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Who is your favourite author?

Post by _Arale_ » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:23 am

Each author has his/her own writing style so it's quite hard to say who is better. I admire many authors and Jack London is my most favourite author. I specially like his style, a bit wild, a bit bitter, a bit cold...All senses are combined in his novels. The call of the wild gives me the greatest impression.

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Post by MissLT » Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:16 pm

All. Each author has his/her own style to catch your interest.

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Post by RedRose » Sat Jun 18, 2005 12:07 am

for me, he is ChaoXueQing, my eternal idol!

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Post by idalia » Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:00 am

I can't mention just one, I like any author that catches my attention and interest in his/her writing :wink: :wink:

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Post by Dixie » Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:47 am

It's so difficult to say, but some of my favorite are Catalan writers Mercè Rodoreda and Isabel-Clara Simó. International writers: Dan Brown or William Shakespeare...

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Post by Usama » Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:25 am

i do like charles dickens soooooo much. :D

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Post by Dixie » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:31 pm

Usama wrote:i do like charles dickens soooooo much. :D
His portrait of 19th century England is awesome, especially Hard Times, where he deals with the Industrial Revolution.

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Post by Goronman » Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:15 pm

Personally, my favourite author is Jean-Paul Sartre :P (a french author who got a Nobel prize, but who refused it... do'nt know if anyone there knows him :roll: )
But I have to admit that Isaac Asimov, in science-fiction, is excellent too !

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Post by Dixie » Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:24 pm

Goronman wrote:Personally, my favourite author is Jean-Paul Sartre :P (a french author who got a Nobel prize, but who refused it... do'nt know if anyone there knows him :roll: )
I didn't know he had refused it :shock: Did he say why?

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Post by juhainah » Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:19 pm

LennyeTran wrote:All. Each author has his/her own style to catch your interest.
You're right

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Post by Goronman » Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:24 am

Dixie wrote: I didn't know he had refused it :shock: Did he say why?
In fact, He got the literature Nobel Prize for "Les mots" but he refused it. He said, in french, it was because : "aucun homme ne mérite d'être consacré de son vivant" that is to say, in english (if I don't make mistakes :wink: ) > no man who lives deserves to be consecrated.

I presume that he was really an interesting person :)
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Post by Dixie » Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:48 pm

Well that makes him a really interesting person. And famous! Now everybody will know him as the man who refused a Nobel Prize :D

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Post by Lalee » Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:23 am

Wow... This is a very difficult question to answer. There are just so many great writers around. For instance, I love Edgar A. Poe and a Peruvian writer called, Alfredo Bruce Echenique.

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Post by Mina » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:32 pm

Hi!!!!!!!!!!
Well,I love reading but it is not difficult to choose my favorites writers.One of them is Jules Verne ,Agatha Christie and José de Alencar.This last one is brazilian :) . Jules Verne has caught me in his book called " Around the world in 80 days" and I have to say: Oh my!!!! What a great book!!!!! I recommend reading it.

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Post by sona » Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:07 am

I LOVE SHAKESPEARE AND CHARLES DICKENS

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Post by Triumph » Sat Dec 17, 2005 8:29 am

sona wrote:I LOVE SHAKESPEARE AND CHARLES DICKENS
I love Charles Dickens too, as well as Arthur Conan Doylen and some Chinese authurs. :lol:

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Post by kamiya » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:48 am

i like O'HENRY. he's such a talent author.his short stories r very profound, humane, n they always have an unexpected ending
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Post by illusion » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:26 pm

my choice would be definitely Shakespeare and also J.K Rowling...:)

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Great authors....mine anyway.

Post by tikay » Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:22 pm

I love the books by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa such as the first one known as The Third Eye about growing up in Tibet. I love Anais Nin. I have enjoyed Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code But he is average to me as a writer. I loved the Narnia Cronicles when I was a young-person... by C.S. Lewis ( a great man) Stephen King is good as a writer but I dispise being scared or grossed out so... he is not for me, but for those who like being scared out of their wits he is very good! And I really did enjoy watching The Stand on the tele...(based on his book) mostly because I thought it was important...thought provoking work.

I love the writers who take you into the story and hold you like you are in a warm bath...and in another world...there are so many!

I really dont like T.C. Boyle (what a jerk!) his book Drop City was about hippies and he got it all so wrong (i would know) the only great thing about it is the cover photograph which I love! I hated the way he ruined his story Tortilla Curtain too, it had so much potential to be a good story.

...another book to avoid is Three Naughty French Novels this book made me feel so sick to my stomach! I hated it so much that I threw away the book before finishing it and I have never thrown away a book in my life! It was utterly disgusting and sick...no you wont like it..believe me!
I love erotic writing such as Anais Nins work... but that book of short stories was just very awful and so nasty... it is more about mixing sex with death and with uggghhh! Nevermind ...it's just repulsive.

