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What authors of fiction impacted you the most? 7 months 1 week ago #3063908

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As a student my favourite books were Crime and Punishment. The obvious ones like The Great Gatsby, Catcher in The Rhye To Kill a mockingbird.
I regret I could never realy get into Thomas Hardy .
I love all Shakespeare.
Here of course I love Australian literature.
I have just discovered Judy Nun. I thought she was going to be pulpy. But her characters are rich and pr ofound.
Love anything about theatre

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What authors of fiction impacted you the most? 1 week 2 days ago #3215448

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I've been reading several books written by Diney Costello. I like her style very much.
The one I'm reading now is about a grove of 8 trees planted in a small town for the young men from that town who died in the 1914 war. Then a 9th tree was planted for an "unknown soldier".

A reporter is now trying to discover who this unknown solder is 80 years later.
Very well written.

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What authors of fiction impacted you the most? 5 days 7 hours ago #3218362

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Michael Moorcock. The Dancers at the End of Time. Count Brass and many more.
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I'd have to say Enid Blyton. I read absolutely everything she wrote from Noddy to the Famous Five and grew up in a similar world. She certainly reinforced everything I was learning about the world as I grew up. Now if course she is considered very politically incorrect but I still have a fondness for the part she played in my childhood.
As an adult I raised my children in much the same way with camps and adventures and picnics and bought her books for them in turn to read.
An influence?......definitely!

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Gerrylady wrote: Michael Moorcock. The Dancers at the End of Time. Count Brass and many more.


I love Moorcock too! (you have to be careful how you say that B) ), especially the Jerry Cornelius tales...
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I write books myself and people often ask me which writers influenced my style. They always think I'm joking when I immediately say Enid Blyton. (I was glad to see someone else mentioned her on this thread.) I loved her sparse style of no nonsense writing. She never wasted a word, and I try to do the same. I try to always make my meaning clear and easy to grasp. Reading shouldn't be hard work. I like Ruth Rendell's style of writing for the same reason. It's direct. It's accessible. There is an Australian writer called Ivan Southall who I admire. I love books written in the first person.The most absorbing book I ever read was Papillon by Henri Charriere.

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