|This topic has probably been here already, but I'd like to know who are your fave writers and what kind of books do you like (if any):)) I adore horrors and fantasy and fave writers are Stephen King, Dean Koontz and J.R.R. Tolkien...|
|I love the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. Fab!
And R.A. Salvatore is also one of my favorites :)
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|Raymond E Feist, Terry Brooks & Stephen Donaldson.|
|Terry Pratchett, Leo Kessler and Max Walker.|
|favorite writer: fatty :D|
|My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. And as for authors, I have lots of favorites!|
|Books suck. They're only for a smarty pants. ;)|
|Please Stop Laughing At Me... by Jodee Blanco
The Year They Burned The Books (i forgot the author's name)
Empress Of The World (i forgot the author's name)
the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
anything by Stephen King (i'd rather see the movies based on his books though :-P like Rose Red)
these are just a few...
|Okay.. A serious pots now!
ANYTHING that Roald Dahl did.
The Hobbit (so far! LOL!)- Tolkein
The Beatles Anthology - The Beatles (this book is SO cool!)
You know what... There are a LOT more... Use your imagination. I've read a good bit in my day.;)
|"Books suck. They're only for a smarty pants. ;)"
Is that why you dropped a bookcase on me in another thread Dan?
I like Heinlein, Blyton, Dahl, Peake, Snicket, and sad sad sad star trek novelisations....
*hides head in shame*
|Anything by Terry pratchett.
Duncton Wood Chronicles
To kill a mockingbird
Doctor Who books
Wilkie Collins books.
|"Is that why you dropped a bookcase on me in another thread Dan?"
Yup. Eye hayte smert peepal. Evree1 shood bee ahs styoopid ahs mee ahm.
|i love to read stephen King, dean Kontz, love the harry potter series i have to say, *likes reading shakespeare too*, sebastian faulkes...but my all time fav author is JRR Tolkien..love the hobbit and adore lord of the rings *the films are bloody good bu tnothing can beat this amazing book*...am currently read Matt Dawsons (for those who dont know England Scrum half and world cup rugby winner) book....;D|
|The only series I am into now regarding books would be Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. (I've must've read OOTP four or five times now!)|
|Charlotte Lamb and Anthony Burgess.
|Fave book: A Clockwork Orange|
|Ive only just started reading :) just about to get stick into some Terry Pratchet and Agatha Christie :)|
|I rather like John Grisham. And Phillip Pullman. and... other authors... I don't know- I can't think of anyone else right now.|
|I'm a lazy reader. To me a book has to be really damn fuckin' good so I can read it fast and not get bored. Some books drag for so long on non-sense, and that's why I don't like to read much.
So from those few books I've read, and that have really kept me going...
- All the Harry Potter books (Rowling)
- One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Garcia Marquez)
- The Beatles Anthology ... (still reading it)
- Crime and Punishment (Dostoevsky)
- Killing Pablo (Marc Bowden)
- Anything by Stephen King
Now, if we're talking about comic books, I know a whole bunch that I like...
- Calvin and Hobbes
- The Boondocks
|I enjoyed reading stephan kings "night shift" the stories scared the shit out of me.
right now, i am reding roots. its amazing.
The one author i refuse to read is
Charles Dickens. I was forced by my english teacher to read one of is books. as was everyone else. I read oliver twist. It sucked, terrible, worst piece of literature ever. Maybe is b/c im only in 8th grade, but it was just terribly boring.
The worst book, was A Wrinkle in time. I hated this bok. It litterally made me sick to read it. it confused me. It made me sweat and have head aches when they got to the parts about 1 demensional worlds, and how their bodies were compressed and they couldnt breathe.
|I like Dickens a lot. Great Expectations is my favorite and a classic, of course. Our Mutual Friend is quite good, too.|
|My favorite book changes every day, but here are a few authors...
-KA Applegate (Okay, yes, I'm the biggest dork in the world. But I L.O.V.E. the "Animorphs" series!)
