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Old October 7th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #51 (permalink)
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The Warded Man is on my to-read list too

Is the black prism series by the same guy? Which is best in your opinion?
No, black prism is brent weeks. His only other books are the NightAngel trilogy. NightAngel (hence the user name) is one of the best series i have ever read... and i have read a sh*t ton of stuff

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No, black prism is brent weeks. His only other books are the NightAngel trilogy. NightAngel (hence the user name) is one of the best series i have ever read... and i have read a sh*t ton of stuff
Ahhh right. I knew I recognised the name from somewhere. I still need to read the Night Angel books too :P

My to-read list is pretty massive right now.... Shouldn't have bought a kindle
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Ahhh right. I knew I recognised the name from somewhere. I still need to read the Night Angel books too :P

My to-read list is pretty massive right now.... Shouldn't have bought a kindle
Been wanting one, although the sony e reader seems to have the most functionality. Anyways i just use my phone, works good enough i suppose. And you should bump NA up on your list, i promise you won't regret it, lol.
Now if we only had our own sub-forum to discuss in greater detail all these books
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I'm big into the Tom Clancy stuff.

I read the entire netforce series (11books?) and I loved every book. My favorite so far to this day despite reading them several years back.
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"Lucifer's Hammer" "Footfall", "The Ringworld" series, almost anything by Larry Niven
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looks promising though... got it pulled up on amazon.
Not sure if i gonna start Prism after i get done reading old school Zahn
The Warded Man was really really good, but I'm not far enough into The Black Prism to decide yet. If it is anything like his previous work it's going to be a tough call.
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.I tried The Wheel of Time and actually made it through quite a few of them but I never finished. Can't recall why...
I have an idea. It goes: "Egwene tugged her braid," "Nynaeve crossed her arms under her breasts," and "____ smoothed her skirt." Repeat--tug braid--this about--smooth skirt--fifty times a chapter--cross arms--and you've got--tug braid--Waste of--tug braid--Time. I'm surprised anyone can get through that sludge without throwing up or consigning the book to the nearest fire.
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Gotta say the Cherub series
Havent been able to read any other book since
Last time I read a book voluntarily (apart from a Cherub installment) was 2 years ago

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by chris moore
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Another epic read from back in the day

Flowers in the attic by VC Andrews
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Um... this is our book sub-forum and music sub-forum is probably all you'll see. Although you never know, create a thread in the suggestions section and garner some support. Thats how I (with roze's help) got enough people to chime in and make this happen.
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Favourite series that I own:
Song of Ice and Fire - by George R. R. Martin - septology - 4th book out:
Medival fantasy and has been adapted by HBO. Series a bit more on the mature side and deals with a lot of throne intrigues and exploits. It's quite 'graphic' with the fightings (love it) and there are a bit of sex, incest and rape througout the series. One thing I'd caution is that Martin is very slow with his works
Don't know if you've heard about this already Roze:
George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is really almost done!
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Don't know if you've heard about this already Roze:
George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is really almost done!
Star Wars: Red Harvest, Joe Schreiber: The pitch for this book is simple: zombie Jedi. It's the prequel to last year's Death Troopers.

Zombie jedi?!?!
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Star Wars: Red Harvest, Joe Schreiber: The pitch for this book is simple: zombie Jedi. It's the prequel to last year's Death Troopers.

Zombie jedi?!?!
lol
I love zombies. I love Jedis. This sounds like a formula for awesomeness!

Is Death Troopers any good?
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My favorite novels are:

A Perfect Spy by John le Carré
The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (the one book I think everyone on this planet should read)

In general, I like these authors and novels:

John le Carré
Graham Greene
Alan Furst
Martin Cruz Smith
Philip Roth
Gore Vidal
Gabriel García Márquez
Peter Carey
Patricia Highsmith
Paul Auster
Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
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I love zombies. I love Jedis. This sounds like a formula for awesomeness!

Is Death Troopers any good?
Haven't got around to reading it yet, just tried reading Crosscurrent and had to stop. Its from an author that i am unfamiliar with and he didn't do much to draw me in. (to be fair i was at work and only got 10 pages into it) First time i ever did that with a Star Wars book.
Death Troopers sounded like a really good story, i own it so will be reading it shortly.
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George R.R. Martin's A Dance with Dragons is really almost done!
Thanks Xyro, but this is nothing more than another rumour. I don't take the words of the editors as concrete fact. GRRM has said nothing about the book being completed on his blog. A couple more chapters mean very little as it could take him up to a year to finish it, lol. He is known to be a perfectionist and he has redone a whole book when it was closed to completion. Call me skeptical, but I won't believe it until I have the book in my hand. At this point in the fandom, I won't be reading any of his work until he's completed the series.
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Can't believe I forgot to mention Frank Herbert's Dune! An excellent sci-fi book and a pretty good series as well.
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Thanks Xyro, but this is nothing more than another rumour. I don't take the words of the editors as concrete fact. GRRM has said nothing about the book being completed on his blog. A couple more chapters mean very little as it could take him up to a year to finish it, lol. He is known to be a perfectionist and he has redone a whole book when it was closed to completion. Call me skeptical, but I won't believe it until I have the book in my hand. At this point in the fandom, I won't be reading any of his work until he's completed the series.
Sounds like the up and coming Patrick Rothfuss,

