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book/author suggestions?

Looking for something to interesting for a 30yo guy that doesn't involve vampires. To help out, right now I'm reading council of dads. I like stephen king, dan brown, and joe hill. I plan on reading the stieg larsson books soon. Don't really like a series that goes on for too long. Think a trilogy is as much as I can handle.

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FrogAlum wrote:

Check out the "What are you reading" thread on the front page of this forum.


 

I did that. Seems that most people on here are females reading romance, love stories, and again vampire books. None of which interest me. Went through every page.

 

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How about any of Lee Child's books? I'm liking them as much as any Stephen King novels or Steig Larsson's.

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@cackhanded

 

You might like the Cal Leandros books by Rob Thurman.  The first one is Nightlife.  They aren't really a series in the sense that each book depends on the previous one -- they're pretty independent.  And they read fast.

 

Nightlife

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of Dan Brown fans have commented favorably on Angelology by Danielle Trussoni.  I don't particularly like Brown, but I did enjoy Trussoni's book.

 

 

Angelology

  

 

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Canticle (Psalms of Isaak Series #2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak Series #1)

 

 

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Cackhanded wrote:

 


FrogAlum wrote:

Check out the "What are you reading" thread on the front page of this forum.


 

I did that. Seems that most people on here are females reading romance, love stories, and again vampire books. None of which interest me. Went through every page.

 


 

 

I'm a woman and don't read the vampire books or the romances (usually!) and I've found a lot on there!  In fact, I've posted many that weren't any of those genres... 

 

Kellerman's books are great...

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There's a lot of stuff on there besides vampire and romance books.

 

I don't read a lot of one off books, I like series books.  All these are series, but none of them are cliffhangers that would make you read the next book.  Although in most cases I would start with the first ones.

 

Lee Childs Jack Reacher Series is good, although it is a long series.

VInce Flynn, Mitch Rapp series - CIA agent, also good, but a series again.

Michael Harvey - Michael Kelly Series - Private Detective

Jack Higgins - Sean Dillon - IRA Enforcer now working for British Govt.  Series again

MIchael Connelly - Harry Bosch - LAPD Detective - (Series)

F Paul Wilson - Repairman Jack Series - Problem solver for people with a supernatural twist

David Balducci books - I haven't read many but my Dad really like the Camel Club trilogy

If you like Sci-Fi, the Jim Butcher - Harry Dresden series is good.  He's a wizard detective

Robert Crais - Joe Pike books (I think there are currently only 3)

Clive Cussler - Dirk Pitt Series, Oregon Series, a couple of others

Brad Meltzer - I've enjoyed several of his books

Ken Follett - He writes some good books.

 

I haven't read these yet, but I found them on the What are you reading thread or browsing through the book store:

 

Stephen Baxter - Flood, Ark

Matterhorn-A novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes (I found this after I read part of it using the Read in store)

I just added Caught Stealing by Charlie Huston to my wishlist based on the What are you reading thread.

 

 

 

 

 

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You might like Harlan Coben's books.  His latest is:

 

Caught 

 

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Have you checked out Smashwords? It's mostly unknown authors, and of course there's a fair amount of dreck, but there are also some pretty good books there. There are a number of free e-books that have gotten excellent reviews.

 

Here are links to free e-books of over 25,000 words, top-rated first, in a couple of categories:

 

Most of the e-books there that aren't free are reasonably priced. And you can usually preview a fair amount of the e-book before you decide whether to buy it or not. (I do recommend previewing before buying. There have been a number of e-books there that sounded good until I looked at the preview.)

 

Oh, and I know you said "no vampires", but Sarah Palin: Vampire Hunter is funny as heck. And it's free. It's a novella, though: only 15,000 words or so.

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Cackhanded wrote:

 


FrogAlum wrote:

Check out the "What are you reading" thread on the front page of this forum.


 

I did that. Seems that most people on here are females reading romance, love stories, and again vampire books. None of which interest me. Went through every page.

 


 

There are quite a few of us males on that thread that aren't reading vampire books, romance and love stories.  I think you haven't read the thread closely enough.  Just sayin'...

 

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My dad told me about James Rollins, and I was a little skittish about it since my dad and I don't have the same taste in books.  I tried him out though and found his books to be "un-put-downable"...LOL.

 

I just finished "Altar of Eden", and it was very "Island of Dr. Moreau"-ish, but still very hard to put down.  But he also does series, and I will be checking those out as well. 

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Cristopher Reich is good.  One of his books Rules of Deception is only 99 cents right now.

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PepaLou wrote:

My dad told me about James Rollins, and I was a little skittish about it since my dad and I don't have the same taste in books.  I tried him out though and found his books to be "un-put-downable"...LOL.

 

I just finished "Altar of Eden", and it was very "Island of Dr. Moreau"-ish, but still very hard to put down.  But he also does series, and I will be checking those out as well. 


 

I read Alter of Eden and it was an very good book.  I would definitely recommend it.

 

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ABthree wrote:

@cackhanded

 

You might like the Cal Leandros books by Rob Thurman.  The first one is Nightlife.  They aren't really a series in the sense that each book depends on the previous one -- they're pretty independent.  And they read fast.

 

Nightlife

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A number of Dan Brown fans have commented favorably on Angelology by Danielle Trussoni.  I don't particularly like Brown, but I did enjoy Trussoni's book.

 

 

Angelology

  

 


 

Angelology is the one book on that thread that I did like. Thanks

 

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FrogAlum wrote:

 

 

I'm a woman and don't read the vampire books or the romances (usually!) and I've found a lot on there!  In fact, I've posted many that weren't any of those genres... 

 

Kellerman's books are great...


 

The kellerman books looked good until I saw ..series #25! Are they independent of each other? Just don't want to miss something in a book because I didn't read #10 or #22.

 

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Nallia wrote:

Have you read Brandon Sanderson?  Elantris, Warbreaker, and the Mistborn trilogy are all outstanding books.

 

These are great as well:

 

 

Way of Shadows (Night Angel Series #1)

  

Shadow's Edge (Night Angel Series #2)

  

Beyond the Shadows (Night Angel Series #3)

  

 


 

That night Angel series looks awesome. Thanks

 

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@ DougPardee

 

I do like smashwords and have several book from there.