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What's your favorite writer ?

Wojtek
03-01-2003, 08:24 AM
My Agatha Christie and J.R.R.Tolkien

L@DyLiKe
03-01-2003, 01:37 PM
Mine is Anne Rice.

Davai Misha
03-02-2003, 11:50 AM
Elizabeth George is my favourite writer ever!!!

I also like Patricia Highsmith, J.R.R. Tolkien and Hermann Hesse!

Jorge
03-02-2003, 11:53 AM
Gabriel García Márquez
Carlos Fuentes
Jorge Luis Borges
Juan Rulfo
Federico García Lorca
Pablo Neruda
Ray Bradbury
Hermann Hesse
Octavio Paz
Alejo Carpentier

and many more

Nymeria
03-02-2003, 11:54 AM
J.R.R. Tolkien
Jean Auel
I also like the books of Feist.

arwenita
03-03-2003, 02:20 PM
So many that I have... Tolkien, Barnes, Camus being some of them. And lately, I discovered and began to like Will Self and Thomas Pynchon...

maratski
03-03-2003, 02:52 PM
I don't like to read :D

Davai Misha
03-03-2003, 04:49 PM
Originally posted by Ilhame
I don't like to read :D


tztztzt......:o that's a shame!;)

Carmody
03-03-2003, 05:38 PM
Edgar Alla Poe
Paulo Coelho
Daniel Pennac
Isaac Asimov
Richard Powell

lizabeth..*
03-03-2003, 09:12 PM
Well my favourite writer isn't famous. She is my best friend and has written some of the most amazing stories I have ever read. I love her style :D:D

Master Lu
03-03-2003, 09:48 PM
Arthur C. Clarke
Agatha Christie
Robert Jordan
Paulo Cuelho
Goethe
Oscar Wild
Dostojevski

Lots of others.

Ma. Estefania
03-03-2003, 10:59 PM
Paulo Coelho is great.

I also like Carlos Cuahutemoc Sánchez(although his books are like of self-help)

Jorge
03-04-2003, 01:21 AM
I also like Carlos Cuahutemoc Sánchez
NOOO , mariquita, ¡¡aléjate de esos libros de inmediato!! Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez es de lo peor que hay:eek: detrás de sus palabras hay una mentalidad fascista, ultraconservadora e intolerante a las diferencias sexuales, religiosas, etc (sin bromear, tuve "la fortuna" de estar presente en una de sus conferencias, no me salí porque no podía, que si no!)
Un buen antídoto para los libros de Carlos Cuauhtémoc Sánchez es Carlos Fuentes o Julio Cortázar. Mil veces mejores escritores María, aunque si a ti te gusta él, respeto tu pensar ;)
Por otro lado Paulo Coelho es un gran autor. :cool:

Scotso
03-04-2003, 04:28 AM
Lindsey Davis

Corredian's_Mind
07-01-2003, 05:57 PM
J-K. Rowling, Albert Camus

Incubus
07-03-2003, 11:03 AM
mine are Marc levy, Edgar Poe, H.P Lovecraft, J.K Rowling, Jean Auel, Robin Hobb, Bernard Werber! and lots of others!!

Oizo
07-03-2003, 01:16 PM
Stephen King :D

Nina
07-08-2003, 08:32 AM
probably Julio Cortazar, I like practically everything written by him (and that's a lot)...There are many many more authors whom I like :)

Jorge
07-08-2003, 05:55 PM
Hi, Nina. Julio Cortázar is one of my favorite writers as well. what is your favorite book by Cortázar? mine is "Rayuela" (Hopscotch), one of the best books I've ever read. :)
I have enjoyed as well "62, modelo para armar" (Sixty-two: A Model Kit) and "el perseguidor" (I don't know its title in english) a short novel about the life and death of Charly Parker, the great sax player. :)

