Who do you think is the best author of all time?

Philippines
January 26, 2007 11:17am CST
I really enjoy reading books, thanks to all the author. I think they are really genius.
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10 responses
@mikaghi (388)
• United States
26 Jan 07
charles dickens is the best. no one can write like him.
@nantha (43)
• India
28 Jan 07
yes you r correct, my choice is also same, and one of the writer in tamil language nemed Jayaganthan is a great writer.
• United States
28 Jan 07
W. Somerset Maugham is, for me, the greatest author of all time. In fact, I read his classic The Razor's Edge at least once every year. Another author that could make this list after he has a larger body of work is Carlos Ruiz Zafon, who wrote The Shadow of the Wind.
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
I am so into sidney sheldon and danielle steel..i can finish those thick pocket books in two hrs ..All their books are nice to read.U can always feel that you are a part of the story.
• India
28 Jan 07
Some of good authors are- Akio Morita (Made in Japan) Ayn Rand (Fountainhead) Paulo Koehlo (Alchemist)
• India
28 Jan 07
I agree with you,all authors are geniuses,among modern authors,Neil Gaiman,Joseph Heller,Michael Crichton are unique in their own way.But Agatha Cristie,according to my opinion is the best author of all time, and had a great influence on me.I think all her crime thrillers are ingenious and even if she decided to commit a crime in her life, nobody could ever find out.
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
J.R.R. tolkein, Paulo Coelho, Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, H.G. Wells
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
28 Jan 07
i think this question cannot be answered in general. it depends of the view from the readers and which interests they have. i can only list some of my fav. authors here Dan Brown, Agatha Christie, Mary Higgins Clark, Cathy Reichs, Sydney Sheldon, Dean Koontz, Stephen King and others it depends in what mood i am, sometimes i read crimes, sometimes fiction then another style is Fantasy. you see its not easy to tell, which is the best author. What i know is, that the Bible is the moste readed and used book in the world
@amathor (91)
• Spain
28 Jan 07
JRR Tolkien, the BEST FOREVER and EVER.
• United States
26 Jan 07
This is a very hard question for me to answer. One author I really admire is Nora Roberts. She can write books quicker then most authors can and for the most part, they're still good. She also writes as J.D. Robb. I don't read all of her books but in opinion she is one of the greatest authors of all time. Authors I personally enjoy are Janet Evanovich and her Stephanie Plum Line, Charlaine Harris and her Sookie Stackhouse books, MaryJanice Davidson and her Queen Betsy books, Laurell K. Hamilton and her Anita Blake Books, etc!
• Portugal
26 Jan 07
That's a very difficult question. My favorite book could be written by an author and I could hate all other works by him. I can do point some of my favorite authors though: Stephen King Phillip Pullman C. S. Lewis J. R. R. Tolkien J. K. Rowling Luís de Camões George Orwell Fernando Pessoa (poems)