Go together like a horse and carriage??


This week over at the Broke and Bookish the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is:

‘Top Ten Author Duos You’d LOVE To See Write A Book Together’

Well, I think this is a real toughie to be honest.  I thought I’d go for something a little different (also, I realise that some of these authors are no longer around but I’m still picking them):

  1. Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams.  Don’t ask me why other than strange quirky fantasy/sci fi and bags of humour.
  2. Joe Abercrombie and JRRTolkien – imagine a grimdark middle earth if you will! ‘f-bomb in-coming’.
  3. GRRMartin and Andy Weir – this could be the abridged version of The Martian – as GRRM likes to kill off his characters and Andy Weir wrote The Martian, which is mostly centred around one main character, well, let’s just say it’s going to be a quick read.
  4. CS Lewis and Bram Stoker – Dracula in Wonderland.  Sorry.
  5. Sarah Pinborough and Louisa May Alcott – Sassy Little Women
  6. Mark Lawrence and Dr Seuss – The Prince who Stole Christmas:  Jorg : ‘The nerve of those Whos. Inviting me down there – on such short notice! Even if I wanted to go my schedule wouldn’t allow it. 4:00, think of new ways to torture people; 4:30, stare into the eyes of a man before I chop off his head; 5:00, create world hunger, let everyone starve; 5:30, homicide; 6:30, dinner with Catherine – she better not cancel!; 7:00, wrestle with my inner demon – kick it’s ass… I’m booked. Of course, if I bump the inner demon to 9, I could still be done in time to lay in bed, stare at the ceiling and slip slowly into dreams of ruling the world. But what would I wear?’
  7. Arthur Conan Doyle and Jim Butcher – a new sort of detective agency starring Harry Holmes, and Dr Dresden

And that’s it for me.  I only got 7 this week.


36 Responses to “Go together like a horse and carriage??”

  1. rosemawrites

    Ohh. Classic authors! 😀 Great list. 😀

    By the way here’s mine: http://wp.me/p4ZhSl-iK! 🙂

  2. thebookishoutsider

    Great list! Love the idea of Jim Butcher and Artur Conan Doyle writing together, that would be a ‘must-read’!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I think that would be pretty good. I started this one a bit tongue in cheeck but actually a couple of them would probably work.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Jazmin Jade

    Omg your number 4 made me laugh. So absurd. Happy readings 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – glad it made you have a giggle – that was what I was going for.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    GRR Martin and Andy Weir would be a strange combination, because with only one character in Mars, how could there be power struggles or killing? 🙂
    Number 6 was really funny! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – that’s what I was thinking – very short book 😀
      I enjoyed myself with No.6.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Wendleberry

    CS Lewis and Bram Stoker is a pairing I could get behind!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – yes, it made me have a giggle putting some of these together.
      Lynn 😀

  6. proxyfish

    Flawless as usual. Tolkien and Abercrombie would be too awesome, as would Jim Butcher and Arthur Conan Doyle… and all the rest! I so wish these existed.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I kind of started this jokingly but now I think about it some of these could work!
      Lynn 😀

  7. curiousdaisy

    Some very interesting duos here. Good job! Happy reading! Here’s my TTT https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/author-duos-id-like-to-read/

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks. I actually kind of wish some of these did exist!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Erika @ Booksthething.com

    Oh – Doyle and Butcher would be awesome! Here’s my TTT.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I did start this off in a joking sort of spirit but in actual fact quite like the sound of some of these!
      Lynn 😀

  9. thecurioussffreader

    Dracula in Wonderland ? Yes please. 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      haha – imagine Dracula meets the Queen of Hearts – who do you think would win that encounter!
      Lynn 😀

      • thecurioussffreader

        I think that if Dracula doesn’t get decapitated at their first encounter that then he would but maybe they would just fall completely in love at their first glance at each other, who who knows ? x)

      • @lynnsbooks

        What an excellent twist!
        Lynn 😀

  10. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    The Prince who Stole Christmas should be a real thing. If Mark wrote a Jorg story in the style of Dr. Seuss, I can’t even imagine how fantastic that would be!

    • @lynnsbooks

      ha, ha, yeah, I had good fun with that particular pairing.
      Lynn 😀

  11. Rindis

    The one I’ve long thought of is David Weber and Lois McMaster Bujold. Weber can make the ships/military better, and Bujold the characters.

  12. lipsy @ lipsyy lost & found

    The Prince Who Stole Christmas!!! Genius. Your list made me chuckle, thanks!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Cool – it kind of made me chuckle doing the Lawrence/Seuss pairing.
      Lynn 😀

  13. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    *snorts and spews soda all over my computer screen when I read your comments for a Mark Lawrence and Dr Seuss pairing!*

    • @lynnsbooks

      Haha – I enjoyed myself with that – should have tried something similar with the others but I’m a bit of a lazy so and so and that one just worked out so nicely!
      Lynn 😀

  14. abibliophobictendencies

    I have to say Stoker and CS Lewis is the one that really caught my attention! What a perfect pair that would be!

    Awesome selections 🙂


    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – not as though Wonderland isn’t cuckoo enough – dracula would certainly add to the hysterics!
      Lynn 😀

  15. Obikitty

    #1 sounds so fun. I would read that immediately if it existed.

    My TTT

    • @lynnsbooks

      I only meant these in a very joking way but then looking back I kind of like the idea of some of them.
      Lynn 😀

  16. Anastasia

    Great list! 🙂
    Neil Gaiman and Douglas Adams! That would be awesome

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I think they would create a book with a great sense of humour combining fantasy and sci-fi.
      Lynn 😀

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