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The best living writer of literature

  1. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Who could that possible be?

    Consensus seems to be V.S. Naipaul, the Caribbean writer of Indian Origin. If you have reservations, the next in the list too is an Indian, winner of both the Booker of the Bookers and the Best of the Booker prizes, Salman Rushdie

    What is your take on this?

    1. ar.colton profile image89
      ar.coltonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Salman Rushdie is my number one. He seems to embody the original use of the word genius. It's as though something other-wordly takes control of his pen. It's amazing that anyone can write like that. I've never been so enthralled by a book.

      And unlike so many writers, when you learn more about him he doesn't become obnoxious and unlikeable. He's fantastic. However, I haven't read anything by Naipaul.

      1. thirdmillenium profile image60
        thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You should , you. I mean read Naipul
        His Area of Darkness is incredible (1964)

        1. ar.colton profile image89
          ar.coltonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I definitely will. Thanks smile

  2. Jaggedfrost profile image82
    Jaggedfrostposted 6 years ago

    Andre Norton and Anne McCaffery  would be up there for me in the fantasy/ scifi category.

  3. I am DB Cooper profile image69
    I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago

    Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, or Thomas Pynchon would be my picks.

  4. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 6 years ago

    Dr. Suess

 
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