Thursday Thirteen #26

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Thirteen Things about Mark Caldwell – This week authors I like to read

  1. Robert A Heinlein – Particularly for the Past Through Tomorrow stories but also his novels (which I’ve read most of)
  2. Harry Harrison – For The Stainless Steel Rat novels, Make Room! Make Room! and pretty much everything else except the Bill the Galactic Hero stories that I just can’t get into
  3. Frank Herbert – Dragon in the Sea, the Dune series and many of his other works
  4. JRR Tolkien – For The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit but I’m not bothered about the rest
  5. Bernard Cornwall – The Sharpe novels which are easy to read

  6. Raymond Chandler – The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely and The Long Goodbye but mostly for his style of prose
  7. C.S. Forester – For the Horatio Hornblower novels, The African Queen, The Gun and all his other novels I’ve read (which is most of them)

  8. Wilfred Owen – The only poet to make the list. His work is still so moving almost 100 years after his tragic death

  9. Dumas – For the swash and buckle of D’Artagnan Romances and The Count of Monte Cristo

  10. Alistair MacLean – For all his thrillers and adventure novels

  11. Terry Pratchett – For being funny, clever and prolific

  12. Ian Fleming – For Bond but particularly the short stories and novella which tell you more about Bond than many of the novels

  13. Nevil Shute – For Slide Rule and A Town Like Alice

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39 Responses to Thursday Thirteen #26

cajunvegan Saturday, September 15th, 2007

The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books of all time. My husband loves Terry Pratchett, and I am thinking of starting one of his complete collection. I hear the Discworld series is priceless.

Moondancer Friday, September 14th, 2007

Wow, I was surprised at how many of those I knew. Great list.

Have a nice TT!

crazy working mom Friday, September 14th, 2007

Thanks so much for stopping by my TT. Sorry I'm late making my rounds. Have a great weekend.

Awesome list, by the way.

Angela Klocke Friday, September 14th, 2007

I don't think I have read anything by any of the authors on your list!

I like your blog description. Sounds like you're a renaissance soul!

DoubleDeckerBusGuy Thursday, September 13th, 2007

A great list! As a fan of the swash-and-buckle, there's more than a few faves in the list...

Open Grove Claudia Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Sigh. I do so love D'Artangnon. Sigh.

maiylah Thursday, September 13th, 2007

wow ... i like most of them!
great list!

JO Thursday, September 13th, 2007

i have never really read a good book in a long long time...

thanks for visiting my TT.

Natalie Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Great idea for TT!

Xakara Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Thanks for coming by my blog. I love coming to read author and booklists.

And you chose so many great ones. :)

Happy TT


Candy Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Great list! And you've given me a few to add to my own reading list. :o)

Celticangel Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Thanks for stopping by my T13. I have to agree with you on Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

katherine. Thursday, September 13th, 2007

some I have read...many I have not...good list.

Mama Pajama Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I love love love the Count of Monte Cristo. Great list!

jeanjeanie Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Many of those are my "To Read...Someday" list, too. The only one I've actually read is Tolkein.

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Michael Schurmann Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Great list! I'm a fan of Ian Fleming, Tolkien, and Dumas myself.

dawn Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I don't read books often, but I am pleased to say I recognized some the titles you listed, and I have even read one or two of them. Happy TT.

Gloria Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Woo ha, great list. I'm adding a few of those to my to-be-read list. I thought I have read Heinlein because he sounds so familiar, but I checked his list of work and I've read none! Dune is good! As for Tolkien, I only managed to like The Hobbit. I despise the LOTR trilogy. Heads up for Dumas too. I've read Terry Pratchett...I don't really get it though, the wit and humour behind it. Ah well, the usual excuse applies: English is my second language. Hahaha!

Happy TT!

Oh, and plus? Tolkien says the chicken cross the road because the rings need to be destroyed. There are no other ways to do it. The chicken MUST cross the road.

Sparky Duck Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I have honestly only read Chandler and to be truthful, he bored me to tears.

deegee Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Thanks for visiting my blog! I only know 2 authors on your list(and JRRT is my fave)! maybe I should look for them. Happy Thursday!

Robin Thursday, September 13th, 2007

No Patrick O'Brian?

Mom not Mum Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Great list. I need to read more lately.

Damozel (Buck Naked Politics) Thursday, September 13th, 2007

My husband Nicholas (see above) is a huge Cornwell fan. I don't really know most of those writers, but you've reminded me how much I liked Dumas and Frank Herbert.

Lara Angelina Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Great list! I don't know if you have the same problem I do, but there is so much to read, so much I'd love to re-read (Somerset Maugham comes to mind) that there never seems to be enough time!!
Great TT!

This Eclectic Life Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I don't know them all, but Raymond Chandler and Tolkien get votes from me.

Thomma Lyn Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Holy Moly, you're the first person I've seen mention the Stainless Steel Rat novels in years -- they're great! And yup, Frank Herbert, yup JRR Tolkien (but couldn't get into Silmarillion - *yawn*), yup Raymond Chandler, yup C.S. Forester...

Great authors, and a great list! Happy TT, and thanks for visiting mine. :)

Nap Warden Thursday, September 13th, 2007

With you on Ian Flemming...great list! Happy TT.

Ed Thursday, September 13th, 2007

It Always pleases me t see some f ny favorite authors shared by someone else. Harry Harrison has long been a favorite and thinking of him now may lead to a binge reread.Great TT


Lori Thursday, September 13th, 2007

oooooo,I'll have to put these on my reading list. Happy TT!

Lori Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Dannnng, you read that much in a week?? Woowee...great list. Happy TT:)

Susan Helene Gottfried Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Harry Harrison!!

You read great stuff, Mark.

Nicholas Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I agree with you about MacLeanand especially Bernard Cornwell, who is my fave author. I mention him in my own TT. I'm afraid I can't get into Tolkien. I've tried Rings at least 4 times, never got going.

PJ Thursday, September 13th, 2007

I know most of them but I haven't read any of their books (apart from some of The Hobbit). Happy TT.

Malcolm: Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Raymond Chandler is one of the best. "Farewell My Lovely" and "The Big Sleep" are two of my favorite novels.

Sue Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I love Ian Fleming -> particularly for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ... lol!

Happy TT!

WFM Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Wow, really good list. Now if only I had time to read.

Joely Sue Burkhart Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

I know many of them, but I don't think I've actually read any but 3 and 4. Happy TT!

Christine d'Abo Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Ian Flemming is a great author. I also enjoy Stuart Woods for political thrillers. And Dumas is fantastic!!

Tink Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Wow, i know all of them and agree with you on most of them. especially Tolkien, my favourite author!
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