I tend to read a lot. Fiction, non-fiction, it does not matter. Some books do more for me than others. I enjoy many different genres but if I had to narrow my selection down to just one author I would have to say that Clive Cussler is my very favorite. I love the Dirk Pitt novels. For those that do not know, Dirk Pitt novels are a mix of historical fiction with an Indiana Jones type of adventure. The world is always at the brink of destruction and Dirk Pitt is the consumate hero.
I know there are many wonderful authors out there and I tend to read series type books because I get to love the characters. But by staying with my favorites, I deny myself the opportunity to follow new and potentially better authors. If you had to narrow your selection down to just one author, who would it be and why?
Oh, Madeline L'Engle! One of my favorites foreever... Swiftly Tilting Planet was a masterpiece.
In fiction, I also love~
Tanith Lee (Tales from the Flat Earth) Frank Herbert (Dune) Umberto Eco (Foucault's Pendulum) Robert Anton Wilson (Illuminatus! Trilogy) Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker's Guide Series)
Mind Body Spirit:
HP Blavatsky (Complete Works) Sir John Dee (Heiroglyphic Monad) Lao Tzu (Tao teh Ching) Svatmarama (Hatha Yoga Pradipika) Ray Eales (Essays to Keph Ra) Ida Craddock (Heavenly Bridegrooms, Psychic Wedlock) Aiwass (Liber AL vel Legis) Vivekananda (Raja Yoga) Patanjali (Mahābhāṣya, Yoga Sutras) Perdurabo (Book Four) Bruce Lee (Art of Expressing the Human Body)
Niels Bohr (The Unity of Knowledge, Holographic Universe Interviews) Richard Feynman (The Feynman Lectures on Physics) Henry Poincaré (Science and Hypothesis) James Gleick (Chaos: Making a New Science) Buckmisnster Fuller (Synergy: the Geometry of Thinking) Alan Watts (This Is It, The Book: on Knowing the Taboo Against Who You Are)
Biology, Neuroscience, Ecoscience:
James Lovelock (The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning: Enjoy It While You Can) Gazzaniga, Ivry, & Mangun (Cognitive Neuroscience) J. Allan Hobson (Chemistry of Conscious States) Terrence McKenna (Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess, and the End of History)
Culture, Gender Studies, Media Studies:
Camille Paglia (Sexual Personae: Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickenson) Betty Friedan (Feminine Mystique) Joseph Campbell (Hero with a Thousand Faces, Power of Myth)
Sticking to one author will eventually alter your mindset I believe. If you are not too fussy about contemporary writers, I suggest you check out the duo Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre. The book I have in mind is entitled "Or I'll dress you in mourning."
Stephen King. J.D. Salinger. All other authors are very good, no doubt. I read at least five books a week, at least, and the thing I've discovered is that most good authors always write trying to make awfully good. You can tell right away that they know they're good and are trying really hard to meet that expectation. For me, an author ceases to be that good when that happens. That's the thing I like about King and Salinger is, they give me this wuchmacallit - I'm good but I dont give a damn vibe. And besides, I think my sense of reasoning is very similar to them both.
Only one!?!?!?!?!? I am not sure that is possible...P.D.Grimes, Anne Perry, James Harriot, G.K. Chesterton, Pauline Gedge, Lois Hole (was queen of Gardening Books and Chancellor of University here, also was Lieutenant Governor - great lady) Sorry, I'm over limit - too many great writers...
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I love fiction, and these are just the top authors that stick out in my mind when ever I am asked or see this question, Who is /are your favorite Author/ Authors ?
Anne Rice, more famous for her Vampire chronicles, however she has written a number of edge of your chair reading like the the Mayfair Witches. Piers Anthony for his Incarnation of Immortality series and Xanth Novels.Gorden R. Dickerson. Charles De Lint for the Green Mantle a truly speel binding read. Terry brooks for Kingdom for sale Sold series Ursula Leguin for the Earth Sea Trilogy. Nicholas Luard For Gondar. Christopher Paolini for Eragon ( FYI once agin hollywood destroys an excellent book in film media )Eldest, and Brisinger
Sorry impossible for me to pick only one. but if I really have to then Anne Rice, no, Piers Anthony.. EEEK I give up
I read pretty much fiction and non-fiction books. I love humor but a good suspense is always great as well!!! Sophia Kinsella is one of my fav. British authors. Mary Higgins Clark is another great one!
The list of my favorite writers is a mile long...so many fabulous writers Gwen Bristow, Clive Cussler, Wilbur Smith, Janette Evanovitch, Elizabeth Peters, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Michael Crichton, J.K. Rowling, Christopher Paolini, Cornelia Funke..........
Ok, so after much deliberation my ultimately favourite author would have to be Tolkein. The depth and clarity of Middle Earth in which his characters have been allowed to flourish, for me is sublime. His writing is smooth and his description is particularly vivid for me. I admire his frequent passages of song and poetry as they truly lift the books into the realm of fantasy.
However, i have to say that upon seeing the films, my imagination has been ever so slightly stumped; Peter Jackson directed them a bit too well.
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