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Subject: male authors--guy books
Date Posted: 12/7/2007 9:50 PM ET
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I know I sound sexist but isn't that.  The men out there no what I mean.  John corey, Jack Reacher, harry bosch.  Who are your favorites that arent obvious. 


Matt a new member

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 10:23 PM ET
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Matt....I have read numerous books by James W. Hall and Stephen White. Both are very good male authors.

Date Posted: 12/7/2007 11:20 PM ET
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These are some of my favorites although they may be too obvious: I am quite fond of Andrew Vachss' Burke series - I would start with his earlier books such as Flood or Strega which are satisfying on an almost visceral level. I haven't read many of Loren D. Estelman's Amos Walker series but the ones I have read are pretty terrific. I'd also highly recommend Lawrence Block and his Mathew Scudder series.
Date Posted: 12/8/2007 12:04 PM ET
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Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington series, James Patterson's Alex Cross series, Robert B Parker's Spensers series are all good.


Date Posted: 12/8/2007 8:44 PM ET
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Brian Wiprud is good if you like a quirky mystery.  James Rollins has a great series also (read them in order), that's a bit reminiscent of the Jack Reacher novels (quasi-military).  Lawrence Block is very good too.

Date Posted: 12/8/2007 10:06 PM ET
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Chuck Palanhiuk is a favorite of mine. Ever read "Fight Club"? Even if you've seen the movie, I'd reccomend the book. Or "Survivor", "Choke", or "Lullaby". All good man-books(I'm not sexist either).

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 3:31 PM ET
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My husband is the  mystery / thriller reader and seems to only choose male authors,  so we have many Michael  Connelly (9 for 4 credits), James Patterson (5 for 2) and Vince FLynn's, as well as others. Generally all paperbacks are 2 for 1 and 5 for 2. All in excellent condition!

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Date Posted: 12/9/2007 8:29 PM ET
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James Lee Burke books with the character Dave Robicheaux. Try to find the first book in the series, The Neon Rain and see if you don't get hooked.

Burke's books with Dave Robicheaux are my husband's favorite books.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 8:33 PM ET
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It's not sexist, Matt.  There are subtle differences between a man's writing and a woman's writing, IMO.  For some reason, I have been gravitating towards male authors more lately.  I think it's because I've been looking for "grittier" reads.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 9:25 PM ET
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Randy Wayne White's books are very good - his Doc Ford character is the silent hero type.

Agent Pendergast in the Preston/Child books is another great character.

Date Posted: 12/9/2007 10:09 PM ET
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I adore Stuart Woods, White Cargo was the first and my still favorite....I read it over and over.  DH likes Patterson, WEB Griffin, Clancy, Kellerman, all the action authors.  When I'm looking on BoB for books, I always look at the male members first, there are bound to be some action for my hubby.

Hugs Pat

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 11:42 AM ET
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EMPEROR OF THE AIR, by Ethan Canin,  A group of thought provoking contemporary short stories about male family relationships.  Ethan Canin is the male version of Jodi Picoult, but not as well known.

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 10:55 PM ET
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i like your taste in books, those you mentioned are among my favorites, Matt, even tho i am a woman. Have u tried Matthew Reilly? All of his are most excellent & he is from Australia & is an action writer in the films. So hang on to your hat, cuz it is fun! Very hard to pick up another author after reading him, (kind of like after reading Lee Child); have u tried F Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack series? very good & David Baldacci's books are very good also. His triology Camel Club, the Collectors, & Stone Cold is superb the others stand alone, & are good. Kevin O'Brien is good, i picked up his left for dead & read the others, but that one was his best. Have u read David Wiltse? Older author but still superb.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 5:19 PM ET
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I have one male friend who reads books and he likes  Carl Hiaasen, Dennis Lehane and Christopher Moore.

Also, Tom Clancy must be the consummate male author because I cannot get into his books for the life of me.

David Baldacci is a crossover hit I think.

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Date Posted: 12/13/2007 6:25 PM ET
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I really like the James Rollins' novels. Thriller, spy, treasure hunt types, but wonderfully written by a male author.   Steve Berry is another, along the lines of Rollins.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 6:39 PM ET
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David Baldacci, James Patterson, Frederick Forsyth (a legend), Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child -- they all top my list!

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 12:16 AM ET
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 Robert B. Parker, Richard North Patterson, David Morrell, James Lee Burke, Andrew Vaschss, James  D.Doss, Kirk Mithchell The authors are endless.

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 4:17 PM ET
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John Sandford's "Prey" series

Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series, with Roland, the Gunslinger

Tom Clancy's books featuring Jack Ryan and Mr.. Clark

Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books

James Patterson's Alex Cross series

Angie -
Date Posted: 12/14/2007 5:19 PM ET
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I like Harlan Coben-I haven't seen that mentioned yet.

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 9:59 AM ET
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Aaron Elkins, Sam Llewllyn.  Both write very good books.

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 5:09 PM ET
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Nelson DeMille is one of my favorites..especially Charm School ( not what it sounds like) and The Lions Game.  I rarely read any women authors..does that mean I have too much testosterone in my system:)

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 7:04 PM ET
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I have no idea if they're guy books, but I read Chris Grabenstein's Tilt-A-Whirl and Mad Mouse and enjoyed them both.  I also enjoyed a coule of vintage Jonathan Latimer books - the last was Solomon's Vineyard.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 1:58 AM ET
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I have found that I enjoy Danie Silva's series. Another consideration would be Arturo Perez-Reverte in his Captain Altriste series and other non series books. I'm am also a huge Robert Ludlum fan and I own every book he has written. If you want something a little more edgy and militaristic try Richard Marcinko. This guy at least lived parts of the life for real.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 5:32 PM ET
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I'll take this opportunity to once again sing the praises of Joe R. Lansdale.  Also, you may find Joseph Wambaugh (police drama, generally speaking) to be to your liking.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 9:02 PM ET
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I'm also a fan of Aaron Elkins, Carl Hiassen, and (one of my all-time favorites) Frederick Forsyth - esp. his collection of short stories, NO COMEBACKS.  DH and I both like Clive Cussler, John Le Carre, Dick Francis.  and John R. Maxim (Bannerman series).