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Old 04-24-01, 06:50 PM   #1
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Although I did not start this thread I thought it was a good one. Mine are William Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and Hubert Selby,Jr.
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Old 04-24-01, 07:26 PM   #2
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Stephen King, Arthur Nersesian, J.G. Ballard, and Chuck Palahniuk
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Old 04-24-01, 09:17 PM   #3
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Dean Koontz


Other authors I like to read:

Stephen King
Michael Crichton
Robert R. McCammon

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Old 04-24-01, 09:25 PM   #4
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Terry Brooks and Piers Anthony in the SciFi/Fantasy realm.

Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Collin Dexter in the Mystery realm.

Stephen King for Horror.


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Old 04-24-01, 09:45 PM   #5
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I can never pick a favorite, but i like:

John Irving
Jeanette Winterson
Jonathan Lethem
Paul Auster
Martin Amis
Nick Hornby
Jim Thompson
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Old 04-24-01, 09:49 PM   #6
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Overall it's Ernest Hemingway, but I also really like Nick Hornby and P.J. O'Rourke. And Dave Barry's books crack me up.
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Old 04-24-01, 09:58 PM   #7
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Old 04-24-01, 09:59 PM   #8
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Like I said before: Joseph Conrad, Frank Herbert, and C.S.Lewis in particular. But there are many more.

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Old 04-24-01, 10:25 PM   #9
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John Irving, Dickens, T.C. Boyle, Vonnegut, Stephen King, Anne Tyler, Cormac McCarthy, Jim Thompson and lots of others.
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Old 04-24-01, 10:31 PM   #10
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I think you guys are all forgetting last weeks Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon who wrote The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys, & The Mysteries of Pittsburg.
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Old 04-24-01, 11:26 PM   #11
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That's a hard one.

F. Paul Wilson, Glen Cook, Terry Goodkind, Heinlein and so many more for the fantasy and sci-fi.

Others include Clive Barker, Ayn Rand (I'm almost too ashamed to admit that, heh) and a few others. Those are the more favorite ones.
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Old 04-24-01, 11:36 PM   #12
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J.R.R. Tolkien

Impossible to choose a true favorite though.


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Old 04-25-01, 12:12 AM   #13
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Steven Brust
R.A. Salvatore's a close, close second.
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Old 04-25-01, 12:12 AM   #14
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Quote:
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I think you guys are all forgetting last weeks Pulitzer Prize winner, Michael Chabon who wrote The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys, & The Mysteries of Pittsburg.
Check out his website:

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Old 04-25-01, 12:16 AM   #15
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Margaret Atwood, Margaret Laurence, and Alasdair MacLeod for depth and elegance of language

Diana Gabaldon for pure thrill and kilt fantasies.

Jilly Cooper and Helen Fielding for humour.

And pretty much anything I can get my hands on that doesn't bite back...i'm really not a picky reader.
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Old 04-25-01, 01:15 AM   #16
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If forced to pick a favorite, I'd have to say David Foster Wallace. I also like Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Nick Hornby and many others. Don't really know what this forum is like yet, but I'll apologize up front for them all being so contemporary.
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Old 04-25-01, 07:15 AM   #17
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E.M Forster is my all time favorite author. Brilliant and beautiful books, great reads.
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Old 04-25-01, 08:36 AM   #18
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Two more for the list

James Crumley ( either The Last Good Kiss or Dancing Bear) and James Lee Burke's novels featuring Dave Robicheaux - specifically 'In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead'. The title alone is worth the money.
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Old 04-25-01, 10:17 AM   #19
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Old 04-25-01, 10:48 AM   #20
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I can always pick up a Dean Koontz book and always enjoy it. Irvine Welsh is close to the top, also.


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Old 04-25-01, 11:03 AM   #21
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Douglas Adams, Tim O'Brien, Stephen King, Tony Hillerman, E.L. Doctorow, Nick Hornby, Chuck Palahniuk.

heimerSWT: You may also like Dan Simmons, especially Summer of Night. It's very comparable to It and Boy's Life. Also, check out anything by Bentley Little. For something similar to Crichton, I recommend Pierre Ouellette's The Deus Machine, about artificial intelligence and biological warfare gone amuck. It's out of print, but you can find used copies at half.com.

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Old 04-25-01, 11:31 AM   #22
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I can never pick a favorite, but i like:



Martin Amis
I like this guy, a friend of mine gave me a copy of London Fields and I was hooked from there. I tried getting some of my other friends to read him, but they keep saying he is boring.

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Old 04-25-01, 11:33 AM   #23
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I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Harlan "bugf*ck" Ellison!

for the story "Jefty is Five" alone.
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Old 04-25-01, 12:08 PM   #24
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Tom Robbins

followed closely by

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Old 04-25-01, 04:50 PM   #25
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Tough question! In no order:

Stephen King
Kurt Vonnegut
Philip K Dick
Michael Crichton
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