Old school favorites:
David Eddings; Belgariad, Mallorean, The Elenium, The Tamuli
Piers Anthony; Loved Xanth growing up and all 30 (last i checked, though i've only read 25 of them) hold a special place in my heart. First 12 or so are great for all ages but increasingly kid oriented imo nowadays
Hitchhikers Guide - Douglas 'Da Man' Adams, lol
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Thanks Xyro, but this is nothing more than another rumour. I don't take the words of the editors as concrete fact. GRRM has said nothing about the book being completed on his blog. A couple more chapters mean very little as it could take him up to a year to finish it, lol. He is known to be a perfectionist and he has redone a whole book when it was closed to completion. Call me skeptical, but I won't believe it until I have the book in my hand. At this point in the fandom, I won't be reading any of his work until he's completed the series.
Sorry, I didn't really read past the first few lines of the article :P

I guess I should hold off on starting that series then.
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Sorry, I didn't really read past the first few lines of the article :P

I guess I should hold off on starting that series then.
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I read "Game of Thrones" in The Song of Ice and Fire series and really enjoyed it. I started the second book, but for some reason just could not get into it...
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I've read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings by GRRM. While his characters are excellent and his dialog is very good, he dragged it out longer than what I could bear.
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What is it about? He wrote a few star wars novels and i really enjoy his work
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What is it about? He wrote a few star wars novels and i really enjoy his work
I agree he has some great stuff.

In this particular book (it's part of a trilogy that I have yet to finish) there are 4 characters on a journey - but the best part about it is that they are technically all on different journeys even though they are traveling together.

It's a mystical world, one with magic and wizards, but not technology like motors and things of that nature. Travel is by foot/horse carriage.

The 4 characters set off for a long journey by foot - there is a dwarf trying to find his lost homeland, a dark elf from the underworld who is in exile from his people (he's great warrior with dark magic), a large barbarian warrior, and a halfling running from an assassin.

Ultimately there is a wizard following them as well, looking for "a certain something". He has all sorts of tricks up his sleeve.

There are battle scenes and drama throughout. It's a fun read if you are into fantasy/mystical worlds and journeys.

What I love about it is that everyone is on a different journey but traveling together. It's not like they are all out to go to get one thing or find one place. Lots of variation, cool battle scenes, comedic relief.. Almost like 4 stories in 1.

I'm actually reading it again because I liked it so much. Then I have to read the rest of the trilogy.
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I agree he has some great stuff.

In this particular book (it's part of a trilogy that I have yet to finish) there are 4 characters on a journey - but the best part about it is that they are technically all on different journeys even though they are traveling together.

It's a mystical world, one with magic and wizards, but not technology like motors and things of that nature. Travel is by foot/horse carriage.

The 4 characters set off for a long journey by foot - there is a dwarf trying to find his lost homeland, a dark elf from the underworld who is in exile from his people (he's great warrior with dark magic), a large barbarian warrior, and a halfling running from an assassin.

Ultimately there is a wizard following them as well, looking for "a certain something". He has all sorts of tricks up his sleeve.

There are battle scenes and drama throughout. It's a fun read if you are into fantasy/mystical worlds and journeys.

What I love about it is that everyone is on a different journey but traveling together. It's not like they are all out to go to get one thing or find one place. Lots of variation, cool battle scenes, comedic relief.. Almost like 4 stories in 1.

I'm actually reading it again because I liked it so much. Then I have to read the rest of the trilogy.

That sound right up my alley... reminds me of David Eddings(RIP) in a way
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Sounds interesting, up my alley as well *hehe* Might hit the libary and borrow it after I'm done with this course If I like his work, I might be incline to collect his books for my library, lol.
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I agree he has some great stuff.

In this particular book (it's part of a trilogy that I have yet to finish) there are 4 characters on a journey - but the best part about it is that they are technically all on different journeys even though they are traveling together.

It's a mystical world, one with magic and wizards, but not technology like motors and things of that nature. Travel is by foot/horse carriage.

The 4 characters set off for a long journey by foot - there is a dwarf trying to find his lost homeland, a dark elf from the underworld who is in exile from his people (he's great warrior with dark magic), a large barbarian warrior, and a halfling running from an assassin.

Ultimately there is a wizard following them as well, looking for "a certain something". He has all sorts of tricks up his sleeve.

There are battle scenes and drama throughout. It's a fun read if you are into fantasy/mystical worlds and journeys.

What I love about it is that everyone is on a different journey but traveling together. It's not like they are all out to go to get one thing or find one place. Lots of variation, cool battle scenes, comedic relief.. Almost like 4 stories in 1.

