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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by Takeshi Kovacs » 17 Oct 2014, 19:41

01 Run! - Dean Karnazes
02 Embedded - Dan Abnett
03 Parasite - Mira Grant
04 Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks
05 Memories Of Ice - Steven Erikson
06 Never Go Back - Lee Child
07 Running With The Pack - Mark Rowlands
08 Killing The Shadows - Val McDermid
09 A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid
10 At The Stroke Of Madness - Alex Cava
11 Trace - Patricia Cornwell
12 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
13 Slash And Burn - Matt Hilton
14 Spud - John van de Ruit
15 Drop Shot - Harlan Coben
16 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
17 Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb
18 Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
19 King Of Plagues - Jonathan Maberry
20 Zombie Britannica - Thomas Emson

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by ctibbits » 29 Oct 2014, 14:48

Just finished Altered Carbon. thanks again for the suggestion and I will start the second of the series tonight. Was very pleased to see a movie is in the works but with what I can find so far it doesn't look promising.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by hornet » 31 Oct 2014, 12:59

01 Altered Carbon - Richard Morgan (started in 2013)
02 Broken Angels - Richard Morgan
03 Woken Furies - Richard Morgan
04 Killing Floor - Lee Child
05 Die Trying - Lee Child
06 Tripwire - Lee Child
07 The Visitor - Lee Child
08 Echo Burning - Lee Child
09 Without Fail - Lee Child
10 Persuader - Lee Child
11 The Enemy - Lee Child
12 One Shot - Lee Child
13 The Hard Way - Lee Child
14 Bad Luck and Trouble - Lee Child
15 Nothing to Lose - Lee Child
16 Gone Tomorrow - Lee Child
17 61 Hours - Lee Child
18 Worth Dying For - Lee Child
19 Second Son - Lee Child
20 The Affair - Lee Child
21 A Wanted Man - Lee Child
22 Never Go Back - Lee Child
23 Deal Breaker - Harlan Coben
23 Drop Shot - Harlan Coben
24 Fade Away - Harlan Coben
25 Back Spin - Harlan Coben
26 One False Move - Harlan Coben
27 The Final Detail - Harlan Coben
28 Darkest Fear - Harlan Coben
29 Promise Me - Harlan Coben
30 Long Lost - Harlan Coben
31 Live Wire - Harlan Coben
32 The Hunter - Tom Wood
33 The Enemy - Tom Wood
34 The Game - Tom Wood
35 Better off Dead - Tom Wood
36 Zero Day - David Baldacci
37 The Forgotten - David Baldacci
38 The Gray Man - Mark Greaney
39 On Target - Mark Greaney
40 Ballistic - Mark Greaney
41 Dead Eye - Mark Greaney
42 Personal - Lee Child
43 The Silver Bear - Derek Haas
44 Hunt for the Bear - Derek Haas
45 Dark Men - Derek Haas
46 The Accident Man - Tom Cain
47 No Survivors - Tom Cain

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by Takeshi Kovacs » 04 Nov 2014, 23:28

01 Run! - Dean Karnazes
02 Embedded - Dan Abnett
03 Parasite - Mira Grant
04 Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks
05 Memories Of Ice - Steven Erikson
06 Never Go Back - Lee Child
07 Running With The Pack - Mark Rowlands
08 Killing The Shadows - Val McDermid
09 A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid
10 At The Stroke Of Madness - Alex Cava
11 Trace - Patricia Cornwell
12 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
13 Slash And Burn - Matt Hilton
14 Spud - John van de Ruit
15 Drop Shot - Harlan Coben
16 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
17 Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb
18 Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
19 King Of Plagues - Jonathan Maberry
20 Zombie Britannica - Thomas Emson
21 Mindstar Rising - Peter F Hamilton

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by Takeshi Kovacs » 15 Nov 2014, 23:42

