1990s > 1997

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    3001 the Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

It began four million years ago with a gleaming black monolith - an inexplicable apparition that ignited the spark of human consciousness transforming ape into man. It continued at the dawn of the twenty-first century when an identical black monolith was excavated on the moon - beginning the adventures of Dave Bowman, his deputy, Frank Poole, and the supercomputer HAL.

Year: 1997
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration

    American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Seymour "Swede" Levov - a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory - comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizens, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history.

Year: 1997
Genre: Family DramaHistoricalRealism

    Back Spin by Harlan Coben

Kidnappers have snatched the teenage son of super-star golfer Linda Coldren and her husband, Jack, an aging pro, at the height of the U.S. Open.

Year: 1997
Genre: Kidnapping

    Cat & Mouse by James Patterson

Two killers -- one operating in America, one in Europe -- believe Alex Cross is the only worthy opponent in the deadly game each has planned. And Alex must contend with something he hasn't known since the loss of his wife: he's falling deeply in love, and this romance will make him, and her, all the more vulnerable...

Year: 1997
Genre: Serial Killer

    Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook

When a notorious underworld figure, Carlo Franconi, is gunned down, his body is snatched from the city morgue before it can be autopsied. A few days later, a floater appears on Dr. Jack Stapleton s autopsy table missing its head, hands, feet and liver. Jack and Laurie s search leads them to equatorial Africa where they discover a sinister cabal whose stock-in-trade involves surgical procedures a step beyond current medical technology and a leap beyond accepted medical ethics.

Year: 1997
Genre: Medical Thriller

    Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke

Texas attorney and former Texas Ranger Billy Bob Holland has many secrets in his dark past. Among them is Vernon Smothers's son Lucas, a now-teenaged boy about whom only Vernon and Billy Bob know the truth. Lucas is really Billy Bob's illegitimate son, and when Lucas is arrested for murder, Billy Bob knows that he has no choice but to confront the past and serve as the boy's criminal attorney.

Year: 1997
Genre: Legal Thriller

    Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry

Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, following beloved heroes Gus and Call and their comrades in arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

Year: 1997
Genre: Westerns

    Dragons on the Sea of Night by Eric Van Lustbader

In the continuation of the epic Sunset Warrior fantasy series, a man-god rises once more to confront a fearsome and unstoppable evil in a savage world where nothing is as it seems In the fifth novel of the Sunset Warrior Cycle—an ingenious blending of fantasy, technology, spirit, and swordplay—bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader brings back to life some of the most beloved characters in fantastic literature in a story of danger, loyalty, fate, and friendship. The legend of the Dai-San grows ever stronger as the action-packed epic tale continues.

Year: 1997
Genre: Sword and Sorcery

    Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers

The magical King of the West has been killed in California, and his assassin is one of the multiple personalities in the head of Janis Cordelia Plumtree--but which one? Sid Cochran is a one-time winemaker who blames his wife's suicide on the wine god Dionysus, and believes that Dionysus is now pursuing him.

Year: 1997
Genre: DystopianFantasy

    Flood Tide by Clive Cussler

When NUMA agent Dirk Pitt rescues a beautiful undercover agent in a daring underwater operation at Orion Lake, just north of Seattle, he confronts a sinister network run by Qin Shang, a ruthless smuggler who sells Chinese immigrants into slavery. And in Qin Shang, Pitt faces ones of his most formidable foes -- a madman bent on killing thousands of innocent civilians with a catastrophic surge of mass destruction.

Year: 1997
Genre: ActionTreasure Hunt




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

19973001 the Final Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1997American Pastoral by Philip Roth Family Drama, Historical, Realism, Zuckerman
1997Back Spin by Harlan Coben Kidnapping, Myron Bolitar
1997Cat & Mouse by James Patterson Serial Killer, Alex Cross
1997Chromosome 6 by Robin Cook Medical Thriller, Stapleton and Montgomery
1997Cimarron Rose by James Lee Burke Legal Thriller, Billy Bob Holland, Texas
1997Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry Westerns, Lonesome Dove, Texas
1997Dragons on the Sea of Night by Eric Van Lustbader Sword and Sorcery, Sunset Warrior Cycle
1997Earthquake Weather by Tim Powers Dystopian, Fantasy, Fault Lines, Los Angeles , San Francisco
1997Flood Tide by Clive Cussler Action, Treasure Hunt, Dirk Pitt
1997Foundation's Fear by Gregory Benford Science Fiction, Second Foundation Trilogy
1997Indigo Slam by Robert Crais Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
1997Jingo by Terry Pratchett Fantasy, Discworld
1997Killing Floor by Lee Child Murder Mystery, Jack Reacher
1997Kissing the Beehive by Jonathan Carroll Cold Case, Murder Mystery, The Crane's View Trilogy
1997Night Passage by Robert B. Parker Police Procedural, Jesse Stone
1997One False Move by Harlan Coben Basketball, Corruption, Myron Bolitar
1997Sacred by Dennis Lehane Private Eye, Angela Gennaro, Patrick Kenzie
1997Securing the Surrender by Charles R. Smith Non-Fiction
Marines in the Occupation of Japan
1997Skylar in Yankeeland by Gregory Mcdonald Jewel Thiefs, Murder Mystery
1997Slant by Greg Bear Cyberpunk, Quantum Logic
1997Small Vices by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1997Stripper Lessons by John O'Brien Noir Fiction
1997The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr Historical Detective, Laszlo Kreizle
1997The Burglar in the Library by Lawrence Block Comic Mystery, Crime Fiction, Bernie Rhodenbarr
1997The Last of the Savages by Jay McInerney
1997The Matarese Countdown by Robert Ludlum Espionage
1997The Partner by John Grisham Legal Thriller, Courtroom Drama
1997Thunder and Roses by Theodore Sturgeon Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
Volume IV: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
1997Timequake by Kurt Vonnegut Satire
1997Total Control by David Baldacci Crime Fiction, Thriller, FBI
1997Trunk Music by Michael Connelly Organized Crime, Harry Bosch
1997Underworld by Don DeLillo Literature, New York City
1997Virtual Unrealities: The Short Fiction of Alfred Bester by Alfred Bester Science Fiction, Short Stories
1997Winter Tides by James P. Blaylock Ghosts, Supernatural, The Ghosts Trilogy
1997Wizard and Glass by Stephen King Dark Fantasy, Dark Tower





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