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Old 04-29-2011, 06:29 AM   #76
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Are you familiar with this website, that show you authors similar to one you like?

http://www.literature-map.com/eliot+pattison.html
Added this to my Favorites list - will have fun following up the various suggested authors

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Old 04-29-2011, 10:51 AM   #77
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My top top contemporary authors are (the ones where I will automatically buy their next book):

Robert B Parker (sadly, few new books remaining)
Lee Child
Robert Crais
Harlan Coben
Martin Amis
Ian Banks (not his Ian M Banks persona)
Robbert Goddard
Jonathan Kellerman
Christopher Brookmyre
Colin Bateman
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:05 PM   #78
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Gaiman, definitely. Suzanne Collins is YA and I'm old but I would read anything by her after reading both her "Gregor the Overlander" and "Hunger Games" books. John Connolly, Michael Gruber, and Joe Hill are up there for me as is Stephen King.

Oh, and I LOVE Christopher Moore. I working my way through all of his books I can find.

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:28 AM   #79
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I did finally remember on story that still scares the you-know-what out of me. That is not a novel but the movie "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark", the early 70's movie not the 2010 movie of the same title. Haven't seen the new movie. But that 70's version had me genuinely so creeped out I did not want to watch it but I could not stop because it was such a great story and just based in enough reality that it felt plausible. And that ending, holy freaking gaud!! To this day I find myself freaked out by certain noises at night.

There was another movie called Gargoyles which came out about the same time that I first saw on late night, mid-night, movie. It too was filmed in a way that made it feel real. Steven King has nothing on either of those movies even if there are basically B-movies they worked and worked too damned well.
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:58 AM   #80
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #81
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Are you familiar with this website, that show you authors similar to one you like?

http://www.literature-map.com/eliot+pattison.html
Wow! Fun site. And does a pretty good job of grouping similar authors. Except for putting 'John D. MacDonald' next to 'Louise Erdrich' - that one made my head hurt. I like both writers, but . . .
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:54 AM   #82
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C. Harris and MJ Davidson.
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:48 AM   #83
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Old 05-08-2011, 02:38 AM   #84
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For me it's:

China Mieville
Steven Erikson
George RR Martin
Neal Stephenson

Charles Dickens
Jules Verne
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:24 AM   #85
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For me (not in any particular order):

Philippa Gregory
Alison Weir
Dean Koontz
Greg Iles
Stephen King
George R R Martin
Guillermo Del Toro
J.R.R Tolkein
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Old 05-10-2011, 09:47 AM   #86
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China Mieville
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Neal Stephenson
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:52 AM   #87
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For me it is:
Terry Pratchett
Kate Morton
Jasper Fforde
Robin Hobb
Brent Weeks

Can't think of others right now, but those are the main players anyway!
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:38 PM   #88
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Just finished Dennis Lehane's Gone Baby Gone today.Shutter Island was something else,stays in the mind long after reading(well it did for me)Has anyone one read Jonathan Littell's The Kindly Ones,and if so,what are your thoughts on it? Found it harrowing myself and much more.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:56 PM   #89
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So many authors I've never read, but of those I've read at least a couple of books by:

Douglas Coupland
Rohinton Mistry

I'm always up for another Terry Pratchett book every now and then as well.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:54 AM   #90
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David Dalglish
George R.R. Martin
Vince Flynn
Michael Connelly (Bosch stuff)
Christopher Moore
J.K. Rowling
Stephen King (non horror stuff)
Still happy with this list. But would now add:

Ernest Cline
Jason Bovberg
Lee Child
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