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Old 10-30-2008, 08:55 AM   #16
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Thanks! Those are great suggestions. And quite a few of them are here! I'll try some of them. I was toying with the idea of dl'ing the Haggard omnibi anyway.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #17
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #18
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one of my all-time favorite books is a book called Shibumi by Trevanian, and imagine my surprise to discover it's available at both BoB and fictionwise. it definitely has all sorts of action, although you wouldn't think so from the publisher description.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:26 AM   #19
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Trevanian is a excellent author. Another one of his books is "The Eiger Sanction", which was made into a pretty good film with Clint Eastwood.
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #20
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Unless you have a very strong tolerance for kinky sex and BDSM you might want to start Ringo's series with the second book, Kildar. Ringo himself has repeatedly said that he wrote Ghost because he couldn't write anything else until it was finished and he had no intention of publishing it.
And it got him disinherited by his mother, who recommended her son's book to patrons at her beauty parlor without realizing what it was.

On the other hand, it did well enough to spawn a popular series. (And there is plenty of BDSM and kinky sex in the subsequent books. The hero is invincible in bed as well as on the battlefield.)
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Old 11-03-2008, 12:09 PM   #21
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Thanks! Those are great suggestions. And quite a few of them are here! I'll try some of them. I was toying with the idea of dl'ing the Haggard omnibi anyway.
You can start with _King Solomon's Mines_, which got a neat movie version starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger in 1950, among other adaptations.
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You can start with _King Solomon's Mines_, which got a neat movie version starring Deborah Kerr and Stewart Granger in 1950, among other adaptations.
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That being the first book in the first volume of my Haggard series, it is indeed a most logical place to start! It is also - IMHO - one of the finest adventure stories ever written.
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That being the first book in the first volume of my Haggard series, it is indeed a most logical place to start! It is also - IMHO - one of the finest adventure stories ever written.
Indeed. And if you don't like that, Haggard probably isn't for you.

The Kerr/Granger film version took some liberties with the plot, adding a female lead and romance between her and Allan Quartermain, but it's a lot of fun.

And recent archaeology reports indicate they might just have found the site of the real King Solomon's mines.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:46 AM   #24
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If we're just after some pulp action, is it too silly to mention Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt/NUMA adventures? Some fun mindless action in the same vein as a modern-day Indiana Jones, I believe. If you like those, I also encourage you to check out everything by James Rollins, and by Douglass Preston and Lincoln Child (co-authored and individual).
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:48 AM   #25
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If we're just after some pulp action, is it too silly to mention Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt/NUMA adventures? Some fun mindless action in the same vein as a modern-day Indiana Jones, I believe. If you like those, I also encourage you to check out everything by James Rollins, and by Douglass Preston and Lincoln Child (co-authored and individual).
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All excellent suggestions, and I share your tastes! I especially enjoy the Preston and Child collaborations - I think my favourite one is "Riptide".
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:59 AM   #26
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I'll second that motion regarding James Rollins and Clive Cussler. I just finished reading Deep Fathom by James Rollins and it was excellent. Everything you could want in an action/adventure book including earthquakes, mysterious artifacts, ancient ruins, Airforce Force one clamity and a bit of Indiana Jones style adventure.
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Ditto on the Cussler, Rollins and Preston recommendations for mindless entertainment (and I mean that in the best possible way.)

And, the first four books of Paladin of Shadows are free from Baen!

*scampers off to download*

ETA: Whoa. Y'all weren't kidding about the dark edge to Ghost. Hrm, if it's part of a decent story, I can live with it; if it IS the story, this isn't my bag, baby.

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Old 11-07-2008, 06:58 AM   #28
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Of course you could get the DVDs of the Disney series Talespin.
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