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    Favorite Authors

    I'm new to this site and trying to figure out what everyones into.

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    My fav authors are Tolkien and Dumas. It might help if you looked at people's personal details, lots of people stick down their fav books, authors and hobbies. What are yours, you have to answer you own question.
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    I like Pynchon myself, I haven't really explored the profiles on the site but thanks I check them out.

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    1) Thomas Hardy

    2) Thomas Hardy

    3) Thomas Hardy

    Honorable Mentions: Joyce, Chekov, Hawthorne, and Philip K. Dick
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    Aldous Huxley
    William Somerset Maugham
    Mario Vargas Llosa

    oh many more but they're all in the same heap apart from these three

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    King (yeah thats right... Stephen King)

    wow...

    I just realized that other than King, I havn't read enough of ONE author to consider him/her one of my favorites . Some good ones that I've only read one or two of are:
    Dickens
    Salinger
    Camus
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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    Originally posted by nothingman87
    1) Thomas Hardy

    2) Thomas Hardy

    3) Thomas Hardy

    Honorable Mentions: Joyce, Chekov, Hawthorne, and Philip K. Dick
    Amen, brother.

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    I don't think I have a favorite. I have read a lot of Stephen King, but I would call him my favorite. Recently I read Blindness by Jose Saramago, which I thought was excellent and now I'm reading The stone Raft, and I'm planning on reading more by him. So I guess I'm on a Saramago kick right now.
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    Blindness is an amazing work. If single works ever brought the Nobel Prize to their authors, Blindness would surely have done it for Saramago.

    Isagel, you might find this novel interesting, if you haven't read it already.

    Papayahed, did you read it in the Portuguese? Another Portuguese writer I want to read sometime is Pessoa. Has anybody read The Book of Disquiet?
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    I like a large group of writers, joyce,marquez,tibor fischer to name a few, but lately it's been nothing but Pynchon. I seem to be caught up in his work.

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    Chuck Palahniuk - His writing style has a nice sense of creepiness and darkness that I like in a writer. The stories he does are also quite interesting and thought provoking.

    Noam Chomsky - I love this man's work. Just started reading one of his books "Hemogony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance" but I've been reading his articles for years. Amazing political literature.

    Other than that, I really don't read enough.
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    yeah... you can add both of those to my list of people I havn't read enough of, but COULD be favs. Also Eco, although I havn't any of his fiction. Chomsky's Understanding Power is a damn fine read. Probably the best political/philosophical book I've ever read. I'm still in the begining of Hegenomy, but it looks really good so far.
    ...Also baby duck hat would be good for parties.

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    I feel so uncultured, for all my reading I am not familiar with anyone so far mentioned besides Stephen King. I read him, but none of the others... And, the only book by Stephen King I ever liked was "The Green Mile."

    Authors I like:
    Carol Shields
    Isabel Allende
    Madeleine L'Engle
    Robert Jordan
    Lesley Choyce
    Douglas Coupland

    More, but those are all that comes to mind. I am very indecisive, I can't pick one author or one author that I like. I think all books and authors are generally too different to be grouped into the same categories...

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    Thomas Hardy
    Charles Dickens
    Ayn Rand
    Leo Tolstoy
    Someset Maugham
    George Eliot
    ..Gosh .. this the most difficult thing for a reader , to chose a writer over another !!
    "Che sera , Sera (What will be , shall be)" - Dr.Faustus , Marlowe

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