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Scrawling Pen
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Post by Scrawling Pen » 12 Jan 2018, 19:31

I would have to say J.K. Rowling simply because of my devoted love to the Harry Potter books. They were my childhood and truly magical. Some of my other favorite authors include Cornelia Funke, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell, and J.R.R Tolkien.

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Post by kellyzee51 » 12 Jan 2018, 23:47

Anne Rice is my all time favorite author, with J.K. Rowling coming in second, I find myself lost in their books, like I'm standing besides the characters, reading and watching events unfold. I love when this hapoens.

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Post by chrystalheart » 13 Jan 2018, 01:39

I think this is an impossible question. Across all genres, across all of the ages, how could I possibly pick only one author? Judy Blume hit the teen nail on the head, but Madelaine L'Engle and Anne McCaffrey made that teen imagination soar. James Patterson can weave the insiduous plots of intrigue, while Kim Harrison and Kelley Armstrong cover the supernatural. And, of course, can't forget Sherrilyn Kenyon has mastered the shapechangers definitively. Historical romance? Diana Gabaldon, of course. Raunchy bodice rippers with kick ass heroines? Laurell K Hamilton, without question. The classics? Well, Jane Austen is a clear favorite. But poetry? Well, I'm a fan of Irish lad, Robert Burns. Dungeons and Dragons? No one can beat Robert Salvatore's Drizzt Dro'Urden. A tale of revenge? Alexandre Dumas. So many fine authors and so very many fine books. <3

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Post by chrystalheart » 13 Jan 2018, 01:41

I'm right there with you. The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged really opened my eyes to things I hadn't noticed before. And The Count of Monte Cristo .. fantastic.
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I can't name just one. There's four or five authors that I think are on my tops.

I'll name Ayn Rand first since I've already mentioned her before in a post somewhere else on the board. I always enjoy reading her descriptions, her characters, and her thoughts.
Another one is Matthew Pearl. If no one knows who he is, he is basically a historical mystery writer. His first novel, The Dante Club, is a novel about a series of murders based on Dante's Inferno and the actual Dante Club, headed by Longfellow, have to solve the mystery first so that the police will not suspect them since they are the only ones who knows of the Inferno. The second is The Poe Shadow...a novel based on the mysterious death of Poe and a young attorney trying to discover the truth. He actually did some heavy research into it all so he could use things for the novel.
Another would be Isaac Asimov. I'm not very fond of Science Fiction...but something about Asimov kept me clinging.
The next would be Alexandre Dumas...Primarily The Count of Monte Cristo. It is possibly my favorite book of all time...or at least right up there with Atlas Shrugged.
Finally, but not least...Dante Alighieri. I fell in love with Dante when I was 13 and haven't been able to stop reading him yet. I have 3 translations of the Divine Comedy and four translations of the Inferno. He is probably my favorite of all. Not only his writings, but his life and the world he also opened up for me.

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Post by Noomasaria » 13 Jan 2018, 12:58

My favorite author is Ellen Hopkins; She has written many emotionally charged novels in prose. Included are the following titles:
~Impulse
~Crank
~Perfect
Perfect is my most recent read, another stab into my heart from this unique authors voice. Be forewarned: These books are not for a light read or a light heart.

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Post by elabooklover » 14 Jan 2018, 20:30

My favorite author is Lisa Jackson. Reading her books make me really happy

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Post by derosaamanda3 » 15 Jan 2018, 03:06

My favorite author is Ray Bradbury, hands down. The Illustrated Man is, without a doubt, my favorite book. The Martian Chronicles is a close second though!

Also, Neil Gaiman is great! I especially loved The Anansi Boys and The Ocean at the End of the Lane!

If anyone happens to know of any similar authors to either of them, please let me know! I'm always looking for recommendations!
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Post by uyky » 15 Jan 2018, 07:40

I think I'm not the only one that can't honestly answer this question with one name. Or ten. I have so many that I prefer on very different occasions and for different moods. From children authors like Lewis to philosophical ones like Hesse.

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Post by GedGillmore » 16 Jan 2018, 02:40

I love John le Carre. I'm working my way through the full oeuvre and have got up to The Night Manager. I'm pacing myself because I don't want to run out of le Carre books to read.

But I can't find anyone else who writes like him. i.e. beautifully written, intelligent but also real pageturners.

Any suggestions?

gg

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Post by Emmanae » 16 Jan 2018, 11:09

SPasciuti wrote:
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I absolutely love Marissa Meyer. Her stories are fantastic, her characters beautifully developed, and her writing is just wonderful. I think the thing that I appreciated most about her was the fact that her debut novel was so amazing.
I was totally blown away by Cinder! I had heard it was a Cinderella retelling and I was honestly really dreading it, but it was so enjoyable and such a new take on the story. Really impressed by Marissa Meyer! :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by SPasciuti » 16 Jan 2018, 11:59

Emmanae wrote:
16 Jan 2018, 11:09
SPasciuti wrote:
12 Jan 2018, 16:00
I absolutely love Marissa Meyer. Her stories are fantastic, her characters beautifully developed, and her writing is just wonderful. I think the thing that I appreciated most about her was the fact that her debut novel was so amazing.
I was totally blown away by Cinder! I had heard it was a Cinderella retelling and I was honestly really dreading it, but it was so enjoyable and such a new take on the story. Really impressed by Marissa Meyer! :techie-studyingbrown:
I totally felt the same way! I originally thought it looked really silly and didn’t think I’d enjoy reading it all that much. I’m so glad I was wrong. I’m glad I’m not the only one! :D Marissa Meyer is pretty amazing.

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Post by briellejee » 17 Jan 2018, 01:17

I have a lot of amazing authors who inspired me. Tolkien is by far my biggest inspiration but my favorite of all time is Haruki Murakami. I hope some of you here also read his works.

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Post by SarahRowanreeds » 17 Jan 2018, 07:54

My Faves Among the bunch include, P.C Cast, and Poe. How Devine a writer! Of Whom have this magnitude of range. Who can escort such prestige in short stories, as well as the novelistic approach? Crazy as it sounds, in my mind as I read on, I am wisked away, from dark to light ,and back again.....I am a fantasy buff....some call it juvenile, I say.....Magnifico!

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Post by KFree_Reads » 17 Jan 2018, 20:50

It is so difficult for me to choose since I have quite an array of favorites. However, of late I've been drawn to the works of Margaret Atwood. I absolutely love the way she writes. Her stories are so enthralling and I'm trying to binge read all her books this year. I had the pleasure of reading the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale and what a satisfying read it was. I would definitely recommend this book!

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Post by Mr Benji » 20 Jan 2018, 11:54

STEVE FARAR is my favourite author.
He has written two books touching the man and his role to his family.
1.Finishing Strong
2.Point Man
Yours sincerely,
Bok48.

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