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Old 12-16-2004, 00:45   #1
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Authors or books you reread?

There are several books and authors that I find myself reading again if I don't have anything new. At the top of the list are:

Dan Brown - Angels and Demons and The Davinci Code (I've read his others, but only once)

The Visitant, Summoning God, and Bonewalker (The Anasazi mysteries) by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear) - Great books about archaeologists uncovering Anasazi sites, and at the same time tells the story of the Anasazis who lived there.

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child - particularly Thunderhead

A few of Dean Koontz' books

A few of Stephen King's books

Nelson DeMille

Who or what do your read over and over again?
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Old 12-16-2004, 08:40   #2
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Old 12-16-2004, 09:57   #3
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Tom Clancy
Larry Bond
Bernard Cornwell
Patrick O'Brian
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Tolkien (duh)
W.E.B Griffin
William C. Dietz

And of course, David Weber!
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Old 12-16-2004, 16:16   #4
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Old 12-16-2004, 21:56   #5
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Tom Clancy, Roger Zelazny, Clive Cussler, Larry Bond, Stephen King (and a few others...).
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Old 12-17-2004, 23:29   #6
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I've reread many books by Robin Cook. Check out his book title "Vector" Great semi-fiction about bioterrorism.

I've also recently refinished a book called "American Jihad :The Terrorists Living Among Us, by Steven Emerson. This guy was put on a South African hit list because of the stuff he revealed. Very interesting book.
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Old 12-18-2004, 01:14   #7
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I've re-read The Wheel of Time books by Robert Jordan so often that the covers on the paper back ones are falling apart.

I also re-read the Dune series a lot. And Tony Hillerman's books, they are excellent.
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Old 12-19-2004, 22:15   #8
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Old 12-22-2004, 11:04   #9
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If anyone has a funnybone in them, try Pat McManus. With titles like They shoot canoes don't they and Never sniff(smell) a gift fish, your spouse will think you were sniffing the berber carpet too long.;f
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Old 12-22-2004, 11:21   #10
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George MacDonald Fraser's Flashman series. I have read these over and over again throughout the years. Other authors that come to mind are Frederick Forsyth, James Lee Burke (Dave Robicheaux series), Kinky Friedman, Elmore Leonard, and Tony Hillerman.
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Old 12-22-2004, 13:26   #11
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I reread a lot of my political books, they are full of numbers and stats that I would really like to remember.
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Old 12-24-2004, 20:57   #12
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I forgot to mention Joseph Wambaugh, Mario Puzo and James Ellroy in my earlier post. Ellroy's books that I have read are "The Cold Sixth Thousand", "American Tabloid" and "L.A. Confidential". The first 2 take place in the U.S. during the 60's, and the plots include JFK, MLK, Howard Hughes, the FBI, Viet Nam, and others. The third takes place in L.A. during the 50's, and has a different cast of characters than the first two. These are very powerful, disturbing and entertaining books - in a sense, sick historical novels;g .
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Old 12-25-2004, 15:05   #13
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Tom Clancy, "Clear and Present Danger"
Tom Clancy, "Red Storm Rising"
Robert Heinlein, "Starship Troopers"
J.C. Pollock, "Mission MIA"
J.C. Pollock, "Centrifuge"
J.C. Pollock, "Crossfire"
W.E.B. Griffin, "The Corps"
David Maurer, "The Dying Place"
Kent Anderson, "Sympathy for the Devil"
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Old 12-25-2004, 23:46   #14
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J.R.R. Tolkien
Ayn Rand
Douglas Adams
William Gibson
Tom Clancy
Barrett Tillman
Larry Bond
Michael DiMercurio
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W.E.B. Griffin
Louis L'Amour

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Old 12-26-2004, 20:33   #15
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Robert B. Parker
Robert Crais
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and "The Lost Son" by Bernard Kerik
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Old 12-26-2004, 23:04   #16
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Tom Clancy
Robert Jordan
George R.R. Martin
W.E.B. Griffen
Preston and Child
Greg Rucka
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Old 12-27-2004, 22:11   #17
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Tom Clancy
Robert Jordan
George R.R. Martin
W.E.B. Griffen
Preston and Child
Greg Rucka
Anne Rice
Trevanian
I love Preston and Child and Trevanian. I don't seem to run into many people who have read either. I've only been able to find a couple by Trevanian.
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:03   #18
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Old 12-28-2004, 13:14   #19
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So far as Trevanian goes, I've reread "Shibumi" a few times and "The Main" at least twice. I haven't had a chance to read any of his newer books yet.

Preston and Child's are pretty good. "Riptide" is my favorite, but the Smithback/Pendergast books are a good read too.
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Old 12-28-2004, 22:35   #20
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So far as Trevanian goes, I've reread "Shibumi" a few times and "The Main" at least twice. I haven't had a chance to read any of his newer books yet.

Preston and Child's are pretty good. "Riptide" is my favorite, but the Smithback/Pendergast books are a good read too.
I loved Shibumi, haven't seen The Main or any new ones, but I go mostly to used book stores.

My favorite Preston and Child is Thunderhead, but then I loved the Anasazi mysteries by W. Michael Gear and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, and my wife and I are interested in Native American art and culture.
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