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Started by darkhorse on Jan 16, 2022 7:06:13 AM
I’ve read more books by ______________ than any other writer.

Pinched from twitter.

I will have to count to find out the winner, but for me it'll either be:

Paul Theroux or Philip K Dick (I read a couple of dozen by the latter in my teens).

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darkhorse - 16 Jan 2022 07:11:07 (#1 of 107)

On a quick count using online bibliographies, Theroux takes it with 30 against Dick's 25.

SorrellA - 16 Jan 2022 07:23:36 (#2 of 107)

Georgette Heyer maybe? Numbers produced is quite a big factor here.

TenGorillas - 16 Jan 2022 07:30:50 (#3 of 107)

Probably PG Wodehouse. Or Enid Blyton.

TenGorillas - 16 Jan 2022 07:31:25 (#4 of 107)

And I have read fucking loads of Roger Hargreaves.

elderberry - 16 Jan 2022 08:07:18 (#5 of 107)

Probably Agatha Christie - as Sorrell says, numbers produced.

yumyum - 16 Jan 2022 08:11:27 (#6 of 107)

Peter Ackroyd, Anne Tyler and Terry Pratchett. .

tasselhoff - 16 Jan 2022 08:16:20 (#7 of 107)

Got to be Enid Blyton. There was a never-ending pile of her books available for some reason when I was little.

elderberry - 16 Jan 2022 08:22:11 (#8 of 107)

Christie wrote 74 novels and many short stories published in collected editions, Wodehouse 71, so Christie wins (for me).

Blyton must have written hundreds.

Barbara Cartland produced 728. afaik I've only read one.

dreams99 - 16 Jan 2022 08:34:57 (#9 of 107)

Simenon, by a long way. Read 80 of the 115 that I own. After him, Graham Greene 30 (mostly twice), Julian Barnes 17, Mick Herron 16. Balzac and Tim Winton 14.

Shadrack22 - 16 Jan 2022 08:40:41 (#10 of 107)

Anita Brookner (22)

Graham Greene (16)

Tinymcsmithy - 16 Jan 2022 08:44:08 (#11 of 107)

As a kid Blyton.

As an adult, maybe George Pelecanos. Possibly Greene.

Turtle - 16 Jan 2022 09:39:04 (#12 of 107)

John Updike

Sabacious - 16 Jan 2022 09:41:15 (#13 of 107)

Ha! @Roger Hargreaves! Likewise!

limegreen - 16 Jan 2022 09:47:16 (#14 of 107)

Blyton, I've read probably over 100.

Elinor M Brent Dyer. Probably fewer. All the Chalets is 58, plus other stand alone books and linked ones.

Adult, probably Christie wins, read a reasonable amount of Wodehouse.

JKR I'm into double figures counting Harry Potter. Not sure there are many others I can say that about.

Lagopus - 16 Jan 2022 09:53:55 (#15 of 107)

Bloody English student, so Shakespeare. Possibly followed by Chaucer and Mick Herron.

CarlosFandango - 16 Jan 2022 09:55:39 (#16 of 107)

Iain M. Banks and Iain Banks combined probably take what's left of the post-Hargreavesian cake for me.

yumyum - 16 Jan 2022 09:56:08 (#17 of 107)

Dickens and Julian Barnes. How could I have forgotten.

Shadrack22 - 16 Jan 2022 09:56:28 (#18 of 107)

Only read 15 Shakespeare plays.

Must try harder.

MontyPeculiar - 16 Jan 2022 10:07:23 (#19 of 107)

You're only 14 ahead of me. I have seen quite a few on stage though.

Not sure how many Agatha Christie's I've read, maybe more than 10, but I think I've read 10 Kate Atkinson and 10 Steinbeck. But more Enid Blyton natch, and almost all of Tintin.

limegreen - 16 Jan 2022 10:10:23 (#20 of 107)

Oh, and if we count Sweet Valley High as being a single author, I've read a lot of them! (It's one where they are created by an author then farmed out to others. And there are a lot of linked spin off series)

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