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    Your favorite author

    My top 3 right now is:
    1. Wilbur Smith
    2. Jo Nesbo
    3. John Irving

    Guess the main reason is that this is the authors that I've been reading most of lately......but also good entertainment and a perfect way to kill some rainy days. Doing 2-3 books a week at the moment :-)
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    For me, I would think:

    1 Bill Bryson
    2 John Grisham
    3 Charles Dickens ( I know; but just timeless and I could read some of his stuff time after time. )

    I did used to read a lot of Wilbur Smith but he went very obvious for me and I didn't enjoy his later stuff. I like some of the Thai-centric authors these days too, Jake Needham and Dean Barett particularly, and I like Stephen Leather's stuff more and more.
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    also like the books from Sam Burdett (not sure about his name) fun and interesting about a Thai policeman
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    Henning Mankel ******
    John Steinbeck,
    Jo Nesbø
    Håkan Nesser
    Liza Marklund

    and not forget Kjell Hallbing
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    Nietzsche

    Aldous Huxley

    Aleister Crowley

    J K Rowling

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thin White Duke View Post
    Nietzsche

    Aldous Huxley

    Aleister Crowley

    J K Rowling
    You are starting to scare me......

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    Neil Gaiman

    Terry Pratchett

    Neal Stephenson


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    Kinda like JRR Tolkien as well

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    Jim Thompson is also quite good with his dodgy self destructive characters..........
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    Top 3 right now
    John Burdett
    Peter Hamilton
    James Ellroy

    Anne rice ..oops 4..so hard to choose so many good ones

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    i just can't read fiction anymore, for about the last 6 years but i'd like to get back into it. I use to read it tons

    1) Ben Mezrich- The Ugly Americans was one of the best books i ever read. He also wrote Rigged, 21 and the book that became the Social Network movie
    2) Michael Lewis- mostly sports/finance mixed together

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    James Patterson & Ed Mc Bain.
    I'd like to get into some of those Skandi crime authors who I have read good write up's about.
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    I think Jo Nesbø would suit you Roger,but start with first ones and read you up,its in a way a story about a fiktiv person "Harry Hole is the main character in a series of, so far, ten crime novels written by Jo Nesbø. Hole is a classic loose cannon in the police force, with few close friends and some unorthodox methods"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakebite911 View Post
    Neil Gaiman

    Terry Pratchett

    Neal Stephenson

    How could I forget Terry Pratchett? Genius...
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    Always going to be a tough one, so many different genres. Arthur Koestler would be high on my list of favorites who I've probably read most of. I could name about 20 more, with Dickens, Orwell, Chekhov and Dostoevsky being highly placed also.

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    Raymond E. Feist, Dean Koontz, Robert Jordan are some of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petter View Post
    I think Jo Nesbø would suit you Roger,but start with first ones and read you up,its in a way a story about a fiktiv person "Harry Hole is the main character in a series of, so far, ten crime novels written by Jo Nesbø. Hole is a classic loose cannon in the police force, with few close friends and some unorthodox methods"
    Well that can be difficult since the second book is not translated to English yet, that is a pity since that book is staged in Bangkok.

    Roger, if you want to read Nesbo I think you should start with The Readbreast.

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    Michael Connelly, Robert Crais, Laura Hillenbrand, Vince Flynn, Nelson DeMille, Stephen Hunter....and a few more. In the past, Herman Wouk and James Michener.


    Forgot John Lescroart
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    It's funny how where we are born often reflect what we like to read. I've only heard of 3 of Bills authors. I got a load of books from a friend from somewhere in the south of the US and I had no idea what it was all about......."children of the corn" type of things and farmer related James bond characters 555
    At the same time I'm sure some of the Scandinavian authors wouldn't go down very well in some other parts of the world.........For starters I would go for Jo Nesbo, Henning Mankell and Stieg Larson.
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    ^^^ Actually love Jo Nesbo also....and of course Stieg Larson, but he had such a small body of work and won't be producing anymore.
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