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161 L. Pichon

Love this author so much! Went to World Book Day show today, met her and got a book signed. She is such a lovely person, so kind and loves wearing Tom Gates high heels.

Brilliant books. Although they're not as well-known as DOAWK and DD, these books will become classics.

162 Virginia Woolf Virginia Woolf Adeline Virginia Woolf, born Stephen (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941), known professionally as Virginia Woolf, was an English writer and one of the foremost modernists of the 20th century.

It is an offense against nature to have Roth, Brown, and Paolini in the top fifty but not to have Woolf on the list at all. Mrs Dalloway is a masterpiece of modernist fiction.

Why is she so low? How can she be lower than Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown and Steven Tyler? She deserves to be at least in the top 100, it's contra natura that the author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and The waves... This is the definition of malum in se.

163 Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works.

How was he not already on the list?!

Well, I guess that he only writes in poem might put some people off. There are lots of good writers out there, so it's not a surprise so many good ones haven't gotten higher up.

164 Stieg Larsson

The milenium series is the best

The milenium series is the best

165 Emily Bronte

Wuthering heights is depressing. Talented. - Eil__een

166 David Foster Wallace
167 Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the father of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.
168 Dan Gutman

I love this author his my weird school books are so funny I would recommend them Murphy 6

I'm just voting for him because I know the guy.

169 Natsume Soseki
170 Robert A. Heinlein

Only the guy who inspired modern space exploration...

171 Herta Müller
172 Steven Tyler Steven Tyler Steven Tyler is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and former television music competition judge, best known as the lead singer of the Boston-based rock band Aerosmith, in which he also plays the harmonica, and occasional piano and percussion.

I like him because not just because he is an author, but that he is a songwriter and a rockstar legend. Also he has been to places that we could only imagine to go to. He is a writer that listens with his ears and he also feels with all of his senses not with just one like how most of the other writers do. So overall he is a great writer and cares about others. But lives a double life as a rockstar legend. And that is why I want him to be first. I also think that he is a great role model for other young people in the world because of his life before he became noticed.

I read his book 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You? ' and I loved it. It's based on his own life as a musician and I found out things I never knew before.

I love him because of his musical history and his book "Does the noise in my head bother you". I like the book because of the feelings that he uses.

Steven Tyler a great author? Oh good grief. Where are Harper Lee and Mitch Albom, in your best rock singers list? I'm surprised that Evancho chick isn't on this list.

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173 Brian Johnson Brian Johnson Brian Johnson is an English singer and songwriter. Since 1980, he is the lead singer of the Australian rock band AC/DC, with whom he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. As of April 2016, Johnson is not participating in the remainder of the Rock or Bust World Tour due to hearing more.

I. Love. Ac. Dc. A lot. Keep. Rocking

174 Ayn Rand

Really? She doesn't feature in the top ten. She can construct some strong characters who will never weather. She herself was a great philosopher and strong willed woman. Atlas Shrugged is one of the best books written ever.

Her philosophy has its critics - but no one can deny that she has written some masterpieces - Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead are classics in their own rights.

If more people read her books, she would have been number one.

Simple-minded hypocrite who has corrupted many other simple minds.

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175 Gary K. Wolf

A lot of people don't know that Who Framed Roger Rabbit was based on a comic noir novel called Who Censored Roger Rabbit. Fair enough I'm not sure Gary K. Wolf wrote it with Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse in mind.

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176 Naguib Mahfouz

If you want to know real Egypt read his stories

177 Tom Clancy

I think Clancy has too many three-syllable words in his books for the people who vote here.

REALLY? Number 195? Who even reads anymore if they don't read clancy?

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178 Lucian Blaga
179 Emil Cioran V 1 Comment
180 Wolfgang Hohlbein
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