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    When I do read, I like reading books from Stephen King, Dean Koontz and John Saul.
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    I can now add James Patterson to my list.
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    Stephen King for fiction, far and away. I have been reading him since I was 11 years old.

    Shakespeare for poetry.

    Tolkien is another fav.

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    My favorite author is Ann Rule. Queen of true crime!

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    Originally posted by PoisonGirl234
    My favorite author is Ann Rule. Queen of true crime!
    She's great, isn't she? I have all her books, and always look forward to her new ones. I even got a personal email from her a couple of years back, after visiting her site and signing her guestbook. She's an awesome lady.

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    I like Kerouac, Diane di Prima, Dylan Thomas.. I like the 60's beat poets.. I also like James Patterson because of his writing style...
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    Originally posted by Rhelawen


    She's great, isn't she? I have all her books, and always look forward to her new ones. I even got a personal email from her a couple of years back, after visiting her site and signing her guestbook. She's an awesome lady.
    YES! She is great. I was lucky enough to meet her at a book signing in Denver right after she released "Every Breath You Take". She was SO down to Earth & nice. I actually had a conversation with her regarding the Green River Killer, which she was writing the manuscript for at the time. I can't wait for that one to come out!

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    Albert Camus, Yukio Mishima, and Antoine De Saint Exupery.

    They are fairly renown writers who wrote about the human condition (hehehe, yeah, that's a college phrase!). They wrote about love, hate, loneliness, indifference, existence, and questioned a lot of things which most people in society were and are unaware of or take for granted. Their writings helped me achieve new ways of viewing life (being the impressionable child that I am). Quite fun and interesting, imho.
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    stephen king cause most of his books turn inot movies and if i dont get the part in the book..i go watch the movie...stupid but simple.
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    My favorite author is Robert Rankin. He is an English guy who writes books that can get a little way out, but are hilarious. His stories include elements of Sci Fi, horror, fantasy and anything else he can think of! A very funny guy.

    Its hard to go past a writer with titles that include Armogedden The Musical, Nostradaumas Ate My Hampster, The Sprouts Of Wrath and The Dance Of The VooDoo Handbag....to name but a few!
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    I'm really into the horror & sci fi genres. I know I should but I don't read much else

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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    W/the exception of a few of her books, I really like Anne Rice. I love the way she mixes history w/the myth of vampires.

    Anais Nin's later diaries -- I love the poetic way in which she writes.

    Dostoevsky -- One of the few classic authors who don't take 50 - 100 pages to get interesting.

    Charles Simic -- Crazy Crazy Psychedelic Poetry

    Kay Thomson's Eloise series -- The brat I never was need I say more?
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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    An impossible choice really...but Tolstoy I suppose. Nobody filled the human canvas with such sweeping strokes. War & Peace and Anna Karenina are two of a very short list that I re-read as often as possible.

    Never read anything else by him but Emile Zola's novel Germinal had a huge impact on me when I was younger.

    For sheer brilliance, Joyce would have to be the fave.
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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogie
    An impossible choice really...but Tolstoy I suppose. Nobody filled the human canvas with such sweeping strokes.....
    I love how he expresses himself. Bogie, perhaps you should write.

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    lol. Maybe that's why they like you for the job. Anyone who uses phrases like 'lovely treatise' in reference to wireless LAN has to be cool.

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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    I would have to say that Clive Cussler gets more of my time than any other author. I have probably read and re-read his "Dirk Pitt" novels two to three times over.
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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    Hmm... Oscar Wilde, Edith Wharton, and Leo Tolstoy. Each of those authors used his/her writing to comment on society with such a clever wit.
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    Re: Who's your fave author & why?????

    Hmmm ... so typical ... I would have to say Stephen King ...

    alot of people see him as a horror / thriller writer, but his imagery and style allow your imagination to be swept by the story ... his writing abilty (at least for me) tends to hold me in his work .... He's also published other non-thriller type books and essays, this guy is brilliant and very well spoken.

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