Which is the best author to read and why ???

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Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:28 pm Post

vic-k wrote:The only book I've ever read, and then immediately reread, was Deep Creek, co-written with her partner Will Howarth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Matthews. The only thing I have to say to Matthew's detriment, is that her taste in men leaves a lot to be desired.


Hey, those folks are friends of mine, so I showed your perfidious invective to them.
Sadly, they both howled with laughter. :?
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Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:03 pm Post

druid wrote:Hey, those folks are friends of mine,
Liar! You ain't got no friends...only people you owe money to.
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Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:05 am Post

8) Pay no attention to Druid. Vic-K is the dean of international literary critics.

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Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:27 am Post

vic-k wrote:The only book I've ever read, and then immediately reread, was Deep Creek, co-written with her partner Will Howarth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Matthews.


Blimey! I find myself agreeing with the Dean. It's an excellent read (which reminds me that I owe the authors a letter).
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that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
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Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:50 am Post

LinnB wrote:Vic-K is the dean of international literary critics.
Cheque's in the post, kido. :wink:
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Sun May 06, 2012 2:17 pm Post

There are so many.

It depends on who you're interested in for what sort of thing? I could never pick "just one" favorite author. This is such a typical paradigm that I dont' subscribe to at all. There isn't "just one" of anything. :shock:

There are many favorite authors I have, for various reasons.

For a great story (she's not the best writer, technically speaking) J.K. Rowling does an honest job of it. She tells some great stories. She could be a better writer, however.

Stephen King, obviously tells some amazing stories. His writing is better than average, and in some cases genius if you read enough of it to find out.

Dean Koontz tells some wonderful stories--the Odd Thomas stories are well done.

Steven Pressfield has written some great ones. I'm thinking of "The War of Art" and "The Legend of Bagger Vance" as well.

Chuck Palahniuk ... say no more.

James Joyce...Aldous Huxley

Salman Rushdie! For the best in subversive writing...can't go wrong with him. :)

You get the idea.
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