I prefer to read about Tibet, and things that inspire a person... and Patrick French did a great book about Tibet, called Tibet,Tibet.
Voltaire's Candide is a classic book that I really enjoyed.
Well i have said enough! :wink:
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Post by bluestar » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:52 am

My favorite author is Agatha Christie !!!!!!!
I enjoy her books very much!!!!!

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Re: Great authors....mine anyway.

Post by MissLT » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:57 am

tikay wrote:I love the books by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa about growing up in Tibet. I love Anais Nin. I have enjoyed dan Brown da Vinci Code But he is average to me as a writer. I loves the Narnia Cronicles when i was young...C.S. Lewis (great man) Stephen King is good as a writer
This is exactly like what I think.

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Post by Laxuan » Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:52 am

to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on

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Re: Who is your favourite author?

Post by Cypress » Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:27 am

_Arale_ wrote:I admire many authors and Jack London is my most favourite author. I specially like his style, a bit wild, a bit bitter, a bit cold...All senses are combined in his novels. The call of the wild gives me the greatest impression.
I am a big Jack London fan too. Martin Eden is my favorite novel.
I visited Jack London ranch in Glen Ellen, California last year. It was so awesome to see where the great man lived and worked.

When I was younger, I enjoyed reading Alexander Dumas, Jules Verne, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Agatha Christie.

Now, when I am older and far away from my native country, I take great pleasure in reading Russian writers such as Tolstoy, Gogol, Pushkin, Dostoevskiy, and others.

There is one book that I really want to read. It is Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra. I was forced to read it in the seventh grade, and I just hated it. But I think I might actually enjoy it now.

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Post by tikay » Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:58 pm

My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!

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Post by Dixie » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:17 pm

tikay wrote:My favorite recent book is The Glass Castle...by Jeannette Walls...you can find it in Amazon.com, barely used, for a great price and it is amazing for the true story of a poor american family. Although it is incredibly odd the family is not all that unusual in this quirky country. Her parents were not quite right in the head, her mom fairly nuts and her dad was a major alcoholic. The writer had a very rough childhood but she takes you in and you understand how it made her the strong woman she becomes. :wink: I cant wait for more stories from this woman/author....maybe you will check it out!
Wow that sounds really interesting :!:

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Post by tikay » Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:03 pm

It is an incredible read...the girl went through nearly freezing for a few winters because the moneys were spent on alcohol insted of heating the home during the snows/cold of some winters...also the children nearly starved to death too... while the parents told them that their life was pretty good and such, the story is just tragic but very very interesting because the parents were also sort of intelligent...just very neglectful/abusive....her brother slept under a raft for like two years to avoid a leak in his room during rains....things like that.

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Post by Ksju » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:06 am

Hemingway.

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Post by Tora » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:54 pm

W.S. Maughem (love him! Moon and Sixpence and Theatre and his stories and the less known and rather rare - can't find in book-shops - Summing up (i've got it)... awesome)

Jack Keroac (the aithour i'm reading at the moment, absolutely delited, tasty literature, like good cup of coffee, admire every minute...)

V. Nabokov (unique... talented and russian, can praise him realy long)

S. Dovlatov (you may know him i guess, writer of the third-wave of emigration, lived in L.A., adore his masterpieces, witty...)

E-M. Remarque (no need to say why i love his books...)

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Post by tikay » Sun Apr 09, 2006 9:11 pm

Laxuan wrote:to me, Jule Verl is the best author because his story mention about not only scientific event but also real life such as 80 days around the world,2000 miles under the sea and so on

I think it is "Leagues" under the Sea, darling not miles which in this case...nevermind, it is fantasy after all. I like this book too i had forgotten it for quite a while.

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Post by tikay » Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:01 am

Hi! thanks I like Gabriel too. Welcome to the forum!

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Post by Cypress » Mon Apr 17, 2006 7:20 am

ozzy wrote:My favourite author is Gabriel Garcia Marquez(GABO). I definetly recommend reading his books. If you want to more information about him, you can visit the web site.

http://www.themodernword.com/gabo/
I've read No One Writes to the Colonel. It was so sad. It is one of the most heartbreaking stories I’ve ever read. I felt so sorry for the colonel, and I hoped he will get his pension :(

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Post by Cypress » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:25 am

ozzy wrote: Cypress, I feel so bad :( . I wrote "Gabo is my favourite author". I read a lot of books of him but I have not read "No One Writes to the Colonel" yet. I will read it when I free. bye
Oh, don’t feel bad, but tell us why you like this author so much. Is he from your native country? Or do you just like his writing style? Or maybe you’re interested in the subjects he writes about.

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