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Re: Who's Your Favorite Author?

Post by SpookyBoy » 10 Mar 2019, 23:01

My favorite author would have to be Angie Thomas. She sheds light on the issues in the world being a black person and have people judge you before they know you.

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Post by Salma M » 11 Mar 2019, 02:58

I love and appreciate a lot of authors but my top two all time favourite authors are Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

Stephen King satisfies my quench for horror and supernatural fiction and there is not one single book of his or a movie based on his novel that i have not found it to be a work of art.

Agatha Christie always manages to keep me on the edge of my seat whenever I am reading one of her suspense books.

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Post by Salma M » 11 Mar 2019, 02:59

I love and appreciate a lot of authors but my top two all time favourite authors are Stephen King and Agatha Christie.

Stephen King satisfies my quench for horror and supernatural fiction and there is not one single book of his or a movie based on his novel that i have not found it to be a work of art.

Agatha Christie always manages to keep me on the edge of my seat whenever I am reading one of her suspense books.

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Post by MandyP » 11 Mar 2019, 06:19

Stephen King- love his twisted imagination, but also Karin Slaughter. She is great at making me feel like i'm there in the story watching the action unfold!
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Post by Arabella15 » 11 Mar 2019, 17:31

Personally my favorite author would be Brandon Mull. Through his work he is able to create a thorough and detailed novel. His works are not only enjoyable for children,but they're also suitable for adults who just want to get absorbed into a world of fantasy. His novel Fablehaven has won multiple awards and is an expansive world with intricate details and twists the reader does not see coming. You are able to re-read his novels again and again and still find new details. Therefore Brandon Mull is my favorite author.

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Post by Galesphere » 12 Mar 2019, 09:36

I'm a lover of Victorian literature. I think my favorite novelist is Thomas Hardy. I love his pessimistic nature, his sad heroines, and his view of religion and God. I sense the struggle of his beliefs in his novels, especially as his settings, being rustic and old-fashioned, seemed choked by the rise of industrialism. He was also quite brave in his time to depict women with tragic pasts or "sins."

But I also can't help but mention John Milton. Paradise Lost is a masterpiece, and I'll never get bored of reading his essays. Many people compare him to Shakespeare, disparagingly, but I believe Milton is just as noteworthy as Shakespeare. The only thing Shakespeare does a little better is write more prettily.

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Post by Choine » 14 Mar 2019, 11:38

It might seem odd for a 24-year-old but I love Rick Riordan. He spends so much time on detail for his characters and plot lines that it's impossible for me not to fall in love with his books. I love how he always balances humor and action in each scene as well as always have a character for comic relief.

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Post by Han26+ » 16 Mar 2019, 10:18

My favourite authors are:

Neil Gaiman - not only as an author but also as an essayist and as a person. Also his sense of humour is just brilliant.

Philip Pullman - because His Dark Materials moved me to my bones and made me think about Big Things

Susan Cooper - I love her use of myth and Celtic / Welsh words and themes, and I think Will and Bran are my favourite characters

David Mitchell - his novels are like cross-crossing, overlapping novellas and his use of characterisation and detail is something I am very jealous of.

And there are many, many more: Ray Bradbury, Dylan Thomas, Jack Kerouac, James Joyce, Ursula K. LeGuin, Holly Black, Stephen King, Ronald Dahl, Karen McCombie, Terry Pratchett (he was a legend.)

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Post by IamShing » 18 Mar 2019, 06:32

There are an ample of creative authors but my pick would be Stephen King and James Patterson.
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Post by Fazzier » 18 Mar 2019, 06:45

Ngugi wa Thiong'o, a veteran Kenyan author.

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Post by Dream-catcher » 18 Mar 2019, 07:36

There are so many amazing authors out there, however I would have to say I adore the work of James Patterson not just the twisted stories he is able to tell but the way he manages to make you invested in the lives of his characters.
J.k Rowling never fails at puting a smile on my face even when I am reading Harry potter for the millionth time.
Plus I can't forget to mention the incredible George R.R. Martin and the world he has created in game of thrones. Such a thrilling twisted tale full of adventure, wonder and magical creatures that isn't aimed at children for once.

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Post by Maggie_brown_0013 » 18 Mar 2019, 14:58

Scott wrote:
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Who's your favorite author? Why?

My favorite author is Henry David Thereau. I love Civil Disobedience. My favorite quotes are as follows:
I heartily accept the motto, "That government is best which governs least"; and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe--"That government is best which governs not at all"; and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which the will have.
Under a government which imprisons unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison.
My favorite author is AnnaLisa Grant. Her YA Contemporary novels one of a kind, and her characters work their way into your heart unlike any other characters. I would highly reccommend any of her books.

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Post by jenjandreau » 19 Mar 2019, 08:13

Maybe it is because I am from Maine - but I am a huge Stephen King Fan - my new favorite - The Stand!

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Post by nooregano » 19 Mar 2019, 19:51

I don't know about favourite, but Marisa de los Santos is very underrated.
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Post by Renu G » 22 Mar 2019, 03:24

One of my favourite authors is Teilhard de Chardin. He has written The Phenomenon of Man and other books relating science and religion.

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