FW: Who Else Writes Like...?
jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 5 15:23:26 EST 2002
I always love browsing through these books, however I
also like nit picking with them, just from the sample
pages I can see a couple of (minor) errors. Paul
Harding and Paul Doherty are the same person which is
why they have both written series about Brother
Athelstan, while Hugh Corbett is in a quite seperate
series by the same author. I'm also not sure if I'd
recommend Roger Zelazny as an author like Larry Niven.
Nor would I regard J.G. Ballard as a writer of
Maybe I can buy a copy for the school library. At my
last school I had a great guide to sequels that was
wonderful, although I spent hours looking through for
errors or omissions (not to many of the former but
lots of the latter - just about all from childrens -
YA series, it still managed to list many thousands of
Who although safe now from bushfires is worried about
everyone else down here who is now threatened.
--- "Rowland, Jennifer A B"
<jennifer.rowland at ic.ac.uk> wrote:
> This came to one of the library lists I'm on. It may
> be interesting- a bit
> pricy for me but I might ask my local library to get
> *** With apologies for cross-posting ***
> A launch party was recently held at Loughborough
> University for the latest
> edition of Who Else Writes Like... ? a guide to
> fiction reading published by
> the Library and Information Statistics Unit (LISU)
> based at Loughborough
> Keynote speaker at the launch was local author Lynda
> Page who regaled the
> gathering with an entertaining account of how she
> first became an author.
> The way she held her audience's attention left one
> in no doubt about her
> capacity to tell a story.
> Who Else Writes Like ? now in its the fourth
> edition, helps those who enjoy
> reading fiction and have exhausted the works of
> their favourite author and
> wonder what to read next. The book lists over 1,800
> authors, and with each
> name suggests others who write in a similar way. The
> number of alternative
> authors listed for each entry is between three and
> twelve. Alternative ways
> of finding suitable reading are through the index of
> genres, or the list of
> prize winners at the back of the book. There is also
> an index to characters
> in fiction as well as a bibliography of other
> fiction guides.
> The book is edited by Roy and Jeanne Huse, who have
> an extensive experience
> of libraries, reading and readers. To create the
> material they draw on the
> accumulated professional expertise of a team of
> expert advisers with first
> hand knowledge of books and readers. The book seeks
> to help anyone who
> enjoys reading fiction to expand the number of
> writers that they read. It
> has become an established tool for readers and those
> advising readers in
> their quest to derive the utmost pleasure from
> Priced at £17.99 (post paid UK), Who Else Writes
> Like ? is available direct
> from LISU Tel 01509 223071, Email: lisu at lboro.ac.uk.
> For further information contact:
> Mary Ashworth or Sharon Fletcher, LISU
> Administrators, T: 01509 223071, E:
> lisu at lboro.ac.uk
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