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My Favorite Authors

Poll #27891 My Favorite Authors

Someone asked me for book recommendations recently and after typing out a long list I thought I'd repost it here in case anyone else cared. But then I realized I could learn things about you at the same time, so I made it into a poll. The following are some of my very favorite authors. To satisfy my curiosity, would you mind checking the boxes next to any author you've read a book by?

Kobo Abe
0(0.0%)
Douglas Adams
5(17.9%)
Julia Alvarez
0(0.0%)
Maya Angelou
0(0.0%)
James Baldwin
0(0.0%)
Pat Barker
0(0.0%)
Amy Bloom
0(0.0%)
Howard Buten
0(0.0%)
Quentin Crisp
0(0.0%)
Edwidge Danticat
0(0.0%)
Don DeLillo
0(0.0%)
Joan Didion
0(0.0%)
Umberto Eco
0(0.0%)
Leslie Feinberg
0(0.0%)
Allen Ginsberg
0(0.0%)

(continued)

Peter H
0(0.0%)
Christopher Isherwood
0(0.0%)
Gayl Jones
0(0.0%)
Larry Kramer
0(0.0%)
Milan Kundera
0(0.0%)
Tony Kushner
0(0.0%)
Li Yu
0(0.0%)
Audre Lorde
0(0.0%)
Norman Mailer
1(4.3%)
Ian McEwan
0(0.0%)
Anchee Min
0(0.0%)
Toni Morrison
1(4.3%)
Haruki Murakami
0(0.0%)
Vladimir Nabokov
0(0.0%)
Sylvia Plath
1(4.3%)

(continued)

Minnie Bruce Pratt
0(0.0%)
Rebbecca Ray (yes, that's how she spells her name.)
0(0.0%)
Arundhati Roy
0(0.0%)
Salman Rushdie
0(0.0%)
Joanna Russ
0(0.0%)
William Shakespeare
2(6.7%)
George Bernard Shaw
0(0.0%)
Gertrude Stein (um . . . within limits, you understand. I like her in her more comprehensible periods, particularly Ida: A Novel.)
0(0.0%)
Leo Tolstoy
0(0.0%)
Sue Townsend
0(0.0%)
Gore Vidal (some of his histories bore me, though . . . I prefer Myra Breckinridge.)
0(0.0%)
Alice Walker (I can't stand her early stuff but anything since The Color Purple is great.)
1(3.3%)
Edmund White
0(0.0%)
Jeanette Winterson (I prefer Oranges are not the Only Fruit; I find some of her wilder experiments frankly embarrassing.)
1(3.3%)
Banana Yoshimoto
0(0.0%)

Is there anyone on the list above whose books you really disliked?

Read any other good books lately? Care to recommend a few?

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