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WHO is YOUR favorite AUTHOR and WHY?
« on: 04/02/2007 04:58:19 »
Well I have several, But John Steinbeck and Zane Grey had to be on top of my list. I love many different authors and books. Children's book would be Eric Carle " The very Hungry Caterpillar"
Also miscelaneous poets.. Yates, Keats, Thoreau, most of the romantics..
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« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2007 13:17:35 »
Without a doubt, John Irving. For me his works are poetic in the way they blend the line between comedy and tragedy. No other author has been able to make me laugh and cry at the same time. I completely believe that his works are going to be one day studied. It is probably a great honour to be cast in with the likes of Tolkien, Margaret Atwood, and Toni Morrison (all excellent in their own right). I completely suggest that everyone go out and pick up any of his novels, they are all worth the time  :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2007 13:25:24 »
 Nice selection Meg....I like an author who can bring out your emotions so..Very nice..!
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« Reply #3 on: 05/02/2007 04:16:05 »
Yes, he is nice!  I love me some James Robert Waller!  He is awesome!  He is also brilliant...his fiction is actually a recount of a personal event in his life...
 

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« Reply #4 on: 05/02/2007 05:18:59 »
 I like the personal touch in a writer.. Its nice when they are working and writing from experiences..
 

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« Reply #5 on: 05/02/2007 16:04:37 »
ouch... tough choice...

I say for me it is a three-way tie between michael stackpole, anne mccaffrey, and orson scott card.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 05/02/2007 16:13:25 »
John O'Donohue simply because his work speaks to me on another level. I find his work inspirational and can relate to most of the things he writes about
 

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« Reply #7 on: 05/02/2007 16:19:41 »
You all have a nice wide range of interests! Thats very nice.. I am going to look into a few of these authors. I do not get much chance to do heavy reading these days, sems I am always very busy.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 05/02/2007 20:39:50 »
I agree with John Steinbeck. The grapes of wrath was amazing, and of mice and men was just a good read. I read some Henry James a while back, very good. I've not read anything worthy in a while I'm afraid. my favourite authors for in-the-bath reads are Kathy Reichs, James Patterson and Ian Rankin. for science, it'll be the standard Richard Dawkins, but I've also got 'mutants' by Armand Marie Leroi on the go.

I like travel writing when I'm in the mood, read some of Bill Bryson, and Tony Hawkes. light, amusing but interesting.

any recommendations for authors I might like based on the above?
 

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« Reply #9 on: 05/02/2007 22:56:38 »
I agree with John Steinbeck. The grapes of wrath was amazing, and of mice and men was just a good read. I read some Henry James a while back, very good. I've not read anything worthy in a while I'm afraid. my favourite authors for in-the-bath reads are Kathy Reichs, James Patterson and Ian Rankin. for science, it'll be the standard Richard Dawkins, but I've also got 'mutants' by Armand Marie Leroi on the go.

I like travel writing when I'm in the mood, read some of Bill Bryson, and Tony Hawkes. light, amusing but interesting.

any recommendations for authors I might like based on the above?

Who is henry James? What does he write.. I have never heard his name before, or were you refering to Henry David Thoreau?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 05/02/2007 23:06:46 »
I read Henry James' 'The turn of the screw' when I was at school, and I've read at least one other that i can't remember, he wrote ghost stories basically. I always intended to search out more, and perhaps I'll do that sometime soon.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/02/2007 23:10:39 »
OOOH someone else I am not familiar with.. thanks Lindsay I will check them out!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 06/02/2007 17:42:04 »
I have to say that I do not read enough novels to have a favourite author.

As a yoof I did read the James Herbert horror novels. (The Rats, The Fog, The Lair, Fluke)...also...The Amityville  Horror book was probably one of the most disturbing books I read...I was probably too young !!...and of course I would read it at 3am !!...nowadays..I hardly read at all...though I do enjoy facts and figures...encyclopedias and  stuff like that.

....and yet....ten yeasr ago I read Hard Times by Dickens....excellent !!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: 06/02/2007 18:35:10 »
Nice Job.. Most of my reading these days are repair books odd facts, technical know how kind of orientated Luff as you would put it! LOL.. I do read poetry when I can as I love it.  I have never read that Dickens Novel, what is it it about?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 06/02/2007 22:39:35 »
What is it about ?..LOL...it's about some times...and boy were they hard !!..it was hard times in them good old days !!

.......boy !!...life wasn't easy....there were times when it was hard...they were hard times !!...LOL..

Even the london newspaper  'The Times' was printed on concrete slabs !!!!...they were also hard times !!..LOL..

Here..check this out....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Times
 

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« Reply #15 on: 06/02/2007 23:36:03 »
YOU ARE SUCH A SCOUNDRAL.......LOL Thanks for the link!
 

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