In my younger years, if I was awake, I was outside the house and --- more often than not --- in trouble. Other than devouring a small handful of the Horatio Hornblower series by C.S. Forrester and almost everything I could find on flying, I wasn't much of a reader until after I graduated from college.
After graduating from college, I went into the Air Force and spent five years in the Strategic Air Command. In SAC, when I was not in Southeast Asia, I spent seven out of every twenty-one days in a concrete alert facility…and I became a reader.
Today, I enjoy being "inside" a compelling story…I want to see the people and taste their food…and my preference is to be immersed in tension. As best I can recollect, the authors I've listed here wrote most of my favorite books.
Agatha Christie, Tom Clancy, Stephen Coonts, Michael Crichton, Clive Cussler, Patrick Davis, Len Deighton, Nelson DeMille, Ian Fleming, Ken Follett, C.S. Forester, Frederick Forsyth, Dick Francis, Ernest Gann, John Grisham, Jack Higgins, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, C.S. Lewis, Robert Ludlum, Harper Lee, Alistair MacLean, and Mark Twain.
John Aubrey Anderson grew up in Mississippi cotton country. After graduating from Mississippi State, he received an Air Force commission and has recently retired after flying twenty-eight years for a major airline.
John Aubrey Anderson