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Re: Who's Your Favorite Author?

Post by MikeTLyddon »

That's a tough one. Somewhere around Poe, Lovecraft, Ellison, and Blish. If you haven't read James Blish, you might check out A Case of Conscience or Black Easter (aka Faust Aleph Null). He manages to blend science fiction with the supernatural in a very learned manner. His research into real black magic and related rituals is something few other writers have ever touched upon.
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Erin Hunter is my most favorite author. I have and read every book they have written.
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I can't choose between Shakespeare and Jane Austen. :lol2:
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Post by Michel69 »

I'm a newbie to this site, just starting to explore the Onlinebookclub. Of course the "my favourite author" question triggered me. I'm happy to share my favourites.

1 J.R.R. Tolkien, by far. The way he created Middle-Earth, not being just a drawn map but complete with all the species, plants, trees etc in it, it really comes to life.
2 Lee Child: sometimes you just want to read for fun, to pass time. Lee Child delivered with his series of books about Jack Reacher, a former MP, a loner with nothing more than the clothes he's wearing, a toothbrush and his wallet.
3 Clive Cussler: especially the Dirk Pitt series, not to complicated, easy reading. His books always make me smile.

I'm really not into this "heavy literature stuff", i love reading books without bothering about a so called "deeper meaning".
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chukwuma1986 wrote: 22 May 2018, 15:45 Jeffrey archer remains my number one. prisoner diary i find very interesting and striking. his style and use of words keeps you reading over and over again.
I love Jeffrey Archer also! The first book I saw of his was a bunch of short stories and I loved it because each story had an interesting ending that most people wouldn't guess. I haven't found any other books of his with just short stories. I've tried reading his other books with one story in them and they don't hold my interest as well as the short stories do.
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The list is endless. I really like James Patterson and Maxine Paetro's books because of their Women's Murder Club series. I haven't really finished them all but am planning to.
There is also Stephen King. He writes amazing books. Love the combination of thriller and romance in Tami Hoag's books. There is also Lisa Gardner, Sidney Sheldon, and John Grisham.
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MikeNapo wrote: 21 Dec 2013, 23:04 Two way tie, and these two couldn't possibly be anymore different from one another:

1- chuck palahniuk- He's raw and rough and his stories cut deep into the dark psyche of humanity

2- toni morrison- her books are like 300 page poems. so beautiful. her book, "Beloved" had a very significant impact on my life. I'm a white man, so that may seem odd, and its a long story, but that book means a ton to me.
I just finished Reading Beloved. It was a most amazing book and my only regret is waiting as long as I did to read it.
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Post by Archaeoptery »

Anne McCaffrey. She is created the dragons of pern, the first dragon books I started to read.
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Post by Zion Alexander »

My favorite two would be Mark Walden and Chris Bradford.
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