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Any great thrillers available?

Postby Gloria T. Camel » Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:44 am

I've been killing myself reading 4 differnt thrillers at a time and have yet to find a good one! My school library is absolutley rubbish I don't think they actually know what thrillers are...They all seem to be mystery...Anyway anyone out there found any good thrilling books?

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Postby Duke » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:04 am

Stephen King.

Try The Shining. for a starter, and if you like what you read, read The Stand.

That's my piece of advice.


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Postby Gloria T. Camel » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:05 am

Ok great, I think my parents may have The Shining So I might try that

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Postby Duke » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:12 am

Great idea. If you really enjoy Stephen King, you can pretty much go anywhere from those first two. I would recomend 'Salem's Lot next, though.


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Postby Gloria T. Camel » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:13 am

Alright, Sounds like your a thriller fan then

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Postby Duke » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:29 am

Not too much, but I love Stephen King. I don't go too far out of my way to find thrillers, I like all sorts of stuff.

John Grisham has some good thrillers, but most of his books are law thrillers, not normal ones, but there are a few of the good old kinds.


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--Friedrich Nietzsche




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Postby Grey » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:09 pm

The Cobra Event by Richard Preston, if you like medical thrillers, and Hot Zone by him is excellent so far. I happen to like Dean Koontz, and some of his are thriller-y. By the Light of the Moon is good, Odd Thomas was really good. Faces by Koontz is muy bueno as well.
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Postby Gloria T. Camel » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:58 am

Whoah I'm going to have to get a start on all these books

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The Traveller

Postby FloridaJudy » Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:08 pm

I recommend:

*The Traveller* by John Twelve Hawks. Strange but compelling novel - sort of like Quentin Taratino meets The Matrix. There's little sex, but graphic violence. There's also a kick-butt woman Ninja.

*Anansi Boys* and *American Gods* by Neil Gaiman. Very funny books about the nature of reality, that also happen to be good thrillers. I'd recommend anything by Neil Gaiman!

Avoid *The DaVinci Code*. How something this badly written got on the best seller list is the only mystery.
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Postby Nigga Tony » Mon Nov 27, 2006 5:18 am

I agree with Duke. The Stand is possibly the best book I've ever read.

A lot of people love Dean Koontz. He's kind of a knockoff Stephen King in my opinion, but I'll admit that From the Corner of His Eye is really a masterpiece.
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Dean Koontz

Postby FloridaJudy » Wed Nov 29, 2006 3:08 am

I've gone a bit off Koontz lately. His last few novels seem to be ultra right-wing, right-to-life screeds; the one I just finished (The Husband) was scathing toward Atheists/Humanists. I'm a Buddhist myself, but some of my best friends...

I still like some of his earlier stuff, Twilight Eyes and Watchers in particular.
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