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

  1. CriticAndProud

    CriticAndProud What's wrong with Idris?

    Thomas Harris is the one for me !!! I loved The Silence of The Lambs, I am now about to start Hannibal.

    BTW, my copy of Hannibal has an SK quote on the back saying how he thought Hannibal was better than the previous two.
  2. Narvic

    Narvic Well-Known Member

    Jack L. Chalker
    William Gibson
    Anne Lamott
    Rudy Rucker
    James Calvin Schapp
    Piers Anthony
    Jim Butcher
    Madeline L'Engle
    C. S. Lewis
    Neil Gaiman
  3. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Finished NOS4A2 last night...very impressed. Creepy plot and good ending. The guy has talent, but why wouldn't he? Going to check out some of his other works I think.
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  4. shookme

    shookme Obscure Member

    I don't think you'll be sorry. NOS4A2 is his best in my opinion, but Horns and Heart Shaped Box are excellent.

    F-ed up the quote again. When I'm typing out a post with a quote on my phone, the damn cursor jumps up into the quote every time.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 13, 2013
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  5. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    How about like apples and oranges?
  6. SharonC

    SharonC Eternal Members

    I love classic British mysteries, with Agatha Christie being a favourite since I was a teen. I've always loved Jack Clancy's Jack Ryan series, and keep returning to Executive Orders to re-read a lot. Never get tired of it. British history is fascinating. I will read anything that sounds interesting. I do refuse to read insipid love stories from Harlequin, or anything of that nature mainly because the heroines are so unrealistic and those guys do not exist (at least they never did in my world). And Lord save me from sparkly vampires and the teens who love them.
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  7. shookme

    shookme Obscure Member

    Let me think on that...
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  8. Ben.

    Ben. Well-Known Member

    Christos Tsolkias - Ever heard of the TV miniseries "The Slap"? He wrote the novel upon which it's based.
    Susan Hill - Loved her appropriation and continuation of "Rebecca" by Daphne Du Maurier.
    Hugh Howey - Author of those post-apocalyptic novels "Wool", "Shift" and "Dust"
    Peter Straub - Currently reading "A Dark Matter"
    Margaret Atwood - I read "The Handmaid's Tale" in high school and have been in love ever since.
  9. Lord Tyrion

    Lord Tyrion Well-Known Member

    Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn is my favorite book. Currently rereading it. It's magic.
    David McCulough - He really knows how to make history come alive.
    Christopher Hitchens - Smart man who isn't afraid to speak his mind.
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  10. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I like Hitchens. I don't always agree with him but he's intelligent and makes a well thought-out argument on whatever teh topic. I have his book Arguably Essays to read.
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  11. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    J. R. R. Tolkien
    Clive Barker
    Neil Gaiman
    Haruki Murakami
    Erlend Loe
    Kurt Vonnegut
    John Irving
    Till Lindemann

    And, I am sure I have forgotten many...
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  12. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    And, I can't believe that I forgot Douglas Adams!
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  13. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

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  14. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Erica Jong
    Anne Sexton
    Margaret Atwood
    Hart Crane
    T.S. Eliot
    Richard Wright
    Julio Cortázar
    Donald Spoto
    Joseph Kanon
  15. No1FanUK

    No1FanUK Well-Known Member

    clive barker
    richard laymon
    dan simmons
    john ajvide lindqvist
  16. Lisey Landon

    Lisey Landon Well-Known Member

    I loved the books, too. And the movie Silence of the lambs was great. Unfortunately, I don't think the other movies do the books justice.
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  17. Liselle

    Liselle Well-Known Member

    In no particular order:

    Dean Koontz
    John Saul
    John Connolly
    Val McDermind
    Clare McNally
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  18. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    I've recently read two books by John Boyne. He's an Irish author. Sometimes they are just too introspective and self aware of their 'Irishness' for my taste. BUT, he wrote The Boy ib the Striped Pajamas', which is intended for children but was an incredible read. I read This House is Haunted, a proper Dickensian ghost story and House ofSpecial Purpose about the Romanovs. Both really fantastic and can't recommend highly enough. Go on, give yourself a treat.
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  19. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Original Kiwi© SKMB® Moderator

    The Boy in Striped Pajamas was very good and made me bawl.
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  20. doowopgirl

    doowopgirl very avid fan

    Me too.
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