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hotairgasm
Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 9:47:43 PM

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Tony Hillerman


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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2010 10:01:57 PM

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Philip K. Dick.

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Catnip
Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:10:55 AM

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I'd pick the great poet, Jim Morrison.

"Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the city sleeps to hide
Let's swim out tonight
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive "
(Now I just hope he wrote that quote and no other person from the group :P)

LadySharon
Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 4:01:06 PM

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VC Andrews. Her ghostwriter needs to be fired.

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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 4:51:12 PM

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I'm sort of surprised that Tolkien hasn't been mentioned? I would have loved for him to have truly finished the Silmarillion and who knows what else he might have conceived? Although few people ever "got" what all the work was about, the tale of the elves fleeing Valinor when they should have followed the advice of the gods. The whole Hobbit and Lord Of the Rings was created to tell the greater story.

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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2010 5:25:15 PM

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LadySharon wrote:
VC Andrews. Her ghostwriter needs to be fired.


I am with ya, Sharon! I love her books, but damn! The more recent ones are just so not her usual style.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 9:51:07 AM

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Being a fan of horror/macabre, I would bring back either Poe or H.P. Lovecraft.....Two of my top inspirations in my writing. I would also bring back Mario Puzo, but only because I'd love to pick his mind and see what made him tick.

"Nos laetus epulor qui would domito nos. (We gladly feast on those who would subdue us.)"
"Nil satis nisi optimum. (Nothing but the best will do.)"
"I hate it when things don't go my way. It makes me so...horny." - Sarah Michelle Gellar (Kathryn, Cruel Intentions)
"Sex is just alone time with someone else there." - Taint on The Lex And Terry Show, 11/11/09
"Stupidity isn't a crime, so you're free to go."
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"It's my world. I'm just letting you live here." - Mandy, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
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Posted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:08:55 PM

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Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010 3:55:04 AM

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I'm surprised no-one has wanted to bring Shakespeare back.
LadySharon
Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:35:27 AM

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I would also bring back JD Salinger. I often wondered whether or not he would've did a series on Holden Caulfield's life after his teenage years.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:35:51 PM

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LadySharon wrote:
I would also bring back JD Salinger. I often wondered whether or not he would've did a series on Holden Caulfield's life after his teenage years.


He had plenty of time in which to do that. So, he probably felt that everything had been said, at least from his perspective as the author.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:41:17 PM

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Jane Austen



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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 11:22:06 AM

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Not really dead... But I wish Joe Mad would get his shit together and finish Battle Chasers. He created an awesome world and characters then just abandoned it.

It would also be cool to have the Marquis de Sade write some stories set in the present day.



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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:01:36 PM

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Edgar Allen Poe

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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:34:46 PM

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Magical_felix wrote:

It would also be cool to have the Marquis de Sade write some stories set in the present day.


LOL! I doubt it. The Divine Marquis was actually quite moralistic.
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Posted: Saturday, June 05, 2010 12:57:29 PM

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gypsymoth wrote:
Magical_felix wrote:

It would also be cool to have the Marquis de Sade write some stories set in the present day.


LOL! I doubt it. The Divine Marquis was actually quite moralistic.


also I'm sure he was riddled with STDs
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Pablo Neruda
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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 2:37:18 PM

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Loislane wrote:
Douglas Adams so that he could tell me about how he came up with the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy


I have the omnibus collection containing all hitchhiker's stories and it has a preface about how Adams came up with the idea to write HHGTTG.
He's definitely on my list to bring back too.

gypsymoth wrote:
LadySharon wrote:
I would also bring back JD Salinger. I often wondered whether or not he would've did a series on Holden Caulfield's life after his teenage years.


He had plenty of time in which to do that. So, he probably felt that everything had been said, at least from his perspective as the author.


This is true, Salinger withdrew for many years and I guess he indeed felt he had nothing left to say. But his literary work is superb.
I'd bring him back and force him to write. evil4

Third and final author I'd bring back is Chaim Potok. Reading "The chosen" at age 16 was very influential as there were some interesting links I made with my personal life. Read most of his work and it's brilliant.

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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 3:14:24 PM

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Posted: Monday, June 07, 2010 10:17:41 PM

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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, "Leo" to his mates.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 12:04:41 AM

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To satisfy my frustration, Robert Jordan. As an all-time favorite who maybe could have given us even more genius, Tolkien- although he may have needed another 50 years to write another book. And as a hopeful writer of erotica, how about A.N. Roquelaure.

What's that you say? She's not dead? She's turned all Bible thumper- er, I mean, had a religious awakening? Oh. Damn. Anaïs Nin, then.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:31:00 PM

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Mark Twain. I can relate to some of his characters.
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Almost forgot Poe.
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Posted: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 4:06:01 PM

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Dancing_Doll wrote:
This is probably an unusual one for most, but I really got into Albert Camus in my first year of University.

Two of his novels, The Stranger (or L'Etranger) and The Fall, are still favourites of mine.

Yes!! The Stranger is one of the most underrated novels in how it perceives a situation from Meursault's point of view. coffee


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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 4:16:21 AM

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Oscar Wilde. I think he would have a field day with the absurdity that goes on now a days and its almost okay to be gay, so no sweat.
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 4:28:17 AM

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My Gran; after she passed away we found this amazing poem she wrote, we never even knew. I'd bring her back if I could ha ha but she'd be a bit disgusted with our filthy minds at Lush evil4
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 9:29:25 AM

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People have already listed many authors I wouldn't mind having back, like: Dickens, Poe, Hemingway and others. I'll pick a couple author's that are toss-ups for me, that haven't been listed. I would like Homer, maybe he could come up with some new epic poems; also I'd like to see Richard Laymon, he's one of horrors great authors who died recently and at a relatively young age.
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 2:44:13 PM

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Lewis Carrol. I have always been obsessive about Alice in Wonderland and I'd be in heaven if he'd continued putting out Wonderland adventures in the same manner that Baum wrote his Wizard of Oz books. :)
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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 12:26:04 PM

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dancenude William W. Johnstone (yes he is dead, but as with V.C. Andrews someone "took over the legacy" which means their publishers wanted to cash in on name recognition), because when he was in his prime he wrote some fairly decent and gory horror stories that appealed to my need for blood and guts as a teenager. Edgar Allen Poe and H.P. Lovecraft, because I am sure they would be truly terrified by the internet age of the 21st Century. And finally Stephen King. What you say? Stepehn King is alive? I mean the real Stephen King who wrote stuff like It, The Dark Half and The Stand, and not the pretentious little, self-serving, wussy who replaced him after his car accident who made himself a character in the final books of The Dark Tower and wrote The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

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