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Who Is Your Best Novelist?

I've read quite alot novels by many novelists but i've got a favourite novelist that spoils my brain, JAMES HARDLEY CHASE!! To you guys, who is your best novelist?

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Harold Robbins. Leon Uris. EE Doc Smith. Jilly Cooper.

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Where does one come across their works? After the disappearance of Pacesetters books, finding Nigerian authors has become quite a task.

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wonder why u guys are not mentionin the new generation nigerian writers like nnedi okorafor, jude dibia, helon habila and tope apoola. google these guys and see what great stuff they are writin

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Danielle Steel,

She could make you cry without u even knowing wen the tears start rolling,

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Sounds right up my alley. Will definitely be looking for him now.

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Eric Van Lustbader is a brilliant writer of fantasy and thriller novels. I found his Nicholas Linnear series spell binding to say the least. He also has been writing the new Jason Bourne novels which Robert Ludlum created.

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I've heard about this guy. Will rout up this.

I read what i find interesting and at the moment Jonathan Kellerman interests me. I've almost completed collecting his books.

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How come no one is listing Nigerian novelists?

Chinua Achebe

Cyprian Ekwensi

Chukwuemeka Ike

Bisi Ojediran

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Having a best novelist is tough. There are several brilliant authors for me and they include

Tom Clancy,

James Clavell

Eric Van Lustbader

Agatha Christie

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I will choose Mario Puzo

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I like the works of Sidney Sheldon and Frederick Forsynth but I would plump for Steve Berry.I like the historical research he put to his works and his non-stop action style.

So,my man is STEVE BERRY.

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Connie Briscoe,despite beign hearing impaired tops my list.Bebe Moore Campbell,Fannie Flagg,Anne Rice in dat order.They inspire me a lot.

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it got to be sidney sheldon.any day any tyme

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Oh definately Neil Gaiman for me, I've written about him more than once on my blog. I have a very unhealthy relationship with his books, particularly American Gods.

http://fabulositynouveau.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-love-neil-gaiman.html

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Dnt v one, am shuffling between J.Grisham, J.K Rowling, Sir Arthur Conan-doyle,Enid Blyton and Alex Haye.

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Sidney Sheldon.His books are un-put downable n how on earth could i forget Chris Manby.

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James Patterson

P J Tracy

Karen Rose

Andrew Gross

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Danielle Steel

Sidney Sheldon

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I simply love novels; fiction, romance, crime etc. And i don't make comments on writers i don't know or have not read. So in my opinion, in no particular order the following writers are simply wow:

J. H. Chase ( for starters though but matured readers can still pick up to relieve stress)

Danielle Steel ( good writer)

Sidney Sheldon ( check out BLOODLINE and MASTER OF THE GAME)

John Grisham ( geez, wow, all the works for A TIME TO KILL and THE PARTNER)

Tom Clancy ( so good a writer)

Jackie Collins ( got past this stage in my high school but good all the same)

Fredick Forsyth ( if you haven't read any of his books, dnt call yourself a reader)

Jefrey Archer ( got past this stage too )

Robert Ludlum ( now, i am hooked.)

Ian Flemming

Higgins Clark ( it finishes too quickly for me but i love it anyhow)

Harold Robbins ( got past it too)

Mario Puzo ( wow wow, for matured minds- FOOLS DIE)

Mills & Booms ( read these only when i am short of what to read but my sis just love them)

Sphere ( I have to check this out, can some1 recomend which i should go for)

and all the others i can't remember on my feet just now.

And for African writers, i give it to Camara Laye, Elechi Amadi, Wole Soyinka, Fora Nwapa, Ngugi wa thiong 'o, Chinua Achebe( the master story teller), Cyprian Ekwensi ( the grand pa story teller). I must confess that i have been postponing reading Chimamanda's books 'cos i couldn't get to buy when i had the money, lol)

Gat to get back to work, guys. ciao

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JOHN GRISHAM

SYDNEY SHELDON

DANIELLE STEEL

ELIZABETH LOWELL

TOM CLANCY

KELLERMANS

THE WRITER OF "EYE OF A CHILD"

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jackie collins has to be my fave, has anybody read chances, trust me its the best in the world

sydney sheldon is is my second

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Richard North Patterson (Law)

John Grisham (Overrated, read 4 of his books, i wasnt impressed)

Robin Cook (Medical)

Michael Crichton (Info+ Entertainment)

Tom clancy (politiks & Warfare)

Jonathan Kellerman (Child physcology)

James Hardley Chase (Good Foundation/ incentive for starters)

Nicolas Spark (Love & Poetry)

Fredrick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum (, )

Jeffrey Archer & Ken Follet (2 of a kind)

Tom Perrota (feel good writter)

James Patterson (Hot & Cold)

Cyprian Ekwensi (D best Nigerian Writter.{my opinion})

Dan Brown (Master of symbology & good info)

