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David Morrell (1) (1943–)

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David Morrell, an award-winning Canadian writer of horror fiction, was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. He was educated at the University of Waterloo and earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. Morrell is best known as the creator of John Rambo, the hero of his first novel, näytä lisää First Blood. The novel was adapted for screen and starred Sylvester Stallone. Although Morrell was not happy with the depiction of the Rambo character in the movie, he did write several sequels to First Blood and two further scripts for the sequels to the original movie. He also wrote a number of other books including The Brotherhood of the Rose which became a best seller in 1984. David Morrell has written one scholarly work, John Barth: An Introduction, published by Pennsylvania State University in 1977 and has taught at the University of Iowa. He now lives in the United States with his wife and daughter (another child, a son, is deceased). (Bowker Author Biography) David Morrell, 1943 - Storyteller David Morrell was born in 1943 in Kitchener, Ontario. He received a B.A. from the University of Waterloo and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University. He was then a professor of American literature at the University of Iowa. Morrell's debut novel was "First Blood" and introduced the well-known John Rambo character. It was made into a successful movie that starred Sylvester Stalone. He followed with a series of thrillers filled with espionage, assassination and worldwide terrorism, which include "The Brotherhood of the Rose," "The Fraternity of the Stone," "The League of Night and Fog," and "The Covenant of the Flame." "Black Evening" is an examination of his own life and includes both his first published short stories and his latest award winning books. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Murder as a Fine Art (2013) 680 kappaletta
Kiven veljet (1985) 562 kappaletta
Scavenger (2007) 557 kappaletta
Yön ja usvan veljeskunta (1987) 530 kappaletta
The Fifth Profession (1990) 526 kappaletta
Assumed Identity (1993) 418 kappaletta
The Covenant of the Flame (1991) 410 kappaletta
Extreme Denial (1996) 396 kappaletta
The Protector (2003) 381 kappaletta
Desperate Measures (1994) 367 kappaletta
Long Lost (2002) 359 kappaletta
The Totem (1979) 327 kappaletta
Burnt Sienna (2000) 320 kappaletta
Double Image (1998) 317 kappaletta
The Shimmer (2009) 310 kappaletta
Testament (1975) 276 kappaletta
Inspector of the Dead (2015) 268 kappaletta
The Spy Who Came For Christmas (1977) 210 kappaletta
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) 192 kappaletta
Black Evening (1999) 190 kappaletta
Ruler of the Night (2016) 156 kappaletta
Blood Oath (1982) 145 kappaletta
Fireflies (1988) 108 kappaletta
Last Reveille (1977) 89 kappaletta
Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads (2010) — Toimittaja — 85 kappaletta
Nightscape (2011) 75 kappaletta
Rambo III (1988) 74 kappaletta
Captain America: The Chosen (2008) 54 kappaletta
The Naked Edge (1700) 49 kappaletta
The Opium-Eater [short story] (2015) 23 kappaletta
Tesseracts Thirteen: Chilling Tales of the Great White North (2009) — Toimittaja — 21 kappaletta
The Hundred Year Christmas (1983) 17 kappaletta
My Name is Legion (2011) 11 kappaletta
They (2011) 11 kappaletta
Before I Wake (2019) 11 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 62 (2009) 9 kappaletta
The Architecture of Snow (2013) 8 kappaletta
Eulogies III (2015) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Cemetery Dance Issue 58 (2008) 7 kappaletta
The Interrogator (2012) 5 kappaletta
The Abelard Sanction (2017) 5 kappaletta
Noche y niebla (1994) 5 kappaletta
John Wayne: The Westerns (2012) 4 kappaletta
John Barth: An Introduction (1976) 4 kappaletta
The Storm 3 kappaletta
Front Man 3 kappaletta
Noche Y Niebla (1988) 3 kappaletta
Resurrection 3 kappaletta
Pierwsza krew Rambo 2 kappaletta
Verrat (1988) 2 kappaletta
3x Rambo (2002) 2 kappaletta
Nothing Will Hurt You 2 kappaletta
RAMBO II (1991) 2 kappaletta
The Typewriter 2 kappaletta
Time Was 1 kappale
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Mumbo Jumbo 1 kappale
Thriller Almanac 1 kappale
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Elvis .45 1 kappale
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The Partnership 1 kappale
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Trilleri (2006) — Avustaja — 757 kappaletta
Warriors (2010) — Avustaja — 638 kappaletta
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense (1999) — Avustaja — 614 kappaletta
Kauhujen kirja 2 (1988) — Avustaja — 596 kappaletta
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (2004) — Avustaja — 394 kappaletta
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Avustaja — 357 kappaletta
MatchUp (2017) — Avustaja — 309 kappaletta
Year's Best SF 7 (2002) — Avustaja — 264 kappaletta
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Avustaja — 250 kappaletta
Gallery of Horror (1983) — Avustaja — 223 kappaletta
Revelations (1997) — Avustaja — 212 kappaletta
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta
Hauntings (2013) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
Metahorror (1988) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Agents of Treachery (2010) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
Night Screams (1996) — Avustaja — 81 kappaletta
Dark Delicacies III: Haunted (2009) — Avustaja — 80 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (1828) — Avustaja — 78 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 18 (2007) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
Between Time and Terror (1995) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
Murder for Revenge (1998) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Kauhujen kirja 6 (1985) — Avustaja — 64 kappaletta
The Rich and the Dead (2011) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Cutting Room: Dark Reflections of the Silver Screen (2014) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories: 11 (1985) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Fears (1983) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta
Christmas Magic (1994) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
Shadows 6 (1983) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
The Mists from Beyond (1993) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Shadows 7 (1984) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Flights: Extreme Visions Fantasy, Vol II (2006) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta
The Horror Hall of Fame: The Stoker Winners (2012) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Psycho-Paths (1840) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Horrors (1866) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
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Crucified Dreams (2011) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Final Shadows (1991) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
Whispers V (1985) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Complete Masters of Darkness (1991) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Dark at Heart (1992) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Best of Shadows (1988) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Nursery Crimes (1993) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The Mammoth Book of Movie Detectives and Screen Crimes (1998) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (2012) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Ghosts of the Heartland (1990) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Detours (2015) — Tekijä — 14 kappaletta
Chiral Mad 2 (Anthology) (2013) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Legacies (2010) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Adrenaline Rush: 7 High-Octane Thrillers (2014) — Johdanto — 7 kappaletta
Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night, Volume 2 (2009) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Borderlands 6 (2016) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Wielka Księga Horroru - Tom II (2010) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
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Incredible reference and a great read even if you're not usually a fan of "thrillers."

