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    Pat Conroy

    In many ways, Pat Conroy has wrote only one story: the story of the damaged live of the damaged children of an abusive father and a Machiavellian mother. But he does it so well with the gift of lyrical story telling that Southern writers possess.  The Great Santini, Beach Music...
    holloway64 holloway64
    46-50, M
    Dec 7, 2012
    ursummerdreamz ursummerdreamz
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Bernie Siegel

    I am currently reading his book LOVE, MEDICINE AND MIRACLES I believe love can stimulate our immune system and that 'miracles' have happened through belief and love
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2009

    RICHARD Laymon

    I loved every one of his books that i have read so far. He is a great writer!!!! His stories are unique and crazy at the same time
    LuVoFaLiFeTiMe LuVoFaLiFeTiMe
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2009

    They're the Best

    Stephen King, V.C. Andrews, Dean Koontz The older writings, the better.
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    1 Response Oct 5, 2009


    Just a couple of paragraphs from Christopher Brookmyre's latest book. But the key line is... "It wasn't a welder; or if it was, it was one who had utterly lost it at some point and started grafting stuff to his own face." Nice turn of phrase.
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    1 Response Feb 12, 2013

    Fluke - James Herbert

    I think Fluke is James Herbert's finest work. OK, so I haven't really read too many of his more modern books, but this is his most enigmatic and interesting character.   Fluke is a dog who is unlike other dogs. He doesn't think like other dogs. He is more aware and more...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2011

    Anne Rice

    I enjoying reading anything written by Anne Rice. I admire her ability to paint an intricate portrait of both the physical world and the inner world of her characters. She is inspirational and I love her work.
    Hollipop Hollipop
    Oct 24, 2012

    There Are So Many....

    Christopher Moore Tom Robbins Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchet Nick Bantock Ken Follett John Irving And that is just the beginning. I read ust about anything people put in front of me, but i get particularly excited when these authors put out a new book.
    Aether71 Aether71
    36-40, M
    6 Responses Aug 16, 2010

    Neil Gaiman

    I love his stuff. The first thing I ever read was Neverwhere, but it wasn't his best book. It certainly set the tone, though. Then I read the opening instalment of a comic mini-series called The childrens' crusade, which was dark, poignant and thought provoking. The absolute...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2010

    Miracles by Walt Whitman Why,

    who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    Bill Bryson

    Laughed out loud reading Bill Bryson's ' Down Under' but have enjoyed reading all his books ...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    8 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    William S Burroughs

    William Burroughs is a difficult read, once he got going.  ‘Junky’ and ‘Queer’ are (anything but!) ‘straight’ narrative autobiographical pieces; engaging, for the prurient or the teenager.  Some of the later novels, although interesting, lack bite.  The sketches...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    1 Response Mar 3, 2012

    Andrea Dworkin

    I’ve read other feminist writers but there’s something special, visceral, about Dworkin.  These two books taught me more about life than a decade of fiction.  Sometimes when I read her I stop to gasp at a truth about gender in society.*shock*Her voice is so clear, so...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Feb 17, 2012

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    My favourite is 'Vailima Letters' - a collection of letters to his friend Sidney Colvin. November 1890 - October 1894 But I also adore his children's poems  
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 6, 2009

    Brontë Sisters!

    Classics like Jane Eyre and wuthering heights! Currently reading villette, harder to get into than others I have read though!
    Aphrodisiac90 Aphrodisiac90
    22-25, F
    Sep 11, 2012

    Robin Hobb

    The way she develops her characters and gets you connected to them is just amazing. If you like fantasy you should definitely read some Robin Hobb
    foreverstill foreverstill
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2009

    I was saddened to learn

    that author Pat Conroy, age 70, passed away on March 4, 2016. His works drew heavily from his troubled family life, particularly his relationship with his abusive father, as well as his experiences living in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, where his family settled when he was...
    Rutterman Rutterman
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    Colin Wilson

