Apart for Terry who do you consider the best writers?

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Postby Bickaxe » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:08 pm

Tom Holt
Robin Hobb
Isaac Asimov
Jasper Fforde
Rob Grant
Stephen Baxter
Ben Elton
Andy McDermott

That covers the majority of the book shelf without Terry
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Postby jonny » Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:33 pm

I forgot Rob Grant, the red dwarf book are cool :)
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Postby WannabeAngua » Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:50 am

Oh there's loads I like to read besides Terry.
Here's some of them (there's probably plenty I've forgotten to include though)

Kathy Reichs
John Connolly
Neil Gaiman
Tom Holt
Lee Child
Jane Austen
Tess Gerritsen
Colin Dexter
Jan Guillou
Stieg Larsson
James Rollins
Lynda La Plante
Tolkien
Poe
Jean M Auel
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:51 am

Brightonomicon is one of my favourite Rankin books.

I've got the Audio CDs. Sadly they left out a lot of the funniest bits, because they're only really funny if you read them - Fangio's multiple hat changes.

David Warner plays Rune in the CDs. Marvellous voice, perfectly suited to the part, but physically he's a beanpole and Hugo is extremely round!
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Postby sheilaj » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:20 pm

Robert Jordan
Dorothy Sayers
Georgette Heyer
Ngaio Marsh
Alexander McCall Smith

for starters
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:01 pm

sheilaj wrote:Robert Jordan
Dorothy Sayers
Georgette Heyer
Ngaio Marsh
Alexander McCall Smith

for starters
From some of that list, you'd get on well with Sharlene. :D
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Postby high eight » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:34 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Brightonomicon is one of my favourite Rankin books.

I've got the Audio CDs. Sadly they left out a lot of the funniest bits, because they're only really funny if you read them - Fangio's multiple hat changes.

David Warner plays Rune in the CDs. Marvellous voice, perfectly suited to the part, but physically he's a beanpole and Hugo is extremely round!


I heard it recently on Radio 7 - very good

Isn't David Warner a little on the short side for Hugo Rune as well?
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Postby LessHero vanU » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:35 pm

A short list, meaning those authors which have risen above the very many others I have read.

Michael Moorcock (the Jerry Cornelius books, rather than the sword and fantasy)
Robert Rankin (I am, originally, a Hounslow lad)
Kurt Vonnegut (I am surprised there is no prior mentions)
Stephan King (short stories and the gunslinger books, and The Green Mile - most of his other "horror" does not work for me)
Spike Milligan (his war diaries particularly)
Harlen Ellison (another one not previously noted? And American, too..,)
Douglas Adams (why the f*ck he could not have been blessed with PTerry's work ethic?)
John Le Carre (the George Smiley/Circus books in particular)


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Postby chris.ph » Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:33 pm

am i the only one how likes simon r green :shock:
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Postby LessHero vanU » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 pm

chris.ph wrote:am i the only one how likes simon r green :shock:


Apparently. :)
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:33 pm

chris.ph wrote:am i the only one how likes simon r green :shock:
No you are not alone chris. I have the two of his Blue Moon Forest Kingdom ones.
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Postby high eight » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:07 am

chris.ph wrote:am i the only one how likes simon r green :shock:


Didn't he write some fantasy/mysteries? Kind of like PTerry's watch books without the comedy? I quite liked those.

I can't say the same about his 'Secret History' books, though, I'm afraid. Crass, predictable, unfunny and plain stupid. :(
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Postby StevenF50 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:32 pm

I read a lot of books so I forgot most of their names :oops: Here is a few that I really like though:
James Patterson
Rick Riordan
My memory is playing up :(
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:25 am

welcome stevenf50 !!!
Hoping you find the forum interesting :)
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Postby Maria » Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:00 pm

Dean Koontz
Karen Rose
Lee Child
Rick Riordan
R.J. Ellory
Stephen King

...but there are just so many wonderful authors out there! :shock:
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