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Subject: Anyone read Repairman Jack series?
Date Posted: 11/5/2008 3:25 PM ET
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I've read all of them except for his newest By The Sword.  They kind of remind me of the Dresden Files.  Not the subject so much, but the way the books are written.  They suck you in just like the Dresden Files too.

Date Posted: 11/5/2008 6:52 PM ET
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I've been a big Repairman Jack fan for years. I even named my golden retriever Jack. My 18 year old daughter has started reading them and is enjoying them very much.
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 2:57 AM ET
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i'm a huge fan of the Dresden Files, but i tried the first Repairman Jack and have no plans to read another one.  it's been long enough i can't remember why i didn't like it.

Subject: Repairman Jack
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 7:24 PM ET
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Jack is totally awesome.  Repairman Jack is one of my fav. series.  I have been reading them since they started. I also like the Dresden Files.  I could never bring myself to watch the Dreden Files on TV for fear it would ruin the books for me to put a face on Harry.

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Subject: F. Paul Wilson
Date Posted: 11/8/2008 9:41 AM ET
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I'm not criticizing, but the series sounded interesting, and in four posts, no one mentioned the author!  It wasn't hard to look up, but I just think that's a useful bit of information to share if you're talking about a series.

So, for anyone else, the author of the Repairman Jack series is: F. Paul Wilson.

On the topic, has anyone read his LaNague series?  I have the first book, Healer on my bookshelf but I haven't read it and didn't realize it was part of a series until I looked Wilson up.

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 2:52 PM ET
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Sorry!  I forgot to put the authors name.  This series is great if you like action, mystery and paranormal.  I can never wait until the next one.

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 2:29 PM ET
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Repairman Jack books are great. I find that Lee Child's Jack Reacher books have a similar type hero (without the paranormal background) so if you are looking for a good read with a loner/tough guy hero, that might be a good series.


Date Posted: 11/20/2008 10:25 PM ET
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What book would be the best to start with if one were just starting out with Repairman Jack?
Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 11/21/2008 7:52 AM ET
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I am starting to collect the Repairman Jack books, and I made up a complete list.  I don't know if reading them in order will matter, but I am very particular about doing so.  Te first six are called the "Adversary Cycle" but I combined them all in this list, since it doesn't matter when arranged by publication date:

1. The Keep (1981)

2. The Tomb (1984)

3. The Touch (1986)

4. Reborn (1990)

5. Reprisal (1991)

6. Nightworld (1992)

7. Legacies (1998) - written as Colin Andrews

8. Conspiracies (1999)

9. All the Rage (2000)

10. Hosts (2001)

11. The Haunted Air (2002)

12. Gateways (2003)

13. Crisscross (2004)

14. Infernal (2005)

15. The Last Rakosh (005)

16. Harbingers (2006)

17. Bloodline (2007)

18. By the Sword (2008)

Last Edited on: 11/21/08 7:56 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/24/2008 12:23 AM ET
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Thanks for the list Matt - I LOVE this series, but have been so busy with other authors lately I didn't realize how far behind I am.  Looks like more books for my WL!!!