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Who are your favorites?

Discussion in 'Novels by Other Authors' started by AudioArtist, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    Obviously everyone here is a King fan but, who else do you really dig?
    For me, it's Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ursula K. LeGuinn, Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, Michael Chricton, Tom Robbins, Tolkein, George MacDonald, Charles Williams, Robert Jordan, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., John Steinbeck, and even some Tom Clancy and Dean Koontz. That last may be blasphemy here so fire away if you feel the need.
    I guess it's fairly clear that I'm kinda heavy on the sci-fi side but, I do enjoy good satire, military fiction, and some good drama, history, and biographies here and there. I could keep listing more good authors for awhile but I suppose those will suffice to represent my overall tastes.
    So, tell me what you dig! Turn some people on to new stuff! :)
     
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  2. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    I'm not nearly as well read as most on this board; nevertheless, these are a few of mine...

    CSLewis (The Great Divorce, The Space Trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia)
    William Goldman (everything)
    Michael Crichton (Sphere, Prey, State of Fear)
    Kurt Vonnegut (The Sirens of Titan, Cat's Cradle, Welcome to the Monkey House)
    Dean Koontz (False Memory, The Taking, Midnight, Lightning, The Bad Place, Odd Thomas)
     
  3. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...I have read dozens of authors over the years, but now content myself with King, Koontz and the extended King family of writers...I still venture into other writer's gardens on occasion, but mainly focus on those named-as that suits my free time for reading....
     
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  4. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    In addition to King I enjoy all of his family members' novels, Koontz, Peter Straub, Robert McCammon, John Saul, Thomas Tryon, Charles Dickens, Emma Straub, Ned Vizzini, Ted Dekker, William Faulkner, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Michael Crichton, Mark Twain, George Orwell, JK Rowling,
    Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Walt Whitman, Meg Wolitzer, T.S. Eliot, Gillian Flynn, John Green, B.J. Novak, et cetera.
     
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  5. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    Didn't mean to post twice. Can someone delete my first post and keep the second one up? Sorry :(
     
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  6. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    done
     
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  7. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    Very nice! You definitely enjoy your classics I see. I've only read Mystery and one other by Peter Straub. I enjoyed both a lot. Who is Emma? A daughter, wife, sister?
     
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  8. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    You picked out my two favorites by Koontz. Lighting is a very strong book for him and Odd Thomas may be his most likeable character in my opinion.
     
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Ira Levin, most of Koontz, Fannie Flagg, Joe Lansdale, Don Robertson, Michael McDowell, Patricia Cornwell, John Steinbeck, Charles Grant, John Grisham, Tabitha King, Joe Hill, Peter Hedges, David Morrell, John Dunning, Michael Crichton, JA Jance, Robert McCammon, Peter Straub, Dan Simmons, Anne Rice, Thomas Scortia and Frank Robinson (co-authors), Thomas Tryon
     
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  10. AchtungBaby

    AchtungBaby Well-Known Member

    She's his daughter. :)

    Doh - forgot Dan Simmons and Ira Levin! Thanks, KRF!
     
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  11. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    In addition to SK, my favorites are: Fannie Flagg & Anne Rice (like my friend kingricefan ), Marian Keyes, Anne Tyler, sometimes Anita Shreeve, Eudora Welty. Short story collections with a smattering of different authors and genres are really my most favorite. I try to get the Best American Short Stories, O'Henry Prize Stories, and publications like Glimmer Train every year. It's so exciting for me to find a new anthology.
     
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  12. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    Anyone read any Tana French? She writes psychological crime thriller stuff. Her first, In the Woods is pretty good and the only other of hers I've read Faithful Place was also good but not quite up to par with her first.
    I'm also fond of Kathy Reich's books and I enjoy the show too.
     
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  13. Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread Well-Known Member

    Im a big fan of Chuck Palahniuk, and the Scottish author Irvine Welsh and my partner recently introduced me to Terry Pratchett, who she is kind of obsessed with so I'm a few books in to the Discworld series. They are fantastic books.
     
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  14. AudioArtist

    AudioArtist Well-Known Member

    Several people have tried to turn me on to the Discworld series. It sounds cool. I've dug what little Palahniuk I've read, Rant, Haunted, and something else. Image comics has a Fight Club sequel series running. I've only read #1 which was mostly recap of the book. Interesting and good art work.
     
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  15. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Tana French is an interesting writer. I've enjoyed her books (aside from her latest, which I haven't yet read).
     
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  16. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    William Faulkner
    Hart Crane
    Anne Sexton
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    T.S.Eliot
    Ian Fleming
    Biographies by Donald Spoto
    Jorge Luis Borges
    Richard Wright
    James Purdy
     
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  17. 80sFan

    80sFan Just one more chapter...

    Besides SK, I enjoy Joe Hill, Gillian Flynn, Jodi Picoult. Right now J.K. Rowling (I'm rereading the Harry Potter series, didn't enjoy her works under the pseudonym). Sometimes I get in the mood for something that doesn't require me to think a lot and read Jennifer Weiner, Lisa Scottoline, John Grisham, etc.
    I'll read any author if the plot sounds good. Genres that I don't care for: Romance, Western, and my least favorite "cozy" mysteries.
     
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  18. muskrat

    muskrat Dis-Member

    I love Raymond Chandler. He wrote, what? Seven Marlowe novels, but I can read em over and over. Mystery? Who gives a damn.? Lemme hear that snide talk.

    Kerouac. Oh sure, hate em all day you want. People always have, they always will. I hate having to always justify my love of Ti Jean, dammit. Just deal with it, college boy.

    Hunter Thompson was the greatest American that ever lived.

    A million others. All the pulp cats. Beats. Seventies trash. Splatter punk. Dickens. Studs Terkel. Whataya got?
     
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  19. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    You're welcome! ;-D
     
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  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    =D
     
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