Colin Forbes Message Board
Jim R posts on 7/2/2009 5:34:13 PM
Forbes wrote the best 'worst books' in the world! They are terrible and addictive - you have to read on, and read more, just to see how bad he could write. Brilliant rubbish, sadly now he's passed away there's only Archer left...
Mike McD posts on 5/26/2009 4:04:19 AM
I have just attemptd to read "The Cauldron", and gave up after about 80 pages.
What a lot of rubbish. This authors books should be aimed at the teenaged reader, and that's generous.
Try authors like Sam Bourne, and the differences will be galringly obvious.
Ngaire Magalotti posts on 3/30/2009 6:00:45 PM
Colin Forbes is ludicrously simple and puerile. The Cell is quite absurd and unbelievable - down to the provision of cushions for key marksmen to catch some sleep while keeping an eye out for an imminent attack on London bridges.
I won't be reading any more of this trash.
Nat Kissander posts on 3/11/2009 6:57:14 PM
I was stuck at Frankfurt airport for 5 hours and met a reporter who gave me an adventure paperbackbook - takes place in the Amazon -- forgot the title but recall Jivaro and writer was somewhat like Alistair Maclean? or Colin Forbes -- lots of killing with Russian spies - totally ingrossing at the time - but not a great novel. Does anyone know any titles that might be this book? Am running out of Colin Forbes now dead.
K Doubleday posts on 3/11/2009 2:06:45 PM
I suggest the people who submit these reviews go back to junior school for spelling and grammar tuition. Don't they ever check what they have written?
People in glasshouses should not throw stones.
S R Tur posts on 11/3/2008 1:17:22 AM
Read all Colin Forbes books, with the exception of one or two, they are all the same, rubbish, ameteurish and ludicrous plots and characters.Why read them, I work as a night porter and when quiet you are glad to read anything,even this trash.
alan blair posts on 7/10/2008 8:14:08 AM
found "The Cell" in a charity shop and began to read it;I couldn't believe what I was reading, it was hypnotically awful. This man is the William McGonagall of thriller writers. I can't wait to read some more!
Viv posts on 5/4/2008 11:29:34 AM
Gr8 Author! Gr8 Books! Gr8 Locations! This man definately did his 'homework' for his locations...
I hve been trying to find FURY by Colin Forbes for quite a while now! FOUND ONE AT LAST! as it depicts all the places I hve been too! It was nice to bring memories back... I will surely miss his writing - who to read next??? Any ideas!
John Cousins posts on 5/4/2008 7:08:58 AM
I have read most of the books by Colin Forbes & have to say that I have enjoyed them all - especially the Tweed & Co series.
I have always been intrigued with the numerous references by 'Bob Newman' (in the Tweed novels) to his being the author of "Kruger: The Computer that Failed". Have been unsucessful in tracing the origin of this part of the story line & wonder whether if in fact this has ever been published -perhaps under a pseudonym.
Has anybody any ideas?
vic brackley posts on 3/23/2008 1:19:04 PM
Colin Forbes writes some of the most amusing books I have read in years. Are they a "send-up" of the crime/ thriller genre. Characters like Marlowe lounging languidly in the corner in an armani suit and smoking a cigarette in a long holder are pure prewar Leslie Charteris, how many times has there been a female character with a "helmet of dark hair"? Come on did this character write the "Tweed Special Agent" stories in the Eagle comic?
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