Apart for Terry who do you consider the best writers?

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Postby The Mad Collector » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:32 pm

DaveC wrote:Thanks for the tip Btlfannz! - Pip, I saw the Gormenghast BBC adap when it came out in '99. I like it, but even then I could tell there was more to the books than the show was showing. :)


Oh the books are miles better than the TV adaptation. They did remarkably well to get into Peake's imagination but the descriptions in the books are fantastic.
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Postby nickinwestwales » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:42 am

The Beeb did a better than usual job on the casting:-pretty much every featured character was exactly as I had imagined them-June Brown did especially well as Nanny Slagg-managing to look 4`6" tall whilst being rather taller.
Warren Mitchell also impressed-although I didnt like the combining of characters there-a blue pencil too far

Peakes Illustrations are the making of the books:- he gives you all of the characters but the environment is left to you to imagine-apart from that wonderful set of covers,which merely hints.........

Havn`t read `Titus` for several years now-due a re-read :D

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Postby Penfold » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:23 am

I also thought the beeb got the casting pretty much spot on and definitely agree with the bit about June Brown. I've seen her in other things besides Eastenders and would say she's a much overlooked quality actress. :D
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Postby archerinwood » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:08 pm

probably Robert Muchamore, who wrote the CHERUB series and Hendersons Boys books. I have recently been slightly disapppointed by the HB series after reading the first I thought the series would be quite good. But in actual fact I found the second book quite slow to read. :(
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Postby snowballs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:34 am

Ian. M. Banks , His culture series is amazing, alot a swearing but spot on timing with the swear words.
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Postby pip » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:45 am

snowballs wrote:Ian. M. Banks , His culture series is amazing, alot a swearing but spot on timing with the swear words.


Actually prefer the stuff under Iain Banks such as the Wasp factory and Song of Stone. Enjoyed one or two of the culture books but haven't been drawn in enough to rush to finish the series. still worth a read though.
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Postby snowballs » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:32 am

I will read them soon, got all his books for my kindle. At the moment I have finally got round to reading DTLangers book that he sent me to read, it is really good and I hope he gets round to writing the last chapters.
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Postby pip » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:36 am

cool. hope it goes well for him :D
wasp factory is a bit odd but a good read if you start there but up to yourself :D
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Postby author3 » Tue May 24, 2011 8:33 pm

Brian Jacques and C.S.Lewis
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Postby meerkat » Wed May 25, 2011 11:02 am

Philip Kerr and Charles Dickens
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Postby Ogg » Sun May 29, 2011 10:19 am

For the richness of his vocabulary and the mind numbing plots therein: Clive Barker :)
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Postby Raz » Tue May 31, 2011 2:56 pm

Neil Gaiman (comics and books)
Tolkien
Alan Moore (comics esp. Swamp Thing, LoEG, V, Watchmen)
Matt Fraction (comics esp. the Immortal Iron Fist)
Garth Ennis (comics esp. Goddess, The Boys)
Arthur C Clarke (Rondezvous with Rama, 2001)
Asimov (Robot)
Philip K Dick (the Man in the High Castle, Simulacra, Electric Sheep)
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Postby Catch-up » Tue May 31, 2011 9:11 pm

In no particular order

Christopher Moore
Neil Gaiman
Jim Butcher
Charlaine Harris
Jasper Fforde
Simon R. Green
Nelson Demille
Michael Chricton
Randy Wayne White
Elmore Leonard
Carl Hiassen
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Postby Garfiun » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:56 pm

I like Terry Pratchett, J.K Rowling, Simon Scarrow and there are probably others and I'll have a look in the morning.
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Postby bugrit » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:07 pm

his mastership TP of course and....christopher brookmyer, bill bryson, Ben Elton, stephen king (who can be hit and miss i agree, but i feel his point is the journey, not the admittedly usually woeful endings) i'm terrible for starting books and if they don't grab me right away giving up. i also do loads of non-fiction reading for work, so like unchallenging books to wind down with!
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