Who's your favorite author or authors?

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Who's your favorite author or authors?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), February 28, 2000


Well some people have been known to poo-poo him, but i ahve always loved Stephen King. His books are an addiction for me and i can never go too long without reading something of his, even if it's a re- read.

I'm also a new fan of Maeve Binchy, and my boyfriend just bought me 5 of her books at a big book sale, so i'm set for awhile.

I love Orson Scott Card, especially Ender's Game. If i ever find his book Children of the Mind, i will use my last pennies in the world to buy the damn thing since i can't find it.

I like to read in general but i guess those would be my favorite (though my guilty sorta secret pleasure is reading Christopher Pike books, mildly horror stories geared at late teens).

-- Sherry (sherina@masc.ca), February 29, 2000.

I've had plenty of favorites over the years. If I enjoy a read I'll usually see if the author has any other books available and if they're anywhere near as good as the first one that author becomes my new favorite as devour their works. You'll never be my favorite with only one book, no matter how good it is.

One author I do keep coming back to is Stephen King. It's a true testament to his storytelling skills, since I'm not at all fond of the horror genre.

-- Dave Van (davevan01@hotmail.com), February 29, 2000.

I love Marion Zimmer Bradley. I am still reading her science fiction darkover series (borrowing from the extemsive library of my mom in law) and she has written stories that tell about King Arther (The Mists of Avalon) and the fall of Troy (Firebrand) from a women's perspective. No, the stories don't please people who are sticklers for historical accuracy. They are re-writes after all. But it's important to start to see some of the worlds mythology from a womans perspective (working class perspective, gay/lesbain perspective etc.) so I think that's it's ok to interpret and re-write mythology and make it your own. After all, there is no 1 version of any myth. I highly recommend all of Marion Zimmer Bradley's novels.

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), March 03, 2000.

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