Who is your favorite author?

@_sketch_ (5709)
United States
July 13, 2008 1:29pm CST
My favorite author is Dean Koontz and I love every book he's written that I have read. My all time favorite book is Night Chills. Koontz is my favorite author because his stories are very unique and very twisted. I think that he is crazy! lol. Who is your favorite author, what is your favorite book by this person, and why?
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@humra7 (178)
• United States
13 Jul 08
My favorite author is Ted Williams, i like Memory, sadness and thorn trilogy best.
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@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
sweet! Thanks for the reply.
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• United States
14 Jul 08
ME LOL, no really nora roberts, who insipered me to write, i would actually like some people to read the first of my book to tell me if it sounds good
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
15 Jul 08
Hey cool. How far have u gotten with ur book?
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• United States
15 Jul 08
im on my second chapter, 20 computer pages. I dont know how much that would be in book size pages. its going good
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
16 Jul 08
That's great. I've written some short-stories and poems, but I dont think I could write a novel. Are you going to get it published, and if so, have u found a publisher?
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@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I like John Grisham's novels, I also watch the movies after reading the books. I also enjoy reading Sidney Sheldon's writings. For me, Paulo Coelho is one of the great writers as well, I really love The Alchemist and By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
The Alchemist is a great book. Thanks for the reply
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Yes, it is very interesting. I hope you get the chance to read it soon. Have a great day!
• Australia
10 Oct 08
My favourite (live) author, is Eoin Colfer, for his "Artemis Fowl" series and "the supernaturaliasts" or Anthony Horowitz, for his "Alex Rider" series and "Power of five". J.R.R Tolkien is my favourite (not so alive) author, for his splendid work on "the lord of the rings" and "the hobbit".
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
10 Oct 08
Yeah those are all great authors. Thanks for responding. :)
• United States
21 Jul 08
my favorite author is Alexander McCall Smith. he has written lot, he writes about 2 books a year i heard. My favorites are his " the no 1 ladies detective agency " series. the people in this series seem like old friends.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Wow. That's a lot of writing. Sounds like a very creative guy. It's strange I've never heard of him before. Thanks for responding.
@tina2696 (127)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I think my fave would have to be Jean M Auel.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Cool. Thanks for responding.
@GLOBALSHEEN (1005)
• India
17 Jul 08
My favorite author is Marie Corelli the one wrote only few books like Vendetta in 60's, and all were banned.All her works were great reading.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
19 Jul 08
They were all banned? That sounds pretty interesting. Would her books be available in libraries today or where would I find them?
@solrani (43)
• Indonesia
17 Jul 08
Nobel Prize in Literature, 2006, Ferit Orhan Pamuk, is my favorite author. His novels, "My Name is Red" and "The White Castle," are so amazing. They have a good description on characters. Orhan Pamuk is great. He really on open my eyes on how to write a novel. So far, most novel i read only use third-person point-of-view. Orhan Pamuk introduces me to first-person POV, in a delicate manner.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
19 Jul 08
That's cool. Thanks for responding.
• United States
17 Jul 08
My favorite author is Stephenie Meyer. She has the Twilight Series that some girls at the library told me I needed to read. I have been addicted ever since. There are 3 books so far in the series and the 4th is to come out in August. I have read each of the other 3 books at least 2-3 times a piece. They kept saying that these books were more for Teens and young adults. I found that if you are a reader, enjoy vampire stories, and love stories...you will love it.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
19 Jul 08
I've heard a lot about those books. Everyone at my school reads them and loves it.
@margaux08 (1094)
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
Sidney Sheldon; Dave Pelzer; Sophie Kinsella; Mitch Albom;
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Thanks for the response.
• United States
16 Jul 08
My favorite author is James Patterson. His books read very quickly and are so exciting. He cuts his stories up into short chapters so you're never stuck reading a long time if you need to take a break or something. My favorite book by him would have to be London Bridges. Excellent, excellent book.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
19 Jul 08
Yeah. I like short chapters too. I like reading, but I get tired after a while, so I always put the book down and come back later. A lot of people say that's a good book. Maybe I'll read it sometime.
@gelotan (107)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
I love Paolo Coelho and his book The Alchemist because it is very inspirational, and adventurous...
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
The Alchemist is a great book. Thanks for responding.
@starfox (22)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I think that my favorite author is chis palini (I dont know if i spelled it right but i think that i did)but ya he wrote eragon and eldest. He explains stuff good it make the book 10 times better.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I've never read those, but I agree it makes the book far more enjoyable when things are well explained.
@Hayley_N (526)
• Argentina
14 Jul 08
Hermann Hesse for 'Steppenwolf', 'Demian', 'Sidharta', 'Knulp' and all the other wonderful books, a really spectacular writer. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for 'The Sorrows of Young Werther', a book that charmed me when i was a little teen girl and that i simply don't want to read now as i know it wouldn't leave me the same impression now; and of course for 'Faust', the greatest book ever written, and for including the most amazing character among all the worlds literature of all times — Mefistofel. Fiodor Dostoevsky for 'The Idiot', 'The Kamarazov Brothers' and 'The Crime and Punishment', the greatest Russian literature monuments. Edgar Allan Poe and Anton Chekhov for the most amazing short stories ever. Freud for the 'Interpretations of Dreams' and any other wonderful work on psychoanalysis. Gabriel Garzia Marquez for 'One Hundred Years of Loneliness', hoping the other books will be as good as this one. Vincas Mykolaitis-Putinas for 'Altoriu Šešely', the book that could have been a worldwide known literature masterpiece if not the soviet literature censorship. Michail Bulgakov for 'The Master and Margarita', the hugest literature work i know [3 plots, around 500 characters], having the best portrait of devil and also the book, which helped me to put my point of view about religion in words. Deitel for JAVA How To Program because i wouldn't have survive in computer science without it. Samuel Beckett for 'Not I', the play that i dream to read in an expressive reading contest, someday.. Pablo Neruda for the most magnificent poems.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Wow that's quite an impressive list. I can tell you read a lot more than I do. I also love Poe. His stories and poems are amazing.
@kel1483 (986)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Dean Koontz is my favorite author also. I think my favorite of his books is 'Midnight'. I really love the suspense in his stories. I like when there are weird twists that happen. He has a way to make you care about his characters. Like in 'Midnight' you're really rooting for characters like Chrissie. You just want them to succeed and overcome all the bad that they have been through.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
14 Jul 08
Awesome. Midnight is a great book also. Koontz does make u care about the characters. I love that about his books also.
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@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
12 Oct 08
I used to love Dean Koontz. In fact, he and Patrica Cornwell were the only 2 authors I would read. But lately, it seems that Koontz has gotten away the the style of writing that drew me to him in the first place. I love the supernatural and he had a great ability to bring out my imagination and let it roam for a while.