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Who is your favorite Author?

Discussion in 'Philosophy' started by acewheel001, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. acewheel001

    acewheel001 New Member

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    These days we are bombarded with so many things that at times we are not able to distinguish one from another. Like if you go inside your favorite bookstore, or have just landed on a YouTube site, or perhaps just idly walking in the mall, the choices that are presented to you, in their visaul forms, are just enormous.

    Whenever I go out with my family, for example, and I ask them where they would like to eat, the answers that you'll be getting may range from one culinary option to another, and there are times , especially when the you're running on a shoe-string budget, when the best option is to buy food and just eat at home.

    Be that as it may, it is good therefore to have a favorite because you can save both the time and the drama that goes into the making of a final choice. In life as with books, we all have our favorite authors, probably not just coming from one genre but others as well.

    In spy thrillers for example, my favorites are Le Carre, Ludlum, and their like; for historical novels, I go for H Wouk; for classics, I like Dostoyevsky and Tolkien; for contemporary literature, Marquez and at Coelho.

    Sometimes my old folks will tell me about their favorite poets too that I haven't heard yet and I just listen to whatever good that they may say about their favorite authors.

    So who is you favorite author?
     
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    Sophie Kinsella. She's just an amazing author. Funny, talented and really knows how to capture her fantasies and present them in a way we can relate too.
     
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    Stephen Chbosky. The Perks of Being a Wallflower was one of the first books I ever read where I remember feeling like someone truly understand who I felt that I was at my core. The way Chbosky writes somehow manages to be intensely accessible, while still managing to be eloquent and articulate in a way that most communication isn't.
     
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    George Orwell is not my actual favourite author, but he is my favourite author that writes novels. His books are so heavy with thought and meaning. They often seem less like stories and more like political statements. I have read 1984 and Animal Farm, but I am looking forward to enjoying more of his work.

    My actual favourite author doesn't actually write novels, he writes plays. School really ruins him for most people, but I still love him. Maybe you might be able to guess who? The Bard himself, William Shakespeare. I know he speaks in Old English and is very difficult to understand, but there is a reason why he is so well known. The plots of each of his plays are quite marvellous. He used and created such beautiful phrases that have so much wisdom infused into them. Some of my favourites are: 'All that glitters is not gold', 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none' and 'Have more than you show, speak less than you know." I often feel that Shakespeare is not taught properly in school. It really could be far more entertaining.
     
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    Well I like Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice is such a beautiful romantic book!
     
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    Leo Tolstoy, hands down. War and Peace is one of the best philosophical fiction books of all time. Anna Karenina is also a great read. I would recommend Tolstoy to anyone.
     

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