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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post

    These have been my firsts reads by Crouch and I've honestly been blown away. Don't know what kept me away from this author for so long. It's stupid, but it may have been the books' covers. They always gave me that slick techno-thriller vibe which isn't usually my thing. So glad that I was finally turned on to this series of books. I also really like that the author slightly changed the vibe of each book, reminds me a bit of what F. Paul Wilson did with his Repairman Jack stories, differing vibes but within the same world/story. After I finish this series, I may start Crouch's "Dark Matter" which I picked-up during the Suntup dinged sale. Hope it can compare to the Wayward trilogy.
    It does…it’s IMO Crouch’s best non-Wayward novel.
    Last edited by RonClinton; 02-01-2023, 06:14 PM.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    The first one is an eerie sci-fi'ish novel. The second has a murder-mystery vibe. The third is a monster/survivial thriller. It's kind of cool the way Crouch framed each of the books in the Wayward trilogy differently, yet they all make up one epic story.
    These have been my firsts reads by Crouch and I've honestly been blown away. Don't know what kept me away from this author for so long. It's stupid, but it may have been the books' covers. They always gave me that slick techno-thriller vibe which isn't usually my thing. So glad that I was finally turned on to this series of books. I also really like that the author slightly changed the vibe of each book, reminds me a bit of what F. Paul Wilson did with his Repairman Jack stories, differing vibes but within the same world/story. After I finish this series, I may start Crouch's "Dark Matter" which I picked-up during the Suntup dinged sale. Hope it can compare to the Wayward trilogy.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Am about a quarter of the way through "Wayward" by Blake Crouch. So far, so good! Have high hopes as to where this series is going.
    The first one is an eerie sci-fi'ish novel. The second has a murder-mystery vibe. The third is a monster/survivial thriller. It's kind of cool the way Crouch framed each of the books in the Wayward trilogy differently, yet they all make up one epic story.

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  • sholloman81
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    Am about a quarter of the way through "Wayward" by Blake Crouch. So far, so good! Have high hopes as to where this series is going.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Thanks Ron. I found that on Amazon but wasn't sure it was the right book.
    About halfway through it, and am really enjoying it.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Thanks Ron. I found that on Amazon but wasn't sure it was the right book.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post

    Sorry if I missed it elsewhere, but who's the author?
    John Brownlow:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...IjLlPgvwNI7BTw

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Now reading SEVENTEEN, a hitman/spy novel…had to lighten things up a bit after BIRD,
    Sorry if I missed it elsewhere, but who's the author?

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    I suspect you'd get a lot more out of it today than when it was assigned reading to a 15-year-old Mike Hatchett who believed he had better things to do. That said, a book this utterly bleak probably doesn't need to read more than once in a lifetime.
    It totally freked me out, even more so, when I learned he had committed suicide. It was a truly scary view of war.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post

    I read that book way too young, like 15, can't go back and do it again LOL!!
    I suspect you'd get a lot more out of it today than when it was assigned reading to a 15-year-old Mike Hatchett who believed he had better things to do. That said, a book this utterly bleak probably doesn't need to read more than once in a lifetime.

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  • sholloman81
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    Just finished Robert Mccammon's "The King of Shadows". Am a huge fan of the Matthew Corbett series and this is another fantastic entry. If I had one knock on this book, it would be that it didn't advance the series' overall arc as much as I was expecting. It was really more of a chance to spend time with & expand the characterization of the antagonists that Matthew is currently facing/travelling with on his journey. Didn't mind that at all as these characters were very twisted and worth getting to know. Can't wait to see what's in store in the next book: "Leviathan"!

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  • JJ123
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    Hopefully by tomorrow will be reading Creepshow #5, just picked it up this week. Really enjoying these comics...

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    Just read Jerzy Kosinski’s THE PAINTED BIRD, and it may be the darkest, most bleak book I’ve ever read. Also one of the best; I can’t stop thinking about it.

    Now reading SEVENTEEN, a hitman/spy novel…had to lighten things up a bit after BIRD,
    I read that book way too young, like 15, can't go back and do it again LOL!!

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  • RonClinton
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    Just read Jerzy Kosinski’s THE PAINTED BIRD, and it may be the darkest, most bleak book I’ve ever read. Also one of the best; I can’t stop thinking about it.

    Now reading SEVENTEEN, a hitman/spy novel…had to lighten things up a bit after BIRD,

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  • sholloman81
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    Am about a quarter of the way through the new Robert Mccammon, The King of Shadows. So far, so good. I really love the Matthew Corbett series and can't wait to see how he wraps it up!

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