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Authors worth reading, examples included

Sandy Macdonald "sandymac37"
 
David Copperfield (Penguin Popular Classics)
David Copperfield (Penguin Popular Classics)
"This book has everything.  If a finer book's been written I've yet to read it."
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
"Author of the coolest books being written today - this is my personal favourite by him."
The Crow Road
The Crow Road
"Again, they're pretty much all good (but Canal Dreams, hmmm..).  Witty, intelligent, exciting and thought-provoking."
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books
Lanark: A Life in 4 Books
"A must-read for a Scot, and a damn-well should read for anyone else"
English Passengers
English Passengers
"Superb in scope and composition, Sweet Thames is also a fine read"
The Magus
The Magus
"'A cerebral feast' says one cover review..."
number9dream
number9dream
"I could equally have chosen Ghostwritten, they are both superb"
Metroland (Picador Books)
Metroland (Picador Books)
"Haven't read everything by him (there are many), but the ten or so I've read certainly haven't let me down"
The Kiln
The Kiln
"WMc is brilliant on male relationships in the family and nostalgia - the Laidlaw series and Docherty also excellent"
Only Forward
Only Forward
"For sheer imaginative powers and entertainment there isn't anyone better"
Empire State
Empire State
"Guarantees an easy but hilarious read, this is probably the best stand-alone book"
Eureka Street
Eureka Street
"Intelligent and entertaining writing, makes me want to visit Belfast again, also try Ripley Bogle for intellectual snobbery..."
The Discovery of Heaven
The Discovery of Heaven
"If you're the type of person who wishes to question where we stand with God today."
If On A Winter's Night A Traveller (Vintage Classics)
If On A Winter's Night A Traveller (Vintage Classics)
"Anyone who likes reading should read this book"
Falling Out of Cars
Falling Out of Cars
"Pure imaginative escapism, Manchester style"
Heart of a Dog, The (Panther S.)
Heart of a Dog, The (Panther S.)
"Used to be you could only get Master and Margarita (a masterpiece), thank god we can now get the others too. This one's short, sharp and brilliant."