Nina
07-09-2003, 11:32 AM
Hi Jorge :)

well Hopscotch is my favourite as well, it's just brilliant, but I guess we're not the only ones who think that :) 62 is very good. I remember reading a story of a sax player not sure wheather it was Charly Parker, it was called something like "The follower" (is it it?) and I wasn't really keen on it, I found it a bit boring. He's written some amazing short stories- I love the book of advice on how to cry, go up the stairs etc. My favourite story is called something like "an island at midday" about a man who sees an island and stars dreaming of it (it's very hard to explain... ) .. but there are a bunch that I like equally. He's great

Jorge
07-10-2003, 09:39 AM
Yes, "the follower" is the title in english for "el perseguidor" but IMO this story is not boring at all but marvelous. IMO it is one of the greatest works by Julio, just behind Rayuela (hopscotch).
what is your favorite character from the book (rayuela)? mine is "Traveler" the best friend of Horacio and the husband of Talita. I feel myself more identified with "Gregorovius" though :)

GBFH
07-12-2003, 01:06 AM
Frank Herbert
J.K. Rowling
Kate Chopin
Clive Cussler
John Grisham

Central
07-15-2003, 06:03 PM
Have forgotten about these threads :o

Milan Kundera
Gabriel García Márquez

Laury
07-19-2003, 07:06 AM
Julio Cortazar
Ernesto Sabato

and... Alejandro Dolina
"Crónicas del ángel gris" in english: "Tales of the gray angel" is so lovely..... so nostalgic.. But you have to know Buenos Aires city to understand it, it´s streets, it´s places, it´s people

cheliste
07-19-2003, 08:11 AM
My list includes:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Paulo Coelho
Tom Clancy
John Grisham

Catriel
07-19-2003, 05:23 PM
ISAAK ASIMOV

Wojtek
08-14-2003, 02:14 PM
Anyone read Saul books. I just read 4 his books. His books are better than King books but in Poland is really hard to find his books :mad:

JonBcn
08-14-2003, 02:46 PM
at the moment Douglas Coupland, although his books do get a bit samey after you've read a few.

Wojtek
08-14-2003, 03:47 PM
at the moment Douglas Coupland, although his books do get a bit samey after you've read a few.

The samw with Agatha Christie her books are a bit samey.( a specially her early books)

Ma. Estefania
09-22-2003, 11:54 PM
Gabriel García Márquez
Emily Brönte
Jane Austen

zaara
09-20-2004, 02:50 AM
J.K. ROWLING
:worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship: :worship:

Éowyn
09-20-2004, 03:11 AM
JRR Tolkien, Marianne Curley, Helen Fielding, Isaac Asimov and Michael Crichton

MisterQ
09-20-2004, 03:50 AM
Gabriel Garcia Marquez :worship:

Richard Brautigan :cool:

Washa Koroleva
09-29-2004, 12:03 PM
J.D. Salinger
Patrick Süskind
Charles Dickens
Mark Twain

:)

HybridTheory
09-29-2004, 12:14 PM
J.R.R. Tolkien
Nicci French
Isabel Allende

Björki
09-29-2004, 12:16 PM
Henning Mankell :)

Nikki♥
09-29-2004, 12:21 PM
I don´t read books. I just read fashion magazines.

Eruwen
09-29-2004, 12:48 PM
JRR Tolkien, John Grisham, Stephen King, Robert Jordan, Virginia/VC Andrews and a lot more, reading is one of my favorite things to do :)

Socket
09-29-2004, 01:29 PM
Just off the top of my head

Charles Dickens
Herman Melville
P.G. Wodehouse
Ursula K. Le Guin
James Tiptree, Jr.
Jane Austen
Jonathan Franzen
Aryeh Lev Stollman
Michael Chabon
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Mark Twain

And here are some of the best books I have read within the last couple of years:

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Atonement
The Corrections
The Far Euphrates
Close Range: Wyoming Stories

MissKoubek1981
09-29-2004, 02:08 PM
Jean-Christophe Grange
Margaret George
Tanja Kinkel
Sandra Brown
Federica de Cesco
Wolf Haas
Karin Fossum
Martina Navratilova
Judith Lennox

and many many more! I'm addicted to books! :D

Eruwen
09-29-2004, 02:09 PM
I forgot Ira Levin :o

Pancakesong
09-29-2004, 02:28 PM
J.R.R Tolkien absolutely!!

