E book advice for young squady on tour

#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,
 
#5
The hobbit through to lord of the rings. The Jack Reacher books are a good lighthearted read.


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Schaden

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#9
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.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rufener/

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
 

chrisg46

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#11
Simon Scarrow's Macro & Cato series, aka the Eagle series. Good yarns, bloody and funny in places too.
 

AlienFTM

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#13
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
EAGLE STATION (Wings of War) BERENT, MARK
PHANTOM LEADER (Wings of War) Berent, Mark
STEEL TIGER (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

Unread:
CONTACT CLARKE, AFN
The Cold War: A Military History Miller, David

Other:
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
CONFESSIONS OF A ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO (part one)
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
 

Auld-Yin

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#14
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:
 
#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.
 
#17
that'll cheer him up
Couldn't resist. Probably not a good idea in the land of Allahu Akbar though.
I remember really enjoying the Sharpe series as a lad. Can't remember what order I read them but I think Cornwell wrote them out of historical sequence anyway.



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#18
Some light hearted reading:

How to Get the Best from your Tourniquet.

Sucking Chest Wounds Getting You Down?

The Beginner's Guide to Evading Beheading.
 
#19
Couldn't resist. Probably not a good idea in the land of Allahu Akbar though.
I remember really enjoying the Sharpe series as a lad. Can't remember what order I read them but I think Cornwell wrote them out of historical sequence anyway.



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if you liked them you should try some of his newer stuff like the saxon stories (Uhtred, the main character, makes Sharpe look like a limp wristed pussy) or some of the archer ones like Azincourt and 1356
 
#20
if you liked them you should try some of his newer stuff like the saxon stories (Uhtred, the main character, makes Sharpe look like a limp wristed pussy) or some of the archer ones like Azincourt and 1356
Cheers for the heads up: they look great. I like the idea of it being history (albeit fictionalised) not seen through the eyes of the victor and that the main character appears to incorporate criticism of the endemic religion in his narrative.


That and it looks violent as f###.
 

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