C is for COBEN! Harlan Coben, That Is!

One of my all time favorite writers is Harlan Coben. I’ve loved his work since the first release. He’s got a terrific sense of humor and his characters are always, always interesting and intriguing (maybe I should have saved those two words for the letter “I” since that’s my letter, too). I admire the heck out of how Mr. Coben can twist and turn a tale in all directions and yet still have a cohesive ending that holds together very well. He never has an “out of left field” solution to his stories. I love solving the puzzles along with the protagonist.

I was talking to Barbara Vey of Beyond her Book from Publisher’s Weekly a couple of weeks ago and told her that if I ever made it to Milwaukee to her reader’s luncheon, I’d want to sit with Harlen Coben. She shared with me that he’s as super nice in person as he seems to be in interviews, twitter and his website. That made me happy to hear. I love that he’s as real and down to Earth as he seems.

If you’ve never read one of his books, get thyself to the bookstore post-haste. I just finished his latest, Stay Close. It’s wonderful!


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15 Responses to C is for COBEN! Harlan Coben, That Is!

  1. Tonette says:

    Jillian,I went straight to my local library site,(yes;it’s right near the top of my favorites link on my homepage), and found Harlan Coben.The library has a number of his books and some available as digital downloads.I willbe checking him out.Thanks,I think….like I’m not backed-up enough,I now have more on my tbr list!


  2. Tonette says:

    Jillian…I have a magazine waiting for an article from me and I’m not finished with it…no, no more addictive reading until I get this done!(Then heck yeah…I’m going to download the heck out of him!!!)


  3. Lavada Dee says:

    I am sooo with you on loving Harlan Coben books. I just finished Live Wire and I’m waiting for Stay Close to come out in paperback. I’d get it in digital but I share books with my daughter who’s also a big fan and she doesn’t have an e-reader.


  4. jeff7salter says:

    I’ve never heard of this guy, but with an enthusiastic recommendation like this, I want to see some of his work. Thanks, Jillian.


  5. Micki Gibson says:

    I first heard of Harlan Coben from taking a Margie Lawson class. She uses lots of examples from different writers, but the excerpt she used from “Caught” had me running to the bookstore. And it did not disappoint. I have several others that I have in my To Be Read pile. I’m thinking my pile needs to be shuffled around now.


  6. robenagrant says:

    Jillian, I adore his books and have not read the latest one. Thanks for reminding me. He’s a bag of chips and all that. : )


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