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    Need Additional Authors for Reading Entertainment

    I love to read novels. But I don't like all authors. I have read out my authors and need to find some more.

    So I would like to list my 4 current faves and if some of them overlap yours and you have another in that "type" that you like, please suggest it.


    Tom Clancy
    Jim Butcher
    John Scalzi
    Larry Niven


    Also do you know of some website that extrapolates book tastes?

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    There might be a better one, but librarything.com allows you to catalogue what you've read and does give recommendations supposedly based on what you like.
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    Ender's Game -- Orson Scott Card (don't read anything else by the guy, though, he completely loses his discipline in later books.)

    I have to assume you've done Asmimov, one way or another.

    Barry Eisler has a nice series with an assassin called John Rain.

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    Patrick Robinson (techno-thrillers, lots of Navy stuff - check out "Nimitz Class" then "HMS Unseen", great story over two books)
    Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp as a combination of Jack Ryan & Mr. Clark)
    Thomas Perry ("The Butcher's Boy" is a must read)
    John Sandford (The "Prey" novels with Lucas Davenport are great. "Rules of Prey" is 1st in the series.) The Virgil Flowers series is good as well.
    Brad Meltzer
    Harlan Coben
    David Hosp
    Stuart Woods

    Also, check out Carl Hiaasen. "Skinny Dip" will leave you in tears of joy it's so funny. "Stormy Weather" is excellent as well.

    For good reviews and categorization of books check out audible.com. It's an audiobook site, but the reviews are good, informative and easily found and the site format is very well set up for browsing different genres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darvon View Post
    Tom Clancy
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    I can't wait to read his next one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
    Ender's Game -- Orson Scott Card (don't read anything else by the guy, though, he completely loses his discipline in later books.)

    I have to assume you've done Asmimov, one way or another.

    Barry Eisler has a nice series with an assassin called John Rain.
    Done Ender, and the 4 other Ender books.
    Done IA.
    Eisler is new to me.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrGoHome View Post
    Patrick Robinson (techno-thrillers, lots of Navy stuff - check out "Nimitz Class" then "HMS Unseen", great story over two books)
    Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp as a combination of Jack Ryan & Mr. Clark)
    Thomas Perry ("The Butcher's Boy" is a must read)
    John Sandford (The "Prey" novels with Lucas Davenport are great. "Rules of Prey" is 1st in the series.) The Virgil Flowers series is good as well.
    Brad Meltzer
    Harlan Coben
    David Hosp
    Stuart Woods

    Also, check out Carl Hiaasen. "Skinny Dip" will leave you in tears of joy it's so funny. "Stormy Weather" is excellent as well.
    All new to me except Coban (tried didn't stick) and Hiassen who I like.

    Anyone of the above have a Smart Alecky hero. I tend to like those.

    WIll check them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darvon View Post
    All new to me except Coban (tried didn't stick) and Hiassen who I like.

    Anyone of the above have a Smart Alecky hero. I tend to like those.

    WIll check them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darvon View Post
    All new to me except Coban (tried didn't stick) and Hiassen who I like.

    Anyone of the above have a Smart Alecky hero. I tend to like those.

    WIll check them all.
    d - start with Patrick Robinson. Admiral Morgan is your kind of guy.
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