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Who are your favorites?

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

  1. RJErbacher

    RJErbacher Well-Known Member

    Hey since where all SK fans there's a great, little-known book in that same vein (heh, heh, he said vein) called "Love Letters and Other Passages of Darkness." Dark drama short stories. Give it a look and let me know what you think.
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  2. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Truman Capote, Carson McCullers, Larry McMurtry, John Irving, Eudora Welty, William Faulkner, Charles Frazier, Ron Rash, and Jim Harrison. Wow, I could be here all day.
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  3. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Gosh, where to start? Linwood Barclay, Cormac McCarthy, Micheal Connely, the first three that spring to mind/
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  4. Andy1963

    Andy1963 Well-Known Member

    Bernard Cornwell, his Arthurian novels are terrific.
    Ken Follet, especially Pillars of the Earth
    Conn Igguldon, the Emperor series and Gengis Khan novels are really good.
    Arthur C Clarke, his Rama is highly creative.

    There are other great authors, too many to mention here
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  5. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Jim Butcher
    Stephen King (of course)
    Elmore Leonard
    Kim Newman
    Terry Pratchett
    Glen Cook
    Neil Gaiman
    Alan Moore
    Garth Ennis
    Brian K Vaughan
    Hirohiko Araki
    Yoshiro Togashi

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  6. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Archie and Jughead, Richie Rich, Little Lotta, Dot, Baby Huey, etc...
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  7. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Don't forget Casper, Sad Sack and Hot Stuff Little Devil!
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  8. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    If you go check out the section called Games, you will hit 100 posts much faster and thereby become unmoderated.

    Games | The StephenKing.com Message Board
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  9. Kingunlucky

    Kingunlucky Well-Known Member

    Thank yoooooooou!

    I've been building slowly but surely.
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  10. Brian's Twinner

    Brian's Twinner Pennywisenheimer

    Sai-King, a smidgeon of Mr. Straub, Dean Koontz, Mike Duran, Ted Dekker, and many more.
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  11. RichardX

    RichardX Well-Known Member

    Robert McCammon is probably most similar to King in terms of longevity, subject matter, and writing. The biggest difference between the two seems to be that while almost every King book has been turned into a movie none of McCammons books have been. Whether that's for good or ill. McCammon stands on his own but if you are a King fan then his stuff is a very good alternative. Haruki Murakami is probably the greatest living fiction author but his stuff is an acquired taste and not for those that read just for entertainment or to pass the time. "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles" and "Kafka at the Shore" are great books but again it takes some reader effort. I can read Dan Simmons with some effort. Usually about a hundred or so pages longer than necessary but some good stuff if you can get through the overzealous details. I will read anything by Richard Russo. Very funny in a dark way.
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  12. Coyo-T

    Coyo-T Well-Known Member

    I tend to like individual books/series more than particular authors, but here goes:

    H.P. Lovecraft (one of the relative few where I actually do like his overall body of work)
    Jim Butcher (Dresden Files)
    Kevin Hearne (Iron Druid Chronicles)
    Roger Zelazny (Chronicles of Amber)
    Anne McCaffrey (Dragonriders of Pern and some lesser known series/books)
    Michael Critchton (Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain are my favorites)
    Dean Koontz (Watchers, Phantoms, Fear Nothing and Seize the Night)
    Fred Bodsworth (Last of the Curlews and The Strange One)
    W. Bruce Cameron (A Dog's Purpose and A Dog's Journey)
    Clare Bell (the Named series, of which Ratha's Creature is best known- technically YA novels, but a very interesting and enjoyable concept)

    I'm woefully behind on my classic sci-fi, so a few more older names from that genre could eventually end up on the list, too.
  13. Tery

    Tery I want to look at life In the available light Moderator

    Edgar Allen Poe
    Carl Hiaasen
    Ray Bradbury

    David Sedaris
    Neil Peart
    Hans Holzer
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  14. Walter Oobleck

    Walter Oobleck keeps coming back...or going, and going, and going

    recently, C.J. Box...I've read everything I could get from him and have pre-ordered another coming out next year. excellent story-teller, highly recommended.

