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Postby Thurg » Mon Jan 14, 2002 4:54 am

i agree w/ efeh on the enders game series... mostly enders game and enders shadow and shadow of the hedgemon books

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Postby Cailet » Tue Jan 15, 2002 5:16 pm

Enough lurking for me! I've seen many good authors but nobodies mentioned Melanie Rawn's Sunrunner series! Is it just a chick series? Nah, i'm sure guys'll like it too Image There's a lot of complex relationship stuff and wide emotional latitude but plenty of political and warfare intrigue as well. Its a six book fantasy series (two trilogies) that offers a unique and different setting from the usual medieval era-Tolkien-genre.

Currently engrossed in Wheel of Time :P
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Postby Taegost » Tue Jan 15, 2002 6:19 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Gormal:
<B>I still read the Redwall stuff as they were my favorites so long ago.
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Whoa, Redwall... I haven't read those books since middle school... My best friend got me into them. I always thought it was an interesting twist on the whole fantasy angle...
Almost like the Rats of Nimh and the Disney one about... errr... Fyvul(I know I botched THAT spelling...)

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Postby Nebomosel » Wed Jan 16, 2002 1:20 am

From The Corner of His Eye

Dean Koontz rocks

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Postby Zagaz » Wed Jan 16, 2002 6:57 pm

I finished reading Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman this morning on the bus ride to work. It was my first time reading anything by him, and man was I amazed. I started reading it monday night, and I just flew through it. The detaisl were stunning, his humour and the wit of the characters were superb. I want to read so much more by him.. Also read another book by an author, I forget his name, "Perks of Being a Wallflower" Author writes in the style of letters from a 15 year old to a 'Friend' about events in his life. What can I say, they are both good reads, the latter took me a day.
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Postby Djaarrukan » Wed Jan 16, 2002 7:20 pm

Ok. How did nobody put down Roger Zelazny's Amber series yet? The man writes like the voice in my head. At times I can forget that I am reading a book. And don't neglect his other works. Almost all of his stuff is stellar.

Also. The Dune series, and Lord of the Rings of course. Used to read them once a year, till I got too busy last couple of years.


And for you historians out there, possibly the book that had the most impact on me from the last couple of years would be (oh no. I can't remember) "On Strategy: The American War in Viet Nam." Or something to that effect. Essentially it was a comparison of Von Clausewitz military theories and American lack of strategic focus in Viet Nam. Written by an American Army General whose name (of course) escapes me. Anyone have the slightest?


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Postby Galkar » Wed Jan 16, 2002 8:20 pm

The Deed of Paksenarion - Elizabeth Moon.
The Iron Tower Trilogy - Dennis McKiernan (old ones)
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Postby Frensolith » Thu Jan 17, 2002 12:12 am

Evermeet Island of Elves by Elaine Cunningham


What else did you expect!?


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Postby Vipplin » Thu Jan 17, 2002 7:58 am

"We Were Soldiers Once... And Young" by Lt Gen Harold G. Moore (Ret) and Joseph Galloway. Great book about some of the war in Vietnam. They actually did interviews with many survivors on BOTH sides of battles to get a clear picture of what went on. Lots of detail. An amazing book I think every American should read.

I'll also plug the Dune series again. The movie was good, but the books are a completely different experience. Read 'em! Image



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Postby Gort » Thu Jan 17, 2002 2:18 pm

Vip, you reminded me of another good one.

About Face- Lt. Col. David Hackworth

He was the most successful batallion commander in Vietnam, and was also the guy who in 1971 went on Issues and Answers stating "if we don't change the way we're fighting, we're going to lose this war" and subsequently went from the fast track to the JCS to the road to nowhere.

