August 5, 2015 at 1:19 pm #26108
Do you have a favorite authors and Why? Me, I love Nicholas Spark and John Grisham.
August 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm #26341
Paulo Coelho,Robin Sharma, Dan Brown, Amish Tripathi, Sidney Sheldon
August 9, 2015 at 6:23 am #26468
Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Sidney Sheldon too, Jane Austen, Victor Hugo.
August 9, 2015 at 11:12 am #26475
I love all those authors you two have mentioned. It seems I have found a book lover group here.
August 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm #26533
Oh jeez that’s a tough question.
I think my top author, the one who inspired me the most, would be Douglas Adams, both Dirk Gently and Hitchhiker’s shaped what I read as a child and a large part of how I write as an adult. A mix of surreal events and comedic exploits in H2G2 just makes my heart explode.
I’m also huge fan of Terry Pratchett for many of the same reasons, Discworld is probably the silliest series I’ve ever read but it’s also home to some of the greatest characters. I love writing about characters.
If I had to choose a more recent author to include I’d say Scott Meyer, the Magic 2.0 series is (you’ll notice a theme here) a great mix of comedy and science fiction/magic. Sure some of the dialogue can be a big corny but that’s kind of the point of it. The people involved love that kind of thing, and so does the author.
Ernest Cline is my last inclusion, the use of a lot of information and how it’s presented to a reader in Ready Player One is choice as it gets. It starts a bit heavy on the front end but as you go through it begins to taper into a wonderful story.
I could write forever and ever about Vonnegut, Asimov, King, et all but for myself, as I am right now, I’d say these 4 are my top.
August 16, 2015 at 3:19 pm #27094
August 20, 2015 at 9:24 am #27465
My favorite authors are Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore, Francis Bacon, Charles Darwin, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens , Sunil Gangopadhyaya.
August 20, 2015 at 12:32 pm #27474
Charlotte Bronte (more than Emily), yes. Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett, yes. Bacon and Shakespeare, yes.
Names I’d add that I’ve not already seen here? Mark Twain–an oldie but a goodie. LJ’s Ozarque a.k.a. Suzette Haden Elgin–need I mention again. (I like LJ’s Pameladean a.k.a. Pamela Dean, too–most Ozarque fans who used to be girls probably will; she has a new short story collection out now.) Piers Anthony, mentioned yesterday or the day before.
I admit there’s some evidence that I might be the reincarnation of Eleanor Farjeon. I don’t actually believe in reincarnation though. Which brings to mind the college roommates who might have been the reincarnations of C.S. Lewis and Sylvia Plath. Which brings to mind the question: what’s going on, that nobody’s mentioned Lewis yet? (I used to try to write like him and now try not to do that, but I still liked all of his books.)
August 21, 2015 at 5:06 am #27575
Too many to list, Pratchett, Lovecraft, Shakespeare, Lois McMaster Bujold,
September 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm #32209
The list is very long but here are some: Haruki Murakami, John Grisham, Mario Puzo, Khaled Hosseini etc. I am a bookworm and I am always reading some new book.
September 18, 2015 at 10:27 am #32354
I can see many like minded readers here. I also love Bujold and Pratchett. An Australian author, Kerry Greenwood gets added to the list of my favourites as well as a host of others.
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