Book Reviews of Thriller (Large Print)

Thriller (Large Print)
Thriller - Large Print
Author: James Patterson (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780739469019
ISBN-10: 0739469010
Publication Date: 12/1969
Pages: 893
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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Helpful Score: 7
Intros to each author's style,past character, and plot lines provides a perfect background for the short story that follows. It enriched my knowledge of authors I was familiar with and helped me understand new authors. I have, through this book, found several new writers of the genre to read their full length novels. A definate "must read".
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Helpful Score: 4
I am rating (1, low to 5, high) each author based upon the stort stories in this book.
xx Lee Child
xxx James Grippando
xxxx J.A. Konrath
xxxx Heather Graham
xxxx James Siegel
xxxxx James Rollins
xxxx Gayle Lynds
xxxx Michael Palmer & Daniel Palmer
xxx David Morrell
xxx Chris Mooney
xxx Dennis Lynds
xxx John Lescroart & J.M. Rose
xxx David Liss
xxxx Greg Hurwitz
xxx/ David Dun
xxxx Denise Hamilton
xxx/ Eric Van Lustbader
x/ Christopher Rice
xxx/ Alex Kava
xxxx Grant Blackwood
xxx/ F. Paul Wilson
xxx/ Ted Bell
xxx/ M. Diane Vogt
xxxx Christopher Reich
xxxx Brad Thor
xxxx Raelynn Hilhouse
xxxx Robert Liparulo
xxxx Steve Berry
xxx Katherine Neville
xxx Douglas Preston & Lincln Child
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Helpful Score: 3
This book gives a brief introduction to each of the thirty+ writers. I expected it to be more of a horror/crime story, but it wasn't disappointing..... Each of the stories are more of a crime or military thriller. Some of the authors tied in current events like the war in Iraq, making you think about the stories being factual. It was an excellent book. I think anyone into thrillers will love this.....
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Helpful Score: 3
Because it had a James Patterson introduction I figured it would be a good one to read. I was not disappointed and liked the short story theme as I could read a story in a manner of minutes. Scary---does not disappoint.
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Helpful Score: 2
I am a fan of short stories, and enjoyed this book a lot, especially since it has some of my favorite authors. It was worth the read!
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Helpful Score: 2
I just got this book and was very disappointed. The short stories were all authors I didn't know and I didn't find one to be an actual thriller ( as I would call a thriller).
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Helpful Score: 1
If you like thrillers and mysteries you will love this book. There are many short stories by some great writers. I loved this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
There was really a range of skill displayed in these stories. Not every one kept me on the edge of my seat, but there were many that were quite good. I was introduced to some authors whose work I will track down, and look forward to getting a copy of "Thriller 2". Great fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
I had forgotten how much I loved short stories. This book is a great read. There was not one story that I would not recommend. I plan on looking up the authors and reading some of their longer books.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book had some good stories but then there were some really boring ones. Not exactly what I was expecting when I purchased it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great way to discover authors whose work you might now otherwise be exposed to. I found a few that I'm going to be looking into after reading their contribution to this collection of short stories.
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed many of the stories. I found it hard to pick my favorites. Good Stuff.
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Helpful Score: 1
I thought that the stories would be scary, based on the description. However they were suspensful. They are of all different types: spy, western, historical etc. This gave me a feel for different writers that I had never heard/read before and some I am willing to try again
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Helpful Score: 1
A great read, I found some new authors to read by reading this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great mix of espionage and creepiness - it will keep you up all night!
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Great short stories by the best in the business!
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I got this book second-hand because it has an early Jack Reacher story in it by Lee Child. The Reacher story is the first in the collection entitled "James Penney's New Identity." The story is about a Vietnam vet named Penney who gets laid off from his job because, for one reason, he had missed work due to post-traumatic shock syndrome. After leaving his job, he goes home and burns down his house and takes off in his new Firebird before it can be repossessed. Well, the fire burns down some neighbors houses as well so he is a wanted man for arson. Along the way, his car is stolen and he is eventually picked up by Reacher who at the time is still an MP in the Army. Reacher ends up providing him with a new identity and there is a nice little twist at the end. I'm a big fan of Child and Reacher so I'm glad I had a chance to read this story even though Reacher has a relatively minor part in it.
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Lots of good stories from lots of different authors. This is a good way to check out different authors and see if you like their writting style.
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Good Book!
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A collection of 30 short thrillers by some authors I've been reading for years and some I'd never heard of before this book.

The stories were an interesting variety from pirates and Ben Franklin to origin stories of now famous characters.

The three I enjoyed the most were Epitaph, Kowalski's in Love and The Tuesday Club.
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a great variety..
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Large print edition.

"THRILLER, an anthology of short fiction...all contributions are from members of the International Thriller Writers Organization...
In concept and execution, it's nothing less than perfect: 30 stories from 32 authors, the majority of which has never seen publication before. Together, they create an exhaustive compendium of the breadth and range of the subject matter and the depth of literary talent with which the genre is presently blessed." amazon
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Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Edited by James Patterson.