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Posted: 10/28/2006 6:28:00 PM EDT
Ok so I'm at work the other day and my Sgt and I are talking about reading.  I tell him I really enjoy Michael Connelly.  He asks how I like Vince Flynn.  I say I never heard of him.  My Sgt went through the roof.  Apparently he loves this guy (as a writer of course ) and says that I HAVE to start reading his stuff.

What is the general consensus on Flynn?
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:33:03 PM EDT
[#1]
I have read all but his most recent book. They are outstanding!
Give them a try. In order if you can.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:44:56 PM EDT
[#2]
I've read most of his books.  They are very good.  You should give them a try.  If you like Connolly, you should like Flynn, as well.

Lifesaver
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 6:54:26 PM EDT
[#3]
His main character is Mitch Rapp, and secret operative for the CIA.  He gets the job done and doesn't feel a whole lot of remorse after its all finished.  I would compare him to Clancy's John Clark.

You will like these books.  If you can start from the first novel:

Flynn's Website
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:06:30 PM EDT
[#4]
He ROCKS!

Read the books in order!
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:08:28 PM EDT
[#5]
Ehh the quality of his writing was down a bit in the latest novel. Still pretty good.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 7:08:46 PM EDT
[#6]
Good books, I like his stuff.  Somewhat like Clancy.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:12:53 PM EDT
[#7]
I heard an interview with him where he claimed GWB told him he'd read one of his books in 1 day at Camp David.

During the same interview, he came across as a very articulate, conservative guy. I plan on reading his stuff.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:39:26 AM EDT
[#8]

Quoted:
Ok so I'm at work the other day and my Sgt and I are talking about reading.  I tell him I really enjoy Michael Connelly.  He asks how I like Vince Flynn.  I say I never heard of him.  My Sgt went through the roof. Apparently he loves this guy (as a writer of course ) and says that I HAVE to start reading his stuff.
What is the general consensus on Flynn?


Then tell your Sgt, "he needs to loan you the 1st book".
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 9:42:52 AM EDT
[#9]
Very entertaining books, I've read all of them.  The last one ended kinda meh, and the one before started kinda meh, but all in all, very good reads.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 10:24:59 AM EDT
[#10]
Good reads, quick and interesting.  Now up to Stephen Hunter on gun stuff, but then again... who is?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 10:26:38 AM EDT
[#11]
i prefer them to clancy; just more fast paced
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 10:28:32 AM EDT
[#12]
mitch rapp = basis for Jack Bauer.  

great books
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:35:16 PM EDT
[#13]
Vince Flynn is kick ass.

He is easily a one day read if you have nothing else to do.

Perfect for a long plane trip.

I just bought the new one, done in day and half.

Costco has the hardcover as well as a bunch of his paperbacks.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 2:19:18 PM EDT
[#14]
Great books, If you like him, look for some Ted Bell books as well. As mentioned in earlier posts, Start with the first book if you can.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 4:13:20 PM EDT
[#15]

Quoted:
Great books, If you like him, look for some Ted Bell books as well.


Or don't.  Ted Bell SUCKS.  I read Assasin and took it back for a refund because it sucked so bad.
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