Thursday, 1 December 2005

Thrilling thrillers

A bunch of thriller writes and titles to keep you awake at night and turning the pages has been put together by Robert Bidinotto, who I've mentioned here occasionally. (You can see the Bidinotto Blog and his EcoNOT site down on the sidebar.)

Some excellent choices, although I'm not personally convinced by either Wilbur Smith or Alistair Maclean. I did however follow his Lee Child recommendation from an earlier edition of this latest list, and I'm damn glad I did.

Linked Article: Want to read some great action thrillers?


  1. I'm writing for the same demiographic

    Biggles books for the 21st century!

  2. Robert Winefield1 Dec 2005, 07:55:00

    Maclean's writing did run hot and cold, and towards the end he mainly ran cold.

    On the other hand the brace of Maclean titles that Robert B listed are worth reading. I particularly liked "When Eight Bells Toll" when I read it a decade a go.

    Derek Robinson wrote an excellent Battle of Britain story called "A Piece of Cake." The rest of his books are so so, but that one was excellent!


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