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Who's your favorite author?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by CivCynic, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. CivCynic

    CivCynic Musician

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    Who is/are your favorite author(s)?

    As common as I may feel in saying this, I'd definitely choose Tolkien and Shakespeare.
     
  2. 7ronin

    7ronin 海軍少佐

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    Considering contemporary authors only, I like John Mortimer and Geoge MacDonald Fraser.
     
  3. sealboy6

    sealboy6 Uggy

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    Recent, crap works- James Patterson
    Classic, I'd say Orwell probably, but I haven't read much of them.
     
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    cgannon64 BOB DYLAN'S ROCKIN OUT!

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    Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, or J.D. Salinger.
     
  6. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    For sci fi CJ Cheryh
     
  7. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    Shakespear was concidered a hack in his day and I think he still is.

    [SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1798-1834)] I realy dig the "Rime of the Ancient Mariner".

    For a more contemperary author I'd go with Clive Cusler.
     
  8. Elrohir

    Elrohir RELATIONAL VALORIZATION

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    The Apostle Paul, if you're talking non-fiction. For historical, Steven Ambrose; for Sci-Fi Isaac Asimov; for Fantasy Tolkien, with C.S. Lewis and Robert Jordan coming in tied for close second. Poetry wise, I suppose Edgar Allen Poe, but honestly I haven't read too much professional poetry, even by him.

    There's too many good authors to name a single one.
     
  9. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

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    Common or not, I like Tolkien. In my defense, I prefer his First Age stuff to Lord of the Rings. Also, CS Lewis, for both fiction and non-fiction; and recent non-literati authors, nothing beats Tony Hillerman for a good, solid read.
     
  10. Fifty

    Fifty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dostoevsky probably
     
  11. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Assuming I'm allowed to give a few: Shakespeare, Tolkien, Evelyn Waugh, Isaac Asimov, William Wordsworth, Chesterton (of course!), and for sheer volume of enjoyment and cleverness, even if not sublimeness, I have to admit, J.K. Rowling.
     
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    Alexandre Dumas and Henryk Sienkiewicz are my favorites. I'd have to give an honorable mention to Tolkein and Richard Adams.
     
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    Howard Phillips Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl and (yes) Stephen King.
     
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    Ok i havent read all these fancy authors like you guys.... John Marsden, J K rowling, Tom Clancy, Mario Puzo, i do like others as well but none as much as this group.
     
  15. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Umberto Eco

    V. S. Naipaul.

    That's at the moment and in no particular order.
     
  16. thetrooper

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    Currently: Graham Greene or Ernest Hemingway.
     
  17. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Oh good ones there trooper! Have you read Greene's "The 10th Man" and "Our Man in Havana"?
     
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    jamiethearcher President of Canmerica!

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    Alexandre Dumas, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Leon Uris, and Larry McMurtry.

    I would have put Umberto Eco, becuase I REALLY loved name of the rose, but I just haven't read enough of his other works to justify him as a favorite author.
     
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    Tolkein or Pratchett or i like Cornwell
     

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