Author(s) you enjoy passing the time by reading

#1
If your a book worm like myself, you have a selected author or a few that you enjoy reading, mine for example is Jack Higgins, some titles include,
The Eagle Has Landed, The Eagle Has Flown, who fills up your book shelf?

Cheers, 2 Beers
 
#2
2_Canadian_Beers said:
If your a book worm like myself, you have a selected author or a few that you enjoy reading, mine for example is Jack Higgins, some titles include,
The Eagle Has Landed, The Eagle Has Flown, who fills up your book shelf?

Cheers, 2 Beers
Robert Graves-"The White Goddess",Robert Anton Wilson&Robert Shea"Illuminatus"
 

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#4
Terry Pratchett.

He writes a good story & keeps to sensible subjects...... :lol:

The name Binky was a work of genius.
 
#5
I can't stand Terry Pratchett, far too immature, and he sounds like such a fecking geek. His book sell millions though, so he must appeal to some! :wink:

James Ellroy is one of my faves, or Patrick O'Brian.

I'm shamed to admit I've got all of Dan Brown's books too - far too formulaic, all of them follow the same thread, but you can read them inside four hours, and while the night away..... :roll:

CH
 
#8
Plenty of Terry Pratchett I have to say.

If you like more historical stories, Bernard Cornwell is good, you should try hos non-Sharpe stuff, it's really good.

I've recently got into a chap called Valerio Massimo Manfredi, an Italian author who writes a lot of stories from ancient history, but very good none-the-less.
 
#9
I was never really a sci-fi fan until I picked up a book by Peter Hamilton. It took me a while to get into his style but once I did….genius. I have since read everything he has written and it is all great.

http://www.lysator.liu.se/~unicorn/hamilton/
 
#10
Can't beat a bit of freddy forsyth. The most thumbed book I have on my shelf is rainbow 6 by tom clancy. It is currently propping open my toilet door.
 
#11
I enjoy Tom Clancy a great book he did with another person was Shadow Warriors, but feel he is getting to far stretched, his book on Armoured Cav and Submarines was an awesome read, that most people (civillians) never really get know about. I enjoy also the author Andy Mcnabb, though it ishard to find any of his fiction books here in Canada. HOpefully I can find some more when I get back to England next week.

Cheers
 
#12
Flashman, Sven Hassel and James Elroy. Ohh and if you can find them, the Man from UNCLE books are trashy as you like but good fodder none the less.
 
#13
George MacDonald Fraser - Flashman, plus the best war memoir ever Quartered Safe Out Here. Hell, pretty much anything he's written.

Robert A Heinlein - classic SF with an amazing alternate historylinking many of his works.

Sven Hassel made me the man I am today!

Tom Clancy, but the last few have been pants.

Terry Pratchett - bloody hilarious.

Max Hastings - opinionated but well stated arguments on WW2 and far too fond of the SS for his own good.

Lee Child - Rollicking totally unbelievable thrillers starring an ex US Army MP as all round hard man Reacher.

Peter F Hamilton - Mindstar trilogy: tops.
 

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#14
Off the top of my head, because my bookshelf is about 6000 miles away...

Clive Cussler, the wife buys them and they sort of end up capturing my attention.

Andy McNab, Love it.

The other geordie bloke's fiction.

Mil Milington, try http://www.thingsmygirlfriendandihavearguedabout.com/

Jenna Jameson, how to make love like a porn star

I've bought all Tom Clancy's pure books but won't get anymore, the demise of a great author.

Donna Tartt, OK, she's only done two but....

Bobby Fleming of course....

That bird that writes about ancient rome and a private investigator... I'll get the name and insert it later.,..
 
#16
Alistair Mclean has a whole shelf in one of my bookcases, I used to like Tom Clancy until he started the rainbow 6 stuff , i recall some book by him about armour in europe on the eve of ww3
CLive Cussler , yes
 
#17
Dornford Yates
Andy McNab
Chris Ryan
Gerald Seymour
Stephen Leather
Terence Strong
Lee Child
Clive Eggleton

anyone recommend any other thriller authors - I am running out of new stuff to read
 
#19
Anything by Bernhard Cornwell (Sharpe etc) is worth reading, as is Simon Scarrow. Also, Freddy Forsyth, Alexander Kent or Wilbur Smith.
But my log-in name is a clue as to my favourite author. The "Sleeper Service" is the main character in Iain M. Banks masterpiece "Excession"
 
#20
I'm often to be found reading a Michael Connelly novel - Angel's Flight, The Black Echo, The Concrete Blonde etc. A bit James Elroy/LA Confidential without the obvious 'this writer is darkly deranged'. Gripping stuff that captures the ambience of LAPD homicide, great plots and emotive characters. Anyone else read any?
 
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