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    Who is your favourite author?

    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Good_writer, Nov 30, 2007.

    My favourite author is Eoin Colfer: the creator of Artemis Fowl. Who is yours?
     
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    Laurell K. Hamilton, James Patterson (he is an amazing author) and.. Crud. Forgto teh name of the other! :p But she's really good.
     
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    Robert A. Heinlein. Starship Troopers is awesome. Orson Scott Card is a good second.
     
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    Anne McCaffrey and the author of the golden compass.

    can anyone tell me if he has written other books and if so some titles.
    I know I can look it up on the internet but would like someone's take on the quality.
     
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    H.P. Lovecraft - Great cosmic and pychological horror writer.
    Stephen King - Good story teller and horror writer.
    Ian Irvine - Great Fantasy writer, and his website really inspires me.
    Dan Abnett - Fantasy writer, and is very entertaining if you can get anything by him.
    Goerge Orwell - Political writer, great mind. 1984 is a classic.
     
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    I don't have one favorite author. For the most part, I like the characters and plots by Patricia Cornwell, although a couple of her books employed a distracting writing style. I enjoy Larry Niven for innovative thinking in scifi. James P. Hogan has also come up with some intriguing books, but the writing and character development are definitely weaker. J.R.R. Tolkein is the master of the fantasy epic with the Lord of the Rings. Ray Bradbury writes beautifully, although the science element of his scifi is less intriguing to me. Papa Hemingway is another master writer, even though the stories themselves fall outside my usual subject preferences.

    There are really many more authors than these few I would call good for various reasons.
     
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    I don't have a favourite author. Never have. Though my favourite poet is William Shakespeare.

    I have read a lot of novels and so forth but never really found an author that I could say was my favourite. I'm too fussy when it comes to novels and the like.
     
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    Fyodor Dostoevsky!
     
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    I like many authors J.R.R. Tolkein is a true inspiration. The twist and turns of an H.P. Lovecraft novel are always fun. Hemingway, Dickenson and Shakespeare are old time favorites of mine. For an easy read I would pick Anne Rice, Dean Koontz or Stephen King.
     
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    Toss up between Dostoevksy and Camus.
     
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    life's too rife with enjoyable things for me to restrict myself to a single 'favorite' anything... as authors go, my 'favorites' list would run to pages!
     
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    I really like Leo Tolstoy, but I don't know if I could say he's my favourite author, as he didn't actually write the english translations I've read.

    For a while I would have said Truman Capote, but I haven't read any of his books lately, so I'm not sure.
     
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    This might seem peculiar, but Dr Seuss will always be a favorite of mine. -No, my vocabulary is not that limited, but he has a very simple, enjoyable way of talking about certain topics. (And no, I do not mean "Red Fish, Blue Fish.") I mean his stories such as "Oh, the Place You'll Go" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

    On a more serious, technical note, I have always enjoyed C.S. Lewis' work and I really liked "Memoirs of a Geisha," his work was good as well. I have always liked Mary Higgins Clark and James Patterson as well.
     
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    J.R.R. Tolkien
     
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    Hahaa. A good, simple reply!

    Christopher Golden is another one I like.

    Kylie Chan

    Anne Bishop (the Author of the Black Jewels Trilogy)
     
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    My favorites are:
    1. Stephen King
    2. Dan Brown
    3. R.A. Salvatore
    4. George R.R. Martin

    A lot of people don't like Dan Brown's writing style, but I do. I like how he moves the story along at a fast pace, while still keeping the suspense up. I don't get that long drawn out feeling from him as I do with some other authors. Some people are surprised to find out he has three other books, and not just The Da Vinci Code.
     
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    I agree about his writing style. What his other books? I know there's Angels and Demons and...
     
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    The other two books are:

    1. Digital Fortress

    2. Deception Point
     
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    Digital Fortress is about a mathematician who works for the NSA and is trying to break a code that the NSA super computer cannot. It is an excellent book. My synopsis doesn't give it justice.

    Deception Point is about an object found in the Artic ice. The story revolves around scientist trying to figure out what it is, as well as a political cover up.
     
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    For me it's between two very different authors:

    J.R.R. Tolkein or Jane Austen.
     
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    Ah wonderful, I love Dan Brown's writing. His style really is superb, and he knows how to generate tension and excitement! I've only read the Da Vinci Code and Angels&Demons, but I'm planning to read Digital Fortress soon (have it at home, just never had the time to read it!).

    But my favourite writer, I think, is Philip Pullman... I have only read the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy (Golden Compass/northern light; subtle knife, amber spyglass), but I totally loved it. I found it such a shame when I had finished the last book! Had a great time reading the books.
     
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    I've always enjoyed Horror writings, but also twisted tales. So my choices for favorite author are:

    1.) Edgar Allan Poe
    2.)Roald Dahl
    3.) Stephen King

    In that order as well.
     

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