Who’s your favorite author and why?
@Victoria, her books are well written and just all around good reads. They capture your attention and keep it!
Did you read Solomon’s Sieve by the same author?
Yes sir. I read the entire series, more than once.
Is it weird if I say Stephen King when I’ve seen more of his films than reading his books? I like him as a person. He just churns out books and you can hear his passion for writing in interviews. He had a bumpy start to success and I find him interesting in general. Pretty down to earth and not stuck up at all.
I was a King fan before I read his books, so it makes plenty of sense to me.
So you like horror and supernatural movies ?
@Khalid yeah and I binge watched interviews with SK he is so smart and chill. I think it’s precious he wrote a book with his son.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us @Violet
Kevin obrien. I love his style of writing so much.
You like thrillers, what’s his best book for you?
H.P. Lovecraft, because he created a new mythology with his stories.
So you like horror fiction? What do you think about Edgar Allan Poe?
I don’t like him.
Dan Simmons. He’s written my favorite science fiction novel, my favorite historical fiction novel, my favorite crime novel, and some of my favorite horror novels. He can write any genre and write it well.
Can you name those books that you liked?
In the same order as my comment: Hyperion, The Terror/The Crook Factory, Hardcase, Summer of Night/Carrion Comfort/Children of the Night/Song of Kali. I’ve read all his books and loved every one. I usually find that the more I read an author the less I appreciate them as I pick up on their little ticks that they put in and it annoys me(James Patterson likes to have his characters talk about the music they’re listening to and books they read), but with Simmons I have not picked up anything.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts @Alex ?
OMGS I adore Dan Simmons too. He’s a dang genius.
James Patterson. He is the best at making stories with constant twists and punches to the brain. You need a seatbelt to wear before you start a book and its impossible to put down. I literally read everyone in a day of non stop reading
Did you read alex Cross by James Patterson
She uses no fancy tricks or language, and yet creates characters that simply jump off the page. I can hear their accents, see the fabrics of their clothes, smell the perfume they wear and know the color of their eyes.
She is to story what Julia Child is to food: a master.
What book of hers would you recommend to read?
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
And peril at end house ?
@Violet The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is brilliant, and so is And Then There Were None. Murder On The Orient Express and Death on the Nile are wonderful too.
@Violet and then there were none ?
I love Amy Tan
Did you read the joy luck club by Amy tan!
@Khalid yes. I have read all of her books. She’s an amazing author
Yeah, me too ??
Another constant reader right here too. ?
James Lee Burke because of the way he describes people, locations, weather. It feels like I am in southern Louisiana again.
So you like mystery novels?
Yes! And I love southern Louisiana with all the culture.
Anne Rice. Her writing is rich in detail and her stories always are gripping. I also genuinely like her as a person. I like that she tries to understand all sides and doesn’t have an attitude of judgement.
Hi Jennie, I think she’s an author of fiction, Christian literature and erotica. What do you like exactly ?
Khalid Joulid I love her Vampire Chronicles and her stand alones like The Violin and The Mummy. She writes a lot of supernatural which is what I like. I didn’t like her sleeping beauty series which was the erotica. It was a bit too much for me.
Okay, okay. So you are keen of vampire series and stuff ? Erotica is for artists and painters ? Anyway, thanks a bunch for reacting and commenting ?
Yes Anne Rice is awesome. I even like queen of the damned the film even though she doesn’t ?
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child because their books saved my life when I was just a 12 year old locked in a closet while living through an abusive childhood. Their writing style is full of a special kind of charm; like a subtle magic, controlled and exquisite that makes you fall in love with reading all over again. Their books are crafted with a sense of bravery and adventure and with just enough humor mixed in with the darkness that you begin to see the world just a bit differently than you did before ❤
I’m so sorry you went through that. I’m glad you had those books to escape to.
Awe, thanks Amy for sharing your ideas with us ? And I hope you overcame your childhood sufferings ?
What a wonderful testaments for the Ealing power of books. Sorry you had to endure that kind of treatment but glad you had books to help you through it.
Jonathan Kellerman, because he describes so well in his books, location, the human psyche and the mystery.
That’s so interesting. I am fond of psychology and mental disorders series and books. Thanks for your feedback Kelly ?
Anytime, there are about 30 in a series that keep that main series which I like.
Bill Bryson. He is very informed and informative and laugh out loud funny.
Did you read A Short History of Nearly Everything ?
I did. I have read everything he had written.
So, you like crime novels ?
S.king,hes awesome all around
Terry Goodkind. I love his Sword of Truth series! Fantasy is my favorite genre of books.
Did you read wizard’s first rule ?
