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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2012, 04:16:16 PM »
Unordered:

Margaret Atwood
David Sedaris
Leo Tolstoy
Jane Austen
LM Montgomery
John Banville
Cormac McCarthy
George Eliot
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Haruki Murakami

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2012, 04:25:58 PM »
I don't know anyone well enough other that Heinlein, and even with him I've only read maybe 10-15% of his work.

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2012, 04:33:15 PM »
Come now, a famed seafarer such as yourself must have read at least a little Rand McNally in his day.

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2012, 04:49:44 PM »
I seen a ship goes by that name. A fine ol' clipper she was too... before I sank 'er.

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #24 on: January 24, 2012, 04:58:55 PM »
Which of Haruki Murakami's books would be good to start with?



1. Madeleine Brent
2. Charlotte Brontë
3. Jane Austen
4. Madeleine L'Engle
5. Robin McKinley
6. Megan Whalen Turner
7. Shannon Hale
8. J.K. Rowling
9. L.M. Montgomery
10.  (I'm leaving this open for the author I haven't met yet.)

Oh look, all women! (except Brent)  Once again, my list is the polar opposite of AAAutin's.  :D
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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #25 on: January 24, 2012, 05:02:25 PM »
Oh, why didn't I include Rowling? Addenda: Rowling, Roberto Bolaņo.

I think The Wind-up Bird Chronicle would be a nice place to start with Murakami. It's a longer work that sinks you into his world of recurring tropes.
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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #26 on: January 24, 2012, 05:07:48 PM »
Thanks tiny, I'm going to the library today and will see if they have it. Are you in L.A.?
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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2012, 05:15:13 PM »
Once again, my list is the polar opposite of AAAutin's.  :D

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2012, 05:36:42 PM »
Thanks tiny, I'm going to the library today and will see if they have it. Are you in L.A.?

Nope, still in Toronto, probably until early March now. It's too bad that I didn't buy winter boots in anticipation of being in LA!

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Re: Top Ten Authors
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2012, 05:55:32 PM »
Yes, different apparel to be sure.

Once again, my list is the polar opposite of AAAutin's.  :D

Jane Austen's FIGHT CLUB!


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