-Henry Rollins :)
-Judith Martin, aka Miss Manners
Amanda...is there a Dickens novel out there that you would recommend? I've really tried to like him, but aside from "A Christmas Carol", every one of his books that I've read has put me to sleep, especially Great Expectations.
And Nina, the woman you speak of for "The Year They Burned The Books" is Nancy Garden. And she's great too.
|I think most of the time with Dickens a person really has to take some time out for his stuff cos otherwise, you get a little bored with it...simply because his books are quite long and quite involved.
I just finished reading A Tale Of Two Cities, which is about the French Revolution. I enjoyed it, but because I had so much other stuff to do (work and college), I didn't feel as though I got to give it enough of my attention...and now I have gone off on a tangent.
Oh, yeah, recommendations! lol I think that A Tale Of Two Cities is a good one to read - very much about "good against evil," if you know what I mean and an interesting plot. Our Mutual Friend is also really good, but it can be complex in some bits.
In any case, I'd give A Tale Of Two Cities a try, but if you hate it, please don't blame me. ;^)
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|well my favorite comic books are the Oh My Goddess! comic books and ExistenZ|
|Mark Twain, J D Salinger, Robert Louis Stevenson and Bill Watterson|
|Fave books are anything by John O'Hara, Kyle Onstott, Lance Horner, "The Godfather" by Mario Puzo, "The Stand" by Stephen King, the Ian Fleming "James Bond" books, and history.|
|Du Maurier, Burgess, Dahl, Puzo.|
|... and now that I have a double post all to myself ... I'll add specifically Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn, and J.G. Ballard, The Empire of the Sun.|
|Oh God, how could I forget Al Franken, Mandy. 'Lies and The Lying Liar Who Tell Them' is a political humor classic.
Also when I was in Colombia, I read this book called "The Slacker Guide - How To Pass The School Year Opening Only One Book (This One!). It was one hell of a funny book.
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|i love Tolkien's books.|
|I unashamedly love my chick books ;)|
|I hate all writers.|
|I knew you were the self hating type T_M.|
|I recently got to meet Arun Gandhi through a speech and book signing at a local university. His latest book is an excellent read. It is called "Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence". Check it out!|
|Holly...my sister saw Noam Chomsky speak recently. Almost makes me want to go to MIT.
I'll take a look at A Tale of Two Cities, Amanda.
Oh, and as far as books go. I found my long-lost copy of "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton yesterday. Upon rereading it, I have decided that it is tied with "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them" as my favorite book. Ever. That book should be required reading for every middle-school student in the United States at least.
|I LOVED The Outsiders - we read it as a class at school. Top film as well.|
|Yeah, the movie was great! I loved Emilio Estevez...although I can't remember whether he played Dallas or Two-Bit...dammit I need to see it again!|
|Outsiders is a great movie and film. :D Read it and saw it in 7th grade *ahh memories*
My fave books are varied:
I like Stephen King and Mary Higgins Clark, but also James Patterson and I reallly loved a book called This Lullaby that I read last summer, the same feelings for this one about the band side of more security after school shootings called "After." Currently I'm reading The Portrait of Dorian Grey. Next, I'll plan to read some Patterson or some more classic literature, I was given Dante for my b-day.
Deacon Fan, is Fountainhead really that brilliant? I was thinking about doing a scholarship essay possibility over it but I didn't have time to read it this year. I hope to next year! :)
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|Currently on the 3rd book in the Sword of Truth series and I love them all.
In the broad picture - Roald Dahl, George Orwell, and Douglas Adams are a few of my favourites. 'Back Roads' by Tawni O'Dell and 'Fall On Your Knees' by some other woman I can't remember the name of, are two of my favourite books.
|'Harry Potter' by J.K. Rowling - only original, no translations!
Old books by Stanislaw Lem (e.g.'Solaris')
'Diune' by Frank Herbert
|"catcher in the rye" - JD Sallinger
"The picture of dorian grey" - Oscar Wilde
"Lord of the rings" and "all quiet on the western front"