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Postby miamiheat on Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:32 am

My favorites are (in alphabetical order!):

John Grisham
Joe Hill
Stephen King
Joyce Carol Oates
Don Robertson
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Postby dezm on Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:32 pm

Some of my faves in no particular order

Brian Keene
Weston Ochse
Jeff Strand
Stephen King
Brian Knight
Kealan Patrick Burke
Michael Connelly
R A Salvatore
Margaret Weiss
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Postby val04463 on Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:59 pm

I've been enjoying a couple Greg Ile's books..Is he cheesy? I have a hard time recognizing that in a writer...
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Postby rat_girl on Sun Oct 28, 2007 2:19 pm

Until I read HSB, all I have really read this year are F Paul Wilson's books, especially the Repairman Jack books, which are fantasic!
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Postby Heidi on Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:54 pm

Wow, so many writers I havent heard of. I must check them out.

Some of my favorite writers are,
Stephen King
JRR Tolkien
JK Rowling, well, Harry Potter anyway I'm not sure if I'll be into anything else she'll be writing.
Anne Rice
Anne West (dutch writer)
Thomas oldeheuvelt (another dutch writer)
Clive Barker
PJ Tracy
Tami Hoag, especially her first 4 books
Raymond E Feist
Roald Dahl

I also like history and travel books.
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Postby Misha on Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:01 am

Well,I can't find in Italy all the writers that you have mentioned but I've always read
-Patricia Cornowell
-Michel Connely
-Steven King
...I've just finished the joe's first book and I like it very much because it's very different from the others....
I'm 16years old and my mum told me I have to change,to read something like kafka..
I have sayed" ok..I'll change.............writer :D " so.....could some of you write me some titles of thriller books that wasn't written by the 3 writers as I wrote? :?:
thanks :D :wink: !!!
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:07 pm

Paul Campbell wrote:The Handmaid's Tale is very un-representive of Margaret Atwood's work precisely because, as Dana says, it's bleak. It has absolutely none of her razor-sharp cynical humor. And it's a less 'involving' book than any of her others, a detachment that, perhaps, inevitably results from the nature of the story itself.

These are the Atwood titles which I personally would recommend:

    Cat's Eye

    The Robber Bride

    Oryx & Crake

Plus ANY of her short story collections, especially:

    Wilderness Tips


Hey Paul...I agree with you on all of these, but I have to add my 2 favs of hers: The Blind Assasin & Alias Grace. I loved both of these the most. Next, Cat's Eye. Oryx & Crake was the last one I read of hers and it has a theme and tone similar to Handmaid's Tale. I found it sad, but very well written and impossible to put down.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:10 pm

Misha wrote:Well,I can't find in Italy all the writers that you have mentioned but I've always read
-Patricia Cornowell
-Michel Connely
-Steven King
...I've just finished the joe's first book and I like it very much because it's very different from the others....
I'm 16years old and my mum told me I have to change,to read something like kafka..
I have sayed" ok..I'll change.............writer :D " so.....could some of you write me some titles of thriller books that wasn't written by the 3 writers as I wrote? :?:
thanks :D :wink: !!!


Misha...Judging by what you like reading you might like Dean Koontz, Faye & Jonathan Kellerman, Kathy Reichs and Stuart Woods. It shouldn't be too hard to find them...they are all very popular.
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Postby sybil on Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:38 pm

yes, misha, i would also highly recommend stuart woods. there are a 3 or 4 about a specific character, though, and those need to be read chronologically, but there are lots of stand-alone books, too. ed mcbain is good for cop mysteries.
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Postby Misha on Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:42 am

thanks :D ..I'll see... :D
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Postby grasking on Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:19 pm

Misha, you might want to check out Joe R. Lansdale. In fact I believe his next book may be released in Italy before it's released in the States. Also, from what I've been hearing, he's becoming quite popular there. So you might be able to find his books.
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Postby "Heart-Shaped" on Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:54 pm

Favorite Authors
Stephen King
Joe Hill
John Saul
Dr. Seuss (hey, you know you've read him)
C.S. Lewis
J.K. Rowling
R.L. Stine
"Sometimes the dead catch up..."


"The dead pull the living down..."

Joe Hill - "Heart-Shaped Box"
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Postby demorganakamark on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:15 pm

joe hill
jack ketchum
alan moore
SK
sarah langan
clive barker
richard matheson
........those are the ones that i can think of right now
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Postby Patrick on Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:25 pm

Patrick wrote:Now that we've established the foundation, here is my Top Five short list in no particular order:

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

- David Sedaris

- Stephen King (still plenty left that I haven't read yet)

- Roald Dahl (homage to my childhood)

- Joe Hill - I've read Heart Shaped Box and a number of the stories in 20th Century Ghosts. Although still early in his career, based on what I've read so far, I have faith that Joe won't fall off the list as he continues to expand his body of work.

Here are a few more:

- H.G. Wells, as I mentioned somewhere upthread after .

Some authors that I've decided now make the list based on my readings since my original post thirteen months ago:

- Neil Gaiman

- Cormac McCarthy

- Chuck Palahniuk
"Open your mind to the endless possibilities of the human soul."
- Joe Hill, Heart Shaped Box

"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
- Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:25 pm

For all you Douglas Adams fans:

http://journal.neilgaiman.com/

I really, really miss DA. :(
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