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Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:21 pm

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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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:35 pm

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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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 7:56 pm

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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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:34 pm

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

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:25 pm

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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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:57 pm

hehe

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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:58 pm

Other that my self?????

Wilbur Smith, and Jack Dickson
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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:14 pm

My brother has Animal Farm lying around here.

And yes, I agree - J.K Rowling is an excellent author!
 
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RE: Favorite Author

Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:03 pm

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

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:46 am

One of my favs is Farley Mowett.

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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:52 am

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

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:20 am

Bill Bryson

*filler*

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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:43 am

Three favorites:

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

Ok, that's four...

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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:55 am

DAN BROWN

nuff said.
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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:47 am

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.



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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:23 am

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

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RE: Favorite Author

Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:54 pm

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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RE: Favorite Author

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:01 am

(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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RE: Favorite Author

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:30 am

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

Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:57 am

I'd say prolly Michael Crichton or Richard Preston
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