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Old August 7th, 2005, 01:19 AM
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Thumbs up Who's your favorite author?

Looks like unsleepy Prin has another "question of the night"...

Who is your favorite author?

Like if you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring all the books written by one author, who would the author be? (And don't ask me why you can bring so many books and no clean underwear. I don't know why. I didn't make the rules. )
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Old August 7th, 2005, 01:30 AM
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Oh, like I hinted in the insomnia thread, mine would be Roald Dahl. No matter how old I get, I can still read the books like I'm little. The best one is the BFG, but according to the rules (which I did not make up ), I get to bring them all.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 05:03 AM
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Carl Hiaasen, check out www.carlhiaasen.com. I just started reading Skinny Dip.

My all time favorite so far has been Sick Puppy, but all of his books are great!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 07:26 AM
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I haven't much time for reading any longer with the kids but I was quite hooked on Anne Rice for a very long time.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 07:54 AM
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Well,I am a mystery-freak,I have many favourites but here are three..
Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman,Joy Fielding and I've read ALL their books!
Nonfiction,I like to read about wolves and other creatures..
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Old August 7th, 2005, 08:36 AM
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OOOO I like this one... sooo tough though... I LOVE Carl Hiaasen... so witty. And Roald Dahl and soo many others But my favorite author of all time? Chris Van Allsburg. Hands down, no contest!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:08 AM
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If I were stranded on a desert island, in order, I would want the collected works of:

1) Isaac Asimov - imagination
2) Agatha Christie - mystery and intrigue
3) Lawrence Sanders - bodice rippers

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Old August 7th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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I enjoy John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks and I do read Danielle Steel's mush as well.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 04:35 PM
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ony 1, but i have so many.... oh...

ok if only 1 then all of my stephen king collection, if i can have more because when i got stranded on the islandi had a big bag than the others, then i owuld have Miles Franklin, John Saul and Anne Rice to start with...oh and any of the NEd Kelly authors too..

anything patriotic or scary generally does me
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Old August 7th, 2005, 05:16 PM
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LOL Mel- I'm picturing you late at night, reading Stephen King by the light of the moon on the beach of your desert island and even the slightest noise making you jump out of your skin.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 08:41 PM
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I'd put a whole plethora of authors on a PDA (and bring as generator). Ok, if that's not allowed, I like the Kellermans too, Stephen White of late, Mary Daheim, Andrew Greeley, Shirley Rousseau Murphy (who can pass up cats who solve mysteries - like Koko and YumYum too of course), JA Jance - the Joanna Brady series, Kathy Recihs and Patricia Cornwell. For starters... lol
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Old August 7th, 2005, 08:59 PM
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Nope, CK. That won't do. You have to CHOOSE. Tee hee hee. (Hey! Like I said, I don't make the rules. )
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Hmmm...I'd have to say Tolkien. Yeah, I know, not nearly as enlightened as the rest of you. But, hey, it works for me. And, if I'm going to be stranded somewhere, I'll be losing my mind anyway - might as well lose it in a good fantasy/fairytale. That way, when the rescue boat finds me, I can greet them in style. Ye knaves! Encroaching upon elvish land! Begone, else I shall call upon the ancient magic of the Elders and bring doom upon thy heads!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:19 PM
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Enlightened? Roald Dahl is worse than Tolkien for enlightenment, I think.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:23 PM
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I chose a childrens' book author for goodness sakes! Certainly no enlightenment there
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:26 PM
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LOL (Other than Roald Dahl, I don't know who the rest of yours are...)
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:29 PM
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:30 PM
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Cinderella, Winnie the poo, and Caillou.



OH!! You mean big people books!!! Well, when I had the time to read I liked Nelson Demille, Tami Hoag, James Patterson, Stephen King( although, not a fan of the recent stuff...) and the occasional Maeve Binchy when I was in the mood for somethig light.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:41 PM
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Hard Question. Used to be Stephen King...but I think he's loosing it a little.

I like Neil Gaimen..

http://www.neilgaiman.com/index.asp

He writes really interesting fantasy sci-fi stuff. He also has a couple kids books (Coraline, THe day I swapped my dad for 2 goldfish, the wolves in the wall).

My BF introduced me to him when we first started going out. He lent me a book called "Star Dust". It's an illustrated Novel about a fallen star. Very cute.

Other books of his I HIGHYLY recommend are Neverwhere (about a secret underground world in London), American Gods (about how when people worship an idol, they become real, and about the son of a god..Odin actually, hence our dogs name, and how he gets involved in a war of the gods), and Good Omens (Hilarious, about the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, and how the child of the devil, the one who will bring down civilization, is switched at birth).

Neverwhere was made into a movie..not that great though.

There is a movie coming out which is a joint effort between Neil Gaimen (writer), Dave McKean (drawings) and Jim Henson Studios, called MirrorMask. Here is a link to the preview.

http://www.sonypictures.com/previews...-p7119865.html
(click on trailor in upper left side)
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:47 PM
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That's NUTS!! Fritz... Ohhh he wrote the polar express!

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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:54 PM
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I LOVE Fritz!!! he's in all the books!! They really are exquisite books though, both the stories and the illustrations are breathtaking!!!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:55 PM
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yeah and Jumanji!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:56 PM
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Did you ever read the Minpins? (Roald Dahl) The drawings in that one are pretty nuts too.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 09:59 PM
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I did! I can't think of a Roald Dahl book I haven't read actually...I'm still a fan of his short stories.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:03 PM
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There are still some adult Dahl books I haven't read. I read Flying Solo, but that's about it.
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:12 PM
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:13 PM
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Ok having just looked at an enitre bibliography... there are A LOT of RD books I haven't read
Have you ever seen the RD cookbook? It's sooooo cool
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:26 PM
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DId you go to roalddahl.com? It's so weird- I'm having a hard time navigating it...
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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:45 PM
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Let's see....first it would be David Eddings.....then it would be Jack Whyte....then Patricia Kenneally Morrison....then Morgan Llewellyn....then Stephen Lawhead...... sorry....was I only allowed one???
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Old August 7th, 2005, 11:06 PM
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I would have to take Danielle Steele because I love those mushy romance novels....
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