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    Even if they are from WAY the hell back in the day. For instance; Anne Rice. I've never read her works. Any fans? Dean Koontz? Stephen King? I've got a Kindle gift certificate, and I want to branch out from my usual fantasy fare.
     
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    George RR Martin !! a song of ice and fire series !!:eusa_angel:
     
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    Tom Clancy
    Vince Flynn - he has cancer. I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.
     
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    Victor Hugo

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    He wrote many poems afterwards about his daughter's life and death, and at least one biographer claims he never completely recovered from it. His most famous poem is probably Demain, dès l'aube, in which he describes visiting her grave.

    Les Miserables made a huge impact upon my young mind. His poetry as well.
     
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    You could do a lot worse than to check in to Harlan Ellison. He writes a lot of short stories, some of which are science fiction, some are creepy, some are downright funny as hell.

    But, no matter what the vehicle he uses (fantasy, science fiction, real life, etc), all his writings have a unique perspective on the human condition.

    If you can find it, I recommend "Gentleman Junkie and Other Stories of the Hung Up Generation".

    That was my first Harlan Ellison book, and it turned me into a rabid fan.
     
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    H L Mencken.

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    P J ORoarke

    Rudyard Kipling

    Vladimir Voinovich
     
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    H.P. Lovecraft, the author Steven King so ineptly "borrowed" from.
     
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    One author you can't get on kindle you should trot on down to the bookstore and buy anyway is Robert Graves. If you get nothing else, get I Claudius.
     
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    Herman Wouk
    Winds of War
    War and Remembrance

    A back in the day author. These 2 books are not read in a day nor in a week. You want a taste of what the war in Europe was about and how it affected the people, these 2 books are a must read. I like thick books and the characters here become a part of your life from the very beginning.
     
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    Ray Bradbury's Dandelion Wine.
     

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