Jump to content


Photo

Bad Books


  • Please log in to reply
126 replies to this topic

#121 BillB

BillB

    Scooter Trash Gunphobic, apparently

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 12,219 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 0928 AM

That is an excellent book, I'm glad it is out again - I lent my copy & never got it back.

View Post

Wish I had a tenner for every time that's happened to me. I'd be rich... :(

BillB
  • 0

#122 Chris Werb

Chris Werb

    In Zod We Trust

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 11,002 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 0959 AM

The nice thing about the 10,000 though was that at least not every single American was a supersoldier and incapable of screwing up. (There was that idiot lieutenant...)


9,999 supersoldiers I can forgive! :) IIRC it also avoided the tedious habit Clancy has of giving a bio of every major player in the book, explaining how the hero was in the top 00001% of his class at West Point, saved his platoon in Vietnam on a top-secret black op for which he was awarded the CMoH with triple bar and oakleaf cluster, had a top neurosurgeon and ex Miss W. Virginia for a wife who gave him three utterly beautiful and exemplary kids, all of whom won Nobel awards in different scientific fields etc.
  • 0

#123 Geoff Winnington-Ball

Geoff Winnington-Ball

    OC MLU, aka 'Jif'

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 2,898 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 1005 AM

Wish I had a tenner for every time that's happened to me. I'd be rich... :(

BillB

View Post


You took the words right out of my mouth... costs a bloody fortune in time and drinking money to source replacement copies nowadays... :(
  • 0

#124 Yama

Yama

    Finntroll

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 7,014 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 1225 PM

Wish I had a tenner for every time that's happened to me. I'd be rich... :(

View Post


Hmmm...but if you had never bought the books, you would be even richer.
  • 0

#125 BillB

BillB

    Scooter Trash Gunphobic, apparently

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 12,219 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 1245 PM

Hmmm...but if you had never bought the books, you would be even richer.

View Post

Only assuming I hadn't stolen the books in the first place... :P :D

BillB
  • 0

#126 Yama

Yama

    Finntroll

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 7,014 posts

Posted 06 October 2005 - 1253 PM

Only assuming I hadn't stolen the books in the first place... :P  :D

View Post


Ah, now I see how you were going to make a profit :P
  • 0

#127 mattblack

mattblack

    Member

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 1,614 posts

Posted 07 October 2005 - 1348 PM

You took the words right out of my mouth... costs a bloody fortune in time and drinking money to source replacement copies nowadays...  :(

View Post



I believe there are 2 paperback copies of Brazen Chariots in my Giant Stash of Books-in fact I know that my uncle gave me one last year.If I find them,you're more than welcome to a copy.
  • 0