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  1. zagman76

    zagman76 Wackbagger, Geek, Administrator
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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.
     
  3. Konstantin K

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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.
     
  4. Hudson

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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.
     
  5. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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    I think Survivor is probably his best.
     
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    I liked Lullaby.
     
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    Oh yeah, can't believe I forgot that one. Good stuff.
     
  8. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I have never read a Crichton book.
     
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    Lord Zero Viciously Silly

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    Jim Norton.
     
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    Here come the elitists with their Shakespeare's and Norton's.
     
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    WhiteHonkyDevil El hombre de los moleculos!

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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)
     
  12. justifyyourgarb

    justifyyourgarb You drab South Bend cocksuckers are all the same.

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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.
     
  13. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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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
     
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    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

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    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.
     
  16. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    For George R.R. Martin fans, have you read Wildcards? I have it sitting at home.
     
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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.
     
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    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Encouraging, thanks.
     
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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.
     
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    That's scary.
     
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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.
     
  22. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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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.
     
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    D is first. The other three are all really close but A probably gets the slight nod.
     
  24. Konstantin K

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    Dick size.
     
  25. Jacuzzi Billy

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    I change my answer to this.
     

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