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Postby mulatto » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 9:14 pm

Tennessean Abroad wrote:Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald


Gosh...E.M.! Whenever I read Ernest Hemingway, I feel like making all his novels into stage plays...so vivid! :)

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Postby Tennessean Abroad » Sun, 05 Jul 2009 9:48 pm

mulatto wrote:
Tennessean Abroad wrote:Ernest Hemingway, Oscar Wilde and F. Scott Fitzgerald


Gosh...E.M.! Whenever I read Ernest Hemingway, I feel like making all his novels into stage plays...so vivid! :)


I have a cat back home named Hemingway because I adore Ernest so much. I have read everything that he has ever written and consider him a modern day hero.

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Postby PurpleBottle » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 1:13 pm

Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, I'm growing fond of Milan Kundera too.

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Postby patsy_sg » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 3:52 pm

Just read Cormac McArthy's No Country For Old Men and The Road, really really good.

Love Gabrel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende too... Love in the Time of Cholera is one of my favourite all time books, along with The Little Prince.

Though there are days when I love chick lit like the Shopaholic series

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Postby dazzlebabe » Tue, 07 Jul 2009 4:36 pm

All time favourite has to be Henry Scarpelli
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Postby kevin_c » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 6:38 pm

I adore Neil Gaiman, and I personally do not see a problem with anybody reading comics at all. At least they're reading.

Heck, I still read comic strips and graphic novels now.

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Postby hibri2 » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 7:18 pm

kevin_c wrote: I personally do not see a problem with anybody reading comics at all.


agree, considering that he (neil gaiman) is partially responsible with blurring the lines on the medium for which we rate literature when sandman got the World Fantasy Award (only comic to ever win it [a book award])

the whole comics vs books argument have been made quite pointless (on the side of the book's purists) with the works of academics like umberto eco, specifically the following:

http://www.themodernword.com/eco/eco_fu ... _book.html
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Postby Addadude » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 10:17 pm

Stephen King

Dean Koontz

Dan Simmons

Ray Bradbury

Robert B Parker (esp his Spenser series)

George Pelicanos

Robert Crais

James Lee Burke (x 10)

Alastair Reynolds

Stephen Baxter

John Barnes

Terry Pratchett

Michael Moorcock

John Connolly

Michael Connely

Dennis Lehane

Larry Niven

China Meilville

Barry Eisler

Harlen Coben

John Lescroat

Iain M Banks (Iain Banks too!)

Peter Hamilton

John O'Connor

Andrew Vachs

David Morrell

Cormac McCarthy

Raymond Feist (His Magician series anyway)

Bill Bryson

John D MacDonald

Oh gosh, so many more...
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Postby 'essa » Sun, 11 Oct 2009 1:00 am

I like Fantasy- David Edding, Kate Elliot, Davd Farland, Raymond E Fiest, Georg RR Martin, Terry Goodkind, Jacqueline Carey, Mercedes Lackey and few others.
Sci-Fi-Asimov, Douglas Adams

Classics-Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen,Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekov, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie,Louisa M Alcott, Margaret Mitchell, Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Contemporary Stuff-Michael Cricton, John Grisham, Anne Rice, Don Delilo, Paulo Coelho, Jose Saramagov, Stephanie Meyer, Christopher Pike
Susan Kay

And a whole lot more
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