JK Rowling with her ”Harry Potter” novels, Stephenie Meyer with the “bite” series or Antoine de Saint-Exupéry with his story “The Little Prince” are ultimately famous and successful but only with one book. There is one other kind of authors, the prolific writers who, year after year, even decade after decades remain Bestsellers without tiring their audience. It’s almost a mystery and their success is the last secret of our disenchanted world.
Here they are -the most successful authors –
1. Dan Brown – Sacrilege
Best-selling author. Dan Brown shows how the perfect “page turner” works : short chapters, simple dialogues, simple characters, a couple of murders and an enormous amount of paranoia.
2. Agatha Christie – Murder On The Orient ExpressShe is the queen of mystery stories. Released in 1934, “Murder on the Orient Express” in which Poirot (a fictional detective) must solve the brutal murder of a fellow traveler. The train is stuck on tracks in the snow , no one can escape and yet, the killer does not seem to be on board.
3. Paulo Coelho – Manual Of The Warrior of LightPaulo Coelho writes wisdom for everyone and every purpose. The 65-year-old Brazilian is a master of light style. “All the ways of the world Sweat is wicked away to the heart of the warrior” says in “Manual of the Warrior of Light”. It is a kind of guide, consisting of short, meaningful stories and thoughts. Coelho encourages people to persist in his spiritual search for meaning.
4. Ken Follett – Fall Of GiantsKen Follett studied philosophy and worked in the 1970s. With the spy thriller from the Second World War “The Eye of the Needle”, he landed his first major success and has since become one of the major players in the business. Currently Follett has released “Fall of Giants” also about the war. The author spreads the panorama of a sinking continent of Europe on the brink of the First World War.
5. John Grisham – The Firm
John Grisham comes from a humble background. He grew up in the America and made a dream career. Equal to the second, “The Firm” was filmed, and was a mega seller. After the success of “The Firm” he has written every year book after book, ten of which have now been made into a film. His books revolve around the orbit of the courts.
6. Stephen King – The Rest StopFor forty years he gathers a faithful reader community around, which is recruited across from all classes of readers. Stephen King is in fact a great man of letters, who has long since dealt with the distinction between classical and popular culture.
7. Haruki Murakami – 1Q84Japanese, Murakami is an author of international standing. In novels such as “A Wild Sheep Chase” he developed proximity to Western authors despite following a unique style of storytelling that acts simultaneously digs deep in human nature. In his 1,600-page epic “1Q84” he narrates enthralling as clever story of an almost impossible love.
Murakami has the greatest literary claim among the authors on this list.
8. James Patterson – Along Came A SpiderJames Patterson the 63-year-old American has long worked in advertising. He knows exactly what the readers want , and he gives it to them: emotions, sex, thrill. He also knows how to create an appeal to the people.
9. Nora Roberts – Jewels Of The SunThe American writer, in his early sixties, is loved by her female readership. Nora Roberts loves to write trilogies: the night trilogy, the island trilogy, the storm trilogy and so on. She is considered one of the most successful romance writers of the world. In 1981, she appeared with red roses for Delia her first novel of society. Now she is one of the world’s most widely read authors.
10. Danielle Steel – The Long Road HomeDanielle Steel, is the daughter of a Jewish-German father and a Portuguese mother and grew up as an only child in France and attended various European schools. In New York she graduated from a French-language high school in 1963 and later on she studied at the New York University. “The Long Road Home” is about the girl Gabriella Harrison, who is being abused at home . The hard-hearted mother finally pushes her off to a convent school.