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Old January 25th, 2018, 02:07 AM   #1
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Mine is by far Stephen King.


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Old January 25th, 2018, 05:54 PM   #2
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Right now I really like James S.A. Corey and I'm working my way through his Expanse series. I think its actually two guys writing the book together, but not sure. King is great too, and I'm slowly getting through the dark tower series

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Old January 25th, 2018, 06:47 PM   #3
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Giacomo Leopardi is, for sure, one of the most famous authors of all time. Well, maybe for Italians.
Just to let you understand… do you know Dante? Yeah, the guy who wrote the “Divina Commedia”? Some movies are based on his works and he is considered to be the father of the Italian language. He's pretty famous in Italy. All Italian high school students study the “Divinia Commedia”, it's like the Bible of the Italian literature. Compared to Dante, Giacomo Leopardi has written so many works, which are so fascinating to analyze, full of hidden meanings, methapors, antithesises and other retoric figures.


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Old January 25th, 2018, 07:53 PM   #4
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Giacomo Leopardi is, for sure, one of the most famous authors of all time. Well, maybe for Italians.
Just to let you understand… do you know Dante? Yeah, the guy who wrote the “Divina Commedia”? Some movies are based on his works and he is considered to be the father of the Italian language. He's pretty famous in Italy. All Italian high school students study the “Divinia Commedia”, it's like the Bible of the Italian literature. Compared to Dante, Giacomo Leopardi has written so many works, which are so fascinating to analyze, full of hidden meanings, methapors, antithesises and other retoric figures.
The Divine Comedy is a great read.


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Old January 25th, 2018, 09:30 PM   #5
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Roald Dahl (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory).
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Sorry if I sound old-fashioned, but Shakespeare. Love it.

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Brian Jacques...I read everything he wrote since i was little...Roald Dahl is a close second
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currently Ernest Cline.
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I am a history buff. I like to read American biographies. My favorite author is David McCullough. Presently I'm read his "The Wright Brother". This dovetails with my love of aviation. Also I have read two of his biographies, "Harry Truman" and "John Adams". Both men were disliked when they were presidents. But, history has been kinder to them and their presidencies now are seen as a turning point in American history. If you like reading about American history, I would recommend reading any of McCullough's books.
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It's a shame, but I even never heard about some writers mentioned here .. I love Jack London, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Hemingway. I must confess I do not remember when I was reading something for the last time, I am blaming myself for that .. Want to dedicate this summer to reading, going to try fantasy fiction and to discover world of Tolkien and Martin (currently playing a quiz guess the writer trying to refresh my knowledge).
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