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    A great American hero! Did you see the Mustang his brother had built for him on Overhaulin'...?
     
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    Try the TEOTWAWKI prepper books by Franklin Horton: I'm a fan. I love these prepper books, too.
     
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    I'm reading that new novel by Bill Clinton, The President Is Missing. It's surprisingly good beach reading! The prez is the protagonist and he's a combo of Bill Clinton and John McCain, with a little of Trump's disinhibition. The really surprising thing is that the vice prez, who looks like the villain in the early part of the book, as far as I've got, is definitely modeled on Hillary. Both personality and history, lightly changed to pretend it's not a roman a clef.

    James Patterson shared the authorship with Clinton, but of course he's really a publishing company, not a writer -- he has a stable of authors and several different fiction classifications in his business, including a children's fiction group and a woman's detective club line. I am not a fan of mooshing together editorial and publishing roles with authorship, but that's what Patterson is doing. They heavily credit David Ellis in the foreword, so I am guessing he did some of the writing; he's a good writer. I'm guessing Ellis is the heir apparent to Patterson, age 71, in this publishing company.

    However, the book DOES sound like Bill Clinton. He could never have written this book if Hillary were in the White House, and he's had time to do it since the election, so he continues to have fun and continues to surprise, good for him.
     
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    I'm reading some space opera sci fi at the moment
     
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    About halfway done with Fast N' Loud by Richard Rawlings.
     
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    I re-started The Troop by Nick Cutter (HAS to be a pseudonym), which is an ultra-grisly horror novel. Couldn't get past half last year, but I'm trying to read it with visualization like a horror movie now. Don't try looking up the island supposedly off Prince Edward Island; it's not there. There IS a Falstaff Island in Canada, but it's way up past the Arctic Circle. I love following along with the geography on Google Earth, but in this case the venue is made up.
     
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    Almost done with Liberty's last stand by Stephen Coonts. I love this book! Have stayed up until 2 and 3 am this week reading it I couldn't put it down! It's a fiction novel but it includes EVERYTHING we thought Obama was going to try and do...suspend constitution,lock up political opponents etc...great book!
     
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    Just started Hillary's America by D'Souza this morning...I am hooked already. He has a very quick wit and grabs you with the facts to keep you interested. I am glad she lost but its NEVER too late to see just how bad America would have been screwed had she won. Its funny reading comments you can verify from allies of the Clinton's....I mean BASHING them completely over their shady dealings.
     
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    Interview with Hitler: An Educational Parody by M.S. King
     
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    Wings of Silver
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