    Colin Wilson is the teacher I wished I’d had.  No other writer has opened up my world as much.  I owe him.These days he’s mostly known for his enormous reviews of the Occult and various other fascinating but hokey books about ghosts and ghoulies.  Wilson’s interests are...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    Feb 17, 2012

    My Favorites

    Stephen King, some of the work I love by him would include Full Dark No Stars, Lisey's Story, Duma Key, Just After Sunset, Cujo, and Pet Sematary. Jack Kerouac, which I love The Dharma Bums and On The Road. William S. Burroughs, my favorite by him would be Naked Lunch, also...
    revolution77 revolution77
    18-21, M
    Mar 16, 2011

    JP Donleavy

    My early years involved no story books at all.  I wasn’t interested.  I learned to read, write and draw from the book ‘A Field Guide to The Birds of the British Isles’ obtained surreptitiously from Buckingham Library (still in my possession; return date sometime in May...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

    Many Different Ones!

    I'll go ahead and write about my top 5.Victor Hugo - His works include Les Miserables, and Notre-Dame de Paris. I have re-read Les Mis about 4 times now, and each time I read it, I love it even more. It is by far the best humanist piece of literature I have ever read. The imagery...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Nov 8, 2011

    Hermann Hesse

    Hesse writes beautiful, deep books, full of mysticism and learning.  He mixes folk and eastern philosophy and attempts to describe the journey towards spiritual growth and acceptance.  I was looking for ‘Something Big’ at the time.   They’re symbolic.  ‘Steppenwolf...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    1 Response Feb 17, 2012

    Madeleine L' Engle

    I have just finished reading Two~Part Invention , The Story of a Marriage by Madeleine L'Engle. I cannot remember a book that moved me so much ... Am now looking forward to reading her other work - especially her wonderful children's book  ' A Wrinkle in Time...
    Orangetas Orangetas
    51-55, F
    15 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    These Are Some Of My Favorite Authors

    Charles Dickens - I've read most of his books and my favorites include "A Christmas Carol" and "Oliver Twist". Suzanne Collins - The Hunger games took my breath away! It's a book I'll never grow tired of. Nietzsche - He's my favorite existentialist by far. Schopenhauer - His...
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    Ernest Hemingway

    I've been on a rediscovery kick with old Ernest.I haven't read his work in years andSometimes it is like a new light going back to your favorites.I know "old man and the sea" is the king but "for whom the Bell Tolls" is my flat out favorite.
    mr4553 mr4553
    36-40, M
    Nov 8, 2011

    James Wilcox

    When I want to laugh this guy makes it come easily and from deep within. A truly great modern southern writer.
    Kevieg Kevieg
    51-55, M
    Mar 10, 2013

    Lets See... In No Particular Order.

    Connie Willis Dan Simmons C.J. Sherry Robin Hobbs Greg Bear Greg Egan Neil Gaiman Terry Pratchett Cormac McCarthy David BrinnNeal Stephenson Okay... Enough for now
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    Jan 30, 2011

    Neil Gaiman. *swoon* The way he uses a pen ((

    in my mind I imagine it's an antique typewriter actually )) to compose such art in my mind. I just ordered a SIGNED copy of his new book for a late birthday present for myself. I could just die!
    OnceThereWasAGirl OnceThereWasAGirl
    22-25, F
    Jun 3, 2014

    Madeline L'engle

    I started by reading her most popular book in High School, "A Wrinkle in Time". It was recreation reading, and I made all my other friends read it, so they decided to nickname me after the main character "Meg". I proceeded to read anything that she wrote, and I did a lot of...
    morgana1982 morgana1982
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 5, 2012

    Christopher Brookmyre

    Someone passed me a book once, and asked me if I thought I'd read it. The opening words were "Jesus ****". The opening scene featured a policeman at the scene of a brutal murder, where the scene - replete with pish, joabies and boak - is described in lovingly graphic detail. If...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    Oct 26, 2010
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