Favorite Books?


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  1. SlowRain

    SlowRain Well-Known Member

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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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    n0ct3m Well-Known Member

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    "I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell" -Tucker Max
    "Practical Demonkeeping" - Christopher Moore
    "The Dark Tower" - Stephen King
    "House of Leaves" - Mark Z. Danielewski

    Too many more to name.
     
  3. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    One of my other favorites from childhood
    Shoot low boys, they're riding Shetland ponies - Lewis Grizzard
     
  4. jamor

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    Streams of Silver - R.A. Salvatore
     
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    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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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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    jamor Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter Administrator Moderator

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    That sound right up my alley... reminds me of David Eddings(RIP) in a way
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  8. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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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.
     
  9. NightAngel79

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    Whats the name of the series? I think i might have it already, lol
    Jamor is such a pain...:rolleyes:
     
  10. jamor

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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.
     
  13. NightAngel79

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    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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  15. Napalm

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    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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  16. 0mnipotence

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    Anyone read Dragonlance? That is my very favorite series.
     
  17. SlowRain

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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.
     
  18. 0mnipotence

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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 :D

    Actually, my signature is a combination of different pieces of poems about Dragonlance. Crysania to Raistlin of course :3
     
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    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
     
  20. ryanmmacoustic

    ryanmmacoustic Well-Known Member

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    All time favorite books:

    The Great Gatsby
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    The **** Up
    Chinese Takeout
    Infinite Jest
    World War Z
    The Zombie Survival Guide
    Stuff White People Like
     
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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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    Lol

    I was really impressed with it. I didn't realize, at first, that Mel Brooks' son wrote it
     
  23. NightAngel79

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    he wrote the popular 'Zombie Survival Guide' as well
     
  24. LickTheEnvelope

    LickTheEnvelope Well-Known Member

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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 :D excellent read for sci-fi/horror/thiller readers.

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

    Pine Deep Trilogy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     

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