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Booking Through Thursday

Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be.

If you could have just ONE more book from an author you love . . . a book that would be as good any of their best (while we’re dreaming) . . . something that would round out a series, or finish their last work, or just be something NEW . . . Who would the author be, and why? Jane Austen? Shakespeare? Laurie Colwin? Kurt Vonnegut?


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

61 responses

  1. Got it here! Happy BTT!

  2. […] Booking Through Thursday asks a question this week: Almost everyone can name at least one author that you would love just ONE more book from. Either because they’re dead, not being published any more, not writing more, not producing new work for whatever reason . . . or they’ve aged and aren’t writing to their old standards any more . . . For whatever reason, there just hasn’t been anything new (or worth reading) of theirs and isn’t likely to be. […]

  3. Hi, mine’s up.
    Happy BTT!

  4. My vote would be for Pheobe Gilman who was swept from the world of kidlit far before her time.

  5. This one was hard. Mine’s up.

  6. Up in a moment!

  7. Mine’s here.

    Another Dorothy Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey book. Because I’ve read all of them and would love something new in her style.

    Another Pern book of the quality of the first 6 or so books in that series. In my opinion, Todd’s books are not up to the standard of his Mum’s early books, but are better than her later stuff. I’d also love another book in the “Crystal Singer” series.

  8. […] June 7th, 2007 · No Comments Booking Through Thursday […]

  9. Great question! Mine is here

  10. I didn’t stop at one – or even half a dozen! My answer is here.

  11. I would love at least one more book by Terry Brooks on the Magic Kingdom! I keep waiting for him to write one & he keeps writing other books, driving me mad!

    http://scrappyd.blogspot.com/2007/06/booking-through-thursday.html

  12. Mine is up – first timer🙂

  13. There is probably more than one author I would like to read more from.

  14. So many to choose from!

    I went with an author I picked up impulsively last night — details here,

    http://mathomhouse.typepad.com/bluestocking/2007/06/booking_through.html

  15. Great question this week!! My answer is Here:

  16. Mine’s up. Happy BTT.
    Blessings to all

  17. Mine’s up. I forgot Brasheres. Man, I could do with another pants book…

  18. My answer is up. Happy BTT.

  19. I would love another from Agatha Christie at her best.🙂

  20. I’m late, but anyway… Here’s mine! Initially I thought of passing this week’s BTT, but it’s been bugging me since yesterday, so here I am… (Old habit die hard) LOL. Happy BTT everyone!

  21. Mine is here..(neat idea!)
    http://merrimerri.wordpress.com

  22. Finally . . . Mine’s up!
    http://chappysmom.typepad.com/bookworm/2007/06/halfhooded.html

    (You’d think I would have had it up earlier, huh? But, anyway, scroll down–it’s at the end of the post.)

  23. Really good question. My answer here: href:”http://booksplurge.blogspot.com/2007/06/booking-through-thursday-on-friday.html/”>here

  24. One day I’ll figure out how to link in comments. Sheesh!

  25. I just posted my first reply to BTT here.

  26. I’d have to say that I’d like to read one more book by David Gemmell. I remember just chancing upon one of his books on the shelves of a Walden and ever since then there’s been no comparison in terms of style for the adventure fantasy genre. Sadly, he passed away earlier this year. I think I’ll miss seeing new books by him the most.

  27. Oh dear…I am a week behind….will be posting about this one….this Thursday😉

  28. I’m late!

    I wish the Rama series by Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee (first book Rendezvous with Rama) had not gone so dramatically downhill. Rendezvous was *wonderful*, Rama II was okay but not quite as good. The third book was so awful I couldn’t finish it. I never even attempted the last one. Sadly, it seems ACC is only writing in collaboration these days, with ACC providing the basic plot and his collaborator providing most of the prose. Perhaps Gentry Lee’s writing has improved, but from what I’ve read in this series and what I could make through of Cradle, I’ll be avoiding Clarke/Lee joint efforts.

  29. I’m quite anxious for Iain M Banks to release another culture novel.

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