Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by Gandalf the Grey, May 24, 2002.
Tolkien, I loved the Lord of the Rings.
Other. It's all about Philip Pullman and His Dark Materials. Who doesn't wish they had their own daemon?
Just thought I'd mention that Rowling has never read LoTR or Narnia. How can she steal info from books she's never read?? Not to mention that most epic stories including SW follow Campbell's mythology/religious/journey of a hero storyline. Don't get me wrong, I love Tolkien too, but I think that one can love both series.
Seeing how the only author I had read on that list was Tolkien, and I'm not a big fan of his, I voted 'Other'. I want to read Gaiman, though. He's supposed to be great. Anyway, my favorite fantasy author... I don't have one. I have about five I love to pieces, but not just one.
J.K. rowling,Harry Potter
Sara Douglass is the best fantasy author of all time, followed closely by Juliet Marillier and Trudi Canavan. The only two on the list that I've read are Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind, and I enjoy them both very much.
J.r.r. Tolkien all the way.
Other: Ursula K Le Guin for her Earthsea cycle.
sarah douglass. she wrote "the wayfarer redemption"(the wayfarer redemtion, enchanter, starman, & sinner so far, 2 more to come!)series and "The Troy Game" both of which rock.
J.R.R. Tolkien. No one is even close.
Tolkien. I really don't know how many times I have read LotR.
J.K. Rowling all the way man
Tolkien, I read Lord of the Rings when I was ten and it got me into reading.
I voted other.
I like J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter ... duh)
and Marion Zimmer Bradley (who sadly passed away in 1999) for her works of Mists of Avalon and The Firebrand.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter series. Her writing is so engaging.
I cannot stand Tolkien's writing style. Had to slap myself several times to stay awake in "Fellowship". Tried "The Hobbit", "The Two Towers", and "Return of the King" ... ended up utterly bored. I kept trying to read his books because so many people enjoy them - I don't and I never will.
Tolkien was the best of the best, but he doesn't really count, too old. I had to go with other R.A.Salvatore.
J.R.R. Tolkien with Lord of the Rings wins my vote. I do like Herbert and his Dune series, but as read in the first few posts he's more sci-fi.