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AnimusAniKorSaxcian
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Saturday September 16, 2006 10:25 AM
ANyone have any notable authors who right satire type novels??? I am interested in reading more stories like Brave New World, 1984, and V for Vendetta.
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Sunday September 17, 2006 5:38 AM
QUOTED  ANyone have any notable authors who right satire type novels??? I am interested in reading more stories like Brave New World, 1984, and V for Vendetta.


Hmm... I don't think the novels and the graphic novel you mentioned are not satire. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't satire meant to be humorous and ironic? Brave New World, 1984, V for Vendetta, Fahrenheit 451 yadda yadda ... they are dead serious (though V has its moments), gloomy and all are about dystopias (and great, except Fahrenheit 451, which I didn't like).
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Monday September 18, 2006 10:25 AM
Tha twas my original thought, yet a teacher told me Satire was where they fit in. She defined Satire as what those books are. If ya have a better name I will begin using it instead.
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Monday September 18, 2006 12:10 PM
So I moved my lazy ass and did a little research and you are right

I mean I can see why Animal Farm is satire, but 1984?
Anyway, despite my confusion, apparently satire does not have to be humorous - irony does not presuppose humor, after all.

This is becoming off topic, but, if you're into comics (which you must, considering you've read V for Vendetta) I'd say check out Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again by Frank Miller. I think you'll like it.

Returning to topic: My favorite author would be Neil Gaiman and Jeanette Winterson. I can't really explain but when I read the question, these two were the first to pop up in my mind.

[[Edited by hector on Monday September 18, 2006 12:15 PM]]
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Wednesday September 20, 2006 8:35 PM
Am infact reading the V for Vendetta Graphic Novel as we speak. I will check it out.

What does Winterson write????
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Wednesday September 20, 2006 11:44 PM
Jeanette Winterson's novels "explore the boundaries of physicality and the imagination, gender polarities, and sexual identities." (from wikipedia)

Her first ever novel Oranges are not the Only Fruit was ... well, mesmerizing. A young girl is adapted by missionaries and she herself believes that she is fated to be one. As she ages, she discovers she is a lesbian and becomes subject to various acts of "exorcism." Another of her novels, the Passion, still haunts me to this day. It is of the genre "magic realism" and reminds of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's books (specifically One Hundred Years of Solitude)
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Jack Vance is definitely top on my list, his writing makes me melt, its so elegant, but concise and dynamic. His plots are a beauty of complex social interacting as well as detailed settings and backrounds. Highly reccomended.

Also a big fan of Gaiman, American Gods and the Sandman series in particular.

I find Hemingway fascinating as well, so far, I loved the Old Man and the Sea, and Im loving For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Im a pretty big fan of Kurt Vonnegut, Ive read almost every book hes written, except the posthumous one.
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Friday April 11, 2008 9:58 AM
S. M. Stirling - mainly his Emberverse series cause it kicks ass

Stephen King - I have read ALL of his books

J. R. R. Tolkien - of course. Any nerd who doesn't like Tolkien should be kicked in the face

Robert Jordan - The Wheel of Time fucking ROCKS

Douglas Adams - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is one of the greatest series' of all time. I need to read his other books

George Orwell - All I've read is 1984 but I freaking loved it
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There's no use crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake. = Still Alive - GLaDOS - Portal

If he gets up we'll all get up! It'll be anarchy! - Bender - The Breakfast Club

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin
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Sunday November 23, 2008 12:38 AM
Keven J. Anderson atm. I've only read his Saga of the Seven Suns (which is all I intend to read of his atm) which I loved completely. Right from about halfway through the first book to the end of the seventh. It took me a while to get into it because it jumps from character to character. There were chars I loved from the first moment til the end, Mainly King Peter (Raymond) and others who I just felt for, Patrick Fitzpatrick. I wish the series went for longer but oh well xD. Prolly the main thing I love from the series is how he was able to raise so many feelings with such few descriptions.

Otherwise I've always loved Tamora Pierce, Esp. the Trickster series.
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Obsessed with saying, "Where is he!", after watching The Dark Knight. You know it's just before the bit where Batman rips an arm off some guy.

Briarthorn, AKA, ymv, vivi (back on me home site), Celarious.
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Sunday September 6, 2009 9:09 PM
I like alot of authors... but the one I'd have to say if Avi.
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