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Subject: Coben's new book-Hold Tight
Date Posted: 4/16/2008 9:02 AM ET
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Woo wee I got Coben's new book at the library last night ( Hold Tight) and I am prepared for a day of reading.  They are asphalting our street today..so I can't go any where and my husband can't drive on it and come home for lunch..so I am stoked!!  The laundry is done..dinner is made..the house is cleaned up.....I hope the book is good..I have really enjoyed all of his stand alone suspense books.  Has anyone read it yet??

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 4:32 PM ET
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LOL..Oh my gosh, Nicki, your excitement is contagious!!  I'm excited for you!

I have also loved his stand alone stuff.  I am a librarian, and I just opened my box of new books...and "Hold Tight" is one of them.  It sounds so good...I may have to take it home with me tonight.  If only I could read ALL the books before I put them out on the shelf!!

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 4:45 PM ET
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I love Harlan Coben. I'm working my way through the Myron Bolitar series now.

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:52 PM ET
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Nicki, you sound like me... once I start a Harlen Coben my fiance knows that he will be ignored for the rest of the day until I have finished it!  I have only read his stand alone books... can anyone tell me if the series boks are similar?  Are they as can't-put-down-able?

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:54 PM ET
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The book is really good so far...lots of stuff going on and I wonder how it will all fit together.....

Date Posted: 4/16/2008 5:56 PM ET
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Elizabeth...I thought they were ok..but not as good as the stand alone suspense books...but he has a lot of fans.  I worked in a bookstore for 18 years..and his Bolitar series didn't get popular in our store until his stand alones started coming out.

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 5:08 PM ET
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I agree all of his books are good, but the stand alone books are the best. I have some on my bookshelf if interested.

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Date Posted: 4/17/2008 5:09 PM ET
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i have read all his books and LOVE LOVE them 

I have the the new one on hold at the library....

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 6:03 PM ET
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Just picked up my copy from the local branch library!!

Date Posted: 4/17/2008 6:57 PM ET
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I finished this yesterday and it is with out a doubt one of his best!

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 7:29 PM ET
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Just finished The Woods. He keeps me guessing, I hate when I figure it out too early!

Date Posted: 4/20/2008 10:17 PM ET
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I'm halfway through Hold Tight...and yeah, I wonder how this is all going to come together!

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 12:20 AM ET
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The Myron Bolitar books are great.  The 1st one is Deal Breaker but you don't have to read them in order. Although there is a somewhat continuing story of his on and off relationship with a girlfriend. But nothing that's critical to any of the mysteries. 

Do his stand alones have that touch of humor in them that the Bolitar books have?

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 6:33 AM ET
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Ok, you all have me so curious.  I have never read one of his books, but now I just have to try.  What would you recommend that I can get on this site? 

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 11:15 AM ET
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Dianne,

 

Pretty much all of the older books are available as mass market paperbacks through PBS.  I have two of the standalones on my shelf - I'll do a 2:1 if you'd like them both.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 2:54 PM ET
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I just finished Hold Tight earlier this afternoon.  It was fantastic.  I didn't expect the ending.  He sure keeps you guessing till the last page.  Let me know what you think when you finish it.   Coben is one of my favorite authors, and I've read everything he has written so far.  Can't wait till he has another book.

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 12:12 AM ET
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I have a lot of his books on my bookshelf but have not read any yet.  I am a Lee Child fan and have been told that Harlan Coben is very good.  I am trying to finish my w/l books first so I can repost them.

Date Posted: 4/26/2008 8:06 AM ET
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I finished "Hold Tight" last night....feverishly!!  I think I blazed through the last 1/3 of the book.  I really liked it, but I don't want to say too much else...

Date Posted: 4/29/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I broke down and paid the cover price for this book because:

1) I love Harlan Coben

2) I was travelling for business and stupidly forgot to put the book I was reading (The Terror by Dan Simmons) in my carryon

Here is the review I wrote for PBS, I don't think there are any spoilers:

 

The initial two-thirds of this book had me confused... the dust jacket said Harlan Coben, yet the characters and dialogue screamed Jodi Picoult. But isn't that Hester from "Tell No One?" HUH?!!! Fortunately, this book proved to be a Coben thriller with the last hundred or so pages... all the subplots came together in a way that kept me turning the pages until 2 am.

Because of the slow start this was not my favorite standalone offerings by this author, but it is still worth a credit... though not worth the $26.95 I paid for it at the airport bookstore. ;-)