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10. September 2003, 14:48:00
lilac fairy 
Emne: Re:
Oh right, yes I like Graham Masterton, haven't tried RL, I don't always enjoy Stephen King for some reason, I did enjoy the Shawshank Redemption, it was only a short story too, I read it a long time before they made a film of it, and the book was even better than the film, which usually is the case.

10. September 2003, 14:34:52
harley 
Hey its Magenta who started this board, don't blame me!! ROFL!!
Dean Koontz? Excellent choice! I have his whole collection! Don't forget Graham Masterton and Richard Layman!! And check out Stephen Kings 'Insomnia' if you haven't already. Fantastic!

10. September 2003, 14:31:25
lilac fairy 
Emne: Who's to blame for this then????
Oh honestly Ms Harleykins, you have a lot to answer for, I've just been and bought three Dean Koontz books from Amazon. Now I'm off to look for some John Grisham ones, haven't read any books for ages, now you've all started me off. lolololo

10. September 2003, 14:29:14
Badinage 
Third best book available today Harley :o)

10. September 2003, 14:26:35
harley 
To Kill a Mocking Bird... David Copperfield...

10. September 2003, 13:06:07
Usurper 
Emne: Re: Some Good Books
Magenta: Not only that but Animal Farm, Brave New World and a host of other classics on this spur-of-moment list. :o)

10. September 2003, 06:53:06
ScarletRose 
Emne: Willa Cather
"My Antonia'"

Very inspirational!!

10. September 2003, 06:12:15
The Listener 
Emne: Re: Some Good Books
I noticed you forgot to add George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty Four" to your list!

10. September 2003, 05:55:49
Usurper 
Emne: Re: Some Good Books
Gulp. I stand corrected. Of course you are right as I now recall. Too many jack & cokes. lol

10. September 2003, 05:53:35
The Listener 
Emne: Re: Some Good Books
Usurper KM: "The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test" was not written by Ken Kesey. Although it was about Kesey, the author was Tom Wolfe.

10. September 2003, 02:19:48
Usurper 
Emne: Some Good Books
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Steppenwolfe - Herman Hesse
Stranger In A Strange Land - Robert Heinlein
Lectures on Levi - Machiavelli
The Republic - Plato
The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test - Ken Kesey
Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
The Word for World is Forest - Ursula K. LeGuin
The Cost of Discipleship - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Beyond Good & Evil - Nietzche
Pride & Prejudice - Jane Austen
Nichomachean Ethics - Aristotle
Leviathan - Hobbes
Essays - Emerson
Dune - Frank Herbert
Lord of the Rings - Tolkien
If Beale Street Could Talk - James Baldwin
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut
Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain
The Secret Doctrine - Blavatsky

9. September 2003, 22:07:32
Stardust 
Emne: Re: favorite books
ty I will! :-)

9. September 2003, 21:12:17
carolinaQT 
Emne: Re: favorite books
Stardust try "A Rose For Her Grave"

9. September 2003, 20:42:33
danoschek 
Emne: Austrian Figure of Speech
If you lose the ability of naming crap crap
- you eventually will start to stink yourself ... ~*~

9. September 2003, 19:20:14
Stardust 
Emne: Re: favorite books
I enjoyed her writing very much and would have loved to read more of her work,but it's taking me awhile to get past "Bitter Harvest". (2 years lol)
Could you recommend something of hers I would like better,please? :-)

9. September 2003, 19:11:33
carolinaQT 
Emne: Re: favorite books
I agree Stardust....Ann's book "Small Sacrifices" will do the same thing.

9. September 2003, 18:42:33
Stardust 
Emne: Re: favorite books
I read "Bitter Harvest" by Ann Rule.
It was very well written.Very descriptive ...almost too much so. It left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Oh,I don't blame Ms Rule except to say she really knows how to draw an accurate picture. I almost threw the book out when I was finished. Anyone who has read it and has children would understand.

