Which author’s writing style do you most admire?Which author’s writing style do you most admire? Jennifer #questionnaire
I love Jay Kristoff’s writing or Nora Roberts; realistic yet descriptive
Anne Tyler, Alice Hoffman, Dickens.
L.J. Smith. Deceptively simple and spare, but somehow it really fleshes out the characters and gets you invested in the story.
Amor Towles, Alice Hoffman
Neil Gaiman and Fredrik Bachman
Pat Conroy’s and Amy Tan
Alice Hoffman, Annie Dillard, Barbara Kingsolver, Henry James, Dickens, Laurie Lee, Louise Erditch, Pat Conroy, Sharyn McCrumb…..
Chaim Potok, Naomi Ragen, Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain, Lisa Wingate, Khaled Hosseini, Jenna Blum, Jennifer Weiner, CJ Cooke…….?
Amy Tan, Alice Hoffman, Mary Alice Monroe, Kate Morton, Jodi Picoult, Lisa See and Audrey Niffenegger.
I’m seeing a lot of Alice Hoffman!
Neil Gaiman, he makes everything accessible.
Charles Dickens, JRR Tolkien, TS Eliot and Sir Terry Pratchett
Madeleine L’Engle and Robin McKinley.
Libba bray.suzanne collins. John green.
I love Anne Rice… Her flora and fauna are magic.
Cormack McCarthy, Richard Bach, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Steven Pressfield, Ken Follet
Ken Follet! ❤
Neil Gaiman. Margaret Atwood and Thomas Hardy.
Lisa See, Barbara Kingsolver, Frank Delaney, Ken Follet, Edward Rutherford, James Michener,and the list could go on and on and on. . . .
Charles Dickens. The way that man could string words together. The planning and mastery of structure in writing. Be still my heart.
Victoria/VE Schwab, Neil Gaiman, Becky Albertalli, Tamora Pierce
Dan Brown, Charles Dickens 🙂
Hemingway,Louise Penny…Philipia Gregory?
David Baldacci, Michael Connelly, Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner
Terry Pratchett and Conn Iggulden
Anne O’Brien, Philippa Gregory, Ken Follett.
Barbara Kingsolver, Audrey Niffenegger, Anne Enright, Peter Heller, Sam Llewellyn.
Hard to pick just one, but I really like the writing style to James Holland.
Joyce Carol Oates
Cherise Sinclair ans Lexi Blake
Jean Auel, Diana Gabaldon, George R R Martin , Marion Zimmer Bradley , Jo Nesbo
Earnest Hemingway, Max Allen Collins, Robert B Parker,
Two – Marilynne Robinson and John Irving. Both write beautifully, without being “flowery” or wanting to impress that they know all the words! LOL
S. Maugham 🙂
James Henry and Jennifer A. Nielsen. Henry is poetic but not over the top and Nielsen is so sarcastic it kills me.
Dickens, Steinbeck, King, and Wharton
Carlos Ruiz zafon
We need to read more of his books
@Sumaiya I’ve read two
@Himanshu how come two?
Shadow n one more…watcher in the shadows
Oh yeah, I remember. Did you finish it tho?
Himanshu Thanvi noice
As of right now, James Patterson.
Mario Puzo, Dan Brown, Sophie Kinsella, Sarah J Maas, Dickenson, Zafon, Louisa may Alcott,Hosseini
Susan Hill, Patrick Gale, Peter James, to name a few.
Neil Gaiman right now. Jane Austen.
I love the dense whimsy of Gaiman. He manages to be both seriously literary and lol funny. Am also a serious JA addict
@Kymme Yes, exactly. I am listening to Neverwhere on my drive to work lately and there are really a lot of moments where I laugh out loud and at the same time I am fascinated by the language (as a non-native speaker). And I am re-reading Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in the evening. Just love her wit so much!
Yes. Both very absorbing
John Crowley author of “Little, Big”
That book was amazing, stayed with me long after reading it.
I found T. Lobsang Rampa’s writing style really good and vivid although his books were. probably fiction and not truth, as he claimed. He wrote, “The Third Eye,” and 12 subsequent books. All were bestsellers for a long time.
Nora roberts ?
James Rollins. Val McDermid. Silvia Platt.
I know I’ll probably get yelled at by somebody for this, but I really admire Stephanie Meyer’s writing. Its not what anyone would call “highbrow” literature, but part of the reason I enjoyed reading the books was because I felt like I got to watch the author grow amd mature in her writing style. Her writing style in Twilight is so different from Breaking Dawn.
No one should ever yell at anyone here. Giving us different perspectives helps us grow. I liked Stephanie Meyer. She was easy to read and created realistic feelings. ??
I have only read Twilight and have all the books on my TBR list.
Nothing wrong with enjoying something entertaining. For me a book is an escape. If the narrative grabs me then that’s enough for me
I totally agree! I see the maturity of authors writing styles and development all the time. One that I’ve recently noticed is definitely Sarah J Maas as I read Throne of Glass
Ooo! That’s on my list, too.
Kate Morton, Michael Connelly, Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
AS Byatt. I love the denseness of her descriptions and the way her words fit together. Also love Terry Pratchett for his whimsy and the way he ties it all together unexpectedly.
Oh also Shel Silverstein and Chuck Palahniuk.
Jane Austen, George MacDonald, and C.S. Lewis. I also enjoy Mark Zuzak (sp.?), author of The Book Thief, et.al.
John Steinbeck & my new favorite, Mark D. Diehl
Steven Erikson. It’s like a virtual firework of images and emotions. I also like a couple of new indie fantasy authors: @Jessica and Marlow York.