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Jericho wrote:Stephen King
Karen Traviss
James Patterson
Timothy Zahn
Kellie Armstrong


I've been reading a few k Armstrong books lately. I've just finished my third one. I'm really enjoying them! :)



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I will read almost anything. I do have a soft spot for Roald Dahl, John Irving, Irvine Welsh, Stephen Fry, Nick Hornby, Ian McEwan are just some i love.




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Terry Prachett,
Conn Igguldon,
Mary Renault,
Manda Scott,
Phillipa Gregory,
Stephen Lawhead,
James Clavell,
Thousands , too many to mention all of them.

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staroffurby wrote:I will read almost anything. I do have a soft spot for Roald Dahl, John Irving, Irvine Welsh, Stephen Fry, Nick Hornby, Ian McEwan are just some i love.


I'm curious 'Furby - do you find Irvine Welsh accessible? I dont mean the subject matter - rather the dialogue. ( well you must do, he's on your list of favourites - but can it be a struggle?)

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Whirliegig wrote:
staroffurby wrote:I will read almost anything. I do have a soft spot for Roald Dahl, John Irving, Irvine Welsh, Stephen Fry, Nick Hornby, Ian McEwan are just some i love.


I'm curious 'Furby - do you find Irvine Welsh accessible? I dont mean the subject matter - rather the dialogue. ( well you must do, he's on your list of favourites - but can it be a struggle?)


The first page or two can be hard to grasp. I soon find myself reading with a Scotish accent, i think some people try to fight his linguistic style. If you just go with it, then it becomes very enjoyable.




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Far too many to list, but by all time favorites:
Stephen King
Richard Laymon
Dean Koontz
James Herbert
Jeffery Deaver
Terry Pratchett

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Fay Weldon.
Ruth Rendell (but strangely NOT Barbara Vine ....) :chin:
Agatha Christie.


Fave novel ... Wuthering Heights.




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Mary Stewart
Victoria Holt/Jean Plaidy

Catherine Cookson,

Brenda Jagger

Dporothy Eden

Josephine Edgar

Mazo de la Roche

Agatha Christie

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Trixiebelle wrote:Fay Weldon.
Ruth Rendell (but strangely NOT Barbara Vine ....) :chin:
Agatha Christie.


Fave novel ... Wuthering Heights.


I prefered Barbara Vine! :D

Terry Pratchett
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Granny Weatherwax wrote:I prefered Barbara Vine! :D

Terry Pratchett
Ian Rankin
Neil Gainman
Kathy Reichs
Jonathan Kellerman
P J Tracey
Minette Walters
Agatha Christie


How did I guess Terry would be in there? :chin: :rofl: :D

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James Patterson
Jeffery Deaver
Richard Laymon
Stephen King
James Herbert
Dean Koontz
(bit of a theme there I think)

I also Like Alexander Cordell. He wrote stories set around the Chartists and Rebecca Riots in Wales.

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Stephen King
Minette Walters
Christopher Brookmyre
Carl Hiasson
Iain Banks
Dean Koontz
Irvine Welsh
Ian Rankin

staroffurby - I know what you mean about Irvine Welsh - I gave up after two pages of Trainspotting and I'm Scottish! You just have to get your head round reading words I have been saying all my life, so I went back to it and throughly enjoyed it , was disappointed with Porno though - I hope they don't make a film out of it.



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for her magazine and newspaper articles, I always find Julie Burchill really good value. She's a good writer and I always enjoy her pieces . Same with Jeremy Clarkson.

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(I do like Bill Bryson as well)

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Jodi Picoult
Jill Mansell
Katie Fforde
Kate Atkinson
J.K.Rowling

A bit of a mixed bag...I'm sure there others but I can't think of any off hand!

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