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Old 02-14-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Who's your favorite author/authors?

Me, i'd have to say richard stark, joe r lansdale and lee child.

what are yours?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:16 PM   #2
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My favorite author is G.K. Chesterton. Terry Pratchett was wise when he said that Chesterton "in small doses taken regularly is good for the soul."
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At the moment, after reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After the Quake, I'm pretty big on Haruki Murakami.

Other favorites: Patrick O'Brian (the Aubrey/Maturin series: one novel in 20 volumes). George Saunders.

There are lots of authors where I love some of their books, but not others. Michael Ondaatje, for example...loved The English Patient and Anil's Ghost, but was not really affected by Divisadero or The Cat's Table.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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At the moment, after reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and After the Quake, I'm pretty big on Haruki Murakami.

Other favorites: Patrick O'Brian (the Aubrey/Maturin series: one novel in 20 volumes). George Saunders.

There are lots of authors where I love some of their books, but not others. Michael Ondaatje, for example...loved The English Patient and Anil's Ghost, but was not really affected by Divisadero or The Cat's Table.
i'm the same with dan simmons.
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:29 PM   #5
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My favorite author is G.K. Chesterton. Terry Pratchett was wise when he said that Chesterton "in small doses taken regularly is good for the soul."
i will check Chesterton out... any titles you'd recommend?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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most of my favorite authors would be totally unfamiliar to most, the most famous one being HP Lovecraft.

Lovecraft
BV Larson
David Dalglish
Tim Curran
Brent Weeks
Larry Correia
Christopher Kellen
Jonathan Green


they're mainly fantasy/sci-fi/horror authors.
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Kij Johnson
Theodora Goss
Kelly Link
Aimee Bender
Jeffrey Ford
Paul Tremblay
Peter S. Beagle

to name a few...
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James Lee Burke, Conan Doyle, Pratchett ... oh, this is ridiculous, I'd run out of ink......

Or die of old(er) age ....
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Me, i'd have to say richard stark, joe r lansdale and lee child.

what are yours?
You missed Robert B Parker! I will definitely go along with Lee Child and Richard Stark - don't know Joe R Lansdale so am going to have to do some investigating.

Have you tried the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series by Robert Crais? Worth a look if not.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:37 AM   #10
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You missed Robert B Parker! I will definitely go along with Lee Child and Richard Stark - don't know Joe R Lansdale so am going to have to do some investigating.

Have you tried the Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series by Robert Crais? Worth a look if not.
I definitely will, thanks. Try Rumble Tumble or Savage Season by Lansdale, it's got some rough language but the story flies by.
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James Lee Burke, Conan Doyle, Pratchett ... oh, this is ridiculous, I'd run out of ink......

Or die of old(er) age ....
yeah i agree with you about burke, too bad he killed off Streak...
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I definitely will, thanks. Try Rumble Tumble or Savage Season by Lansdale, it's got some rough language but the story flies by.
Thanks for the heads up. Having read a couple of excerpts they look right up my street, so I'm ordering the first Hap & Leonard right now.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:45 AM   #13
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I guess I would choose, Tolkien, Clarke, Herbert, Asimov, King and Murakami.
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Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and Neal Stephenson are definitely at the top for me.

I also have a special place for Alexandre Dumas since he is single-handedly responsible for my love of reading with the 3 musketeers series. They were the first books I ever read, and I was only 5-6 years old. (I probably didn't understand more than half of what I read back then, being so young, but those were still the coolest stories ever for me that made me want to read more and more.)

Edit: Forgot to add H. P. Lovecraft, silly me.

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