A lot of what he writes concerns weird, lonely, outsider types who cannot for the life of themselves understand the chaos of the world around them and that idea appeals to me. Mind you, Heathcliff probably would…. I don't particularly want to know what a smartypants the author is, I just want to fall in love with the characters and know what happens to them. Anita Blake vampire hunter a series that runs over 13 books full to the brim with vampires,werewolves, dark magic, sex and danger and for those of us that like our fairy tales dark and sexy, the merry gentry series is well worth the read Sherrilyn kenyon's books are different, the dark hunter series's is a favorite of mine written over 10 books each book is about a different paranormal romance that ties in to the over all plot of all 10 books while feeding the reader with a juicy new romance. For humor— try Lamb or A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. Pickwick papers- or any Dickens , for that matter 2. We went to the lecture of J.
Between the ages of nine and eighteen I read the Lord of the Rings over and over again. I have a lot of favorite books: Wuthering Heights Emily Brönte , Del amor y otros demonios Gabriel García Márquez , Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen and Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice , just to name a few. Tobias Wolff's a book that convinced Saunders to study with Wolff at Syracuse University, where Saunders still works today , Michael Herr's Vietnam memoir , Stuart Dybek's short story collection , Toni Morrison's , and several classics of Russian literature—Isaac Babel's , , and Nicolai Gogol's. The pages are torn, illuminated with a yellow tint, while the cover dangles only by a thread. Reading aloud with my children is a big help to my writing. Actually, two big non-author influences would have to be the late and very great Joe Strummer and Sugar Ray Robinson.
As editor of The Short Review, a few months ago I reviewed a collection by an author I had never heard of: All Over, by Roy Kesey. It's The Guardian by Beverly Lewis. He began his writing career in 1836, when he started working for London Chronicle as a Reporter. My taste and preferences are in constant metamorphosis, though somethings never change. Mark Twain- for his humor and insights about humanity. Maybe a reread is in order? Who are your favourite writers and why? There are authors I turn to for a good kick in the pants, like. Roald Dahl for his dark humour, Enid Blyton for her sense of adventure, Anne Cassidy for her grit and skilful story-weaving, and Julie Hearn for her prose Who are your favourite writers and why? Bertrice Small writes a great series about a character named Skye O'Malley, loved the whole series.
Iain Banks or Iain M. Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie 3. And Soljenitsyne, Evguenia Guinsburg, and Kafka. I love the way they can take words and stretch and bend the meaning. Who are your favourite writers and why? Remind them that these are some of the authors we have been reading all year long. Kate DiCamillo is my favorite author to read aloud to my kids. Who are your favourite writers and why? It had no words, only bizarre drawings of a boy in the nude swimming in a giant milk jug.
Although I write historical grit and grime, I gravitate towards reading comedy, and some of my current favourites are Malcolm Pryce, Mark Poirier, Garrison Keillor and Bill Bryson. Who are your favourite writers and why? In terms of poets around, I love doing gigs with , , Mr Social Control, ,. East of eden - Steinbeck 6. Robb, Terry Pratchett, Garth Nix, Robin Mckinley, and Melina Marchetta. I also love Elvis Costello and Joni Mitchell and return to their songs again and again. I like the way they use language and the passion that comes through.
So I like the great Russians and their emphasis on character and morality. Who are your favourite writers and why? This goes to show that not everything that deserves to be read sees the light of day. . I adore how she turns a phrase, builds a character, and paces a novel. It presents a lot for society to think about! Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban or the whole series - J.
The craziest, most irreverent book I've ever read would have to be 'The Dice Man' by Luke Rhinehart. Tell them that today they are going to draw pictures from one or more books by their chosen author and write about the author's style or the way he or she writes a story. Who are your favourite writers and why? See if you share favorite books with , , , , , , , , , , , and. Night after night, I would make him read it to me and by the end of the year, the book was weathered and the spine was beyond repair. My favorite book of all time is , a novel about an old man remembering his love affair.
Sarah Waters — really pulls you into the story. I went home for Christmas one year and was laughing so hard in the middle of the night my dad got up and came to my room to ask me to stop making so much noise at 3 am. Not only do they provide a fantastic social history covering the years 1915-1941 but they also give a unique insight into the hazards of a writing life. One of my favorite nonfiction contemporary authors is Eric Metaxas, and Julie Klassen and Francine Rivers are two favorite fiction contemporaries. Yet I include real issues. Who are your favourite writers and why? A river Runs through it - Maclean 5. At Bennington College and Columbia University, my teachers included: Derek Walcoot, Joseph Brodsky, Stanley Kunitz, C.
Who are your favourite writers and why? The other book that I worry no one reads anymore is James Joyce's Ulysses. Step 6: After a few minutes, gather the students back together. My only real complaint with the movie is that there was waaay more time spent in the battle room in the book than in the movie. Mysteries and science fiction are my favorite. I love that kind of combination. His music is complex, demanding, discordant and so melodic at times that it makes me cry.