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Old 29-12-2017, 08:13 AM   #1
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I was staggered to realise that there isn't a dedicated book section.....unless I'm totally blind of course.

I ummed and ahhhed about posting this in the film and TV section due to the cross overs of books and films.

To the point. I received a Kindle for Christmas and I'm looking for ideas/suggestions for books I can download.

I'm a bit particular with books. I tend to gravitate towards nonfiction. My preferred genres are military - WW1+2, Falklands, Northern Ireland 'troubles' and tales/accounts of special forces. Also interested in crime/thriller - fiction and nonfiction.

I have read the odd autobiography but they are few and far between. I have a lot of actual books that I thought daft to buy again, so have only bought books that I don't already have.

Recent purchases include:

Enemy Coast Ahead - Guy Gibson's account of the Dambusters Raid
Dunkirk - Joshua Levine
The Pegasus and Orne Bridges - Neil Barber
Fishers of Men - Rob Lewis (Northern Ireland accounts)
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park - Sinclair Mckay
The Real X-Mex - Robert Lyman

I have a £25 Amazon gift voucher and was going to use this to add some books to the Kindle. So over to you DW, any recommendations?
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Old 29-12-2017, 08:42 AM   #2
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Crime fiction wise i am a big fan of Lee Child and the Jack Reacher series

Non fiction wise, think its called The Longest Shot about Sgt Craig Harrison taking out an insurgent machine gun nest from waaay beyond the effective range of his rifle.

Soldier I SAS is a good read
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Old 29-12-2017, 09:09 AM   #3
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Big fan of John Grisham books, some of the Stephen King ones are very good too...

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Old 29-12-2017, 09:14 AM   #4
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Hands down one of the best books I’ve read in a long long time is “Fearless” it’s a true story of Adam Brown, a seal team 6 member who was killed whilst on a mission.

Sniper One is another great read too.
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Cheers gents.

I enjoyed the Jack Reacher film so will have a look at the books which are usually better aren't they?

Never read and John Grisham or Stephen King books - I know I know.....I will ha!

Sniper One - excellent book. Must have read it a dozen times. Will look at Fearless and The Longest Shot. Sound bang on for what I'm looking for.
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Cheers gents.

I enjoyed the Jack Reacher film so will have a look at the books which are usually better aren't they?

Never read and John Grisham or Stephen King books - I know I know.....I will ha!

Sniper One - excellent book. Must have read it a dozen times. Will look at Fearless and The Longest Shot. Sound bang on for what I'm looking for.
IMO Fearless is head a shoulders above sniper one! Band of brothers is also a fantastic read and company of hero’s is a somber read yet interesting. I must have a look through what’s in my “hold on to pile” as most of them are along the lines of Fearless/sniper one
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If you are into the Falklands then Vulcan 607 by Rowland White is an excellent read. I'm not at home but will offer some similar suggestions once I return to the man cave as my tastes are similar to yours

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If you are into the Falklands then Vulcan 607 by Rowland White is an excellent read. I'm not at home but will offer some similar suggestions once I return to the man cave as my tastes are similar to yours

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Spot on cheers. Looking forward to hearing your suggestions
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Vulcan 607 is a great read

The Reacher novels are much better than the films, start with The Killing Floor and move on from there. There is a list on the net somewhere that puts them in some sort of order and whilst Killing Floor isnt the first that he wrote, chronologically it is the first.
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I'd highly recommend Ian Rankins Rebus series for fiction, as well as Silence of the Lambs and the first two Jason Bournes novels.

I've not long finished a non fiction book called The Hot Zone, it's about an Ebola breakout in the US, it was really good.
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