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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Three Genre Authors

Today Love All Books wishes a happy birthday to not one, not two, but three genre authors: James Patterson, Rudy Rucker, and Louis L'Amour.

If you like mysteries, then you don't need me to tell you who James Patterson is!

From his Women's Murder Club (one of Julie's favorites) to his Alex Cross novels (two of which—Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider—have been made into movies), this guy cranks out bestsellers like you wouldn't believe.

I'm ashamed to admit that I have had science fiction author Rudy Rucker's book Wetware Software on my bookshelf since it first came out—almost twenty about twenty-five years ago already—and still haven't gotten around to reading it. [3/25/2007 edit: about the strikeouts I just added, I went looking for Wetware to put it on my pile of what to read next and discovered that I had mispoke—it is Software that I've had forever! I guess I just loved the title of Wetware so much, and the interesting images it conjures up for me, that I just substituted that in my wetware!]

However, after finding his blog—and just reading a tiny bit of it—I see this guy is very cool, and I'm going to elevate his books much further to the top of the heap (and to remind myself, I just tagged this post To Be Read).

Finally, if westerns are your thing, then Louis L'Amour is a name that also requires no introduction.

In fact, I'd hazard a guess that even if westerns truly aren't your thing—as they are not mine—you have heard of this giant in the publishing field or, at the very least, some of his works.