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Who's your favorite author?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CivCynic, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    No ('The 10th Man') and yes ('Our Man in Havana'). The most recent I've read is 'The End of the Affair'.
     
  2. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    10th Man is a relatively unknown gem of his. Check it out buddy.
     
  3. thetrooper

    thetrooper Schweinhund

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    I'll look for it later this evening. The usual pre-Easter hoarding.
     
  4. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    My favourites are Terry Pratchett and Tolkien.
     
  5. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Terry Pratchett and Steven Brust.
     
  6. BCLG100

    BCLG100 Music Master

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    what are your 2 favourite Pratchetts? i just like pretty much any that have Vimes in :)
     
  7. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Asimov probably, in terms of the amount of stuff I've got of his. Maybe Roald Dahl or AA. Milne for the memories.

    To be fair, I don't ever recall buying a book because of the author, but then I'm mostly into non-fiction these days, so it's the subject-matter that appeals.
     
  8. Evil Tyrant

    Evil Tyrant Eccentric Dictator

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    P.G. Wodehouse and Tolkein.
     
  9. Che Guava

    Che Guava The Juicy Revolutionary

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    Herbert Hunke, with whom we would not have Kerouac, Ginsberg, or Burroughs

    Jose Saramago,

    Joseph Conrad

    Hunter Thompson
     
  10. Darth_Pugwash

    Darth_Pugwash wobble wobble

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    2 fave Pratchetts? I dunno, I liked Mort and Moving Pictures alot, but all the discworlds are good.

    Incidentaly, I got a map of Ankh-Morpork a couple days ago, which is pretty cool.
     
  11. Carcosa

    Carcosa Chieftain

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    Interesting Times and Men At Arms are my favourite Discworld novels.

    Remember, Dahl didn't just write for children... that man had quite the twisted mind!
     
  12. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    :wallbash: How could I forget!
     
  13. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator Supporter

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    Robert Heinlein comes first to mind.

    A nickel for anyone that's read anything by Will Cuppy, he is probably my favorite even beyond Heinlein.

    Runners-up would be Asimov, Peter David, James Michener, Gordon Prange, Christopher Buckley, and PJ O'Rourke.
     
  14. Kan' Sharuminar

    Kan' Sharuminar Fluffy

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    Oh yes, I know. But the childrens stories stuck with me more...and they could be pretty twisted themselves :p
     
  15. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    That's a hard question, as I like most of them...
    Maybe Guards! Guards! and Men at Arms?
    I prefer the middle era books, i e after he "discovered plot", and before the later mopy ones.
     
  16. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Good thinking, Che. I forgot to mention Conrad. I also have fond memories of A.A. Milne's timeless works.
     
  17. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Hemmingway wasn't bad, but I'm more of a non-fiction kind of person. Though I don't mind an occasional Lou Cameron (The First Blood was excellent), Tolkien, and Tom Clancy (though his books can be quite lengthy, and I'm like da Vinci, I don't generally finish what I start).
     
  18. El_Machinae

    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I really enjoyed Peter F. Hamilton's "Nights Dawn" Trilogy


    It's tough to determine who is my favourite. I mean I LOVED "Mote in God's Eye", but now I liked "The Golden Age" better. Would I have enjoyed John C Wright's work so much without Niven's foundation?
     
  19. Mirc

    Mirc Not mIRC!!!

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    My favorite author never wrote in English (and I think he hasn't been translated too much), so it wouldn't be of any use to name it.
     
  20. Lozzy_Ozzy

    Lozzy_Ozzy Rapture

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    The author who's books I enjoy the most must be David Gemmell, but thats only for fictions.
     

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