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Favourite author?

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:34 pm

Do you have a favourite author? If so, what is it that attracts you to their writings.


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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Who2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:55 pm

No, non! nienti!
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Scottishtourist » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:11 pm

Terry Pratchett!
Love the fantasy,especially the novels where the three witches are the central characters!
Always take one of his books to Luxor with me to read at the pool.
"Witches Abroad" is personal favourite,and I can truly identify with Nanny Ogg!I had an auntie just like her!
Just love his sense of humour!

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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Who2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:18 pm

I had a girlfriend who was his PA, she said 'a right ******* to handle, moody and always wanting to belt kids, she also had Kate Atkinson who lives in fair Edinburgh...:cool:
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Scottishtourist » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:36 pm

He's campaigner for Alzheimers now,being in early stages of the illness.
I personally don't think it'll make any difference to his writing!!!lol!

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Re: Favourite author?

Post by hatusu » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:52 pm

I like authors who set their books in places I know. For example I like Paul Sussman's books because they're mystery/adventure books mainly set in Luxor; I like an author called Stephen Booth because his murder mystery books are set in the Peak District which I know well from living in Sheffield for many years; I like Aileen Armitage because all her books are set in Huddersfield where I was born and grew up. I particularly like murder mysteries because Im hoping to pick up a few tips.

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Re: Favourite author?

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:02 pm

hatusu wrote: I particularly like murder mysteries because Im hoping to pick up a few tips.
:lol:

Thinking of becoming a detective next are you? ;) ;) :sl:
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Lisak » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:58 pm

I love Jodi Picoult. Her books cover really hard hitting topics and are really well researched and most are gripping from start to end. I was lucky enough to hear her speak last year. Such a bubbly character.
My fave of hers is My Sister's Keeper. (a film was made...but she had nothing to do with the film and they changed the ending)
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by hatusu » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:01 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:
hatusu wrote: I particularly like murder mysteries because Im hoping to pick up a few tips.
:lol:

Thinking of becoming a detective next are you? ;) ;) :sl:
No - the other side of the coin, so to speak.

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Re: Favourite author?

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:57 pm

Lisak wrote:I love Jodi Picoult. Her books cover really hard hitting topics and are really well researched and most are gripping from start to end. I was lucky enough to hear her speak last year. Such a bubbly character.
My fave of hers is My Sister's Keeper. (a film was made...but she had nothing to do with the film and they changed the ending)
The film is being shown on FILM 4 tonight at 9pm.
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Lisak » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:59 pm

Won't be watching!
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by HEPZIBAH » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:14 pm

Lisak wrote:Won't be watching!
Nor me as I didn't think it did the book justice. But I thought I'd mention it in case others are interested in seeing it and/or comparing.
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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Scottishtourist » Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:31 pm

I enjoy Jodi Picoult too.
Find though that I can only read her books intermittantly!
I like to read some Terry Pratchett in between times to counter the intensity of her stuff.
Favourite was the "Amish"one,Plain Truth,I think it was called.
Didn't read My Sisters Keeper...watched the film though.
Don't think I could watch it again.....much too sad!

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Re: Favourite author?

Post by Cyprus100 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Me and my other half have been reading a series of murder, mystery books about Amelia Peabody - they all have one thing in common: Egypt! The author is Elizabeth Peters.

Here are some of Amelia's "Peabodyism's"

http://ameliapeabody.com/fromamelia.htm
Michele,
Previously living in Limassol, Cyprus but now back in UK since 2016 :-(
Egypt is now so far away....

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