Authors

United States
August 3, 2008 1:03am CST
Who do you think is the best writer, whether they are currently writing or are someone who wrote in the past? OR........which writers do you like best? I like Danielle Steele, VC Andrews, John Grisham, Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown, and I love to read autobiographies. What about you?
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• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I like Sidney Sheldon - once you got hold of his book, you cannot put it down until you are finished reading them. Agatha Christie - good with her clever ideas and the way she plots her stories, so amazing!. I also like Rachel Reich, Dan Brown, Christopher Pipe, Jackie Collins, Patricia Cornwell and the list goes on. ;D
• United States
6 Aug 08
I have read Sheldon and Christie and Collins but it has been a long time. I am not familiar with the others. I think I have seen the name Cornwell, but I am not sure that I have read her before.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Thanks for the response! If you have free time, I recommend that you read those books and I am sure that you will really have a great time :)May I ask what is your favorite genre?
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• United States
10 Aug 08
It varies from time to time. I like romance books, but more involved than Harlequins. I like autobiographies. I like books like Grishams about the courts and court cases and sometimes even things about serial killers and abnormal people. Finding out about their lives. I will check out those others when I do my second hand book shopping.........thanks for the suggestions. If I stopped to read the books I have now I would be busy for 10 years ( :
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• Philippines
4 Aug 08
I like Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jude Deveraux, Judith McNaught, J.K. Rowling, and Nora Roberts. hehe as you can tell I'm a romance novel addict I'm currently trying to finish Remember When by Judith Mcnaught.
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• United States
6 Aug 08
I have read all of these, but I don't recognize the name McNaught. I have sorority sisters who exchange Roberts and I kinda got in it at one time and liked them but felt I had read them already! I haven't read the last of the Harry Potter books, but hope to one of these days. I couldn't wait to get through the rest of them!!
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• Philippines
6 Aug 08
Hi again... Well I got introduced into reading Judith McNaught's books through my Aunts so I got hooked. As for Harry Potter The minute the seventh book came out I rushed to get a reservation it was great won't give you spoilers though...
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• United States
7 Aug 08
Thanks. I had a teacher friend loan me some of the other Harry Potter books and she gave me 2 of them in the wrong order! I figured it out when I went to the library to get one or the other, or something. I couldn't believe she did that and I read them in the wrong order!! But they were still good. I will get around to it one of these days!!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
7 Aug 08
i have a bunch of favorites, some the same as yours. i like james patterson, nora roberts, fern michaels, patricia cornwell,judith michael & a bunch more. happy reading& greetings from tennessee.
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• United States
10 Aug 08
I haven't read much of James Patterson except the letters books.......I think there were 2 of them? I also like Fern Michaels and the others look familiar. thanks for responding.......where in Tennessee? I have a friend in Knoxville.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
10 Aug 08
i live in martin,tennessee, go vols!! it/s in the nw part of tennessee. we are about 10 miles from the kentucky border. my daughter-in-law is from maryville which is about 20 minutes from knoxville. have a good sunday.
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@stellarjade (1240)
• United States
30 Aug 08
If I had to pick one author, I would say V.C. Andrews. I love her books, and have read pretty much all of them. I also like Richard Laymon, Chuck Palahnuik, Anne Frasier, and Patricia Briggs. I like to read just about anything, but tend to go for the horror/sci-fi stuff.
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• United States
21 Oct 09
Thanks for your comments. I also do love VC Andrews. I think I've read most of her work. Haven't heard of the other authors you mentioned. Guess I am not that well read! lol
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
4 Aug 08
This is a very difficult question to answer especially that there are many great authors and genres out there. So I'm going to limit mine to my current addiction which is paranormal romance. At the moment, my favorites would include JR Ward, Christene Feehan, Kresley Cole, Jacquelyn Frank, Lara Adrian, Shiloh Walker, Alexis Morgan, Lora Leigh, and many more that I cannot recall at the moment. I enjoy reading very much, so that would explain the long list.
• United States
6 Aug 08
Paranormal romance? Hate to sound stupid, but what exactly is that? I have never heard of these authors, but that doesn't mean anything since I have read many books that I don't recall the authors. You are correct that there are many great authors out there..........even going back to those who are long gone that wrote the Classics. There is so much out there to choose from.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Aug 08
hi I love Step;hen King, Danielle Steele, VC Andrews, sue grafton, Janet Evanovich and my old time favorite Agatha Christie, and the cat series by braun. I also read a lot of other authors whose names I dont even recall now .
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• United States
6 Aug 08
How good are the Sue Grafton books? I have been telling myself to start the alphabet ones, but haven't since I read so much and just haven't done it. I know she's to the end of the alphabet somewhere!! My son is into Stephen King but I like his books, too but haven't read him for quite a while. Nothing recent. I don't know braun.
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@Djbrat (333)
• United States
3 Aug 08
I also like V.C. Andrews. I have been reading those books from the time I was a teenager and still love them. Even though she has past away, her family is carring on her work, which is still great. I also like John Grisham, Ted Dekkar, Frank Peratti, Dean Koontz, and many many more.
• United States
6 Aug 08
I think I have read all of Andrews except the most recent that I haven't had time for yet. I have read Koontz also, but years ago, and liked it then, but I am not sure I would like it now........in my old age!! lol
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@underkcat (134)
• Philippines
3 Aug 08
i like Paulo Coelho..
• United States
6 Aug 08
I am not familiar with this name. What does he write?
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
Will Shakespeare had not been adjudged greatest dramatist for nothing. His works are readable and quotable. Very close to people's hearts, too. So I will cast my vote for Will.
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• United States
9 Apr 10
Isn't it strange that I never thought of the masterpiece writers when asking this question. I would have to say that Shakespeare needs some recognition. Thanks for your response.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
9 Apr 10
The masterpieces are really great. Les Miserables literally made me cry. And I tip my cap on To Kill a Mockingbird. But I am absolutely bemused by Will's works, especially Midsummer Night's Dream, ha ha!
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@karen1969 (1788)
17 May 10
I love autobigraphies too as well as novels. My favourite authors are Jodi Picoult, Diana Gabaldon, Jane Austen, Martina Cole, Minette Walters, Tess Gerritsen and Terry Pratchett. I definitely seem to prefer female authors!
• United States
17 May 10
I have never heard of most of these! Finding some good authors if I ever run out of material to read.......not that that could EVER happen!! Thanks for the response.
@karen1969 (1788)
17 May 10
I have a HUGE pile of TBR (To Be Read) books in my bedroom and keep adding to it. I doubt I'll ever run out either!!