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Cunt Smasher

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Very subjective, Zag. I like Crichton a lot, but personal favorite is W.E.B. Griffin. I'll get any book with his name on it, never been disappointed.
 

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I liked a lot of Crichton's stuff. I've probably read Jurassic Park 6 or 7 times. Also really liked Timeline, Prey, Sphere, Congo. I thought Next was a pretty big drop off. Never got around to the Pirate one that came out a while ago.

How about Chuck Palahniuk? Fight Club is a classic plus I enjoyed Choke and Rant a good bit.
 

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Right now.....Neil Gaimen...I pick up one of his books and it is done 2 days..I go through phases of favorite authors.
 

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I liked a lot of Crichton's stuff. I've probably read Jurassic Park 6 or 7 times. Also really liked Timeline, Prey, Sphere, Congo. I thought Next was a pretty big drop off. Never got around to the Pirate one that came out a while ago.

How about Chuck Palahniuk? Fight Club is a classic plus I enjoyed Choke and Rant a good bit.
I liked Lullaby.
 

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Richard Matheson. His stories are awesome, even if the many movie adaptations fall short.

Also, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Brett Easton Ellis (read Lunar Park for the further adventures of Patrick Bateman)
 

justifyyourgarb

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I like Bret Easton Ellis a lot.
Not really his books. I just like that he's an unabashed, fruity dickhead.
He's been on twitter for 3 days shit talking a guy who's been dead for four years.
 

Voodoo Ben

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H.P. Lovecraft
Arthur Conan Doyle
William S. Burroughs
Franz Kafa
Steven King
Dan Simmons
Stieg Larsson
Edger Rice Burroughs
Neil Gaiman
James Ellroy
Robert E. Howard
 

BIV

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David Weber is way up on my list right now. Reading War Maid's Choice currently.
 

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I liked Lullaby.
I just finished that one, pretty damn good. Off the top of my head:

Stephen King.
Dennis Lehane
George R.R. Martin
Kurt Vonnegut
George Orwell
Stieg Larsson
Chuck Palahniuk

By the way, big fan of the new forum category.
 

BIV

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For George R.R. Martin fans, have you read Wildcards? I have it sitting at home.
 

ianbobo

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For George R.R. Martin fans, have you read Wildcards? I have it sitting at home.
I loved all of them. Read them when I was stationed in Germany. The first 10 or so are really good. There was a new one last year but it wasn't as good and I couldn't finish it.
 

BIV

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I loved all of them. Read them when I was stationed in Germany. The first 10 or so are really good. There was a new one last year but it wasn't as good and I couldn't finish it.
Encouraging, thanks.
 

ianbobo

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Martin is mostly an editor on the books. Some are full length novels and some are short stories linked by a theme usually. It was 20 years since I read them but stories with the Turtle seem to stick out as pretty good. I think Jim Morrison may be one of the Wildcards but I could be misremembering and it may be a character based on him. There's a character that uses tantric sex for his powers too.
 

ianbobo

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And now you got me looking at Amazon and there's a new one about Jokertown police. Got the sample for now, hope it's good cause I need something to read.
 

DrewDown

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Here's a question for you: What makes an author fit into that category of "favorite" for you? Obviously it's a combination of things, but what do you value most highly when thinking of your favorite author?

Is it:
a) Entertainment value
b) Quality of writing/aesthetics
c) Ability of the author to make you think deeply
d) Pee in my butt

As much as I like d), I tend to value c) the most.
 

Jacuzzi Billy

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Here's a question for you: What makes an author fit into that category of "favorite" for you? Obviously it's a combination of things, but what do you value most highly when thinking of your favorite author?

Is it:
a) Entertainment value
b) Quality of writing/aesthetics
c) Ability of the author to make you think deeply
d) Pee in my butt

As much as I like d), I tend to value c) the most.
D is first. The other three are all really close but A probably gets the slight nod.
 

Konstantin K

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Here's a question for you: What makes an author fit into that category of "favorite" for you? Obviously it's a combination of things, but what do you value most highly when thinking of your favorite author?
Dick size.