@Khalid yes! I have read all of them up to The Third Kingdom. I own that one, but haven’t read it yet. I also read the prequel and Law of Nines. I absolutely love them!
Well given that JK Rowling is a crowd favorite, I’ll go with Tahereh Mafi, because she’s such an elegant wordsmith ❤
Did you read shatter me ?
Diana Gabaldon. Not only do I love Outlander, but she changed my life on a personal level.
Awe, cool ?
There are too many good authors to count
You can share their names with us ?
Then, you are keen on vampire series and stuff ?
That I am. I love Contemporary Romance the best, but Bella has a talent that pulls me in to everything she writes, even her dystopia novels, and the thriller suspense ones. ☺
I love Shakespeare because I love him
Yeah, he’s great ?
J. K. Rowling for her sense of humour, the Bronte sisters for their vision, Lee Child for his character (jack reacher), Jeffrey Archer for his storytelling, Stephen King for his insights. All of them for quality & style
Thanks a bunch for sharing your opinions with us ?
It’s changed all the time but perhaps cormac McCarthy ?
Did you read the road by the same author!
Susan Wiggs. Stories always touch my heart and the writing is so good. I will often stop just to read a passage to my husband.
Did you read Summer at Willow Lake?
I’ve read the whole series and loved it.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon because the shadow of the Wind is just the most perfect book ever
Sarah J Maas because she’s queen
Susan Ee because she is the reason I am addicted to reading now
Yeah the shadow of the wind is one of the best books, you are the first one to mention Carlos Ruiz zafon ? Hey Lea, I like your tattoo ?
Thank you ! I love that snooker table! ?
Well. He’s not that well known outside of Spain.sadly… But the shadow of the Wind was one of the first books I fell in love with 10 years ago.
JRR Tolkien because he wrote the brilliant hobbit and LOTR
Pat Conroy not because three of his books were made into movies but because besides his beautiful phraseology he makes the people and places in his book come alive. My personal favorite is his book “Beach Music”. “The Great Santini”, “The Prince of Tides” and “Conrack” were movies based on his books.
“Beach Music” is one of my all-time favorites… Conroy had a way with words that reminds me of F. Scott Fitzgerald, almost lyrical in nature. The settings he painted and the characters he crafted were multi-layered, nuanced, and all too painfully real.
@Kathy True, but I do think it’s the easiest to get into – although I really wasn’t prepared for how dark and deep it got. At the end of the day, it’s a beautiful love story – and that love takes many forms.
Thanks for sharing your book reading experience with us guys ✌️
James Patterson – He keeps me wanting?
I adored Beach Music! That and The Water is Wide are the only 2 I’ve been able to finish…Great Santini is a good novel, but the Dads behavior was to much for me. If you havn’t, give Erich Segal’s books a chance. My favorite is Doctors, Prizes and Acts of Faith but his most famous was Love Story, which was made into a movie with Ryan O’Neal and Ali McGraw. Both the book and movie are worth getting into, I just prefer his lesser known works.
Janny Wurts, for her gorgeous use of language, complex plot and character development, and the fact that she trusts her readers to be smart enough to follow it all.
Did you read grand conspiracy?
Khalid Joulid _Grand Conspiracy_ is my favorite in the entire series! I love that series to the point of obsession…
John Connolly cos his books are fantastic, great writer and a lovely person
Did you read The Book of Lost Thing ?
@Khalid read all his books
Edgar A. Poe -He wasn’t afraid to write about the darker side of the soul that exists in all of us. #thetelltaleheart
Yeah, one of the best horror writers ?
Cindy Freland because she helps children learn about the Chesapeake Bay.
Tie between Neil Gaiman and Sara Gruen. 🙂 Both because their style makes their stories easy to read and follow, and theirs are the only books I can’t put down.
Again…Wayyyyyyyy too many to mention. 🙂
M William Phelps since Ann Rule died
Gotta go with Stephen King. He has had my heart over 40 years, you can’t pigeonhole him as horror. He writes about life. He is marvelous.
Yeah, I agree ?
Susan Mallery, Linda Lael Miller, Maisey Yates, Robyn Carr. love small town romance and they all do them,
Did you read forever a hero linda lael miller?
Brenda Novak,Debbie Macomber,Beverly Lewis,Wanda E Brunstetter
I think all of them are women ??
Sarah J Maas .. because she keeps me intrigued and excited at every word. Adventure in every sentence.. she’s amazing
Did you read a court of mist and fury?
Yes.. reading it now actually.. almost done..
Brandon Sanderson because of his immersive worlds
Did you read the way of kings ?
I have started way of kings but havent finished it. However i have read 9 other of his books thus far
J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter series is what got me into reading. And I’m a sucker for world building. I love the world she created.
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