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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 5:10 pm 
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I like Alan Bennett too, I watched The History Boys when it was released some while ago on the insistence of my girlfriend who has seen the original cast and others in theatre several times. I also remember liking Talking Heads which we started in part for GCSE.

My favourite playwrights though are Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekov. I also very much enjoyed The Duchess of Malfi by Webster (a contemporary of Shakespeare) when I came to study it for A level.

My favourite author is still Ayn Rand.

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Favorite French author: Victor Hugo
Favorite Russian: Chekhov or Turgenev
Favorite American: Edgar Allan Poe
Favorite English: J.R.R. Tolkien

However, since I am limited to the books I have read, this list is inevitably subject to change.


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My faveorite poets would be
Edgar Allen Poe
Sappho
Syliva Plath
William Wordsworth
William Blake

and faveorite playwrites are
Shakespeare (Bet that one was hard to guess) and
Jean-Paul Sartre

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i've always adored poe, and agatha christie has been a favorite forever, i also love to read anything by jonathan kellerman, dean koontz, and most of mary roberts rinehart.


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Paul S. Kemp writes some great fantasy, Robert B. Parker for a gritty mystery. For the classics, I guess Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

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Liz Carlyle and Jane Feather are my 2 favorites in the romance genre. Mz Carlyle's Never Deceive a Duke just made the NY Times Best Seller List this month. I'm an avid fan of hers and of Ms. Feather's...who also writes mysteries.
Actually... I have so many favorites....cannot possibly list them all here. Some of them you all have already mentioned above.


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My favorite book is by Robert Hugh Benson, called Initiation. It's a story of a man who found out the real meaning of suffering and the reason for it; it touched me deeply and changed my outlook on some things in life. I also love Charles Dickens' stories and those by Arthur Conan Doyle.


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I would have to may favorite author right now is Brad Meltzer. His books are very compelling with fast moving plots, some days I say I will read for about 20 minutes and end up putting the book down 3 hours later. So far I've only read three of his books like The Book Of Fate, The Zero Game, and Dead Even. I highly recommend this author to everyone.

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I have many favourite authors mostly Oscar Wilde, Katie Friel, Nina Bawden and many more!
Most of the books that I read are war books that are mostly based in Liverpool!!!! I love that City!!!
If any of you know authors that write about the war or Liverpool or both please email me!
Thanks!!! :D


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Katherine Kerr, Garth Nix, :lol: :lol:


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Agatha Christie and John Grisham


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Douglas Adams. I was having a pretty rough time with Life, the Universe and Everything, and he made me laugh at it and call it fruity.


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Dostoesky, Dickens,Sylvia plath, Pablo Neruda, Proust


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I prefer to speak of writings rather than writers, for obvious reasons, but here are some (no specific order): Jorge Luis Borges, Homer, Aldous Huxley, William Shakespeare, Umberto Eco, Tolkien, Alan Moore, and I'll agree with eric about Gaiman.

There are many authors I like because of one writing only, not included here.


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I would have to say that my faverate auther is Goethe. He is the German Shakespeare.

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