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Old 10-11-2008, 17:57   #1
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[books] Matthew Reilly alternatives

Having enjoyed all of Matt Reillys works (Ice Station still bing the only book I have ever read more than once) I am after something similar

Think Andy McDermott is probably the only one that is comparable that I have found.

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Cussler (for some reason never grabbed me)
McNab - Same old Same old now
Ryan - As Mcnab but changed characters names more often
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Old 10-11-2008, 22:16   #2
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i really like Andy McDermott got his new book today and loving it allready!!
saying that i totally agree with you on Ice Station what a book!
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Yeah Ive read most of Reillys books pretty good.

Never read any of his but Vince Flynn maybe something you can try.
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Old 11-11-2008, 00:19   #4
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The only Matthew Reilly book I have ever enjoyed was the one I doused in petrol and burnt in my garden... I felt I owed it to humanity to protect my fellow man from accidentally reading such unmitigated tripe. The man is a talentless hack with no skill and the story telling ability of an 8 year old with ADHD and a years supply of Sunny D.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:42   #5
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I kind of agree with Vulcan101, but at the same time that hovercraft chase in Ice Station is surely a modern literary gem.
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How about the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I had just finished Ice station and then picked up one of these and got hooked on the series
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James Patterson might be worth a look also.
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The only Matthew Reilly book I have ever enjoyed was the one I doused in petrol and burnt in my garden... I felt I owed it to humanity to protect my fellow man from accidentally reading such unmitigated tripe. The man is a talentless hack with no skill and the story telling ability of an 8 year old with ADHD and a years supply of Sunny D.
thank god someone agrees with me.

the one i read (on a plane), every chapter seemed to end "as he fell/was shot/blown up/whatever to his certain death"

then he had a miraculous escape. again.
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If you want very similar, I'd recommend James Rollins, especially his early books.
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How about the Jack Reacher series from Lee Child. I had just finished Ice station and then picked up one of these and got hooked on the series
AH forgot about Reacher - read all them - great stuff

Patterson was by author of choice until he started doing a book a week and made Alex Cross no longer interesting (somehow seems to be book equivalent of Prison Break for absurd things happening in a serious way) still read the Cross books mind
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