Originally Posted by HarryT
Any reason why not? All great authors.
That is a subjective postulate. I happen to enjoy Shakespeare, but I also recognize that he is hardly the flavor of the month. For a non-native speaker of English it is more akin to a chore than enjoyment. For someone who enjoys fast packed action thrillers none of these authors are very appealling. They may speak to an intellectually inclined teenager but most 16 - 17 year olds will be buggered to read something they can't associate with, like say Harry Potter.