Who are your all-time favorite authors?
I really admire David Eddings and his novels. I do see repetition in his stories, but they really made me love fantasy novels and made me the fantasy person I am today. I enjoyed every series and every adventure of his characters.
Douglas Adams books were hilarious and I think I’ve read almost all of his books. One day I’ll find a copy of Thanks for All the Fish.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls was my favorite book when I was little. I probably owe that author for a lot of teary reading when I was little. I also like a lot of William Blake poetry, but he was a tiny bit crazy…
J. R. R. Tolkien is another a favorite too. He gave us a world that was fantastic and had a melancholy way about it that isn’t really present in other fantasy stories were every other guy has some crazy magical-fireball-powers-and-secretly-was-raised-by-fairies.
When I was younger I really treasured my dad’s collection of Piers Anthony books. They were entertaining and fun fantasy. They were easy to read and perfect for elemetary school. At the same time I also loved Brian Jacques Redwall series, particularly Taggerung and Marlfox. I’ve seriously reread those books atleast 10 times.
There’s probably more, but these are the ones that impacted me the most.