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@donburi (316)
Philippines
September 18, 2008 8:27am CST
I am currently looking for a new book to read as I haven't read any books for a while (not including academic ones though). So what could you guys recommend. Genres I would like would be thriller ones or some sort of detective like books. I enjoyed all of Dan Brown's books like the Da Vinci Code and Digital Fortress. I also enjoyed Sherlock Holmes. any other similar books you guys could recommend? Thanks and happy mylotting!
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@thinksf (152)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Since you like thrillers, two series you might want to check out are Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series, and James Patterson's Alex Cross series. Kellerman is an actual psychologist, and his books detail the adventures of child psychologist/detective Alex Delaware. Since he has a background in psych, these make for very good psychological thrillers. James Patterson's books are good too, and two of them have been made into movies- Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Hope that helps some.
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Looks like the Alex Cross series is pretty good, I guess I'm gonna try it. Also those movies look interesting too, I might try to find some time to watch them! Thanks for the info! :)
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@thinksf (152)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Yeah, the Alex Cross series are good, but I'd say the Alex Delaware series are more well-written and definitely more "thrilling." As far as the films go, if I had to pick only one, I'd go with Kiss the Girls.
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@donburi (316)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Thanks, I will note that. :)
• United States
18 Sep 08
I just read The Chosen One by kathleen McGowan. It was really good! It kinda has a Da Vinci Code feel, but Mary Magdalene is the main focus and some really interesting storylines, some of which you can actually research. Or Duma Key by Stephen King was good too!
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@donburi (316)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Thanks for the help, will be looking that up. Hope I enjoy it, I really liked those kinds where you can really see it in real life. :)
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 08
Hi, a Sherlock Holmes fan eh? That's nice - I enjoy his collections! I've completed a book by Jeffery Deaver last month, called The Empty Chair. The main character is a quadriplegic detective, confined to a wheelchair. His powers of reasoning and deduction is superlative; he works from clues & evidence collected by his assistant. He's a bit like a modern Sherlock Holmes. The story involves finding a boy, suspected of kidnapping two girls - the detectives have to find them before the girls die. If you enjoy forensics and crime investigation, this will be fun!
@donburi (316)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Wow thanks a lot! I think the plot is well made, and these are really my kind of thing! The feeling I get from reading these kind of books are great. Time to search for it and have fun reading. :)