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  1. silentmage

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    I am a freak when it comes the King, but a few of my others are koontz and ludlum. Also, has anyone hear of Garth Nix?? I got hooked into his abhorsen trilogy in high school, read it 3 times already. i just got around to purchasing the books for it.
     
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    IM pretty sure this has been done a million times.. But im a huge King fan myself.. reading "the girl who loved tom gordon" now... ive ready about 25 books so far of his..

    But another new author.. Who KING suggested.. is Gillian Flynn.. Shes new.. wrote "Sharp Objects".. omg the gory detail this girl has.. its amazing!
     
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    what do you think about the inheritance series (eragon, eldest..)? i was very dissapointed in the movie, but cant wait for the next 2 books.
     
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    that would be a series Ive not started yet...

    dont think ive watched the movie either...

    Although I was surpised on how well they did 1408 based off a short story.....
     
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    Most favorite of all ....................James A. Michener. Next James Clavell.
     
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    the books are great, goes so much more into detail of how eragon and his dragons bond was made, and his training to become a dragon rider; you're not missing anything with the movie though. i never got a chance to read the short story of 1408, which collection is it in?
     
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    Its in Everythings Eventual... which in all reality, i didnt like all that much. Honestly I feel King is not the best short story writer and he has so much to put into his work you just dont feel likes its done in 30 pages...
     
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    i don't know, i absolutely loved "the mist" and cant wait for the movie to come out. there are a few other short stories he does i really like, but cant remember them off the top of my head. most of them are in skeleton crew and night shift.
     
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    which I have read both... theres also one called something 4.. which they are "short stories" that are a lil longer...

    those are alright.. 2 of 4 of them i think i liked.
     
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    Favourite authors?

    King, Crichton, Terry Brooks, Terry Pratchett, Robert Newcomb, Iain M Banks to name a couple.
     
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    And some of the good books you have read and suggest from those authors? ....
     
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    King & Crichton - Everything they've ever written :p

    Pratchett - The Discworld Series, starting with The Colour of Magic (favourites = Night Watch, The Fifth Elephant, The Last Continent and Wyr

    Banks - the Culture novels (my favourites are Excession and Consider Phlebas)

    Newcomb - The Fifth Sorceress
     
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    Humm.. other then King.. I dont know any of the others, and cant seem to remember hearing of any of the books either.

    Im a huge King fan and have only read a few so far I dont like.. normally even his ones that are off, are good. ..
     
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    Never heard of Michael Crichton? Jurassic Park/The Lost World? Sphere? He wrote the books that those movies were based on (Along with a hell of a lot of other good books).

    Have you read The Dark Tower series yet?
     
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    i really like the bachman stuff King did. Thinner was an exceptional book, as well as The long walk and The regulators.

    I have heard of Crichton, but havnt read any books. i realy like the movie sphere and i'm kind of afraid to ruin it by reading the book. As for the dark tower i have all of them, and am halfway through book 6. which one was your favorite?
     
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