01 Run! - Dean Karnazes
02 Embedded - Dan Abnett
03 Parasite - Mira Grant
04 Shadow's Edge - Brent Weeks
05 Memories Of Ice - Steven Erikson
06 Never Go Back - Lee Child
07 Running With The Pack - Mark Rowlands
08 Killing The Shadows - Val McDermid
09 A Place Of Execution - Val McDermid
10 At The Stroke Of Madness - Alex Cava
11 Trace - Patricia Cornwell
12 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
13 Slash And Burn - Matt Hilton
14 Spud - John van de Ruit
15 Drop Shot - Harlan Coben
16 Rancid Aluminium - James Hawes
17 Royal Assassin - Robin Hobb
18 Assassin's Quest - Robin Hobb
19 King Of Plagues - Jonathan Maberry
20 Zombie Britannica - Thomas Emson
21 Mindstar Rising - Peter F Hamilton
22 Ecko Rising - Danie Ware

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by tommymooney » 31 Dec 2014, 15:50

Books wot I read this year:
  • Autobiography Morrissey
    The Lost Village Richard Askwith
    Digital Vertigo Andrew Keen
    Chavs Owen Jones
    The Drought JG Ballard
    The Possibility of an Island Michel Houellebecq
Morrissey was a bit of a bore (apart from childhood phase), Chavs an interesting take on the 'demonisation' of the working class, The Drought/Island lovely depressing dystopias!

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by ctibbits » 02 Jan 2015, 01:04

How are Richard Morgan's non Takeshi Kovacs books? I'm almost done with the three.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by hancockjr » 10 Apr 2016, 11:39

Hi, am looking for advice. I've read most of Haran Coben, Lee Child, John Grisham and Michael Crichton. Which other authors are similar that I might enjoy? Ideally some mystery in there but definitely no supernatural or sci fi.

was thinking maybe Patricia Cornwell or Dean Koontz?

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by hancockjr » 10 Apr 2016, 11:46

Beerfuelledman wrote:I think you're in my vein of characters here :-) Love Reacher and Myron & Win. Don't neglect Cobens standalones like "Tell no one" & "Gone for good". For a little injection of Dan Brown into your story Scott Mariani's Ben Hope is good. If you're still hankering for Reacherfodder - look at David Baldacci John Puller books. Also perhaps his Will Robie series. Matt Hilton's Joe Hunter also in the Reacher vein. With Robie moving toward the Assassins; Tom Woods Victor novels are superb, as are Derek Haas Columbus books and Mark Greaneys Courtland Gentry stories. For something a little different Brett Battles does a good line with Jonathan Quinn - a "cleaner" without being euphemistic. Back to crime heros my sister recently got me into Stephen J Cannells (he of 80's cheese lol) Shane Scully books and they are really very good. Lastly you've probably sampled Michael Connellys works, particularly Harry Bosch so I'll mention Simon Kernicks books before ending. Must have a look to Richard Morgan myself :-)
Some good tips were in here, any idea what is most similar to the ones I mentioned? Note I should have added Michael Connelly to my "have read" list.

Incidentally my best ones have both been Harlan Coben : No Second Chance and The Woods.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by Rob » 10 Apr 2016, 15:12

I haven't read those authors, so cannot speak from experience, but the following link suggests trying Jonathan Kellerman and John Sandford http://www.literature-map.com/harlan+coben.html

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by hornet » 08 Feb 2018, 09:37

I remember a lot of love for Richard Morgan's 'Altered Carbon' on this thread (great book).

For anyone who's interested it has been made in to a TV series, now available on Netflix.

Going to check it out over the weekend.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by ctibbits » 03 Mar 2018, 15:27

hornet wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 09:37
I remember a lot of love for Richard Morgan's 'Altered Carbon' on this thread (great book).

For anyone who's interested it has been made in to a TV series, now available on Netflix.

Going to check it out over the weekend.
Just finished the first episode. I think they have stayed rather true to the books and am looking forward to where it heads.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by buu1333 » 29 Dec 2018, 13:16

Just finished the book of lost things. Great book
a land of fairytales with a twist and its a bit dark.

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Re: Books Read 2014

Post by tommymooney » 29 Dec 2018, 13:57

Wot I read 2018

Notes from Underground fyodor mikhailovich dostoyevsky
The Double fyodor mikhailovich dostoyevsky
Benefits Zoe Fairbairns
Smith of Wotton Major JRR Tolkien
The Crystal World JG Ballard
Strange Weather in Tokyo Hiromi Kawakami

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