10. Roald Dahl
The famous writer is one of the most influential writers ever who contributed a lot in the children’s books genre. He is the one who wrote Charlie and the chocolate factory, James and the giant peach and Mathilde. You might actually recognise these names one way or another as they have been all adopted to popular movies. When Roald Dahl tried to approach other genres he wrote something like My uncle Oswald, in which a young lady named yasmin seduces men. She seduces them and collects their semen to help women who want to get pregnant. What a naughty twist Mr. Dahl!
9. Mark Twain
Personal recollections of Joan of Arc, is Mark Twain’s favourite and best work according to him. Twain is famous of being a satirist and an atheist, these two fields represent most of his works. He was a satirist in Huckelberry and Tom Sawyer and his atheism showed in his commentaries on the bible in The Bible according to Mark Twain. So, to spend 12 years to study Joan and write about her was just different!
8. C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis is known for being the head theologian of the 20th century. He wrote a lot of books to explain the teachings of Christianity and to stress the words of faith. All of a sudden, he wrote Out of the silent planet, prelandra, That hideous stregnth. The Space Trilogy as it is called was never void of all that is Christian. You have holy interventions at times, he did not miss his signature after all!
7. J.R.R. Tolkien
Let’s just say that you know him more than you think! This man is the one and only writer for the most famous novel The Hobbit. The same exact one that has been turned into a movie, yes it is! Tolkien was famous for writing in language and mythology, however, the mythological dosages varied till he wrote Mr. Bliss. Mr. Bliss is a story of a man who wore a very long hat while driving his car, it was a story which was intended for children. Well, not any more as the man did a horrible job but what could it be?
6. Stephen King
King is a very well-developed writer; he wrote Rita Hayworth, Shawshank redemption and many more popular novels. He loved to use the element of supernaturalism in many of his works. However, in 2004 he wrote Faithful which is a non-fiction book about the Red Sox winning the world series after the breaking of the 86 year Bambino curse. Now, that is something unexpectable for King to write about!
5. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Doyle is the one and only writer of Sherlock Holmes, he is the one who weaved all his fascinating adventures. Doyle’s writings revolve around mystery and adventure mostly. To all of his fans’ surprise, he came out with a book called The coming of the fairies. This book is a non fiction one devoted to prove the existence of fairies. The book was built upon photographs of two young british girls and they are unreal though Doyle believed it. The existence of fairies, Sherlock would have killed himself on this one!
4. Ayn Rand
Most of Rand’s works are about objectivism and dystopia like Anthem. However, in 1945 she wrote Love letters which tells the story of a man sent to war in Italy during World War II and his beloved one back home. He is not good at writing letters so he lets his friend do it and, naturally, she falls for his friend. It was Rand’s first screenplay ever and it was a success.
3. Don Brown
Don Brown wrote six books in his whole career including The Davinci code, the famous movie that was adopted into a successful movie. Then in 1995, Brown wrote 187 Men to avoid which is a comic book. It is ‘ a manual guide’ to all the frustrated women in the dating world!
2. John Steinbeck
Steinbeck is thought to be the best one who captured the American spirit in the begining of the 20th century. He wrote things like Grapes of wrath and Of Men and mice and many more. However, he was always fond of the first book that made him love reading Le Mort d’Arthur by Thomas Malroy. He, therefore, wrote a book called The acts of King Arthur and his noble knights. It was his first literary romance and it was up to the level expected from Steinbeck. However, it was incomplete because of his death.
1. H.G. Wells
The author of The time machine and War of the worlds is not only considered the father of Sci-FI but also wargaming. He was the first one to create a miniature of wargaming. And, why exactly isn’t this expected from him? Well, he is a pacifist.