Who are your favorite English-speaking writers?
>>>Oh really, 'cause the Brits are the ones who speak as if they had a big lump in their anus.<<<
I never mentioned the English, the Scottish or the Welsh. You did.
But If it would make you feel any better you could always replace those you had in your mental image with Australians, New Zealanders and Southerners, works also.
American: Stephen King
English: J.K. Rowling
Faulkner - "The Sound and the Furry", "Go Down, Moses"
Steinbeck - "Of Mice and Men", "The Grapes of Wrath"
Harper Lee- "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Melville - "Moby Dick"
Whitman - "Leaves of Grass"
Kurt Vonnegut - "Slaughterhouse Five"
Jonathan Safran Foer - "Evertything is Illuminated"
Adrienne Rich - "Dark Fields of the Republic", "The Dream of a Common Language"
I have to go and be productive. I'll come back and follow up with the British authors when I get a chance.
Great thread :)
Charles Dickens - 'A childs history of England'
Lewis Carroll – 'Through the Looking-Glass'
Agatha Christie – 'Ordeal By Innocence'
Walter Scott – 'Rob Roy' and 'The Heart of Midlothian'.
Alistair MacLean - 'Fear Is The Key'
Dick Francis - 'Rat Race '
(I'm only familiar with this one and I've only read one book of his )
Herman Melville - 'Moby Dick'
Harper Lee - 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Plenty of good authors and books to go around, keep them coming.
To kill a mockingbird fucking sucked.
Mind you, it was a hell of a lot better than The Great Gatsby.
Kill Irony. I'll break his jaw in a hiphop beat.
Why is it that no one ever lists an Australian as a favorite English speaking writer? Oh yeah, because the Ozzie's doesn’t know a complete sentence from their assholes, which is strange since most of them are, themselves, assholes.