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Mike Gayle

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seayork Mon 24-Aug-09 21:39:44

I am not sure if I have a more "male" type brain but I prefer modern fiction by male authors, and Mike Gayle is top!!!

EffiePerine Mon 24-Aug-09 21:40:56

well I'm with you on male authors

but NOT Mike Gayle

each to their own...

peppapighastakenovermylife Mon 31-Aug-09 20:05:20

I like Mike Gayle and male authours (Tony Parons for example) in general - for day to day fiction type things. I hate chic lit with a passion but do like more serious things like Jodi Picoult.

Always have liked Male authours but I'm not sure why. I havent really liked much of Mike Gayles latest stuff though - preferred the earlier things.

elkiedee Wed 09-Sep-09 00:49:06

I've only read his first two books but thought they were chicklit - written by a man but aimed at women. I thought they were likeable but clunkily written. I thought Tony Parsons's first novel was awful and am not likely to read another book by him - I have others by Mike Gayle on my shelves and might read them one day.

MaggieVirgo Thu 10-Sep-09 21:34:06

He deliberately writes like a woman that guy! I wouldn't actually classify him as a male writer!! but fair play, he's sold some books.

I really liked the one about a group of friends all about to turn 30.

Some of them are a bit too predictable. There was one where a man in his 30s turned out to have a teenage dd from a 1 night stand on holiday years ago. Felt like my buttons were being pressed. "shed a tear here".

MaggieVirgo Thu 10-Sep-09 21:36:05

Jonathan Topper. both of his books were excellent . if you like books written from the perspective of a man in his thirties, but issues surrounding, life and death, family relationships, romances, work, cancer scares, and a bit more, you would love Jonathan Topper, and he doesn't make you feel like you're being weak falling for a lot of ol' pony if you shed a tear.

MaggieVirgo Thu 10-Sep-09 21:37:41

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MaggieVirgo Thu 10-Sep-09 21:40:31

It is Tropper , sorry.

Actually, just googled and he has loads of books, not just two. Only two available in gb & ire though. Next time I go to usa, I will be heading to a book shop, because there are a few american writers I love and only a couple of their books are released here.

TheFoosa Fri 11-Sep-09 15:07:16

if you like Tropper, you may also like Tom Perrotta

MaggieVirgo Fri 11-Sep-09 17:56:01

Thanks! will look him up now.

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