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Find me a new author please!

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archfiend Fri 22-Mar-13 22:47:31

I am in a book doldrum at the moment. Most of the authors I have been in the mood for recently don't have any new stuff coming out soon and I am in need of new material.

Authors I have been in the mood for recently include:

Neil Gaiman
Nick Harkaway
Daniel O'Malley (Rook)
Ernest Cline
Tom Robbins
Rivers of London series
Douglas Coupland

I also enjoy some Pratchett, Larsson, China Mieville, some crime writers. Help!

IndridCold Fri 22-Mar-13 23:02:34

Rupert Thomson might be worth a look. He's just got a new book out, but I would start with 'Dreams of Leaving' or 'The Insult'.

DuchessofMalfi Sat 23-Mar-13 06:47:56

Donna Tartt? The Secret History and The Little Friend, and a new one due out in the autumn.

Belinda Bauer. The Exmoor trilogy - Blacklands, Dark Side and Finders Keepers. All very good thrillers.

archfiend Sat 23-Mar-13 07:57:33

Thanks - Rupert Thomson looks interesting, have added a couple of his books to my wish list.

I've read The Secret History but not Little Friend - will give that a go too.

thanks both

DottyDot Sat 23-Mar-13 08:15:59

If you're in the mood for nice easy to read crime novels, I can recommend:

Lee Child - although Reacher is not Tom Cruise... hmm
JD Robb especially for the sex blush
Robert B Parker
Robert Crais - my current favourite

Wilding Sat 23-Mar-13 08:16:13

I recently discovered the Kate Shugak series by Dana Stabenow - really brilliant crime novels set in Alaska with a fantastic female protagonist. I'm completely addicted!

You might also like Kage Baker - try her Company novels (starting with In the Garden of Iden). And have you read any Scarlett Thomas? The End of Mr Y might be worth a look.

NicholasTeakozy Sat 23-Mar-13 08:28:21

I like John Connolly's Charlie Parker series, set in the north eastern US. Start with Every Dead Thing and go from there. The mixture of grim humour and gore is quite addictive.

archfiend Sat 23-Mar-13 08:37:23

Ooh thank you, I shall look them up. I have read some Lee Child but not the others, have read the End of Mr Y - might re-read if I can find it in my house...

strawberrypenguin Sat 23-Mar-13 08:38:44

Jasper Fforde's Thursday next series it starts with the Eyre Affair and is fab.

archfiend Sat 23-Mar-13 09:30:17

Haven't read Jasper Fforde for a while - will give that a go too!

Cherrypi Sun 24-Mar-13 11:19:08

You seem to have similar taste to me and I loved Mr Penumbra's 24 hour bookstore recently.

bottleofbeer Sun 24-Mar-13 15:04:10

I've just discovered S.J Bolton. She's gooood

archfiend Sun 24-Mar-13 19:50:45

Thanks both - kindle wish list growing nicely now! thanks

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sun 24-Mar-13 23:33:46

The "Banned Underground" I forget who wrote them are amusing, or maybe Malcolm Pryce's "Aberystwyth" series, I love those grin and I like most of the authors in your OP.
PS Power's "Very Good Man" series is brilliant - it is an "end of the world" thing, but has some brilliant twists and turns, and the characterisation is just fabulous. Her (his?) "Shortcuts" is good too. Don't be put off by the other books she's (he's?) written being teen/YA ones either.
I second John Connolly, and if you don't quite fancy his "adult" supernatural/horror "Charlie Parker" ones, "The Book of Lost Things" is fab, especially if you like the film "Labyrinth"
Simon R Green's "Nightside" series is good too, it's reminsicent of Neil Gaiman.

archfiend Tue 26-Mar-13 19:45:11

pombear thanks - have added quite a few to my list!

cherry just finished 24 hour bookstore and really enjoyed it. thanks

SergeantSnarky Tue 26-Mar-13 20:35:57

Neil Gaiman made me think of this in case you missed it - you have til Friday on catch up to listen to it - great cast


Cherrypi Tue 26-Mar-13 20:36:34

It's great isn't it. Bit bereft since I finished it.

archfiend Tue 26-Mar-13 20:43:24

sargeant I spent last week listening to that and may have downloaded it a bit - absolutely loved it!

cherry it was a really good book - got it on Sunday and finished it this morning. Now working down the rest of the list on this thread. Am refusing to think about my kindle bill...

Cherrypi Tue 26-Mar-13 21:34:53

Ha ha. It mounts up doesn't it? I bought the rook and I'm currently enjoying it.

archfiend Tue 26-Mar-13 22:05:58

I really liked the rook, am hoping there will be a second one out at some point.

Clawdy Wed 27-Mar-13 13:54:15

Carol Birch has written some good stuff,from contemporary fiction to her more recent historical fiction.

PeachActiviaMinge Wed 27-Mar-13 14:27:00

Sandman Slim?' or perhaps Iron Druid?

SkaterGrrrrl Sun 07-Apr-13 01:35:08

Just finished The Night Circus, very Tom Robins-y.

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