Monday, August 29, 2005

I'm reading...

I thought I'd second a recommendation from Ben Poole for the Myron Bolitar thrillers by Harlan Coben. The first one was published here in the States about a decade ago, but I had never heard of them until recently. I usually don't enjoy thrillers all that much because I can usually figure out the ending about halfway through. I can honestly say that I haven't gotten any of these figured out before the end. I've come close, but Coben always throws in one last twist that I can never see coming.

Myron is a fantastic lead - his sense of humor reminds me very much of Bill Murray.

I started in the middle of the series, and the books can be read as standalones, but I'm now going back and reading them in order:

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

(I've only gotten as far as Fade Away, so no spoilers!)


Thomas "Duffbert" Duff said...

Coben is a very good writer, and I read all of his works...

Gregg Eldred said...

I am doing the same thing! Tom blogged on "The Innocent" and made a reference to the Myron Bolitar novels (I think). I have read Deal Breaker and Drop Shot, and am going through the rest now (reading Gone for Good right now). The library has all of my requests for the remainder. :-)