Who is Your Favorite Author?

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  1. BloodRedPen profile image65
    BloodRedPenposted 13 years ago

    I grew up in the hay-day of science fiction so my obvious answer should be Asimov or Bradbury. But its not I will have to say the hard sifi of David Brin is my favorite.

    1. dutchman1951 profile image59
      dutchman1951posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Robert Jordan for me


    2. Drew Breezzy profile image63
      Drew Breezzyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      michael crichton

    3. apricot profile image68
      apricotposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Have you read Louis mcmaster bujold?  My boyf's a big fan of science fiction and he loves it.

      It depends on the season for me - Jane Austen is good in all weathers though and I love anything with animals - James Herriot and Richard Adams' Watership Down is ah! I love it!

  2. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 13 years ago

    Lawrence Durell
    The Alexandria Quartet
    The Avignon Quintet

    1. BloodRedPen profile image65
      BloodRedPenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Durell was quite controversial wasn't he

  3. SimeyC profile image88
    SimeyCposted 13 years ago

    Easy one: Tolkien!

    1. BloodRedPen profile image65
      BloodRedPenposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      J.R. Tolkien - Thats another that will live on in history

    2. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      how could I forget!!!

  4. profile image0
    bloodnlatexposted 13 years ago

    I'd say Brom Stoker and Mary Shelly....I know they are old school, but I also dig on Dean Koontz too.

    1. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree--Dean Koontz, my favorite for the past 20 years! big_smile

      1. drej2522 profile image69
        drej2522posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Koontz!...not to insult people's particular tastes, but Koontz?? Stephen King is king when it comes to fantasy thrillers, and while Koontz has had some memorable characters (such as Odd Thomas) there really is no comparison!

  5. wyanjen profile image71
    wyanjenposted 13 years ago

    Tolkien! Absolutely

    Kurt Vonnegut

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image78
    Uninvited Writerposted 13 years ago

    Jane Austen, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Camus

    1. dohn121 profile image81
      dohn121posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      *sighs*  A woman after my own heart smile I'll just add Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, William Faulkner, Jack London, and William Shakespeare.

      1. cally2 profile image60
        cally2posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I'll agree with most of that but I have swap Jane Austen for Oscar Wilde. And now I'm off to find out about James Baldwin because I've never heard of him. Ooh I just remembered HG Wells, Jules Verne, Robert Heinlein I could go on all night

  7. sunforged profile image71
    sunforgedposted 13 years ago

    Vonnegut (i live in his old stomping grounds),
    Tom Robbins
    Herman Hesse
    Chuck pahliunuk
    Alan watts

    1. deartfuldodger profile image60
      deartfuldodgerposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      all of those! not used to seeing Alan Watts thrown around or hesse either for that matter

      I would add

      John Irving -such a truly amazing storyteler
      William Golding (Lord 0f the Flies)
      Paolo Coelho
      neil gaiman
      james clavell
      aldous huxley

  8. profile image49
    gallileanposted 13 years ago

    Anita Brookner - to entertain me

    Sue Gee  and John Mortimer  - to take me travelling

    Patrick Gale   - To open my eyes

    Dickens -  To immerse me in another era

    Hardy -  To lead me into the countryside

  9. Zsuzsy Bee profile image86
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 13 years ago

    Pearl S Buck (all of her work)

    Dean Koontz  (most of his work)

    Jules Verne  (absolutely all of his work over and over again in Hungarian, German and English)

    Tolkien  (all of his work)

    Wilbur Smith  (most of his work)

    Clive Cussler (most of his work)

  10. Ladybird33 profile image67
    Ladybird33posted 13 years ago

    Stephen King
    James Patterson (easy read but entertaining)
    David Brin
    Judy Blume (I know I read her when I was younger but she is awesome, you have to admit....remember, Dear God, It's me Margaret, totally related to that book and many others)
    Many others but I will start with these...oh, J.R. Ward for her fab vampire series....love her.

