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    Some new authors for me to read.

    I started reading Terry Pratchett at the start of the year (and being totally anal I had to read them in the order they were written ) But i only have a few left to read - mainly due to being bench bound for a while.

    I tried Robert Rankin - but he just annoyed me and anyway I hate sprouts.

    I am currently trying Tom Holt - enjoyed Flying Dutch, but finding Faust among equals a bit dull.

    Can any other Pratchett fans ( I know you're out there) recommend other authors they've enjoyed.

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    I like Stephen King. Easy to read and there are about a million of them.

    Asimov is classic and also has a lot of books.

    Dick Francis is OK if you like that kind of thing, again there are a ton to read.

    Between those 3 there are probably about 100 books.

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    As a pratchett fan, Robert Aspirin appealed to me, but the books are a bugger to get hold of




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    It seems almost daft to ask but I assume you’ve tried Douglas Adams? Apart from the obvious I found ‘Last chance to see’ to be one of the best books I’ve ever read.
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    Hard to recommend, as you may hate my preferences. However, I can thoroughly not recommend either Chris Ryan or Andy McNab. So much for first-hand experience leading to masterful tales. Higgins and Forsyth are a lot better. King is hit and miss since about 1985.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dalek View Post
    Hard to recommend, as you may hate my preferences. However, I can thoroughly not recommend either Chris Ryan or Andy McNab. So much for first-hand experience leading to masterful tales.
    Now we know where the cyber warrior tendencies come from. I bet you were in the TA and love anything with Ross Kemp in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dalek View Post
    Hard to recommend, as you may hate my preferences. However, I can thoroughly not recommend either Chris Ryan or Andy McNab. So much for first-hand experience leading to masterful tales. Higgins and Forsyth are a lot better. King is hit and miss since about 1985.
    Bravo Two Zero was alright, although such a simple read that if you took it away with you, it'll be finished before you even board an aircraft
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Now we know where the cyber warrior tendencies come from. I bet you were in the TA and love anything with Ross Kemp in it.
    TA - No.

    Ross Kemp - No. But I admire his Gangs thing, mainly because I think he's about one wrong word away from having a cap popped in his ass every time he meets a new gang.

    I predict an "In Memory of Ross" tribute show any day now.

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