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Who's your favorite author?

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 02:19 AM
Looks like unsleepy Prin has another "question of the night"... :D

Who is your favorite author?

Like if you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring all the books written by one author, who would the author be? (And don't ask me why you can bring so many books and no clean underwear. I don't know why. I didn't make the rules. :D )

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 02:30 AM
Oh, like I hinted in the insomnia thread, mine would be Roald Dahl. No matter how old I get, I can still read the books like I'm little. :) The best one is the BFG, but according to the rules (which I did not make up ;) ), I get to bring them all. :D

Karin
August 7th, 2005, 06:03 AM
Carl Hiaasen, check out www.carlhiaasen.com. I just started reading Skinny Dip.

My all time favorite so far has been Sick Puppy, but all of his books are great!

BMDLuver
August 7th, 2005, 08:26 AM
I haven't much time for reading any longer with the kids but I was quite hooked on Anne Rice for a very long time.

chico2
August 7th, 2005, 08:54 AM
Well,I am a mystery-freak,I have many favourites but here are three..
Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman,Joy Fielding and I've read ALL their books!
Nonfiction,I like to read about wolves and other creatures..

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 09:36 AM
OOOO I like this one... sooo tough though... I LOVE Carl Hiaasen... so witty. And Roald Dahl and soo many others :p But my favorite author of all time? Chris Van Allsburg. Hands down, no contest! :D

Rick C
August 7th, 2005, 10:08 AM
If I were stranded on a desert island, in order, I would want the collected works of:

1) Isaac Asimov - imagination
2) Agatha Christie - mystery and intrigue
3) Lawrence Sanders - bodice rippers

Rick C
www.goldentales.ca

AliSam
August 7th, 2005, 01:25 PM
I enjoy John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks and I do read Danielle Steel's mush as well.

melanie
August 7th, 2005, 05:35 PM
ony 1, but i have so many.... oh...

ok if only 1 then all of my stephen king collection, if i can have more because when i got stranded on the islandi had a big bag than the others, then i owuld have Miles Franklin, John Saul and Anne Rice to start with...oh and any of the NEd Kelly authors too..

anything patriotic or scary generally does me :D

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 06:16 PM
LOL Mel- I'm picturing you late at night, reading Stephen King by the light of the moon on the beach of your desert island and even the slightest noise making you jump out of your skin. :evil:

CyberKitten
August 7th, 2005, 09:41 PM
I'd put a whole plethora of authors on a PDA (and bring as generator). Ok, if that's not allowed, I like the Kellermans too, Stephen White of late, Mary Daheim, Andrew Greeley, Shirley Rousseau Murphy (who can pass up cats who solve mysteries - like Koko and YumYum too of course), JA Jance - the Joanna Brady series, Kathy Recihs and Patricia Cornwell. For starters... lol

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 09:59 PM
Nope, CK. That won't do. You have to CHOOSE. Tee hee hee. :evil: (Hey! Like I said, I don't make the rules. :D )

Writing4Fun
August 7th, 2005, 10:18 PM
Hmmm...I'd have to say Tolkien. Yeah, I know, not nearly as enlightened as the rest of you. But, hey, it works for me. And, if I'm going to be stranded somewhere, I'll be losing my mind anyway - might as well lose it in a good fantasy/fairytale. :D That way, when the rescue boat finds me, I can greet them in style. Ye knaves! Encroaching upon elvish land! Begone, else I shall call upon the ancient magic of the Elders and bring doom upon thy heads! :crazy:

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 10:19 PM
Enlightened? Roald Dahl is worse than Tolkien for enlightenment, I think. :o

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 10:23 PM
I chose a childrens' book author for goodness sakes! Certainly no enlightenment there :p

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 10:26 PM
LOL (Other than Roald Dahl, I don't know who the rest of yours are...)

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 10:29 PM
:eek: http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/flash.html

twinmommy
August 7th, 2005, 10:30 PM
Cinderella, Winnie the poo, and Caillou.



OH!! You mean big people books!!! Well, when I had the time to read I liked Nelson Demille, Tami Hoag, James Patterson, Stephen King( although, not a fan of the recent stuff...) and the occasional Maeve Binchy when I was in the mood for somethig light.

raingirl
August 7th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Hard Question. Used to be Stephen King...but I think he's loosing it a little.

I like Neil Gaimen..

http://www.neilgaiman.com/index.asp

He writes really interesting fantasy sci-fi stuff. He also has a couple kids books (Coraline, THe day I swapped my dad for 2 goldfish, the wolves in the wall).