  11. Holden Kennedy profile image58
    Holden Kennedyposted 13 years ago

    Chuck Palahniuk, Tom Robbins, Bret Easton Ellis

  12. Jonathan Janco profile image60
    Jonathan Jancoposted 13 years ago

    Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)
    Jimmy Breslin (The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight is gutbustingly hilarious)
    and when I'm in a lighter mood, I enjoy Dick Francis because I grew up on horseracing.

  13. theageofcake profile image61
    theageofcakeposted 13 years ago

    Two at the moment have done no wrong in my experience with their work:
    Arthur C. Clarke, &
    Cormac McCarthy

  14. M Burger profile image60
    M Burgerposted 13 years ago

    Elizabeth Berg
    Craig Johnson
    Nevada Barr
    Old Stephen King
    John Irving
    Thomas Hardy
    Thomas Harris

  15. Fugitive From Now profile image61
    Fugitive From Nowposted 13 years ago

    Sinclair Lewis, Anton chekhov

  16. LRobbins profile image46
    LRobbinsposted 13 years ago

    Jane Goodall for non fiction Kate Furnivall for historical fiction.

  17. Sandy Thorn profile image58
    Sandy Thornposted 13 years ago

    John Irving
    William Styron
    John Steinbeck
    Stephen King
    Harper Lee (one book was enough!)
    Jane Austen

    1. lorlie6 profile image75
      lorlie6posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for that thumbs up for Harper Lee!!!

  18. Jackson Riddle profile image50
    Jackson Riddleposted 13 years ago

    I don't have a favorite author because depending on what genre I'm reading it always changes. If I had to name a few I can't go past


    1. Jackson Riddle profile image50
      Jackson Riddleposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      + Orwell

  19. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 13 years ago

    mmmmm.... me no just kidding

    Jane Eyre
    Charles Dickens
    Emily Dickinson (poet)
    Mark Twain
    Jude Deveraux 

    It is complicated I personally choose books based on interests.smile

  20. lorlie6 profile image75
    lorlie6posted 13 years ago

    Robertson Davies
    Olaf Stapledon

  21. Tamarii2 profile image57
    Tamarii2posted 13 years ago

    study bible 3/scofield

  22. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 13 years ago

    there are so many, I could not choose a favorite.

    a few I enjoy~

    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Tracy Chevalier
    Dan Brown
    Michael Crichton
    Emily Dickinson
    Henry David Thoreau

    and so many more.

  23. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 13 years ago

    Hi, it has got to be Diane Gabaldon, if you have'nt read her books you are missing out on a whole world of brilliance, she has written about eight books in her series about a woman who travels back through time, and meets jamie fraser a scotsman, at the time of culloden. it does'nt seem like reading a book, it really should be made into a film. once you start you won't be able to stop.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image85
      rebekahELLEposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      have not heard of her. did you read Audrey Niffenfegger's first novel, The Time Travelers Wife?  her writing is brilliant.

      1. Nell Rose profile image89
        Nell Roseposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, not yet but if you like that you will definitly like the above.

  24. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 13 years ago

    Always have loved Dean Koontz novels ! George Orwell .And I have probably read everything by John Grisham and James Patterson .As far as classic authors I love Mark Twain and his humor .

  25. Chad A Taylor profile image72
    Chad A Taylorposted 13 years ago

    One of the greatest story tellers is Louis L'amour. What is surprising he has not only written westerns; but mystery, historic novels and short stories.  Hats off to Louis!

  26. Chad A Taylor profile image72
    Chad A Taylorposted 13 years ago

    Ah I almost forgot... S.E. Hinton is a modern master

  27. Chad A Taylor profile image72
    Chad A Taylorposted 13 years ago

    Ah I almost forgot... S.E. Hinton is a modern master

  28. resspenser profile image72
    resspenserposted 13 years ago

    Robert B. Parker
    Robert Crais
    Stephen King
    Chelsea Cain

  29. ashpla9115 profile image57
    ashpla9115posted 13 years ago

    Hard to say, there are so many good authors, however; my favorite would probably be John Twelve Hawks.


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