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Your favourite books/author
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Your favourite books/author
Tell me your favourite books and/or authors.

Mine has to be Terry Pratchett and the Discworld series.

Great characters, great humour, and a lot of social commentary.





Also, War and Peace (the first half).
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RE: Your favourite books/author
Books: LOTR (and associated works)

Author: Robert Heinlein

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Your favourite books/author
Anne Rice, mainly the books related to the Vampire Chronicles.

Dean Koontz, all of his books.

Terry Goodkind, the Sword of Truth series.
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#4
RE: Your favourite books/author
H2G2.

All hail DNA!

Marvin
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#5
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Jack Faust by Michael Swanwick - modernization of the Faust story that I always enjoyed.

Written In Red by Anne Bishop - urban fantasy about a world where humans are second class citizens to the shifters, elementals, and vampires who were here first.

The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny - epic fantasy the only way Zelazny can do. Gets kinda convoluted in some parts but I've always loved the ideas presented.

Land of the Beautiful Dead by R. Lee Smith - an undead tyrant kills 90% of the planet and turns them into his undead army to control the rest. He is hideous, cruel, and unlovable. One woman tries.

King Rat by China Miéville - modernization of the Pied Piper of Hammelin story. Great urban fantasy.

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace - supposedly an "unreadable" book. I find Wallace's observations, tangents, and quirky ideas charming and interesting.

Bloody Rose by Nicholas Eames - one of the best "quest fantasies" I've read in a long time. In a world with a surplus of bands of monster killers, this book was full of humor and heart. And fantasy without feeling like the cookie cutter crap the genre usually churns out.

The Circus of the Earth and the Air by Brooke Stephens - a book that will always stick with me frever. A husband and wife go to a circus show. Wife volunteers for a disappearing act on stage. She doesn't reappear. Nobody knows where she went and when questioned, the circus people don't even know the act he's talking about that she volunteered for. Thus starts his journey delving into the underground to find his wife, discovering a circus cult that worships the stage and a hidden army on a secluded island.
"Well, now I can get on with my day.  I need my daily dose of WTF to really get going." - arewethereyet
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Cannot believe I forgot Robin Reardon, author of LGBT literature. She's also a good friend of mine on FB.
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#7
RE: Your favourite books/author
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

I, Rigoberta Menchú

Harry Potter (no shame. lol)
Illegitimi non carborundum
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#8
RE: Your favourite books/author
Zelazny (right on, Five!)
Asimov
Heinlein
Pratchett

Hard to find a book they've written that I didn't enjoy.
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RE: Your favourite books/author
Another fave is Elizabeth Moon, the Deed of Paksenarrion and follow up works.

Like Boru, I enjoyed The concept of LOTR, but I found the booms difficult to read.
Dying to live, living to die.
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RE: Your favourite books/author
J.D. Salinger
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Nathanael West

Three authors whose collected works are permanent fixtures on my nightstand and have been for years. Although, to be fair, when I say collected works, I mean in Salinger’s case what he’s willing to put into a book, and in Dostoevsky’s, everything Pevear and Volokhonsky have put in an Everyman’s Library hardcover.
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