My BF introduced me to him when we first started going out. He lent me a book called "Star Dust". It's an illustrated Novel about a fallen star. Very cute.

Other books of his I HIGHYLY recommend are Neverwhere (about a secret underground world in London), American Gods (about how when people worship an idol, they become real, and about the son of a god..Odin actually, hence our dogs name, and how he gets involved in a war of the gods), and Good Omens (Hilarious, about the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, and how the child of the devil, the one who will bring down civilization, is switched at birth).

Neverwhere was made into a movie..not that great though.

There is a movie coming out which is a joint effort between Neil Gaimen (writer), Dave McKean (drawings) and Jim Henson Studios, called MirrorMask (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/mirrormask/). Here is a link to the preview.

http://www.sonypictures.com/previews/player/movies/mirrormask/clip-p7119865.html
(click on trailor in upper left side)

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 10:47 PM
:eek: http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/flash.html
That's NUTS!! Fritz... :D Ohhh he wrote the polar express!

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 10:54 PM
I LOVE Fritz!!! he's in all the books!! They really are exquisite books though, both the stories and the illustrations are breathtaking!!!

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 10:55 PM
yeah and Jumanji!
See people know him.. they just don't realize it.

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 10:56 PM
Did you ever read the Minpins? (Roald Dahl) The drawings in that one are pretty nuts too.

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 10:59 PM
I did! I can't think of a Roald Dahl book I haven't read actually...I'm still a fan of his short stories.

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 11:03 PM
There are still some adult Dahl books I haven't read. I read Flying Solo, but that's about it.

db7
August 7th, 2005, 11:12 PM
http://www.jasperfforde.com/

Puppyluv
August 7th, 2005, 11:13 PM
Ok having just looked at an enitre bibliography... there are A LOT of RD books I haven't read
Have you ever seen the RD cookbook? It's sooooo cool :D

Prin
August 7th, 2005, 11:26 PM
DId you go to roalddahl.com (http://www.roalddahl.com/thesite.asp?Reset=0)? It's so weird- I'm having a hard time navigating it...

Jazz&Cricket
August 7th, 2005, 11:45 PM
Let's see....first it would be David Eddings.....then it would be Jack Whyte....then Patricia Kenneally Morrison....then Morgan Llewellyn....then Stephen Lawhead...... sorry....was I only allowed one??? ;)

Barbie6171
August 8th, 2005, 12:06 AM
I would have to take Danielle Steele because I love those mushy romance novels.... :p

CyberKitten
August 8th, 2005, 12:09 AM
Well if we are bringing childrens' books, can I bring my Nancy Drew series? I have each and every one - call me a major pack rat.

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 12:15 AM
LOL I have never read Nancy Drew. But then again, I didn't read much when I was little. If Roald Dahl didn't write so well, such that even kids with no attention span like me can read them, I probably wouldn't know how to write... :D

Writing4Fun
August 8th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Sorry, never read Ronald Dahl or Nancy Drew or Robert Munsch (I had a deprived childhood). :o Never heard of most of those other authors you all have mentioned (that's why I said "enlightened"). Danielle Steele? I wouldn't exactly call her "mushy". I can't believe the pain and suffering she puts her heroines through! :eek: Sometimes I think she seriously hates them! I liked her books, don't get me wrong. They're just some of the gloomiest things I've ever read, until the very last couple of pages. The only "children's books" I'd be able to survive with on a desert island would be the Harry Potter series.

Kariia
August 8th, 2005, 10:44 AM
Tolkien. I'd bring all my Tolkien books (read:everything he's ever written and some biographies) and my Elvish dictionary.

And I would bring a few Roald Dahl books too. xD

jjgeonerd
August 8th, 2005, 11:24 AM
Kurt Vonnegut. Cat's Cradle is one of the all-time great books IMO. Slaughterhouse Five also a great book.

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 01:51 PM
If I could only choose one - it would have to be Dean Koontz. I think I have every book he's ever written. I also own all of Stephen Kings books, lots of John Saul, Anne Rice, and Brian Lumley for all the scarey stuff. On the lighter side I love Anne McCaffrey (books about a world that humans have inhabited - and engineered talking dolphins and dragons that fight 'thread' - a parasite that comes from the sky) - and Jean Auel (Pre-historic novels - Clan of the Cave Bear).

