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Old 12-10-2012, 11:55 PM #11
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Oh good grief no.

Let's see, my picks for American authors:

Joseph Heller
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Anne Rice before she caught Jesus
Philip K Dick
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Yeah that should do it.
why you dont like stephen king?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:57 PM #12
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why you dont like stephen king?
He's a bad author. Bad. His writing is terrible.

Ever watch Garth Marenghi's Dark Place? The character is based on Stephen King.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:04 AM #13
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He's a bad author. Bad. His writing is terrible.

Ever watch Garth Marenghi's Dark Place? The character is based on Stephen King.
not familiar with the tv show.
i have the 'the stand uncut edition'
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 AM #14
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i know i'll forget someone...

cormac mccarthy is one of the best in the business...

steven bochco was / is one of the true greats in stories involving the role of cops in our society... i was a sucker for hill street blues (re-runs) and NYPD blue...
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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky are bit better than both though.

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Old 12-11-2012, 02:24 AM #16
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james franco making a movie of child of god by cormac
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:12 AM #17
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Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville. Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky are bit better than both though.

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Melville? Seriously!? Without a doubt Moby Dick is the absolute worst thing I have ever read. I mean Catcher in the Rye was shit but at least it had the good grace to be short. Moby Dick was a monstrous rambling jumble of wordiness that certainly captured the essence of sitting in a whaling vessel for months on end with nothing to do. What a bag of turds.
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George RR Martin just because his "a song of ice and fire" novel's are some of the best I have ever read and by far the best from an American author.
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herman melville; sherwood anderson; john dos passos; william faulkner; saul bellow; nathanael west . . .

love me some david foster wallace and william gaddis, too.

vonnegut is overrated. he's an okay introduction to postmodernist lit but pretty light on substance.

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I don't know who the best american writers are but there are so many books in our house while I was growing up. I started with novels by Harold Robins then got hooked up with western stories by Lois L'amour then science fictions by Isaac Asimov then James Michener and Robert Ludlum. I have read so many books by American authors but I forgot their names. I lost interest with books when I started working.
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