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    JK Rowling is making me love her again. From her current social media postings to her Pen Name, Robert Galbraith's books. I am loving her as an author.


    I've also been very fond of Douglas Adams. I can re-read his books and always giggle.


    Who are your favorites?

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    JK Rowling for me too. She's the reason I want to become a writer. She's also someone I consider an amazing role model in other ways as well, what with her charity work and social commentary.

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    Terry Pratchett. I don't think a celebrity death has upset me as much as his did.

    Others I love: Anne Tyler, David Mitchell (not the Peep Show guy), John Irving, Sarah Waters, Donna Tartt
    "Excuse me Miss, do you like pineapple?"

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    Definitely Ryukishi07. His characters are incredible, and his viewpoints and themes resonate with me greatly. The more quirky parts of his writing I just find really endearing, always reminding me that he's not some kind of amazing human being but just another passionate nerd. And I like that.

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    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, just damn. The Brothers Karamazov was a wild ride from start to finish.

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    Haruki Murakami

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliepanayi View Post
    Terry Pratchett. I don't think a celebrity death has upset me as much as his did.
    Same.

    I grew up reading Pratchett, read every Discworld book at least once, nearly all of them two or three times. I cried when I finished The Shepherd's Crown - the last book he wrote - for the first time.

    Tiffany Aching was my Harry Potter. The first book, The Wee Free Men came out when I was eight or nine, and Tiffany was nine. She immediately caught my attention: here was a difficult child like me, who liked to ask questions and learned complicated words before learning how to pronounce them. She was confronting death in A Hat Full of Sky at about the same time my maternal Grandad died. She was beginning to discover her sexuality in Wintersmith at the same time I was. She was becoming an adult in I Shall Wear Midnight whilst I was having to start thinking hard about my future life choices for the first time. Finally, with The Shepherd's Crown, Tiffany came into her own whilst I came towards the end of University.

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    Vonnegut is probably @ or near the top of my list.

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    azar nafisi currently

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    I want to say J.K. Rowling since I read her books more than anyone else's, but that's too much of a mainstream choice so I'll go with Octavia Butler since she wrote my absolute favorite book Wild Seed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Definitely Ryukishi07.
    Who?

    For me definitely either Brandon Sanderson or Patrick Rothfuss. Rothfuss is a better writer, but at least Sanderson actually publishes books these days.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerith's Knight View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Definitely Ryukishi07.
    Who?
    I see I still have a lot of shilling to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aerith's Knight View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Definitely Ryukishi07.
    Who?
    I see I still have a lot of shilling to do.
    You can start here.


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