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Postby kiryan » Thu Jan 17, 2002 2:49 pm

i read the evermeet book, hated it. maybe im thiking of the wrong one, got a lot of chars that arent really introduced well, some craziness about spelljamming ships, and i think bunch of god crap.
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Postby Galkar » Thu Jan 17, 2002 3:11 pm

Actually kiryan, that was the book. I agree with fren though, that book rocked.
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Postby Taegost » Thu Jan 17, 2002 4:43 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Djaarrukan:
<B>Ok. How did nobody put down Roger Zelazny's Amber series yet? The man writes like the voice in my head. At times I can forget that I am reading a book. And don't neglect his other works. Almost all of his stuff is stellar.
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Did he write Wizard World? I think so... I have a copy of it in my car that I read whenever I have to sit and wait for people, or if I go somewhere and forget one at home.
I always have a book with me wherever I go, and I love my Navy jacket, I can fit "It" in the pocket and STILL have room left over for the 3 million other little things I always have with me!

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Postby Cardolan » Sat Jan 19, 2002 7:25 pm

Ok, ok. I can't let this thread go on ANY further without someone mentioning The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and the many references to various persons/places/etc., in just about every other book he's written recently. Also, go get yourself a copy of The Talisman and his new one Black House if you haven't yet.

Trust me.

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Postby moritheil » Sat Jan 19, 2002 7:28 pm

Neil Gaiman is indeed uber.

Didn't someone mention the Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever series, as it pertained to monks?
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Postby Taegost » Tue Jan 22, 2002 3:17 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Cardolan:
<B>Ok, ok. I can't let this thread go on ANY further without someone mentioning The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, and the many references to various persons/places/etc., in just about every other book he's written recently. Also, go get yourself a copy of The Talisman and his new one Black House if you haven't yet.

Trust me.

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That is one of his most awesome stories... And it is actually supposed to tie together all of his books Image
The first one in the series was a tough read, but then again, he started writing it in high school Image
I also like the Wizard of Oz theme in book 4, it was certainly... Interesting Image
Has he come out with a new one yet? I haven't been to Barnes and Noble in a while Image
Oh, and on the topic of Stephen King... His newest book, Dreamcatcher... It's amazing, it reminds me a lot of Tommyknockers, but with a different twist. I haven't finished it yet tho, but it's been keeping me up at night...
I have to get up to get ready for work around 5:30 AM, and I have to force myself to put the book down around midnight Image

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Postby Mplor » Tue Jan 22, 2002 4:42 pm

Lately I've been dissatisfied with the average quality of most of the fantasy I pick up. More and more, a good story can't redeem mediocre writing. Maybe the better books I've read have ruined me for average stuff. Nowadays I'm happy to read anything of quality, across genres.

The last book I read was a <u>Holes</u> by Louis Sachar, a Newbury medalist (I think). It's one of those Scholastic kid's books (anyone ever read 'A Swiftly Tilting Planet?'). Recently picked up Harry Potter and so far it's pretty good. Reminds me of Ender's game, just a lot less serious - more whimsical. It's keeping me away from a half-finished Ulysses. Before that was a selection of shorts by Chekov, and before that <u>Winter's Heart</u> by Robert Jordan. Anyone else get the feeling that Jordan's lost control of his story? I guess the secret is to write the first books of a series really well, and then people will keep buying the crappy later books just to know how things turn out.

Mp

p.s. I'll second all the praise for the Ender series. Speaker for the Dead was every bit as good as Ender's Game, maybe better.
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Postby Jegzed » Tue Jan 22, 2002 4:50 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Mplor:
<B> and before that <u>Winter's Heart</u> by Robert Jordan. Anyone else get the feeling that Jordan's lost control of his story? I guess the secret is to write the first books of a series really well, and then people will keep buying the crappy later books just to know how things turn out.
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The book before Winters Heart was completely unreadable.. Winters Heart was merely boring, until the final chapter.. When FINALLY something significant happened in the series again.

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Postby Ashiwi » Tue Jan 22, 2002 6:39 pm

Darnit, thought I posted this the other day, but I must have been hallucinating.

