E book advice for young squady on tour

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  1. Hi

    I have a relative about to go on tour - and am getting him an e'reader as a gift to take.

    Please advise on any books that would keep in amused, entertained and god forbid educated?

    In the past he's enjoyed Sniper One or anything by Terry Pratchet. You will hopefully know more than I do what keeps the attention of the young squady.

    I will then fill the device with a broad range of reading materials.

    Thanks for any advice,
  2. Porn. Lots of Porn.
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  3. all the flashman books
  4. The 'Game of Thrones' series.
  5. The hobbit through to lord of the rings. The Jack Reacher books are a good lighthearted read.

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  6. FHA

    FHA LE

    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens.

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  7. The classics.
    I have just read "Day of the Triffids" it was a great yarn.
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  8. that'll cheer him up
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  9. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Robicheaux series...
    Dave Robicheaux - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Amazon.co.uk: Every Dave Robicheaux novel by James Lee Burke : IN ORDER

    Wilbur Smith for the bubblegum for the brain.
    Wilbur Smith - Worldwide Bestselling Author : Home

    John D McDonald for a blast from the 1960's - actually awesome books.

    Warrior of Rome - Harry Sidebottom
    “Ballista, Warrior of Rome, Hard Action, High Scholarship, Low humour.”
    Books - HarrySidebottom.co.uk

    Robert Low - The Whale Road series
    The Whale Road - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  10. Schaden

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  11. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    Simon Scarrow's Macro & Cato series, aka the Eagle series. Good yarns, bloody and funny in places too.
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  12. Books about cooking eggs. It will make his time fly by.
  13. AlienFTM

    AlienFTM LE Book Reviewer

    The Steel Thunder series by Mark Berent (five novels about USAF in Vietnam late 1960s).
    The Sabat series, memoirs of a cold war warrior etc by some ex-crab (three irreverent but well-written self-histories).
    Chieftains by Bob Forrest-Webb (a classic what-if of a Chietain tank regiment in the Third World War: dated but a cracking read).

    That's about nine books for I'd guess well under £20.

    Visit History Downloads and he can download a slack handful of official histories of ancestor regiments of the Light Dragoons (13th Hussars, 15th Hussars, 18th Hussars, 19th Hussars, 13th/18th Hussars and 15th/19th Hussars) all in PDF format and do work on a Kindle. (I have an author acquaintance for whom I am doing some editing/reviewing on behalf of Arrse. He has offered to do a proper Kindle conversion of the official History of 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars 1939-1945 but it isn't going to be ready for eight weeks or so.) these are all free downloads.

    In fact, a trip to my account lists the following:

    Good reads:
    STORM FLIGHT (Wings of War) Berent, Mark
    PHANTOM LEADER (Wings of War) Berent, Mark
    Thunder in May Johnson, Andy
    A.C.A.B All Coppers Are Bastards Reid, Iain
    ROLLING THUNDER (Wings of War) Berent, Mark
    SABAT 3 (Memoires Of A Training School Warrior) Dallison, Alan
    SABAT 2 (Memoires Of A Crew Room Warrior) Dallison, Alan
    SABAT (Memoirs of a Cold War Warrior) Dallison, Alan
    The Red Effect (Cold War) Black, Harvey
    Seelowe Nord Johnson, Andy
    The Second Great War - North Africa Night, Alex
    Target Tirpitz: X-Craft, Agents and Dambusters - The Epic Quest to Destroy Hitler's Mightiest Warship
    Bishop, Patrick
    Allies at Dieppe: 4 Commando and the US Rangers: Operation Cauldron
    Fowler, Will
    Crossfire-An Australian Reconnaissance In Vietnam: The Australian Reconnaissance Unit in Vietnam
    Haran, Peter
    Chieftains Forrest-Webb, Bob

    The Cold War: A Military History Miller, David

    Boy Entrant; The Recollections of a Royal Air Force Brat
    Carlin, Brian
    The Green Line - Holiday in a Warzone - Cyprus 1974
    Kioufi, Soner
    Last of the Boy Soldiers Oliver, John
    Get In Get Out and Get Away - Memoirs of a National Serviceman
    Parkinson, Alan E
    Stanley, David
    More Time in the Army Knowles, Peter
    Once Upon a Time in the Army Knowles, Peter
    Map of Africa Nugent, Eddy
    Picking Up The Brass Nugent, Eddy
    Shattered World 2 : Between the Wars
    Hardenbrook, Bobby
    Shattered World 6 : World in Flames Hardenbrook, Bobby
    Shattered World 4 : Global War Hardenbrook, Bobby
    Shattered World 3 : Storm in the West
    Hardenbrook, Bobby
    Shattered World 1 : The Eurasian War
    Hardenbrook, Bobby
    Tiger Command! Carruthers, Bob, McLay, Sinclair
  14. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Along with the Kindle dreaded, give him an Amazon gift card and let him choose - part of the fun of reading. Of course, also guide him to the Book Reviews section of ARRSE to help him choose. :cool:
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  15. I'm currently reading a series by Peter James - the Roy Grace novels about a murder detective based around Brighton. I like them but can't say if your rellie will.