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hisworldwaspossibility
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Post by hisworldwaspossibility »

Very hard to pick my favorites, but I think my top 5 right now would be:

1. Ralph Ellison
2. John Irving
3. Milan Kundera
4. Guy Gavriel Kay
5. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Haven't seen one of my favourites mentioned - Sebastian Faulks. I love him, he is such a beautiful writer. My favourite books by him are 'On Green Dolphin Street' 'Charlotte Gray' and 'Birdsong' All fantastic books...

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bplayfuli
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John Kennedy Toole
Nabokov
Virginia Woolf
Stephen King

MDS-PRO
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Post by MDS-PRO »

My favourite authors are
agatha christie and Johanna Spyri

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Linda
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Post by Linda »

i haven't read a book from every author...so i really can't say! :x i hate that. that i'm probably missing out on some of the best books ever written and i don't even know it. :(
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Anna
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Wow. I feel like I'm the only one who reads a book, enjoys it, takes away what I can from it and a few weeks later, forgets what it's called or who the author was. Even if I thought it was absolutely fantastic. For me to pick favourite titles or authors would be like plunging into the ocean and trying to retrieve a key I'd blindly dropped somewhere. I should start writing them down... :) Some of the more well known authors whose books I've loved:
- George Orwell
- Jane Austen
- JRR Tolkien
- Alexander Dumas
I've recently started reading sci fi again and have picked up 'A door into ocean' by Joan Slonczewski. I'm loving it!
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Anna, I always thought that I was the only one who had read a Joan Slonczewski book and loved it. I've never even seen any more of her books. The only one I have read (and own and cherish) is The Wall Around Eden.
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Post by kaytie »

I love so many authors! But here are a few whose books I'd pick up on name alone:

Carol Shields
TC Boyle
Charles D'Ambrosio
Aimee Bender
Peter Carey
Douglas Coupland
Louise Erdrich


And there's a special place in my reading heart for Russian authors from all times.

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Sleeplydumpling, I've also read Wall Around Eden. She's also written Children Star and Brain Plague which I've read aswell. They are all really amazing. They're disappearing from local libraries (probably because they're getting old) so I'm going to run down to Borders and buy them. I'd love to read them all again.
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Oooh I think I'm going to have to track those other titles down Anna. I picked up Eden from an airport newsagent, so I thought she was one of those one off authors... and never looked to see what other titles she might have written.
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I've always run hot for John Irving, Margaret Atwood and Robertson Davies.

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Post by Danny Caz »

I can't believe no one has mentioned my favorite writer yet...CHARLES BUKOWSKI...I've read many of his books. my fav though is probably Ham on Rye...
Also Jack kerouac, Ginsberg, Thomas Wolfe, Faulkner, Hemmingway, Hesse, and J.D. Salinger (just to name a few...there are many more that enjoy, but these are among my favorite writers)!

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Post by knightss »

okay... my favorites as of now.

1) Poe
2) Bukowski
3) Wilde
4) Vonnegut
5) Huxley

mm that's probably my top 5

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Post by Julie20201 »

I'm a bit partial to Dee Henderson...but I also like JK Rowling, Jake Thoene, Bodie/ Brock Thoene, Gilbert Morris

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Post by Linda »

definelty Derek
"I hope you can't sleep and you dream about it
And when you dream I hope you can't sleep and you SCREAM about it
I hope your conscience EATS AT YOU and you can't BREATHE without me"

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