it and for like 2 years I looked for a sequel, but none came. I don't know to this day if there is a sequel, but that was a really

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Follett, Herbert, Poe, Clive Barker, Clive Cussler...
Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels are real good - even Pitt's replacement is good..
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Tho' much is taken, much abides; and though
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Very true, very sad.
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