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  • Netflix recommendations needed.

    12/18/2013 7:18:35 PM PST · by Mountain Mary · 103 replies
    Looking for some new mysteries to watch on Netflix or Amazon...preferably Brit, Swede, Danish or otherwise European(better actors)..but could be American if they are decent like Breaking Bad. I posted a request a while ago and many of you great Freeper friends responded with good suggestions. It turned out to be a fun thread.,,,a necessary distraction at this stressful time of year...from all things Obama, libs, Dems, progressives and dysfunctional families?
  • 19 Conservative Literary Heroes (part 3)

    03/17/2011 9:41:37 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 4 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | March 17, 2010 | David Forsmark
      Throughout the history of popular fiction, the New York Times Book Review and the literati have done their best to focus public attention on writers of the Left. Nevertheless, readers have confounded them by tending to choose heroes with a more traditional, pro-American outlook and a decidedly un-nuanced view of good guys and bad guys. So while Fletcher Knebel was cranking out critically acclaimed hardcover political thrillers like Seven Days in May from the Left, he and his ilk were being vastly outsold by paperback writers such as Donald Hamilton, Mikey Spillane, and Edward S. Aarons. In other words, by...
  • What Are You Reading Now? - My Quarterly Survey

    07/12/2010 10:39:11 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 170 replies · 6+ views
    Hi, everyone! It's time again for my quarterly "What Are You Reading Now?" survey. As you know, I consider Freepers to be among the more well-read groups currently on the Internet. Each quart, I like to find out what everyone is reading. It can be anything...a technical journal, a NY Times best-seller, a trashy pulp short, anything! Please do not ruin this thread by posting something inane like "I'm reading this post". It became very unfunny a long time ago. I'll start. I'm reading a historical biography called "John L Lewis: Labor Leader" by Robert Zieger. I have found...
  • Thriller Week (Hugh Hewitt goes overboard again)

    07/08/2009 3:25:15 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 678+ views ^ | July 7, 2009 | Duane R. Patterson
    ...We're not talking about wall-to-wall Michael Jackson coverage. This week is fiction week as Hugh interviews many of America's most popular thriller writers practicing the craft. Today's program featured interviews with Brad Thor, the immensely talented writer of the Scot Harvath novels, and with Alex Berenson, author of the John Wells series... And on today's show Hugh continues fiction thriller week with Steven Pressfield today, author of Gates of Fire, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and Killing Rommel, which will be discussed at length in the last two hours of the show today. But in the first hour, Hugh and...
  • My Review of Vince Flynn's, "Extreme Measures"

    12/14/2008 7:00:27 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 81 replies · 2,222+ views Review ^ | 14 Dec 2008 | Jeff Head
    I have read all of Flynn's works. I have liked every one of them and not been disappointed. This book was no different, though it was less a front to back barnstormer about his principle character and action hero, Mitch Rapp, than others have been. But that's okay, I believe Flynn did that on purpose to make some other points, and the book is nonetheless a great read, delivering a timely and critical message I believe is important for all Americans to understand. It was, for me, still a captivating thriller with enough action, and delivering a very important...
  • Some Christmas Book Suggestions from an Author and Avid Reader

    11/12/2008 4:21:35 AM PST · by LS · 10 replies · 523+ views
    self ^ | 11/12/08 | LS
    As a diversion from the gloomy election news, here are some suggestions for Christmas reading: Adam Tooze, The Wages of Destruction. This one is thick, I won't deny it. It's a history of the Nazi economy from Hitler's ascension through the surrender in 1945. But he has startling insights on almost every page. Usually I mark my books---this one has something underlined everywhere. Among other points, Tooze argues that Hitler's "economic miracle" was an illusion; that the "Volkswagen" was never, ever sold to average people; that the choices for weapons procurement in 1936-7 dictated the blitzkrieg, not vice versa. Tony...