Share your favorite author and why (s)he inspires you.
I really like C.S. Lewis. His fantasy work is very inspiring for me because I enjoy the element of imagination and he uses it in such a creative way. I try my best to to write fantasy works and I use his works as my inspiration. I love it. :)
I have never really read any of his books, but he sounds like a great writer. maybe i should read some of his books. What books do you suggest?
I just finished his novel titled 'Till We Have Faces.' I enjoyed it a lot. If you like Greek mythology, I suggest you try this. The first two chronicles of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' are very good too. I mention those because while 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' (the second chronicle) is one of his most famous in the series, 'The Magician's Nephew' (the first chronicle) is the introduction to the world of Narnia and it's always nice to have the background.
Oh yeah, I've seen all the Narnia movies but haven't read the books. I probably should've read the book first, THEN watch the movies. But.... I was dumb. .-.
It's okay. The movies portrayed the books pretty well actually. I was impressed by it. They can't follow the exaxt story line, but it was a very nice presentation.
Isaac Asimov is mine. I quite like the older writers really, their style and the type of language they use, but Asimov works everything so well making his books intruging and exciting, but easy to read.
I Love Sci Fi, but he touches on various other genres as well. I recommened Caves Of Steel if you havent read any of him. He is a genius in my eyes and since I love to write science ficiton and come up with lots of concepts like that, he is an idol. He came up with the three laws of robotics and the positronic brain (yes he inspired the film I robot - the title was even taken from his famous book of short stories!). His characters are interesting and the plots are clever and well thought out, leaving you puzzled but wanting more.
If Sci fi isn't your thing he has done a few short stories of a fantasy nature as he was a fan of this as well. He wrote a series of short stories featuring Azazel, a tiny demonic creature from another dimension who used his "magical" abilities to meddle with the friends of the only human who knows him. (I say "magical" because Asimov and Arthur C Clarke were good friends and they both often refer to Clarkes quote that "Magic is merely science we do not understand").
Anyway I'm going to shut up, because I can talk all day haha
This is very interesting, thank you guys for recommending, i will look farther into it. And BlackBeltJames, that's an amazing way of describing everything. I'll make a mental note of searching for that book in a library. i quite like your way of words, that's cool that you have that language around you. Anyway, uh my turn to shut up. aha. ^_^
ah, yes. To quote from Messy Mondays 'which is better: book or movie"
*Nerd reading book* "OH MY GOODNESS, I'VE BEEN LIVING MY WHOLE LIFE BACKWARDS!!"
Aha. That's exactly how i feel like sometimes. XD
I like Dan Brown. I just like his style of writing, and all the cliff hangers. One after another. its really exciting.
Oh, I've heard about him. my friend really loves his stuff. its like not normal... cause she's obsessed. she literally stays up all night like a maniac and screams when there's a tense moment. i wonder till this day why i hang out with her.