    over time, Elmore Leonard, John D MacDonald, Harry Crews, Padgett Powell, Cormac McCarthy, Hemingway, Faulkner, Shakespeare, Johne Donne, Herbert Spencer,
    Dennis Herrick, Daniel Woodrell, George Eliot, Dean Koontz, Mark Twain, Charles Willeford, Vonnegut, Steinbeck, Dostoyevsky, John Sandford, Chandler, Pynchon, Straub, Walter Percy, Delillo, Styron, Melville, Hannah, Barthleme, Bellow, Trevanian & Patrick F McManus, and oh yeah, Flannery O'Connor. Cervantes Dr Seuss & Louis Lamour
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  15. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    Great list. I've read about 90% of your list. I haven't read Vonnegut and hope to rectify this soon. Padget Powell has written a follow-up to Edisto and I'll be looking for that, too. It appears we like many of the same scriveners, lol. C.J. Box is great.
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  16. kingricefan

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

    McCammon's story 'Nightcrawlers' was adapted for the small screen on Tales From The Darkside (I think, it was one of those serial shows back in the late 80's/early 90's) and was quite well received by critics. I have always thought that Mine would be the best film adaption to make from McCammon's body of work.
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  17. Sam Joyce

    Sam Joyce Gentle Lady From Brady Hartsfield Defense Squad

    Aside to Stephen King, this is my (as of 2016 List)

    -Neil Gaiman
    -John Grisham
    -Pseudonymous Bosch (Secret Series and Bad Books)
    -Bob Ong (Filipino Writer)
    -Gosho Aoyama (Japanese Mangaka / Detective Conan)
    -CLAMP (Japanese Mangakas and storywriters / Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, XXXHolic)
    -Robert Ludlum (and his successor, Eric Van Lustbader)
    -Arthur Conan Doyle
    -Charles Dickens
    -H.P. lovecraft
    -Dan Brown
    -Manix Abrera (Filipino Comic writer/ Kikomachine Komix)
    -Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Filipino Comic Writer and Artist / Trse Comics (this comics was acknowledge by Neil Gaiman if i recall)
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  18. BrokenolMarine

    BrokenolMarine Well-Known Member

    I mostly stick to King for horror.
    I also read...

    John Sandford's Davenport and Virgil Flowers series... cop stuff.
    WEB Griffin's military series, The Corps (Marines) and Brotherhood of War (Army)
    Janet Evanovich's Stefanie Plum bounty hunter series keeps me laughing..

    Plus the rest of the collections on the shelves and the kindles.
    Lawrence Sanders
    Dale Brown
    Stephen Hunter
    and the rest...
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  19. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    This last decade or so my time for reading si limited, so I stick to King and Clive Barker (the other Master of Horror). Thanks to the magic of e-books, I'm reacquainting myself with the entire body of work by some childhood favourites: Shakespeare, Lovecraft, Poe, Arthur Machen, Tolkien, Oscar Wilde. I've always had a fondness for mythology form around the world, so I've yet to dive into various European collections. Been looking for a good one about Native American and Egyptian lore, but have found anything decent yet.

    As a teenager, I really liked Peter Straub, Robert McCammon, Ramsey Campbell, Joseph Wambaugh, James Herbert, Dan Simmons, Anne Rice (got fed up of her real quick though) and a bunch of others I can't quite remember now. One of the coolest books that Stepehn King never wrote is David Morrell's (yeah, Rambo's dad) The Totem, and I'd encourage anyone here to pick up a copy if they can find one. Richard Christian Matheson (the elder Matheson's son) also has a nice short story collection called Scars that I'd recommend.
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  20. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Steinbeck, John Irving, Alcott, Gaiman, Ajvide Lindqvist, Hill, J.R. Ward, Harper Lee, Dickens, McMurtry, Karon, Graham Green, Atwood, Joanne Harris, Thomas Harris, Michael Pollan (nonfiction), Jonathan Maberry, Christopher Moore, Toni Morrison, Rowling (as herself--The Casual Vacancy excepted--and as Galbraith)... so many. I've tried to list those of whom I've read many books (Lee is the exception. One book is all she needed to be at the top of my personal list)--there are certainly a host of 'one offs' that I also admire :)
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