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James Rollins
« on: October 10, 2010, 06:28:57 pm »
I've not read anything by James Rollins, but he has been highly recommended by a friend. Do you agree? If so, which book would you consider a good starting point ???
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    Offline Mike D. aka jmiked

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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #1 on: October 10, 2010, 07:31:28 pm »
    I've read two or three by Rollins. One of the current books I'm reading is Amazonia. It's OK. I've read three other non-series thrillers by him and they all are decent reads.


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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #2 on: October 10, 2010, 07:39:26 pm »
    James Rollins is one of my favorite authors. I would read the books in order of release. The first four or five are stand alones. The later books are Sigma Force novels.

    Subterranean
    Excavation
    Deep Fathom
    Amazonia
    Ice Hunt

    Sigma Force Novels
    Sandstorm
    Map of Bones
    Black Order
    The Judas Strain
    The Last Oracle
    The Doomsday Key
    Altar of Eden

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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #3 on: October 10, 2010, 08:33:32 pm »
    Jim is going to be at Bouchercon in San Francisco this week if anyone would like to meet him or get books signed by him.

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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #4 on: October 10, 2010, 11:00:08 pm »
    I've not read anything by James Rollins, but he has been highly recommended by a friend. Do you agree? If so, which book would you consider a good starting point ???

    There's a couple of schools of thought on Rollins as a writer.... you'll know right away which camp your in.
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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #5 on: October 11, 2010, 05:09:51 am »
    I 've read 5 or 6 of his books. My favorite is Ice Hunt, followed closely by Amazonia. If you like thrillers, Rollins is definitely worth a read.

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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #6 on: October 11, 2010, 07:31:56 am »
    I read "Excavation" - it was okay but I felt certain parts dragged on too long and the eventual direction it took wasn't really what I was looking for. It's well written though and action packed so it should be entertaining for most - I'm willing to give the author another shot, I have "Sandstorm" on my to-read list.

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    Re: James Rollins
    « Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 08:26:31 am »
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    I 've read 5 or 6 of his books. My favorite is Ice Hunt, closely by Amazonia. If you like thrillers, Rollins is definitely worth a read.

    Amazonia is, by far, my favorite book written by James Rollins. I've read it four times.

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