[Essentials] Authors

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To celebrate a new forum based on a field I am very passionate about, books, I have created a new Essentials Thread for authors. Post your favourite author so that GBAtemp can know not only the great authors but also the unknown and fledgeling ones.

RULES:
Only one nomination per author.
Do not nominated books by themselves as this is for the authors. Example: J.K. Rowling. Not Harry Potter.
Make sure you have read them
No negatives please.

Essentials [40+]

Recommended [30+]

Noteworthy
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+1 JD Salinger
+1 Stephen King
+1 James Patterson
+1 William S. Burroughs
+1 Walter Mosley
+1 John Steinbeck
+1 Ernest Hemingway
+1 Mark Z. Danielewski
+1 Haruki Murakami
+1 Michael Chabon
+1 Douglas Adams

-1 JK Rowling
 

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Edgedancer said:
J.K. Rowling (2)
Matthew Reilly (1)
Brent Weeks (1)
John Flanagan (1)
Anthony Horowitz (1)
John Stewart (1)
Garth Nix (1)
James Patterson (1)
Eion Colfer (1)
lol that's my name

+1 Ayn Rand
+1 Eoin Colfer
 

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+1 Dan Brown
+1 J.K. Rowling
+1 Stephenie Meyer
+1 Eoin Colfer
+1 Daniel Handler (or Lemony Snicket)
+1 Dan Burstein
+1 Richard Bach
+1 Neil Gaiman
+1 C.S Lewis
+1 Katherine Paterson
+1 Cornelia Funke

My loved authors. I'm a big book nerd.
 

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-J.R.R. Tolkien
-Dan Brown
-James Patterson
-Paul Auster
-Katharine Kerr
-David Gibbins
-H.P. Lovecraft
-Thomas Harris
-Stephen King
-Asimov
-W.J. Maryson
-H. Rider Haggard
-Clive Barker
-Alexandre Dumas
-James Mallory
-J.K. Rowling

And a shitload of others I can't remember right now
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This could go on for a while so only a few for now:

In no order whatsoever.

Frank Herbert
Douglas Adams
Terry Pratchett
Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (to separate them would be markedly difficult)
Robert Jordan
Brandon Sanderson
David Eddings
Terry Goodkind

My main problem with naming authors rather than a series is that some of my "favourites" (including some of those I just mentioned) have produced some utter dross too.
 

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Garth Nix
Douglas Adams
J.R.R. Tolkien
H.P. Lovecraft
Terry Pratchett
David Eddings
Terry Goodkind
Issac Asimov
Dante Aligheri
Frank Herbert
Reymond E. Feist

-1
J.K. Rowling
Stephanie Meyer (I hate the woman >_>)

FAST6191 said:
My main problem with naming authors rather than a series is that some of my "favourites" (including some of those I just mentioned) have produced some utter dross too.

Truly, but then, if the majority of their books weren't good, then why would you like them as authors?
 

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FAST6191 said:
My main problem with naming authors rather than a series is that some of my "favourites" (including some of those I just mentioned) have produced some utter dross too.
I do agree with you Fast but a list on individual books and series would end up with the majority of titles in the
 

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Negatives are necessary for this thread to work out. It gives a field for people who don't like (and have read) stuff from those authors to say "No", it also removes the insane curve "Essential" eventually has. Without negatives it takes only 20 votes. With negatives it could take 50, meaning that there's also people who think it's bad (apparently 30). Putting negatives next to the total as a second number would be a decent way for you to keep track, and for it to be a fair basis. For example I can say that Stephanie Meyer is absolute shit, her books are terrible, she shouldn't be writing. And I'm sure there are others that feel the same, but all it takes is 20 zombies who enjoy crappy books because they don't read real books to come and say it's good for it to be essential, despite the 30~50 possible people who think it's crap, giving the book false fame.


I've yet to see you give a real reason for 'no negatives' it's a terrible idea.

As for Books/Series. It's true that should be what exists, not an Authors list, although some Authors can be put that way, for example Stephen King's books are for the most part similar, so they could just be listed as "Stephen King Titles".
 

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