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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2016, 09:26:33 AM »

14- James Ellroy


He now lives in Denver and will come and introduce Noir films at the Alamo Drafthouse and do a Q&A afterwards.  I need to go to one of these screenings.
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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2016, 10:29:58 AM »
His language can be quite fruity.  ;D I'm surprised he'd ever leave LA. He seemed psychologically tied to it.
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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2016, 10:30:41 AM »
His language can be quite fruity.  ;D I'm surprised he'd ever leave LA. He seemed psychologically tied to it.

I just looked, he's hosting a screening of Miller's Crossing next month.  I just got tickets.
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 10:37:57 AM »
Wooooooow! I can only imagine Ellroy on MC. He might have a few opinions on it. Love to hear about it.
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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2016, 10:39:36 AM »
Wooooooow! I can only imagine Ellroy on MC. He might have a few opinions on it. Love to hear about it.

I'll definitely let you know how it goes. 
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 01:10:20 PM »
Love this thread. Wish I could contribute, but I haven't yet been alive long enough with the knowledge that I like reading.
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Re: Most-Read Authors
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2016, 02:26:14 PM »
Love this thread. Wish I could contribute, but I yet haven't been alive long enough with the knowledge that I like reading.

The beauty of reading today is that there are so many options.
Yes I love my physical books - nothing quite like a trip to the bookstore.
On the other hand - I love my kindle as well. On the go and carting 1000+ books with you?
Marvelous.
Plus there are ton's of free books available as well as lots of discounted books for sale (Bookbub FTW!) - thanks wingman for introducing me to that little money drain. ;)

No excuses - go catch up! :D
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2016, 02:27:49 PM »
Bookbub gets me at least a few times a week!  8)
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« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2016, 11:05:34 PM »
Orson Scott Card-- 42 books

Terry Pratchett-- 36 books

Isaac Asimov-- 31 books

C.S. Lewis-- 27 books

Neil Gaiman-- 27 books (including the Sandman series)

Stephen King-- 23 books

Diana Wynne Jones-- 19 books

John Grisham-- 18 books

Piers Anthony-- 16 books

Robert Heinlin-- 14 books

About 10 books each-- Rhet MacPherson, Jeff Smith, Plato, Gerald Morris, Kurt Vonnegut, Stephen Lawhead, Lloyd Alexander, Stephen R. Donaldson, Frank Herbert

However, there is one author whom I have read more than any other, and more frequently.  I have read exactly 55 Dr. Seuss books (including 5 written as Theo LeSig and his adult book The Seven Lady Godivas), and some of these I have read more than a hundred times, such as The Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks.
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