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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 03:21 PM
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24. I so have to agree with "Ghost Story"! I often use that as an example
of a book that one cannot put down. The first hundred or so pages were kinda boring, but holy shit, once the story gets moving it's unstoppable!

I'm glad someone else knows that book!

Others with great narrative pull are:

David Eddings

Hemingway

Twain

Douglas Adams

Dan Brown (yeah, I know, not a great story constructer, but he does write in an insane page-turner kind of way)

Neil Stephenson

Saul Bellow

JK Rowling

Bruce Feiler

and the woman who wrote "Secret Life of Bees"
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  -Which writer do you think is best with narrative pull? undisclosedlocation  Oct-23-06 04:50 PM   #0 
  - A couple  ceile   Oct-23-06 04:58 PM   #1 
  - Don't wait; it may be the best thing he's ever written  undisclosedlocation   Oct-23-06 05:01 PM   #2 
     - Thanks for the push.  ceile   Oct-24-06 04:01 PM   #32 
  - Tolkein did it for me.  sparosnare   Oct-23-06 05:04 PM   #3 
  - I've read the dang thing dozens of times-- still gets me  undisclosedlocation   Oct-23-06 10:11 PM   #4 
  - I like fantasy  XemaSab   Oct-23-06 10:12 PM   #5 
  - James Patterson sometimes...  reyd reid reed   Oct-23-06 10:17 PM   #6 
  - Delillo  Robb   Oct-23-06 10:17 PM   #7 
  - No, my DeLillo-obsessed friend was completely insane  undisclosedlocation   Oct-24-06 07:19 AM   #15 
  - James Ellroy.  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-23-06 10:19 PM   #8 
  - wow, you included Grisham  idgiehkt   Oct-23-06 10:33 PM   #9 
  - It's probably been a few years since this was the case...  undisclosedlocation   Oct-24-06 12:15 PM   #16 
     - I only saw that movie  idgiehkt   Oct-24-06 03:11 PM   #20 
  - I know who's the worst!  Withywindle   Oct-23-06 11:07 PM   #10 
  - I don't know, I would put Jodi Picault up there.  janesez   Oct-24-06 03:37 PM   #26 
  - This is way dorky, but...  asthmaticeog   Oct-23-06 11:10 PM   #11 
  - Are you sure?  RetroLounge   Oct-23-06 11:17 PM   #12 
  - Stephen King, Glen Cook, RA Salvatore,  petersond   Oct-23-06 11:19 PM   #13 
  - Vladimir Nabokov, Mary Gaitskill, Christian Shapiro  swag   Oct-23-06 11:25 PM   #14 
  - Elmore Leonard. His 'street' dialogue puts you there.  trof   Oct-24-06 12:26 PM   #17 
  - Ok, trof, I'll give him a third try  undisclosedlocation   Oct-24-06 03:06 PM   #19 
     - google his early stuff too.  trof   Oct-24-06 04:00 PM   #31 
  - I like Tolkien as much as the next guy.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-24-06 12:27 PM   #18 
  - Henry Miller  XNASA   Oct-24-06 03:15 PM   #21 
  - Oops. Delete.  XNASA   Oct-24-06 03:15 PM   #22 
  - Michael Connelly  Richardo   Oct-24-06 03:17 PM   #23 
  - I so have to agree with "Ghost Story"! I often use that as an example  Rabrrrrrr   Oct-24-06 03:21 PM   #24 
  - When introducing people to the Hitchhiker's Guide, I have to warn them  undisclosedlocation   Oct-24-06 10:54 PM   #35 
  - Embarassing answer, but Stephen King and JK Rowling  janesez   Oct-24-06 03:36 PM   #25 
  - Me too! Finished 'Curious Incident' in one day.  Richardo   Oct-24-06 03:51 PM   #28 
  - Charles Willeford  anarch   Oct-24-06 03:40 PM   #27 
  - Neil Gaiman  khashka   Oct-24-06 03:55 PM   #29 
  - Gabriel Garcia Marquez...  SteppingRazor   Oct-24-06 03:57 PM   #30 
  - The thing about Gibson is...  undisclosedlocation   Oct-25-06 09:46 AM   #37 
     - The Neuromancer trilogy, though, should definitely be read together...  SteppingRazor   Oct-25-06 11:03 AM   #38 
  - Some more for me....  ceile   Oct-24-06 04:12 PM   #33 
  - Cool!  khashka   Oct-24-06 04:22 PM   #34 
  - Joan Didion in fiction and nonfiction. n/t  sfexpat2000   Oct-24-06 10:56 PM   #36 
  - Recently, Rilla Askew.  Z_I_Peevey   Oct-25-06 11:47 AM   #39 
 

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