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Originally posted by crossword crossword wrote:

thanks, breezit. Who would you say the good thriller writers are? Iíve read one Patricia Cornwall but thought that was pretty dull. Patterson is at least more exciting than her.

I like there to be some mystery and twists in thrillers but I found none in her. and not as many as I would like in Patterson. I loved The Jester but then Iím a big fan of historical fiction. That one really was exciting though.

Iím wondering how come thrillers are called that when so many hardly seem thrilling at all. Most readers donít seem to mind that most thrillers arenít really fast paced and donít have much mystery in them.


THE JESTER, interestingly, is the least successful Patterson novel in terms of sales. I heard him say that in an interview. Probably because he was trying something different.

I also find Cornwell's books kind of boring, I am mystified by her success.

Here are some thriller books I would recommend:

GONE FOR GOOD or TELL NO ONE, by Harlan Coben
HOSTAGE, by Robert Crais
CONCRETE BLONDE by Michael Connelly
CITY OF THE SUN by David Levien
GENERAL'S DAUGHTER by Nelson DeMille
KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child
SEE JANE RUN by Joy Fielding

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Originally posted by breezit breezit wrote:

Originally posted by crossword crossword wrote:

thanks, breezit. Who would you say the good thriller writers are? Iíve read one Patricia Cornwall but thought that was pretty dull. Patterson is at least more exciting than her.

I like there to be some mystery and twists in thrillers but I found none in her. and not as many as I would like in Patterson. I loved The Jester but then Iím a big fan of historical fiction. That one really was exciting though.

Iím wondering how come thrillers are called that when so many hardly seem thrilling at all. Most readers donít seem to mind that most thrillers arenít really fast paced and donít have much mystery in them.


THE JESTER, interestingly, is the least successful Patterson novel in terms of sales. I heard him say that in an interview. Probably because he was trying something different.

I also find Cornwell's books kind of boring, I am mystified by her success.

Here are some thriller books I would recommend:

GONE FOR GOOD or TELL NO ONE, by Harlan Coben
HOSTAGE, by Robert Crais
CONCRETE BLONDE by Michael Connelly
CITY OF THE SUN by David Levien
GENERAL'S DAUGHTER by Nelson DeMille
KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child
SEE JANE RUN by Joy Fielding



I'm going to check these out, thanks Breezit.
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I would also recommend the books INTENSITY, VELOCITY, and DARK RIVERS OF THE HEART, by Dean Koontz. Fast paced, exciting thrillers, all of them.


For more info on Patterson, you can always check his Wiki page. There's not as much info as some other authors, but it does contain some small biographic info and a pretty comprehensive bibliography.

I also wasn't aware of the James Patterson PageTurner Awards, which actually sounds like a very noble idea, and might be the one thing I actually like about the guy now.
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Good Thrillers?
I've enjoyed every Patterson book I've read and read over half of his. If you like medical thrillers Robin Cook is a good author. Have you ever read anything by John Saul? If you haven't, check out The Devil's Labrynth and The Manhatten Hunt Club by him.
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