Friday, March 8, 2013

For #fridayreads, which author do you admire?

After reading TAKEN last year, I discovered I really like Robert Crais' books. I'm a little late to the fan party, I know--the man has written a good bookshelf full of mysteries.

So I picked up his recent release, SUSPECT. The book opens with a chapter written from a military K-9 dog's perspective; I was choked up by page ten... As a writer, it left me in awe. Don't we all wish we could write that powerful of a story?

How about you, readers and writers? Which author do you admire?


  1. Fleur, I enjoy reading books from nearly all genres except romance and one of my favourites is spy/espionage fiction, especially the very conservative thrillers by the late Craig Thomas. They have none of the glamour associated with, say, a Tom Clancy novel but the elderly Kenneth Aubrey of British Intelligence is a very realistic and grounded intel op whom I have grown rather fond of over the years.

  2. I don't think I've ever read any of Craig Thomas' work. It's going on my list :-)

  3. Stephen King. J.K. Rowling. Though it might be closer to "worship" than "admire."

  4. I loved King's book on the Kennedy assassination. Brilliant. Still not a Potter fan--maybe someday :-)