Saturday, November 16, 2013

Five books that changed Gary Corby

Gary Corby is a novelist and former systems programmer at Microsoft. His Athenian Mystery series, stars Nicolaos, his girlfriend Diotima, and his irritating pre-adult brother Socrates. Corby lives in Australia with his wife and two daughters.

In 2012 Corby shared with the Sydney Morning Herald a list of five books that changed him. One title on the list:
Patriot Games
Tom Clancy

This book, plus The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising, are Clancy's best. They proved that popular thrillers can be really well written. They also proved that men will read if you write stuff that men want to read. There are some books that I'll happily go back to over and over again. These are among them.
Read about another book on the list.

Also see the five best Tom Clancy novels.

Visit Gary Corby's blog.

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