My hubby hates when I read - I tune everything else out and he can be hollering at me for ten minutes before I finally go - huh, did you say something? :p Obviously he's not a reader, unless it's Penthouse! :cool:

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 02:03 PM
Sorry, never read Ronald Dahl or Nancy Drew or Robert Munsch (I had a deprived childhood). :o Can you read just one Roald Dahl book? You can't live life without knowing what it's all about. Ok, that's a bit dramatic, but these books are so imaginary and easy to read from start to finish in one sitting. If you do read one, read the BFG. Have you seen the Charlie and the Chocolate factory movie? (there's the one from the 70's that isn't so great, but then there is the new one with Johnny Depp that they tried to make more "true" to the book.) The books are so fun and so weird.. :)

Luvmypit
August 8th, 2005, 02:15 PM
Dean Koontz, JOhn Irving (a widow for one year),

I have book a read called "shes come undone"... i cant think of the author but I enjoyed two of her books... I loved Shes come undone!

I remember books more then authors... Lovely bones is another one. Awesome book.

Right now i am starting another dean koontz read as they are quick and fun to read novels.
After that my mom gave me this hard cover called Cane River about slavery which I can't wait to read.

Some books I start and never finish. I know its agood book when I cant put it down. It will take me 3 days to finish...

Writing4Fun
August 8th, 2005, 02:21 PM
On the lighter side I love Anne McCaffrey (books about a world that humans have inhabited - and engineered talking dolphins and dragons that fight 'thread' - a parasite that comes from the sky) - and Jean Auel (Pre-historic novels - Clan of the Cave Bear).

My hubby hates when I read - I tune everything else out and he can be hollering at me for ten minutes before I finally go - huh, did you say something? :p Obviously he's not a reader, unless it's Penthouse! :cool:
I used to loooove McCaffrey. Some of the later books in the Dragonriders' series started to get a little dull, like after the Harper died and the Weirleaders started getting old and the kids grew up. Have you read The Rowan? Again, first book was great - the rest, not so much. I read Clan of the Cave Bear and that series ages and ages ago. Again, the first one was great, the rest were blah.

Yeah, I'm the same way when I'm reading. :p Hubby can't stand it either. For him, it's not worth reading unless it's a comparo in a bike mag, or an instruction manual. :rolleyes:

Prin: Guess I'll have to give Dahl a shot at least once in my life (although I've made it this far without anyone in my family knowing who he is :p ). Nope, never saw the Charlie movie, either one. Which one is BFG? Maybe that'll be the one that finally turns my 6yr old on to reading (he's his father's son, through and through). :fingerscr

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 02:29 PM
It's the Big Friendly Giant. It's about how within a group of man-eating giants, there was one who didn't believe that eating people was right, so he suffered without eating them and ate putrid Snozzcumbers instead. He catches dreams with a butterfly net and blows them into little kids' rooms at night. He distroys all the nightmares he catches. :) I think your son should give these books a try. They're great. They're almost novel size, around 200 pages each, but they're really written to grab your attention. :) Like I said, I barely read anything growing up but I read nearly all his books. If he wants to go to Charlie and the Chocolate factory, you can make him read the book first before he is allowed to go. :)

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 03:00 PM
I'm a little partial to James and Matilda... probably because they were my first to read.
Sigh.... I think I'm going to go to the Children's library now.....

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 03:02 PM
Matilda is great too (one of my favs). And the Witches. They made a Witches movie a while back. :) Is there a James and the Giant Peach movie? I can't remember.

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 03:06 PM
The Witches movie was Scary!! or at least when I saw it years ago. There is a James movie.. failry well done too, it's animated (claymation i think)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116683/

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 03:28 PM
A really good kids book is "The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker. I wouldn't recommend it for really young children - but for early teens it would be great. It's a story about a house that takes children who are unhappy with their lives. In the house, everyday is a whole year with Christmas, Birthday's, Easter, Halloween - all the holidays. What the kids don't know is that for every year they spend in the house - a whole year passes in the world outside. The house is actually a holding tank for the devil so that he can collect the souls. Really well written - is supposed to make kids realize that the grass is not always greener. Clive Barker is a very talented writer if you like fantasy novels (some of his books are, The Great and Secret Show; Weaveworld; Galilee).

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 03:59 PM
A really good kids book is "The Thief of Always" by Clive Barker. I wouldn't recommend it for really young children - but for early teens it would be great. It's a story about a house that takes children who are unhappy with their lives. In the house, everyday is a whole year with Christmas, Birthday's, Easter, Halloween - all the holidays.


