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 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 8:48 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Poirot and Marple series by Christie.

The L'Estat/Vampire chronicles by Rice.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

WHATEVER BECAME OF...? by Richard Lamparski

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   madmovyman   (Member)


-Carol O’Conner’s Mallory series. Tough almost unlikeable detective but always stories that amaze.


I recently discovered Carol O'Conner's Mallory books. I found Mallory's Oracle in a thrift shop for 25 cents and spent the money. After reading that one in a few days, I eventually bought all of her books (hardbound) from Amazon because they are all just so excellent, my favorite being The Chalk Girl. Actually, I haven't been able to get her newest, It Happens in the Dark, because the price on that one is still a little bit high for my budget. My local library has yet to get a copy either.



I also recently read The Passage and The Twelve by Justin Cronin. The last book in the trilogy should be released next year some time.

Oh, and when I was just a kid, I read all of Edgar Rice Burroughs' books. At The Earth's Core is my favorite series. I read Pellucidar again because I haven't been able to find any good books lately.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)



YO, TeeGee - Whuzzit This? big grin Department:

smile




No, pal, but you were on the right track wink

Just looked it up - it's the Jim Stringer stories by Andrew Martin.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

And I guess I just forgot cos' I'm getting old and forgetful roll eyes

ROBERT E. HOWARD

I read em all before I was 15 years old...








....unlike Conan who had to wait until he was 15 years old before he could break the neck of a fully grown bull with his bare hands. wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   kingtolkien   (Member)

I have read quite a few.
Harry Potter Series- Rowling
Master and Commander series - Patrick o' Brian (Masterpiece)
Dune series - Herbert and his son (Propably my favourite)
The Dark Tower - King
All Middle earth books by Tolkien. actually I have read every Tolkien book.
Arthur Legend by Bernard Cornwell
Sharpe by Bernard Cornwell (If you haven't read them you miss a lot, I adore Sharpe )
Holy Grail series by Cornwell
Odd Thomas books by Dean Koontz
Frankenstein books by Dean Koontz
Carl Barks comics, Asterix Comics, Lucky Luke comics.
Philip Pullman's Star of the North books
SPQR books by John Maddox Roberts
Alexander and Jenghis Han books by Arthur Clarke (forget the name of the books Solar storm or something)

I am about to finish all Cornwell's books and then start with Jack Reacher by Lee Child.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I forgot that the Hitchhiker's Guide books were a series (because I got them all in an omnibus) until Gary S. reminded me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 10:43 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

E.R. Burrough's John Carter novels.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Burrough's Tarzan series many years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Looks as if many of us and our youngish fantasy cravings were
generally carved

and somewhat satiated by ERB's original Swinger wink

... albeit specifically bereft of Russ Manning's



gob-smacking artwork.

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I haven't read as many as I would like. Some I started, but after not liking the first book or two, never continued. I have read some duologies and trilogies, but am not sure if those count as the kind of series we're talking about here, as well as a number of original Sherlock Holmes stories. I'm still not even halfway through all of those yet, though, but have so far liked them very much. Especially the ones from The Adventures of... and The Return of...

I've read a lot of Star Wars Expanded Universe novels and enjoy many from the early- and mid-90s, before the line started getting all dark and gritty and serious. I still pick up the odd one here and there, though, when one looks like it might be interesting. Currently, I'm working on the James Bond series. I have a complete set and have so far read Casino Royale, Live and Let Die and Moonraker, all of which I enjoyed.

I'm also a big fan of the television series Justified, so I've gotten all the Elmore Leonard stories featuring Raylan Givens. Have read the first book, Pronto, and while Leonard's writing style took a bit to adjust to, I enjoyed it and look forward to reading the others. I'd also like to explore Craig Johnson's "Walt Longmire Mysteries" sometime, since I love the television adaptation.

