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Old 06-10-2009, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Pinellas Park, FL
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It used to be Danyelle Steele but now it is Nora Roberts.. She has amazing stories.

Christina Dodd is pretty good as well.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere
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David Baldacchi - i read all of his books.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Nicholas Sparks!!
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Old 06-21-2009, 02:57 AM
 
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Try W. Somerset Maugham. Start with "The Moon & Sixpence"
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Anything by Sherman Alexie
Skins by Adrian C. Louis
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Old 07-05-2009, 01:19 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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T O L K I E N.....
also brad thor
ted bell and
jeff long.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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Add C.S. Lewis to Tolkein! The Sci-fi trilogy (Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength) is really good. Then there are Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce. So well-written!

As a sci-fi aficionado, I have to add in **some** of my favorite "classical" sci-fi authors: Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jack Chalker, Glen Cook (the "metal" series), Philip Jose Farmer, Raymond Feist, Alan Dean Foster, Robert Anson Heinlein, Mercedes Lackey, Anne McCaffrey (my oldest son got a pic of him with her at one of the DragonCons!), John Norman, Jennifer Roberson, Spider Robinson, James Schmitz, David Weber, James White.

I'll go into my favorite mystery and true crime writers later! Then there is Nursing Theory and Public Health and Statistics...
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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Franzen. Literary fiction.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Did a quick scan and couldn't find anything threads on this...I apologize if there some.
What is your favorite author and what type of books does he/she write.

I am looking for new authors as I've exhausted the ones I like.
I like:
James Patterson/mystery murders
Kay Hooper/mystery murders
Dean Koontz/mystery murders/horror---although some of his are getting old to me.

too many to mention...but I'm sure there's some great author out there who I haven't even found yet!...
I also am bored with most, did read Luanne Rice light of moon, not great, but OK Amanda Quick? Lisa Jackson, John Lescroat,Annie Solomon,steve martin
the attorney, was ok, alex kava a necessary elive, ok,karen robards bait
not great, but ok! I as you, got weary of what I did read! These a person at a store gave me to read! Jeffery Archer, and david baldacci have some good books also! This book, I now have is the passenger, by pactrick A Davis.
It was in my books to read. Also this Gregiles writes big books, and I do like some, I get them from walmart. I as you like to read, but then a change at times!Patterson, and Koontz are making me weary also!there is another author, who I did forget, but does write about different people, and problems
yes, problems in a tiny town, they knit etc., they are ok, but tend to get boring also! I had 2 and gave them to my next door neighbor.

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Henry Miller
Charles Bukowski
Stephen King
Elmore Leonard
John Updike
Jimmy Breslin
Lawrence Block
Dennis Lehane
JD Salinger
Nelson DeMille
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