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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby TxDrifter » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:18 pm

David Weber - Honor Harrington Series
John Ringo - Aldenata Series
Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files

Many others, but they are at the top of my list.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Oldgringo » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:42 pm

Look up author C. J. Box.

If you like the outdoors, family issues and shootin' and killin', you'll really enjoy following the fictional trials, tribulations and triumphs of Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett and his family. Do a little research and start the series and read the books in order. Maybe one reason we like 'em so much is because we've been in the settings.

We're waiting on the next one. :thumbs2:

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby jimlongley » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:55 pm

Melville
Twain
Cerf
Frost
Chaucer
Alighieri
Defoe
Poe
Asimov
Card
Niven

And many many more.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Oldgringo » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:03 pm

jimlongley wrote:Melville
Twain
Cerf
Frost
Chaucer
Alighieri
Defoe
Poe
Asimov
Card
Niven

And many many more.


Canterbury Tales was a real nail biter alright; especially, the Miller's tale. "rlol"

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Skiprr » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:33 am

jimlongley wrote:Melville
Twain
Cerf
Frost
Chaucer
Alighieri
Defoe
Poe
Asimov
Card
Niven

And many many more.

I thought this thread was about guns/police/detective books. ;-)

But my man Longley opened the door. I'll add:

Shakespeare (goodness, how was he neglected?)
Cervantes
Arthur C. Clark
Dickens
Faulkner
Goethe
Robert Heinlein
Frank Herbert
Ibsen
James Joyce
Kafka
Stephen King
Dean Kuntz
Milton
Proust
Samuel Johnson
Tolstoy
Roger Zelazny

And, of course, the number one book of all time, the Bible.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby jimlongley » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:01 am

Skiprr wrote:I thought this thread was about guns/police/detective books. ;-)

But my man Longley opened the door. I'll add:

Shakespeare (goodness, how was he neglected?)
Cervantes
Arthur C. Clark
Dickens
Faulkner
Goethe
Robert Heinlein
Frank Herbert
Ibsen
James Joyce
Kafka
Stephen King
Dean Kuntz
Milton
Proust
Samuel Johnson
Tolstoy
Roger Zelazny

And, of course, the number one book of all time, the Bible.


I didn't see anything about specific genre's.

I'll go for some of those too, like I said, many many more.

I have even enjoyed J.K. Rowling and even A.A. Milne.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby TxDrifter » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:20 pm

I have even enjoyed J.K. Rowling and even A.A. Milne.


Another Harry Potter fan. I thought it was great of her to do this series. I especially enjoyed how the story evolved according to age. What I mean is that the first book is written for a lower grade level readability and gradual increases through the series. During my younger years we had J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Piers Anthony, Alan Dean Foster, Anne McCaffrey and others in the fantasy and scifi genre, but they were geared more toward adults.

Burroughs if anyone doesn't know wrote the original Tarzan, and wrote a SciFi series known as the Barsoom series.

It is all my Dad's fault, he gave me the SciFi bug. BTW, the Dresden Files series I mentioned earlier is a detective series. It is just in the modern world and he has to deal with magical bad guys. You can't help laughing at the opening of one of them with him running from a group of blue monkey demons flinging flaming feces at him. It can be read here:

http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden/6/ch1/

If you haven't read them, start with the first as there is a lot of back story working up to this one.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby jimlongley » Fri Apr 24, 2009 1:51 pm

TxDrifter wrote:
I have even enjoyed J.K. Rowling and even A.A. Milne.


J.R.R. Tolkien, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Piers Anthony, Alan Dean Foster, Anne McCaffrey and others in the fantasy and scifi genre, but they were geared more toward adults.

Burroughs if anyone doesn't know wrote the original Tarzan, and wrote a SciFi series known as the Barsoom series.



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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Papabear37 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:27 pm

Looking at all the responses gives one an excellent list of authors. Here's some of my favorites:
Robert Crais - Elvis Cole and Joe Pike are an excellent pair
Robert B. Parker - Spencer and Hawk - good stuff!
James Lee Burke - one of the best, regardless of his character
Dean Koontz - if you like a lot of wordsmithing.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby cling » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:48 pm

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I saw a stack of Matt Bracken's most recent at the reliant gunshow and had to buy one!
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby dicion » Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:00 pm

Sampling of Authors I can see on my bookshelf without leaving my chair :mrgreen:

Peter F. Hamilton
Robert A. Heinlein
Stephen Hawking
Orson Scott Card
Neal Stephenson
Max Brooks
Issac Asimov
Douglas Adams

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby joe817 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:57 pm

Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child(co-authored) - All books
Douglas Preston(individual) - All books
Lincoln Child(individual) - All books
Dan Brown - All books
James Patterson - All of them
C.S. Graham - The Archangel Project
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Tass » Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:42 pm

C.J. Box, Joe Pickett series
Mark Schweizer, if you can appreciate totally off-the-wall, irreverant, liturgical mysteries.
Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum-female bounty hunter. (even guys like this one!) Another wacky series.

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Abraham » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:51 am

Harry Crews
Carson McCullers
Chuck Palahniuk
Clive Barker
William S. Burroughs
Jim Thompson
Alexander McCall Smith

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Purplehood » Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:35 am

I could never name my favorite authors/books. I read voraciously and find interest in a wide range of literary subjects.

I do lean towards Sci-fi and History as my first choices.
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