Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Favorite Authors Part 2
His adventure novels thrilled me as a teenager and young adult and I read and re read them, enjoying them to the fullest. Many people would recognize his titles because they were often adapted for the movies. (Some were successful, others not so much.) All of his stories were character driven thrillers that were a joy on the page.
He also crossed many a genre line. Even though all of his novels were action adventure he mixed the western of Breakheart Pass, with the war dramas Where Eagles Dare, Guns of Navarone and its sequel Force Ten From Navarone. Ice Station Zebra was in the frozen north as was my favorite, Night Without End.