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Old 05-18-2013, 10:05 PM
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I like HObbes right now. He's so inspired and original for his time.

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My favorite two are John Steinbeck and Mario Puzo. Steinbeck really knows how to write about the common man. In Dubious Battle is probably my favorite book of his. Puzo is just a good storyteller, and his stories always keep me interested. There is never any point where a story of his drags. It always keeps moving.
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Stephen Donaldson for the Gap series even more than for the Covenant series.

Pratchett because he is just too funny and comes up with the best concepts.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:34 PM
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The word Pratchett reminds me of Steven Pratt from the OC. The reality show.


Maybe I'm not qualified to be a writer. Hmm...
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Originally Posted by maidahl View Post
The word Pratchett reminds me of Steven Pratt from the OC. The reality show.


Maybe I'm not qualified to be a writer. Hmm...
Isn't OC a TV show? Fuck, I only have vague recollections on what this show was about... "California here I come, right back where I started from, California!" Nah I can't remember, what was it about again?
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Originally Posted by maidahl View Post
The word Pratchett reminds me of Steven Pratt from the OC. The reality show.


Maybe I'm not qualified to be a writer. Hmm...
P.S. You kind of look like Abraham Lincoln in this photo...
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P.S. You kind of look like Abraham Lincoln in this photo...
I should not leave this comment hanging, it seems too weird, this was one of those quick double take things, you have this white thing out the top left of your head that looks like a top hat and then the hair around your face resembles a beard... you do not look like Abe though...
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Tolkien, pure and simple.
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Pat Rothfuss, hands downs my favorite. I love how in touch he is with his fans. I've been enjoying Neil Gaiman quite a but as well.
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Neil Gaiman. I love his characters, they have great personalities. Plus love mythology and he uses a lot of that in his books. I also like that he's a diverse writer (books, comics, tv, graduation speeches). Plus he's a pretty awesome guy!
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Richard Rubin. Look him up, check him out.
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Originally Posted by PickleBottom View Post
I should not leave this comment hanging, it seems too weird, this was one of those quick double take things, you have this white thing out the top left of your head that looks like a top hat and then the hair around your face resembles a beard... you do not look like Abe though...
You look a bit like a turnip.
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You look a bit like a turnip.
Yeah I know, especially now that I have thick root-like hairs growing out of my ears and nostrils... I used to trim these, but one day I realised I was fighting a losing battle, now I nurture them... have you ever seen ear hairs tied up like piggy-tails?
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I have many favorite authors. I love Danielle Steele and also think that Stephen King is a great one. Plus there is JK Rowling, her work was fantastic!
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"Favorite"
Nope. I've never handled these types of questions well.

Aldous Huxley
Rick Riordan
Orson Scott Card (favorite work by him was the "Shadow series")
Agatha Christie

The Erin Hunters (pseudonym for multiple authors) probabaly top the list, though. The first book in the Warriors series pulled me in to the point I thought it was raining when it wasn't. I was addicted to that series for the longest time. It definitely influenced me. While my normal style is different, I did a short story series on my blog that was in many ways a tribute to my favorite series.
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ah, it changes as I go along.

always appreciated twain. even (some of) hemingway. hunter s. thompson always tweaks my skull. kerouac is good (though 'on the road' is seriously overlong). was into ed abbey for awhile. john mcphee. nicholson baker.

tried to read thoreau's 'walden,' but that is some pretty ponderous prose ...
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I think that this is a little bit of a difficult question. I read a lot, I like a lot of stories, ... but like a lot of authors? Hmm, ... I do, but I don't necessarily enjoy somebody so much that I would consider them as my favorite. I suppose that I would have to go with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I really enjoy Sherlock Holmes and the shows and movies that it has led to as well.
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I have to agree that the Harry Potter books were amazing and Tolkien.

I really love Nelson DeMille though, his wit, his characters, the real plot lines with world affairs and intrigue. Mayday was a cool short story he did with I think another author. After I read that, flying was weird for a time and I really like to fly. Zombies at 30,000 feet.
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Jerry B. Jenkins (writer of the Left Behind Series) and Stephanie Myer (The Twilight Saga and the Host).
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I have to agree that the Harry Potter books were amazing and Tolkien.

I really love Nelson DeMille though, his wit, his characters, the real plot lines with world affairs and intrigue. Mayday was a cool short story he did with I think another author. After I read that, flying was weird for a time and I really like to fly. Zombies at 30,000 feet.
I love it when people admit to liking authors that aren't super "Eclectic Authors Showcase Online Radio" or something "cool/artsy/sophisticated". Who didn't fantasize being as hot as Rowling or Tolkien.

I'm reading Nelson DeMille soon. Just 'cause I like the other two authors you mentioned. Thanks for posting!
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Marjorie Kennan Rawlings, especially Cross Creek.
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Frank McCourt.
I've never had someone make me feel like I was living the words quite as well as he.
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Joan Didion did it for me as well as Mark Twain and Anton Chekhov.
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I've never had someone make me feel like I was living the words quite as well as he.
Awesome way to read!!! Totally cool.
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I personally enjoy the relaxed writings of Richelle Mead.
Her Georgina Kincaid Series is one of my favorites, as well as her other series.
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Relaxed? That book is intense IMHO
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Originally Posted by NokturnalMe View Post
I personally enjoy the relaxed writings of Richelle Mead.
Her Georgina Kincaid Series is one of my favorites, as well as her other series.
I meant my above post about the post above by Nocturnalme. Also, I love your writing style.
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I meant my above post about the post above by Nocturnalme. Also, I love your writing style.
You've read the series?
It is indeed intense yes, but so casual.
I'd read it again and again.

Thanks by the way.
I find your writing style unique
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Originally Posted by NokturnalMe View Post
You've read the series?
It is indeed intense yes, but so casual.
I'd read it again and again.

Thanks by the way.
I find your writing style unique
Tba m]

edit: Thanks! <3
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