I started out reading that post thinking "wow, what a nice sounding story" and then WHAM

What the kids don't know is that for every year they spend in the house - a whole year passes in the world outside. The house is actually a holding tank for the devil so that he can collect the souls.


Was I blindsided by that one!!! Still sounds really good, just totally different than I thought.

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 04:01 PM
LOL Nightmare material. It starts out like the Polar Express... :D

CyberKitten
August 8th, 2005, 04:41 PM
I hate horror movies and books tho I liked them as a kid. The Exorcist kind of did me in tho so that was it. I've read a couple Stephen King but I am not keen about his or Dean Kootz (sp?) work. They seem like great ppl tho. I am not a fan of Danielle Steel either - too mushy and a step above the Harlequin romance I guess. Then again, I also like what some would call trash novels like Robin Cook and Michael -- ahh, can't think of the last name- Palmer, and the guy who wrote The Procedure. Novels set in a medical environment - like I'd need that!!

Some might say that Greeley is on par with Steele tho and I like him, mostly bec his characters are Irish in heritage and I can relate to alot of what he writes about.

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 04:55 PM
The only thing I have on my bookshelves that isn't considered in the horror genre or at least macabre is my collection of prehistoric novels and the Pern novels by McCaffrey. Everything else is scarey, gorey, bloody - you know, the best things! :D Romance novels make me wanna puke - the closest I get to them is that some of Anne Rice's vampire novels can get pretty steamy!

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 04:57 PM
Hey, if anybody read Interview with the Vampire before watching the movie, did you cry when Claudia dies? I did, because there is that whole relationship that is developed in the book, and the movie doesn't show it as well...

kandy
August 8th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Hey, if anybody read Interview with the Vampire before watching the movie, did you cry when Claudia dies? I did, because there is that whole relationship that is developed in the book, and the movie doesn't show it as well...

Yeah, I cried. To me, the movie is never better than the book. Sometimes you'll get lucky and the movie will at least follow the book for the most part.

Roxy's_MA
August 8th, 2005, 06:29 PM
I have a whole bunch of Anne Rice collecting dust on the bookshelf, maybe I should read them.

Speaking of childerns author, I alway loved the peotry be Shel Silverstein - A light in the Attic.

Currently I am reading the new Harry Potter, because i am into it at the moment I am going choose JK Rowling as my favorite author.

Another book I been reading here and there is Chicken soup for the pet lovers soul. There are some very heartwarming stories (also tear-jerkers) in this book. I am sure everyone on this site would appreciate them.

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 07:47 PM
GAAHH.!!! I got the new Harry Potter delivered to me the day it came out.. but I won't let myself read it until Aug 21 (the day after my mcat) it's killing me!! it's just sitting on my desk taunting me!!!

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 09:34 PM
Speaking of childerns author, I alway loved the peotry be Shel Silverstein - A light in the Attic. I love him too! In my elementary school, we did a spring play (Christmas was too busy), and one year we all did skits based on his poems. It was so fun! :) I think about the one, "It's Hot!" on days like today. I'm sitting here in my bones and it's STILL hot!

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 09:44 PM
I think Shel was my first introduction to poetry!! what was the poem we did in grade 2???? It was from "Where the sidewalk ends".... Oh i don't remember what it was called, it was about a boy who thought he was SOOO smart for starting with a dollar bill and ending with 4 pennies.
OOOHH and "Sarah Sylvia Cynthia Stout, Wouldn't take the garbage out"
SOOOO good!!! I'm so glad this thread shifted to childrens' books!!!

Prin
August 8th, 2005, 09:51 PM
Oh, I'll find it. Oh, crap- it isn't in A Light in the Attic... I can't find it. I remember it was 1 dollar for 2 quarters because two is better than one. Then 2 quarters for 3 nickels because three is better than two...
If you like Shel, you have to read Tim Burton's "The melancholy death of oysterboy". It's similar.

Puppyluv
August 8th, 2005, 09:55 PM
yes that's the one!! and he's talking about how his grandfather was speachless-because he was so proud :D
oo I'll have to check that out! (But not til the 21 :p )

kandy
August 9th, 2005, 01:03 PM
Have you read The Rowan? Again, first book was great - the rest, not so much. I read Clan of the Cave Bear and that series ages and ages ago. Again, the first one was great, the rest were blah.

