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Who's your Desert Island Author?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by P Thought, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Marcelo R

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    +1 here for Dostoyevsky.

    Nowadays, I'm reading "The Brothers Karamazov" - one of the most intense and powerful books I've ever read. Also, I've read "Crime and Punishment" some years ago - after taking a breath after the current reading of "Karamazov", I intend to re-read this one too.

    Not a cheerful writer, however. I doubt that I would carry his books to a deserted island - I could be in serious danger of hanging myself on a palm tree after the reading :eek:
     
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  2. teleamp

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    Varies, but are all in one book...
     
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    I'd maybe choose Cervantes purely so I could take 'Don Quixote'. Or Boccaccio for 'The Decameron'.

    But if I had to pick one, probably Dostoyevsky.
     
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    I agree on The Decameron. I'm afraid I would try to take several authors to a desert island.
     
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    Came here to say the same.
     
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    They have islands in the desert?
     
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    Uhm ... maybe, but I think they are called Oasis.
     
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    It will always be Borges for me. Haruki Murakami makes a good back-up. I'd take a hard look at Roberto Bolano, too. I'm surprised I haven't seen mention of Updike. I absolutely love his Rabbit series.
     
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    You're right. The proper term is deserted island.
     
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    Whom ever wrote the best Survival Guide.
     
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    Another Vote for T.C. Boyle.
     
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    All this highbrow stuff would be no good for me... It doesn't hold my interest in any way - I tend to get so far then get bored - quite frankly I can't be bothered with it.....

    For me it'd be Terry Pratchett all the way.... yes I know most of them almost verbatim, but the important thing is that even with that I still enjoy reading them.
     
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    Cormac McCarthy
     
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    Maxwell Street Friend of Leo's

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    I'm sure I said it already, but more and more... John Sandford. Rip-roaring FUN.
     
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    Andzrej Stasiuk - a Polish writer who said "i don't do narrative; I describe the light...' His masterpiece is Dukla and he will take you to a similar space as the great Ryszard Kapuscinski
     
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    Well I've got a Kindle, no need to resort to only one :p
     
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    Ernest Hemingway
    Cormac McCarthy
    Stephen King
    William Shakespeare
    Sherman Alexie
     
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    Toss in a solar-powered battery recharger and you got something there!
     
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    I can think of two right off-hand:

    Peter Guralnick

    Johnny Rogan
     
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