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Who is Your Favorite/Most Read Author?
« on: December 24, 2019, 10:24:19 AM »
I'm bored over Christmas.  Someone post a terrible answer like Orson Scott Card so we can get drum up more drama in this section of the forum.   >:D

Anyway I started another massive Stephenson tome and was curious who my most read authors were.  Extracting data from Goodreads (they used to have a most read authors option but unfortunately it has disappeared) it looks like I've read 8 books and ~6700 pages by Neal Stephenson.  Terry Pratchett is close behind with a similar page count spread out over 20 books.  For non-fiction I've read 7 Stephen Jay Gould books and ~2600 pages, and I think at this point he qualifies as my favorite science writer.  The whole LBJ series by Robert Caro is 3300 pages, but I'd guess like 700 of those are probably footnotes.

Obviously you don't have to post hard data here on your reading stats, I'm just curious if there are any die-hard devotees of particular authors.

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Re: Who is Your Favorite/Most Read Author?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2019, 11:51:56 AM »
Tried the four book set "Thunder and Lighting" by John Varley?
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Re: Who is Your Favorite/Most Read Author?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2019, 12:42:23 PM »
Not gonna lie, I can listen to the Lord of the Rings audiobook over and over and over.  Ever since I started my deep-dive LoTR course I can't get enough.
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Re: Who is Your Favorite/Most Read Author?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2019, 03:17:58 PM »
Recently it would be Joe Abercrombie, Brian McClellan, and Mary Robinette Kowal

Over my lifetime it would be the classic sci-fi/fantasy writers like Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov and J.R.R.Tolkien