Bibir
09-29-2004, 04:07 PM
I don´t read books. I just read fashion magazines.

The same for me :hug:
Elle
Cosmopolitan
Vogue - France
.....

tall_one
09-29-2004, 08:16 PM
anne mccaffrey :)

PennyThePenguin
09-30-2004, 08:55 AM
Tolkien
Dickens
Wodehouse
Agatha Christie
Paul Theroux
Bill Bryson

SuperFurryAnimal
09-30-2004, 09:16 AM
My fave writers are...

Donna Tartt
Renate Dorrestein
Nicci French
Saskia Noort
Cynthia McLeod

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 09:46 AM
The same for me :hug:
Elle
Cosmopolitan
Vogue - France
.....

hmmm, i don't like them at all. Every second page is an advertisement. If that makes you happy... :)

Bibir
09-30-2004, 10:28 AM
hmmm, i don't like them at all. Every second page is an advertisement. If that makes you happy... :)

Advertisements don't bother me at all...drawing, fashion and photography are not only my fav hobbies but I hope to work in one of those environments later :angel: ...and it makes me "very" happy ...lol ;)

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 10:38 AM
Advertisements don't bother me at all...drawing, fashion and photography are not only my fav hobbies but I hope to work in one of those environments later :angel: ...and it makes me "very" happy ...lol ;)

How old are you?

Bibir
09-30-2004, 11:37 AM
How old are you?

hummm...do you think there is a connection between my age and my hobbies? lol :awww:

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 02:16 PM
hummm...do you think there is a connection between my age and my hobbies? lol :awww:


lol, no. I'm just asking, coz it reminds me a bit of myself when I was 14. :)
so how old are you?

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 02:46 PM
lol, sorry you already told me how old you are. It's quite cool. I mean photography is very very cool. But knowing what's trendy this month isn't that important I guess.
There is vintage fashion, which is trendy at the moment. I mean WTF? Vintage is the old style so...
i dunno how to explain. Let's just forget it. sorry.

Bibir
09-30-2004, 02:50 PM
:lol:
LOL 14???...I was sure of your answer....I should be upset about that last comment ...but I'm not...because I do what I like...and I like fashion and photography :angel:
I don't read a lot...well..I'm not particularly proud of it but it's not a big deal...We can have others interests in life....hopefully... :)
For the rest of my biography...check your PM ;)

HybridTheory
09-30-2004, 02:51 PM
Actually GeorgeWHitler is one my favourite writers too ;)

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 02:52 PM
awww, i will. thanks a lot dear :hug:

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 02:52 PM
Actually GeorgeWHitler is one my favourite writers too ;)

ROFL! :haha:

Aurora
09-30-2004, 03:13 PM
Dutch writers: Renate Dorrestein, Connie Palmen, Bart Moeyaert, Harry Mulisch, Jeroen Brouwers
other: Jostein Gaarder, PG Woodhouse, Tolkien, Noam Chomsky, Charlotte Brontë, Oscar Wilde, Sue Townsend, Jane Austen, Amélie Nothomb

and others

MisterQ
09-30-2004, 03:26 PM
:lol:
LOL 14...I was sure of your answer....I should be upset about that last comment ...but I'm not...because I do what I like...and I like fashion and photography :angel:
I don't read a lot...well..I'm not particularly proud of it but it's not a big deal...We can have others interests in life....hopefully... :)
For the rest of my biography...check your PM ;)

I used to scoff a bit about fashion and fads... But then my sister got involved in fashion design. She makes gorgeous dresses, in particular. She's so passionate about it and it takes so much skill and imagination. I have a lot of respect for that now. :)

Bibir
09-30-2004, 03:38 PM
lol, sorry you already told me how old you are. It's quite cool. I mean photography is very very cool. But knowing what's trendy this month isn't that important I guess.
There is vintage fashion, which is trendy at the moment. I mean WTF? Vintage is the old style so...
i dunno how to explain. Let's just forget it. sorry.

