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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby LDB415 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:43 am

Gun books. Anything by Skeeter Skelton among others already mentioned.

Fiction. Along with others mentioned, Boyd Morrison is an up and comer that will be compared to Clancy, Flynn, Cussler, Patterson and others in years to come.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Abraham » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:27 am

Harry Crews

Jim Thompson

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby romeofox » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:18 pm

Patrick McManus Collections
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby SecurityGeek » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:07 am

I really enjoy The Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher. In his fifteen novels (of a planned 20) and a few short stories so far, Butcher tells the modern-day story of one Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard Private Investigator. It's like Harry Potter + Chinatown for grown-ups. The Dresden series fixes everything Twilight screwed up about vampires, werewolves, and the supernatural, with heavy doses of pop culture and snark thrown in for fun. Butcher writes with a very cinematic style, which makes for an exciting read. For those who prefer audiobooks, Penguin Publishing has released the series all read by actor James Marsters (Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer). While some of the early books have Marsters mangling a few words (his Gaelic is awful), his tone and acting chops are perfect for the series.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby SecurityGeek » Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:17 am

One more - I love stories about the Napoleonic era (Peninsula Wars) in Europe in the early 1800's. The Sharpe's series by Bernard Cornwell is a long-time favorite, as is the BBC film series made from his books (starring Sean Bean, Brian Cox, and a very young Elizabeth Hurley, among others). I also love both sci-fi and historical fiction. Naomi Novik has series of books about a dragon called Temeraire set during the Napoleonic Wars. Picture dragons used as great airships to carry musket-wielding infantrymen and black powder cannons into battle. She has published nine books so far in the series. Lots of period battle, political intrigue, treachery, and dragons in 19th century Europe and Asia.

Plot synopsis of "Her Majesty's Dragon" (book one) from Novik's website - "When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire."

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Abraham » Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:40 pm

dr seuss

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby LDB415 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:56 pm

In the last year plus I've begun proofreading and copy editing for authors. They aren't global names yet but have some great works in various genres. I recommend checking out, in no particular order, Ben Rehder, Margaret Lake, Scott Pratt, Maria Schneider, Boyd Morrison and Ed Markham.
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby ttownsig » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:03 pm

David Baldacci and John Grissham are my two favorites

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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby TexasTornado » Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:17 pm

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I also really like:

Paranormal Romance-
J.R. Ward
Christine Feehan

Historical Romance-
Hannah Howell
Julie Garwood

Light Romance-
Nora Roberts

Crime Novels
Lisa Gardner
Patricia Cornwell
Iris Johansen
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby VMI77 » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:13 am

A lot of my favorites have already been mentioned.....but for those who like crime novels, you might also try:

Deon Meyer

He's South African and his books take place in South Africa.....I really enjoyed three of his recent ones ..."Trackers," "Cobra," and "Seven Days."
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Re: Favorite Authors / Books?

Postby Abraham » Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:30 am

Joe Nesbo
Paul Theroux
Christopher Moore
Joe Hill
Adam Sternbergh
Sara Gruen
John Mortimer
Richard Ford
Robert Littell
Richard Stark
Lee Child
Kent Haruf
Philipp Meyer and many, many others.


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