I almost forgot one of the best trilogies I've ever read, surely the best blend of the horror and fantasy genres I've seen. Barbara Hambly's "Darwath Trilogy" is excellent - "The Time of the Dark," "Walls of Air," and "Armies of Daylight." She has a great touch with atmosphere and character development, although there are some other books she has written that I thought were very weak. If you like horror and fantasy, you should really like these.
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Postby moritheil » Tue Jan 22, 2002 8:22 pm

I have a thorough analysis of the Harry Potter books that I talked through with a friend of mine who loves them. Basically, the only thing I feel the need to point out is that they aren't really fantasy books.

Let me explain this by saying fantasy isn't the point of the book. The books are all done in a standard allegory/catharsis/identity sort of template, with obvious references. This is, of course, because they are for children. I don't think they're actually fantasy books; rather, the fantasy elements and setting are a candy coating to make the doctrine go down.
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Postby Cardolan » Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:19 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Taegost:
<B> That is one of his most awesome stories... And it is actually supposed to tie together all of his books Image
The first one in the series was a tough read, but then again, he started writing it in high school Image
I also like the Wizard of Oz theme in book 4, it was certainly... Interesting Image
Has he come out with a new one yet? I haven't been to Barnes and Noble in a while Image
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He has a new one, sorta.

It's a sequel to The Talisman by nature, but he adds certain elements of the DT saga in as well. Very hauntingly cool.

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Postby Cerlayne » Tue Jan 22, 2002 9:39 pm

OMG boooooooks.... i love reading.... when i have the money i can read 4 or 5 books each week.... lets see some of the better ones i've read would be...

definately enders series
covenant series
WoT series
memoires of a geisha i couldn't put down and i just read it's going to be made into a movie
zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance and pirsigs(think i spelt that wrong) following book lila
anything by tom clancy.... OMG talk about detailed writing
dante's inferno
harry potter series
the necromancer series.... what vampires should really be like
anything by anne rice
and i love the khtorr series

i'm reading LOTR now but after i finish last book i won't have anything new to read... gawd my disability check better get here soon....

Cerly 'too many books not enough time' L'ytria
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Postby Kallinar » Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:57 pm

Best book i've read recently, I would have to agree with Nebomosel on From the Corner of his eye by Dean Koonts.

I read it over the summer,, so thats not too recent. My most recent book read was the newest installment of Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth series. The first 6 books are VERY good. The newest one is kinda slow and is geared toward developing ONE new character for the series, but Terry Goodkind is an amazing writer. He leaves you feeling human emotions for his characters. When one of the main characters die, you feel bad, ect ect.

As for best books i have ever read I would have to say Stranger in a Strange Land because I grok in fullness, LOTR of course, Anything by David/Leigh Eddings, Almost anything by R.A. Salvatore (Sorry his Star Wars writing leaves much to be desired, The Wheel of Time series of course (I've only gotten up to book 5 in the past couple years), The Complete Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, and ANYTHING by Margret Weiss and Tracy Hickman.

Oh forgot to mention the Dark Tower series. I wish Stephen King had a clone that would concentrate on that series alone. :P

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Postby Yadir » Tue Jan 22, 2002 10:59 pm

Cerly,

Might I suggest the public library? You'll have a hard time running out of books there. Image And it's easy on the wallet!

I enjoyed 'Blackhawk Down' about 6 months ago. You can read the online version of the story (same author - basically the book without the historical 'fluff' backstory) here http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/sitemap.asp

Just click on chapter 1 to get started. It's an engrossing read, though. Don't start reading unless you have an hour or two to kill. Image

I'm in the middle of Ghost Soldiers. Another good book. I'd never survive as a POW, I'm sure. I'd be dead the first week.
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Postby Cerlayne » Tue Jan 22, 2002 11:07 pm

i can't use the public library... i owe them like 65 bucks from when i was in high school.. gawd don't they ever wipe their puters??? and also i tend to read in bath tub so my books get a lil wet... grin

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Postby Teva » Wed Jan 23, 2002 10:16 am

Within the past two weeks I read the entire Sword of Truth series and I thought they were rather good. I wanna be a Mord-Sith when I grow up!

