Who are some of your favorite Authors?

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#1

For any of those who read books, who are some of your favorite Authors?

To name a few of mine

Clive Cussler
Keith Douglass
Tom Clancy
Stephen Coons
Stephen King

:cool::cool:


#2

I’ll chip in a few from the sci-fi/fantasy ranks.
And I’ll list a favorite novel or two from each.

J.R.R. Tolkien: [I]The Lord of the Rings[/I], [I]The Hobbit[/I]

Ursula K. LeGuin: [I]The Left Hand of Darkness[/I], [I]A Wizard of Earthsea[/I]

Connie Willis: [I]The Doomsday Book[/I]

Martha Wells: [I]The Death of the Neuromancer[/I], [I]City of Bones[/I]

Mervyn Peake: [I]Titus Groan [/I], [I]Gormenghast[/I]
These two novels are difficult to read, and I’ve known many who simply bounced off the dense writing, the flood of bizarre images and scenarios, but once read, they are not to be forgotten. NOT to everyone’s taste.


#3

Kerry, I wish Peake had lived long enough to finish the Gormenghast books.

Anyway, here’s a short (relatively) list of authors I’ve enjoyed. In no particular order:

Kurt Vonnegut
J.R.R. Tolkein
Neal Stephenson
Robert Heinlein
Edgar Allan Poe
Isabel Allende
Leon Uris
H.G.Wells
Jorge Luis Borges
Isaac Asimov
Dr. Seuss
Clive Barker
Jules Verne
Carlos Fuentes
Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Ana Maria Matute
Joseph Conrad
Ray Bradbury
Tom Clancy
Madeleine L’Engle
Dante Alighieri
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
William Gibson
Stephen King
Toni Morrison

Least Favorite Book I Ever Finished: Finnegans Wake


#4

Terry Brooks
Terry Pratchet
["]William Tenn](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tenn[/url)
Douglas Adams
Robert Asprin


#5

A couple of my favourites that haven’t been mentioned yet.

John Grisham
Tom Wolfe

[B]Wombler[/B]


#6

Kava, Alex
Crichton, Michael
Palmer, Michael
Rollins, James
Cornwell, Patricia
Child, Lincoln
Preston, Douglas J
Coben, Harlan
Crais, Robert
Parker, Robert B.
Katzenbach, John
Rosenfelt, David
Parker, T. Jefferson
Stephen White
Jonathon King
F. Paul Wilson
J. D. Robb
Janet Evanovich
Jeffery Deaver
John Sandford
Lee Child
Linda Fairstein
Michael Connelly
Robert Tanenbaum
Stuart Woods
Tess Gerritsen
John J. Nance
Robert McCammon
Clive Cussler
Stuart Kaminsky
Nelson Demille
William Bernhardt
Joe R. Lansdale
Brian Lumley
Robin Cook


#7

Matt Beaumont, especially the novel “E”

And of course John Grisham

I wish I had more time to read, but every now and then I am able to read a book…which depends on what I run into in the stores…been reading a lot about the Middle East lately


#8

In no particular order:

J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion)
Julian May (Saga of the Pliocene Exile, Intervention, Galactic Milieu trilogy)
Orson Scott Card (Ender series, Shadow series)
Larry Niven (Ringworld series and other books)
Isaac Asimov (Robot series, Foundation series and many others)
Douglas Adams (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, Dirk Gently novels)
Frank Herbert (Dune series, The Dosadi Experiment)
Guy Gavriel Kay (The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy)
Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö ([I]10 Roman om ett brott[/I] a.k.a. Martin Beck series)
…and probably some I forgot


#9

I’ve enjoyed books of fiction by Tom Clancy, Isaac Asimov, Michael Crichton, James Clavell, James Michener, Erich Segal, Carl Sagan, and several others especially. Among South Korean authors, my favorites were: Ann Jung Hyo, Lee Mun Yeol, Ha Il Ji. Japanese authors are popular among many young South Koreans born later than 1970, but those introduced into South Korea are mostly boring to me. John Grisham’s novels must be good for those in South Korea not familiar with the legal aspects of life in the United States.


#10

Oops. One misspelling in my post and can’t edit, dadgumit.

The Martha Wells book is [I]Death of the Necromancer[/I]. This is an interesting book, a combination fantasy plus elements from Sherlock Holmes type mysteries. It is set in a fictional world that resembles Victorian England, and yet has magic still.


#11

Stephen King
James Patterson
Tess Gerritsen
Dean Koontz
Wendy Holden
Alex Kava

Really nice thread :wink:


#12

J.R.R. Tolkien
Stephen King
Isaac Asimov
Clive Barker
Graham Masterton
Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe
H.P.Lovecraft


#13

[QUOTE=vroom;2143137]J.R.R. Tolkien
Stephen King
Isaac Asimov
Clive Barker
Graham Masterton
Jules Verne
Edgar Allan Poe
H.P.Lovecraft[/QUOTE]

I forgot Graham Masterton!! :doh:…silly me. His books are great :cool:

Edit: And James Herbert - read most of his books too.


#14

[QUOTE=Arachne;2143162]I forgot Graham Masterton!! :doh:…silly me. His books are great :cool:[/QUOTE]

:iagree:

[QUOTE=Arachne;2143162]Edit: And James Herbert - read most of his books too.[/QUOTE]

Any suggestion?


#15

[QUOTE=vroom;2143183]
Any suggestion?[/QUOTE]

For James Herbert books?

Sure: Moon, Shrine, The Dark, Magic Cottage, The Rats. There are more, but I can’t remember them right now :o :slight_smile:

Hehe, thanks to you, I have this urge to hunt down some Graham Masterton books, haven’t read them in years. :wink:


#16

Stephen King/Richard Bachman
Tony Dungy

It takes a certain writing style to keep me interested, what can I say.


#17

[QUOTE=Arachne;2143215]For James Herbert books?

Sure: Moon, Shrine, The Dark, Magic Cottage, The Rats. There are more, but I can’t remember them right now :o :)[/QUOTE]

Thank you:flower:.

[QUOTE=Arachne;2143215]Hehe, thanks to you, I have this urge to hunt down some Graham Masterton books, haven’t read them in years. ;)[/QUOTE]

That’s very good, Masterton is very exciting, i never put one of his books down, i always finish them the same day:o.


#18

Just to name a few and no particular order:

LUK!
Fengtao
Ting
James @ Slysoft


#19

[QUOTE=vroom;2143383]
That’s very good, Masterton is very exciting, i never put one of his books down, i always finish them the same day:o.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, I love his unique mixture of horror and almost fantasy with some of his books :slight_smile:


#20

Thomas Sowell (one of the most brilliant researchers of our time)
Barbara DeAngelis
John Gray
Isabel Allende
Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
Antonio Machado
Ana María Matute
Gabriel García Márquez
John Masefield
Fernán Caballero
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Jorge Isaacs
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
José Martí
Sandra Cisneros
Julia Alvarez

I know I’m missing several, but that’s the lion share of them.