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  1. Maverick

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    Reading material that is not pornographic in nature?? LOL

    Turns out I owe the State 49 more days, so I need some book suggestions and authors. Mind you I read on average about 2 books a month when I'm busy and 4 or so a month when I'm not, and when I'm sitting doing absolutely nothing, 1 book every 2 days. (Book being 350-400 pages or more)

    I love anything by Michael Connelly, James Patterson, David Baldacci, John Grisham, John Lescroart. Problem is, I've read all of Grishams books, all of Baldaccis, all of Connellys, half of Lescroart and half of Patterson. Don't want to rebuy a book I already own but haven't read yet.

    I'm thinking of some Michael Crichton books (read Next, trippy).

    So, please, anyone with any good authors I may not know, give me some advice. Figure 49 days, need 20 books.
     
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    Try Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy
     
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    James Patterson......I Alex cross.....:)
    latest one....quite good IMO....
    Have you read anything by Stephen Leather?.....
    Oh'....and the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffery Deaver......
     
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    Gotta know what you like in general. I could recommend plenty, but I've never read much Grisham or Patterson myself.
     
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    I second Jeffery Deaver, also try Mo Hayder
     
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    I'm a fan of Mary Higgins Clark myself.

    to this day, my favorite "books" are still from this series (i dont care that they're for 9 year olds!)

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    i even got them with the 3D cover lol which was a rip off since they have the exact same stories
     
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    "Books"? Books are books, even if the target audience is a bit immature. :D Like myself I mean :p
     
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    Well you know, the real sophisticated readers would laugh at them :p
     
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    I read comics, R E Howard's Conan stories, and Dostyevsky (Brothers Karamzov is great). Anything goes I suppose :). Not sure how sophisticated that makes me.
     
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    We all know you're fancy
     
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    LOL NH and Trond.

    NH- I don't scoff at anything anyone reads. If you read anything, you are learning something, so why discourage casual readers from reading?

    Everyone- Thank you for the advice. I chose a few different books and picked up some Authors I never have read. I will let you know what I thought when I get back in 7 weeks.
     
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    I learned that ghosts are scary motherfuckers
     
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    LOL. Watch Casper, then they don't seem so scary.
     
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    Anything by John P. (He wrote Fight Club) He's an AMAZING author if you like books that are kind of a mind fuck that you simply can't put down. Lullaby, Haunted, Survivor are great. They do have sex in them, but they aren't books of sex. Choke is also good, but it's about a sex addict o.o...so I don't know how great that would be.

    Also, John Saul is a great great great author. Night Shade is a fantastic book by him. Check it out.

    J.Patterson..I can't recall the book title, I think it had "Dark" "Night" or "Black" in the title, but it has something to do with a Murder and wolf people. Really good. Though the ended made me FURIOUS to the point that I literally threw the book against the wall lol.
     
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    I like many of the authors you have listed and would check out Vince Flynn and Brad Thor.
     
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    What about Louie Lamour books.
     
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    (wearing my fancy pants) I just realized how little I have read in the genres the OP mentioned. I suppose it's not my favorite type of literature, but perhaps James Clavell is worth checking out? He's not really crime fiction, but could be closer to your (the OP's) kind of thing. I read "Whirlwind" years ago, and I thought it was pretty good.
     
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    Just thought I should report here that I just read James Clavell's "Noble House" and boy was that a great read. I often give up on books. If the reading is a struggle after, say, 100 pages I drop it like a hot potato :). This one was .....let me check......1370 pages! And finishing it was no problem at all. It has virtually everything: suspense, humor, romance, sex (not very graphic though), and lots of lovingly described hot women. Yes, I always had the impression that Clavell was a "manly man's" author :lol.