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My Top Ten Best Authors

Added: Friday, October 28th 2011 at 6:16am by dexter-yarbrough
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I have always enjoyed reading a great story. And like you, I have my list of best authors. You can check out my list here . I look forward to finding out who is on YOUR list of best authors!

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Yeah...excellent & interesting list dexter.  I like James Michener a lot....probably because he wrote about people and places very close to my heart.  My moms Japanese from Hawaii and we could definitely relate to the book.  The history and some of the characters in Chesapeake hit home cause thats where my dad and his people are from...Delaware.

Hi Mikeysmom! James Michener is fascinating. Well then his book, Sayonara is one in which you may be partial, taking into account your family background, huh? And Chesapeake depicts a number of characters and voyages over almost 400 years!

Maybe I should have done a top 20 list. Michener certainly would have been on it!{#basic-laugh.gif}

First of all dexter...please feel free to call me beverly or bev.  mikeysmom is soo long. :)

yes!!  loved Sayonara...and could definitely relate.  In the book Hawaii, the section about Japanese laborers had a snippet about my grandfather and we all thought it was very cool and of course proud of him.   Although the names were changed to protect the innocent. :)  Our Chesapeake ancestors were not noblemen or rich...rather watermen and Indians.

Thanks, Beverly! Hawaii was a great book about the arrival of the original Hawaiians and how (and why) the Chinese and Japanese immigrants arrived there. It is really something about your grandfather. I haven't read the book in about 5 years (sitting on my bookshelf) but I love how the story relates the different points of view.

You come from a famous family! Hooray!{#basic-wink.gif}

LOL...famous or infamous....not sure dexter.  but they're family either way.

I like six in your list. My very first Dickens book was Oliver Twist, went on to read all the others. Stephen King is my favourite as well, have bought every one of his books. I have found another author I like and had to buy all twenty of her series of 'Agatha Raisin' stories, she's called M C Beaton. Don't think she would be your type but think women would like her as she is quite funny. Or rather, the antics Agatha Raisin gets up to are. She also wrote the Hamish Mcbeth books which were turned into a tv series. But I am always going into charity shops and picking up authors I've not heard of before, but want to give them a go, mainly because they are thrillers/crime type.

Hi Hillmate! In fact Marion Chesney IS my type. I love the Agatha Raisin stories. My favorite is Agatha Raisin and Love, Lies and Liquor. And as for Hamish Macbeth, I love his character. I feel bad for him because he has had failed relationships (Priscilla and Elspeth). But I love his character!!!

As I mentioned to Mikeysmom, I should have done a top 20. See, we have something else in common!{#cheerleader.gif}

Except for Austen our top 10 is different but as in songs, movies, etc. I find it so hard to pick ONLY 10 but to start--in no particular order--Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, John Rechy, Jane Austen, Larry Kramer, Felice Picano, James Baldwin---wait! Go here

http://www.blogster.com/greatgayauthor/

go to first 100 posts and you will find my 100 favorite authors!!!!  :O)

Hi GM! Yes, I love your list! In terms of gay authors, I am fond of the work of E. Lynn Harrs, James Baldwin and Alice Walker. But my all-time favorite has to be Gore Vidal. His book, Myra Breckinridge , to me, is still a profound satirical novel that should elevate the mind to a new thinking level!

A close runner up to Gore Vidal would have to be Truman Capote. In Cold Blood still send chills up my spine and Breakfast at Tiffany's is endearing to me. Thanks for sharing the names of these other great authors. Fascinating!

I can't pick best but I never tire reading Kramer, Williams, Rechy--oh, oh I am repeating my list!!!  LOL

It just so happens most writers I admire are gay and in most cases I read them before I found that out! :O)

I've got to say, from number one to ten: Cliff Isaacson, Leslie LeCron, Kevin Trudeau, David Lieberman, Deepak Chopra, Malcolm Gladwell, Ruper Sheldrake, Bruce Lipton, Phil Cooke, and Erich von Danaken. 

Hi Alex! Great authors here. I would say my favorite would be Deepak Chopra. Thanks for sharing!

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