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Postby Kasula » Wed Jan 23, 2002 5:12 pm

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atlas shrugged - ayn rand
the great gatsby - f. scott fitzgerald
thus spake zarathustra - nietzche
naked womans and more naked womans - porn!
thank god for porn and for the internet!
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Postby groguk » Wed Jan 23, 2002 11:28 pm

black hawk down, with out a doubt the best book i have read in a very long time.
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Postby Vipplin » Thu Jan 24, 2002 3:51 pm

Ashiwi:

I read two Barbara Hambly trilogies. I remember enjoying the first one, and then upon reading the second one, thought that the storyline was so similar as to almost be identical. My recommendation: only read one! Image
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Postby dhuz » Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:18 pm

I read the four Harry Potter books, and though their made for children I found them quite amusing (wonder what that says about me!)! Unfortunately the movie was a disappointment....

Other books... well, I like FR and WoD but their not really worth mentioning Image

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Postby Magruk Eat Elf » Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:59 am

Hey.. Really good book? Hrm.. darn it.. Can't remember the name, but it was written by a fellow "MUDDER" go figure huh? It was a best seller, hey Dezzex, Mezzellixxissizz help me out here.. What was Pi's book's name? I remember buying it and reading it when she told us, but I can't remember the name of it and it's like lost somewhere in my closet of books and junk.
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Postby Zellin » Sat Jan 26, 2002 10:44 am

Definitely Dark Tower series by Stephen King...just finished Talisman and Black House. Excellent series! Also check out anything by Chuck Palahniuk...Fight Club, Survivor, Invisible Monsters, and Choke. Where I'm Calling From by Raymond Carver. Harry Potter series is good for a fluffy read. Anything by Tom Robbins!
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Postby Lalisa » Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:02 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Gormal:
I'm currently re-reading WoT. I've always loved it, and read it many times through.
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Agree with you there, WoT is good. But but, it's not complete yet, is it?
Last book I could find around here was 'Heart of Winter'. Is there a new one on the way or have I missed the newest book?

I can't really mention any favorites, there are simply too many good books out there. Eddings, C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Scott Card, Chalker, Back, Camus, Sartre, Rowling...I could go on and I know I forgot a bunch here.

One shines through 'The little Prince' by Saint-Exupéry. This is my precious one Image
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Postby Kuurg » Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:47 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lalisa:
One shines through 'The little Prince' by Saint-Exupéry. This is my precious one </font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My room-mate keeps pestering me to read this. I don't know why I haven't yet. it's such a short thing.

Just finished reading The Decameron by boccaccio. Makes a person wish they could read italian.



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Postby Nikelon » Sun Jan 27, 2002 11:51 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Cerlayne:
OMG boooooooks.... i love reading.... when i have the money i can read 4 or 5 books each week....</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Amen, Cerly...hurts to walk by Barnes & Noble, especially when I have no money Image ...

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Yadir:
Might I suggest the public library? You'll have a hard time running out of books there. And it's easy on the wallet!</font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmph, I swear I have read every true fantasy book in my library...it's only about 2-3 years old tho...

What's that one series called about the Roman empire and how the military has that magi division with the Egyptian kid and the brother of the emperor becomes basically a necromancer in his search for the cure to the wierd curse....awesome series, just don't remember the name...

I bet A Wrinkle in Time has been mentioned (too lazy to look), great book/series...

Doncha just hate it when somebody puts a Science Fiction tag on an obviously Fantasy genre book? Bugs the u-know-what outta me...I may be a little AR tho...

That's my (second) ramblings here...

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Postby Wuva » Wed Nov 27, 2002 1:56 am

I just started a new book, part of a series, and Im really enjoying it.

