Thursday, February 10, 2011

Booking through Ground Floor



Which authors have you been lucky enough to discover at the very beginning of their careers? And, if you’ve never had that chance, which author do you WISH you’d been able to discover at the very beginning?

I have read a lot of debut novels. Some of those are so good that one does not feel written by a first time writer. Some have become very popular. I don't really want to specify any author as such.

To answer the second question, I will go back to Charles Dickens. I wish I had been there when he wrote his novels...

5 comments:

DawnTreader said...

Ha... I had the same thought about Charles Dickens! ;)

Tribute Books Mama said...

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday_10.html

Bev Hankins said...

I haven't really gotten on the ground floor for many authors (although I am starting to get requests now). Here's my answer: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/booking-through-thursday-ground-floor.html

Shirley said...

Oh, yes, Charles Dickens would have been a great one to discover!!! Mine is here: http://shirley-mybookshelf.blogspot.com/2011/02/book-tour-sudden-moves-by-kelli-sue.html

Chris G. said...

For me, best example would be R. Scott Bakker. Only *had* to read his first book to be utterly hooked. Brilliant writer. I certainly understand that whole "doesn't feel like a first time writer" sensation. For the second question, though, I'd probably say either Camus or Dostoevsky. To be able to pick the brains of either of those two men? Astounding...