November 29, 2006 1:41pm CST
Who are your favorite writers? Why? Mine's a tie between Stephen King, Terry Pratchett and H P Lovecraft. Stephen King is an amazing storyteller, Terry Pratchett is one the greatest satirists to have ever picked up a pen, and Lovecraft is the master of horror.
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11 Jan 07
Terry Pratchett is my absolute favourite and I re-read again and again, finding more different layers to the humour - I'm not always that quick to pick some of the more subtle ones up. I like Tom Holt, Anne Rice, Raymond E fiest, AA Milne will read any myths, legends etc I can find. I use d to read a lot of James Herbert and Stephen King a few years ago, I like a good horror story.
7 Jan 07
That's a really difficult question for me. Almost as hard as chosing a favourite song! Here goes anyways... Neil Gaiman is a huge favourite. For his comics as well as his fictional novels. Tom Robbins never ceases to amuse me, I haven't read a book of his yet that I haven't liked. Laurie R King is fairly light, but it's nice to read 'light' every now and again for a bit of escapism. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alice Munro, Armistead Maupin, Julia Cameron, Patrick Gale are a few other authors I enjoy.
• United States
6 Jan 07
Well I have several favorite writers. Piers Anthony for one. I've loved all the books I've read by him. Stephen King, V.C. Andrews, Christopher Pike, Elizabeth Moon, Anne McCaffry, Kathleen Woodwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts just to name some. I read a lot of books and a variety of styles. I do prefer fiction though and not real life stories although I have made a few exceptions to that. I like romance, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, mystery hehehe just about all types. Reading has been a big part of my life for a long time and I think it always will be.
• United States
30 Nov 06
Anne Rice is one of my favorites, actually. I loved her Vampire Chronicles - thought I admit I wandered away after Merrik. For some reason, I just can't get into Neil Gaiman. I loved Sandman, but I read Neverwhere, American Gods and a bunch of his short stories, and I just couldn't get into his writing. Which makes me sad, because I'm a very big fan of his. I love his interviews and non fiction articles.
19 Dec 06
You stopped after Merrick? Well I think that Merrick was not very good. Blood and Gold was really, really good. I got lost in that one but I have a crush on Maurius though. Blackwood farm was pretty good as well but not as good as Blood and Gold. It has the Mayfair witches mixing with the vamires again. Blood Canticle was alright but it lacked a lot in the end. At least read Blood and Gold it holds the spirit of the first books.
7 Dec 06
in abroad i think stephen king.. such a good writer when it comes to horror.. and locally i think bob ong.. i love the way he writes with such light on the character and it makes you hear your lauhgs again.. another thing i like with bob ong, is that he is not attached to the rules and principles of writing. new kind of approached
7 Dec 06
ahh i was just waiting for such a topic to pop up :) my absolute favorite is tanith lee (anne rice lovers might appreciate some of her work). she is SO prolific, and a lot of her books written in the 70's hold water even today. a lot of futuristic stuff and theologic themes, all with a fascinating imaginative way of telling stories. i also like ito junji (who's in fact a manga artist). his stories are incredibly detailed and horrific. others i enjoy, edogawa rampo (the japanese answer to edgar allan poe), douglas coupland, peter straub, banana yoshimoto and stephen king, though i haven't read many of his books. i really wanted to read the stand but just couldn't make a dent after getting through about 300 pages :) but the shining is one of my all-time favorite books.
11 Jan 07
my favourite writer is PAULO COELHO he is a good writer and he his works consist mostly of philosopy and he is the one who has given so many new thoughts and new ways of thinking while reading is always benefitial if u go on reading autobiographies so selecting a particualr writer is always a tough choice if u ask someone who is well read
3 Jan 07
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2 Jan 07
Kelley Armstrong, Janet Evanovich, Angela Carter, Roald Dahl, Allan Alhberg, JK Rowling, Terry Pratchett.... And possibly some others. I tend to go for books rather than authors, but a few of those are series writers. I'm really picky about books too, and, If I'm honest, Allan Ahlberg is the writer I find the least faults with. He writes kids books and poetry. He's been my hero along side Roald Dahl since I was little. HP Lovevraft. I recognise that name, But I'm sure I've never read his stuff...