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shadowcat80
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If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

For me, If I could only use one author I would pick Tom Clancy

Help me down the crooked road. Lead me to the light. I'm not sure I know the way but with you beside me, I'm certain we'll make it through.
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Ya_Ya
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

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Jadjuka
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

R. A. Salvatore for sure.

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frantastk
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

 


Ya_Ya wrote:

Louisa May Alcott


 

Seriously, how do you do that?!? I thought it was my turn for the brain! :smileyvery-happy: Louisa May Alcott has been my favorite since I picked up Little Women in the school library the first week of 5th grade.

 

Fran

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shilohMD
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

James Lee Burke

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AlanNJ
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

First one that came to mind:

 

John Sandford

 

(But there's no way I could limit myself to just one)

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ABthree
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

Charles Dickens

 

He's a great travel companion -- engaging, diverting and providing lots to think about.

 

And he wrote a lot of books, so I'd have a lot of books to read; that's a must on a desert island!

 

@shadowcat80 -- the kudos are for the great question, not necessarily for Tom Clancy. :smileywink:

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+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
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PBReilley
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

Lee Child.

 

Jack Reacher would know how to get off that island.  

 

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JohnP51
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

Thomas Hardy

John

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ABthree
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

 


JohnP51 wrote:

Thomas Hardy


Being stuck on a desert island with only one author wouldn't be depressing ENOUGH?  :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 

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+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
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barry2B
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

I'd pick Tom Clancy as well, maybe Vince Flynn too.

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kathylcsw
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

Stephen King because he has only written 1 or 2 books that I didn't like AND he is so prolific that I would have lots to choose from.

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MegSLP
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

If I'm stuck on an island then I want to laugh.  So, I'm picking Janet Evanovich. 

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JohnP51
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

 


ABthree wrote:

 


JohnP51 wrote:

Thomas Hardy


Being stuck on a desert island with only one author wouldn't be depressing ENOUGH?  :smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy::smileyvery-happy:

 


Well, you're bringing the Dickens books. We need the Hardy books to balance them out.:smileyvery-happy:

 

John

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nook_rook
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

I agree. Evanovich makes me LOL in public, and then everyone wants to know what's so funny.

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RHWright
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

If I had to choose just one, oddly it wouldn't be my favorite, though still a good author and one I enjoy: Isaac Asimov.

 

Amazingly prolific, with a bibliography of over 500 titles. Though mostly known for science fiction, he has works in 9 of the 10 major Dewey Decimal classification categories.

 

So for number of titles & breadth of topics, I'd say he wins for me.

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nook_rook wrote:

I agree. Evanovich makes me LOL in public, and then everyone wants to know what's so funny.


That actually happens to me with Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey... :smileywink:

 

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MegSLP
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

 


nook_rook wrote:

I agree. Evanovich makes me LOL in public, and then everyone wants to know what's so funny.


The best though is when you reply that a fat hooker and an ex-lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter just tackled a giant chicken.  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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ABthree
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

@RHWright

 

He was actually my first thought, too, and for the same reason:  lots of books!

 

Then I remembered that, for all the "Foundation" and "Robot" books we could name, there's a lot of dreck there, too.  How could there not be, with that kind of compulsive output?

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+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
-- St. Basil the Great+
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Re: If you stuck on an island and you could only have one author's books to read? who would it be?

Diana Gabledon

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