All I know is that, of the 100 noted within, I already read 18, had 14 more on to-read lists for a while now, and I added another 24 to said list from the 100 noted.

And then I added another 31 more books just from the authors who wrote about the 100 thrillers as their books also sounded interesting and worth reading.

So, 1 book read, 55 more added to the interminable to-read list. I'd fret about never finishing that to-read list but having more good things to read is never a bad thing.… (lisätietoja)
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SESchend | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 2, 2024 |
This is a well-researched piece of historical fiction, filled with details of life in the London of 1854, and some times prior. In that regard, it is a definite success. As a mystery novel, though, it relies on a few too many contrived coincidences that weaken it as a believable narrative. With that caveat, I can nonetheless recommend it as a engrossing trip into the past.
[Audiobook note: The reader, Matthew Wolf, does well enough with pacing and voices. But even at 125% speed, his pauses between speakers are distractingly long.]… (lisätietoja)
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Treebeard_404 | 50 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
In the days of WW1 and WW2 it was called what it is - shell-shock. Then came more "understanding" era and this clear and pretty self-explanatory psychological state became convoluted to unimaginable levels. Because, hey, how can you say that in your society you have shell-shocked people, you can only have traumatized people. And while this might have started by bureaucrats unfortunately it was picked up by a medicinal profession that just had to classify every superficial facial or body tick as a separate trauma. And thus main substance got lost.

This book, truly a very rare book on the subject because there is no surplus of drama, no over-emotional layer to it, although a critique of a war and what it does to the person (no matter the era, be it Korean or Vietnam war, and I think it was same with WW1 and WW2) it is first and foremost critique of the way society greets its soldiers after the conflict they are sent to fight [by that very society]. Because they are embarrassment and it would be much more convenient if nobody returned from the war at all - as they say "far from sight, far from heart".

Book has a much stronger effect than the first movie in the series. To describe it in a single sentence it would be unfortunate-turn-of-events. When man returning from hell in Southeast Asia, John Rambo, comes across a veteran from earlier days who is having his own personal problems, Teasle, both proud and stubborn, time-bomb starts to tick last seconds to destruction. What starts as war of wills soon escalates in a full scale conflict in the country where John Rambo manages to tie full force of law enforcement and National Guard until he gets cornered while raising hell trying to escape.

Excellent novel on how misunderstanding and unwillingness to understand and know the other can have devastating effects. When pushed to the limits and to wall only way remaining is forward because there is nothing to lose. Only other novel that made same impact on me is novel Testament by the same author.

As is case with all Morrell's novels highly recommended to fans of action thriller. It is a sad and tragic story and as all tragedies truly worth reading.
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Zare | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |
One of the most disturbing books I have read. Man hunted by people that feel he betrayed them finds himself in awful situation, witnessing how everything he loves and holds dear is slowly and meticulously taken away in worst possible manner.

At first targeted by insidious poisoning and then chased across the wilderness our hero finds that he is more than capable of surviving but unfortunately he is destined to see his loved ones fall one after another from bullets and unforgiving elements.

Deep tragic story of a man brought to the very edge, ultimately man who decided to remain human being.

You might say that ending is not satisfactory (I think lots of people would like to see Punisher-like slaughter of the criminals) but how many people are actually ready to live with the consequences and retain sanity? Entire story is very old-testament (hence the name) but ending is human like. While managing to punish some of the criminals haunting him our hero becomes aware that he has become the very thing that he is fighting against. After coming so close to the edge he decides to return to his life, as it is, and live it in best possible way considering.

Excellent book on revenge and old saying "Before You Embark On A Journey Of Revenge, Dig Two Graves". It comes very close to Count of Monte Cristo but without the happy ending for our hero (did I say it was old-testament-like story?).

In today's world of 0-tolerance and everyone following their own truth and following path of non-conformity above everything above would sound like giving in to the adversaries. But then one might ask himself when is enough just enough? Might sound like cliche but listen to old folk songs (especially old country songs) to give you a hint what happens when passion is not kept in check. Passion .... there is no more dangerous word out there. Whatever is driven by passion/emotion is like a firestorm unleashed, consumes everything. If you do not believe, check Middle East, Balkan and Eastern countries - they've been running eye-for-an-eye concept since the Roman times with just never-ending circles of blood.

One of the best Morrell's book I read. Highly recommended to all action thriller fans.
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Zare | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 23, 2024 |



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