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Besides Tom Clancy & Jeffrey Archer, any other .....

Postby The Sun* » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 8:43 pm

Besides Tom Clancy n Jeffrey Archer, any other good writers of the action fiction genre u can recommend?????









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Postby sapphire » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 9:05 pm

Robert Ludlum
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Postby The Sun* » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 9:14 pm

sapphire wrote:Robert Ludlum




Thanks for the feedback.




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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 9:37 pm

sapphire wrote:Robert Ludlum


You actually like him? I mean gosh - what would some of the pseudo-intellictuals on this board say. A normal everyday very readable action type writer without a foreign name!

I actually like him as well! :mrgreen:

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Postby dot dot dot » Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:30 pm

yeah....

Good for the long haul flights from Asia to Europe or USA, for at the pool in a resort that is too boring to do something else or when your beloved one is on holidays and you really got no clue how to kill time...:mrgreen:

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Postby sapphire » Sat, 31 Dec 2005 12:06 pm

Ludlum's 'Bourne Identity' was super racy. And, I loved it. Including the movie as well.

A couple more for you The Sun...Fredrick Forsyth and Ken Follet. Then there was good old James Hadley Chase, master pulp kitsch writer. :D
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 31 Dec 2005 7:00 pm

I agree with sapphire -- Ken Follet's early stuff very readable. The Key to Rebecca, The Eye of the Needle. Very good.

I also liked the first few of Greg Iles.

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Postby samantha » Sun, 01 Jan 2006 9:00 am

My favouritism lies in the likes of David Gemmel, David Eddings, Mercedes Lackley and Chris Bunch. :wink:
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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 10:21 pm

Check out Barry Eisler. Relatively new, good action stuff set in Asia.

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Postby Vaucluse » Mon, 02 Jan 2006 10:49 pm

Yup, Ken Follet, but I must say that the following two are worth re-reading year after year (ok, a completely crappy memory helps):

Robert Crais with the eminently likeable Elvis Cole

and

Michael Connely with Hieronymus Bosch as the sultry cop hero - very reminiscent of the old Marlowe . . .


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