Palimpsest  

Go Back   Palimpsest > Reviews > Top Tens


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 9th Nov 2011, 8:24   #31
ono no komachi
Senior Palimpsester
has the freedom of Palimp City
 
ono no komachi's Avatar
 
Join Date: 14 Aug 2003
Location: Gloucestershire
Posts: 3,467
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

I think I will be putting Umberto Eco's The Prague Cemetery on my Christmas list.
ono no komachi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th Nov 2011, 10:25   #32
Colyngbourne
Administrator
is beyond help
 
Colyngbourne's Avatar
 
Join Date: 30 Apr 2003
Location: England
Posts: 10,735
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

As Diana Wynne Jones died earlier this year, I would probably put in Charlie Higson as a substitute, and also add Margaret Atwood.
__________________
Currently reading: The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins | My reading list | My film list
Colyngbourne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd Jan 2017, 20:19   #33
loupgarous
Junior Palimpsestarian
is a Regular
 
loupgarous's Avatar
 
Join Date: 22 Jan 2009
Location: Ellisville, Mississippi, USA
Posts: 85
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

Quote:
Originally Posted by Colyngbourne View Post
As Diana Wynne Jones died earlier this year, I would probably put in Charlie Higson as a substitute, and also add Margaret Atwood.
Reading Diana Wynne Jones' Reflections, her last work, a compilation of essays and speeches she gave toward the end of her life on writing, and which I found much more useful (or at least encouraging) to me as an aspiring writer of fiction than, say, Orson Scott Card's How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy.

Since the efforts I was inspired to write for the two major American markets in science fiction and fantasy since reading Mrs. Jones's book were met with rejection slips, I obviously need more in the way of instruction, more practice at writing, or both. But Reflections is also an enjoyable read, which Mr. Card's book, sad to say, was not.
__________________
"The proper study of man is everything." C.S. Lewis

"Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ridiculous." P.J. O'Rourke
loupgarous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th Jan 2017, 20:55   #34
JunkMonkey
Senior Palimpsester
should be ashamed
 
JunkMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 19 Oct 2005
Location: Highlands of Scotland
Posts: 2,692
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeccaK View Post

1. Susanna Clarke
On the basis of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and The Ladies of Grace Adieu, I could probably be found hanging around the gates of Bloomsbury when a new novel is rumoured. Helped by the beautiful cover design for the latter, in hardback.
...and nine and a half years later we're still waiting.
__________________
Blog |Read|Film|Swapit

There Are Not Seven Words In My Signature
JunkMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th Jan 2017, 9:55   #35
Colyngbourne
Administrator
is beyond help
 
Colyngbourne's Avatar
 
Join Date: 30 Apr 2003
Location: England
Posts: 10,735
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

I have watched the DVD of "Jonathan Strange...." several times - because it is excellent, but also to ready myself for another tome, sooner rather than later.

I think she will follow Childermass in whatever comes next.
__________________
Currently reading: The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins | My reading list | My film list
Colyngbourne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th Apr 2017, 21:24   #36
loupgarous
Junior Palimpsestarian
is a Regular
 
loupgarous's Avatar
 
Join Date: 22 Jan 2009
Location: Ellisville, Mississippi, USA
Posts: 85
Default Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

erm.. admin?
Spam spam spam spam
Spam spam spam spam
Spam spam spam spam
Spam spam spam spam
Wonderful Spam, Marvellous Spam....
__________________
"The proper study of man is everything." C.S. Lewis

"Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make ridiculous." P.J. O'Rourke
loupgarous is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books Bookie Top Tens 3 31st Mar 2014 7:29
Book Groups Wavid General Chat 43 13th Apr 2010 22:43
Book prices Wavid General Chat 7 7th Mar 2004 19:32
John Self's Top Ten Books John Self Top Tens 9 19th Aug 2003 10:41


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:00.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.