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Fiction reader (men only)?

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Fiction Poll - Men Only

Unread postby skatingtripods » Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:49 pm

Any of the guys on here actually read any fiction books?

Most of what I see you guys discussing is non-fiction, I'm the same way. But I was curious if there are any fiction readers out there.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:02 pm

Yes
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:13 pm

I do read fiction but I'm more of a non fiction, history man

Most of my fictional reading consists of the classics like Crime and Punishment, Picture of Dorian Gray and Hemingway and cult novels like Slaughterhouse 5 and American Psycho
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Unread postby swerb » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:33 pm

Two words: Dean Effin Koontz
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Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:35 pm

Yep, from time to time.
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Unread postby StewieG » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:22 pm

I read almost exclusively fiction.
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Unread postby hermanfontenot » Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:34 pm

Occasionally read fiction, but the vast majority of my reading is historical and sports-related non-fiction. The only two fiction authors I read with any sort of regularity are Stephen King and Martin Cruz Smith.
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Unread postby mrburns » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:37 pm

Used to read alot of Clive Cussler in middle/high school, but lately I like feeling like I've learned something when I'm finished, so it's mostly non-fiction now.
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Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:39 pm

Mr. Burns wrote:Used to read alot of Clive Cussler in middle/high school, but lately I like feeling like I've learned something when I'm finished, so it's mostly non-fiction now.


You'll learn a hell of a lot more reading great works of fiction than you ever will reading non-fiction. About more important things, too.
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:58 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Any of the guys on here actually read any fiction books?

Most of what I see you guys discussing is non-fiction, I'm the same way. But I was curious if there are any fiction readers out there.


I highly recommend these three (contemporay) authors

Michael Connelly http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Dennis Lehane http://www.dennislehanebooks.com/

Harlan Coben http://www.harlancoben.com/
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Unread postby HoodooMan » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:17 pm

I highly recommend these three (contemporay) authors

Michael Connelly http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Dennis Lehane http://www.dennislehanebooks.com/

Harlan Coben http://www.harlancoben.com/


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http://www.literature-map.com/michael+connelly.html
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:32 pm

HoodooMan wrote:
I highly recommend these three (contemporay) authors

Michael Connelly http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Dennis Lehane http://www.dennislehanebooks.com/

Harlan Coben http://www.harlancoben.com/


Literature map says, "Try Robert Craig."

http://www.literature-map.com/michael+connelly.html


Pretty cool. Thanks
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Unread postby idoctribefan » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:21 pm

Yes: I read Connie Schultz's column in the Plain Dealer.
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Unread postby e0y2e3 » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:51 pm

I've been pimping Jeffrey Eugenides on here for ages, both The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex are fantastic, with Middlesex being my personal favorite.
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Unread postby Erie Warrior » Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:33 am

I read about 2 fiction books a year. I get jaded fast when I read them, always saying things like "bullshit, this could never happen", or "bullshit, that's flat out wrong". Mrs. Warrior reads 2 or 3 fiction books a week. I mean real garbage. Books about vampires banging werewolves and lady detectives saving the world. I can normally turn to any page in her books and find the following words: heaving, bosom, milky-white, throbbing, glistening, fangs, blood, ancestors or half-man, half werewolf.

My 2 for this year are The Last Oracle- James Rollins, and currently The Stand- Stephen King
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Unread postby mattvan1 » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:56 am

HoodooMan wrote:
Literature map says, "Try Robert Craig."

http://www.literature-map.com/michael+connelly.html


Wanting to further investigate the literature map, I type in "Dr. Seuss". To my suprise, I see the author Jenna Jameson mapped with Dr. Seuss. Funny, I think, that there is an author with the same name as a famous porn "actress".

It's the same person.

Even better, click on Jenna Jameson and she is mapped along with John Steinbeck. "Grapes of Wrath" and "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" on the same map. That's cool.
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Unread postby swerb » Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:58 am

Erie Warrior wrote:and currently The Stand- Stephen King

Reading The Stand as well right now EW ..
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Unread postby HoodooMan » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:36 am

Wanting to further investigate the literature map, I type in "Dr. Seuss". To my suprise, I see the author Jenna Jameson mapped with Dr. Seuss. Funny, I think, that there is an author with the same name as a famous porn "actress".

It's the same person.

Even better, click on Jenna Jameson and she is mapped along with John Steinbeck. "Grapes of Wrath" and "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star" on the same map. That's cool.


Literature-map says, "Whoops."
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Unread postby Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:32 pm

Have you not seen the numerous Harry Potter threads?

Maybe not.

I really enjoy fiction, but I don't go through it any where near as quickly as non-fiction. I speed read non-fiction material for the most part. I can get all the information that way, but I can't savor a book doing that. It's the rare non-fiction book that I decide to read more slowly. That's usually reserved for a very good history book.

But I love reading great or even good fiction. Love Michael Crichton and was sad at his passing not too long ago. Those books usually gave some thrills and allowed you to pick up some good info. I do tend to favor reading authors from the past more often than not. Faulkner, Steinbeck (only occasionally), Dickens (have really come to admire Dickens), adore Tolkien and have for nearly 20 years, Heller, Orwell, Huxley, Swift, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Hawthorne, Twain, Verne.

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Unread postby BruceK » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:30 pm

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Unread postby mikebrownz26 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:40 pm

Just finished The Long Walk by Stephen King (written under his Richard Bachman name). Amazing read, literally the only time I've picked up a book and not put it down until finishing.

King, Connelly, and Koontz are my three.
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