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Hi buddies Tell Me About Your favorite Writer. my favorite writer is Tibor Fischer

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« Reply #1 on: (01:49:13/09-23-12) »
Mark Twain tops my list, but I also like Herber Asbury. I actually read a lot of primary source histories. I also seem to find myself reading Game Master's Survival Guide by jim pinto for L5R regardless of system I am playing.
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« Reply #2 on: (04:04:03/09-23-12) »
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« Reply #3 on: (13:52:29/09-23-12) »
Hard to choose, due to different writing styles, but it's a toss-up between Sir Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher.  David Weber is still in the running, however.
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« Reply #4 on: (16:37:37/09-23-12) »
Hard to choose, due to different writing styles, but it's a toss-up between Sir Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher.  David Weber is still in the running, however.

I gotta go with Sir Pterry on that one. Butcher isn't bad but he's got a few problems that keep me from considering him on Pratchett's level. He's too heavy-handed in places, rather formulaic in others, relies too heavily on Harry being a cosmic punching bag, and he's got too many internal inconsistancies.

The last point, especially, irks me since he contradicts himself constantly on the relative power and abilities of the "NPCs" from Christian mythology compared to those from older religions, like the Faeries (Eldest Gruff vs Magog comes to mind) or Shagnasty The Skinwalker.
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« Reply #5 on: (20:10:12/09-23-12) »
Ringo, Weber and Butcher are my top three followed by W.E.B. Griffin
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« Reply #6 on: (12:32:06/09-24-12) »
Hard to choose, due to different writing styles, but it's a toss-up between Sir Terry Pratchett and Jim Butcher.  David Weber is still in the running, however.

I gotta go with Sir Pterry on that one. Butcher isn't bad but he's got a few problems that keep me from considering him on Pratchett's level. He's too heavy-handed in places, rather formulaic in others, relies too heavily on Harry being a cosmic punching bag, and he's got too many internal inconsistancies.

The last point, especially, irks me since he contradicts himself constantly on the relative power and abilities of the "NPCs" from Christian mythology compared to those from older religions, like the Faeries (Eldest Gruff vs Magog comes to mind) or Shagnasty The Skinwalker.

One more vote for Terry Pratchett.  And he's quite fun in RL too, at least when surrounded by his loonies (that's what he calls his fans on DW cons).  Proud to be one of them.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: (14:42:58/09-24-12) »
Sir PTerry:  ONE OF US!  ONE OF US!!!  ;D
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« Reply #8 on: (15:05:42/09-24-12) »
Another vote for the Meteor Weilding Knight, from some random shmuck across the Atlantic!
...um...by which I mean me.
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« Reply #9 on: (19:43:55/09-24-12) »
How many knights, suffering from a physically disabling disease, goes out and MINES THEIR OWN IRON for their sword???  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: (20:20:31/09-24-12) »
Man, he found and made that sword BEFORE he got knighted!

He truly deserves the title.

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« Reply #11 on: (15:56:28/09-25-12) »
More votes for Prachett. None can beat the man who invented a whole race of Igors and puts 6-foot-6 dwarves or Orangutan librarians in his books.

Second place to Tolkien (who I read before he started making movies, 'cuz I'm cool like that!), third I might actually give to Tom Clancy.
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« Reply #12 on: (16:00:25/09-25-12) »
The books I've read most lately, have been from Mercedes Lackey.
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« Reply #13 on: (00:59:37/09-26-12) »
Sir Pterry, J.R.R.T., Neil Stephenson, Jim Butcher, William Gibson. And that's besides the various Russian sci-fi authors.
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« Reply #14 on: (13:22:30/09-26-12) »
Right now I'm reading a lot of Stephen Leather thrillers, and for fantasy my knee-jerk favorite of the moment would be Patrick Rothfuss (with George RR Martin neck and neck).