Who Is Your Favorite Author? (aside From J.k. Rowling)

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Postby Prof. Hailey Potter » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:55 pm

leaning towards Stephenie Meyer [twilight, new moon, eclipse] and Phillipia Gregory [the other boleyn girl, the boleyn inheritance, the queen's fool, the constant princess].
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Postby Danielle Jones » Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:11 am

Mine has to be Meg Cabot. Her work is so brilliant
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Postby Leigh Van Voreen » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:32 pm

V.C. Andrews and Stephen King
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Postby Bianca Capet » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:33 pm

My favorite modern authors are Stephen King, Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite, and Chuck Palahniuk. As for major literary figures, I tend to read Oscar Wilde and Edgar Allan Poe.
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Postby Faye Laramie » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:29 am

Oh, I have so many! There are so many authors' works I like and respect, I'd probably have to group them all by genre and time period in order to do them all justice. One book doesn't qualify as a "favourite author" -- while that book would be a "favourite book", a "favourite author" has to have written at least two books that I really loved.

To Sakura who began this topic, I like Caroline B. Cooney as well. My favourite book by her is "Goddess of Yesterday."

Regarding the classics, from the 18th-19th century or so, I really enjoy Jane Austen and Alexandre Dumas too, as some people mentioned above. Going into the 20th century, I also like Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladmir Nabokov, and Virginia Woolf. Actually, Virginia Woolf is kind of my homegirl. Undoubtedly she would be chastised to ever know she could be referred to as such ;-)

Onto contemporary fiction, I admire the works of Kazuo Ishiguro and Isabel Allende. If we're going to enter the realm of sci-fi and fantasy, especially YA, hoo boy. Though I like J.K. Rowling, she isn't my favourite. I've grown attached to her world, but I think there are worlds that are better built. I love Neil Gaiman and Sherwood Smith, both master world-builders, the latter probably more so. She literally has an entire universe in her head, and her stories are so good that Orson Scott Card are showering them with praise. (Don't believe me? Read his column and do a find for "Inda" or "The Fox").
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Postby castora grimsby » Sun Sep 09, 2007 11:44 pm

My favorite writer is Tom Robbins. He is so weird. I never know what to expect when I open up one of his books.
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Postby Alexis Nyx » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:38 pm

I love Lemony Snicket, although the last book was really lame and poor compared to the other 12 books.
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Postby Zach Goldenfarb » Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:22 am

Agatha Christie and Louis Sachar
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Postby Marguerite Davenport » Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:49 am

My favorite authors are CS Lewis, JM Barrie, JK Rowling, JRR Tolken, Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, oh gosh there are just too many others to name.
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Postby Jei Monterosso » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:09 pm

Poppy Z. Brite hands down followed closely by JRRTolken.

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Postby Masha MaIfoy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:09 pm

My favourite author is Sapardi Djoko Damono.. Nobody knows? It's ok.. He is just an indonesian author. He is awesome. I love his writing style. When i read his book, i felt like 'dive into the words'. biggrin.gif haha.. i can't describe how skillful he is.
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Postby Gabrielle Belmont » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:29 pm

Anne Rice! I love her vampire stories. The vampire Lestat is my favorite book from her, its awesome!
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Postby Prof. Rachel Selenia » Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:58 pm

I'm bringing up a quite old topic now, but... Well, apart from JK Rowling, my favourite authors would have to be Tolkien, David Eddings and Tad Williams. I've finished reading all of Edding's fantasy series now - which feels soooo sad, because I love them all so much and I wish there were more of them! - and I think I will give his other few books a try. And Williams also writes amazing fantasy/sci-fi books.
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Postby Prof. Opal » Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:49 am

It's good to see this thread get entries! So many wonderful authors of so many terrific books! By posting here, members make possible new discoveries and delights to other members! Thanks to all for posting (whenever you did)! Prof. Opal
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Postby kenzie jones » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:35 pm

I don`t know.

I love too many to count.

I suppose C.S.Lewis is good and Lauren Child, they make the book sound more real.
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Postby Cloey Crestwood » Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:46 pm

I love love love love love Margaret George. She writes historical fiction. She has written my two favourite books, The Autobiography of Henry VIII and the Memoirs of Cleopatra. Her books are very long but once you've read them you'll actually appreciate the length. Every page is an absolute work of art. You really feel like you're in that time, looking through the character's eyes, and feeling exactly how they are feeling.
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Postby Gabrielle Belmont » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:36 am

Anne Rice, H.P Lovecraft. Edgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen.

All of them have such fantastic books!
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Postby Kiri Galdor » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:48 am

Oohhh, where do I start?
Too many great authors to name.
Erm.... well, Tolkien, Douglas Adams, Christopher Paolini, Angie Sage, Stephen King, James Herbert, James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Jodi Picoult, Tom Sharpe, Bryce Courtenay, Dan Brown......

Ok, I can't think of any more at the mo, but I'm sure I'll edit this post as I think of/ discover more.

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Postby Sophie Delacour » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:49 pm

Besides JK Rowling, I'd have to say my favorite authors are Janet Evanovich, I really like her Stephanie Plum books, they are quite entertaining, and Diana Gabaldon, I absolutely love her Outlander series.

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Postby Cami Kraft » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:34 am

I LOVE C.S. Lewis. I think he's of the few authors I completely agree with. I also like J.R.R. Tolkien and Juan Rulfo.


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