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ant-mac

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Finished THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH, by Ken Follett.

Finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Finished re-reading THE CITY AND THE STARS by Arthur C Clarke.

Started but abandoned MISERY by Stephen King.

Am now re-reading THE FRENCH CONNECTION by Robin Moore.
 

Mad_Monster_Party

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The book I’m reading now is Master of the Senate by Robert Caro.
Very good book so far, I look forward to wrapping it up in the next week or so.

The next book I am going to read is Congo by Michael Crichton.
I actually bought my copy last August, but am only getting around to it now. So hopefully it lives up to my expectations.
 

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Finished THE FRENCH CONNECTION by Robin Moore.

Finished THE VALACHI PAPERS by Peter Maas.

Finished THE GODFATHER by Mario Puzo.

Finished THE SICILIAN by Mario Puzo.

Finished THE LAST DON by Mario Puzo.

Finished BROKENCLAW by John Gardner.

Finished THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA by John Gardner.

Finished NEVER SEND FLOWERS by John Gardner.

Currently re-reading COLD by John Gardner.
 

Mad_Monster_Party

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Finished THE FRENCH CONNECTION by Robin Moore.

Finished THE VALACHI PAPERS by Peter Maas.

Finished THE GODFATHER by Mario Puzo.

Finished THE SICILIAN by Mario Puzo.

Finished THE LAST DON by Mario Puzo.

Finished BROKENCLAW by John Gardner.

Finished THE MAN FROM BARBAROSSA by John Gardner.

Finished NEVER SEND FLOWERS by John Gardner.

Currently re-reading COLD by John Gardner.
Ant-Mac,
Was The French Connection any good? I just parts of the movie again this morning for the first time in years, so it was actually on my mind.
 

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Ant-Mac,
Was The French Connection any good? I just parts of the movie again this morning for the first time in years, so it was actually on my mind.
An excellent read... the film did well, but it wasn't able to do proper justice to it... in my opinion.

Eddie Egan and Sonny Grosso both made appearances in the film. Sonny Grosso also made appearances in THE GODFATHER and THE SEVEN-UPS. Eddie Egan also appeared in other film or TV productions. Egan died in 1995, aged 65. Grosso died earlier this year, aged 89.

FRENCH CONNECTION II was almost entirely fictional and couldn't have been made without the extensive assistance of the local organized crime syndicate.
 
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Mad_Monster_Party

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What I am reading now: The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy
What I am reading next: Shazam Vol. 1 (D.C. Showcase)
 
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Finished COLD by John Gardner.

Finished RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA by Arthur C Clarke.

Finished RAMA II by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished THE GARDEN OF RAMA by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished RAMA REVEALED by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished CAT PEOPLE by Gary Brandner.

Finished TROUBLE WITH LICHEN by John Wyndham.

Finished FIRST BLOOD by David Morrell.

Finished RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II by David Morrell.

Finished RAMBO III by David Morrell.

Finished NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Roderick Thorp.

Finished CYBORG by Martin Caidin.

Currently re-reading OPERATION NUKE by Martin Caidin.
 

Mad_Monster_Party

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Finished COLD by John Gardner.

Finished RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA by Arthur C Clarke.

Finished RAMA II by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished THE GARDEN OF RAMA by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished RAMA REVEALED by Arthur C Clarke and Gentry Lee.

Finished CAT PEOPLE by Gary Brandner.

Finished TROUBLE WITH LICHEN by John Wyndham.

Finished FIRST BLOOD by David Morrell.

Finished RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II by David Morrell.

Finished RAMBO III by David Morrell.

Finished NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Roderick Thorp.

Finished CYBORG by Martin Caidin.

Currently re-reading OPERATION NUKE by Martin Caidin.
Nice! Were the Rambo books any fun to read?
 

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Nice! Were the Rambo books any fun to read?
It was my third read of the original... which was as good as ever. Superior and different from the film... although I love the film.

My first time for RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, which was a slight disappointment, but serviceable.

My first time for RAMBO III, which was a return to form after number two, but diverged wildly from the film.
 

Mad_Monster_Party

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It was my third read of the original... which was as good as ever. Superior and different from the film... although I love the film.

My first time for RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II, which was a slight disappointment, but serviceable.

My first time for RAMBO III, which was a return to form after number two, but diverged wildly from the film.
Gotcha! I'm familiar with the movies of course, but I'm not familiar with any of the books, so it's good to hear from someone that has read them. :emoji_relaxed:
 

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Gotcha! I'm familiar with the movies of course, but I'm not familiar with any of the books, so it's good to hear from someone that has read them. :emoji_relaxed:
If you do nothing else, read the original FIRST BLOOD, because it was written long before any film was made.

It's absolutely brilliant and you might find a few surprises along the way.
 
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