The unofficial non-hunting book review thread

Off Topic is the place for anything that doesn't quite fit into the other categories.
User avatar
Sailfish
 
Posts: 1642
Joined: Mon May 19, 2008 11:12 am

The unofficial non-hunting book review thread

Postby Sailfish » Sat May 16, 2009 2:13 am

I just finished reading City of Thieves - Benioff
 
Its set in Russia during WWII, couple af young men set out into enemy territory looking for a dozen eggs.
It's actually quite amusing, adventurous, and thrilling. The writer also ties ALOT of history into it (how the non-military fought and survived during those horrendous years).
A very easy read. Very. 258 pages
 
I rate it (0-100) scale
 
88 on the entertaintment scale.
 
"Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther."

nateberly
 
Posts: 92
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:23 am

RE: The unofficial non-hunting book review thread

Postby nateberly » Sat May 16, 2009 6:00 am

I just finished reading Door Into Summer by Robert Heinlein

Great futuristic novel written in the late 50's set in 1970/2000-01.
Great "sci fi" book without too much "fi."
It was a very catching book about a man who builds household automated cleaning machines and builds a company, runs into some bumps, takes a "deep sleep" for 30 years, and fixes his bumps.
It is hard to say more without any spoilers. There is an interesting relationship between him and his cat, Pete, that is very touching.

75/100 points. Very thought provoking and sentimental.

User avatar
Wanderer
 
Posts: 539
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:35 am

RE: The unofficial non-hunting book review thread

Postby Wanderer » Sun May 31, 2009 4:48 am

This week I finished Wildfire by Nelson DeMille. This man can write as well as anyone I've ever found. Scary part of this book is, the main plot could be true. It's set about a year after 9-11.


Return to Off Topic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests