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Old 08-14-2012, 08:48 PM
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As the title says what do you read which genre like fantasy, si-fi, romance, etc... and what authors.

Since I am starting the thread I guess I should say what I read.

Fantasy

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Robert Jordan-Wheel of time series
Piers Anthony-Xanth
Terry Goodkind-Sword of Truth series
Katherine Kurtz-Deryni
Terry Brooks-Shannara
L.E. Modesitt jr-Sage of Recluce
Richard Knaak- Dragon Realm
David Eddings
Fred Saberhagen-Lost sword
All of the Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms books

EDIT: how could I forget

JRR tokein the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

EDIT EDIT: I just found out recently wone of the authors I read Anne McCraffrey (Dragon Riders of Pern) passed away durning the finishing touchs of her and her sons newest book for the Dragon Riders of Pern series. She was a good author of a series spanning over 30 years.

She will be missed by me and all her fans.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:53 PM
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fantasy- medieval and modern also some future fantasy



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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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Im not much of a reader(ex. stuff for school), do mangas count?
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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You wouldn't be wrong if you get something that Benedikt wrote i red 3 books "Millennium", "Operator" and "Karma" really good stories..Also if you like horror books (it was my first horror) "Marina" by "Karlos Ruis Safon"...
And ive just remembered if you like invisible ninjas try "Tales of the Otori" trilogy by Lian Hearn...really good books
Thats it from me :P
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Old 08-15-2012, 06:39 AM
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Lovecraft FTW.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:55 AM
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Terry Goodkind-Sword of Truth series
how was that series? i was a big fan of the show legend of the seeker and zeddicus zu'l zorander seemed way more bad ass than any other big name wizards.


i read a lot of stephen king. duma key is my favorite but i also enjoyed view from a buick 8 a lot but they do have a similar narrative. conversely i hated liseys story. i have liked everything i have read that he did under the pseudonym richard bachman. specifically the running man and blaze. when people find out i am a king fan they always bring up his classics but i will take cell over carrie any day. the unabridged version of the stand made me want to rip my eyes out. there was seriously 200+ of description and no action.

speaking of over describing things that is something i feel king and tolkien had in common. i loved the hobbit and the lord of the rings trilogy greatly but damn i could do without 5 pages of description of a mountain. i had it pictured in my mind after a couple sentences. i mean i get it. they really want you to see it the way they see it but geez and lets not forget the songs. dear god the songs. i read every single one of those ridiculous songs until i got to the return of the king. by then i had enough. they added nothing to the story. at least not in my mind.

other than that................zombie books. i own about 100 or so. my favorite is world war z but i generally enjoy any book on the subject. if we are talking graphic novels the walking dead is the best but i am a big marvel buff too. specifically anything mutant related. i pride myself on being somewhat up to date on most x-men story lines.

and chuck palahniuk. although i have not picked up a book of his since pygmy.

and dean koontz but really just the odd series.

argh. and george r.r. martins a song of fire and ice series. i got hooked on the show game of thrones so i picked up the first book and was blown away with how well written it was. great stuff.

sorry i ran a bookstore for 4 years.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:23 PM
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George R R Martin before he became an icon
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:01 PM
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I loathe fantasy books..EXCEPT..George RR Martin. Just not interested in yet another dragon this or warrior that.
Sci-fi doesnt interest me either except Phillip K Dick.

Chuck Pahalaniuk. Martin Amis. Erik Larson. Jon Krakauer. Christopher Moore. Bret Easton Ellis. Kurt Vonnegut.

Otherwise... classics, philosophy books or random books by various writers. Happy to recommend some..but most of you like fantasy..so I cannot recommend much good in that field.

Someone mentioned World War Z...TERRIFIC book. And when they filmed in Scotland, I was an extra BUT...heard they've done some re-shoots..so no idea if I'll be in the film now.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:12 PM
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50 Shades of Grey, 'natch.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:05 AM
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