My Favourite Writers and Books

Thanks so much to blogger whatsaysyou, who asked me about my favourite authors in the comments. I just loved the question and thought I’d put it in a post. Here’s what comes to mind right away:

Yann Martel (The Life of Pi, Beatrice & Virgil)
Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle)
Kazuo Ishiguro (Never Let Me Go, Remains of the Day, A Pale View of Hills)
Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance, Family Matters)
Paul Theroux (the travel books)
Kiran Desai
Salman Rushdie (especially the non-fiction, Shalimar the Clown and Midnight’s Children)
Kurt Vonnegut (especially the Breakfast of Champions and Slaughter House Five)
Bill Bryson
V S Naipaul (A House Mr Biswas)
Peter Mayle (especially French Lessons and the travel ones)
Sylvia Plath (the Bell Jar)

…..just off the top of my head as I’m having insomnia once again and thought I’d do a quick post. Will update this soon.

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8 Responses to My Favourite Writers and Books

  1. LeatherPumps says:

    Bell Jar is super sad…. 🙁 I remember I felt extremely disturbed after finishing the book. I remember reading it without thinking too much, until the whole picture came together after the last page, my heart shuddered.

  2. whatsaysyou says:

    I have read one of Kazuo Ishiguro’s short fiction called A Family Supper when I was an undergrad student a few years ago. My favourite authors are Jeffrey Deaver (The Stone Monkey), Scott Mariani (all the Ben Hope novels), Kathy Reichs, James Rollins (The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Excavation), Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club), James Patterson, Agatha Christie, Bram Stoker, JK Rowling, Catherine Lim (The Bondmaid), Anne Perry (Thomas and Charlotte Pitt novels), Karin Fossum (Black Seconds), Adeline Yen Mah (her autobiography Falling Leaves), JRR Tolkien (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), CS Lewis (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe), Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity), Andy McDermott, Sam Bourne (The Final Reckoning) and Tom Knox (The Genesis Secret, The Marks of Cain).

    • bookjunkie says:

      Thanks a million for sharing your favourites….now I have more choices when I visit the library 🙂

      • whatsaysyou says:

        You are welcome. How many public libraries does Singapore have? I am sure you can find those authors’ works I mentioned earlier. There are two Swedish authors I would like to recommend to you which you could find their works in the libraries: Henning Mankell and the late Steig Larsson (The Millenium Trilogy which have been adapted into movies and turned Noomi Rapace into a household name)

  3. Jon Marc says:

    how about paulo coelho? i like neil gaiman and james michener too!

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