Book Thread

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Gunny, Jan 9, 2006.

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  1. Well, they've already had 2 of them so far. They could bring back the guy who did it in Sum of All Fears.

    Not sure if I can pick any particular actor to be the perfect John Clark, at least not off the top of my head.
  2. Nostranut

    Nostranut Guest

    Looking for something different- try The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks,
    think Orwell's 1984 updated- Big Brother is watching and controlling via current
    technology, great read.
    Want Clancy without the mind numbing tecno details?
    Try a series by Joel C Rosenberg(read them in order)
    The Last Jihad
    The Last Days
    The Ezekiel Option
    Great reads
  3. PhiSlammaJamma

    PhiSlammaJamma Critical Possession

    I thought the interesting thing about the Da Vinci code was that the whole book seems to be about the search for truth, and yet, in the end, the main character tries to hide it. I thought was very interesting. It was like the movie contact. Where you have this one character believeing in truth or science, and other main character believing in faith. It was an interesting ending for that reason alone.

    The female characters were also very strong. I thought they made the men look like dorks. Which fit in nicely with the the overall theme of the book. But drove me a little nuts.

    What I didn't like was the improbability of each event. One thing after the other. Reminded of the movie national treasure. It just didn't feel plausible to me.
  4. ammotroop

    ammotroop Airforce MAN

    While most people dont like Ben Affleck as an actor, I think he is pretty good (plus he gets all the chicks), and I think he did good in the Sum of all fears. I think they did the right thing when they used Ford as Ryan in the early movies and they would do well to try and use the same actor in these coming Clancy movies. It gives it a little bit of a story line you know?

    EDIT - Doesnt this book focus more on Kelly than Ryan? Hmmm.. they need to get someone like Brad Pitt to play Kelly.
  5. #1TitansFan

    #1TitansFan Camp Fodder

    I recently read the book by Bruce Feldman, 'Cane Mutiny: How the Miami Hurricanes Overturned the Football Establishment. It's a good book.
  6. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    I read Revenge of the Sith during my exile.

    It was well written and it sums up the whole prequel nicely explaining some things that may (or most likely) was missed during the movies.
  7. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Angels and Demons is the next book I am about to begin reading. Written by Dan Brown (Da Vinci Code). Looks interesting.
  8. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer

    Man, I am hooked on the Harry Potter books.

    Read the first two, and now on the third as well as buying the 4th one.

    The movies dont do justice to them though.
  9. TitanGuy

    TitanGuy Hey, Mama Rock Me...

    How can you read a whole book. I can barley read the Newspaper and my ESPN magazines.

    [Sarchasim is one of my favorite styles of talking. Although it is very hard to show it on a computer]
  10. Bobo

    Bobo Guest

    Not just kiddie books are they? I've read all 6, looking forward to the last one.

    And you're right, the movies could do many things better....but they also did make a few things better in the movies imo.
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