For Jeff: More about Me

>> Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Jeff King asked: What is your fav book? Who is your fav author? Who is your fav character?

It's hard for me to answer this. I love so many books for so many reasons and I can't remember ever having just "a" favorite book or "a" favorite author (and books or authors don't become favorites without loving the characters). The best I can do is give you some of my current favorites (noting that my tastes change through life).

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - The Liaden series - I love these books. They're not for everyone, but they're filled to the eyeballs with my favorite kinds of characters and societies that intrigue me, flaws and all. And they have humor.

Georgette Heyer - Possibly my favorite author of all time. I've read most of her books dozens of times. She's funny and sarcastic and intelligent. I can't read one of her books and maintain a bad mood.

Robert Heinlein - True, some of his later stuff got pretty weird and flaky, but, when he was good, like with the incomparable The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, he was fabulous.

JD Robb/Nora Roberts - I'd fallen out of love with romance authors (except Heyer) and Nora Roberts changed my mind...sort of. I'm still mostly disgusted, but I like Nora Roberts' work, particularly her In Death series.

Edgar Allan Poe - the best poet EVER.

And more...

Dune series
Count of Monte Cristo


Fruits Basket

Tsubasa: Those With Wings

Pride and Prejudice

Wuthering Heights

And, sadly, I've only scraped the surface.


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