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Subject: What is your thoughts on Stuart Woods
Date Posted: 11/28/2009 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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I just finished Cheifs, I understand it is the first of the "Will Lee Series".  I enjoyed it.  This is the first book I have read of Stuart Woods and was wondering if the rest of the series is as good.   Would appreciate your thoughts.

Wanda R.

Date Posted: 11/30/2009 3:22 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2008
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I read Chiefs years ago and did not know it was a series.  I know there was a TV movie based on it.  Off to Amazon to check out the rest of the series.

Date Posted: 12/1/2009 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/23/2009
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I love his books, especially the ones with Stone Barrington and Holly Barker.  Try to read them in order.

Date Posted: 12/3/2009 9:24 PM ET
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I agree that reading them in order is a good idea.  Lots of the later books tend to blend some of his series characters together in the book.  For instance, the latest Stone Barrington ones have Holly Barker as a "walkon" (or brief bedmate) character and the president is mentioned as being Will Lee, too.   I have read almost all of them and have greatly enjoyed them!

Date Posted: 12/6/2009 5:54 PM ET
Member Since: 10/21/2005
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He is one of the authors whose books I am able to whiz through - - great stories

that really hold my attention!

Love to read them when I am slogging through other slow-moving books.....

yes, I'm a gal who keeps many bookmarks occupied at once!

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 4:05 PM ET
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I'm not crazy about the Stone Barrington books.  He's just too sleazy for me, and in the last one I read, they ate at Elaine's every time there was a pause in the action - about 20 times!  I think Stone's turned into a parody more than a character.

Date Posted: 2/15/2010 7:41 AM ET
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I was a huge Stone Barrington fan until I just finished Lointering with Intent and Kisser. I enjoy a little sex in my books, but these two almost read like soft porn. I thought the story lines were weak, they ate at Elaine's all to often, and Stone spent as much time in the sack as he did doing anything else. Another point that has bothered me the last few books is the authors note in the back of the book. Mr. Woods sounds like a conceited ass to me after reading that little blurb.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 12:54 PM ET
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Another point that has bothered me the last few books is the authors note in the back of the book. Mr. Woods sounds like a conceited ass to me after reading that little blurb.

Yeah - I always thought that too. When I was reading one of Elaine Viets Dead End Job books (I think the 2nd one) she works in a book store and runs across an egotistical author who sounds exactly like Stuart Woods - including hissailor outfit that he wears on some of the now older book jackets.

Date Posted: 2/16/2010 4:16 PM ET
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I love his books, you definately should read them inorder. Stone and Holly rock! His books are an easy read too.