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  1. log1c

    log1c The Underwriter

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    OK, so with Robert Jordan passing away, time to discuss other authors.

    Do you guys have any suggestions??

    I've read about 5 L.E. Modessitt books since the summer. they are pretty good.
  2. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    Kurt Vonnegut is great if you're looking for something different. Slaughterhouse-Five is a good read. Infact it's my ex's book but theres no way she's ever getting it back.

    Albert Camus is really good. My favorite by him is A Happy Death, followed by The Stranger.

    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was another one of my favorites, but I dont think that's too shared amongst everyone.

    Also, if you want something just fun and absurd and still somewhat deep, Tom Robbins is great. Skinny Legs and All is awesome, so is Still Life With Woodpecker.
  3. Wedge_

    Wedge_ Rogue One

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    In no particular order:
    George R. R. Martin (A Song of Ice and Fire)
    Stephen Donaldson (Gap series and Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
    Terry Pratchett (Discworld)
    Frank Herbert (original 6 Dune books (the ones that don't read like they were written by a 12 year old))
    Charles Stross, Alistair Reynolds, Richard Morgan and Iain M. Banks, all great sci-fi authors.
  4. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    Tami Hoag, Dean Koontz, Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card

    There are a ton more, but those are the authors whom I am reading as of right now.
  5. XEN

    XEN E Pluribus Funk

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    Has to be either Kurt Vonnegut or Chuck Palaniuk, with Tom Wolfe at a close third.
  6. annadora

    annadora Drug Dealer

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    I'm currently reading the Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher (the tv show was based on them)... pretty good read in my opinion.
  7. Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb!

    Cr@cKpiPe tE@sEr noOb! Not Just Handsome

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    I just finished Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte which was excellent. But I'd have to say my favorite author so far is probably Truman Capote. I finished Breakfast at Tiffany's a couple of books back and it was phenomenal. In Cold Blood is probably still my favorite book and also Music for Chameleons was incredible, too.
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    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    Pierre Burton or maybe George RR Martin.
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    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    Mercedes Lackey without a question. She has a huge series of books that are basically the timeline of a continent. I've read all of the mini-series books (the whole timeline is broken into little pieces with 1-3 books per section), except for 1 mini-series. I have the 2nd and 3rd books, but I refuse to read them until I get the first one.

    If you're looking for Fantasy books to read, check hers out. My absolute favorite from her is 'Brightly Burning'. My favorite series would be the 'Owl' series (Owlflight, Owlsight, and another one I can't remember for some reason).
  10. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    That's easy.....maddox! :)
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    couturedharlot couture with a chaser

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    like crackpipe, i gotta go with Truman Capote. one of the best writer's i've read in a really long time. "In Cold Blood" reads amazingly well and sometimes you forget you're actually reading non-fiction. i'm reading a collection of his short stories from before he was famous right now. definitely a great read as well.
  12. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    And now your post count shows that you're #ones today.;)
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    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    Terry Goodkind. Last book in his Sword of Truth series is out this month. Can't wait!
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    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    If you like Robert Jordan, I'm sure you would also like the works of David Eddings (mainly the Belgariad and the Malloreon; 10 books)
  15. log1c

    log1c The Underwriter

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    sounds cool, i'll look into it.

    Anyone heard of R. Scott Bakker??
  16. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    I'm American, I don't read books :p

    Seriously. Um, There really is no particular author I read over others, but I like Tom Wolf and Hunter S Thompson, to name two I've read more recently.
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    Jackalope NNNNEEERRRRDDDSSSSS!!!!!!

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    I love Robert Heinlein's books, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, stranger in a strange land, Cat Who Walks Through Walls are all great. Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, and Vonnegut are all up there in my top.
  18. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Most of my favorites have been mentioned all ready. I would add Douglas Coupland to the list though, and P.J. O'Rourke (especially for those republicans out there).
  19. I gotta be honest here. I've never had a desire or interest in fiction, or even non-fiction books. Give me a text book in something I like and I'll read it. Hell, I read the pre-hospital care books 3 times last semester. The pump operations books aren't as great as the one previously stated though :(.
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    caniacpack New Member

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    I'm like Chris, I don't read a lot of fiction. But, I've always enjoyed Nick Hornby, wrote About a Boy, High Fidelity
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    LockDown Junior Member

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    I'm a huge fan of the sword of truth series. I got a late start on it so I'm still working on Chainfire.
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    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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