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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 22 Jan 19 1.12pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Neil Gaiman was a local lad, East Grinstead

His books are passable if a bit wandering.

 

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C.j. Sansom's Shardlake series - 7 books all excellent set in the time of Henry VIII and Cromwell.
For something a bit different in the 'supernatural/crime'
genre, try Phil Rickman's Merrily Watkins series (a CofE female vicar who is also the Diocesan Exorcist) sounds a bit odd, but a brilliant writer.

OH loves J.P.Donlevy's books - as mentions in the OP's list.

 

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Jack Higgins specially "The eagle has landed" which is a thousand times better than the film version.

 


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steve1984 22 Jan 19 5.56pm

Originally posted by becky

OH loves J.P.Donlevy's books - as mentions in the OP's list.

I'm gonna read one of his soon. What have you read? The Ginger Man?

 

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Tom Sharpe, especially the wilt series.

 

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Originally posted by steve1984

I'm gonna read one of his soon. What have you read? The Ginger Man?

It's My husband who loves them rather than me. He's read all of them - his favourites are the Ginger Man and A Fairy Tale of New York.

 

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chateauferret Flag 22 Jan 19 9.19pm

Only one candidate for me.

Prof. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 - 1973).

 


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View topcat's Profile topcat Flag Holmesdale / Surbiton 23 Jan 19 12.17pm Send a Private Message to topcat Add topcat as a friend

My favourites are probably
Christoper Brookmyre, Colin Bateman and Irvine Welsh

Followed by Ian Rankin, C J Sansom (thanks to Becky), John Burdett, S J Parris and Terry Pratchett

 


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Magnus Mills

Especially The Scheme For Full Employment (2003) and The Forensic Records Society (2017)

He's also a London bus driver. Still working although he could afford not to. His novels are hatched and plotted while he works his route.

 

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Farahad Zama

He's my next door neighbour and writes on the train on his way to his City job.

This is what critics said about The Marriage Bureau for Rich People:

Ceritanya ringan dan datar, tapi cukup menarik. Kasta di India menurut saya seperti ibarat agama bila di Indonesia, bayangkan saja, untuk menikah kebanyakan dari mereka memilih jodoh dari kasta yang sama, sama seperti di negara kita, jika kita menikah bukankah kita juga menginginkan orang yang seiman. Hanya saja bedanya, agama bisa berpindah-pindah sesuai kehendak masing-masing orang, sedangkan kasta tidak bisa karena kasta diperoleh dari keturunan. Hah!!, betapa repotnya.

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Stephen King.

 

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Stephen King is the horror Master. Very detailed writing.
Also like James Herbert, who is quite a formatted horror writer. The hero fights an evil force, with some 5h@gging along the way. Very readable.

I tend to read more science-based books in my middle-age. Arthur C Clarke is a true science visionary and pioneer of ideas.
Stephen Hawking is the master of theories. Some of his works are incredibly tricky to get through. I would suggest "Black holes and baby universes" gives a user-friendly insight to the man and his theories

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