short story writers you recommend

sweet_mayhem

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#1
presently, i'm considering to buy ray bradbury's book "the sound of thunder and other stories"...do you think it would be worth it? do you know of other good short story writers? thanks...
 

mamab

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#2
I've always like O. Henry. I've never been a big Bradbury fan, but then, I'm a little bit different. I also like Hawthorne and Poe.
 

sweet_mayhem

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#3
i love poe, too! if one is looking for eery short stories with substance, his works truly fill that need. as for hawthorne, back in high school i tried reading his novel "the scarlet letter" but i lost interest before the half of the book. maybe i should get back to it now that i'm older and more mature (i think :) ) what hawthorne short stories do you recommend, mamab? i didn't know before that he's into short stories. are you also fond of novels, mamab? what do you usually read?
 
#4
If you like really strange stories, anything by H.P. Lovecraft is good. Strange, but good.

O. Henry and Bradbury both excellent choices! Poe too!
 

Taggart

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#6
Speaking of Lovecraft, he influenced Stephen King. Generally speaking, I prefer King's earlier writing and he has a few collections of short stories.

I also enjoyed Ernest Hemingway's collection of short stories.
 

Taggart

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#8
I read the last of The Dark Tower series before I read the two previous ones. So I think I'll go back and read those two as well.

I think that since the time-line jumps around quite a bit, it won't be too confusing.