Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Favorite Author

We’re talking your number one author, people. All genres and every possible factor included. You have to pick just one, no qualifiers. This is some serious shit here.

I’ll start: Neil Gaiman. Any Top 5 or Top 10 or genre-specific list, he’s pretty much always on it for me. So he gets the title of PoM’s Favorite Author. (Call me to collect your prize, Mr. Gaiman!)

Ready? Go.

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J.R.R. Tolkien, hands down.

He created an entire world full of intricate mythology – from the First Age of the Elves and the city of Tirion (pictured) where the Kinslaying took place, to a strange old wizard pushing a hobbit into an adventure, to the Fellowship of the Ring.

I heart him mucho. (although I admit his writing style can be exasperating at times – he was a literary professor, after all, and not very interested in creating an ‘easy read’!)

Gail Carriger, though I feel I should mention that she makes it to the top of my list for reasons other than artistic merit. (Her books are really awesome though, read them). I’ve seen her at a couple of conventions and I really enjoyed her panels. She has featured fan art from me on her blog twice now. And she inscribed my book with “Viva la treacle tart!” which is hilarious to me.

What’s great about her stuff is she’s written so much and its all a little different. Some are more fantasy, some have more humor, some are darker and lots to read. I’ve now read most of her work but still not everything, which makes me happy. I adore having more books to discover and her books are great rereads.

This has got to rate as extreme mental cruelty.  I cannot really choose, but if I had to pick a RIGHT NOW….I’m probably going to go with Jim Butcher.  Whenever his books get released, I get them Amazon-delivered, ON release date if possible, and as soon as they arrive on my doorstep, I retreat into the book until I’ve finished it.  Usually totally by accident, since I typically promise myself to savor it and make it last.  After the last two books in the Dresden series (which were KICK ASS) I have been not-so-patiently awaiting the announcement of the Cold Days release date.  If you have any sort of incline towards urban fantasy, I highly recommend them.

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