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by swerb » Thu May 31, 2007 2:58 pm
by General » Thu May 31, 2007 3:22 pm
by intenso » Thu May 31, 2007 3:52 pm
by bruce8100 » Thu May 31, 2007 4:31 pm
by swerb » Thu May 31, 2007 4:36 pm
bruce8100 wrote:I have to go with Dan Brown. His books are so suspenseful they are hard to put down. If you don't want something dealing with religion, check out Deception Point or Digital Fortress. Both excellent.
by bruce8100 » Thu May 31, 2007 4:54 pm
by intenso » Thu May 31, 2007 5:06 pm
by mswerb » Thu May 31, 2007 5:24 pm
by jfiling » Thu May 31, 2007 7:38 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Thu May 31, 2007 7:54 pm
by StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 8:46 pm
by intenso » Thu May 31, 2007 10:47 pm
by StewieG » Thu May 31, 2007 10:55 pm
by intenso » Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:40 am
StewieG wrote:Jurassic Park is my favorite Crichton book. I always loved dinosaurs as a kid, and the movie came out when I was in grade school. I saw the movie first, but immediately went out and got the book, lol.My favorite King story is "The Body". Stand By Me was based off of that story, which is one of my favorite movies. But I also got into the Dark Tower series. One of these days I'm going to finish that series. I had a tough time getting into book 5, and then got busy. The Green Mile was excellent as well.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:41 am
intenso wrote:I'm a big Michael Crichton fan too. I've ready pretty much everything he's written. Andromeda Strain is probably my favorite. Also loved Jurassic Park and Congo.
by sandlot33 » Fri Jun 01, 2007 2:25 am
by yogi » Fri Jun 01, 2007 8:36 am
by mattvan1 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:57 am
by dmiles » Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:55 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:03 pm
dmiles wrote:I want to know how Swerb has time to read books with fatherhood, pro-sports, web-site to run, event planning, and most likely a job in there somewhere. I need some of what he is having...
by Lebowski » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:11 am
by swerb » Wed Jun 06, 2007 11:29 am
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:dmiles wrote:I want to know how Swerb has time to read books with fatherhood, pro-sports, web-site to run, event planning, and most likely a job in there somewhere. I need some of what he is having...Well, Swerb is also an inventor. He created a machine that allows him to suspend time. Somehow he has managed to make things he uses not be effected by the time stoppage, so Swerb is able to get plenty done while everyone else is put on pause.
by intenso » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:08 pm
Swerb wrote:I've got "Cell" and "Lisey's Story" from Stephen King as my next targets ... anyone read either of them?
by consigliere » Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:58 pm
by swerb » Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:04 pm
by jfiling » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:57 am
mattvan1 wrote:Michael Connelly - especially the Harry Bosch series. Connelly is a former beat writer for the LA Times and his stories have a sense of realism with respect to what it takes to be a homicide detective. No heroes, great depth of characters where even the good guys have a lot of flaws.Second would be Dennis Lehane (Mystic River). He early works are great reads, but I don't believe he has put out anything lately. And, of course, Hunter S. Thompson.
by leadpipe » Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:54 pm
by buddycowley » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:29 pm
Lebowski wrote:I like a broad range of books and authors, but here are my three favorites:Cormac McCarthy - No Country for Old Men and All the Pretty Horses are great. Currently reading the Road.Bret Easton Ellis - His writing and topics and very edgy and borderline disgusting, but he's an excellent author. Less Than Zero is my favorite.Chuck Palahniuk - Author of Fight Club. Just came out with Rant, which I can't wait to read.
by intenso » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:47 pm
buddycowley wrote:Lebowski wrote:I like a broad range of books and authors, but here are my three favorites:Cormac McCarthy - No Country for Old Men and All the Pretty Horses are great. Currently reading the Road.Bret Easton Ellis - His writing and topics and very edgy and borderline disgusting, but he's an excellent author. Less Than Zero is my favorite.Chuck Palahniuk - Author of Fight Club. Just came out with Rant, which I can't wait to read.1. Am interested in The Road, but am reading too many other things right now.2. Ellis is awesome. Wrote a paper on American Psycho in college, and is 500 times better to read than the movie.Two authors to put out there as well:1. Michael Chabon - If you saw the movie "Wonder Boys," you might know he wrote that a while back. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay is an incredible read and a Pulitzer Prize Winner. Plus, if you like comic books, this novel is an even better read.2. Christopher Moore - My favorite continues to be Lamb- The Gospel According to Biff, Jesus' Childhood Pal. One of the funniest authors I've ever read. Recent novels A Dirty Job and You Suck (vampire book...) also very funny reads all the way through.Buddy
by buddycowley » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:52 pm
by Detroit Wahoo » Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:20 pm
StewieG wrote:Great topic.Dan Brown is excellent if you want a page-turner. Angels & Demons is a very good book, but I did like the DaVinci Code a little better.Koontz, King, Crichton...they're all excellent, of course.Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt novels are good reads, but some of them really get over the top.But right now, I'd have to say Nelson Demille is my favorite writer. His series of books about a retired NYC Detective, named John Corey, are great reads. They don't get too far fetched like the Dirk Pitt novels can get, and the character, Corey, is snarky and sarcastic, and has this way of pissing off the main protagonists, as well as pretty much everyone else he meets. He's a hero, but not in the usual sense, as he's flawed, makes mistakes, and is pretty much an everyman. Highly recommended series from me, but you should read them in order. Starts with Plum Island, then The Lion's Game, then Nightfall, lastly Wild Fire, which just came out not too long ago. But if you read them out of order, he recaps what happened in previous books, and it can ruin the endings of those ones.But yeah, I too can't wait for the Solomon Key from Dan Brown. Is there a release date yet?
by buddycowley » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:25 pm
by BruceK » Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:57 pm
by intenso » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:40 pm
BruceK wrote:Neal StephensonStart with Snow Crash, then Cryptonomicon, and then build up to the Baroque TrilogySnow Crash
by BruceK » Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:36 am
by intenso » Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:51 pm
BruceK wrote:Intenso --I have a review of Snow Crash at http://blogcritics.org/archives/2004/08/30/222104.phpHis later books are much longer -- that's why Snow Crash is a good starting point
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