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23 Nov 2007, 7:59 pm

Peter F. Hamilton is my favourite writer, his books are inventive and insightful into a full view of various possibilities and futures, whilst not being too farfetched. He does pressure himself into writing for long hours sometimes, though.

I've read the Night's Dawn Trilogy, and am currently reading the Commonwealth Saga.

J.R.R Tolkien comes a close second, I think.


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23 Nov 2007, 8:08 pm

Hahaha, my mistake.


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23 Nov 2007, 8:08 pm

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04 Dec 2007, 4:39 pm

My favourite author is probably Elizabeth Laird. She writes pretty well for Aspies with few expressions and not too many parts where you have to guess. I also like Rudyard Kipling etc...


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04 Dec 2007, 5:13 pm

I like Camus. His books are all very short, but not a word is wasted.



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04 Dec 2007, 5:51 pm

Kate Mosse, John Le Carré, Jostein Gaarder, Kahlil Gibran, Salman Rushdie :)



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05 Dec 2007, 5:00 am

LeKiwi wrote:
Kate Mosse, John Le Carré, Jostein Gaarder, Kahlil Gibran, Salman Rushdie :)


I'm a teenager and I haven't read books from most of those authors because I'm a wee bit too young. However, I've read "The Orange Girl" by Jostein Gaarder and I REALLY LIKE IT!! :D


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05 Dec 2007, 12:11 pm

I'm a rather large fan of Hunter S. Thompson, brilliant writing style.



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05 Dec 2007, 12:32 pm

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I'm a rather large fan of Hunter S. Thompson, brilliant writing style.


loved fear and loathing, can't get into generation of swine. What else is good?



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05 Dec 2007, 1:30 pm

mightyzebra wrote:
LeKiwi wrote:
Kate Mosse, John Le Carré, Jostein Gaarder, Kahlil Gibran, Salman Rushdie :)


I'm a teenager and I haven't read books from most of those authors because I'm a wee bit too young. However, I've read "The Orange Girl" by Jostein Gaarder and I REALLY LIKE IT!! :D


I'm only 20! ;)

Kate Mosse is brilliant, you'd probably really like her - it's not all intellectual like Rushdie or le Carré, just good old-fashioned 'chick-lit' adventure/romance stuff, but for people with a few brains... :P

Gaarder's 'Sophie's World' is one of my favourite books ever though, he's hilarious!!



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05 Dec 2007, 2:20 pm

LeKiwi wrote:
mightyzebra wrote:
LeKiwi wrote:
Kate Mosse, John Le Carré, Jostein Gaarder, Kahlil Gibran, Salman Rushdie :)


I'm a teenager and I haven't read books from most of those authors because I'm a wee bit too young. However, I've read "The Orange Girl" by Jostein Gaarder and I REALLY LIKE IT!! :D


I'm only 20! ;)

Kate Mosse is brilliant, you'd probably really like her - it's not all intellectual like Rushdie or le Carré, just good old-fashioned 'chick-lit' adventure/romance stuff, but for people with a few brains... :P

Gaarder's 'Sophie's World' is one of my favourite books ever though, he's hilarious!!


Isn't Sophie's World like an introduction to philosophical ideas? I think I read it when I was about 16 and loved it, didn't find it funny though???



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05 Dec 2007, 2:20 pm

David Mitchell.



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06 Dec 2007, 5:06 pm

I share John Irving's love of Gunter Grass and Charles Dickens, but, strangely enough, I don't like John Irving. I also adore Primo Levi, one of those rare writers that can write about the strongest grief and anger with grace.

Also, Sophie's World and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas were very, very cool.



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06 Dec 2007, 9:02 pm

sarahstilettos wrote:
LeKiwi wrote:
mightyzebra wrote:
LeKiwi wrote:
Kate Mosse, John Le Carré, Jostein Gaarder, Kahlil Gibran, Salman Rushdie :)


I'm a teenager and I haven't read books from most of those authors because I'm a wee bit too young. However, I've read "The Orange Girl" by Jostein Gaarder and I REALLY LIKE IT!! :D


I'm only 20! ;)

Kate Mosse is brilliant, you'd probably really like her - it's not all intellectual like Rushdie or le Carré, just good old-fashioned 'chick-lit' adventure/romance stuff, but for people with a few brains... :P

Gaarder's 'Sophie's World' is one of my favourite books ever though, he's hilarious!!


Isn't Sophie's World like an introduction to philosophical ideas? I think I read it when I was about 16 and loved it, didn't find it funny though???



Yup! He's basically condensed about 5,000 years of thought into 500 pages... brilliantly clever. I just found the prose really amusing; the way he writes - perhaps it's because it's translated from Norwegian, or perhaps it's like that anyway and they've retained it. Either way I find his style very funny.