Name Your Favorite Author?

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  1. Taurus_9mm

    Taurus_9mm New Member

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    I'm just curious what types of books our fellow forum members enjoy and who their favorite authors are?

    My favorite is Harry Turtledove, a Historian who writes books on both alternate history and fantasy, although the latter doesn't interest me.

    I've ready most of his work though regarding alternate history and he has a solid grasp on the events that occured as well as the historical figures that played roles in said events.

    A couple of his that I enjoyed off the top of my hear were 'Guns of the South', which involved time travelers from the future supplying the Confederacy with AK-47s during the Civil War and the duology 'Days of Infamy' & 'End of the Beginning' where Japan not only attacks Hawaii but invades and conquers the islands during WW2 - at least until the US is strong enough to return.


    http://www.sfsite.com/~silverag/turtledove.html
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    Craiglylesa1 New Member

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    robert heinlein, wrote my fav book anyway. starship troopers.
  3. Road America

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    I guess my favorite author would be Issac Asimov - science fiction and real science books. O Henry is (was) great too. I never heard of Harry Turtledove, and I never thought much of alternative history books - but I have to admit the idea of the Confederates having AK-47's is a pretty cool idea. Yikes!!
  4. tim peterson

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    James A Michener, the author of 40 titles most of them Novels. My favorite being Centennial.
  5. For current writers, I would have to say David Weber and Tom Clancy. For writers no longer producing, it would be Robert A. Heinlein for sure! :D
  6. 94z07

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    1. Patrick O'Brian
    2. Frank Herbert
    3. C.S. Forester
    4. Bernard Cornwell
    5. James Gardner
    6. Tom Clancy
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    Red Storm Rising, Red October, Patriot Games, No Remorse, and Debt of Honor are a few books I have read from Tom Clancy. So I reckon Tom gets my vote as my favorite author. I believe I may have read a couple more of his books but their titles escape me at the moment. It has been a while since I have read any book.
  8. Big ugly

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    Allan Eckert. I have read All of his narratives on our history and the man really had an attention to detail. My wife and I took the time to travel Ohio and the surrouding states locating the places he wrote about and the detail was second to none.
  9. 94z07

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    I read that book, on the bounce, of course. :D I remember my surprise at how the MI was coed in the movie.

    I enjoyed I Robot. My eyes teared up as I read the story of Robbie.
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  10. 4EvrLearning

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    Current author: John Grisham. I know he writes pretty much "formula books" but I like them, anyway.

    In college I was introduced to John Milton, and he is, by far, the most amazing writer I've ever come across. Reading "Paradise Lost" was like Godiva Chocolate for the brain!
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    Tom Clancy, Stephen Ambrose, Stephen Hunter and Richard Marcinko in that order. :)


    Art
  12. shiftyer1

    shiftyer1 New Member

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    I'm a little simple minded I guess. I enjoy louis lamour and other authers similar.
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    Joseph Wambaugh Sue Grafton ( mystery ) and Dick Francis .

    I have to say , years ago I read Hunt for Red October and I literally couldn't put it down. I started reading it in the afternoon and stayed up until 4 A.M. .
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    I was a Sidney Sheldon fan forever and read all of his books! I loved his style and his story lines.
    I enjoy Sandra Browne books, and lately reading Anne Coulter and Chuck Norris.
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    Stephen King, Dark Tower Series
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    Dostoevsky. His works are timeless.
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