Patti - I'm that way about Paddy Richardson, Angela Savage and a few others.
Bill CriderJoe LansdaleMichael ConnellyDave BarryJames SallisCraig JohnsonColin Cotterill (Dr. Siri series)Jackie:J. D. RobbChristine FeehanSuzanne BrockmannJ. R. WardJeff M.
Not many authors, Patti, but I'd like to read any new work of John Irving, Salman Rushdie, Jack Higgins, and John Grisham, some writers whose many books I've read. Most books I so desperately want to read are already published by authors like Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Sharpe, Philip Roth, Louis Auchincloss (a forgotten writer), John Updike, Georgette Heyer, and Graham Greene. There are many others, though.
Prashant-I wonder if I could send you some of those books. You should send me a list and I can see what is available here at used book stores and sales. There's a big one next month.
Michael Connelly and Robert Crais. Living in Mississippi for the time being, I recently discovered (I'm very late to the party :-) John Grisham. Thankfully, I can get my fix at the library for now.
Patti, that is mighty generous of you, many thanks! Fortunately, I can buy any of the books by the authors I mentioned from new and used bookstores in Mumbai. I usually don't wait long to read authors like Vonnegut, Rushdie, and Sharpe. The rest have to wait their turn on my BTR pile. Your questions provide interesting perspectives on the kind of books we're all reading and I wonder how they define us as books readers.
Used to be Dean Koontz but not anymore.
Michael ConnellyJames Lee BurkeChina MievilleRobert Charles WilsonJoe LansdaleChristopher PreistClive BarkerPeter RobinsonGeorge PelecanosRichard PriceDan SimmonsTimothy HallinanRJ ElloryBrian EvensonNeil GaimanElizabeth HandIan RankinPhilip KerrThese are just off the top of my head-i'm sure there are others I've overlooked.
Hmmm, almost no one. No that I don't enjoy modern authors, but the older I get, the less I care about being first. The cheapskate in me likes to wait for the price to go down, too.
Well, I solve that by reserving them way in advance at the library. I had the Woodrell on reserve in June--as soon as they ordered it.
Not a one. I like going back in time leisurely. It's inoculation against advertising slogans like "HURRY!" "SUPPLIES LIMITED!"I did turn out to see Blue Jasmine, though.
Seeing it tonight.
None. I have a back log of books to read and hate to jump ahead in line. I also figure that favorite authors can wait until I want something above average. That said, I have a Crider I started a few days ago and I lost the damn thing somewhere in the house.
Anything by John Conroe (The Demon Accord series).
I really don't have a "got to read the minute I can get my hands on it" author, even writers that I love I don't always get their latest right away (depends on how many holds are ahead of me on the library reserve list--like Patti, I get lots of my books from the library). Also, I don't like that sense of obligation that always having to read a writer's latest work immediately creates.Deb
Alphabetically:Declan BurkeTim HallinanDeclan HughesElmore Leonard (well, until recently)John McFetridgeAdrian McKintyCharlie StellaI used to have a longer list, when i read fewer authors in general. Now thee is s much to be read, I've come to realize it will be the same book in six months or a year. This small handful of authors appeal to me in a way that I want their stuff right away.
Louise Penny and William Kent Krueger.
I'm counting the days until Thomas Pynchon's BLEEDING EDGE is published on September 17th.
William Kent Krueger, Randy Wayne White and Ian Rankin are writers whose books I buy as soon as they come out. I also read John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series right away. Although they are American, Mark Gimenez and Edward Wright are published in the UK first if at all so I order them from Book Depository. For many years James Lee Burke would have be the first in my line, but not any more.
Tana French is at the top for me. And I am waiting for Peter May's LEWIS to come out here.
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