I haven't even heard of The Rowan - is it by McCaffrey? I've found a few of her books to be kind of redundant - same story just from different person's viewpoint - but I love Dolphins & Dragons. I keep her books on the same shelf as my Windstone Dragon collection. :o

For Jean Auel - I think that The Valley of Horses is my favorite. She just takes too freakin long to write the next one! There was a gap of more than 6 years between the last two she wrote, and now its been 3 years since The Shelters of Stone came out and no word when the next one will be done. :(

normag
September 3rd, 2006, 12:34 PM
I like quite a few but my very favourite is Catherine Cookson, I have just about all of her books and I read them over and over, she has passed on now but there were still some releases after her death.

joeysmama
September 4th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Shel Silverstein and Maurice Sendak. LOVE THEM LOVE THEM LOVE THEM !!

glasslass
September 5th, 2006, 01:12 AM
This summer I've been hooked on Diana Gabaldon. I'm on the 4th in a series of 5 books. Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and now Drums of Autumn. Her books are thick and meaty, taking days to read, not just a couple hours. Cyberkitten, the main character is a physician and the setting is in Scotland. Right up your ally!

Hunter's_owner
September 6th, 2006, 10:41 AM
I like mysteries as well. If it could only be one author, I would have to go with Robin Cook. But I really enjoy Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, and a lot of others.

TMac
September 20th, 2006, 09:42 PM
If I had to choose only one I would have to pick James Herriot. His books are such a pleasure to read. When I visited England I actually took a tour of the Yorkshire Dales that featured all of the sites that were made famous through his stories, including James Alfred Wight's (the author's real name) actual veterinary practice - old fashioned apocathary and all!! It was fabulous!!

LynLyn
November 27th, 2006, 08:20 PM
Lucy Maud Montgomery for sure, I read my first Anne book when i was 9 and I am still reading it 14 years later.

x.l.r.8
February 2nd, 2007, 09:32 PM
I always have at least 2 books on me. My all time fav's well i like Evanovich and Grafton for light reading, Colin Bateman, Christopher Brookmyre is great, Hiaasen I have read everything he has done, along with Elmore leanord, Pellecanos is also a good read, but I have all his, just finished reading a nice 4 set from Stephen Woodworth, well worth the time. Oh and Lee Child I can't put down, read all of Critons stuff aswell. There are so many out there, Mike Gayle, Barrowcliffe. Oh man I could go on, but I never seem to remember all the names. I would pick up anything by the above authors without hesitation. I pick up boxes of books at farm and estate sales so I never get to read the newest titles but untill 10 years ago I NEVER read a single book, in school or out. So now I'm hooked, couldn't get into King, or Cornwell but that was a while ago so I may have another go, james Herbert never did it for me.
OH Douglas Preston and Lincon Childs is superb, I would never have brought the book looking at the cover but I got one on audiotape and I was hooked.

breeze
February 2nd, 2007, 09:36 PM
I think i would have to say barbara erskine, diana gabaldon there are other but these are my favorite

papillonmama
February 2nd, 2007, 09:55 PM
The Riddle of the Wren by Charles de Lint , he's an interesting author, this was my favorite that he wrote, the rest of his collection is interesting, but not as cool. This book is not in circulation anymore and someone stole it from the special collections library. :yell:

Stephen King, of course, I've read almost all of his books. My favorite, It, It scared the heck out of me, I swear I was freaked out about the sinks and bathtubs. Scary book, but I've never liked clowns much.:clown:

Kathleen O'neal Gear and W. Michael Gear, (They wrote books sort of like Jean Auel), I only really poured over one of their books, People of the Masks. I find the rest are too archealogically based and there just isn't enough mysticism. This one I highly reccommend, it's the best of theirs that I've read.

Terry McMillan, I just like the modern way that she writes.

Right now I'm working on the Lemony Snickett books, I enjoy them, I like a good mystery, they're a bit wordy, but I just skip all the parts he tells you to put the book down.:D

Lukka'sma
February 8th, 2007, 06:56 PM
Can I bring the works of the Bronte sisters? If I have to pick one sister it would be Charlotte Bronte. I could read Jane Eyre over and over.

Maxine
March 27th, 2007, 02:33 PM
my favorite author is Chrystine Brouillet. I also love Marie Laberge. Both have a very good vocabulary used and their characters are more real than reality. I don't know if what i'm saying makes any sense.... BTW they are french-canadian authors.

brandynva
March 27th, 2007, 04:20 PM
Mine would be Tad Williams. Especially Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series. Or Terry Brooks Shanarra Series. :thumbs up

trippincherri
April 4th, 2007, 01:30 PM
I have book a read called "shes come undone"... i cant think of the author but I enjoyed two of her books... I loved Shes come undone!

