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Old 09-24-2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Based on movies I like, please recommend some books.

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A Perfect Murder
Absolute Power
Along Came A Spider
Basic Instinct
Black Rain
Blade Runner
Body Snatchers
Chain Reaction
Conspiracy Theory
Contact
Copycat
Double Jeopardy
Enemy Of The State
Fire In The Sky
Firefox
From Hell
Heist (2001)
High Crimes
Hollow Man
I, Robot
Impostor (2001)
Independence Day
Innerspace
Insomnia
Jennifer Eight (Jennifer 8)
Johnny Mnemonic
Kiss The Girls
Leviathan (1989)
Murder At 1600
Murder By Numbers
Outland (1981)
P2 (2007)
Panic Room
Phantoms
Point Break
Poltergeist
Resurrection (1999)
Rising Sun
Ronin
Runaway (1984)
Se7en
Shadow Conspiracy
Single White Female
Sliver
Species
Sphere
Stargate
Taking Lives
Terminal Velocity
Terminator
The Abyss
The Arrival
The Blob (1988)
The Bone Collector
The Da Vinci Code
The Entity
The Exorcist
The Firm (1993)
The Fog
The Frozen Ground
The Fugitive
The Game
The General’s Daughter
The Hunt For Red October
The Invasion (2007)
The Lost Boys
The Name Of The Rose
The Net
The Night Flier
The Ninth Gate
The Peacemaker
The Pledge
The Puppet Masters
The Saint (1997)
The Score (2001)
The Sentinel (2006)
The Shining
The Silence Of The Lambs
The Thing (1982)
The X-Files Fight The Future
Total Recall (1990)
Tremors
U.S. Marshals
Village Of The Damned (1995)
Virus (1999)
Volcano
War Of The Worlds
Wargames
Zodiac
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Too many listed to collate into a single "type", other than science fiction and suspense.

You could always insert the authors' names for the movies which were based on original novels, here:
http://www.gnooks.com/
to see which other authors write in a similar vein.

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Old 09-25-2014, 02:14 PM   #3
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Too many listed to collate into a single "type", other than science fiction and suspense.
I was thinking more along the lines of... "oh, there's one movie I have seen and it reminds me of book title x so I will recommend it."
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Old 09-25-2014, 02:27 PM   #4
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Well, based on the thrillers you've listed, I'd say try Harlan Coben, Gregg Hurwitz, Linwood Barclay, and Daniel Palmer.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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I'd say take a look at books by Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton, since you like some movies based on them.
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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You mentioned Village of the Damned. This was based on The Midwich Cuckoos, by John Wyndham, who wrote several science-fiction novels, including the classic Day of the Triffids.

You also mentioned The Hunt for Red October. That was a book by Tom Clancy, who wrote a lot of similar books. Red October was the first one to feature Jack Ryan. (Most of the others have been made into films.) You might like his Patriot Games, for instance.

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:20 PM   #7
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There are three movies in there based on the writings of Philip K. Dick. Based on those, I'm surprised that a fourth didn't appear--Minority Report. And "Enemy of the State" also has some of his style of paranoia. I bet you would enjoy PKD, and recommend you start with his short story collections.

If you're looking for more movies as well, A Scanner Darkly and Screamers both come from Dick, and The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are both heavily Dick-influenced.

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Old 09-26-2014, 03:37 PM   #8
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^Or Alfred Bester. The Demolished Man.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #9
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Thank you all! I have a lot of reading to do.
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:17 PM   #10
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Since you listed Firefox, I'd recommend getting into books by Craig Thomas. I re-read his books a few years ago and from the earliest to the last, they kept getting better, and did not disappoint me through the second reading either.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:06 AM   #11
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Patrick Lee's The Breach trilogy.
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:58 AM   #12
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An interesting contrast to Firefox is a book which turns it around, having the Russians steal a U.S. plane --- _Day of the Cheetah_ --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Cheetah and examines some of the ethics and international consequences (not too much though, but this isn't as big a failing here as in some of his other books).
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