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Who's a writer you never get tired of recommending?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (35235points) 1 month ago

Terry Pratchett!

Have you read any of the Discworld books? Huh? No? Oh! Start with the Colour of Magic and just keep going. I think there are 29 books. (Honestly, it’s brilliant satire.)

What writer do you love to recommend to people? It could be a novelist, an essayist, a historian, anyone. Who do you fan-girl for?

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Demosthenes's avatar

Susan Sontag (her essays), John Fowles (in particular his novel “The Magus”), Umberto Eco, Jorge Luis Borges, and Haruki Murakami are probably the writers I talk about the most. They are all writers that through reading their works I became more passionate about reading.

janbb's avatar

Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series is one I recommend widely.

Kate Atkinson

Anthony Trollope

Colsun Whitehead, particularly The Nickel Boys

canidmajor's avatar

Octavia Butler

janbb's avatar

@canidmajor I picked my first Octavia Butler for book club in October.

canidmajor's avatar

@janbb, which one? Kindred? (That’s the one that usually gets people hooked.)

janbb's avatar

@canidmajor Yes, I love time travel anyway so I figured that was the one to pick.

canidmajor's avatar

And remember that she wrote it in the 70s, which makes it more interesting and poignant.

SnipSnip's avatar

Pat Conroy

raum's avatar

I don’t usually recommend authors. Is that kind of weird?

If someone brings up a particular author, I may chime in. But I really don’t tend to recommend books or music.

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