Who is your favorite author?

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  1. livewithrichard profile image74
    livewithrichardposted 13 years ago

    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?

    1. Drew Breezzy profile image62
      Drew Breezzyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      michael crichton

    2. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Patanajali as he crystallizes spirituality like no one else.

    3. Migodden profile image71
      Migoddenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Carl Sagan

    4. Ivaa profile image77
      Ivaaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love Stephen King. I think he's a true genius for writing stories that send shivers down my spine. I believe it's difficult to make good comic and scary stories and he manages to write some twisted tales. Very few movies and stories scare me, Stephen king's tales have to be one of them.
      My favourite story by him is N.

      I also love Ruskin Bond. Contemporary and beautiful stories at it's best

    5. Charmain Blogguer profile image60
      Charmain Blogguerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Leigh Bardugo. Apart from her books being non-conventional, she usually finds a way to draw parallels with real life issues like trafficking and rape.

      Another awesome writer would be Nora Roberts with her Eve Dallas Detective series.

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    dennisemattposted 13 years ago

    Stephen King, C.S. Lewis, Roald Dahl, J.R.R Tolkien, umm sorry I forgot the authur but specifically the book The Kite Runner, Madeline L'Engle, John Lescroart

    1. Earthscribe profile image75
      Earthscribeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      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)

      Physics, Mathematics:

      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)

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years ago

    Charles Frazier, Richard Russo, Bernard Cornwell, Phillip Gulley

  4. quicksand profile image81
    quicksandposted 13 years ago

    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."

  5. Ivorwen profile image69
    Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

    Just one?  Gene Stratton-Porter

  6. TamCor profile image80
    TamCorposted 13 years ago

    My all-time favorite is Dean Koontz, and has been for many years...

    But there are also so many other terrific authors out there, and I try to check out as many as I can!

  7. Mrvoodoo profile image58
    Mrvoodooposted 13 years ago

    I could never just go with one, my favorite author often changes depending upon what I've read lately. 

    But some long-term favorites include:  Joseph Heller, Ray Loriga, Hunter S Thompson, George Orwell and Bill Bryson.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I somehow forgot Bill Bryson on my list.

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        Blackngoldbananaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Bill Bryson is awesome, I'm glad you mentioned him, or else I would have forgotten.  I also like John Le Carre and Dean Koontz, John Grisham and was addicted to Clancy books for a while.

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    fierycjposted 13 years ago

    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.

  9. Dale Mazurek profile image64
    Dale Mazurekposted 13 years ago

    Stephen King-The Dark Tower Series

    All time favorite

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      fierycjposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Brilliant stuff.

  10. cashmere profile image80
    cashmereposted 13 years ago

    PG Woodehouse...nothing beats him for a good laugh

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    nazishnasimposted 13 years ago

    Oscar Wilde *drools over*

    1. Carlos Santo profile image56
      Carlos Santoposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wilde is outstanding. However, I also do like Dickens but I'm not sure if I like the idea of liking Dickens or if I actually do like his works, Great Expectations is great though.

  12. JonTutor profile image60
    JonTutorposted 13 years ago

    Isaac Asimov.

  13. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 13 years ago

    Terry Pratchett

  14. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 13 years ago

    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...big_smile

  15. Mason Hymas profile image58
    Mason Hymasposted 13 years ago

    I've always enjoyed Orson Scott Card.

  16. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 13 years ago

    I love Danielle Steele.

  17. Zabbella profile image77
    Zabbellaposted 13 years ago

    Dean Koontz...mystery all the way

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 13 years ago

    mystery writer John D. MacDonald

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    Iðunnposted 13 years ago

    steinbeck without question.

  20. Ladybird33 profile image69
    Ladybird33posted 13 years ago

    Sidney Sheldon (sp?) loved all his books
    James Patterson, into his right now and read almost all of them

    As a kid, what girl didn't love Judy Blume?  Seriously, loved her!

    Can't pick one, well, maybe just myself smile

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    randall malcolmposted 13 years ago

    WALT WHITMAN FOR SURE! Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking!

  22. C.S.Alexis profile image88
    C.S.Alexisposted 13 years ago

    Kahil Gibran, Jack London, Zane Gray, Waldon, do not know if I spelled all the names right....and these are just a few ...way to many to think off the top of my head.

  23. indian cooking profile image62
    indian cookingposted 13 years ago

    Charles Dickens

    I also think Veda Vyasa as a great author. After all he wrote the great Epic Mahabharata!

  24. laura-g profile image60
    laura-gposted 13 years ago

    Hi, Nobody has mentioned Peter Robinson of the Inspector Banks series (21 books in total I believe) He's really good.

    although I have to admit my favourite author tends to change. Depending on what I am reading, I seem to become addicted and have to read everything by that author.

