Who is your favorite author?

United States
April 2, 2007 8:40pm CST
OR, if you're like me and you go on a book-by-book basis, what's your favorite book? And, why? I have a few, but one of my favorites is "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'Engle. I don't want to give too much away for those of you who may not have read it, so I'll try to just give a very basic why. I love science fiction, and genre fiction in general really. This particular book is science fiction, with a twist of fantasy thrown in. I love the description of the flying centaur looking creatures. I love her descriptions of the various planets that the children have to visit for various reasons. I like the story line, and I can really get into the characters. I can be a rather impatient person, and I don't generally read anything more than once. "A Wrinkle in Time" though, I was able to read it three times and I never felt bored with it. Or, like "I've already read this, let's move on." I've found her to be an all over great author. I'm not sure I could say she's my favorite though. The favorite author part of this question is much more difficult for me. What about you?
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7 responses
• United States
3 Apr 07
I have too many favorite authors to name. I am glad that you mentioned "A Wrinkle in Time" because I just brought that book home and was hoping that it was a good one. Some authors that I really like are Maeve Binchy, Belva Plain, Gregory Maguire, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare, but this barely begins the list of talent out there. I am definitely a bibliophile !
• United States
3 Apr 07
Wow you have an impressive list of writers whose works you like to read! Those are all a little too complicated for me lol!
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I definately recommend A Wrinkle in Time, if you enjoy science fiction and/or fantasy at all. It's a fantastic read. She also wrote a couple sequels to the book, with further adventures with the same characters. I, unfortunately, haven't gotten around to reading those yet. Although, I hear that they are quite good as well. Those are some excellent authors that you mentioned. Shakespeare is one of my many favorites as well. +
@ehdzzie (331)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
R.L. Stine, Sidney Sheldon...
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• United States
3 Apr 07
R.L. Stine was one of my favorites too. I haven't read anything of his recently though. +
• United States
3 Apr 07
My favorite author by far is Stephen King. The majority of my favorite books are authored by Stephen King (his Dark Tower series, The Stand, IT, and The Green Mile)
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• United States
3 Apr 07
Stephen King has definately written some truly interesting books! Thank you for your response. +
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I started a simular thread. I kind of more have a list of fav writers/books. Right now I'm listening to Steven Gould's Reflex & wanting to find the first book, Jumper. Never been that big a Gould fan, but this is good. Kind of like S.M. Stirling, love his Island in the Sea of Time trilogy, don't much care for his other stuff.
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I haven't read the Island in the Sea of Time trilogy, but (by the title alone) that does sound interesting. Thank you for your response. +
@dopey22girl (3324)
• United States
3 Apr 07
My favorite author or my favorite book? Hmm my favorite author is probably either Sophie Kinsella or Jane Green. They both write chick lit books, and I love chick lit! My favorite book is hard to say. I really liked The Undomestic Goddess, which was written by Sophie Kinsella. I also like her Shopaholic series, and Jane Green's book, The Other Woman, was also very good. It is very hard for me to decide on a favorite book because I read so much!
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• United States
3 Apr 07
I haven't read too much chick lit. I would like to start though, so I'm really glad that you mentioned a few of your favorites in this area of literature. Do you have any in particular that you would highly recommend? +
@Arkadus (899)
• Canada
3 Apr 07
Favourite author huh? That's a really hard question. Favourite book isn't much easier. I like far too many of each. I'm going to say The Soulforge by Margarette Weiss. An installation of the Dragonlance series of books. About Raistlan Majere before he was insane. Only listed as my favourite because I recall hunting for it and finally coming across a copy two or three years later.
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@Kainaz (83)
• India
3 Apr 07
Oh i have so many favs. Danielle steel 4 romance, john grisham n david baldacchi n erle stanley gardner 4 legal background, nora roberts n barbara taylor bradford 4 sagas, n ofcourse sidney sheldon. I coud go on but the list is too too long.
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