Friday, August 6, 2010

NPR's Top 100 Thrillers

NPR released a list of the Top 100 Thrillers recently. I have read a few and I'm surprised how many have been made in to films! Check it out!

Bold I've read, italicized I want to read soon

1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris (seen the movie)
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (review next week)
3. Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
4. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
5. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
6. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
7. The Shining by Stephen King (seen the movie)
8. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
9. The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (seen the movie though)

10. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

11. Dracula by Bram Stoker
12. The Stand by Stephen King
13. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
14. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton (and seen film)
15. Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
16. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
17. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
18. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
19. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
20. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (and seen film)

21. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
22. It by Stephen King
23. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (Seen the 2002 film)
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
25. Jaws by Peter Benchley (Seen the film)
26. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
27. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
28. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
29. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (seen film)
30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson

31. No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
32. Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane
33. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
34. Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
35. Subterranean by James Rollins
36. Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
37. Salem's Lot by Stephen King
38. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carre
40. The Poet by Michael Connelly

41. The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
42. Cape Fear by John MacDonald
43. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
44. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
45. Dead Zone by Stephen King
46. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
47. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
48. The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
49. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
50. Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn

51. The 39 Steps by John Buchan (seen two film versions)
52. Blowback by Brad Thor
53. The Children of Men by PD James (Tried to read, didn't like; saw the film, didn't like)
54. 61 Hours by Lee Child
55. Marathon Man by William Goldman
56. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
57. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
58. Psycho by Robert Bloch (seen film)
59. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
60. Rules of Prey by John Sandford

61. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
62. In the Woods by Tana french
63. Shogun by James Clavell
64. The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
65. Intensity by Dean Koontz
66. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming (seen film of same title)
67. Metzger's Dog by Thomas Perry
68. Timeline by Michael Crichton
69. Contact by Carl Sagan
70. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman

71. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
72. The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
73. Charm School by Nelson DeMille
74. Feed by Mira Grant
75. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
76. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
77. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
78. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
79. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
80. The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell

81. Primal Fear by William Diehl
82. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
82. The Hard Way by Lee Child (tie)
84. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
85. Six Days of the Condor by James Grady
86. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
87. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith (seen the movie)
88. The Eight by Katherine Neville
89. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
90. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming

91. Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
92. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
93. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
94. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
95. The Deep Blue Good-by by John MacDonald
96. The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais
96. Berlin Game by Len Deighton (tie)
98. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
99. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
100. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

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