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Tom Robbins, becuase I think he is a genuis in his work, it is unlike anything else I have ever read, it is always startaling and bazzar.

Morgan Llywelyn, her books are alwyas spellbinding, and gripping, and she is one of the best authors for Irish Lore, she tells such detailed stories with characters that come to life.

Anne Rice, she is one of the best modern Gothic Writers, and I love her dark and delicious stories, and the amazing attention to detail she has.

These are perhaps the authors that stand out the most to me.

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Bill Bryson is funny and I like travel diaries


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Oy Vey! I have a hundred favorite authors! My most very favorite ones ever are: Tamora Pierce, Philip Pullman, Katherine Kerr, Garth Nix, Orson Scott Card, Melanie Rawn, Patricia Wrede, and Jacqueline Carey.

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Agatha Christie was, then Pamplemousse mysteries by Michael Bond but now I'm into my third crime/mystery/espionage novel by Ross Thomas who is incredible in my opinion.


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Do poets count? If so, mine is Sylvia Plath. Because her poetry is haunting and identifiable (is that a word? I mean people can relate)

If not, Terry Pratchet. Because he is an excellent satirist and I can never stop laughing when reading his books.


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Romeo wrote:
Tom Robbins, becuase I think he is a genuis in his work, it is unlike anything else I have ever read, it is always startaling and bazzar.

Morgan Llywelyn, her books are alwyas spellbinding, and gripping, and she is one of the best authors for Irish Lore, she tells such detailed stories with characters that come to life.

Anne Rice, she is one of the best modern Gothic Writers, and I love her dark and delicious stories, and the amazing attention to detail she has.

These are perhaps the authors that stand out the most to me.

I loved Jitterbug Perfume and Skinny Legs and All.


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I have not read Jitterbug Prefume yet, but I thought Skinny Legs and All was great

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Oh my gosh, Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author because his books are so amazingly funny.


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Kurt Vonnegut is great.

Steinbeck is probably my favorite.


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Oscar Wilde,

where else can one find such an extraordinary witty dialogue? Alas, no where but in Oscar Wilde.


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Oscar Wilde is good but I feel he lived for his witty quotes and the rest is not often as good.
Actually I think Alan Bennet is at least as good as Oscar Wilde though his work often has a very northern (UK) feel to it.

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Rohinton Mistry. His novel, A Fine Balance is amazing. You laugh, cry and ultimately suffer with the characters of the novel.


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w. somerset maughan


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Come to think of it I really don't have a favoriate author. I read many differnt types of works, so it's very hard to select just one.

I could list a few like Anne Rice, Tolkien, Rumi, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker. I guess the connection in these authors and why I enjoy their work, is that they write of the human experience in ways that seem simple at first glance but when you stop and think about it, the meaning is complex.


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