I remember books more then authors... Lovely bones is another one. Awesome book.

Wally Lamb wrote She's Come Undone, and Alice Sebold wrote The Lovely Bones. I have them both :D

I have almost all the Joy Fielding books as well as Maeve Binchy. I tend to read books very quick and Maeve Binchy books are thick and last me awhile longer.
When I was little I loved Nancy Drew and just recently found an author who writes similar. Her name is Kate White and her books are " grown up" versions of Nancy Drew books.
In fact one review she got was " Nancy Drew meets Cosmopolitan."
So if your looking for a good "chick book" this would be a great series to get into lol.

Skryker
April 4th, 2007, 03:47 PM
I just checked, and my store has 2 books by Kate White. I'll have to give them a read soon.


I think I'd probably take all the Stephen King books if I had only one author to pick. Not only do I enjoy them, but that's some serious page volume there! :laughing:

SARAH
April 4th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Tom Venuto's book is a total #1

brasmsn
May 3rd, 2007, 01:01 PM
my favorite author is Stephen King :crazy: i love scary stories

joeysmama
May 13th, 2007, 02:07 PM
I'm following the rules here. Stranded right? This isnt' just asking who is your favorite but asking if you were STRANDED and could bring them all. I'll say Rex Stout because he was just so prolific. So I'll bring all his Nero Wolfe mysteries. That will keep me busy until I learn how to make fire and fish with my bare hands and do my own dental work with skates that wash up on the beach.;)

chico2
May 13th, 2007, 04:23 PM
I love mystery-books,Jonathan Kellerman,Faye Kellerman and John Sandford are my absolute favorites.
John Grisham is ok too..

Dekka
May 14th, 2007, 01:56 PM
If I was on a desert island, it would be Steven Erickson hands down. I could live in the worlds he creates (makes tolkien look shallow) If I could pick another one it would be Greg Bear or Robert Sawyer

Guinness' mom
July 28th, 2008, 04:38 PM
JD ROBB...and Nora Roberts...(both the same person)
But I have to find something new as I am at the point I have to wait for her new books...read them all:frustrated:
Anybody read the TWILIGHT books?

mollywog
July 28th, 2008, 04:46 PM
This is wayy too difficult of a decision. I am a huge bookworm! :flirt: I love John Irving's books too! Lately I have been getting in to Phillipa Gregory books (The Other Boleyn Girl, the Boleyn Inheritance) but I also tend to read a lot of Jodi Picoult.

kara1
July 28th, 2008, 05:54 PM
v.c. andrews are the best

SolaMio
July 28th, 2008, 05:58 PM
This is wayy too difficult of a decision. I am a huge bookworm! :flirt: I love John Irving's books too! Lately I have been getting in to Phillipa Gregory books (The Other Boleyn Girl, the Boleyn Inheritance) but I also tend to read a lot of Jodi Picoult.

I was surprised that no one had mentioned dear Jodi! :D
I just finished Nineteen minutes (in two days :laughing: - great vacay read!). I find once you read a few you get to know the structure pretty well, I think I've read 5 or 6. But once you start you really CANNOT put them down!!!

I also like Margaret Atwood (I know she's not everyone's cup of tea), Mark Haddon, Anne Marie MacDonald (if you haven't read Fall on Your Knees, do do do!), Chuck Palahniuk, Roald Dahl, and right now I'm in the middle of Janet Fitch's Paint it Black- she wrote White Oleander which was made into a really good movie with Michelle Pfeiffer (sp??) and Renee Zellwegger a few years ago. Ok don't get me started on books, those of you who have looked at my profile and know what I do for a living..... :laughing:

SyntheticSmile
July 28th, 2008, 06:38 PM
Bernard Cornwell is hands down my all time favorite. I highly recommend any of his books. David Gemmell is pretty awesome too.

Kahne9Lover
July 31st, 2008, 09:44 PM
Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child collaborated novels, Richard Preston(Douglas' brother) Dark Biology Series, Alex Kava, Nevada Barr.

I know what you mean SolaMio, I worked in a library for 7 years, and my mother retired from 20 years as head of our branch. The list of favorites could go on forever if I wanted to.:)

JennieV
November 5th, 2008, 08:07 PM
JD ROBB...and Nora Roberts...(both the same person)
But I have to find something new as I am at the point I have to wait for her new books...read them all:frustrated:
Anybody read the TWILIGHT books? I did! AMAZING!