Danielle Steel (Sadist queen of tragedy)

Patricia cornwell (Pathology)

Mario Puzo, james Clavelis, J R Tolken (Matured reader)

Lorenzo Carcaterra (Breathtaking yarn)

Clive Barker, James Herbert, Stephen King (Horror)

J k Rawlings (Magical fantasy)

Arthur Hailey, d 2 higgins clark, brad meitzer, nora robert, alan folsom, john sandford, gardner, turrow, whitley striber, margolyn, (all good)

Now 2 d Daddy, Baba, Grand Father, Emperor, Chief, Igwe, Olodumare, President, (All d Accolade u can think of)

SIDNEY SHELDON (This guy is out of this world) if u know anybody better than him, please let me know.

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"Best Author" depends on what interests you in a book. Note that I have read millions of books.

For me, the following authors take the lead.

Arthur Hailey - For thoroughly researched, educative and thrilling novels

Sydney Sheldon - his novels are captivating. "Sands of Time" is his best work.

Dan Brown - For controversial, radical books with religious undertones.

Buchi Emecheta - For African, feminine novels.

Enid Blyton - For Children's books

James Hardley Chase - Detective and Crime - though better suited for teenagers.

Danielle Steel - For Emotional, feminine novels

Stephen King - For horror.

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too numerous to mention.as soon as i say that i meeen This writer is my best writer,i discover another one that completely wows me.thats probably cos i am always reading sha.

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Don't call any novelist the best. you either say is interesting cos you're yet to read ten percent

of interested novels.

Any way, I dont have, since am yet to read all the interested novels.

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Mario Puzo & James Hardly Chase

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Mario Puzo and Harold Robbins.

How can i forget the master storyteller, James Hardly Chase

, oh and Sidney Sheldon

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Danielle Steel and Sidney Sheldon!

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Dean koontz ! is like "amongst the best novelist ever " i am surprised no one has acknowledged him . His books are awesome and out of this world !

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have any of u read JK rowlings? she's good she the one for me anytime also i luv danielle steels

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choosing your novelist would be dependent on what you read,as for me i read more of crime,intruges.so i would it to ted dekker

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I think patricia cornwell is tha bomb coz shew right detective novel like no other person.She goes into every detail making it seem like you [email][/email]are there

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chinua achebe and ngugi wa thiong'o

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chinua achebe and ngugi wa thiong'o

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the list is endless, however those that come to mind instantly include:

robert ludlum

margaret weis & tracy hickman

ted dekker

frank peretti

eoin colfer

jk rowling

and so on,

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definitely mario puzo the man was imaginative,well cordinated or else how else could he write so well.just check out the last don its a hit

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richard wright and alice walker +chinua achebe

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Ludlum, Forsythe, Agatha Christy, Stephen King, Michael Crichton - too many to mention. Masters of the game, the whole lot of them!

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I think my best novelist is John Grisham or Sidney Sheldon.

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I dont think I mentioned Paulo Coehlo yet. I love his books! I particularly like his Eleven Minutes which is about a prostitute who lived happily ever after. Anyone read any of his books?

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Enid blyton and francine rivers.

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@SMC engage your brain before opening your mouth,

Drool

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In the doctor's mind the quavering hand roused images of a broken soul stooped by pain

"Madam can you write you name"

More quavering, it appeared as if the more she tried to steady the pen on the sheet, the more her flesh worked to defeat her. At last she gave in releasing the pen to the doctor as the remaining embers of hope fled her desperate hand.

"Madam let me help you" the doctor said drawing the sheet to his end of the table "what is your name"?

"S M C" she replied with a vacant stare "S M C"

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Anthills of the Savannah is superb. I'm glad to see some real literature mentioned on this thread as well as the other stuff. Hell, its good to see people taking out time to read any books so I'm not going to be a literary snob. Keep reading y'all! My dad used to buy me comics when I was a kid because he knew that this would encourage me to read books. Wise man. Besides, I also like Grisham and Ludlum as well as Dostoyevsky. Its all good.

I have a learning curve to climb where African literature is concerned. I've read and enjoyed Achebe, Ngugi (very recently), Frantz Fanon. But I need to read recent authors like our own Chimammanda. Who else? Tell me!

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i luv ADICHIE CHIMAMANDA 4 her book HALF OF A YELOW SUN and PURPLE HIBICUS

and also CHINUA ACHEBE 4 his books ANTHILLS OF THE SAVANNA and THINGS Fall apart.

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Vitastraka,

I love your work! Its awesome! Especially your latest novel, "The Nairaland Thread" where, in the form of an internet chat site for Nigerians, you construct an entire free-form narrative composed from a miscellany of different voices talking about their favourite novelists. I also admire the way you interpolate yourself into the list of characters. Such irony.

Can't wait till the end of this groundbreaking work. Of course, I am also one of your characters - incredible imagination!

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