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I need a new AUTHOR to start reading from!

Discussion in 'The Book Rack' started by Kevin108, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    Here's a rough idea of my current catalogue of what I've read:

    Dan Brown
    Michael Crichton
    Louis L'Amour
    Dean Koontz
    Peter Clement

    I've learned something from every book by these authors outside of the story but I don't know which author to pick up next. I've read I'm sure hundreds of other books but these above are what have most recently been added to my bookshelf.

    Help me out! Given what I like, who do I need to pick up next?
     
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    Clive Cussler series are very good
     

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    Michael Z. Williamson
    Matt Bracken
    John Ross
     
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    Stephen Hunter
    James Lee Burke
    James Patterson
    WEB Griffin
     
  5. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    In looking for material from these authors, I've discovered how badly the library system in my area SUCKS! Nobody has anything that's not read by the Oprah book club. :upeyes:
     
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    +1 on James Lee Burke!! After living in LA. years ago, and now living 15 miles from the state line, I can relate to his visual discriptions of the area around New Iberia, where Dave Robicheaux "lives" and fights the BG's....always a great read!
     
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    I think you have pretty good taste. I've read most of those authors.

    How about Preston and Child (they write as a team)? Their books are usually on the best seller list. Riptide, Ice Limit, Thunderhead, Relic, all very good. Action, but very well researched. On the level of Crichton as far as "thinking books". I think their older stuff is better than their new stuff.

    If you don't mind some light reading that is a little querky, look for Jim Butcher, The Dresden Files (a series of books). About a modern day wizard living in Chicago and working as a PI. Very good stuff. Much of these came out only in paperback, so look in used bookstores. Worth the time to find.

    How about F. Paul Wilson? He writes a LOT of books. He has a series called Repairman Jack that is also VERY good. Start at the beginning, this is an evolving series.

    I'll second Steven Hunter. His first "Bob the Nailer" book "Point of Impact" is a MUST read for anyone interested in shooting.
     
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    that Tom Clancy isn't on your list?
     
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    try Richard Matheson he has some great books out there the best is I AM LEGEND
     
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    Try pat Buchanan new book.This is a good eye opener.
     
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    Check out "Ross in Range". John Ross, the author of "Unintended Consequences" (a must read), has a list of recommended reading on his web site.

    Mr. Ross is one of the good guys, I wish I could be him when I grow up.:supergrin:
     
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    The library a few blocks away has Ice Limit! I'm gonna go grab it Monday. I think P&C will be where I start with this list.

    If your curious what else my library has, http://64.5.158.130/
     
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    I see your library has Clay Harvey, I would definitely pick that up.

    He's another "shooter-approved" kind of writer like Stephen Hunter.

    I've liked all of the 3 or 4 fiction books he has out.

    They have a bunch of F. Paul Wilson's books, too.
    His Repairman Jack books are among my most favorite.
    Unlike Clay Harvey, Wilson delves into horror/supernatural stuff.

    James Patterson's Alex Cross books are fun, fast reads.

    If you like Koontz, you may like Robert R. McCammon too.
    Your library has Swan Song, Stinger, Boy's Life and many others of his titles.

    Same goes for Dan Simmons - check out Carrion Comfort especially.

    These are some of my favorite authors, hope you enjoy them too.

    Have fun !
     
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    I absolutely love to read and most of the time I just fall into a book and don't come out until I've finished it. It felt weird having finished off all my favorites. I've made a good list off of this thread.

    I'm going to keep looking for a copy of John Ross' "Unintended Consequences" as well but it seems like everybody that bought a copy has chosen to keep it. The cheapest I found online was still like $18.

    I can't wait to hit the library Monday! :banana:
     
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    Seems like some good stories but I have a hard time keeping food in my frige and gas in my car. I definitely don't have $30 for a book. I'm used to Half.com having everything I want to read and getting it in used paperback for $5 or new hardback for $15. It must be a good book if nobody's getting rid of their copy for cheap.
     
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    Unintended Consequences - $6.95 and up here
     
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    Vince Flynn series. Start from the beginning.
     
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