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Looking for Multi-Genre recommendations...

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by BrokenBullet, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. BrokenBullet

    BrokenBullet New Member

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    Hey, I'm looking for a few recommendations for different genres.

    NON-FICTION

    Modern Military: Anything about special forces, Vietnam or just general (Examples that i've read: 'Lone Survivor' By Marcus Luttrell, 'American Sniper' by Chris Kyle & No Easy Day by Mark Owen)

    Legends/myths: Anything about urban legends/myths. Anything with mythical creatures etc.

    FICTION


    Detective Novels: Whether it be serial kills, noir or whatever, i'll take recommendations on anything! (ie: 'The Crucifix Killer' by Chris Carter)

    Sci-Fi: I like alien invasion sort of stuff (ie: 'Body Snatchers' by Jack Finney)

    Mystery stuff: I like strange ones. Anything that its just sort of weird (ie: 14 by Peter Clines)


    I'd also like to know if there any books out there that are in these frame of genres:

    Military Mystery/Horror:
    I Have tried reading Seal Team 666 but looking for anything that fits this kind of genre.

    Detectives in supernatural genre:
    Does this exist? Hope so, looking for anything like a detective runs into ghosts/monsters etc on a case type of book.

    Detective Sci-Fi: Anything like "cops in space or near future" sort of deal. Also anything like crime novel where the criminal is not of this world.

    Detective Horror: A detective investigating murders done by ghosts/cults/monsters etc.

    Sorry for the long thread but i thought i'd ask it all at once. (i can break it up into multiple threads if admin wish?)

    So anything anyone knows and would like suggest in the above genres, I'm all ears!

    Thanks in advance everyone :)

    Chris.
     
  2. Richard Hannay

    Richard Hannay New Member

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    Currently Reading:
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    For Sci-Fi, I would recommend John Wyndham- he wrote The Day of the Triffids, The Midwich Cuckoos and The Stepford Wives, all of which seem to follow the alien invasion "Body Snatchers" trend.

    Detectives in supernatural genre: Yes, these certainly do exist, although they were most popular in the early twentieth century. For early occult detectives like William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki and Aleister Crowley's Simon Iff, I would recommend you visit: A Chronological Bibliography of Early Occult Detectives | timprasil

    If you want something a bit more contemporary, of course, try Douglas Adam's book, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, (which is hilarious), Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, or Jonathan L. Howard's Johannes Cabal series.

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. BrokenBullet

    BrokenBullet New Member

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    Thanks very much, i'll check those out!
     
  4. Ian C Cat

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    Hi Broken Bullet, I would like to second the very good suggestions by Richard Hannay, and also add some of the contemporary scene. Detectives investigating supernatural situations are pretty popular in Urban Fantasy. Check out Ben Aaronovitch's 'Rivers of London' and Jim Butcher's 'Dresden Files'. They vary in their noirish feels, and tend towards the fantastical and horrific, but still have a touch of the gumball to them.

    Ian@Collectiblecat.
     
  5. Meadow337

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    Mercedes Lackey - Elemental Masters Series

    David Wingrove - Chung Kuo Series

    Eric Van Lustbader - The Sunset Warrior Series

    Philip K Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

    William Shatner - Tek War Series
     
  6. readsalot

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    sci fi - Ender's Game (just the first ones...the rest get progressively worse)
     
  7. Sandra Golden

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    Anything by Clive Cussler, Dan Brown, are great. They are action adventure, mystery with a little romance, and family drama.
     
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    Currently Reading:
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    Quite a list, which genre would you say is your favourite?
     
  10. Reads to Sleep

    Reads to Sleep Moderator Staff Member

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    Chris, I'll add some more suggestions.

    Sci fi: alien invasion: Robert A. Heinlein's
    The Puppet Masters, H. G. Wells's War of the Worlds, David Weber's Out of the Dark, Harry Turtledove's World War series (in which aliens invade during WWII)

    These two books are zonked-out cult classics: David Wong's
    John Came to the End and the sequel, This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It (an infestation of spider-like monsters lodge themselves in their victims' mouths, take control of their bodies, and wreak havoc on the town of "Undisclosed")

    More weirdness:

    Robert R. McCammon's The Wolf's Hour, in which a British secret agent (a werewolf) goes behind German lines in WWII

    Whitley Strieber's The Wolfen: NYC detectives Becky Neff and George Wilson investigate a series of suspicious deaths that begins when the mauled bodies of two cops are found in a junkyard. Narrators are both humans and intelligent nonhumans.
     

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