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Who Is Your Favorite Author?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by DWelch1775, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. DWelch1775

    DWelch1775 Couch Warmer

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    Just thought I'd give a shoutout to some authors that you may or may not have heard of. Fantasy/Fiction genre Patrick Rothfuss' King Killer Chronicles and Joe Abercrombie's First law series. If you haven't read either of these two and you like fantasy/fiction then your miss out.
     
  2. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Don't read books hardly at all, but I never missed one by Michael Crighton.
     
  3. JIMMYBUFFETT

    JIMMYBUFFETT Skinwalker

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    Too hard. It would be a toss up between Edward Abbey, Richard Adams, Cormack McCarthy, and J.R.R. Tolkien.
     
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    Alexandre Dumas
     
  5. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    George RR Martin.
     
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  6. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Hard to narrow it to one. Thomas Mann (translated) has the best prose and wrote beautiful stories, Orwell and Huxley are so very prophetic and relevant. I'm a big fan of Russian literature so Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Pasternak. In science fiction Heinlein and Asimov are kings.
     
  7. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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    I absolutely love Abercrombie's First Law. Definitely one of my favorites. I haven't started King Killer yet, currently reading Wheel of Time, but I have already downloaded the first book.
     
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  8. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Patrick Rothfus is OK. i found Kvothe to be a little too infallible, though.
     
  9. FiveRings

    FiveRings Well-Known Member

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    Have to go with an American classic, in Hemingway
     
  10. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    James Clavell
     
  11. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  12. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    He wrote my favorite book, Shogun, but I tried to read another one of his books and just could not get into it.
     
  13. AmberBeer

    AmberBeer Benched

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    That whole series was excellent but I spent many years in Asia so really got into it.
     
  14. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    James Patterson

    hands down for me
     
  15. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    Though his last book wasn't great, Harlan Coben.

    For sports books, give me Jim Dent.
     
  16. Ntegrase96

    Ntegrase96 Well-Known Member

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    If I had to pick I'd probably say Asimov.

    But honestly it just kind of depends on the day or mood I'm in.
     
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    you would like King Rat
     
  18. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    Maya Angelou followed by Toni Morrison..

    There are some other artists that I really like, but Maya is far and away my #1.
     
  19. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    I have two favorite authors. Incidentally, the both share the same last name. Jim Carroll, the author of Basketball Diaries as well as Louis Carroll, the author of Alice in Wonderland.
     
  20. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Margaret Atwood for fiction, Brian Greene for non. His book on multiverses was fascinating and easy to read, just like his other books.
     
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