Your Other Favorite Authors

Discussion in 'Bred Any Good Rooks Lately? (Suggested Reading)' started by FlakeNoir, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. SeleneM1

    SeleneM1 Active Member

    I recently read The Girl Next Door, by Jack Ketchum. Good book, but extremely disturbing. My other favourite novels are The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison, and The Diviners, by Margaret Laurence. And another wonderful novel is ROOM by Emma Donoghue.
     
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  2. goathunter

    goathunter Active Member

    I haven't read Dominion yet, but love CJ Sansom's Shardlake novels.

    Hunter
     
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  3. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    i don't know where to post this, but has anyone read 'The divine Comedy' by Dante or Paradise Lost by Milton. We did it in honours english for the Leaving cert, but as you know i was not allowed into the Class, because i was a messer. hmm let me think, Stephen Fry and Brendan o'carroll are comedians and look at what they achieved.
     
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  4. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    I have read parts of Dante. It is a biggie. Paradise Lost is one of the Classics i haven't read. I'm a bit curios though. A lot of times in some books i read the characters make references to it and you like to be able to folow the thought.
     
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  5. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    it is an alternative history i.e hitler won after Dunkirk and churhill is on the run as a rebel. it is 1952 and in the dominion office there is a spy who knows a scientist about something the Americans have developed that will upset the balance of power.... whet your appetitie. This was my first acquaintence with CJ Samson and i really enjoyed the book. Partly i enjoy history and partly i am interested in WWII.
     
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  6. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    I think Emma Donoghue is Dublin and lives in NY. she has a new book out called Frog music.
     
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  7. Angrybeaver2

    Angrybeaver2 Member

    Going full Brit here:
    Ian Rankin (Scottish crime writer)
    Peter James (English Crime)
    John Connolly (Supernatural crime, Ties with King as my favourite author)
    Probably not as recognisable names in the US as the UK but all well worth a read.
     
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  8. Kurben

    Kurben Well-Known Member

    Peter Robinson (Canadian crime author with his setting in Yorkshire, Britain)
     
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  9. SeleneM1

    SeleneM1 Active Member

    I believe Emma Donoghue lives in Canada, or did when she was writing ROOM. She may have moved to the US since then.
     
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  10. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Emma Donoghue is irish. like most Talented Irish People, U2(believe it or not, Bono is hated in ireland. anyone successful in Ireland is hated) She moved to get out a country that hates people who are gifted/talented. Don't blame her. Oscar Wilde Died in Paris penniless But a brillant command of the english Lexicon. James Joyce I think is buried in Switzerland. Anyone gifted in any of the arts/sport/computes etc has to leave Ireland to attain recognition. I will give you an example: Katie Taylor - an brillant female exponent of the art of Puglism, she trains with men, had no factilites in her gym for her to 'spend a penny' she had to go to the local hotel. nice huh. When Katie was Fighting for the World Championship(she is unbeaten as of yet) our f****** so called national station wouldn't show her fighting. Of course instead of suportting a retiring brillant Lady they would rather show our F***** hyprocritcal. scum of politicals, who only interest is not in the people of ireland but themselves. i.e if you are a T.D you get a pension of 100,000 now if you are a td in two posts guess what that is a pension of 200,000 per year plus expenses, plus a car etc. They get expensives for PAddy's day - trying to promote irish abroad. don't be fooled, they will go to london, paris, moscow Perth and the US at our expense Stay in the most expensive hotels eat with the money makers etc. I have to vote in the electons otherwise the government will get my vote. i will not give those b****** my vote. Plus, People have died for the vote in other countries. so i should vote.

    Anyone coming to IReland Be ware of unscruplous politicals, you will love the people, they are Friendly and will help you out in any way we can. We have some of the most beautiful scenry in the world (when we have the sun). We have a sense of humour and we welcome the 'new Irish' because we once had to do what they are doing - immigration during the great famine, moving to america, austrila Kilburn, liverpool. We are known as the fighting irish. Sometimes fighting is not enough. if you come to Ireland you will be welcome with a pint of the black stuff(i am the only paddy who doen't drink it.)
    Do not drink guiness in any country, unless it is an irish pub and served by an irish barman. The only place you get good guiness(sorry bout the spelling) is in Ireland.

    P.s you may have noticed, i am a chatterbox, there is a reason for that, i kissed the blarne stone. if you kiss the blarney stone you will get the gift of the gab.
     
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  11. Rosie Real

    Rosie Real Well-Known Member

    Fave authors in no order:

    Douglas Kennedy
    Maeve Binchy
    Louis De Bernieres
    Gabriel García Márquez
    JRR Tolkein
    George RR Martin
    CS Lewis

    And SK (obvs!)

    One writer who seems to have passed on from this life without getting the deserved recognition (in my opinion only) for his 'Borribles' trilogy: Michael de Larrabeiti. These books transformed my childhood, and yes, I did want to run away & be Borrible :)
     
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  12. Rosie Real

    Rosie Real Well-Known Member


    Lol I remember gettting refused entry to a pub in Dublin cos I was too drunk!!! Que rant from me about getting us over on cheapo Ryanair flights & then having the nerve to not let us in the pub! I also took the doormans picture, to 'warn' my fellow countrymen/women to show that Dublin was a big con! Then I woke up the next day with a raging hangover & feeling shameful..
     
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  13. jahrastafarri

    jahrastafarri Member

    There is the modern fantasy author from Poland, Andrzej Sapkowski. He has a series of 8 books called "The Witcher". The world described there is not Tolkien-style epic and bipolar (orcs are bad, all the rest are good), but more realistic (realistic elves and dragons, yeah!), mature and rough. As for me, he is a deserving representative of modern fantasy and is worth being mentioned.
     
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  14. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    you are seriously kidding me. Because you were too drunk Drinking is a past-time with us. When we Win at something we drink, when we Lose we drink, when we are on are lunchbreak from work we drink. you have got to be the only person I know to be Refused to served Drink. In Dublin, they will serve you until ...... Do you remember the name of the pub. Was it on the Northside or Southside. If there was a doorman it was probably a club. I am sad to say i am ashamed of that doorman. He i letting our reputation down.
     
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  15. booklover72

    booklover72 very strange person

    Can you get him translated in English?
     
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  16. jahrastafarri

    jahrastafarri Member

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure that you can. At least, it was no problem to find him in Russian :)
     
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  17. Rosie Real

    Rosie Real Well-Known Member


    I know!!! Can you believe it?? It was one of the pubs in Temple Bar (in the middle). It looked very much like an 'Irish' pub from the outside - we had already been in there an hour or so earlier, and we realised that actually it wasnt very 'irish' at all - they had these bookcases full of books, but if you happened to take one of the books off the shelf, it waas only half a book! They were just there for props/effect! Anyway we decided to try & find a proper Irish pub, couldnt find one, decided to go back to that pub, & the doorman wouldnt let us back in! I honestly say that we werent even that drunk - no crying/fighting/shouting/vomiting - just walking up the road arm in arm chatting quite loudly & excitedly. I think he must have watched us approaching & decided he wasnt going to let English in. It was very disappointing.
     
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