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Who Is Your Best Novelist? by misright(f): 11:58am On Apr 05, 2007
I've read quite alot novels by many novelists but i've got a favourite novelist that spoils my brain, JAMES HARDLEY CHASE!! To you guys, who is your best novelist?

Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by spinoza: 1:56pm On Apr 26, 2007
James .H . Chase?
I never thought some one like Chase can be regarded as a serious novelist
Ever heard of William Saroyan?
The guy is awakening,(a curious way to describe novelist enh?)
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Orikinla(m): 4:15pm On Apr 26, 2007
Cyprian Ekwensi is the one for me.
Pa Ekwensi got published 10 years ahead of the celebrated Chinua Achebe and he has also written more novels and other books than other Nigerian novelists.

He is also the most realistic and comprehensive since he chronicled the different cultures of Nigeria in the East, West and North in his novels and children's books from the classic Jagua Nana to Drummer Boy.

Going on to 90 and he is still writing.

I am going to sponsor the Cyprian Ekwensi Prize in his honour.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by ziddy(m): 11:32pm On Apr 26, 2007
Thomas Wolfe!!!! cool cool
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Nobody: 5:46pm On May 02, 2007
SIDNEY SHELDON IS MY BEST,HIS NOVELS ARE JUST AWESOME AND THE STORY LINE,PHEW, ! U WILL NEVER STOP TILL U FINISH.
DOES ANYONE CONCUR WITH ME?

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Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by nwadinma(f): 5:28pm On May 09, 2007
to me it is Michael Crinchton

this guy writes wonderfull scientific fiction.
he seems to write the kind of stuff i feal i love reading and writing.

some of his works are : JURASIC PARK
A CASE OF NEED.

forgotten the tittles of some but i know he has about 20 novels to his credit.

and hey, he is a trained medical doctor .

just love his works.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by macgozy(m): 1:20pm On May 22, 2007
My best novelist may his soul rest in peace is no other person than the master himself,
Alh, Dr. Poet, writer, Director, producer, Sidney Sheldon
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by macgozy(m): 1:26pm On May 22, 2007
Also this writer is superb "Daniell Steel" what do u think??
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by sewhenu(m): 9:47pm On May 22, 2007
For me its between Robert ludlum and ken follet
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by pearlx: 10:42am On May 27, 2007
John grisham,sidney cheldon(rest in peace),James hadley chase,R.l.stine, d list is endless but gimme daniel steel hmmnnn, am urs 4eva
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by pearlx: 10:43am On May 27, 2007
John grisham,sidney cheldon(rest in peace),James hadley chase,R.l.stine, d list is endless but gimme daniel steel hmmnnn, am urs 4eva
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by doyin13(m): 10:59am On May 27, 2007
wole soyinka . The God writer
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by mezainab(f): 12:13pm On May 28, 2007
Well, i'd say Ted Dekker is my best but there are other novelists who get me thinking anytime i read their bit. The likes of michael Chrichton, Stephen King, Tom Clancy ,John Grisham and ofcourse our very own Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Nobody: 5:39pm On May 28, 2007
I'll pick a number of writers with their best write
Harold Robins - Pirates
John Grisham - The partner
James clavell -  Shogun ( massive book though)
Jackie Collins -  Lucky
Fredick Forsyth- The negotiator
Jefrey Archer - Kane and Abel , Not a penny not a penny less ( 2 in this case)
Steven King - The green mile
Sidney Sheldon - If tomorrow comes , Master of the game ( also 2 in his own case)
Robert Ludlum - The chancellor manuscript
Agatha Christy - The murder of Roger Akroyd,And then there were none and Murder on the orient express
James Hardly Chase - The vulture is a patient bird , Miss shunway waves a wand and The way the cookie crumbles ( I just had to go there for all the Hardly Chase afficionados)
but my personal favourite would be Micheal crichton who has written more than 5 of my favourite books/films
   Sphere,Jurassic park,Congo,Timeline and Rising sun.By the way you guyz should check out Congo and Sphere,very good films.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Nobody: 5:42pm On May 28, 2007
Jefrrey Archer - Not a penny more not a penny less ( my bad)
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by adesilver(m): 6:07pm On May 28, 2007
Sidney Sheldon
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Soundmind(m): 6:08pm On May 28, 2007
I give it to Chinua Achebe.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by xmt(m): 6:12pm On May 28, 2007
hey guys, anybody ever read The English Patient? now that is a work of literature, one of the best, the author Micheal Ontdantje is one of my favourites,
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by easimoni(m): 6:24pm On May 28, 2007
@ apocalypse,
nice list. mine's Agatha Christie - And then there were none.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by 2old4that(m): 6:34pm On May 28, 2007
John grisham,
Whitney Otto
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by tollu: 6:39pm On May 28, 2007
apocalypse:

I'll pick a number of writers with their best write
but my personal favourite would be Micheal crichton who has written more than 5 of my favourite books/films
Sphere,Jurassic park,Congo,Timeline and Rising sun.By the way you guys should check out Congo and Sphere,very good films.



My God, i LOVE sphere!
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by kellorah(f): 6:51pm On May 28, 2007
Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Michael Crichton kiss
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by GDAY(m): 8:13pm On May 28, 2007
@ misright
CHASE also tickled my brains,
Shumway waves a wand , should be my pick
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by lilrukevwe(m): 8:37pm On May 28, 2007
hi every one well miss right i wud go 4 fredrick forsyth like apocalypse went 4 he is mind blowing and can make u go 4 hrs without stopping and also macgozy had anothere one which is danielle stell gush she is the bomb u have to read her books u wud scream 4 joy
enjoy ur self
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Nobody: 8:47pm On May 28, 2007
Sidney Sheldon is the one for me, anyday anytime. But if I considered how much I love Mario Puzo's FOOLS DIE, then I'll say he is the best despite the fac that I've only read one of his novels and seen the film The Godfather from his novel The Godfather. Who has read FOOLS DIE?
And is there anyone who is interested in exchanging novels to read? We can discuss what we have read here.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Tmoni(m): 9:24pm On May 28, 2007
Tom Clancy, definitely, all the John Patrick Ryan series are very good, from sum of all fears to executive orders to clear and present danger to on and on and on,

Frederick Forsyth is also good, cant start naming,

Rober Ludlum is fair too

James Hadley chase is nt a serious writer,

Ian Flemming too is ok
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Lumzi(m): 9:34pm On May 28, 2007
Havent you guys heard of Joanne K. Rowling. Most writers have books which can be waved aside. She doesnt have any. All her books are MASTERPIECES . Is anyone refuting that?, Didnt think so! wink
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Nobody: 10:50pm On May 28, 2007
eric jerome dickey!!
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by kaydee(m): 10:56pm On May 28, 2007
James Hadley Chase
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by spoilt(f): 11:13pm On May 28, 2007
hands down buchi emecheta.
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by Yimsfred(m): 11:28pm On May 28, 2007
anthony robinson
Re: Who Is Your Best Novelist? by amodiaquin: 5:56am On May 29, 2007
I like books by Robert Ludlum, John Grisham, Stephen King, Ted Dekker.Danielle Steel is good but her stories are sad. Anyway my favourite is Francine Rivers

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