Originally Posted by J. Tithonus Pednaud
Um...those are authors, not books.
In case you didn't notice, most people have been listing authors, and not books in this thread. I'm sure a list like that would be WAY too big for many people here.
I really like Ken Follett (so to the guy who mentioned him before, I recommend his other works), also Terry Pratchett (who is hard not to love), Walter Moers (think something along the lines of german Terry Pratchett, but less satirical) , R.A. Salvatore (though I wish he'd write something not about Drizzt, since it's getting kinda tedious). Michael Crichton is pretty cool, and I recently read the Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer, which I can only recommend.