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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterCairo View Post
    Charles Dickens
    Jane Austen
    Anthony Trollope
    Alexandre Dumas
    Ian Rankin
    Bernard Cornwell

    Ooops, that's six....
    If you like Cornwell, you might like C. C. Humphries' "Jack Absolute" trilogy.

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    Hmm.

    Katherine Kurtz (esp. The Adept series)
    Philip K. Dick (esp. The Man In The High Tower)
    Glendon Swarthout (except, possibly, Luck & Pluck)
    Clair Huffaker (esp. The Cowboy and the Cossack)
    Sax Rohmer (everything)

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    Ray Bradbury hands down...

    But also Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Mark Twain, Harper Lee (all the only one book, Mockingbird says enough for a lifetime.)

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    For classical literature: Emile Zola, Joseph Conrad, Guy de Maupassant, Mikhail Bulgakov, Albert Camus, Ernest Hemingway (short stories), Raymond Chandler, Leo Tolstoy (short stories), must read more classical literature...

    Cotemporary fiction: Michael Moorecock, Alan Furst, James Ellroy, must be some others here... do not read much contemporary fiction...

    Philosophy, strategy, non-fiction etc: Raymond Aron, Carl von Clausewitz, Niccolo Machiavelli, Charles de Gaulle, Raoul Castex, Andre Beaufre, Ramachandra Guha, Robert Jervis, Thomas Schelling, Richard Betts, Lawrence Freedman, Rajesh Bashrur, Amartya Sen, Stephen Walt, Daniel Drezner, Stephen van Evera, and too many others...
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    "His modest resources meant that he could dress no more than reasonably well, but he did so with a kind of faded elegance that ignored the dictates of fashion... the overall effect was of someone frozen in time, indifferent to the new fashions of the agitated age he was living through. The truth is that he took pleasure in this, for obscure reasons that perhaps even he could not have explained."
    -Arturo Perez-Reverte

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    P.G. Wodehouse, John Steinbeck, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, J.D. Salinger, Pat Conroy, John Feinstein, Ken Follett.

    Guilty pleasures are Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, David Baldacci, and Jimmy Buffett.

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    Somerset Maugham
    Stuart Kaminsky
    Ian Fleming

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    They are so many, but I will mention three of them Jerome Salinger, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett.
    Nice Room!Reading Room. :-)

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    My favorite author is Stephen Hunter, even though he is modern. The series based on the "Shooter"'s father is based in the 1940s and 1950s. I like to ready his books.

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    I'm going to limit my list to just two, or else the list could keep going...

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Edgar Allen Poe

    I feel like I'm "there" in the stories as I read them.
    Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. -Oscar Wilde

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    Daniel Silva
    Ken Follett
    Kate Furnivall
    Agatha Christie
    (the list could go on and on...)
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