I would love to have more series to read, but there are so many, and with a lot of them having such incredibly-thick books, they just seem too daunting to get into.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

If two books is a series, I also enjoyed Hilary Mantel's books based around the life of Thomas Cromwell: Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. Although there's a third on the way. Any author that can engage me with the intrigue around the court of Henry VIII deserves a pat on the back.

Ditto Margaret Atwood's Oryx & Crake and The Year of the Flood. Visionary science fiction.

TG

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 2:50 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

When I was a child, I read as a child:

"The Bobbsey Twins"....and, then, "The Hardy Boys".

And when I became a man, I put away childish things and moved on into science fiction!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 2:52 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



Yer probably already well aware, Chris, of the venerated Mme. Atwood's latest conclusion to her
most recent sci-fi trilogy, no?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Oh, I forgot about the Hardy Boys. I've never read the originals, but in the late-80s and early-90s, I loved The Hardy Boys Casefiles. It was a spin-off series written for a slightly older audience, and had the boys involved with plots revolving around murder, espionage, organized crime and even terrorists. I read many, but nowhere near the whole series, which lasted over 100 books. My favorites were "Brother Against Brother," where Joe loses his memory from a car accident in the Rocky Mountains and believes Frank is the enemy trying to kill him, and "Terror on Track," where the boys and a scientist are transporting a deadly virus cross-country by train. I think I still have those and a few others in a box somewhere. Should dig them out some time for a re-read.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 3:04 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Harry Potter by JK Rowling
Prydain by Lloyd Alexander (The series includes The Black Cauldron)

The Executioner by Don Pendelton

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 4:08 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Gary S., you really read a lot of different series. Neat.

Madmovyman, I'm glad you read the Mallory books. O'Connell also has published two stand alones not related to Mallory, and both are excellent. They are Bone By Bone and The Judas Child.
Also, I too have read The Passage and The Twelve. I can't wait for the final book in this trilogy. (And I'm sure there will be several mini series dealing with this trilogy.)

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Warunsun   (Member)

First three Dune books. Not sure why, but maybe because I felt it was necessary for me to read them multiple times and enjoyed them each time. They sure were strange and magical.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

Oh, I forgot about the Hardy Boys. I've never read the originals, but in the late-80s and early-90s, I loved The Hardy Boys Casefiles. It was a spin-off series written for a slightly older audience, and had the boys involved with plots revolving around murder, espionage, organized crime and even terrorists. I read many, but nowhere near the whole series, which lasted over 100 books. My favorites were "Brother Against Brother," where Joe loses his memory from a car accident in the Rocky Mountains and believes Frank is the enemy trying to kill him, and "Terror on Track," where the boys and a scientist are transporting a deadly virus cross-country by train. I think I still have those and a few others in a box somewhere. Should dig them out some time for a re-read.





Oh man I loved The Casefiles.

My favorite story was "Dead of Night"

The perfect story for Halloween:

This book starts out with a bang and just keeps up the pace from there.
Joe, Frank and some friends see Joe's girlfriend Vanessa die in an explosion just like Iola had. On Halloween night, Joe gets threatening phone calls from the dead Iola, finds his mother stabbed to death, has a fight with Chet, the dead rise and start beckoning him, and he fights hoards of ghosts. Frank after seeing Vanessa die has a fight with a zombie, sees Callie (his girlfriend) get cut in half, is hunted through the woods in Maine, falls down a gully, and almost gets killed by Joe.
The surprise ending sure kept me on the edge of my seat.
A very sophisticated story for a series of books generally written for the younger generation.

 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

Back in elementary school, I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure and Dungeons & Dragons Endless Quest books.

For those unfamiliar, they're the types of books in which you have to make decisions as you go along, for example:


A giant lizard creature is clawing at your bedroom door!

To hide in the closet, turn to page 26.

To jump out the window, turn to page 32.


*turns to page 32*

Sorry, your apartment was on the 12th floor. You're dead.


I suppose they count as series of a sort, even though there's no continuity between volumes.



 
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