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Favorite Writers

  • Oct 14, 2009
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This list does not require an introduction but I think it's fair to say these writers deserve to be recognized for their great endeavors & I kinda sorta feel like sharing today.  ;-)
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Anne Rice
Admittedly, I've never read her novels about Christ but I loved the Vampire Chronicles of course.
2
Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake is, quite simply, the coolest vampire slayer ever. Forget Buffy!
3
neilhimself (Twitter Feed)
How could one not love the brilliant prose of Gaiman? This man has more talent in one thumb than the law should allow. Try Neverwhere or his collections of short stories Smoke & Mirrors for just a small taste.
4
Clive Barker
What must we say? This man has been praised for his remarkable works of horror & there are very few that can rival his distinct style of prose.
5
Edgar Allan Poe
When it comes to prose & poetry, the name Poe says it all. If you don't already know the man, you have some seriosu homework to do.
6
The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum
Jack Ketchum makes me nervous. He really does. His work is brilliant yet incredibly brutal. If you are prepared to be taken completely out of your beloved comfort zone, pick up a few of his books today.
7
The Call of Cthulhu by H.P. Lovecraft
No horror list would be complete without Lovecraft.
8
Igino Ugo Tarchetti
You have no idea what I'm speaking of but let em tell you he is the Italian answer to Poe should that help.
9
Angela Carter
Ahh, her prose are simply gorgeous & I highly suggest you pick uop a copy of The Bloody Chamber.
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Marquis de Sade
Love it or hate him, there is no other like him. The original dirty basterd...

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October 23, 2009
I'll always have a soft spot for the simplicity of Robert Howard. There are times when you just need a good barbarian and a broadsword. Know what I mean?
October 23, 2009
I am with you on that. I am not familiar with Robert Howard but I will research that one sometime. I'm always open to recommendations or suggestions so I'll add that to my ever growing list. ;-)
October 23, 2009
Wow. Never read any Conan, huh?
October 23, 2009
It's funny that I've seen all the Conan films but never read the comics nor the actual novels. Hmm, maybe I should pick one up just to see what all I've missed out on. I did love the films as a kid. ;-)
October 23, 2009
The new Dark Horse comic line is really good. They put 50 issues out under one title and now they're putting out more under another title dealing with another period in Conan's career.
 
October 19, 2009
Great List Brian! since you are a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, I thought you might enjoy @swmirsky's newly written review of The Pale Blue Eye, it is a novel about Poe.
October 20, 2009
Thank you! I will have to check that out sometime. I appreciate the recommendations always. I haven't heard of that one yet but it's definitely up my alley.
 
October 15, 2009
I am now interested in Tarchetti. Will check him out.
October 15, 2009
By all means, he's definitely worth your time & money. It's actually pretty easy to find his works nowadays too whereas I had a great deal of difficulty finding his work about five years ago. It's good to see you can purchase used copies of his books virtually anywhere now.
 
October 14, 2009
If Tarchetti is the Italian Poe, then I'm going to have to check him out!  Awesome list, by the way.  I've read the works of about half of the authors on this list and loved it!
October 14, 2009
Thanks Deb! You have great taste. Yeah, Tarchetti is an excellent find. I think Amazon & Barnes & Noble sell his hardback of "Fantastic Tales" for just pennies on the dollar. I'm pretty sure you will enjoy his works.
October 14, 2009
Thank for the tip!  I'm going to try to find Fantastic Tales on Half.com now :)
October 14, 2009
Great idea! I almost forgot about that website. Or you might even find it in a used book browsery. Surprisingly, I see copies of it everywhere these days.
 
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