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Sunday, January 13, 2008

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Friday, January 11, 2008

We Few by David Weber and John Ringo

The grand finale of the four book series until they decide to write another one. Weber and Ringo are still unbeatable in my book. They do not spare your emotions in that characters you really like often don’t reach the end of the book alive. I’m 6’2” tall, 220 pounds of weight lifting, manly man old guy who on occasion, tears up during the Star Spangled Banner and the loss of a well loved character in a series that has encompassed around 1600 pages. These bozos seduce you into caring about the characterizations then take them out in an exploding plasma rifle. Needless to say the book is action packed, adrenaline pumped with occasional interludes of civics instruction. An intoxicating if sometimes head scratching mix, I can only hope they decide to do another in the same venue. I highly recommend it.

Body of work of David Weber
Body of work of John Ringo


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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Liberty by Stephen Coonts

Jake Grafton is back, older, wise but just as tough. Grafton is a reoccurring Coonts character. Now an admiral, he is just as ruthless and driven as in his past books. This is a post 9/11 book and deals with terrorism. Sadly the plot is entirely too believable. There is such unrest in the world that the theft of nuclear weapons and their convoluted placement is plausible. There is some romance, lots of violence, action and thought provoking scenarios. The inability of various government agencies to cooperate, even in a nation threatening crisis, seems like it could be taken out of practically any days newspaper (internet) headlines. The edgy plot made for an interesting but troubling reading experience. I recommend it.

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