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favorite authors and their first books:

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johnkeats
Dec. 18th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
Harlan Ellison

First novel:
Web of the City 1958

First short story collection:
The Deadly Streets 1958
colonelpanic
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Thomas Pynchon - V.
tapho
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
Neil Gaiman.

First books I read of his was his graphic novels The Sandman series.

Stardust, Good Omens, Coraline...etc
beccak1961
Dec. 18th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Mercedes Lackey- Arrows of the queen

J.D. Robb (whichevever was the first eve dallas book)

Stephen King- Carrie

and as a bonus, Orson Scott Card wrote ender's game, which is fantastic but the only book of his I can stand.
ignusfaatus
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Thom Jones
Cold Snap
vortex
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC)
Stephen King and I think his first book was Tommynockers

Douglas Adams- Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy. Funniest book I ever read and it was the one that got me started reading novels after High School.

Clive Cussler
Dean Koontz
Tess Garitsen
Neil Gaiman
I don't know what their first books were...
dreamrot
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:22 am (UTC)
Neil Gaiman

First solo novel was Neverwhere, though he co-wrote Good Omens with Terry Pratchett prior to that.
runesf
Dec. 18th, 2006 03:25 am (UTC)
Tolkien

The first published book that he worked on was "A Middle English Vocabulary", but I think you ment non-academic works. . .

then his first would be "Songs for the Philologists" but that was made together with E. V. Gordon

His first book that was his own was "The Hobbit"
thomsirveaux
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:33 am (UTC)
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
tefen
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
From the teenage years: Piers Anthony. A Spell for Chameleon. Which is the start of the Xanth series, a good series at first, though after 29 books, it's become a bit formulaic.

I'll agree with the Orson Scott Card from above. Ender's Game is excellent, but honestly, I like the rest of the series as well and perhaps better than Ender's Game.

I recently read Truman Capote's short stories and found them to be very good, I'm not sure what his first book was, nor have I read it.

Lately I'm reading more biographies than anything else.
aussiephil
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:47 am (UTC)
Stephen King, Carrie.
pasquinade
Dec. 18th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Douglas Adams: "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"
Nick Hornby: "High Fidelity"
Christopher Moore: "Practical Demonkeeping"
Kurt Vonnegut: "The Sirens of Titan"

jadisan
Dec. 18th, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
I'm currently in love with George r.r. Martin's song of fire and ice series which I think you would love actually. His first book was apparantly dying of the light, havent read it.
a_running_dog
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:30 pm (UTC)
More than you cared to know...
Douglas Coupland - Generation X: Tales For An Accelerated Culture (though Microserfs is my fave)
Don DeLillo - Americana (though White Noise is his best and most accessible work)
Joan Didion - Run River (novel), Slouching Towards Bethlehem (essays/non-fic); Play It As It Lays is my fave.
Milan Kundera - The Joke (though would particularly recommend The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
Donna Tartt - The Secret History
David Foster Wallace - The Broom of the System (though Infinite Jest is best, IMHO)
captainlucy
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)
Stephen R Donaldson - "Lord Foul's Bane" (the First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant)
jzsfreak
Dec. 18th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
J.D. Salinger - Catcher in the Rye and Dorothy Allison - Bastard out of Carolina. =)
blue_kamehame
Dec. 18th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
audrey niffenegger, the time travelers wife (first and, so far, only novel)

OR

ayn rand, we the living
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