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2021-01-28 4:27:42 PM  
Only two? I need a March Madness style bracket to make this decision with divisions for each genre.

Terry Pratchett
David Wong
 
2021-01-28 4:45:35 PM  

Urmuf Hamer: Here are some D's:
Dostoyevsky
Dickens


You're aware the complex connections between class struggle, the judiciary, criminality, and morality are not always clear cut.
 
2021-01-28 4:53:21 PM  

The Irrelevant Gamer: Only two? I need a March Madness style bracket to make this decision with divisions for each genre.


Believe me, I struggled with increasing the number, but decided on two to make it easer for the interpreters, not the bibliophiles.

Here's 16 year old me:

- Robert Anton Wilson
- Piers Anthony

/excluding xanth, to be specific
//even 16-year old me recognized that was garbage
 
2021-01-28 6:12:02 PM  
- William S. Burroughs
- Gregory Corso
 
2021-01-28 7:34:33 PM  
Stephen King
Christopher Moore
 
2021-01-28 9:21:05 PM  
My two favorite, as I reply to this.....

David Goodis
Magnus Mills
 
2021-01-29 12:44:55 AM  
Tony Hillerman
&
Johnny Hart
 
2021-01-29 1:08:02 AM  
😹 disappointingly few of us offered opinions on the choices. Shame.
Yeah, I know I'm part of that problem.
 
2021-01-29 4:37:05 AM  

Otera: 😹 disappointingly few of us offered opinions on the choices. Shame.
Yeah, I know I'm part of that problem.


My problem was finding any with 2 authors I both had heard of (usually am familiar with one)

My authors:
Irvine Welsh
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
 
2021-01-29 9:45:10 AM  

Otera: 😹 disappointingly few of us offered opinions on the choices. Shame.
Yeah, I know I'm part of that problem.


I couldn't comment because of unfamiliarity. Not only hadn't I read the authors but I didn't even recognize lots of the names. I don't read sci-fi, horror, or fantasy at all. So, I suspect the unfamiliar are from those genres. Well, over 50 years ago I read Lafcadio Hearn's Japanese ghost stories, but that was for a class. I recognized Burroughs and Corso. I read "Junkie" by Buroughs and a friend read Corso's "Marriage" aloud at a party. In Lexington, if you were of a certain age, you ODed on references to the narcotics hospital. So, "Beatnik" would be my unfunny comment. I recognized lots of Pratchett but not his partners. Hemingway was paired with a mystery, Dickens and Dostoyevsky are so huge that my comment would describe me not them. Farkers apparently love exotica.
 
2021-01-29 10:21:11 PM  
John Steinbeck and  David Sedaris
 
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