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Subject: Harlan Coben
Date Posted: 7/29/2008 9:47 PM ET
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I've never read this author before, but I'm reading The Woods and enjoying it.  I'd like to read some of his other books.  Which of his books do you recommend and which (if any) should I avoid?

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 10:25 PM ET
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Read them all! He is fantastic, isn't he?

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 10:34 PM ET
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Harlan Coben is great.  So is Lee Child and Brian Freeman.  My favorite is Lee Child.

Date Posted: 7/29/2008 11:42 PM ET
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I highly recommend The Innocent, he alsohas the  the Myron Bolitar series, Deal Breaker is the first book in that series.

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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:37 AM ET
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I'm in the minority, I think, in that I actually like his Myron Bolitar series better than his stand alone novels. 

Don't get me wrong, I love all of his books, but I'm really partial to Myron.    :)

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:39 AM ET
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Cindy, I like Myron, too. I always loved Bubba best, though. Something about him... ;)

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 1:54 AM ET
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I haven't read his Myron Bolitar series but I've read most of his stand alone. I really loved Gone for Good and The Woods. I've got The Innocent here just haven't read it yet.  His newest Hold Tight just came up on my wishlist,just waiting for it to be mailed :)

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:28 AM ET
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Another enthusiastic vote here for the Myron Bolitar series (I love Win!). I have loved every one of those, but have found some of Coben's stand-alones to be hit or miss. The Bolitar series in order:

  • Deal Breaker
  • Drop Shot
  • Fade Away
  • Back Spin
  • One False Move
  • The Final Detail
  • Darkest Fear
  • Promise Me

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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 9:35 AM ET
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I like his stand-alones best.  The Myron Bolters are good too.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:19 AM ET
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I have read all of his books (except for his newest one) and have enjoyed them.  He is an excellent author.  I can't think of anything he wrote that I didn't enjoy. 

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 10:56 AM ET
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I recommend any except the Myron Bolitar ones.  I don't enjoy those at all.

Have you ever read Keith Ablow?   His are excellent!!   Make sure to read them in order, though...

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:34 AM ET
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Well, I also like his Myron Bolitar series.  I just read his latest book a month or so ago, Hold Tight, and I loved it.  Besides those, I have always loved Gone For Good.

edited -- spelling mistake

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Date Posted: 7/30/2008 12:31 PM ET
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Read all of his books. I've read all his stand alone books. I haven't read the Myron Bolitar series yet, but i have them.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 2:49 PM ET
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Tell No One is my favorite book of his and in general.  Some of the Myron books are only ok in my opinion.  I like his standalones better.

Date Posted: 7/30/2008 11:02 PM ET
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Ah, Bookmonkey, once again we agree.    :)     Win is one of my all time favorite characters!

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 9:17 AM ET
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Thanks for the tips.  I ordered the first two Myron Bolitar books, along with Gone for Good and Tell No One.