Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Onski's Guide to books.

Onski's guide to books.
As at 17th May 2006

Nobody True - James Herbert.
This is a book about a guy who has Out of Body Experiences (OBE) where his spirit can leave his body and 'float' around. He then simply goes back into his body and lives normally, until one day when he is out of his body and his body gets brutally murdered, he cant get back in, what is he to do??? The hunt is on as a 'lost soul' to find his killer. Great book with a number of unusual and sometimes gruesome twists that make you think, could this really happen? Imagine if it could?

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Ice Station - Matthew Reilly
Matthew Reilly's first commercially published book has gained international recognition and scored a place on the New York Times Bestseller list. Featuring more action than you can fit into a three-hour film, and enough plot twists to keep the best reader guessing, Ice Station is a landmark first novel.

Starring the recurring hero, Shane 'Scarecrow' Schofield, Ice Station is where it all begins; throwing Schofield and his team into one of the most volatile conflicts this side of all-out war.

With every country sporting an elite military unit competing for control of the scientific discovery of the century, the routine babysitting mission set upon the Marines becomes an explosive fight for survival and escape. Unfortunately, when you're trapped in a 5-level facility buried in the ice shelf, things don't always go as planned.

Stocked full of memorable stunts and loveable characters, Ice Station is the perfect blend of Hollywood and Literature. Please someone make a movie of this story it would be amazing.

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Area 7 - Matthew Reilly
Returning to the battlefield once again is Captain Shane M Schofield, reprising his role as the rough-and-ready, smart-but-tough Marine specialist. Along side him are his follow survivors from the Ice Station incident, only this time, they're not under orders to go into harm's way. Now, malice seeks them out in a bizarre twist of fate, which results in the amazing struggle which is Area 7. With plot twists and action sequences to rival its predecessor, this stand-alone sequel to Ice Station puts Schofield back on familiar territory as he fights for the survival of the free world.

Locked deep underground in the other climatic extreme, Schofield must brave bizarre secret experiments and the perils of Lake Powell to rescue the President of the United States from those who seek to kill him. But there's a catch. There's always a catch. Much like Ice Station, if you read this and cant picture the Hollywood action film then something is wrong with you.

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Scarecrow - Matthew Reilly
Scarecrow is Matthew Reilly's fifth novel. It once again throws Captain Shane M Schofield into the spotlight as he is hunted relentlessly by enemy unknown. The why and the how has yet to be revealed, but when a man like Schofield has a price on his head, you know he will do anything within his power to make sure that the head-hunters don't make off with their prize: His Life. Scarecrow is the third book in the Shane Schofield series. It delivers even more thrilling action than the last two Schofield books combined. With new exotic locations and weaponry, plus a returning cast of old friends from the battlefield, Scarecrow takes the literary world by storm, and leaves many a reader gasping for breath. Oh Hollywood have to make this as a movie too, it would rock.

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The Face - Grant Bushell
Set in modern London you follow an undercover cop as he attempts to infiltrate the underground world of drugs, sex, violence and some good Millwall Football Club hooliganism. This book holds no punches as it delivers the world of English thuggery as it is. It follows the trend of recent English hit films like Lock Stock and Two Smokin Barrels & Snatch. If you like books with a bit of controversy and bite then this is for you. Pick it up and you wont put it down.

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Cell - Steven King
A pulse has hit Boston in the US, all mobile phones have been hit. If you use a mobile phone you will be infected. It is like all mobile phone users have had their minds wiped and gone back to natural human instinct, murder. There are a handful of people safe from the pulse and its effects, but how will they survive the thousands of savages hunting for their blood. This book follows a number of the 'normies' as they try to figure out what has happened and how they can escape...
(Please note I wasn’t super impressed with the end but the concept of the book was good)

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Velocity - Dean Koontz
'If you don’t take this note to the police I will kill a young pretty school teacher in the Napa Valley, if you do take this note to the police I will kill an elderly lady, you have 6 hours to decide'. This was a note left on Billy's windshield as he left work one evening. He ignores it and a young school teacher ends up dead. The second note had tighter deadlines, and then they start getting more personal.... This is a great book with quite a few twists and turns that have you wondering what you would do in the same situation. It was my first Dean Koontz book and surely not my last.

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Rats - James Herbert
Giant rats run riot though London city, killing and terrorizing.

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Lair - James Herbert
Part two of Giant rats running riot through a country area outside of London city, killing and terrorizing.

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Domain - James Herbert
Part three, Nuclear bomb hits London causing people to flee to the sewers where the giant rats are waiting, killing and terrorizing.

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Honorable Mentions.
Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
All Matthew Reilly books
All James Herbert books.
Bad as I wanna be - Dennis Rodman
There are a couple of serial killer (true story) books I have read and liked.

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Others I have read:
Fluke - James Herbert
Moon - James Herbert
The Funhouse - Dean Koontz
Haunted - James Herbert

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Next on my list.
The Face
- Dean Koontz
D.E.D Dead – Geoffrey McGeachin
Tick Tock – Dean Koontz
The Taking - Dean Koontz
Odd Thomas - Dean Koontz
Forever Odd - Dean Koontz
Tsotsi - Athol Fugard
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Two Faced - Grant Bushell (If I can find it somewhere)
7 Ancient Wonders - Matthew Reilly
Walk on the Wild Side - Dennis Rodman
A book I saw at Big W about being a CIA assassin, the stories and tips if you like (true stories)

Please note: Not all book descriptions have been written by me, some have been taken directly from the book or the authors web sites.

1 comment:

Trish said...

My Dearest Ads! I was dissapointed that the Life of Pi wasn't on here. I just finished "Don't let her see me cry" by Helen Barnacle. Great inspirational, moving true story. I'm reading The Life of Pi now..well pickign it up tonight. I think Kwan is going to read it with me. Talk soon. Trish xoxoxo