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Favorite Authors? Answered

I wanted to know who your guys' favorite authors are. My favorite author would have to be Robert Cormier(until further notice). Plus I like what I have read of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, but I think everybody does, and I like Robert Louis Stevenson.

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H. P Lovecraft, Darren shan, Michael Grant, Edgar Allan Poe and Dean Koontz

Believe it or not, I live in the same village as Roald Dahl, I've seen his house.

William Faulkner, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Lope de Vega, Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel de Cervantes, Julio Cortazar, Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, George Orwell, Franz Kafka, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Ruben Dario, Pablo Neruda, Carl Sagan, Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Carl Jung, Mario Vargas Llosa, Malcolm Gladwell, William Shakespeare, Arthur Conan Doyle and, Federico Garcia Lorca.

Robert Jordan, Anne McCaffrey, Raymond Feist & Brandon Sanderson.

Stephen King, John Marsden, Roald Dahl, Micheal Robotham

Neil Gaiman, Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, Avi, and Kate Dicamillo!

Nice I don't care much for Dahl but I love Snickets book's as well as Rowling (anyone who doesn't probably has not read them or is arguing that kids are going to start shouting sectumsempra at people they disagree with) L'amour, Riordan, the other authors of the 39 clues series, Brandon Mull oh and whoever wrote Rikki Tikki tavi as well as the people that wrote the recipies in the better homes and garden new cookbook.

Cool! I am also a big cheese for the Fruits Basket manga ^-^

My all time favorite (of course, he is the only author I know of to have written a book in every category of the dewy decimal system of the library) author is Isaac Asimov, hands down. Second only to him would be Lawrence Maxwell Krauss.

what about sir arthur conan doyal he's pretty epic himself

Yes he is, but certainly not with the broad range Mr Asimov has (with books in nearly every category in the duey decimal system of the library.

Sorry i did not notice when our comment was posted.

Chuck Palahniuk Albert Camus William Golding Phillip Pullman J.K. Rowling Neil Gaiman

I would like to add Stephen King, Joe Hill, Margaret Atwood, and Joe R. Lansdale, but subtract Chuck Palahniuk.

Chuck Palahniuk and I have broken up, his last five books or so have been AWFUL.

Oh, I forgot Gaiman - American Gods is brilliant.

(Are brilliant?)

"Is" is correct. American Gods = book. Book is a singular noun. So "is" would work, but not are.

(It was a small bit of humour - say "American Gods is brilliant" out loud, it doesn't sound so right)

Especially since they weren't! I didn't like it very much. I don't know that I'm prepared to say it wasn't brilliant, but... Sorta ugly. But I'd actually been to "House on a Rock", which is just as surreal in real life as it is in the book, so that was pretty cool...

This is why you don't correct him when he looks like he's made a mistake. :D

I think I liked Good Omens a little bit more, but American Gods was very good.

Shakespear, of course.

Brian Jacques, James Patterson, Rick Riordan.

Oh Yeah. And Franklin W. Dixon.

i like jenny nimmo.Charlie Bone 1-8.

Terry Pratchett Avi Rick Riordan Cornelia Funke Roald Dahl J.K. Rowling George Orwell Anthony Horowitz

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Of writers that haven't been mentioned much yet, I'll throw out Lois M Bujuold, Steven Brust, John Brunner, Walter J Williams, Roger Zelazny, and Anne McCaffery. (I'm real surprised that RZ hasn't shown up yet.) So Kiteman - did you mean Niven & Pournelle, only when writing together, or do you like them separately as well? I don't think I care much for P on his own... Alas, authors seem to fall into two groups. Those who don't write enough, and those who write too much.

Brian Jaques (I spelled that wrong). He wrote the redwall series.

(to sound a little smart) I might check out some agatha christie later on, I like mysteries.

David McCullough Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Edgar Allen Poe John Grisham Michael Chrichton

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? Sherlock, right? And where's Billy??

Yup-you got it. Lol, I forgot him! I was only thinking in terms of fairly recent works. Revised list: David McCullough Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Edgar Allen Poe John Grisham Michael Chrichton William Shakespeare

Gordon Korman Carl Hiaasen Those are probably the top 2.

Where have I heard of Hiaasen? Name a few of his works for me...

Striptease Hoot Flush His latest is Nature Girl, I think. He writes young adult and mystery. I'm sorry, I'm answering everyone's questions. I do this for a living, I can't help it. :P

> I'm sorry, I'm answering everyone's questions. I do this for a living, I can't help it. :P

You should actually be working on the plushie.

Don't go to work until it's done!