  25. Mike Craggs profile image68
    Mike Craggsposted 13 years ago

    It depends on what sort of mood I am in. Any of the following would do for a start:

    Janet Evanovich, Henry David Thoreau, Charles Bukowski, Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammett, Sue Grafton, Richard Stark, Peter Hoeg, Albert Camus, Knut Hamsun, Ivan Turgenev and many, many more.

  26. Flerity profile image60
    Flerityposted 13 years ago

    Scott R.R Bakker is probably the most prolific author of out there today. The Prince of Nothing series is simply amazing

    Jerome Flerity

    <snipped links - no sigs please>

  27. Davinagirl3 profile image59
    Davinagirl3posted 13 years ago

    This man... He is my god.

  28. usmanali81 profile image59
    usmanali81posted 13 years ago

    HARUN YAHYA (Adnan Oktar)


    Quoting from the 22nd April 2000 issue of New Scientist, Mr. Oktar became an "international hero" in communicating the fallacy of the theory of evolution and the fact of creation. The author has also produced various works on Zionist racism and Freemasonry and their negative effects on world history and politics. Besides these, Oktar has written more than a hundred books describing the morals of the Qur'an and faith related issues.

    Harun Yahya's works, translated into 57 different languages, constitute a collection for a total of more than 45,000 pages with 30,000 illustrations.

  29. mirandalloyd profile image60
    mirandalloydposted 13 years ago

    Only one? Man, this is going to be tough...

    I'd have to say Douglas Adams.

  30. Valerie F profile image61
    Valerie Fposted 13 years ago

    If I had to pick only one, it would be C.S. Lewis.

  31. Watch Tower profile image60
    Watch Towerposted 13 years ago

    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

  32. Chloe Comfort profile image60
    Chloe Comfortposted 13 years ago

    Jean Auel, Robert Jordan, and Brian Lumley (can't choose just one). All 3 authors are incredible.

  33. blue dog profile image60
    blue dogposted 13 years ago

    gabriel garcia marquez.

  34. elainevc profile image61
    elainevcposted 13 years ago

    Hard to say but i think its Jodi Piccult for her incredible real life-based stories

  35. Jenny30 profile image60
    Jenny30posted 13 years ago

    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!

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    Crazdwriterposted 13 years ago

    I have quite a few Stephen King, Iris Johnson, Deen Koontz, John Saul, J. K. Rowling. And a new favorite is Ridley Pearson! smile

  37. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    So many....Jane austin, J.k rowling, Stephen king, George orwell, h.g.wells....so many.

  38. AllMomNeeds2know profile image60
    AllMomNeeds2knowposted 13 years ago

    I love Sophie Kinsella, all of her books are fantastic, funny, and you just feel you know the characters.

  39. Bard of Ely profile image82
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    The author I have returned to at more stages in my life and have re-read his books is CS Lewis.

  40. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    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..........

  41. world of the wise profile image63
    world of the wiseposted 13 years ago

    Ellen G White

  42. world of the wise profile image63
    world of the wiseposted 13 years ago

    Ellen G White

  43. Earthscribe profile image75
    Earthscribeposted 13 years ago

    Oh Bard, yes I shouldn't forget CS Lewis! A very influential, classic author.

    Did you know he was involevd in Druidic revival as well? (I just noticed your affiliation on the profile.)

  44. katacham profile image59
    katachamposted 13 years ago

    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. tongue

  45. lawretta profile image51
    lawrettaposted 13 years ago

    Jane Austin "Emma"

  46. JonM73 profile image61
    JonM73posted 13 years ago

    Peter Straub, Raymond Chandler, and William S. Burroughs. In that order.

  47. marshall92 profile image68
    marshall92posted 13 years ago

    Dan Brown is my current favorite. His writing is simple, but his books are fun to read.

  48. theduckie profile image60
    theduckieposted 13 years ago

    stephanie meyer,Frank Beddor,Cassandra Clare,J. K. Rowling,Louis Sachar,L. J. Smith.

       Theres many more but I thought I would only post a few.

  49. kephrira profile image61
    kephriraposted 13 years ago

    tough picking one, so I'll pick two. H P Lovecraft - great horror short stories, and Alastair Roynolds.

    1. mirajraha profile image61
      mirajrahaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      H.P. Lovercraft is impressive too.

  50. mirajraha profile image61
    mirajrahaposted 13 years ago

    Sir Arthur C. Clarke,Tom clancy,R.A Salvatore,Satyajit Ray...and many more.


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