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lemmywinks

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Even if they've only written one book worth reading ever.

JRR Tolkien
Dan Brown (meh)
George Orwell
Mitch Albom
Stephen King

I'm not a crazy reader and I only read the more popular books but I'm interested to see what other folk here read.
 

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Your list sucks. Mine will be better when I eventually start reading books.
 

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Originally Posted by lemmywinks
JRR Tolkien
Dan Brown (meh)
George Orwell
Mitch Albom
Stephen King


jesus christ
 

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- J.K. Rowling
- Paulo Coelho
- J.D. Salinger
- Dan Brown
- Tie between Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot
 

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Tolstoy
Twain
Hemingway
C.S. Lewis
Poe
 

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I'm going to limit my answers to 20c authors ... and these are favorites ... not necessarily who I think is best.

1. James Joyce
2. James/Jan Morris
3. Gore Vidal
4. Graham Greene
5. Walker Percy
6. --
 

MetroStyles

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Lol u guys r shitty intellectuals

Martin Amis
Henry miller
Charles bukowski
Dostoevsky
Murakami
 

lemmywinks

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I know my list isn't anything spectacular because I read that much which is why I am expanding my horizons.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Lol u guys r shitty intellectuals

Martin Amis
Henry miller
Charles bukowski
Dostoevsky
Murakami


Who said we were intellectuals? Have you read CE at all?
 

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For English literature, in no particular order: Joseph Heller Chuck Palahniuk Bret Easton Ellis Irvince Welsh Tom Sharpe Actually I have no five favourites, but these are pretty good.
Originally Posted by lemmywinks
I know my list isn't anything spectacular because I read that much which is why I am expanding my horizons.
Dan Brown's works are truly, very poorly written. The others are just fine, I guess. Never heard of Albom.
 

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Originally Posted by CDFS
For English literature, in no particular order: Joseph Heller Chuck Palahniuk Bret Easton Ellis Irvince Welsh Tom Sharpe
I greatly enjoy Heller and Irvin Welsh. Ellis - AP was one of the best books I've read given the unique narrative voice and brilliant interplay between the horrific and the hilarious. The rest of his stuff always felt like more of the same, only not as well done. If I was basing the list on each author's best book, I don't think I could leave Ellis off my list.
 

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Is this a list of the five authors we enjoy reading the most, or a list of the five authors who we consider to be "the best?"
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
I greatly enjoy Heller and Irvin Welsh. Ellis - AP was one of the best books I've read given the unique narrative voice and brilliant interplay between the horrific and the hilarious. The rest of his stuff always felt like more of the same, only not as well done. If I was basing the list on each author's best book, I don't think I could leave Ellis off my list.
One of the single books I enjoyed was Lolitha, Nabokov. Sad fact about me is that I often enjoy a pulp fantasy novels far better than Hochkultur, but I guess I'm not special in that either.
 

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Originally Posted by MetroStyles
Martin Amis Henry miller Charles bukowski Dostoevsky Murakami
Three of my favorites as well. I'd have to substitute Martin Amis and Murakami for Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson only because they initially sparked my interest in Miller, Bukowski, and Dostoevsky. I feel bad about leaving William S. Burroughs and Kurt Vonnegut of my list...
 

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