Sorry for why???...we were just talking...everyone to his tastes...that's not a problem....:hug:
and you're right...even if Fashion world is very creative it can be very superficial too...but sometimes world needs to be superficial and colorful...otherwise it becomes sad and grey...

Washa Koroleva
09-30-2004, 03:59 PM
Sorry for why???...we were just talking...everyone to his tastes...that's not a problem....:hug:
and you're right...even if Fashion world is very creative it can be very superficial too...but sometimes world needs to be superficial and colorful...otherwise it becomes sad and grey...


yep, thanks... :)
I said sorry, coz I'm not able to express myself right now :o

Guille's Girl
09-30-2004, 09:48 PM
Edgar Allan Poe. I bought a huge book with all his poems and stories in it. It's the largest book I own...wait no it ain't.

sigmagirl91
09-30-2004, 09:58 PM
Edgar Allan Poe. I bought a huge book with all his poems and stories in it. It's the largest book I own...wait no it ain't.

The only thing bigger than EAP is either a textbook or a medical dictionary. Nah, j/k.

My fave authors are....well, I don't have a favorite, really. I read a lot in general, so I really can't name an author that I can say is my favorite.

Fedex
09-30-2004, 11:29 PM
Edgar Allan Poe. I bought a huge book with all his poems and stories in it. It's the largest book I own...wait no it ain't.
I've read some of his works, and I like them :) He did have a habit of making 'creepy' stories, didnt he ;)
Tolkein is one of my favourites. :)

Fedex
09-30-2004, 11:31 PM
Stephen King, Rowling, Twain, Dickens are just some of my other favourites. :)

Sommarsverige
10-01-2004, 11:43 AM
I just love to read books written by Nicholas Sparks!

Eruwen
10-01-2004, 12:09 PM
I just bought 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown... it's supposed to be really good, so I can't wait to start reading that!

*Ljubica*
10-01-2004, 12:24 PM
Tolstoy
Dostoyevsky
Tolkein
Stephen Donaldson

Suzi
10-01-2004, 09:04 PM
sophie kinsella

BaselineSmash
10-07-2004, 05:36 PM
Grahame Greene
William Boyd
Emile Zola
Iain M. Banks
Truman Capote
Barbara Vine (Ruth Rendell)
Peter Biskind

Eruwen
10-07-2004, 06:06 PM
I started reading the da vinci code this week.... love it! :yeah:

Purple Rainbow
10-07-2004, 06:23 PM
I just bought 'The Da Vinci Code' by Dan Brown... it's supposed to be really good, so I can't wait to start reading that!

Excellent choice! Read it in two days. Though I've read only 2 Brown books, he could well become one of my fav writers.
Others include Kafka, Grisham and Irvine Welsh.
I like non-fiction work by Michael Moore and Graham Hancock!

chocc0
10-08-2004, 02:59 AM
Tim Winton and Cerevantes (ithink thats how u spell it)

justine federer
10-08-2004, 12:28 PM
Amy Tan
Dan Brown
Anne Tyler

MisterQ
10-08-2004, 03:04 PM
Let me add Dave Sedaris. I'm reading one of his books and I keep laughing out loud on the subway. I can't help it. :lol:

MisterQ
10-08-2004, 03:06 PM
Tolstoy
Dostoyevsky



:cool:

Your taste in literature resembles my taste in music: Mussorgsky, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky... good stuff. ;)

star
10-08-2004, 03:44 PM
Let me add Dave Sedaris. I'm reading one of his books and I keep laughing out loud on the subway. I can't help it. :lol:

I like to listen to David Sedaris on audio books. His writing is funny, but hearing him read it is even funnier. :lol:

novanora
10-09-2004, 08:28 AM
michael moore :yeah:

zaara
10-10-2004, 02:32 AM
No Sidney Sheldon fans??