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Riszell
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Re: Who's Your Favorite Author?

Post by Riszell » 03 Jul 2018, 02:23

J.K. Rowling. She is so brilliant. It's like she went to Hogwarts herself.

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Post by Reneecuffe1 » 03 Jul 2018, 11:04

John Sandford. I love the detail he gives in the 'Prey' series. Good, quick reads!

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Post by GG_Lynn » 03 Jul 2018, 20:25

My all time favorite author has to be Tolkien. I mean the man was a genius. But William Somerset Maugham was a literary giant and it was "Of Human Bondage" that lit the unquenchable fire within me that drove me to read everything I could get my hands on. Today I am a huge fan of many including Ann Rice and Cassandra Claire. So if I am to be honest, my favorite author is the one I am hooked on at the moment in time.

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Post by wood0824 » 04 Jul 2018, 02:11

I have a difficult time answering this question, lol, as I enjoy quite a few. My top favorites, in no particular order are: Grisham, Baldacci, Koontz, Kathy Reichs... see what I mean!? So many!

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Post by erythphaean » 04 Jul 2018, 22:14

Though I have many ranging from different genres, I would have to pick John Irving to be my favorite author. His work with character detail is almost as excruciating as it is brilliant, but it almost feels like a part of me is gone after I close any of his books because I don't get to spend time with those characters any longer.
I've been working my way through most of his novels, having most recently started Until I Find You, but I haven't completed it yet. Obviously, The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany are must-reads if you haven't had the chance yet!

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Post by bukworm543 » 05 Jul 2018, 10:57

Impossible to decide on just one, so I'll list a few (in no particular order)
C.S. Lewis - loved The Chronicles of Narnia
Jane Austen
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird is probably my favorite book of all time, and I have enjoyed teaching it to my 8th grade Language Arts classes
Jodi Picoult
John Steinbeck
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Orson Scott Card
Langston Hughes

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Post by ea_anthony » 08 Jul 2018, 16:39

Tough one, practically impossible to answer for me. In no particular order, I really like the following authors;
Thomas Harris (Too few novels though)
Dean Koontz (He is a Master)
Stephen King (The Grandmaster)
Scott Turow
Jeffrey Deaver
Sandra Brown
Nora Roberts
Mary Higgins Clark
Patricia Cornwell (I love Kay Scarpeta)
Dan Brown (Digital Fortress I read in one sitting)
Malcolm Gladwell (non-fiction)
Ted Dekker
And many more
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Post by ea_anthony » 08 Jul 2018, 16:44

Riszell wrote:
03 Jul 2018, 02:23
J.K. Rowling. She is so brilliant. It's like she went to Hogwarts herself.
For real, an alumnus. O.W.L (Ordinary Wizarding Level) was an inspired touch, even the birds.
Ignorance promotes divisiveness, knowledge encourages diversity. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by HailKingEbi » 12 Jul 2018, 19:02

Nora Robert! I love Blue Smoke. John Grisham too! King of Tort and The Last Juror and The Litigators.

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Post by Omnie » 13 Jul 2018, 04:26

I like roald Dahl. I like his classic writing style.

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Post by garima597 » 13 Jul 2018, 05:22

My favorite author is harper lee.
because of her book To kill a mocking bird. It was narrated by a small girl due to which it kept me intrigued and interested throughout the book.

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Post by Tajwar Shakir » 13 Jul 2018, 14:31

Margerate Mitchell: because of writing Gone with the wind. Her way of dealing the love triangle was superb and universal. Scarlett o' Hara's character and hamartia was amazing to read though i don't opt for romance novel but this one was a superb work in this genre by her.
W. Shakespeare: for his tragic plays like Macbeth and Hamlet. His use of language and Character flaw as Hamartia deserve huge applause indeed.
Sidny Sheldon: for writing and portraying strong females as his protagonists and his plot twists were amazing to read.

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Post by BeingTheWriter » 13 Jul 2018, 17:44

It's such a tough question for me to answer! One of my favorite authors is Susan Hill. She writes such incredible gothic horror novels that are creepy and atmospheric.

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Post by JoeyG01 » 16 Jul 2018, 11:27

Dan Brown. I particularly like the way he includes real-life locations, art, buildings statues etc and blurs them with well known conspiracy theories and his plots

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Post by CELTICMOM46 » 17 Jul 2018, 05:33

Maeve Binchy
The way she draws you into the characters; the sense of of their personal lives. How their culture forms them. The feelings they feel; you feel them.

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