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There is a dispute in my mind between Haruki Murakami and Salman Rushdie. Both share an exceptional imagination, master the art of intertwining small stories into the main plots and handle magical realism to new horizons.

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My favorite author is John Wyndham

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I am super into Phillipa Gregory right now! I read The Other Boelyn Girl and haven't stopped reading her Tudor series since! I think I've made it through five in that series, and every time I finish one I think I should try to give her books a break, take a breather, but then I go to the library and grab the next one in her series! She writes historical fiction. I've never read historical fiction before her because I've never like history, but something about the way she writes her stories is captivating!

I am also a big fan of George R. R. Martin, Game of Thornes series. He creates this whole world that is so vivid and real. Some characters you love to hate, some you just hate, and others you start out hating and then come to love. He does a brilliant job creating these books.

Blake Crouch needs a shout out here too. He wrote Dark Matter, and it is amazingly awesome! Until the end, I hated the end, but the whole rest of the book was good enough to still make it one of my favorites!

I love James Dashner's The Maze Runner series too. He did a great job on those first three books.

I think I could spend the rest of the day talking about authors who have written amazing books!

Thanks for reading!
Maggie Mae

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John Green!

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Willow and I have a similar list. But the authors that make me buy the book without looking at the content and only glance at the title long enough for me to determine if I already own it, would be the following;
James Patterson
John Sandford
Michael Connelly
Tami Hough
Lee Childs
Tony Hillerman
Robert Parker
Patricia Cromwell
Kathy Reichs
PD James

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I could never choose one favourite author! That would be like choosing a favourite child (if I had children lol). But JRR Tolkien will always have a special place in my heart, considering I'm named after a character and The Hobbit was the first 'proper' book I remember having read to me.

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My favorite author is certainly Agatha Christie. I love the way she orquestrastes all the crimes. I always try to solve them, but i think that it’s pretty impossible. Obviously that my favorite character is Poirot, i really like to see how he thinks and his personality is just amazing, so when I read some of her novels in which he isn’t present I miss him a lot, although, ironically, my favorite book is And Then There Were None[\i] which doesn’t feature him. :tiphat:

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My top favorite Author is Stephen King, and john Crimson is pretty good himself!

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When I went to school in Norway in the 80s, we had to read stories by the Norwegian realist writer Alexander Kielland (1849-1906). He wrote many wonderful stories with a maritime setting.

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Only one? How about two?
Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
I love the American macabre!

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Hunter S Thompson, Stephen King, George R.R. Martin,John Irving are all favs
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!” HST

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Louis La’Mour, Mark Twain, C.S. Lewis, and Zane Grey were early influences on me. Stephen King, John Grissom, David Drake, Eric Flint, Harry Turtledove, Pat Frank, and S.M. Stirling weren’t far behind. I’ve recently started loving John Ringo and Larry Correia.

I’m sure I’ve missed some.

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My favorite authors in fiction are Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling), Anita Shreve, Kate Morton, Stieg Larsson (The Millennium Series)/David Lagercratz (The Lisbeth Salander Series).
For non-fiction, my favorite authors are Bob Woodward, Michael Hastings, Rachel Maddow, Michael Wolff and Tim Alberta.

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My absolute favorite author is Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series. His books are funny and smart. They blend social commentary with humor and fantasy. No other author blends silly and serious as well as Pratchett does. The Vimes novels in particular are amazing. They're fantasy, but they almost read like books about a regular world. His style is similar to Douglas Adams,' but Pratchett's books are hopeful rather than nihilistic.

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Post by carson-parker »

Like many of you, I definitely can't give just one. So I'll talk about a few of my faves :)

For writing style alone, it's Margaret Atwood. Her prose has more rhythm than most poets I know. Her work in "Cat's Eye" was just absolutely incredible. I read as much of her as I can because I want to write like her when I grow up :mrgreen:
Trenton Lee Stewart is another. He has a similar kind of rhythm to Atwood, but in a funnier way.
I'll round off this list with Christopher Paolini. The Inheritance Series is a wonder even before you realize he was fifteen when he wrote it. To be honest, he's so good he ruined most other fantasy for me! It just doesn't compare. His battle scenes are more engrossing than movies.

These are my big three!

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