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    Top Three Favorite Authors

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by slurpy_NinJa, Sep 20, 2013.

    I've always enjoyed discussing favorite authors with my close friends and since I'm all out of new friends I ask you: Who are your top three favorite authors?

    For Me:

    1. H.P. Lovecraft
    2. Phillip K. Dick
    3. Drew Karpyshyn

    Please feel free to elaborate!
     
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    1. Patrick Rothfuss
    2. Jim Butcher
    3. Geoffrey Girard (Biased because he taught my English Classes in Highschool)
     
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    See I love doing this because I have never heard of any of those authors. Any recommendations on some books by them?
     
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    Name of the Wind & A Wise Mans Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
    These are a must if you like Fantasy.

    The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
    I may or may not have stolen my user-name from the books >_>

    Geoffrey Girard
    Just published Cains Blood (Adult) Project Cain (Teen)

    Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steve Erikson (Number #4 on my list)
    It's an Epic Fantasy series with 11 books I think.
     
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    In regards to Jim Butcher, I recommend The Dresden Files. Now, on to my favourite authors (in order):

    1.) Malorie Blackman
    2.) Lee Child
    3.) Robert Muchamore, but only because he was the author of my childhood.
     
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    My list keeps changing, but as of right now, it's Saul Bellow, Ernesto Sabato, and Kafka.
     
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    William Dale Jennings (or, rather, his book, The Ronin)
    William Blake
    Edgar Allan Poe

    Heinlein, Tolkien, and King are in the "almost" category because some of their stuff I love, some I haven't been able to finish. Tolkien and LOTR hold a special place among the rest because that book got me into literature at 13.
     
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    I can respect that lol
     
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    1. Neil Gaiman (to the point that I'm entirely willing to buy a book completely blind as long as it's his work)
    2. Terry Pratchett (because Discworld is awesome and funny and surprisingly deep)
    3. Margaret Weis (because I pretty much grew up on a steady diet of Dragonlance novels with her name on them)
     
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    1. Douglas Adams
    2. Phillip K Dick
    3. Isaac Asimov
     
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    1) James Joyce
    2) Thomas Pynchon
    3) Haruki Murakami.

    There are many many more than that. Just keeping a nice three of the best of the best, three choices just isn't enough. And also, I picked people who are primarily rather recent novelists. You can't make me seriously pick between favorite writers, and I just wouldn't be able to give you an answer.
     
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    Raymond Chandler, David Wishart, Lindsey Davis
     
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    1) Harlan Coben
    2) Francis Scott Fitzgerald
    3) Grimm brothers (their collection of stories) :)
     
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    Narrowing this down to three is unfair! I have about eight names or so floating around in my head and they're all favorites - here's today's group of three:

    1) Anthony Burgess
    2) John Steinbeck
    3) Joseph Conrad
     
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    Today? Let's see: James Welch, Kage Baker, Margaret Elphinstone

    Tomorrow? There will be three more. Three isn't enough...
     
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    Charlotte Bronte, Haruki Murakami, Phillip K. Dick.

    ps. And Dostoyevsky.
     
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    Judging from some of the other replies, I'm going to have to give Murakami a try.
     
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    Read 'Wind-up Bird Chronicles' first. It's sublime.
     
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    Trust me on this, Murakami is more than worth it.
     
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    Murakami is going to win the Nobel next year (after Cormac McCarthy wins it this year). So yeah, he's good.
     
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