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bolo121
09 Feb 10,, 17:54
Now that we are already into february 2010 I was thinking what was the best book you read during the past year?

For me it was Empires of the sea although it was january 2010 by the time i finished.

crooks
09 Feb 10,, 18:08
It's not quite from 2009 (late 2008) but I really, really enjoyed The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson.

He's too right wing, and too imperialist for my tastes in anything else, but it's a very compelling economic yarn, as well as a bit of historical analysis to some of the most interesting times in history (Renaissance Banking, Dutch Stock Market etc).

Stitch
09 Feb 10,, 20:11
Does it have to be a non-fiction book? The best book I read last year (and finished!) was "The Kindly Ones", by Jonathan Littell. Very interesting. It is a fictional novel, with a lot of detail (992 pages worth!), but it provides something of a view into the mind of a Nazi bureuacrat during WWII. Fascinating.

dalem
09 Feb 10,, 20:49
Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International (http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-International-Larry-Correia/dp/1439132852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265744923&sr=8-1).

-dale

bolo121
10 Feb 10,, 07:46
Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International (http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-International-Larry-Correia/dp/1439132852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265744923&sr=8-1).

-dale

Really? I read it a while back and found it pretty tedious.
I guess you have to be a gun fan to really like it.

bolo121
10 Feb 10,, 07:47
Does it have to be a non-fiction book? The best book I read last year (and finished!) was "The Kindly Ones", by Jonathan Littell. Very interesting. It is a fictional novel, with a lot of detail (992 pages worth!), but it provides something of a view into the mind of a Nazi bureuacrat during WWII. Fascinating.

Nope can be any sort of book, just the one that you found to be the best read .

citanon
10 Feb 10,, 08:12
Hmmm... for pure fun I probably have to go with Correia's Monster Hunter International (http://www.amazon.com/Monster-Hunter-International-Larry-Correia/dp/1439132852/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1265744923&sr=8-1).

-dale

Synopsis sounds interesting. Think I'll give it a read! :))

US_MiltCom
12 Feb 10,, 04:35
City of Thieves: A Novel, written by David Benioff It's set during the siege of Leningrad, GREAT read.

Vinod2070
12 Feb 10,, 06:28
I read the three books on Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden. It is historical fiction like his empire series.

Damn good read and tells the amazing tale of the rise of a fascinating people.

sappersgt
12 Feb 10,, 07:16
I read the three books on Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden. It is historical fiction like his empire series.

Damn good read and tells the amazing tale of the rise of a fascinating people.

I think he might be due for a new novel...:cool::biggrin:

Vinod2070
12 Feb 10,, 08:00
I am waiting. If only the school history books were as interesting. ;)

dalem
13 Feb 10,, 09:33
Really? I read it a while back and found it pretty tedious.
I guess you have to be a gun fan to really like it.

That definitely helps, yep.

-dale

Repatriated Canuck
08 Sep 11,, 23:37
Chickenhawk - Robert Mason

I think I got the recommendation here. Why the hell did it taker me so long to learn this book even existed? It was in a word "AWESOME!!!!!"


I read it way to fast though. :(

Chickenhawk (book) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chickenhawk_%28book%29)


For those that do not know it's about a pilot of Huey's during the Viet Nam War. It was so exciting and the Huey is my favorite of all helicopters. No idea why but I just think it looks and sounds cool.

LavenderStar
18 Nov 11,, 05:31
It's a children's book but I loved it nonetheless. It's the Alchemyst series by Michael Scott.