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Topic # 242128 12-Oct-2018 12:09
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Hi. 

 

I am away for a week coming up, and I like to read when I am on Holiday. 

 

The new Lee Child book is going to be a month later than that, so I can't take that. 

 

I am after a real page turner. I like thrillers, but ones that aren't super deep with details so they are chore to read. 

 

Authors I have been enjoying are Robert Crais - Elvis Cole, Lee Child, Grisham (I enjoy a decent legal thriller). I have previously enjoyed the super natural stuff that was early Koontz, but most of his more recent stuff isn't as interesting. 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2106675 12-Oct-2018 12:12
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I also like post-apocalyptic stuff, so long as it's not too crazy and out there. 

 

I particularly enjoyed the first two hunger games books....

 

 


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  Reply # 2106678 12-Oct-2018 12:20
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Have a look at the Scott Mariani books - I enjoy them for not too cerebral 'Jack Reacher' style thrillers. They are based on a historical, usually religious, event or item, but set in the modern day. Ben Hope is his protagonist.

 

I'm churning through Clive Cussler's novels at the moment. I don't find their stories as gripping, but they are quite similar.

 

Another one is Vince Flynn.




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  Reply # 2106716 12-Oct-2018 12:26
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I used to love the older Clive Cussler - Dirk Pitt books, and the older Wilbur Smith books based in Africa, I think it was the courtenays. I read some of his newer stuff and just couldn't get invested the same way.

 

I'll take a look at the Vince Flynn and Scott Mirani books.

 


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  Reply # 2106717 12-Oct-2018 12:26
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My picks atm are :

 

Red Rising (Pierce Brown) - Hunger games meets Warhammer basically - read the trilogy multiple times :)

 

Alex Cross series (James Patterson - Good crime/thriller reads

 

Adrians Undead Diary  (Chris Phillbrook) - good Zombie read, done in the style of a diary - story does start to get a bit odd and the ending was just "WTF" but otherwise, I really enjoyed it.

 

 

 

Ive read probably all the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt series, a good read if you like history and Indiana Jones style adventures :)

 

 





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  Reply # 2106728 12-Oct-2018 12:31
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Read the Brilliance Trilogy by Markus Sakey?


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  Reply # 2106729 12-Oct-2018 12:36
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Other stuff I've read recently and enjoyed that (sort of) fits your requirements:

 

- Hugh Howey Wool Trilogy and Sand (stand alone) - I actually preferred Sand to Wool.

 

- Brandon Sanderson Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

 

- Dan Simmons Hyperion novels

 

Stuff that is perhaps less particular on point, but I enjoyed very much (more candy floss escapism)

 

- Drew Hayes Super Powereds series

 

- Scott Meyer Off to be the Wizard / Magic 2.0 series


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  Reply # 2106731 12-Oct-2018 12:37
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And finally (should have thought through my post better), SF Signal's flowchart is an indispensable resource for your geeky reading needs:

 

https://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/09/flowchart_for_navigating_nprs_top_100_sff_books/ 


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  Reply # 2106734 12-Oct-2018 12:49
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might want to have a look at The Ninja series from Eric Von Lustbader, he who picked up the Bourne series after Ludlum.

 

 


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  Reply # 2106735 12-Oct-2018 12:52
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You could try the Lewis Trilogy by Peter May, set in the Hebrides.


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  Reply # 2106742 12-Oct-2018 13:03
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Really Enjoying the new Ian Rankin   In a house of lies

 

 


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  Reply # 2106750 12-Oct-2018 13:22
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if you liked the cole/pike books , then check out the Myron Bolitar series by Harlan Coben , almost a carbon copy of each other,.  also what i think are the best detective series are the  Dennis Lehane (Kenzie and Gennaro series). 





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  Reply # 2106752 12-Oct-2018 13:24
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https://www.amazon.com/PageFlip-PFLITE001-Lite/dp/B0030DLNS2

 

 

 

That's the perfect page turner! ;)





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  Reply # 2106759 12-Oct-2018 13:33
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One of the things that I love about Alex Cross novels is that when I read it, in my head I can hear it narrated by Morgan Freeman!


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  Reply # 2106766 12-Oct-2018 13:47
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One of the things that I love about Alex Cross novels is that when I read it, in my head I can hear it narrated by Morgan Freeman!

 

 

 

 

Hahah so true one of the best narrators ever. 





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