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Old 02-08-2017, 12:35 PM
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Love that series.
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:38 AM
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Same here. For good or ill, I read that Tom Cruise bought the movie rights for just about all of the Jack Reacher books.
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We just watched the new one last night. It was pretty good, not as good as the first though. I still have a hard time reconciling him in the role of a 6ft+ well muscled character.
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Old 02-10-2017, 02:09 PM
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Yeah, my wife and I laugh about that. But if the film magicians can make John Rhys-Davies look like a dwarf in Lord of the Rings, I guess they can make Tom Cruise look like a Jack Reacher.
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I really enjoyed the Jack Reacher books as well.
I just couldn't bring myself to watch the movies though. Worst casting ever.

The last few months I've been reading the hell out of B.V. Larson books. Cheesy sci-fi stuff but it makes me happy.
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Just finished "Lucky 666 the Impossible Mission" by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin. What a great true story of a bunch of misfit members of the US Air Force who took on dangerous missions with little support. It was a great look into the early stages of WWII in the Pacific T.O.O. While most of the defense resources went to fight the Germans beyond brave guys like these were fending off the Japanese long enough to hold them at bay until the USA could put their focus on the Japanese.
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I just finished "Leviathan Wakes". First time I've read any sci-fi in awhile that more leanings to the "sci" part of it. It's the first of a series of several books and it really makes me want to read the rest. It had great pacing, fun characters, and it was a kind of space faring future I could actually believe. I guess the SyFy channel has been adapting it in to a series called "The Expanse".
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I just finished "Leviathan Wakes". First time I've read any sci-fi in awhile that more leanings to the "sci" part of it. It's the first of a series of several books and it really makes me want to read the rest. It had great pacing, fun characters, and it was a kind of space faring future I could actually believe. I guess the SyFy channel has been adapting it in to a series called "The Expanse".
I've been looking for a new author. Thanks for the suggestion, gduck.
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i might have to check that out too. I am trudging through "Revolutionary Road." Post WWII America coming to grips with life in Suburbia.
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Just finished "The Martian" Really easy and fun read. Good movie too.
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