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So who are your favourite authors? Which writers' books do you return to and will read anything they've published?

George Orwell
Laurie Lee
Terry Pratchett
Marian Keyes
Anita Shreeve
Bill Bryson


I've enjoyed so many books, but these are the writers who, for me, are consistently enjoyable.
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Richard Dawkins
Christopher Hitchens
Stephen Fry
Jeremy Clarkson
Irvine Welsh
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Bill Bryson
Eric Van Lustbader
George R.R. Martin
Tom Sharpe
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I'll go along with Bill Bryson, I like his observational stance, and can I add John Steinbeck. I'd also add Harper Lee but as she only wrote one book it's a bit tricky.
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I'll go along with Bill Bryson, I like his observational stance, and can I add John Steinbeck. I'd also add Harper Lee but as she only wrote one book it's a bit tricky.
But what a book!
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R.L. Stine
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Stephen Leather
Micheal Connelly
David Baldacci
Chris Ryan
Andy McNab
Howard Marks
Rusty someone or other (wrote Marching Powder)
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George R.R. Martin
Stephen Leather
Micheal Connelly
David Baldacci
Robert Crais
Raymond E Feist
David Eddings
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Daniel Goleman
Thich Nhat Hanh
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Dalai Lama
Ken Follet ( when I want to read something light)
Tara Bennet
Dale Carnegie
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I read quite alot and there are too many to list, but recently I have enjoyed:

Robert Ludlum
George RR Martin
Kafka
Dumas
David Wong
Tom Clancy
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Terry Pratchett (what a great universe)
Jasper Fforde (totally mad but very entertaining, everyone must read The Fourth Bear)
Jo Jo Moyes (chic lit, no apologies)
Bill Bryson
Jane Austen
Kevin Ashman
Oscar Wilde
Emily Bronte
William Thackeray
Some Dickens not all
Gena Showalter (pure filth)
Noam Chomsky
Richard Dawkins

and probably a lot more if i think about it long enough
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Enid Blyton
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For me some of the ones not named already are:
Iain Banks,
Michael Lewis (especially Liar's Poker)
Roddy Doyle; though I imagine he can be considered a bit local.
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For me some of the ones not named already are:
Iain Banks,
Michael Lewis (especially Liar's Poker)
Roddy Doyle; though I imagine he can be considered a bit local.
Agree with Iain Banks. I also like Ian Rankin books, too, especially the ones he wrote under the pen-name Jack Harvey.

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especially the ones he wrote under the pen-mame Jack Harvey.
Totally! The Rebus ones are good but the JH ones are awesome! Very very readable!
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