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    Any good book suggestions?

    I enjoy reading while at the pool. Stephen King is my favorite read, I also like Philip Margolin, Harlan Coban, Carl Hiaasen, Tim Dorsey, James Patterson, John Grisham... many more.

    I frequent a used book store and read the back cover, if it sounds good I'll read it.

    Anyone read and good books lately?
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    The Sex Lives of Cannibals...Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by Jay Maarten Troost
    It's very funny, and makes you realize that escaping to a tropical island may not be all it's cracked up to be.
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    Anything by Vince Flynn! If you like Grisham, you'll love Flynn!

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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Love anything by Nelson Demille...reading The Lion right now.
    Steve Martini too.
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Bill Bryson is one of my favorite authors.

    I'm especially fond of Notes from a Small Island, as I'm a bit of an anglophile. A Walk in the Woods is also pretty funny. Even the Shakespeare biography is interesting. Pretty much any of his books will be a good read, and since he's fairly popular, should be readily available at a used book store.
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    You might try Dean Koontz books. Love him!!
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdubya815
    You might try Dean Koontz books. Love him!!

    Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have read every book he has come out with and watched any movies made from his books. Loved "Watchers"
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    The Passage - Justin Cronin, epic good long read.
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    Try finding some books by Joseph Finder. He's like Grisham. I've read "Company Man" and "Paranoia" Both were GREAT!!!! If you read them let me know if you like them.
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    Tom Clancy!
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Floater
    Quote Originally Posted by kdubya815
    You might try Dean Koontz books. Love him!!

    Absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have read every book he has come out with and watched any movies made from his books. Loved "Watchers"
    My favorite was Cold Fire

    If you'd care to change to Fantasy books, David Eddings' Belgariad is probably my favorite

    Also, you can pick up any of The Straight Dope books by Cecil Adams for informative, and gut bustingly funny info on various and sundry issues (Joel Achenbach also has a couple good books in the same vein in his "Why" books)

    Clancy is a good read (Rainbow 6 is probably my favorite, but I love them all)

    It must suck to be you , having to worry about what to read poolside all summer :P

    Enjoy the pool and whatever you end up reading!
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Tom Clancy!
    One of my favorites of all time was the backstory about John Clark - Without Remorse. Could never figure out why that wasn't made into a movie. It was a fabulous read.
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    I am currently reading The Devils Punchbowl, by Greg Iles. Good book so far and its over 700 pages....good value lol

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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Tom Clancy!
    One of my favorites of all time was the backstory about John Clark - Without Remorse. Could never figure out why that wasn't made into a movie. It was a fabulous read.
    The shotgun incident, classic!

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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    For some reason, here of late, I've been looking at this one:
    "Blowout and Well Control Handbook" By: Robert D. Grace, ISBN: 978-0-7506-7708-0
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by waste
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt In The Sun
    Tom Clancy!
    One of my favorites of all time was the backstory about John Clark - Without Remorse. Could never figure out why that wasn't made into a movie. It was a fabulous read.
    The shotgun incident, classic!

    I Hear you Ann!
    Me too!! My favorite by far.
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    If you like court/trial type books, check out books by Steve Martini. He used to be an attorney and no does books. I am not one one to like books, but like his. Sometimes I feel like I am there and usually keeps you guessing till the end.
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    Re: Any good book suggestions?

    Thanks to all for the great replies, I will be on the lookout for the suggestions!
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