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I'd have to say John L'heureux, Roald Dahl, Kurt Vonnegut, Daniel Quinn, Fransesca Lia Block, Oscar Wilde, andddd Stephen Hawking
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#3
Robin Hobb
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#4
Hunter S. Thompson
Kurt Vonnegut
Stephen King (up to Misery. After that, it got bad.)
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#5
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Stephenie Meyer


I'll give credit where its due, the books are better than the films.

My favourites are James Herbert, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Roald Dahl and Kevin Brooks.

I'm a fan of Ian Fleming, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer and JK Rowling too, because they're the authors I grew up reading, along with Roald Dahls work for kids.
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I'll give credit where its due, the books are better than the films.

My favourites are James Herbert, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Roald Dahl and Kevin Brooks.

I'm a fan of Ian Fleming, Anthony Horowitz, Eoin Colfer and JK Rowling too, because they're the authors I grew up reading, along with Roald Dahls work for kids.


The books are terribly written, boring and filled with grammatical errors. The movies are half decent.

OP: Lovecraft is balls awesome.
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The books are terribly written, boring and filled with grammatical errors. The movies are half decent.

OP: Lovecraft is balls awesome.



See, I don't mind the last book, as its the only one I've read, because theres a lot of well written gory parts, which is the reason why I like King and Herbert.

I maybe meant the francise that I dislike, how people are getting obsessed with Robert Pattinson and the other dude, to the point where they have to go everywhere with bodyguards so they don't get raped by teenage girls.

I saw the first movie, and was bored within minutes, and the actress who plays the lead girl has such a laughable "fright" face, I just ended up falling asleep. I woke up at the end, when Iron and Wine started playing though, I love the song at the end.
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I'll give credit where its due, the books are better than the films

I've actually never read the books or seen the films


I like a lot of short story writers like Edgar Allen Poe, Tadeusz Borowski, Anton Chekhov, amongst others.

Edit: Also Chuck Palahniuk.
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#10
I haven't read anything that wasn't Murakami or Bret Easton Ellis in years
#11
King for the Dark Towers series especially the first 4 books
Knowledge is power
#12
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See, I don't mind the last book, as its the only one I've read, because theres a lot of well written gory parts, which is the reason why I like King and Herbert.

I maybe meant the francise that I dislike, how people are getting obsessed with Robert Pattinson and the other dude, to the point where they have to go everywhere with bodyguards so they don't get raped by teenage girls.

I saw the first movie, and was bored within minutes, and the actress who plays the lead girl has such a laughable "fright" face, I just ended up falling asleep. I woke up at the end, when Iron and Wine started playing though, I love the song at the end.


Moral of story: Twilight in general is terrible. Twilight soundtrack is pretty tolerable.
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Ray Bradbury. Absolutely. His short stories are works of art. As soon as he passes away (or maybe sooner), I'm going to be writing up his short stories and posting them on the internet so other people can enjoy them too. I can't think of another writer like him. Nothing compares to finishing a good story by him. His most famous work is Fahrenheit 451, which is good, but not as good as The Martian Chronicles or The Illustrated Man. I've read many classics, and an array of wonderful newer novels, but he still tops. Screw anyone who feels that they're above his stories because of their fantasy twists.
#14
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Also Chuck Palahniuk.


Can't believe I forgot Chuck, Haunted and Choke are amazing. I need to read the book to Fight Club, because I really like the film, and I think the relationship between the narrator and Tyler Durden would be a lot better on paper.

Ian Mckewen and Terry Pratchett too, I forgot those as well.

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Moral of story: Twilight in general is terrible. Twilight soundtrack is pretty tolerable.


Agreed
#15
at the moment i love milton and donne and hate spenser.
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Anne McCaffrey, Patricia A. McKillip, Roger Zelazny, Isaac Asimov, Christopher Moore, Lorrie Moore, Barbara Kingsolver, Barbara Gowdy, Doris Lessing, Frank Herbert, Jean Craighead George, Gary Paulsen, Robert Cormier, Edward Gorey, Chris Crutcher, Philip K. Dick, Patricia Wrede, Ursula K. LeGuin, Madeleine L'Engle, Ray Bradbury, Edward Eager, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, Robert Graves, Robert Jordan, Brian Jacques, S.M. Stirling...

that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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#19
Kurt Vonnegut and Tao Lin for their actual writing, Ernest Hemingway for sheer badassery.
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#20
Dean Koontz
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#21
Fyodor Dostoevsky, William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, Nikolai Gogol
#23
H.P. Lovecraft, Carl Sagan and George Orwell.
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#24
federico garcía lorca
julio cortázar
james joyce
arthur rimbaud
pablo neruda
ee cummings
mario benedetti
#26
Alexi Sayle. Lol.


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#28
Lovecraft is teh sex
I'm 19 and I still get excited when Eion Colfer or Anthony Horowitz releases a new book.
And Alistair Reynolds is awesome too.
#29
emmmmmmmm...... Stephen King
Raymond E Feist
James Patterson
John Connoly
Robert Jordan
Christopher Paolini

Il can't remember most of the authors whose books i've read
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#31
Lovecraft, and my new love: Tolkein.
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Hunter Thompson
Chuck Bukowski
PJ O'Rourke
Ambrose Bierce
William S Burroughs
Ernest Hemingway (say what you will about him, but I still like him. I thought The Sun Also Rises was brilliant)
F Scott Fitzgerald

currently reading A Confederacy of Dunces. love it, but it's the only book he wrote to my knowledge. and then he killed himself before it was even published. so while it might become a favorite book, i don't know about author.
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#33
The only books I've read recently were history books, and I love anything that David McCullough touches.
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H. P. Lovecraft, J.R.R Tolkien, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Chinua Achebe, Marcel Proust, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Alexander Dumas, Franz Kafka, Gabriel García Márquez, Stan Lee, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, Anthony Burgess, Vladimir Nabokov, George Orwell, James Joyce, Robert Frost, John Milton, , Dr Suess, Chuck Palahniuk, Aldous Huxley, Khalid Hosseini, Anton Chekhov, Hunter S. Thompson, Virginia Woolf, Homer, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allen Poe, Ernest Hemingway, Leo Tolstoy, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde,
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#35
Neil Gaiman
- Simply brilliant.

Max Barry
- lesser known, writes what he calls "corporate satire" that lampoons the world of business. His best work, imo, is Company.

Isaac Asimov
- I grew up with him, and I love a sci-fi writer who focuses on robots and people more than aliens.

Carl Sagan
- No one else can inspire awe of the universe like good ol' Carl.

Bart Ehrman
- focuses on history of the Bible and Christianity, in particular how human the two are. Realistic, scholarly criticism of the Bible from the perspective of a former believer.
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#36
H.G Wells and Terry Pratchett
I don't read as much as I used to Not enough time.
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#38
Tolkien, Douglas Adams and Christopher Hitchens. And Knut Hamsun even though he was a nazi- sympathiser.
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#40
kurt vonnegut
chuck palahniuk
jrr tolkien
hunter s thompson
alan moore
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