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I love Brandon's work - and, right now, he's probably my favourite because everything licks along at such a pace and I just love the sprawling epicness of the Cosmere.

Best? I suppose it depends how that's defined. I have a Literature degree so I've covered a fair span of what would be considered classically 'best' some of which I loved (Jane Austin, Shakespeare) some of which I thought was massively overhyped (Charles Dickens). But Jane Austin, Shakespeare and Brandon Sanderson are so vastly different in style, scope, intention - it's virtually impossible to compare them really. 

Controversially for this thread, I LOVE JK Rowling - and, like Sanderson, her books represent comfort and pure escapism for me with many, many re-readings in my life. Margaret Atwood is another writer I adore and whose work (well, novels - I'm not so hung up on poetry as a genre generally) I try to keep up with (although I have lapsed in recent years). But, her books don't lend themselves to frequent re-reads or a sense of escapism.

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On ‎4‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 2:43 AM, podman36 said:

All this to say that I think you sometimes need to know a person more personally than internet articles and interviews to decide if someone’s a “horrible person” or not.

I could not have said this better than this quote right here. I loved Ender's Game. It was my favorite novel when I was in High School. Right before I started reading the rest of the series I had other opinions of him being thrust on me by people who felt personally attacked by the some of Card's beliefs. I have mad respect for the man and his writing ability. After reading the Shadow series I realized how important family is to him. I think he takes a lot of pride in his family.

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15 hours ago, ljósmóður said:

I love Brandon's work - and, right now, he's probably my favourite because everything licks along at such a pace and I just love the sprawling epicness of the Cosmere.

Best? I suppose it depends how that's defined. I have a Literature degree so I've covered a fair span of what would be considered classically 'best' some of which I loved (Jane Austin, Shakespeare) some of which I thought was massively overhyped (Charles Dickens). But Jane Austin, Shakespeare and Brandon Sanderson are so vastly different in style, scope, intention - it's virtually impossible to compare them really. 

Controversially for this thread, I LOVE JK Rowling - and, like Sanderson, her books represent comfort and pure escapism for me with many, many re-readings in my life. Margaret Atwood is another writer I adore and whose work (well, novels - I'm not so hung up on poetry as a genre generally) I try to keep up with (although I have lapsed in recent years). But, her books don't lend themselves to frequent re-reads or a sense of escapism.

Harry Potter was the first fantasy series I ever got into. I also adore J.K. Rowling. And I get super excited when any of my students start reading it because then I can revisit the world through their eyes and I end up loving it all over again. XD

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(I don't remember the names of their author's) but the books The Poison Wood Bible, and Flora, are really good examples of what I'm talking about, The Poison Wood Bible for deep/poetic thoughts, and Flora for crying when I have absolutely no reason why.

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Looking through this, I think most of us agree Brandon Sanderson is the best (We wouldn't be on this site if that weren't the case) but in my mind, a million authors rank close to second because there are a lot of great books.

I'll probably go with Michael Crighton as second just because nobody's said him yet.

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JK Rowling is one of the greatest in writing style, but her worldbuilding just contains too many inconsistencies.

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On 30/04/2018 at 6:06 PM, Weedolfin said:

(I don't remember the names of their author's) but the books The Poison Wood Bible, and Flora, are really good examples of what I'm talking about, The Poison Wood Bible for deep/poetic thoughts, and Flora for crying when I have absolutely no reason why.

I don't know about Flora but isn't The Poison Wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver? I've read a couple of hers and, I agree, her prose style is beautiful and poetic.

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4 hours ago, ljósmóður said:

I don't know about Flora but isn't The Poison Wood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver? I've read a couple of hers and, I agree, her prose style is beautiful and poetic.

Ya your right, thx

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