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Who is your favorite Author

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image72
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    As Hub Pages is mainly about writing... So, I thought it will be nice if we knew the favorite authors of our fellow hubbers.

    1. Pinklady38 profile image55
      Pinklady38posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My favourite authors are:- Sheila O'Flanagan - Read all her books really enjoy and fly through them all so quickly; easy reading. John Grisham - The Firm, The Partner, The Jury to name but a few; excellent. Patricia Sheehan - 'Sacred Jounery of a Celtic Visionary' plus get a beautiful white feather in the book; very inspirational book really and thoroughly enjoyed it.(must read)
      The Secret, the website is really enjoyable. I haven't seen the dvd yet though.
      Colin Fry he's a medium, went to see one of his show's also. Apologies for the long reply but when I get reading a don't stop.
      PinkLady

  2. Ultimate Hubber profile image72
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    And I am yet to figure out mine big_smile

  3. simplyjo profile image56
    simplyjoposted 8 years ago

    I enjoy reading John Grisham and Mary Higgins Clark, apart from many others smile

  4. Wayne Orvisburg profile image76
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    As generic of an answer as it will sound.  I really enjoy Stephen King.  I don't particularly like all of his books/stories, but for the most part they cater to my tast.

  5. Wayne Orvisburg profile image76
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    As generic of an answer as it will sound.  I really enjoy Stephen King.  I don't particularly like all of his books/stories, but for the most part they cater to my tast.

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Jane Austen. I like the classics smile

    1. kerryg profile image88
      kerrygposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.

      Not sure if I have a standout favorite modern author. Maybe Elizabeth Peters? Not great literature, exactly, but a very fun read.

  7. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Iain Banks is my current favorite.

  8. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    1) Tolstoy
    2) Xaviera Hollander
    3) Theodor Seuss Geisel

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes!  Dr. Seuss!  "The Sneetches" was one of my favorites.

      1. TamCor profile image82
        TamCorposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        dohn--My husband is always comparing the story of the Star-Bellied Sneetches to situations in real life, lol...

        My favorite author is Dean Koontz, by a long shot...smile

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Little known fact: Hollander and Geisel teamed up on a book titled:  Horton finds the G spot.  It's educational for the kiddies as well as the parents

      http://static-p4.fotolia.com/jpg/00/04/66/89/400_F_4668972_tsD2rRxArzvGDLadbkOZZGGEK2aWZ9CI.jpg

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
        Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol

      2. Greek One profile image73
        Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I would not, could not, in a box.
        I could not, would not, with a fox.
        I will not eat them here or there.
        I will not eat them anywhere.
        But if you pay me one hundred forty
        I would even do it in a tree

  9. dohn121 profile image82
    dohn121posted 8 years ago

    Ernest Hemingway.  He's taught me more about writing than any author.  "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" pops into mind as being one of his best collection of short stories.  Here is a short list of some of his greatest short stories:

    "Hills Like White Elephants"

    "The Good Country"

    "Big Two-Hearted River, Part 1"

    "Big Two-Hearted River, Part 2"

    "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber."

    Of his novels, "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Farewell to Arms" should not be missed.  He is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.

  10. Koby profile image58
    Kobyposted 8 years ago

    Orson Scott Card is a great author
    Paulo Coelho is too

  11. wannabwestern profile image87
    wannabwesternposted 8 years ago

    I love Wallace Stegner, Kent Haruf, Jane Smiley, and Jose Saramagio, to name a few of my faves.

  12. Ladybird33 profile image45
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    James Patterson for my easy, thriller reading
    J.R. Ward for my vampire, sex, romance reading
    Stephanie Meyer, of course, the Twilight series (can read over & over)
    Jodi Picoult, deep, soulful, heartful reading the touches you in a very deep place in your mind, body and soul

    I love so many authors that I just can pick one but here are my favorite categories.

    Right now I am reading "Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, so far, excellent!

  13. Lady_E profile image80
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Love Danielle Steele.

  14. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago

    KURT VONNEGUT JR.
    http://www.cs.uni.edu/~wallingf/teaching/061/docs/session03/kurt-vonnegut.jpg

    1. Misha profile image78
      Mishaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Like him too. But my favorite is Herman Hesse, by a huge margin. smile

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        He was from Indianapolis which automatically qualifies him as a genius.

  15. L Pellegrino profile image53
    L Pellegrinoposted 8 years ago

    Jane Austen here too. She was so ahead of her time.

  16. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    You must try it Hung I Am
    You forgot to call me Ma'am
    See you really have no choice
    The ball gag leaves you with no voice
    If you choose to not indulge
    I will crush your manly bulge

  17. Bard of Ely profile image88
    Bard of Elyposted 8 years ago

    For number of times I have read and reread his books: CS Lewis!

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I've only read the Chronicles of Narnia.  What else do you recommend, Bard?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        If you don't mind me jumping in...I enjoyed That Hideous Strength,Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra (his Space trilogy)

  18. Kya profile image61
    Kyaposted 8 years ago

    Fjodor Dostoyevsky, and Lewis Carroll.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I read a Dostoyevsky novel once.  Now I'm on Prozac.  I'm not blaming him, I'm just sayin' hmm

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
        Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The Brothers K. is one of my favorite novels of all time.

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    Of fiction Stephen King,
    Of poetry Philip Larkin.

  20. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    I tired to read James Joyce's Ulysses....

    and ended up with 2 headaches

  21. Ron Montgomery profile image60
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    I read Atlas Shrugged.  I moved to Montana, built a shack, ammased an arsenal and stockpile of food, then waited for the world to implode.

