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CasperAZ
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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?

For me, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Beth_DeEtt
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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?

Patrick O'Brian, definitely.

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RodneyJT
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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?

Orson Scott Card

 

No matter how old I get I think I still have read each of his books atleast twice. I need to now get ebook versions of them all.

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DakotaFella
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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?

W.E.B. Griffin

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gqb
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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?

Great question, shadowcat!  It goes beyond the one book.

 

Of course, most of us would get stranded with our nooks, and hopefully we could find a way to recharge (maybe stirring up coconuts like they did on Gilligan's Island).

 

Probably JA Jance.  Possibly Evanovich, Alcott, or Lenora Mattingly Weber (I loved her books as a teenager and still do).

 

Weird variety.

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Desert_Brat
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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?

Clive Cussler, I love Dirk Pitt

 

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Darkkin
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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?

Georgette Heyer...Hands down.  Queen of the regency genre.

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jamartMF
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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?

Mine would be:

 

Jayne Ann Krentz

aka Amanda Quick

aka Jayne Castle

 

I will read and reread anything this wonderful author writes.  She makes me laugh and makes me cry.  Reading her book I wouldn't be on an island anymore.  She transports me into the worlds she creates.

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nookpj
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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?

Mark Twain - no romance (unless The Diaries of Adam and Eve count), but enough social commentary and laughter to make waiting for the rescue boat a real pleasure. 

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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?

Sharon Kay Penman. No comparison.

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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?

 


nookpj wrote:

Mark Twain - no romance (unless The Diaries of Adam and Eve count), but enough social commentary and laughter to make waiting for the rescue boat a real pleasure. 


No romance?  What about Hank and Sandy in A Connecticut Yankee?   The stork didn't bring little Hello-Central, ya know!  :smileyvery-happy:

 

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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've tried to choose and I just can't.

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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:

 


nookpj wrote:

Mark Twain - no romance (unless The Diaries of Adam and Eve count), but enough social commentary and laughter to make waiting for the rescue boat a real pleasure. 


No romance?  What about Hank and Sandy in A Connecticut Yankee?   The stork didn't bring little Hello-Central, ya know!  :smileyvery-happy:

 


I stand corrected: "A Ct. Yankee" is still on my to be read list.  I look forward to being stranded on that island if only to finish all of Twain and Sweet William (I carelessly left the Complete WS in My Library before making the ill-fated voyage - purely unintentional, I avow).  :smileywink:

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gobasso
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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?

Marcel Proust

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RJR443
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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?

Rex Stout: I just can't get enough of his schoolbookkeeping system.:smileywink:

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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?

God.

 

If he isn't available, then Jane Austen.

 

So sue me.:smileyvery-happy: