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Old August 26 2010, 04:24 AM   #1
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Who Is Riker's Favorite Author?

We all know Picard's favorite author was Shakespeaere. And while I'm sure Riker enjoyed Shakespeare, who do you think his favorite author is?

Being American, I'd guess his favorite author might me an American. I would pick Ernest Hemingway, as his rugged individualism would appeal to Riker, born and raised in Alaska. Or perhaps Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, or Mark Twain.
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Old August 26 2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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I can't recall Rikers reaction to meeting Twain. Was it one of reverence?
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Old August 26 2010, 08:08 AM   #3
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Keats. Although to be fair, he's a poet not an author.
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Old August 26 2010, 09:32 AM   #4
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Old August 26 2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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Re: Who Is Riker's Favorite Author?

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We all know Picard's favorite author was Shakespeaere. And while I'm sure Riker enjoyed Shakespeare, who do you think his favorite author is?

Being American, I'd guess his favorite author might me an American.
Why? Picard is French, and his favorite author is English.
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Old August 26 2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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I dunno, I get the feeling that a lot of Riker's reading involves the words "Dear Penthouse..." Or maybe that's his writing.
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Old August 26 2010, 04:44 PM   #7
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I don't think he'd be into anyone classical or poetical. He's not really a classical man. He'd probably chew on more relaxed literature. Steven King or something
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Old August 26 2010, 04:47 PM   #8
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Mojochi wrote: View Post
I don't think he'd be into anyone classical or poetical. He's not really a classical man. He'd probably chew on more relaxed literature. Steven King or something
That, by 24th century standards, is classical literature :P

I think his favorite author is a contemporary one from the 24th century.
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Old August 26 2010, 08:40 PM   #9
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Old August 26 2010, 08:46 PM   #10
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Seeing as how he's into jazz, and 20th century jazz in particular, that's why I thought he might appreciate a 20th century American author, as jazz is American music. He does know his American history, as has been demonstrated a few times in TNG and once in VOY. And just because the French Picard's favorite author was English doesn't mean Riker, as proudly American as he was depicted, wouldn't have an affinity for American authors.
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Old August 26 2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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Old August 27 2010, 01:07 AM   #12
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Seeing as how he's into jazz, and 20th century jazz in particular, that's why I thought he might appreciate a 20th century American author, as jazz is American music.
Maybe he's into the Beats, like Jack Kerouac.
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Old August 27 2010, 06:19 AM   #13
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Seeing as how he's into jazz, and 20th century jazz in particular, that's why I thought he might appreciate a 20th century American author, as jazz is American music.
Maybe he's into the Beats, like Jack Kerouac.
I can see that! Perhaps he might even be a fan of Ginsburg, too!
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Old August 27 2010, 09:49 AM   #14
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Old August 27 2010, 12:47 PM   #15
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