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Duplicate question #1 gazillion: Who is currently your favorite author?

Asked by WillWorkForChocolate (22653 points ) January 29th, 2012

Yes, I know it’s been asked. I’m asking again, because tastes change from time to time.

So, who’s your current fave?

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King_Pariah's avatar

Herman Hesse

Jeruba's avatar

As long as you put that “currently” qualifier on it, it’s either Arthur Phillips, Ian McDonald, or Jane Gardam.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Temple Grandin. I’m enjoying her animal behavior/communication books now.

I am constantly enjoying works by new authors, too.

We just went to a booksigning for David Finch. His book has enraptured my husband.
My husband normally reads computer manuals as hobby…so this is out of his usual comfort zone!

Rarebear's avatar

Bill Willingham

jrpowell's avatar

I’m going with Herman Hesse too.

JilltheTooth's avatar

Right this second? Lisa See because I’m reading Shanghai Girls. After I finish that, my favorite will be the next one I read that I really like.
A peek into why I never married. ;-)

Blackberry's avatar

Bill Bryson.

MilkyWay's avatar

Sadie Jones.

FutureMemory's avatar

Savannah Russe at the moment.

I’m reading her vampire series called The Darkwing Chronicles. It’s about a team of vampires that are government spies…(lol).

I didn’t realize it was tagged “paranormal romance” til about 30 pages in =/

TexasDude's avatar

My favorite YA author is John Green. It helps that he is super cool and a real class act as well.

Non-YA stuff would be either John Irving, Nabokov, or CS Lewis. Or maybe Hemingway.

babybadger's avatar

Elie Wiesel (reading Night, he came to my middle school a few years ago to share his story of the Holocaust, props to him on that)

fundevogel's avatar

I hit up Bertrand Russell the most, but I also adore Mark Twain. So obviously I’ve got a thing for smart mouthy people. guess I’m in the right place.

muppetish's avatar

Tove Jansson. I’m a third of the way through Moominpappa at Sea and would love to write a paper on the difference in leadership / parenting skills between Moominmamma and Moominpappa. This series never fails to surprise me. I’m going to be devastated when I have finished reading her entire oeuvre.

EverRose11's avatar

Anne Rice is my all time favorite writer

linguaphile's avatar

Barbara Kingsolver and Tasha Alexander.

Soupy's avatar

Currently? Stieg Larsson. Not only do I love his style of writing, but I also love how he creates such awesome female characters. I am sick of books with two dimensional lady characters who contribute little to the story.

Kardamom's avatar

It’s a toss up between Fannie Flagg, Rosamunde Pilcher and Charles Dickens. I can’t get enough of any of these three : )

SpatzieLover's avatar

@Kardamom We are so similar! I love all of their stories.

RareDenver's avatar

Stephen Baxter or Alistair Reynolds.

Kardamom's avatar

@Soupy I just got back from seeing the English version of Girl With the Dragon Tatoo. Loved the Swedish version, but I think I liked this version even more. If you liked the book, you should like the movie too (if you haven’t already seen it). Some of the landscape shots were breathtaking.

Soupy's avatar

@Kardamom Thanks for the advice! I’ve seen the Swedish version and loved it, and I’ve heard only good things about the English version. I’ll go and see it as soon as I have some more money.

mattbrowne's avatar

Ken Follett

redhen4's avatar

All are fiction writers, many about serial killers, most are murder mysteries – all make a good way to escape life:
Jefferson Bass
John Connolly
Dee Henderson – Christian fiction
Iris Johansen
Jan Burke
Krentz/Quick
PJ Tracy – The Monkeewrench crew
Karin Slaughter
Patricia Cornwell
James Patterson

RareDenver's avatar

@mattbrowne have you seen the TV miniseries of Pillars Of The Earth? It’s really good.

mattbrowne's avatar

@RareDenver – Not yet. There’s a 4 DVD set, right?

I’m looking forward to “Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy”. Have you read book 1?

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I just now started reading the Inheritance series/saga, so my current favorite author is what’s-his-face who wrote it. =0)

RareDenver's avatar

@mattbrowne I haven’t read any Ken Follett, only seen that TV series. I have read Sarum though and can thoroughly recommend it.

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