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Posted: Aug 22, 2013 - 4:28pm

 haresfur wrote:


 
I love Elmore Leonard's writing.  So sad he is gone.
 
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Posted: Aug 22, 2013 - 3:28pm

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Posted: Aug 22, 2013 - 8:32am

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I've gone through phases where I get caught up with a particular author and read a ton of their stuff (this is currently happening with Robert Ludlum), but my favorite all-time author is Pat Conroy. A fellow Carolinian, and an amateur cooking enthusiast to boot.



 
i was just going to say he is in my top 5.
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Posted: Aug 22, 2013 - 8:27am

Elmore Leonard, Modern Prose Master, Noted For His Terse Prose Style And For Writing About Things Perfectly And Succinctly With A Remarkable Economy Of Words, Unfortunately And Sadly Expired This Gloomy Tuesday At The Age Of 87 Years Old 
 
It's an Onion obituary but keeping that in mind it's actually pretty good. 
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Posted: Jan 19, 2010 - 11:36am

I've gone through phases where I get caught up with a particular author and read a ton of their stuff (this is currently happening with Robert Ludlum), but my favorite all-time author is Pat Conroy. A fellow Carolinian, and an amateur cooking enthusiast to boot.


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 11:33pm

 nvrknew1 wrote:
burton cummings is my favorite author who sang a mean tune

 
Was he from Minnesota ?

 Oh wait, it was Canada.

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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 11:30pm

burton cummings is my favorite author who sang a mean tune
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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 11:21pm

 Leslie wrote:

Mine too, bokenator!
 
My Dad used to make me go out in the pre dawn hours to break the boat out through the ice  to set decoys  so we could shoot stuff that my Mom did not want to cook, clean or mess with in any way, shape or form.
   She didn't come down from the mountains to help put some dumb Army Air Corp boy through engineering college stuff for that. {#Lol}

  The best part of it was that it was a 2 hour drive until  we got there. On the way we had the priviledge of listening to perhaps the greatest jazz DJ ever, the God like Felix Grant.

 Another link to the  Godlike Felix Grant


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:59pm

 bokey wrote:

 Anyway, "Chesapeake"  is easily in my all time top 10 favorite novels.
 
Mine too, bokenator!

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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:52pm

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James Michener and Irving Stone have been my favorite authors for the past 35 years. I love their elaborate and far-reaching historical novels.

 
I gave my Dad "Mexico" by Michener right after he got out of the skilled nursing place last year, just because it was around since  I'd got it for 50 cents at a yard sale. {#Lol}I imagine it was like a  neurological kick start after staring at the ceiling for 3 months.

 Anyway, "Chesapeake"  is easily in my all time top 10 favorite novels.

 


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:45pm

James Michener and Irving Stone have been my favorite authors for the past 35 years. I love their elaborate and far-reaching historical novels.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 10:23pm

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 I remember this as a movie with Bette Davis. It was chilling.
 
But inferior!
His books are like this.............................................
yawn...................................................................
yawn.....................................................................
yawn.......................................................................................OMIGODOMIGOD!!!!!!!!

I think that each book has its special style. Other is a great low key thriller. Lady is sweet...until. And Crowned Heads is actually 4 stories that tie together, with movie stars involved in horrible situations. I may just have to reread them again. 

A lot of his stuff came before Stephen King was a household name and hack. This was some trailblazing writing at the time. 


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 9:47pm

 dmax wrote:
Thomas Tryon



Wrote "Harvest Home" which I regularly name as my fave scary book, alongside The Shining.
Also the fabulous The Other, Lady, and Crowned Heads.

A magnificent 1-2-3-4 punch of genius, which he then couldn't follow up on, and later died of lung cancer in '91. He was also an actor, which is how most folks know him. I coincidentally met his brother once, who described him as "really weird."

 I remember this as a movie with Bette Davis. It was chilling.


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 9:31pm

Thomas Tryon



Wrote "Harvest Home" which I regularly name as my fave scary book, alongside The Shining.
Also the fabulous The Other, Lady, and Crowned Heads.

A magnificent 1-2-3-4 punch of genius, which he then couldn't follow up on, and later died of lung cancer in '91. He was also an actor, which is how most folks know him. I coincidentally met his brother once, who described him as "really weird."


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Posted: Jan 18, 2010 - 9:23pm

One of mine passed 46 years ago yesterday: T.H. White.  He wrote The Once and Future King, a book which I first read in high school and which influenced me profoundly.