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Initial post: Jan 6, 2008 3:06:38 PM PST
Hi all,

I find that I only read about 1 in 5 books that I start. I tend to hunt down highly rated books, only to find that they were loved by a niche audience and are not to my liking.

I like thrillers with a sci-fi, techno, conspiracy and /or religious edge. Any suggestions on fast, enjoyable reads?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2008 8:34:24 PM PST
sure - mine :-)

Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder - a fast read, a smart-aleck first person protagonist, with a techno and religious edge. and it's got a 2,600-year-old organization that may even spark some conspiracy feelings...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 6:40:10 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 7:29:25 AM PST
Check out "Epiphany" by Gary Stephens. You can look at the "Browse Before You Buy" pages at the publisher's listing http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/book_detail.asp?isbn=0-595-46800-4
If you buy, however, do it here at Amazon where the price is discounted. Type Epiphany Gary Stephens in the Amazon search box.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 7:54:32 AM PST
Bill Flynn says:
S William...Here I go promoting my own two books...A DEADLY CLASS REUNION and THE FEATHERY (both available on Amazon.com) They both could fit into your stated requirements.
I agree with you about the niche audience preferance. Take a look at some of the print on demand contributions...You'll find new ideas surprisingly well written...Others suggested are two by Evy Cole...FOR THE SAKE OF ALL OTHERS and GAMBLING FOR GOOD MAIL.

A reason we see the mainstream publication's releases getting stale is that most are coming from the same fiction authors. A long time ago a large publisher CEO told me that he buys authors, not books. He could very well be locking his company into the mundane. I wish that some non-bias agency would screen the so called POD books for acceptable ratings and then promote them as such. I believe they'd find some great ones hidden behind the lack of promotion and distribution that's now offered by our mainstream publishers.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 8:05:10 AM PST
Armitage says:
religon,sci fi, tech edge , try Gideon's Fall.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 8:20:44 AM PST
Al Past says:
That's one reason of many, Bill. Generally it's because the mainstream publishers won't take a risk on a book, whether because of a new author or a different type of story. There is an "agency," or at least an organization, that is promoting well-written, quality books: the Independent Authors Guild (www.independentauthorsguild.com). There's a highly interesting newsletter, books aplenty, and links for more information. Anyone who's getting fed up with the same old stuff should take a look!

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2008 3:37:59 PM PST
Amber Stults says:
Give The Unseen by T.C. McMullen a try. It's got scifi, fantasy and thriller in it. The prologue starts with a bang, slows down during chapter one and then speeds on through the rest.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2008 9:00:30 AM PST
Andy De Vore says:
Anything by Preston/Douglas. My fav is Riptide. Based loosely on the true facts surrounding the treasure of Oak Island up by Nova Scotia.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2008 6:59:39 PM PST
TRY- BULLETS AND BANDAGES- A THRILLING STORY OF FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP AMONG COMRADES.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2008 11:48:21 AM PST
I loved Lost Boys by Orson Scott Card--very creepy, very good. Suburban subtle but real nightmare.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2008 12:57:48 PM PST
Nathan Prim says:
For a religious edge, I'd say give The Beggars' Pursuit a look see. The part about the two most important statues at Notre Dame of Paris was sobering.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2008 5:52:05 AM PST
C.X. says:
"Tell No One" by Coben is a good thriller/mystery. 4/5 stars on Amazon and I dont think its a "niche" type book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2008 7:28:00 AM PST
R. Callaway says:
kim harrison
tony hillerman
jim butcher
dick frances
all are excellant

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 12, 2008 1:47:18 PM PST
LAWriter says:
Three Shirt Deal is a great thriller from Stephen J. Cannell. The book trailer is at www.ThreeShirtDeal.com
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