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.
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!
I'd say Brom Stoker and Mary Shelly....I know they are old school, but I also dig on Dean Koontz too.
I agree--Dean Koontz, my favorite for the past 20 years!
Jane Austen, James Baldwin, James Joyce, Kurt Vonnegut, Albert Camus
*sighs* A woman after my own heart I'll just add Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, William Faulkner, Jack London, and William Shakespeare.
Vonnegut (i live in his old stomping grounds),
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
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)
James Patterson (easy read but entertaining)
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.
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.
Two at the moment have done no wrong in my experience with their work:
Arthur C. Clarke, &
Old Stephen King
Jane Goodall for non fiction Kate Furnivall for historical fiction.
Harper Lee (one book was enough!)
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
mmmmm.... me no just kidding
Emily Dickinson (poet)
It is complicated I personally choose books based on interests.
there are so many, I could not choose a favorite.
a few I enjoy~
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Henry David Thoreau
and so many more.
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.
have not heard of her. did you read Audrey Niffenfegger's first novel, The Time Travelers Wife? her writing is brilliant.
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 .
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!
Hard to say, there are so many good authors, however; my favorite would probably be John Twelve Hawks.
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