9. September 2003, 18:27:30
Fencer 
I forgot to mention Jane Jensen.

9. September 2003, 18:22:53
carolinaQT 
Emne: favorite books
Oh yes I also love true crime..Love all the Ann Rule books

9. September 2003, 17:29:53
167 Pips 
Emne: fav books
I read true crime and Don Pendeleton books
books like
stony man
executioner
any Mack Bolan books
and any casino books I can find

9. September 2003, 17:27:45
Hannelore 
Emne: Re: Steinbeck
I am from Salinas where Steinbeck lived. My dad used to deliver his newspaper. :) Just wanted to tell you all. My families claim to fame. LOL

9. September 2003, 04:05:48
The Listener 
Emne: Some of my fave authors
Robert A. Heinlein
Rod Serling
Ray Bradbury
George Orwell
Hermann Hesse
Lewis Carroll
Aldous Huxley
Mark Twain
Jack London
J.R.R. Tolkien
Dr. Carl Sagan

I'm always open to discussion of new and unknown authors, so, fire away!

9. September 2003, 01:45:27
Andersp 
Emne: Re: Steinbeck
Thanks Dano..ill try that one :)

9. September 2003, 01:30:28
danoschek 
Emne: Re: Steinbeck
The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights (1976) ? ~*~

9. September 2003, 01:14:21
Andersp 
Emne: Steinbeck
Read a book many years ago in Sweden.
If i translate (try) the swedish title it is:
"The knights around Danny's table" by John Steinbeck. Cant find it, have searched Amazon.com and Ebay. Any idea of another english title?

8. September 2003, 23:12:18
danoschek 
Emne: My FIRST favourite authors
during the 60s have been Hans Fallada and Hermann Hesse ...

no offense though intended towards the dreamcatchers of my childhood,
Werner Bergengruen, Erich Kaestner and the great Astrid Lindgren :) ... ~*~

8. September 2003, 23:05:01
danoschek 
Emne: Deadzone :)
because unlike Stephan, Steven is just a plagiator-king ... ~*~

8. September 2003, 17:17:44
lilac fairy 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
Oh yes I like Grisham too, I'd forgotten him, I like the occasional Stephan King.

8. September 2003, 16:11:06
carolinaQT 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
My favorite Authors are Stephan King and John Grisham

8. September 2003, 13:35:30
lilac fairy 
Emne: Re:
Oh I love Wilbur Smith books, I find them so interesting and exciting too, especially his ones situated in Africa. Dean Koontz I enjoy too. Ohhhh I feel like a good read now, I haven't had one for ages. Amazon here I come. lololo

8. September 2003, 13:28:03
Fencer 
I don't have a car :-)

8. September 2003, 13:10:10
harley 
I hope you don't drive to work!! lol!!

8. September 2003, 13:10:10
MadMonkey 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
Fencer, now i know you are a clever guy (well sometimes lol), but you can't expect me to believe you can Read & Drive as well - if so i thinking we should do something about Drink & Driving ;-)

8. September 2003, 13:06:58
Fencer 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
Mostly on the way to my work and back :-)

8. September 2003, 13:03:44
harley 
... or Graham Masterton, Richard Layman, Dean Koontz...

8. September 2003, 13:02:41
MadMonkey 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
Good point Whisperz LOL :-)

Give me Stephen King or James Herbert.....

8. September 2003, 13:00:13
Badinage 
Best books ever: The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings :O)

Harry Potter doesn't even come close LOL (although still quite readable)

8. September 2003, 12:55:26
WhisperzQ 
Emne: Re: My favourite authors
Fencer: Work, game site, games .... so when do you get time to read?

8. September 2003, 09:33:59
Fencer 
Emne: My favourite authors
Donald E. Westlake (Hot rock, Bad news, Don't ask), Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy), Stanislaw Lem (Solaris, Cyberiad, Master's voice), J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Alan Dean Foster (Alien, Aliens), Andrzej Sapkowski (Wiedzmin), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) and many authors of Star Trek novels (Ann C. Crispin, James Blish, Gene DeWeese).

:-)

8. September 2003, 08:31:17
The Listener 
Emne: Welcome!
Here, I hope you will find a great group of open-minded people who love to read!

In Ancient times, there were people known as the Scribes. Their job was to record events and stories for future generations to enjoy. We are forever in their debt.

"It's not the amount of books you read, it's which books you read that counts."

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