My ‘Reading Life’ Snippets #2

I have not read a book in a very long time! And for a book lover like me that’s tantamount to committing a crime πŸ˜‚. The reasons for this is that, 1. I can’t seemed to find one to be passionate about, 2. I can’t find the books I wanted to read, 3. Repeat #1. And so I’m just going to talk about how I came to love novels by Tom Clancy.

First off, let me tell you about my sister. She’s a year younger than me and she loves everything to do with unrepentant violence, be it in books or in films. Hence, she loves to read novels by Sidney Sheldon and watch shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, and movies like Taken and Split.

One Christmas day years ago, my mother told her to buy me a book as her Christmas present. And voila! I got a second hand, thick papered (is that a word??), a bit yellowed with age, old edition of A Hunt for Red October. And my heart πŸ’ž just fell for it.

Whereas before I only read stories of romance and fantasy, now a new world was opened up to me. An action-packed one, where spies and mysteries are the norm. I never knew Geo-Politics could be this exciting. And the thing that I loved the most about it is that I learned so many things.

Here are my favorites:

  • A Hunt for Red October (it’s a given😊).
  • Patriot Games
  • Executive orders
  • Without Remorse

Another favorite is The Hunt written by William Diehl. I locked myself off in my room and read this one non-stop!

Do you like this type of novels? What do you recommend for my next read? Please tell me in the comments.

2 thoughts on “My ‘Reading Life’ Snippets #2

  1. Hmm . . . if you’re willing to sample some science fiction as well . . . you might take a look at Robert A. Heinlein’s _The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress_, or Jerry Pournelle’s _The Mercenary_, or Niven & Pournelle’s _Oath of Fealty_. A good deal of the political thriller in all of those.

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