    I'm better now.

    1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
      Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Better, because you did that.... or?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Recovering anarchist.  Now I like people and want to live among them.

        1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
          Davinagirl3posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          My aunt lives on a mountaintop in Georgia.  She's a little out of it.

  22. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 8 years ago

    I was vacatioing in Europe while reading Lady Chatterley's Lover....

    one night in a drunken state I found myself wandering through the english countryside with a box of condoms and a hopeful expression on my face

  23. fierycj profile image77
    fierycjposted 8 years ago

    The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, The Stand by Stephen King, and Wielding A Red Sword by Piers Anthony. Three great books from three of my all time favorite authors. These books are more about me than anything I've ever read.

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      speaking of The Catcher In the Rye...
      NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.D. Salinger on Monday sued the writer and publisher of a book billed as a sequel to his classic novel "The Catcher in the Rye," saying the work infringes on his copyright.

      Salinger is asking a judge to block publication of "60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye" written by an author identified as J.D. California.

      According to online bookstore Amazon.com, the book will be published in September by Swedish publisher Nicotext.

      "The sequel is not a parody and it does not comment upon or criticize the original. It is a rip-off pure and simple," said the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

      1. fierycj profile image77
        fierycjposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        People are always trying to steal your damn things. Blood sucking leeches, every one of them.

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      \Brenda Scullyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The catcher in the Rye has to be one of my all time favourites too.... I read it on holiday man it is sooooooooooo good

  24. wesleycox profile image83
    wesleycoxposted 8 years ago

    My all time favorite author is Dean Koontz, I have all his titles, except the newest ones.  I also enjoy a good Stephen King novel; I loved The Dark Tower stories.  Harper Lee is good, and James Patterson for his maximum ride novels.

  25. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Dark Towers was awesome lol lol, even my sons enjoyed them and they don't read too many of my books, tongue also enjoy, Frank Herbert and Planet America author big_smile

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    Healeyposted 8 years ago

    Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Robert Heinlein, Edgar Rice Burroughs,

    Newer authors:  Sharon Shinn, Jacqueline Carey and Laurell K. Hamilton.

    Non-fiction:  Graham Hancock and Richard C. Hoagland.

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    iamqweenbeeposted 8 years ago

    Stephen King hands down!!!
    Although my kids will say I am their favorite author. ;-)
    I CRAVE a good Stephen King novel all the time...I guess I am addicted

    1. dohn121 profile image82
      dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You are certainly not alone.  He's just so entertaining.  My favorite by him as of late is "Everything's Eventual."  My two favorite stories were "The Man in the Black Suit," and "Riding the Bullet."  Classic Stephen King.

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      L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know exactly how you feel...over the past two weeks I've read four Stephen King books (Carrie, Goes to the Movies, Everything's Eventual, Blaze), I'm currently reading The Shining, I got IT free from work (I work in a bookstore) and on top of that I've also bought Night Shift, Pet Sematary, Salem's Lot and The Dead Zone.

      Stephen King Galore =]

  28. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    Ayn Rand and Philip Pullman

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    Feline Prophetposted 8 years ago

    Quite impossible to answer...favourite implies a body of work... there are so many out there who are one-book wonders!

  30. Richard Ring profile image56
    Richard Ringposted 8 years ago

    My favorite author: Richard A. Knaak
    Read his original series and his dragonlance books; fantastic novels.

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    sbeakrposted 8 years ago

    Amy Hempel, Joan D. Vinge, Anne-Marie MacDonald, Robert Graves

  32. Ultimate Hubber profile image72
    Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years ago

    I am impressed as most of the hubbers have a taste for reading.

  33. Lockenbar profile image60
    Lockenbarposted 8 years ago

    As I recognize the names and contributions of all these terrific writers mentioned as favorites on this post, I am very content. Why? I'm just relieved that people still read these great works no matter the genre. I was loosing faith. But I am new to this website and the more I access it, the more impressed I am with it. So, for what it is worth, two of my favorites are John Steinbeck and Jack London.

    1. vanzant730 profile image66
      vanzant730posted 8 years agoin reply to this



      As Am I. I'm thoroughly impressed by the people that still read the classics these days. I found Steinbeck's style in "Of Mice and Men" fascinating. It was a paradox of what they wanted and what they had. Jack London has an amazing way with giving human emotions to animals. It was almost as if they were human...

  34. vanzant730 profile image66
    vanzant730posted 8 years ago

    Currently I'm working on my classic literature. Some of my favorites include Stendhal, Dostoevsky, and Machiavelli.
    But as for modern literature,
    1. Jim Butcher. I love his way of incorporating sarcasm in a humorous manner.
    2. Chip Kidd. He wrote a book called "The Cheese Monkey's" and I loved every minute of it.
    3. Dan Brown. Although all of his novels are based on conspiracy theories, there still is quite a great deal of factual information.

  35. jonwenberg profile image56
    jonwenbergposted 8 years ago

    Leon Uris i think.

  36. vinny2 profile image55
    vinny2posted 8 years ago

    I'm going to have to go with J.D. Salinger, but William Faulkner and Thomas Hardy are close behind.

  37. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    Leon Uris. His books are soooo deep.

  38. Drew Breezzy profile image75
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    charles martin

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 8 years ago

    I've just read two HG Wells books in four days...they're pretty damn good. I have to keep a book journal for my English Literature A Level and I gave:

    The Time Machine by HG Wells 10/10

    The Island of Dr Moreau 8.5/10

 
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