I'm actually reading it again because I liked it so much. Then I have to read the rest of the trilogy.
Whats the name of the series? I think i might have it already, lol
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Whats the name of the series? I think i might have it already, lol
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Have the Icewind Dale Trilogy already?? lol... Week 7
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The Robin Hood series by Stephen Lawhead (Hood,Scarlet,Tuck) was a very good read for me. As was Stan Nichols Orc series. There are many more that I am sure I will add. I have read The Name of The Wind probably close to a dozen times already.
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Cormac McCarthy has become a favorite author of mine...No Country for Old Men, The Road, and Blood Meridian are all some of my favorite books, with The Road being in the top five. He has a beautiful style that reminds me of Steinbeck and Hemingway.
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The Robin Hood series by Stephen Lawhead (Hood,Scarlet,Tuck) was a very good read for me. I have read The Name of The Wind probably close to a dozen times already.
Every time i try to explain NOTW to someone i draw a blank... Such an excellent book, i'm dying for book 2... Supposed to be out march 1st last i heard.

And whats up with robin hood series? Is that the really old series? Love the robin hood legend, i read a robin hood book years ago... don't remember much about it except that robin wasn't a very good archer, that was the condition to join the 'merry men', had to be better archer than robin. I forgot all about that book, hmm.
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The Lawhead version is just a different twist on the legend of Robin Hood. There are some elements of the original tale, along with some magic tossed in for good measure. I bought the first one for a flight out to Vegas and ended up slipping on escalator at airport when landing cause I was finishing the book. It is kinda hard to describe it accurately for me, although not nearly as hard as NOTF. I usually tell people to read it then describe it to me. Typical response is "amazing"
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One of my other favorites from childhood
Shoot low boys, they're riding Shetland ponies - Lewis Grizzard
No kidding, me too.

OK I see alot of Scifi/fantasy whatever you want to call it books on the list.

Know some, but not many of them.

Some crime drama/absurd.

Carl Hiaasen - everything he has written even the non-fiction. I grew up in FL and I can identify with some of the characters and places, usually laugh out loud funny. (as in I get funny looks from people when I read them in public)

Tim Dorsey - everything, however similar to the above. Not great literature, the main character is crazy in lots of ways. Again, funny to me.

Lawrence Sanders - The deadly sin and McNally series.

Lawrence Block - The burglar series and others.
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Anyone read Dragonlance? That is my very favorite series.
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I read Drangonlance in junior high school. I liked the Chronicles and Legends trilogies, as well as The Legend of Huma. I never got around to reading Dragons of Summer's Flame or the War of Souls.

To this day, Raistlin remains one of my favorite characters.
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Same ^.^ I adore Raistlin. He is tied with Tasslehoff for favorite book character. And for anyone who denies the fact that Raistlin was in love with Crysania, shame on them

Actually, my signature is a combination of different pieces of poems about Dragonlance. Crysania to Raistlin of course :3
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I read Drangonlance in junior high school. I liked the Chronicles and Legends trilogies, as well as The Legend of Huma. I never got around to reading Dragons of Summer's Flame or the War of Souls.

To this day, Raistlin remains one of my favorite characters.
I got about as far as you did in that series lol I liked them, but they lost their appeal after awhile. My sister found a box of them that they were throwing away at her school and she asked if she could give them to me. So now I have this huge box of Dragonlance books lol
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All time favorite books:

The Great Gatsby
To Kill A Mockingbird
The **** Up
Chinese Takeout
Infinite Jest
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I forgot about that one. I read it, then my fiancee read it, then her little sister, then all three of her brothers lol Great book
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I forgot about that one. I read it, then my fiancee read it, then her little sister, then all three of her brothers lol Great book
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I was really impressed with it. I didn't realize, at first, that Mel Brooks' son wrote it
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I was really impressed with it. I didn't realize, at first, that Mel Brooks' son wrote it
he wrote the popular 'Zombie Survival Guide' as well
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The one book i've bought as a gift countless times and heard nothing but praise:

Orson Scott Card: 'Ender's Game'

Fantastic book. The rest of the Ender's series slowed down some, but the Bean saga after was epic. I haven't read all the additionals written since the 4th Bean book.

Funny too a few years after I read Ender's game the Harry Potter books came out and frankly I thought the 'Battleschool' in Ender's Game was far far superior to 'Hogwarts' in the Potter books.

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Agreed!

Ender's game, to me, is Epic Sci-Fi.
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bump again for Pine Deep Trilogy by Jonathan Maberry excellent read for sci-fi/horror/thiller readers.

Also same author has Patient Zero and The Dragon Factory, both excellent books as well.

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The Pine Deep Trilogy is a series of supernatural horror novels by Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award winning author. The trilogy is set in the fictional rural Pennsylvania town of Pine Deep, which has the reputation of being the Most Haunted Town in America. Pine Deep’s entire tourism industry is built around a celebration of hauntings and Halloween. Unfortunately the town is lot more haunted than they think, which turns out to be a very bad thing for everyone living there.
The first book in the series is Ghost Road Blues, winner of the 2006 Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel.[1] The book was also nominated for Novel of the Year but was edged out by Lisey's Story by Stephen King.[1] Publishers Weekly called the book horror on a grand scale... reminiscent of Stephen King’s heftier works."[2] Ghost Road Blues focuses on the manhunt for vicious serial killer Karl Ruger who has been drawn to Pine Deep by an ancient evil.
The series continued with Dead Man's Song in 2007 and concluded with Bad Moon Rising (2008).
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