I know, I know, I am late, as usual!

I would absolutely bring Sergei Lukyanenko. Anything and everything. He is not a known writer in this part of the world, but if any of you saw the russian movie Night Watch, he is the writer. The whole series of Night Watch, Day Watch, Twilight Watch and Last Watch is just amazing. And then there are endless stories and short novels by him, that are just amazing.
He writes in the Schi-fi genre, but I love his work. Look him up if it interests you!

aslan
November 5th, 2008, 08:15 PM
hands down Patricia Cornwell or Anne Rice...

Dracko
November 5th, 2008, 10:30 PM
hands down Patricia Cornwell or Anne Rice...

ABSOLUTELY! My two top favorites, too. :thumbs up

aslan
November 5th, 2008, 10:35 PM
ABSOLUTELY! My two top favorites, too. :thumbs up

have you read the mayfair witches series, sooo good, then got alittle silly. then back to good.

flipgirl4
November 24th, 2008, 02:47 AM
I don't know if I have a favourite author but here are ones I do like:

Patricia Cornwell
Morley Callaghan
Jonathan Kellerman
Ed McBain
Greg Iles (not all books)
Sara Paretsky
Agatha Christie
Dashiell Hammett
Raymond Chandler

Scuba
December 15th, 2008, 12:41 AM
Terry Pratchett

I am surprised no ones mentioned him yet, whilst I read a wide variety of genres and different authors, there is something that is very special about Terry Pratchett. I especially enjoy his philosophical views and various theological ideas. Not to mention the fact that his writing career has spanned decades and there are literally tonnes of books to keep me occupied or entertained.

That aside, if I really was stranded on an island. I would probably want to have books written by Ray Mears.

frekls
December 15th, 2008, 07:07 AM
Wow...what a group of readers! I love Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks (I even loved the movies)....VC Andrews....hmm...a theme? perhaps....i find (especially Nora Roberts) that i can be swept away and tune everything out when I read. Guess thats not a bad thing tho.

OMG The Witches....I haven't read that is soooo long! I do also enjoy JJ Jance...i've only read a couple of the books in the JoAnna Brady series....

Now...I do believe I need to make a trip to the used book store...suddenly in a reading mood!

Lukka'sma
December 15th, 2008, 09:57 AM
I don't have a favorite author. I do pick up books on others recommendations. I heard that The Time Traveler's Wife was quite good. I got it, read the first three chapters and never opened it again. I hated it.

Blackdog22
December 15th, 2008, 11:59 AM
I love reading, it's one of my favorite pastimes.
I would have to say my favorite author is Mr.King, though after reading a few of his books I cant help but feel a very apparent pattern(with the characters and the settings) though I cant tell you what it is. Perhaps it's just because he uses the last name "Freemantle" in allot of his books and doesnt explain why.

Im almost finished reading Duma Key, has anyone else read it?

Im not sure if I like it as much as his last works, it seems kind of....relaxed for him? Still a good book nonetheless.

The next book Im going to read is the Witching Hour by Anne Rice, she's a good writer but somewhat "hit and miss" for me. Im hoping the Witching Hour is as good as I have heard it is.

chico2
December 15th, 2008, 05:01 PM
flipgirl,you named almost all of my favorites adding only Faye Kellerman,Jonathans wife.
I do love a good mystery,unfortunately I often forget the authors,Jonathan Kellerman I will always remember,have read all his books and Faye Kellermans.

luckypenny
December 15th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Dr. Seuss :o

:D

wdawson
December 15th, 2008, 06:49 PM
hugh hefner :D

hazelrunpack
December 15th, 2008, 08:18 PM
hugh hefner :D
I'm gonna tell MrsD. :evil: Nyaha-nyah-nyah-na-nyah! :p

Chris21711
December 19th, 2008, 02:00 PM
but I also tend to read a lot of Jodi Picoult.

I never come in this part of the forum :shrug: I read a Jodi Picoult book not long ago "My Sister's Keeper", absolutey loved it.

If I was stranded, even though it would be real hard for me to choose, I think it would have to be James Michener.

Romeo's #1 Fan
May 5th, 2009, 11:59 PM
No doubt hands down, I am a Stephen King fan, have been since I first read Carrie. lol @ the comment above about the last name "Freemantle". Mr. King does thread his stories in many ways, the most famous Freemantle being Abigail from The Stand. I did read Duma Key over Christmas and loved it, but my favourites are the Dark Tower Series, Volumes I-VII, spanning over 22 years. That was A LONG WAIT :lovestruck::cloud9: I also read Mary Higgins Clark, Jeffrey Deaver, and Patricia Cornwell (my reading has taken a nose dive since Mr. Little Prince Romeo came along :)).

