General Interest

Desert Island Authors

Here’s an oldie but a goody: if you were trapped on a desert island and could only have books that were written by one particular author, who would that author be?

The easy answer might be a present day prolific like Stephen King or James Patterson, but I think I’d go with one of my all time favorites, Paul Auster, for a few different reasons.

  1. He’s written several great books
  2. He’s capable of significantly changing his writing style from novel to novel, which would add some nice variety.
  3. He’s still churning out books (at least three this year by my count).

But that’s just me. Who would you pick?

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Posted by
JackLyon
Jul 24, 2007 6:03pm PDT
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JackLyon
 

I would have to say Herman Hess. Definitely one of my favorite authors.

Posted by
pauldavid
Jul 24, 2007 7:16pm PDT
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pauldavid
 

Wow, just one author, that could be harsh.

I hope the rescue plane comes soon! In any case I would have to say Robert Pirsig , because I everytime I read “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” I am a different person and I gain a whole new insight to what he wrote.

Besides I have yet to read Lila , which does look interesting as well, and if I was on a desert island I guess there would have plenty of time.

Posted by
bmartinek
Jul 24, 2007 8:23pm PDT
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bmartinek
 

Without question, it would be ROBINSON CRUSOE

Posted by
rbeck
Jul 24, 2007 10:59pm PDT
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rbeck
 

Without question, it would be ROBINSON CRUSOE by Daniel Defoe :-)

Posted by
rbeck
Jul 24, 2007 10:59pm PDT
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rbeck
 

I would have to go with Kerouac’s The Town and the City. Who would have thought the emerging Beat could cover the thrill of high school football.

Posted by
norcaljhawk
Jul 25, 2007 10:08am PDT
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norcaljhawk
 

US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 (Paperback)
by Department of Defense

Posted by
kimlaama
Jul 25, 2007 11:45am PDT
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kimlaama
 

If you count Stephen King, and his other pen name (Richard Bachman), that would probably be my pick. Tons of books to choose from, and not all are horror.

Posted by
AbeFroman
Jul 25, 2007 9:30pm PDT
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AbeFroman