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« on: August 17, 2011, 07:15:29 PM »
I suppose it would be a lie to say that I don't have a favourite author.  I do tend to read and actively search for specific authors when I go to the book store.  Yet I suppose liking books isn't really to do with the author names in themselves, although I am quite familiar that they did come up with the various concepts that are required when writing literature.  But I just mainly read anything.  Reading is always good for the mind.  And that isn't generally intellectually either.  But it's a good way to chill and imagine.  Which makes me sound completely blow-hearted and odd  :lol so...

Favourite authors:
- Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; For Crime.
-Tolkien, Rowling, Fiest, Dart-Thornton, Stroud and Nix; For Fantasy.
-Gemmell and Marillier; for Historical Fantasy.
-Saylor, Igguldon (Sp?), Pressfield and Cornwell; for historical.
-Stoker, Melville, Shaw, Homer, Hornby, Austen, Bronte, Suetonius, Plutarch, Juvenal.

:lol that's in book order on my shelf too!

What about you?

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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2011, 07:17:42 PM »
- Richard Adams
- Colin Dann
- Max Brooks

I don't read much. These are the only authors that I recall reading books of.

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« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2011, 07:20:10 PM »
I don't read much at all either. But I do like some author's:

J.K. Rowling

And R.L. Stine.

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« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011, 08:41:02 PM »
My favorite authors include Steven King, Michael Crichton, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Tolkien, Kurt Vonnegut, Clive Barker. And many more I can't think of at the moment.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2011, 09:03:05 PM »
Oh yeah Steven King is a very good Horror Author.

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2011, 09:09:16 PM »
^I forgot about him. I've read The Mist recently (an ebook of it on my computer), The Green Mile in 5th grade (a teacher at my elementary school has the book in her room) and Bag of Bones in 6th grade (regretted buying this book, didn't like it that much).

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2011, 09:27:13 PM »
Harry Turttledove the best when it comes to alternate history books.

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2011, 09:36:30 PM »
^ If you like alternate history, you should check out Peter Tsouras. I liked Disaster at D-Day

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 10:12:15 PM »
As a fan of Bionicle, I just can't post in this topic without mentioning Greg Farshtey. His openness to occasionally allow fans to contribute to the official series is something I don't see a lot of other authors do. Even though the Bionicle sets have been discontinued, he is still writing new additions to the Bionicle storyline, though you have to search online to find them instead of buy another book.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 10:59:29 PM »
Trust me, I have tons:
-Brian Jacques, Robert C. O'Brian, Christopher Paolini, Susan Fletcher, E.E. Knight, J.R.R Tolkien, Lois June Wickstrom, Anne Mccaffrey and Sir Thomas Malory for fantasy.

- H.G. Wells, Jean Lorrah and Jules Verne for Science Fiction.

- S.E. Hinton, Betsy Byars, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Homer, Colin Dann, George Orwell, Rodman Philbrick, William Golding and Sherry Garland for Drama.

- Marc Bekoff and Lawrence Anthony for Nonfiction

- William Shakespeare for Comedy,Tragedy and Romance.

- Bram Stoker, Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, Peter Benchley, Robert Bloch and Mary Shelley for Horror.

- Agatha Cristie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for Mystery.
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 11:36:15 PM »
Quote from: f-22 "raptor" ace,Aug 17 2011 on  09:27 PM
Harry Turttledove the best when it comes to alternate history books.
I definitely agree, even though I have yet to read any of his books. I've only read summaries of some of them online, but it's definitely enough that I would love to actually read those books someday... if I can find enough time to do so.

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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2011, 12:24:41 AM »
Tolkien bRian jacques andCS Lewis for fantasy pasolini canm';t hold a candle to the three mentioned in the genre. Homer belongs in dram,a. Shakespeare covers romance comedy and tragedy. Christie and Doyle for whodunit. they invented the decetives on who we model dectectices, Sherlock Holmes , hercule poiriot and Miss Marple.
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2011, 01:25:25 AM »
I saw the movie the mist once and it was a pretty decent movie based off his book.

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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 01:43:38 AM »
J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, C.S. Lewis, Margaret Weis (when teamed up with Tracy Hickman), Charles Dickins, Frank Peretti, Peter S. Beagle, Michael Ende, Michael Crichton, Stephen King, William Shakespear, Mary Shelley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.L. Stine (for nostalgic purposes, he got me started as a reader with his Goosebumps series when I was a wee lad), Homer, and many others.

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« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2013, 08:51:07 PM »
I am a voracious reader, so it is a bit difficult to narrow down my favorites.  But I would have to say that my favorite authors for fictional works include Richard Adams, Frank Herbert, Isaac Asimov, and J.R.R. Tolkien.


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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2015, 12:46:39 PM »
I completely agree, I read based on the book itself rather than who wrote it, regardless of how I do or don't like a certain author. ^^ But again, some authors I really do tend to like a lot of their work.

- J.R.R. Tolkien
- Richard Adams
- James Gurney
- Laura Ingalls Wilder (ok, I know these books are for younger readers, but they bring back such memories when I read them! I can't exclude Laura. XD )
- Randall Jarrel (sp?)

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 07:22:37 AM »
Well, since there are quite many names on my list, which half I have forgotten since I haven't read their works in awhile, I'm just going to list my most favorite sci-fi authors and couple other authors, okay?  :)

- Troy Denning
- Eric Nylund
- Tobias S. Buckell
- Kelly Gay
- Joseph Staten
- Lars Kepler
- Tess Gerritsen