What books are you reading?

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Re: What books are you reading?

Post: # 133622Post sahail
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:50 pm

Saying all that about our friend Jay McInerny, his 'Story of my life' was probably the one novel that affected me most as a teenager.


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Post: # 144604Post Kaye89
Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:26 pm

The Man Who Laughs by Hugo. Great one!

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Re: What books are you reading?

Post: # 147548Post rapier57
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:10 am

Currently reading (and about done) Drone Fall, by A.L. Buehrer. I think this is still looking for a publisher. Interesting concept. Drones watch over everything. An underground effort is doing "drone sniping." Then they stumble on "Human Ambassadors."

Might watch for it.
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Post: # 147786Post DaFoxx
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:54 pm

actually available on Amazon.co.uk

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dronefall-1-L- ... 194896600X

added to my list, when I get some pennies, might get a copy
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Re: What books are you reading?

Post: # 148102Post DaFoxx
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:41 pm

just ordered :-

War Games: The Psychology of Combat - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/178 ... UTF8&psc=1

always had a thing for the military and how they manage to get people past the inbuilt social block against killing your fellow human

from the blurb on Amazon

Three stories run through this book. One story comes from a collection of eyewitness accounts of combat. Intense, personal and often laced with dark humour, this story ties readers to the experience of combat. It encourages readers to see war through a soldier’s eyes. The main body tells the second story. This describes the hard science of tactical psychology, from its basic components to its most compelling effects. Each chapter comes with a key fact: • The strength of aversion to killing. • How many artillery shells or rifle bullets are needed to pin down a unit • The extent to which combat degrades rational thought. These facts are linked to build through the book. Together, they provide a complete picture of how soldiers react to combat and how wars can be won by understanding the way enemy soldiers think. The third story is woven through the scientific themes and tied to the eyewitness accounts. It tells how the author was sucked into a secretive world of fighters and thinkers. War Games is a fascinating insight into how the human mind operates in combat situations.
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