Robert Anton Wilson
Rainer Maria Rilke is my favourite author.
Robert Anton Wilson
"I ain't braggin' 'bout what I got,
but I'm the guy that put the ape in apricot.."
1) Scott Fitzgerald... 'because his books epitomised everything that was beautiful and damned about the Jazz Age'.
2)Ernest Hemingway...'because he produced some of the most memorable fiction of last century....his haunted life...his unforgettable death, in all his bloody ghastliness... Intense and visually magnificent, he was a writer of genious'.
Margaret Atwood - "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Oryx and Crake" are wonderfully creepy but totally believable at the same time... I can read these over and over again.
Orson Scott Card - The "Ender" series is wonderful science fiction, and then he turns aroud and tells the same story from another character's perspective in the "Ender's Shadow" series... just wonderful.
Diana Gabaldon - historical fiction mixed with time travel, and all of her novels are in excess of 1000 pages... she really knows how to make a reader fall in love with and care about what happens to her characters.
WEB Griffin - "The Corps" series is what got me interested in the Pacific Theater of WWII. I was previously strictly a European Theater researcher, but his detail and characters make the War in the Pacific live again for his readers.
Bodie Thoene - the author responsible for my interest in WWII, and Israel's struggle for independence. I read her "Zion Covenant" and "Zion Legacy" series in high school, and it all took off from there.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
"I have a gift for enraging people- but if I ever bore you, it will be with a knife..."
Hemingway - for the bood-in-the-sand rawness of his writing; no varnish, no decoration.
John le Carre' - generally credited as the most accurate in describing the cold war espionage business.
Raymond Chandler - straight whiskey to Dashiell Hammett's lite beer.
Every author I have ever read which was reprinted in the Lakeside Press series. All first-hand accounts of life in the West and on the prairie. Myth-busters without intending to be.
An author that art deco period lovers would love is edward wright, clea.s moon was the first one and he has two more with this same character. His stories are set just after the second world. His hero is a anti hero, isnt that real , a real gray character no white horse or white hat. But the music and the cars and clothing and period are pure forties. And all the bad stuff, that was. Enjoy, 59Lark.
PG Wodehouse always brightens the day
Hemingway specifically his hunting works
Christopher Buckley-Wodehouse with an american political bent
Kurt Vonnegut-Most creative writer of the post WWII era
John Keegan-Brilliant historian fascinated by his works on leadership
John Boyd-author of the OODA (observe, orient, decide, act) loop, arguably the most influential military theorist of the late 20th century.
"The worst of all fears is the fear of living." T.R.
"Life is conflict, survival and conquest."
Col. John Boyd
Robert B. Parker writes the Spenser detective novels and Clive Cussler pens the adventures of Dirk Pitt.
My favorites by far.