My favorite books have been books by Terry Goodkind, George R.R. Martin, & Tad Williams. Epic fantasies like them. Wheel of Time was good too, but not my favorite. I also really enjoyed all of the books by C.S. Friedman (mostly sci-fi). Who else? Neil Gaiman, Poppy Z. Brite, Stephen King (horror obviously). That's all I can think off the top of my head. Any recommendations?