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Who is your most faviorate author of all time?

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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: ancienthistorian2

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the OP, let's get back to who we do like.

Richard Adams and Douglas Adams were both great.




posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

That's it. Thanks.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Richard Adams was Watership Down, right? One of my favs



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

Yup, one of my fav's too. Plague Dogs and Traveller were both good too.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:27 PM
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After that damning news story about the cat in the hat, Dr. Suess is my new hero.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: notsure1

I think I read pretty much everything he wrote pre 98 or so but drifted away from Koontz after that. Did he ever publish The Book of Uncounted Sorrows that he attributed all his chapter intros too?

Read a lot of King after that but again drifted onto other material after he ruined dark tower.

These days don’t get too much time to read except text books. Did read the Shadowhunter series recently - not too bad but hardly fitting for a bloke my age



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

To be fair he has written some crap - Insomnia the most inappropriately titled book ever as it sent me to sleep. Repeatedly. Story didn’t seem to start til several hundred pages in.

The book he did with Straub was pretty good, The Globe or something. The Stand and Salem’s Lot both brill.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: DrBobH

The talisman?



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:40 PM
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a reply to: DrBobH

Also the sequel to the shining was pretty damn good



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

That’s the one! Where did I get globe from



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:41 PM
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Joseph Conrad,
Dante Alighieri,
Terry Pratchett.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 05:45 PM
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It's Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.

My favorite author? Oscar Wilde.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

Shawshank sucked, but then I can't stand Tim Robbins... but damn, most incompetent prison guards ever.

The Shining and Misery were good movies. As a "tween" I read everything up to and excluding Dark Tower because there was nothing else to read on a long, long holiday - it was errr... not to my taste and kinda bad.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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Allan edgar poe



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: DrBobH


The book he did with Straub was pretty good, The Globe or something. The Stand and Salem’s Lot both brill.



The Talisman. I couldn't read the sequel The Black House. Blech.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: Somethingsamiss
Allan edgar poe


I like his cousin Edgar Allan better.



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:45 PM
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If I have to say one particular person : George Orwell (1984 being the best novel I've ever read, by far)
but also Aldous Huxley, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury.

Philosophy = Alan Watts, hands down the best philosopher (especially for us, the Westerners)

Fantasy = J.R.R Tolkien, the Middle Earth's vast universe with all the languages and races is far superior to anything else, it's an immense world with very complex ideas (such as similarities to WW2) and characters. Also, its own history is pretty insane... it's just meticulously and very well thought-out piece of art.
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posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: denybedoomed

I believe the book its out of is "hope springs eternal"



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Somethingsamiss
Allan edgar poe


I like his cousin Edgar Allan better.


Sure, but who doesn't remember Allen Edgar classics like "The Pigeon", "Descent Into The Basement", "Mask of the Red Face", "The Tell-tale Spleen"



posted on Oct, 1 2017 @ 06:59 PM
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originally posted by: Leonidas
Sure, but who doesn't remember Allen Edgar classics like "The Pigeon", "Descent Into The Basement", "Mask of the Red Face", "The Tell-tale Spleen"


Shhh. People will want to come to our Mandela reality to read these and we don't want them here.



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