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Re: Great authors....mine anyway.

Postby MissLT » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:57 am

tikay wrote:I love the books by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa about growing up in Tibet. I love Anais Nin. I have enjoyed dan Brown da Vinci Code But he is average to me as a writer. I loves the Narnia Cronicles when i was young...C.S. Lewis (great man) Stephen King is good as a writer

This is exactly like what I think.
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Postby Laxuan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:52 am

to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on
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Re: Who is your favourite author?

Postby Cypress » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:27 am

_Arale_ wrote:I admire many authors and Jack London is my most favourite author. I specially like his style, a bit wild, a bit bitter, a bit cold...All senses are combined in his novels. The call of the wild gives me the greatest impression.


I am a big Jack London fan too. Martin Eden is my favorite novel.
I visited Jack London ranch in Glen Ellen, California last year. It was so awesome to see where the great man lived and worked.

When I was younger, I enjoyed reading Alexander Dumas, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie.

Now, when I am older and far away from my native country, I take great pleasure in reading Russian writers such as Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, Dostoevskiy, and others.

There is one book that I really want to read. It is Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. I was forced to read it in the seventh grade, and I just hated it. But I think I might actually enjoy it now.
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Postby tikay » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:58 pm

My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!
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Postby Dixie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:17 pm

tikay wrote:My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!


Wow that sounds really interesting :!:
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Postby tikay » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:03 pm

It is an incredible read...the girl went through nearly freezing for a few winters because the moneys were spent on alcohol insted of heating the home during the snows/cold of some winters...also the children nearly starved to death too... while the parents told them that their life was pretty good and such, the story is just tragic but very very interesting because the parents were also sort of intelligent...just very neglectful/abusive....her brother slept under a raft for like two years to avoid a leak in his room during rains....things like that.
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Postby Ksju » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:06 am

Hemingway.
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Postby Tora » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:54 pm

W.S. Maughem (love him! Moon and Sixpence and Theatre and his stories and the less known and rather rare - can't find in book-shops - Summing up (i've got it)... awesome)

Jack Keroac (the aithour i'm reading at the moment, absolutely delited, tasty literature, like good cup of coffee, admire every minute...)

V. Nabokov (unique... talented and russian, can praise him realy long)

S. Dovlatov (you may know him i guess, writer of the third-wave of emigration, lived in L.A., adore his masterpieces, witty...)

E-M. Remarque (no need to say why i love his books...)
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Postby tikay » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:11 pm

Laxuan wrote:to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on



I think it is "Leagues" under the Sea, darling not miles which in this case...nevermind, it is fantasy after all. I like this book too i had forgotten it for quite a while.
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Postby tikay » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:01 am

Hi! thanks I like Gabriel too. Welcome to the forum!
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