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This far in and nobody's mentioned Stephenie Meyer's excellent Twilight books? Shame on you all!
The OP asked for novels; not kindling.
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This far in and nobody's mentioned Stephenie Meyer's excellent Twilight books? Shame on you all!
Mentioned in post 12, and please, God, tell me you were being ironic.
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I recently read the Pelbar Cycle by Paul O. Williams and I thought they were excellent. All of them are sent in North America and are well worth a read.
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This far in and nobody's mentioned Stephenie Meyer's excellent Twilight books? Shame on you all!
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31. Stephenie Meyer

Charges: She’s the unforgivably perky Mormon mom who wrote the Twilight Series of books, currently draining IQ points from Western Civilization. This silly wank-off vampire fantasy for teenage girls has been embraced by legions of sad, middle-aged women who fight for access to their daughters’ sticky copies of the books. It’s an embarrassing spectacle for all Americans who aren’t actively participating in it. Meyer admits she can't handle the better class of vampires and has never watched a whole vampire movie, even the more anemic kind: “I've seen little pieces of Interview with a Vampire when it was on TV, but I kind of always go YUCK! I don't watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror. And I think I've seen a couple of pieces of The Lost Boys, which my husband liked, and he wanted me to watch it once, but I was like, ‘It's creepy!’”

Exhibit A: The hit movie version of Twilight, featuring Meyer’s dreary characters, a tiresome teenage girl and the pathetic “vegetarian” vampire who loves her, mooning around on first base for two hours and giving vampires everywhere a bad name.

Sentence: Meyer encounters a non-vegetarian vampire, who kills her immediately and gruesomely in front of an appreciative audience of horror film fans.
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It's worth repeating. What a great series.
Agreed. I'm ashamed to admit that I only recently discovered the Dresden Files, but Amazon is very happy that I have!

And I'll throw in my kudos for Garret, P.I. as well!
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Definitely Oz, and by extension, Wicked, etc.

L'Engle's Time Quintet.. or Quartet.. or whatever.

Eragon, etc. was influenced by American geography, but it is crap and not recommended.

Parts of the The Prestige are in America.

Simak's City--more sci fi than fantasy, but straddles the line. Talking dogs and robots.

Charlotte's Web.

Time Traveler's Wife
(not everyone's cup of tea).

Tuck Everlasting.
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Mentioned in post 12, and please, God, tell me you were being ironic.
Awww, someone else posted it? I read the whole thread, too! I thought I'd be first.

And yes, I was being ironic. My mom read me Tolkein as bedtime stories when I was 5 or 6, and I've been reading good high-fantasy ever since. Meyers' tripe is remarkable only in the attention it has garnered from raving-mad fangirls, nothing more.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:40 PM
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Here are a few more (I haven't read the thread thoroughly, so there are probably some repeats).

James P. Blaylock - several books
Philip Wylie - Gladiator
L. Ron Hubbard - Slaves of Sleep, Typewriter in the Sky
James Branch Cabell - I think a couple books are set in America, but I haven't read the whole Biography
Francis Stevens - several books/stories
Charles G. Finney - The Circus of Dr, Lao
Fritz Leiber - several books/stories
Robert W. Chambers - The Maker of Moons
A. Merritt - Dwellers in the Mirage, Seven Footprints to Satan
Sanders Laubenthal - Excalibur
Peter S. Beagle - A Fine and Private Place
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