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    Who's your favorite author?

    I have a hard time choosing between Fitzgerald and Hemingway. They're both amazing but have completely different styles and write about different things. I like the fact that they wrote at the same time and were friends. If I had to pick between the two I'd say, Fitzgerald.

    My three favorite books by Fitzgerald are; This Side of Paradise (my favorite), The Beautiful and Damned, and The Great Gatsby.

    My three favorite books from Hemingway are; The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    They both also have amazing short stories.
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    I'm such a dorky reader... I tend to not remember fiction very well (even though I agree that Hemingway leaves an indelible mark and is unforgettable). I read so much non-fiction (history) that sticks in my mind though... unfortunately, the job, kids, school, etc... have made reading a missed but abandoned part of my life... i went from reading 50ish books a year to around 10 since 2005...
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    Carl Hiaasen, Dean Koontz, Elmore Leonard, Mark Twain (although I find his way of writing accents destacting) and Hunter S. Thompson along with many more.
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    Martin Amis as a contemporary. For classic literature, I'd have to say John Milton. Shakespeare is good too, but the fact that you need a middle-modern English translator makes it not as fun to read.

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    Haruki Muakami for me. The Wind Up Bird Chronicle is an amazing read.

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    Hands down Malcolm Gladwell.
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    Hemmingway. I skew towards American authors, but at the same time I find Fitzgerald to be self consumed and tiresome to read. He just wears me out. He's like Clancy in that way. It's just ****ing exausting to read Clancy. Hemmingway is very earthy and real.

    I will say I also enjoy Douglas Adams

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    But she hugged them to her bosom, and at length she was able to look up with dim eyes and a smile and say: "My hair grows so fast, Jim!"
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