I had a big fascination with this conflict, probably because I could dimly recall seeing news reports in the TV as I was growing up. Back in the 80s and early 90s I used to read a lot about it both memoirs and fiction. I can't recall the last Vietnam book I read. I ought to read something related soon - does the fascination still hold or have I moved on?
|Ian Rankin x 2, David Corbett, David Mark, Tom Kakonis,|
|One of my all time favourite authors!|
A mob boss has given professional gambler Timothy Waverly two weeks to make good on a $300,000 debt…or die at the hands of two hit men. Waverly’s only hope is convince a pill-popping, ex-girlfriend and her loser husband to set him up in a series of high-stakes poker games in Palm Beach with a rich Arab prince who cheats at cards. But that’s not the only game that’s rigged. Waverly knows he’s going to be killed as soon as he pays his debt…and that somehow he’s got to cheat death in the ultimate gamble.
|Charles Cumming, Frances FitzGerald, Pete Dexter, Peter Temple, Tom Mangold/John Penycate,|
|Pete Dexter - not an author I have tried yet.|
|Ian Rankin x 3, Pete Dexter, Ryan David Jahn,|
|3 x Rebus, probaby not one for bedtime reading! I'll break my arm.|
|Ryan David Jahn|
The phone rings. It's your daughter. She's been dead for four months.
So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt's fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven years ago, and a basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-country chase from Texas to California along Interstate 10- a wild ride in a 1965 Mustang that passes through the outlaw territory of No Country for Old Men and is shot through with moments of macabre violence that call to mind the novels of Thomas Harris.
|Justin Rose, Robert Newman, Martina Cole, Rick Gekoski, Andrew Weist (ed.)|
|Sporting diary following Coventry City's fortunes!|
|Justin Scott and a series book|
|Harlan Coben, Tonino Benacquista, Sebastian Faulks, Anthony Horowitz, Blaine Harden,|
|Fun times in North Korea|
|Made into a film starring De Niro|
Imagine The Sopranos transplanted to the French countryside... .
This thrillingly comic, internationally bestselling Mafia farce is the inspiration for the major motion picture The Family starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones, and produced by Martin Scorsese.
The Blakes are newcomers to a small town in Normandy. Fred is a historian researching the Allied landings, Maggie enjoys charity work, and their kids are looking forward to meeting other teenagers at the local lycee. Or so it seems.
In fact, Fred is really Giovanni Manzoni, an ex-goodfella turned stool pigeon who's been relocated from New Jersey to France by the FBI's witness protection program. He's got a two-million-dollar bounty on his head, but he and his family can't help attracting attention (imagine the Sopranos in Normandy). And when imprisoned mobster Don Mimino gets wind of their location, it's Mafia mayhem a la Josh Bazell's Beat the Reaper, or like The Godfather as if written by Carl Hiaasen. Because while you can take the man out of the Mafia, you can't take the Mafia out of the man.
|Time-Life Vietnam series books|
|One from a 25 book series, I didn't manage to stay subscribed for the whole run.|
|Part-work magazine on Nam - 36 episodes in all. Published 1990 - I suppose I ought to start reading them!|
|James W. Hall, Oliver Stark, Harry Crews, John Lanchester,|
|Harry Crews - quite a rare book!|
Straight out of college, a guy joins a karate troupe on a Florida beach, The "Karatekas." Action adventure w/ babes, sun & sand.
|Poetry in the tubs! James W. Hall better known for his Thorn mysteries!|
|Dick Francis x 3, Val McDermid, William Marsden/Julian Sher|
|Tony Hill/Carol Jordan|
|Francis 3-fer from the 60s|
|Adam Blade, James Patterson, Breece D'J Pancake, Stephen King|
|Collection of short stories from short-lived author.|
|Tub 76 - put to bed!|
HIGHLIGHTS....... Ryan David Jahn, a bit of Ian Rankin, David Corbett, Tom Kakonis
LOWLIGHTS....... a couple of children's books I seem to have hoovered up from my son's collection when he was a lot younger. If I read them I read them, but unlikely.
FULL LIST OF 50 AS FOLLOWS:
|(NTVE-10)||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 10 THE AFTERMATH||1990||10|
|(NTVE-11) BAKER||MARK||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 11 NAM||1990||11|
|(NTVE-12) MASON||ROBERT||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 12 CHICKENHAWK||1990||12|
|(NTVE-8)||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 8 CAMBODIA AND THE EASTER INVASION||1990||8|
|(NTVE-9)||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 9 AIR WAR AND THE SOUTH ABANDONED||1990||9|
|(NVTE-13) CHANOFF/VAN TOAI||DAVID/DOAN||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 13 PORTRAIT OF THE ENEMY||1990||13|
|(NVTE-14) O'BRIEN||TIM||NAM: THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE 14 IF I DIE IN A COMBAT ZONE||1990||14|
|(TVE-10) MILLS||NICK||THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: A NATION DIVIDED||1984||10|
|(TVE-12) DOUGAN||CLARK||THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: A COLLISION OF CULTURES||1985||12|
|(TVE-13) DOLEMAN||EDGAR C.||THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: TOOLS OF WAR||1985||13|
|(TVE-17) FISCHER||J.||THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: IMAGES OF WAR||1986||17|
|(TVE-8) DOYLE||EDWARD||THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE: COMBAT PHOTOGRAPHER||1984||8|
|BLADE||ADAM||NANOOK THE SNOW MONSTER||2007||BQ5|
|CORBETT||DAVID||THE DEVIL'S REDHEAD||2002|
|CREWS||HARRY||KARATE IS A THING OF THE SPIRIT||1972|
|CUMMING||CHARLES||THE TRINITY SIX||2011|
|FITZGERALD||FRANCES||FIRE IN THE LAKE||1972|
|GEKOSKI||RICK||STAYING UP: A FAN BEHIND THE SCENES IN THE PREMIERSHIP||1998|
|HALL||JAMES W.||THE MATING REFLEX||1980|
|HARDEN||BLAINE||ESCAPE FROM CAMP 14||2012|
|JAHN||RYAN DAVID||THE DISPATCHER||2011|
|KING||STEPHEN||BAG OF BONES||1998|
|MANGOLD/PENYCATE||TOM/JOHN||THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI||1985|
|MARSDEN/SHER||WILLIAM/JULIAN||ANGELS OF DEATH||2006|
|McDERMID||VAL||THE TORMENT OF OTHERS||2004||TH+CJ4|
|PANCAKE||BREECE D.||TRILOBITES & OTHER STORIES||1992|
|RANKIN||IAN||A QUESTION OF BLOOD||2003||JR14|
|RANKIN||IAN||THE BLACK BOOK||1993||JR5|
|TEMPLE||PETER||IN THE EVIL DAY||2002|
|WIEST||ANDREW||ROLLING THUNDER: IN A GENTLE LAND (ed.)||2006|