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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Bookstuff

Some authors I like. At least one book of. And yes, this is a self-indulgent post. There will be enough authors I've forgotten to add :-)

Nice No-Nonsense Thrillers

Alistair Maclean (literature, really)
Matthew Reilly
Frederick Forsyth
Colin Forbes

Westerns

J. T. Edson

Pseudo, Make Me Drip with Vicarious Intellectualism, But Decent Reads

Umberto Eco
Salman Rushdie
Orhan Pamuk

Contemporary Literature Quote Unquote

Bret Easton Ellis
James Ellroy

Science Fiction and etc

L. Ron Hubbard
Philip K. Dick
Robert Heinlein

Oldish Stuff But Lovely

Dashiell Hammett
H. Rider Haggard
John Buchan

Books with Pictures

Gary Trudeau (Doonesbury)
Scott Adams (Dilbert)
Batman

Cricket

Ramachandra Guha
Neville Cardus

Any more? Let me know.

Lahar

8 Comments:

Blogger Akshat said...

Ignoring your skewness towards the crime and mystery genre, Gunter Grass and Margaret Atwood make a glaring omission.

And Maraquez is way ahead of Rushdie when it comes to Magic Realism genre.

7:19 AM  
Blogger Lahar said...

Grass- havent tried.

Atwood- done three pages.

Marquez- some other time.

And this is MY list- its a "personal favorites" not a "Best of".....

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Ph said...

I will admit I am relieved to see a post on books instead of food. And an enviable vacation. Like you did in the previous post.

1:44 PM  
Blogger D said...

Does this mean you didn't like CLR James under Cricket?

1:43 AM  
Blogger Sunil said...

long time since I visited.....things going well for you?

How 'bout one Pelham Grenville Wodehouse in this list? Eh?

And for westerns, I like Edson, but no one wrote 'em better than Louis L'amour.

Nice list there......all authors I like.

10:07 AM  
Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Sunil has already mentioned two obvious omissions.

How about Desmond Bagley in the thriller category? Asimov in sci-fi? And Terry Pratchett?

Good to see you like Buchan. My favourite is the lesser-known "John MacNab".

J.A.P.

2:50 AM  
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