Who is your favorite author?

United States
October 21, 2006 6:59pm CST
Mine is Terry Pratchett. He's written thirty books aimed at people in high school or older, and I think that I've read all of those. The Discworld series is really funny but surprisingly philosophical considering its hilarity.
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• Netherlands
24 Nov 06
I mainly read Gore Vidal and H.P. Lovecraft. These I would consider my favourites but I read other authors like James Redfield, Anne Rice, and other little strange horro books that I pick up but can never find again.
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• India
1 Nov 06
mine is sydney sheldon
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• India
1 Nov 06
dan brown he unveiled so many secrets
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@rhane2005 (174)
• United States
1 Nov 06
James Patterson, when you pick up one of his books you won't be able to put it down!
@j_thomas (961)
• India
1 Nov 06
my school time favorite was Leo Tolstroy.rightnow is Sidney Sheldon.
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• United States
1 Nov 06
I have two favorite authors and they are Christians. Beth Moore and Joyce Meyers. There books help you with dealing with issues in your life and dealing with others with the help of God. God Bless
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
1 Nov 06
Terry Pratchett is a personal favorite of my daughter's. She says, "He is hilarious, innovative, creative, and suprisingly accurate on human motivations and emotions and he is just a plain good writer." She especially likes Going Postal and Thud, although she says Rincwind the Wizard is an exceptionally good book as well. Now I have no idea about this author, but I listened to her laugh as she read and she seemed to be mighty impressed with his style of writing.
• United States
22 Oct 06
Stephen King - didn't even have to think about that one. I think the man is a story telling genius. I've got a note to myself to pick up some Terry Pratchett from a comment you made on BF. I don't ever remember reading any of his stuff before. But I'm looking forward to it.
• United States
22 Oct 06
I still haven't read a Stephen King book. I don't have nightmares much, and I'm afraid that could change if I start reading his stuff.
• United States
22 Oct 06
Try "The Green Mile" or "The Stand" or "Dolores Claiborne." Not all of his books are really scarey, although they do go beyond your typical fiction. He's such a great story-teller, that he can make scarey things scarier than anyone else - but his books also usually have a good ending - the monster gets killed or the ghost gets excised, so I always feel safe going to sleep at night. LOL!
• United States
22 Oct 06
But they're so long... how can you finish the book before bedtime? I have the Shining at home - it's not mine - that's one of the scarier ones, right?
• United States
22 Oct 06
Well, since MD got to mention more than one then I will, too. :-D I love Andre Norton, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlen and Tolkien, too! Oh, and who can forget J.K. Rowling!
• United States
22 Oct 06
Tolkein of course... middle earth is great. Isaac Asimov has a great book of jokes, but I've never really gotten into his fiction, but I have read several books by Orson Scott Card. And yeah, I've read all the Harry Potter books.
• United States
22 Oct 06
Try Asimov's Foundation series. It's soooo good. There are 4 books in the series. I used to get some SciFi magazine - I think it was Fantasy & Science Fiction - anyway, he was the editor of the mag and I loved reading his editorials.
• United States
22 Oct 06
My parents read Foundation back when I was a bit too young for it. Maybe I'll give it a chance when I get a chance.
• United States
30 Oct 06
i dig pratchett too! i'm a big fan of Neil Gainam though :)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I liked his collaboration with Pratchett - Good Omens, but I haven't read any novels just by Neil Gaiman yet.
• United States
31 Oct 06
American Gods... all i gotta say! if you liked good omens, you'll like AG a lot! I think it reads a little easier, but the plot is killer!!
• United States
22 Oct 06
I have too many favorite authors. Margeret Mitchell, Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green, Harlen Cobin, Emily Giffin, Marian Keyes. I have read everything that those authors have written, a lot of them more than once.
• United States
22 Oct 06
I know what you mean about reading a favorite author over and over again. I've re-read most Terry Pratchett books at least once. Also, right now I'm in the process of re-reading the Lost World by Michael Crichton. I might be able to appreciate it more now than I did when I first read it about 10 years ago.
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
22 Oct 06
I'm reading "The Devil Wears Prada" right now. It's great!
@manodogs (415)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Raymond Chandler. Also HP Lovecraft, Stephen King, Clive Barker, Steinbeck, and Fitzgerald. It's sometimes hard for me to say because a lot of books/novels I've really enjoyed were written by authors who never did another one (though they may have done shorts or other writing), and I've enjoyed books by some authors but never read any of their other works, so I can't say they're a favorite.
• United States
22 Oct 06
I haven't read anything by any of them except for a couple of Steinbeck stories for school. I've never been that into 'literary' fiction for some reason - probably from the over exposure and overanalysis of those books in middle and high school.
• Canada
3 Aug 07
My fiance, and a fellow member of MyLot, has three fantastic novels published (a series) with a fourth one on the way. I am not much into science fiction, but the stuff he writes is absolutely wonderful!!! You can find more information by visiting his MyLot page. http://www.mylot.com/Vladilyich
@ZanyNenk (477)
• Israel
31 Oct 06
my favorite author is Salinder.
• United States
30 Oct 06
Mine is Catherine Coulter. Her FBI series is full of drama, suspense and just totally keeps you wanting to read more. When I start a new book of her I just can't put it down. I highly suggest to anyone to give her books a try.
• United States
30 Oct 06
*gaiman
• United States
22 Oct 06
ayn rand is my favorite author