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I don't have a favorite author and like almost any type of book, so my favorite author of my most recent book i have read is Tim Burton. He has made a poetry style book, which at times seems a little freeky :mrgreen: , but considering I have many different types of friends and relate to them all, I will make Tim Burtom my favorite author of my most recently read book.


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When you say "author," I'm not sure if you mean specifically for novels or if poetry counts. If a poet counts, then I'd have to go with William Wordsworth. If not, then it's a much harder decision.

I suppose I'm a bit reluctant to say this, but if I had to go by the one author who caused me the most entertainment, I'd have to say J.K. Rowling. (I'm not reluctant because of the fact that she writes "children's" books, or that I think she's a bad writer; rather, it's becase she's so modern, and I've always had a thing for old dead authors. :lol:)

Next in line, I'd say Edgar Allen Poe. (Oh, I feel weird putting Poe behind Rowling. :?) His short stories are excellent (my favorite being The Pit and the Pendulum), and if poets count, he'd also come second. :lol:

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by John Fowles, is a marvelous book. Also the French Lts Woman is superb


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I've been a big fan of Milan Kundera since I've read The Unbearable Lightness of Being. I love his ideas and philosophies about the human situation.
Lately, however, I've been really enjoying the work of Chuck Palahniuk. I love his wit and sarcasm as much as I love his ability to make a point without the use of elaborate explanation and logic but only in one simple sentece.

So as far as Literature is concerned, Kundera is on top of my list, but in respect to simpler contemporary fiction, Palahniuk surpasses all.


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Java Junkee-You rendered a brilliant Vonnegut quote.I had read everything preceeding Hocus Pocus.Curious I'm a resolute Christian via Catholicism delving and affirmed yet I've without doubt congregationally worshiped with absolute sadists who were suggestively demons.It seems impossible to continue the path without receiving God's imprinted answers.Kurt's a brilliant
attitudinalist . What would you suggest I read if you could say which one of his last oh half a dozen was definitively a mirror of recent scribings?I speculate if he'll ever trust God?He's had at least one experience Iwouldn't want to have in common.I say that sensitively .Does he have a web site that offers a chance of communicating?He's a previous large influence and gosh my Christianity actually deepened.Take care and God bless.Absolutely no twisted parallels.Absolutely straight Forword.Gary V. Giardina.This sent approximately 1:11 P.M. August 21st.2005.


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The poet who, for me, has best captured the spirit of his time is Shelley. That is part of what makes him my favorite poet. With unparalleled descriptive capacity he has chronicled the passionate mood, the political unrest, and the hope of mankind to evolve (as it were) that propelled first the American Revolution, and then the French.
In such simple lines he paints a masterpiece:

The flower that smiles today
Tomorrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies;
What is this world's delight?
Lightning, that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright-

As for authors; I guess I fall into the camp that likes the last author read the best, so that would be Dostoevsky (Demons):

"My friend, I've been lying my whole life. Even when I was telling the truth."

I would like to develop this further and talk about Watership Down and correct my spelling, but I'm a little short on caffienne this morning and I have an appointment with a beautiful young barrista, whoever that might be.

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The flower that smiles today
Tomorrow dies;
All that we wish to stay
Tempts and then flies;
What is this world's delight?
Lightning, that mocks the night,
Brief even as bright-

that's a beautiful poem! but so sad :(

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C.S. Lewis, Tolkein, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dickens...

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Howabout:

Moses (the biblical one)
Homer
Virgil
Descartes
Dante
Thoreau
Wilde
Hemmingway (although he bores me in some cases)
Heller
Frank Herbert
Grisham
Dan Brown

I feel like I'm leaving someone out...oh well.

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Neil Gaiman (his novels as well as the Sandman comic series, brilliant), Kurt Vonnegut, Gregory McGuire and J.K. Rowling, and that's just on the top of my head.


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RUth Rendell/Barbara Vine
Elizabeth George
Georges Simenon
Anne Tyler
P.G.Wodehouse
Daphne DuMaurier
Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Oh, wow, I'd have to say...

Kurt Vonnegut (Slaughterhouse Five)
Douglas Adams (H2G2)
H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, War of the Worlds)
Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
Milton (Paradise Lost)
Jonathan Swift (Gulliver's Travels)
John Grisham (The Rainmaker, Runaway Jury)
Scott Turow (The Burden of Proof, Pleading Guilty)


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:? I like Francesca Lia Block, Daniel Pinkwater, and George Orwell


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Dan Brown?
I'd like to take up his case, that guy is no big deal.
I find his reading less than ordinary, he vulgarises his stories with the same old punches, and the various gimmicks that have been used up on human generations since forever. The facts that he brings to light are scintillating, and truly well researched. But that's about it, he needs to find a way to expound his facts, and it seems like he's found a way to stop by his coffee table and write it down on his way to the washroom.

(meaning, the only explanation could be that he wrote it in a real hurry which is why it turned it not so satisfactory)

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My favorite author is Stephen King without question. Nothing I've ever read has compared to him.

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