Magicwildwolf69
May 9th, 2009, 12:32 AM
i love nora roberts! and lots of fantasy

badabing
May 21st, 2009, 07:23 AM
I just love Janet Evanovich who writes the Stephanie Plumb series about a female bounty huner from New Jersey. You will laugh at loud on every page and there are about 15 books in the series. My second favorite is Sue Grafton whose main character is Kinsey Millhone who plays a private eye. These two ladies never fail to put a smile on my face.

TwinTails
June 13th, 2009, 09:13 PM
Oh man, I love reading! I read a book a day if I can ;) My faves are Sue Graffton, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, VC Andrews, Anne Rice, etc...anything that can keep my attention for longer than a few minutes has my thumbs up :thumbs up My personal library has grown immensley, with many still to read - that reminds me, my Mom gave me a few VC Andrews...*runs off to grab a book :highfive: *

chico2
June 14th, 2009, 08:22 AM
TwinTails,you read about the same as me,but add Jonathan Kellerman,Lisa Jackson,Patricia Cornwell to the list.:thumbs up

quincymycat
June 17th, 2009, 10:07 AM
TwinTails,you read about the same as me,but add Jonathan Kellerman,Lisa Jackson,Patricia Cornwell to the list.:thumbs up

All the authors in the last 2 posts plus add Greg Isles. He was just recommended to me and I am already on his 3rd book.

I used to truly love Patricia Cornwell, but her books have become a bit too predictable and not too often published anymore. I do like the idea when an author brings the same character to the books all the time and you get to see the progression of them. Jonathan Kellerman is good for that too, and now his wife is creating a "book family" as well.

Love to read!Love mystery!:thumbs up

Dogmatic
October 7th, 2009, 02:23 PM
I have become a big fan of Isaac Asimov, and I am an avid reader of Stephen Baxter and Arthur C. Clarke. I guess I am a Sci-Fi fan lol.

dollface
October 10th, 2009, 12:46 AM
Favourite author for me is Sylvia Browne :D

FrenchiePaul
August 21st, 2013, 09:26 AM
It's hard to choose just one. I love G.G.Marquez's imagination as much as the imagination of J.K.Rowling. The paranoid psychological style of P.K.Dick or great fantasy novels of J.R.R.Tolkien and G.R.R.Martin (I am currently reading his book A Storm of Swords).

Barkingdog
August 21st, 2013, 10:27 AM
I could only bring books by one author it would John Steinbeck . I read one of his books when I was teenager end up reading almost all of his books .

Goldfields
August 21st, 2013, 11:38 AM
My tastes in literature are many and varied, I just LOVE reading, but because I was involved in the horse racing world, can't go past Dick Francis and now his son.

Samanta
October 27th, 2013, 12:41 PM
I love Jane Austin and Stephen King

Goldfields
October 28th, 2013, 10:28 AM
Hi Samantha, those two would be chalk and cheese. :) I like Stephen King, he's a master at scaring the hell out of me. LOL.

aprilster
February 4th, 2014, 04:38 AM
I'm too easily scared for Stephen King :clown:, although I hear he's a great storyteller. Which is the same reason I love John Irving's work, for him writing really is a craft

Cariboo2
February 15th, 2014, 06:18 PM
Wow! Last thing I expected to see discussed on a pets forum! I'm a mystery fan. My current favorites are Michael Connelly and John Lescroart. I used to love the Cat Who books by Lillian Jackson Braun. Have enjoyed many of Sue Grafton's series but she's not one of my favorites.

I'm a mystery writer myself, and had to have a Siamese cat somewhere in my cast of characters, not to mention a Spitz named Peterbilt who was mistaken for a Pomeranian.

macster
June 18th, 2014, 04:08 AM
I'm too easily scared for Stephen King :clown:, although I hear he's a great storyteller. Which is the same reason I love John Irving's work, for him writing really is a craft

You should really get into his books, they're not all that scary ;) Mr King is also doing much better, financially, btw. ( http://www.statista.com/statistics/275232/earnings-of-the-wealthiest-authors-worldwide/ )

grols
July 28th, 2014, 08:16 AM
Jack London, especially the Martin Eden 1913