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Old 03-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #16
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Can the Lee Child books be read in any order? I'm number 55 on the library waiting list for The Killing Floor.(they have 4 copies) Well, it's not like I don't have hundreds and hundreds of other books to read, but that's a still long wait. I could get some of the other books sooner.
Out of order, not really.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #17
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Can the Lee Child books be read in any order? I'm number 55 on the library waiting list for The Killing Floor.(they have 4 copies) Well, it's not like I don't have hundreds and hundreds of other books to read, but that's a still long wait. I could get some of the other books sooner.
Check this thread: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=200515

There was a discussion in the last few pages about the reading order. Different people have different views on this with the Reacher books.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:21 PM   #18
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I'll +1 to Lee Child, Scott Horvath, and Stephen Hunter.

In the Bob Lee Swagger series I was only disappointed with "The 47th Samurai," though I haven't read the last two in the series yet. It was still entertaining but totally failed to suspend my disbelief that Bob could learn to sword-fight that well, regardless of his natural talents.
This is why I disliked The 47Th Samurai also. I do not care who you are, learning to use a Katana takes many years and many hours of practice. Learning to use it in a combat situation takes even longer. Using a Katana like they do in the movies is about as realistic as is boxing in the Rocky Movies.
I was always irritated watching the Highlander television show because they could not even hire someone to teach Adrian Paul to hold the sword properly.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:58 PM   #19
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I also had an entirely different ending in mind. Without any real spoiler -- I was thinking a JDF sniper from the takedown team nearby would have been a perfect solution.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:13 AM   #20
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:51 AM   #21
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Can the Lee Child books be read in any order? I'm number 55 on the library waiting list for The Killing Floor.(they have 4 copies) Well, it's not like I don't have hundreds and hundreds of other books to read, but that's a still long wait. I could get some of the other books sooner.
I think most here like to read series in order of publication. However, I'm the oddball who wishes I'd read The Affair (book 8 or 9 of the Jack Reacher series) first.

Any of them can be read as stand-alones. As with most series, there's a lot of repetition and summarizing going on throughout the novels.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:05 AM   #22
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The first two novels of the Kovac/Liska series are phenomenal:

Ashes to Ashes

Dust to Dust

The author, Tami Hoag, earned her reputation with romance novels, but proved she could write a murder mystery / crime thriller with the best of them. Move over James Patterson and Michael Connelly. Hoag has the writing chops to stand up to a direct comparison with anyone. Evil villain? Check. Whodunit? Check. Memorable investigators? Double check (and not the two Minnesota detectives).
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:59 AM   #23
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Another recommendation....

The Camel Club series by David Baldacci.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:59 AM   #24
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If you like older thrillers from the '20s, '30s and '40s, then I would suggest you give Edgar Wallace a try.

Harry (a Moderator here) has assembled more than 30 of them, and they're all available here and they're all free. The formatting is always excellent.



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Old 03-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #25
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I don't consider this to be a thriller. It's more a mystery then anything else.
I'm really happy for you. I consider it a thriller so nana na na nana! Sheesh.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:22 PM   #26
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The Day of the Jackal, Frederick Forsyth.
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I would say that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is unquestionably a thriller. There are also, obviously "mystery" elements to it, but, that's the case with many (if not most) thrillers.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #28
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Another recommendation....

The Camel Club series by David Baldacci.
I enjoyed those, as well as the Sean King & Michelle Maxwell series by the same author.
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I would say that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is unquestionably a thriller. There are also, obviously "mystery" elements to it, but, that's the case with many (if not most) thrillers.
I am questioning your logic. How did you come to the conclusion that this book is a thriller? What makes it such?

It is NOT a thriller. You may be thrilled to read it, but that doesn't make it a thriller. It is a mystery. I know some thrillers have mystery elements to them. But in this case, it's a mystery and not a thriller.
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