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Re: Who reads?

Post by bladeracer » 13 Jun 2021, 5:24 pm

Updated list for the year so far.
Jan 12 The Bullet-Catcher's Daughter - Rod Duncan - Steampunk information gather #1
Jan 18 Unseemly Science - Rod Duncan - Steampunk information gather #2
Jan 28 The Thursday Murder Club - Richard Osman
Feb 4 Guerilla* - Ira Wolfert - first-person account from Iliff Richardson
Feb 9 Heiress on Fire - Kellie McCourt
Feb 15 The Thin Man - Dasheill Hammett
Feb 18 The Never Game - Jeffrey Deaver
Feb 21 The Custodian of Marvels - Rod Duncan - Steampunk information gather #3
Feb 24 Nor Fish Nor Fowl* - Colin Yorke - WW2 Air Sea Rescue memoir
Feb 27 Web of Deceit - Renee Pawlish - Dewey Webb #1
March 2 Queen of All Crows - Rod Duncan - Steampunk #1 (3rd Person series)
March 5 Whisper - Lynette Noni - Alyssa Scott #1
March 10 Birthdays for the Dead - Stuart McBride - Ash Henderson #1
March 15 Echoes - Alice Reeds - Two kids crash landed on deserted island
March 18 A Song for the Dying - Stuart McBride - Ash Henderson #2
March 23 Breakbeat - Rod Duncan
March 27 My Brother's Killer - DM Devine - Pub. 1961 lawyer solves his brother's murder
March 31 RAAF Black Cats - Robert Cleworth* - Aussie Catalinas mining the Japanese Navy
April 4 Panzer Destroyer* - Vasiliy Krysov - Krysov volunteered on June 22nd, 1941, did a year of training, and went into action as a tank commander north of Stalingrad in July 1942, fighting the entire war in various armoured vehicles.
April 13 Agatha Raisen and the Vicious Vet
April 17 The Outlaw and the Upstart King - Rod Duncan - Steampunk #2 (3rd Person series)
April 21 The Fugitive and the Vanishing Man - Rod Duncan - Steampunk #3 (3rd Person series)
April 28 Burnout - Rod Duncan
May 5 The Amazon Job - Vince Milam - Case Lee #4
May 9 Killer Heat - Linda Fairstein - Alexandra Cooper #10
May 16 True Conviction - James P Sumner - Adrian Hell #1
May 20 When the Sacred Ginmill Closes - Lawrence Block - Matthew Scudder #6
May 27 Night Watch - Linda Fairstein - Alexandra Cooper #14
June 1 The Odd-Job Man* - Neil Thomas - British mercenary in Suriname 1989
June 5 Backlash - Rod Duncan - his first novel
June 6 Death Traps* - Belton Cooper - the tank logistics behind the 3rd Armoured Division's push from Normandy to Berlin
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Re: Who reads?

Post by Member-Deleted » 15 Jun 2021, 6:55 pm

I just started reading Death Traps yesterday. Sounds OK so far

Been getting into a lot of war stuff lately.
Beyond band of brothers - Richard Winters
Pegasus Bridge - Stephen Ambrose
We die alone - David Howarth (dragged on a bit)
Dispatches- Michael Herr

And a few more that I can't remember the names of. Lol



I've read more books this year than in all my life. Thanks to lockdown.
I loved Sven Lindquist's Exterminate all the brutes, (HBO have just done a 4 part doco that is pretty confronting) along with the history of bombing and The dead do not die.

What are your faves from your list mate?
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Re: Who reads?

Post by bladeracer » 15 Jun 2021, 8:46 pm

Denno wrote:I just started reading Death Traps yesterday. Sounds OK so far

Been getting into a lot of war stuff lately.
Beyond band of brothers - Richard Winters
Pegasus Bridge - Stephen Ambrose
We die alone - David Howarth (dragged on a bit)
Dispatches- Michael Herr

And a few more that I can't remember the names of. Lol



I've read more books this year than in all my life. Thanks to lockdown.
I loved Sven Lindquist's Exterminate all the brutes, (HBO have just done a 4 part doco that is pretty confronting) along with the history of bombing and The dead do not die.

What are your faves from your list mate?


I really can't pick a favorite as they vary enormously :-)
My favorites are the fighter pilot and crew memoirs published during and soon after the conflict.
Names I can see on one shelf from where I'm sitting are Johnnie Johnstone, Pierre Closterman, Geoffrey Wellum, Peter Stanforth, Gunther Bloemertz, Eric Sommer, Norman Hanson,, Duncan Grinell-Milne, Arthur Lee Gould, Desmond Scott, Denis Barnham, Robert L Scott, Jack Henry Hilton, Donald McDonald, John Comer, Hans Rudel, Adolf Galland, Paul Richey and more, as well as compilations of combat pilot anecdotes.

I played board wargames for many years, Advanced Squadleader primarily, so have read extensively about ground combat all my life. I used to subscribe to several book clubs for years. You get a box of books in the mail every month, pay for the ones you like, send back the ones you don't want - I didn't send many back :-)

In fiction, books and movies, I enjoy the way a story is written, seeing how the author draws the pictures in my mind. So I am able to read some stuff that doesn't necessarily have entertaining story lines or characters. Frank Tayell's zombie story I'm reading currently is not something I would generally entertain, but I'm quite enjoying the introspective view of one man alone in London trying to escape a plague of zombies - without getting bogged down in the ludicrous premise :-) He has a second series set in Australia that I think I'll have to have a look at as well.
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Post by bladeracer » 15 Jun 2021, 8:52 pm

I'm watching this tonight - https://youtu.be/biDuIzs8CYg
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