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  1. Richard Matheson
    Godfather of modern sci-fi and what some call paranormal romance. He wrote for the Twilight Zone, and his short stories and novels never disappointed. I found them to be emotionally engaging and heartfelt. I am Legend, Hell House and Somewhere in Times were made into movies but only the later stayed true to his vision. Cannot go wrong with any of his work.
  2. Tad Williams
    Memory, Sorrow and Thorn is a Tolkien like realm and I re-read very few years. His works are all encompassing and totally enveloping.
  3. Peter Robinson
    Mystery at its finest. His Inspector Banks series is one of my all time favorites. The characters are real and so are their battles whether personal or professional.
  4. Stephen King
    Not a fan of his novels, but his short stories are amazing. He references Mr. Matheson as an influence on his writing life.
  5. Anthony Bourdain
    Okay, a bit off the path I have laid thus far but if you have ever worked in restaurants he is a must. Kitchen Confidential is a quick read and Medium Raw, it's sequel, further delves into the restaurant underbelly.