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I recently picked up Breakfast at Tiffany's and finished it in one day. (It's a short book.) His style has me hooked--the combination of appealing characters and flowing prose is irresistible. - PetSounds
In Cold Blood is in my top 5.
All I read when I was little was the Magic Tree house books. They were awesome. - Alpha101
Read all of them twice or three times.
Ugh. Personally, I felt as if the Magic tree house books were as clichéd and used the same plot again and again as the rainbow fairy magic books. Are they as dumb as they sound? Yes. So is the Magic Tree House Series.
A brilliant maniac. A twisted saint. Such a deeply caring man veiled by a shroud of drugs and lunacy. No one ever cared more about the real stuff than Hunter. I was at Owl Farm. I witness his constellation. A flawed angel - Hells or otherwise.
He should be higher than John green! His dumb books are nothing in comparison to Fitzgerald, he deserves much higher! Maybe the dumb teens of today should read quality books like The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, and Beautiful and the Damned. His writing style is a true piece of art that would be a total loss not to look into.
F. Scott Fitzgerald would trail Neil Peart and Steven Tyler as musicians, but this isn't supposed to be a list of musicians.
Ok, so I scrolled through this list and found a number of atrocities. Namely the high rank of people such as J.K. Rowling, Rick Riordan, and John Green, don't get me wrong these authors are all good, but they are not top 50 all time material. They have written essentially "pop" books. They might last they might not. I also found no listing of F. Scott Fitzgerald writer of one of if not the greatest novels of all time with "The Great Gatsby." Mr. Fitzgerald may not be top 5 material. But, he is definitely is top 20. He was able to not only define the 1920s but also have a huge lasting impact on the world. Read "Gatsby" or "Tender Is The Night" and you will be amazed by the lyrical prose, vivid imagery, and bittersweet stories.
What? This is the worst list ever compiled on "Greatest Writers of All-Time." F. Scott Fitzgerald may only be remembered by most U.S. school kids as writing that stupid Gatsby book, but he wrote tons of short stories, mostly for the cash, and a lot are fabulous. "Babylon Revisited" anyone? Nicholas Sparks ranks higher, hell even Dan Brown does. A reflection of the sad state of literature. Awful, atrocious, absolutely appalling.
HE SHOULD BE AT TOP! He is amazing I love The Maze Runner and I just can't say anything else he is just a great writer!
Come on, 75? He's not THAT bad!
Pendragon is one of the best series I have read. With comedy, Drama, and creative plots, this sci-fi series is amazing.
I quite admire how he makes real world references like Scooby-Doo. Have you noticed that referencing pop culture like T.V. shows is almost taboo in writing?
Author of Pendragon and Morpheus Road
Also creator of the show "Are you afraid of the dark? "
All of philosophy is still pretty much a footnote to Plato!
I don't understand why he's all the way down, on number 63. His books are extremely poignant, and I love the fact that he's been writing since 1974, and his latest book was made in 2014.
AWESOME books! Sometimes they can be sad, but that just adds to the effect!
What the heck? 58? You have got to be kidding me.
58?!?!? Wow. Definitely top 5.
The guy is a genius
Go Jurassic Park! This guy should be top 5 at least🐲V 3 Comments
More accurately, he ought to be depicted as an artist due to the poignant allusions exuded through his masterful writing.
70? surely because people don't know it...
He was a master of the English language. Take this final paragraph from Call of the Wild as an example:
"But he is not always alone. When the long winter nights come on and the wolves follow their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his great throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack."
One of the most famous of comics.
Please vote for him.
When someone asks for the greatest novelist of all time, a few names should pop up; Dickens, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Camus, Joyce, (George) Eliot... the list could go on. Perhaps towering at the pinnacle of this list would stand 'Proust', the length of whose novel renders him far less readable or widely read, but certainly among the greatest. Though I'm all for other people's opinions... come on: there's no way this guy deserves to be number '145' when Tolkien and Rowling are '1' and '2'!
If any of the voters had read Proust they'd know he should be higher/highest.
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