Your Other Favorite Authors

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  1. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    I often return to these Authors:

    Raymond E Feist
    Tad Williams
    Meg Gardiner
    JRR Tolkien
    Clive Barker
    Margaret Mahy
    Joe Hill
    Terry Pratchett

    Besides Stephen King, who else do you enjoy?
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  2. pegasus216
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    pegasus216 The Old Biddy

    Dean Koontz
    James Patterson
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  3. shookme
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    shookme Obscure Member

    In no particular order:

    Joe Lansdale
    Joe Hill
    Robert McCammon
    Neil Gaiman
    Brad Thor
    Michael Crichton
    Dan Simmons
  4. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A

    Diana Gabaldon (loooove her work)
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    Me, too! Already have pre-ordered the next one for my iPad so it will be delivered the day it comes out. I think I feel a cold coming on for sometime in December. :grin:
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  6. VampireLily
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    VampireLily Vampire Goddess & General P.I.T.A


    I have her linked on my FB page and they're currently casting for the "Outlander" mini-series. I don't know if i'll watch yet because i have to admit that i have an unnatural crush on Jamie and i like him Juuuuuust the way he is in my head, thank you very much! LOL
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  7. HollyGolightly
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    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    You know, a friend loaned me the first three of the Outlander series, but since I've been reading the Dark Tower for over a year, I just haven't started. Maybe that'll be what's after DT.

    Sai King is really the only "horror" writer I am into, and that's because his writing is really oh so much more than that.

    I like writers who make me laugh: Fannie Flag and Marian Keyes are the first that come to mind. I still read kids books too: Rebecca Stead is pretty great - When You Reach Me was amazing.

    Short stories are really my favorite flavor of book. I try to pick up Best American Short Stories (Mr. King edited one of those a while back), O'Henry's, Best Stories of the South, whatever collection I can get my hands on, annually.
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    If it will help sway you any, Steve has read a couple of the Outlander books and liked them. He thinks Diana Gabaldon is a good writer.

    Have seen pics on her web site of Sam Heughan as Jamie on the set for filming of Outlander. I think he'll do just fine and this may be what tips my decision for finally upgrading to the DVR receiver for DirecTV and subscribing to Starz.

    Scribner publishes Kathy Reichs so receive her books on a regular basis. Always read Meg Gardiner's books when they come out. Also enjoy J.A. Jance but other than that writer guy from Maine, there aren't any authors I follow regularly.
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  9. jacobtlong
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    jacobtlong Your Resident Anime Fiend

    Currently the ones I keep coming back to are (in no particular order)...

    Brian Keene
    Bryan Smith
    Jeff Strand
    Nagaru Tanigawa (I love his Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya light novel series, but I do wish his other work would be translated into English, too)
    Donald E. Westlake/Richard Stark
    Joe Hill
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  10. Walter Oobleck
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    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    Harry Crews
    Flannery O'Connor
    Padgett Powell
    Larry Brown
    Barry Hannah
    Daniel Woodrell
    Elmore Leonard
    Charles Willeford
    Doris Lessing
    and a host of others...Vonnegut, Heller, Styron, Bellow, Irving (John), Pete Dexter, Walker Percy, Vance Bourjaily
    plus I've been rereading Steinbeck...the dirty Romans are forming up for Calvary.
  11. fljoe0
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    Joe Hill - I wish he could pump them out like dad. :)
    Michael Connelly - Every novel of his that I've read has been a page turner
    Elmore Leonard
    Kurt Vonnegut - I've read some of his books several times and always get something new from them
    John Irving
    Tom Robbins - laugh out loud hilarious
    Tom Franklin
    Owen King - He only has one book but I can tell I am going to like anything else. He's very different from Joe and Steve.
    Max Allan Collins - Just recently started reading him but the Quarry books I've read are fantastic
  12. Autumnlyn
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    Autumnlyn BOOYA!

    Anne Rice - her early stuff, her latest writing style is just no bueno for me.
    Clive Barker
    Raymond Fiest
    Frank Herbert - AND his sons prequels to the Dune saga.
    Robert Jordan
    Janet Wurts - love the empire series
    Richard Adams - except Shardik (halfway through he lost me)
    J R R Tolkein - must not forget the master!
    Ted Dekker - man makes you think and a good read too!
    so many...can't think of them all

    But I have also been checking out new Authors using the Nooks free books feature. (just put 0.00 in the search bar, there are so many freebies) There are some gems among the groaners in there!
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  13. shookme
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    shookme Obscure Member

    I forgot Jack Ketchum.
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  14. danie
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    danie AKA danie

    If you like some dark British crime, try Mo Hayder. Her first is Birdman, and it's the first in a series.
    Then she has some other stand-alone novels as well. I'm in love with Jack Caffery. :love-struck:
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  15. xkittyx
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    xkittyx Unfound

    Hmm. Well Joe Hill of course. And I like (in no particular order) Neil Gaiman, Orson Scott Card, Louis L'Amour, JK Rowling, Mercedes Lackey, and more and more I like, but don't glom like I do SK and JH :)
  16. fushingfeef
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    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Stewart O'Nan
    William S Burroughs
    Richard Brautigan
    Roald Dahl
    Fyodor Doestoyevsky
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    Milica Made in Serbia :)

    Mikhail Bulgakov,Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Milan Kundera.
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  18. goathunter
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    Robert McCammon
    C.J. Sansom
    George C. Chesbro
    Michael Slade
    Stephen Hunter
    John R. Little

    My current list of favorites....
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  19. cat in a bag
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    In no particular order

    Nelson DeMille
    Robert McCammon
    Ken Follett (particularly the historical stories)
    Robert B. Parker
    Joe Hill
    George RR Martin
    Diana Gabaldon
    Jodi Picoult
    Spencer Quinn (thank you, Spidey!)

    I still read Dean Koontz

    A fairly new favorite is Lisa Lutz, she has a series called The Spellman Files that are a hoot.
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  20. Shoesalesman
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    Shoesalesman Well-Known Member

    Dean Koontz
    Peter Straub
    Clive Barker
    Agatha Christie
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