This list of household name authors are regarded as some of the best writers of adult fiction. Not only have these famous authors managed to capture wide and global audiences but many have spawned successful films, and binge-worthy TV series. If you're looking for your next favourite book to read then look no further than this list of thought-provoking authors of literary magnetism.
1. Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale catapulted her into fame and has been remade into a hit series available now on Amazon Prime.The original books offer a startling dystopian portrait for a grim American future where women have one main purpose: to breed.
Offred is the central character of The Handmaid's Tale who lives in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed as a handmaid in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford and assigned the name Offred, which means of Fred. Her purpose in Fred Waterford's hosue is to breed children. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.
Atwood's literary genius is undeniable and her books are often listed on university reading lists as they are referenced in popular culture and politics. The Handmaid's Tale series is poignant and important as a reminder that our modern world is fragilely balanced and dependent on us all to maintain.
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2. Stephen King
Stephen King is so much more than a master of the horror genre, his work is remarkably moving and captivating. Every story from King's imagination is entirely unique but told with a startling clarity that will affect you to your core. At Books 4 People we've selected a 4-pack Stephen King masterpiece collection that will keep you engrossed for weeks. The collector's edition contains such well-known fan favourites as Pet Cemetery, The Shining, IT, and Doctor Sleep, which is King's latest highly anticipated follow up sequel to The Shining.
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3. Khaled Hosseini
Khaled Hosseini moved the world when he published The Kite Runner, the emotionally moving story of twelve-year-old Amir who is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament in pre-revolutionary Afghanistan. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what will happen to Hassan that afternoon; an event that is to shatter their lives. After the Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.
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4. Cormac McCarthy
No one does dystopian reality as good as Cormac McCarthy, who is a master of girt and harsh truths. McCarthy's most famous novel is The Road, the searing, post-apocalyptic novel that has instantly established itself as a modern classic ‘The first great masterpiece of the globally warmed generation.' Here is a new great American novel which, at a stroke, makes McCarthy a contender for the Nobel Prize for Literature.’ Andrew O’Hagan A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading slowly for the coast.
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5. James Patterson
James Patterson is widely regarded as the world's leading mystery and crime novelist with a realist style that will make you feel part of the action. In one of Patterson's most famous books 6th Target a lone gunman goes on a shooting spree aboard a packed San Francisco ferry, Lieutenant Lindsay Boxer is called in to investigate. At the scene she finds three people dead and Claire Washburn fighting for her life. Lindsay promises to find whoever did this. But its a promise she may not be able to keep. As the investigation makes its way to court, news of a child abduction comes through. Lindsay discovers that more children have been taken. But with no ransom demands, the abductions don't seem to make sense, unless the kidnappers aren't planning on returning their hostages.
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