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?
Patanajali as he crystallizes spirituality like no one else.
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
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
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)
Charles Frazier, Richard Russo, Bernard Cornwell, Phillip Gulley
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."
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!
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.
I somehow forgot Bill Bryson on my list.
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.
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...
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
WALT WHITMAN FOR SURE! Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking!
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.
I also think Veda Vyasa as a great author. After all he wrote the great Epic Mahabharata!
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.
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.
Scott R.R Bakker is probably the most prolific author of out there today. The Prince of Nothing series is simply amazing
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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.
Only one? Man, this is going to be tough...
I'd have to say Douglas Adams.
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
Jean Auel, Robert Jordan, and Brian Lumley (can't choose just one). All 3 authors are incredible.
Hard to say but i think its Jodi Piccult for her incredible real life-based stories
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!
I have quite a few Stephen King, Iris Johnson, Deen Koontz, John Saul, J. K. Rowling. And a new favorite is Ridley Pearson!
So many....Jane austin, J.k rowling, Stephen king, George orwell, h.g.wells....so many.
I love Sophie Kinsella, all of her books are fantastic, funny, and you just feel you know the characters.
The author I have returned to at more stages in my life and have re-read his books is CS Lewis.
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..........
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.)
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.
Peter Straub, Raymond Chandler, and William S. Burroughs. In that order.
Dan Brown is my current favorite. His writing is simple, but his books are fun to read.
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.
tough picking one, so I'll pick two. H P Lovecraft - great horror short stories, and Alastair Roynolds.
Sir Arthur C. Clarke,Tom clancy,R.A Salvatore,Satyajit Ray...and many more.
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