Your favourite author?

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by CaptainDave, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. CaptainDave

    CaptainDave Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    This topic was bound to come up sooner or later!

    Who's your favourite author?

    Mine has to be Chuck Palahniuk, I've read all of his fiction to date and there hasn't been one that I didn't enjoy or couldn't get in to. Favourite of his is Survivor.
  2. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Some of my favourite authors include Orwell, Tolkien, Jill Paton Walsh and Zadie Smith. I'm also a big fan of Blake's poetry, and I love a bit of Shakespeare....
  3. phoenix_indigo

    phoenix_indigo dreadfully real

    I have a few. I haven't necessarily read all of their books, but I love them and wouldn't be without having them in my collection.

    Kurt Vonnegutt
    Hunter S. Thompson
    Irvine Welsh
    Douglas Adams
    James Patterson
    Patricia Cornwell
  4. Lagan

    Lagan Member

    Kathy Acker
  5. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Ooh, how could I forget Douglas Adams, do love a bit of Douglas Adams....
  6. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    James Clavell
    Jeff Noon
    Sue Townsend

    They're my top authors. James Clavell is a literary genius. I definately recommend you read his Asian saga, it is truly art.
  7. Justyna

    Justyna Member

    Thomas Mann
    Marcel Proust
    Robert Walser
    Emile M. Cioran
    Leo Tolstoy
    Ivan Bunin
    J.-J. Rousseau
    Ivan Turgieniev
    Fernando Pessoa
    Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz
    Sylvia Plath
  8. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Your picture scares me....
  9. Justyna

    Justyna Member

    :confused: I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare anybody...blame Fernando Botero, he painted that! It's his fault!
  10. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Hehehe, I think it's the caption that scares me most!
  11. Justyna

    Justyna Member

    I've heard this song in Monty Python's Flying Circus! Very poetic!
  12. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Also would have to say William Golding on the strength of 'Lord of the Flies'....
  13. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    An epic novel! The only text that kept me interested during GCSE English, apart from Shakespeare.
  14. Quoth the Raven

    Quoth the Raven RaveIan

    Lucky, we had to do Thomas Hardy.. blech. Way too fond of the adjective, to the exclusion of other key elements of a novel. Like PLOT.
    Favourite authors, hmm let's see. In no particular order:
    Peter F. Hamilton
    Stephen Biko - he only wrote one book but DAMN is it good. Sadly out of print now, it's called "I write what I like". For those who don't know, Biko lived in South Africa under apartheid (he was black, obviously, or he wouldn'tve had a lot to complain about) and it's a series of essays on black liberation, the concept of Black Consciousness and the struggle for freedom. Great book.
    Brian Lumley
    David Eddings
    Terry Pratchett
    James Herbert
    Anne Rice (also A.N Roquelaure *nudge nudge wink wink*)
  15. Peace-Phoenix

    Peace-Phoenix Senior Member

    Yeah I loved it, I'd really like to have an idea for a fable as powerful and as original as that....
  16. redyelruc

    redyelruc The Yard Man

    Without a doubt, it's gotta be Hermann Hesse. I've read most, not all of his novels and will no doubt read them again and again.
    A close second is Aldous Huxley if you ignore his early mainstream novels.

  17. laidback gilb

    laidback gilb Member

    my favs have to be lee child, his jack reacher is just a legend of a charater, clive barker has awsome imagaination. thats to name a few
  18. LittleRedOne

    LittleRedOne Member

    Terry Pratchett is definitely my favourite for writing style, plot and humour, but I also love the disjointed, rambling sentences in anything by Poe.
  19. fountains of nay

    fountains of nay Planet Nayhem!

    Jeff Noon, Jeff Nooooooooooooon, Jeff Noon!:d
  20. IlUvMuSIc

    IlUvMuSIc Senior Member

    Lemony Snicket, (series of unfortunate events)
    P.J Tracy, (they're funny!)
    Sonya Hartnett,
    Marya Hornbacher,

    and that other woman - cant remember her name she wrote 'We need to talk about Kevin' oh dammit. What was her name?!
    do manga writers count as authors?

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