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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Who is your favorite author? I'm reading "Ulysses" right now, and I must say that James Joyce is climbing the charts.

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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I like Dale Brown (from back in his "Flight of the Old Dog" days), Clive Cussler (from his "Pacific Vortex" days) and my newly-discovered addition is Joe Buff ("Tidal Rip" & "Crush Depth").

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 916 times:

Blimey, SFOintern. I don't know anyone who actually "enjoys" Ulysses!  Big grin It's a pig of a read.

I'm a pretty voracious reader, so deciding a favourite author isn't easy. I suppose if I judge it by anticipation, then I would say I look forward to a Frederick Forsyth release most, even though his writing style consists of fairly flat, uninspired prose.



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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 914 times:

Orson Scott Card, maybe not my favorite.. But a good one.. Ah.. I don't really have a favorite?

User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 907 times:

I don't have a "favourite" as such but I can't go past George Orwell's (Eric Arthur Blair's) Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm, and 1984.



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User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 902 times:

hehe

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yes torment me if u want!


User currently offline747400F From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 901 times:

Other that my self?????

Wilbur Smith, and Jack Dickson


User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 900 times:

My brother has Animal Farm lying around here.

And yes, I agree - J.K Rowling is an excellent author!


User currently offlineLHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 895 times:

Graham Greene, Edgar Allen Poe, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Robert Heinlein, Dave Barry, and Scott Adams


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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 886 times:

One of my favs is Farley Mowett.

Phyl


User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Colin Butts, author of Is Harry On The Boat and Is Harry Still On The Boat? Very funny books


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 875 times:

Bill Bryson

*filler*

Greg



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User currently offlineNormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 872 times:

Three favorites:

1. Tom Clancy
2. Tom Wolfe
3. Ernest K. Gann
4. James A. Michener

Ok, that's four...

'Speed


User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 870 times:

DAN BROWN

nuff said.



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User currently offlineAnsettAW From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 205 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 862 times:

I'm reading "Ulysses" right now, and I must say that James Joyce is climbing the charts.

SFOintern, I've never read it in its entirety....and I don't know many people who have, including writers, lit professors, etc., but it's one of the greatest books ever written, way ahead of its time. The techniques Joyce uses blow you away, especially in dialogue. It gives the reader a natural high, a major trip...without the use of illegal substances. Great choice, the kind of book you can pick and choose which parts to read and get something out of it.

My picks for contemporary fiction authors include Dave Eggers, Tom Wolfe, David Foster Wallace, Joyce Carol Oates (short fiction only), and Douglas Coupland.

Picks for contemporary non-fiction include Bill Bryson, Paul Theroux, David Foster Wallace, Joyce Carol Oates (essays), and Anne Lamott.



[Edited 2004-03-10 02:49:13]


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User currently offlineA330Fan1 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 856 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 857 times:

James Patterson is a great author - he writes amazing thrillers about murder mysteries etc etc.

-A330Fan1


User currently offlineCOIAH99 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 251 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 855 times:

Surprised Stephen King hasn't been mentioned yet. In my opinion one of the best authors of all time. The Dark Tower series is enough to get my vote.


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User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 844 times:

(not in order):

- Micheal Savage (Savage Nation and Enemy Within)
- Rudy Guiliani (Leadership)
- Tony Kornheiser (I'm Back for More Cash)
- Tom Clancy



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User currently offlineMegaptera From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 843 times:

At the moment it's Alexander McCall Smith; his books about Precious Ramotswe and her detective agency in Botswana are just brilliant.

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 840 times:

I'd say prolly Michael Crichton or Richard Preston

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