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Who is Your favorite Writer?

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« Reply #45 on: <02-16-13/2323:32> »
Beer.

Of course, I'm Canadian, so that's typically my answer to everything.  ;D

To quote the great philosopher Homer:

"Beer. The cause of, and the solution to, all the worlds' problems."
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« Reply #46 on: <02-19-13/0033:49> »
To quote the great philosopher Homer:

"Beer. The cause of, and the solution to, all the worlds' problems."

I thought you were talking about the other Homer for a second.


I'm not really good at picking favorites, but I think that Joseph Heller is up there.

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« Reply #47 on: <04-09-13/0620:28> »
Mine is Margaret Drabble, and her “A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman book was my favourite.
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« Reply #48 on: <04-09-13/0706:36> »
Piers Anthony.  Check out the Xanth series if you like humor mixed with fantasy, or the Proton/Phase series if you prefer to keep it more serious.
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« Reply #49 on: <04-09-13/0820:37> »
Boy oh boy, I might actually stand out ;D Not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

I dig the Strugatsky brothers and their social science fiction (my favourite kind) hidden from censor in plain sight. Also I highly recommend Stanisław Lem to those who love some philosophy with their fiction.
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« Reply #50 on: <04-09-13/1012:16> »
George R.R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones", book one of "A Song Of Ice And Fire"

I can't watch TV or movies (don't ask) and my reading ability is limited (really don't ask.  I don't want the banhammer in the face!) but I'm getting through this one slowly.  It was a good companion after surgery during the times when the magic button didn't make all the pain go away and I was stuck awake.
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« Reply #51 on: <04-10-13/0101:45> »
But...I have to ask!  Are you saying you "can't", meaning you refuse to?  Or you're actually unable to watch stuff and read?  I feel really bad for you, if it's the latter.
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« Reply #52 on: <04-10-13/0130:58> »
and Richard K. Morgan.

Best writer I have come accross in a long time.

Special mention goes to Terry Pratchett of course.

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« Reply #53 on: <04-10-13/0221:41> »
But...I have to ask!  Are you saying you "can't", meaning you refuse to?  Or you're actually unable to watch stuff and read?  I feel really bad for you, if it's the latter.
Actually, literally can not.

Sit in front of the TV/Computer, try to watch something, get at most ten minutes before I have to stop.  Five is closer to the average.  There are YouTube Videos I can't watch!
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« Reply #54 on: <04-10-13/0429:28> »
That's unquestionably awful.  Sorry, man.
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« Reply #55 on: <05-07-13/2143:19> »
Actually can't possibly choose a single favorite, but the top twenty might include: H.P. Lovecraft, Stephen King, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Brian Michael Bendis (earlier indie work only),  Matthew Woodring Stover (Acts of Caine series), David Milch (if television counts), George R.R. Martin, Nigel Findley.

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« Reply #56 on: <04-20-14/0826:24> »
It's a tie between James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks.

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« Reply #57 on: <05-24-14/1218:52> »
Somewhat of a bookworm.  Of many, I'd mention Patricia Briggs as a good writer who spans different genres of fiction.
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« Reply #58 on: <05-24-14/1244:14> »
The vast majority of the stuff I read is non-fiction, but limiting myself to fiction-only (and, simply because it's much easier, living authors), I'd go with AS Byatt, Denis Johnson, Jim Harrison, and Don DeLillo.
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« Reply #59 on: <05-24-14/1328:47> »
Tolkien and Robert Jordan.