Wizards First Rule from Terry Goodkind

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Postby Sylvos » Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:08 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lalisa:
<B> Agree with you there, WoT is good. But but, it's not complete yet, is it?
Last book I could find around here was 'Heart of Winter'. Is there a new one on the way or have I missed the newest book?
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Book 9 was Winter's Heart, and book 10 in Jordan's series is due out January 7th (in canada at least) under the title of Crossroads of Twilight.

My guess is that he ties it up at 12, although if he gets distracted like he did with book 7 and 8 it could easily stretch to 15. Ugh :P

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Postby Snurgt » Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:20 am

I just finished the Dark Elf Trilogy and Icewind Dale trilogy, both rocked as im sure everyone here already knows.



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Postby Kazibblie » Wed Nov 27, 2002 2:57 am

I didnt read every post, but don't think anyone mentioned Swan Song, Robert Mckammon...awesome book in the Stephen King/Dean Koontz style, only better!

Also, The Ghatti's Tale, Gayle Greeno along with the other 3 books in the series. Great fantasy series.

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer...amazing non fiction about the tradgedy on Everest. Unforgettable.

The Ender's Game series (which someone else already mentioned) is awesome. Fun to read Image



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Postby Xisiqomelir » Wed Nov 27, 2002 4:25 am

Not recent, but anyone ever read this OOP book Lure of the Basilisk? I read it years ago and it was OOP even then, and I'm still looking for the rest of the series. Classic Evil protagonist Image

(EDIT: I do a search right after posting and find it's FINALLY back in print again, yay!)
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Postby Kallinar » Wed Nov 27, 2002 5:16 am

Oh gosh Faye you are so gonna get sucked into that series. I have been chompin at the bit every year waitin for Terry Goodkind to write the next book and the next book. I been a Sword of Truth fan since it first hit the bookshelves. I buy em all in hardcover too cause the re-readability of them rival the Wheel of Time series.

I haven't read too much lately. Last book I read was Magic Kingdom for Sale/Sold by Terry Brooks. I really do wish I had a million dollars that I could spend on my own magical faerie tale kingdom. I'd buy Faerun and make myself Ao. Now I just need to find the rest of the books for that series.


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Postby Sarell » Wed Nov 27, 2002 5:19 am

I just got through 'The Secret of this Book' a collection of short stories and anecdotes by Brian Aldiss. Was one of his best, an excellent read, he writes a lot of sci-fi modern-lit and fantasy that explores alternate world theories and that ilk...

Marion Zimmer Bradley's 'the firebrand' ...or is it just 'firebrand' is a fantastic telling of the story of cassandra of troy....as is her more famous 'mists of avalon' RE avalon/arthurian legend.

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Postby Kuurg » Wed Nov 27, 2002 8:43 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Xisiqomelir:
<B>Not recent, but anyone ever read this OOP book Lure of the Basilisk? I read it years ago and it was OOP even then, and I'm still looking for the rest of the series. Classic Evil protagonist Image

(EDIT: I do a search right after posting and find it's FINALLY back in print again, yay!)</B></font><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow, I'm glad you liked thie series. I can't say as I've found many people that read it. the concept of an 'overman' is so distasteful to so many people thanks to uber-mensch.

For anyone who's interested:

Lure of the basilisk
The seven altars of dusarra
The sword of bheleu
The book of silence

anyone read c.j. cherryh's old gates books? decent plot, though predictable, and rich, wonderful character development.

Just finished David Copperfield - Dickens is a f**k...600 pages of crap and then in the last 200 he makes me love the book...what a jerk.


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Postby Zagaz » Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:34 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Wuva:
<B>I just started a new book, part of a series, and Im really enjoying it.

Wizards First Rule from Terry Goodkind

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I love that series as well, the only problem I had with it is the timeframe. After reading a few books, it seems like the main characters NEVER EVER have a moment to themselves, Goodkind has them traipsing all over the realms like they were machines who constantly go, go ,go! Give them a break, at least let like a week go by so they can have a little respite before you plan the next world destroying villian or what not...

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Postby Rausrh » Wed Nov 27, 2002 6:40 pm

Does anyone else here re-read their books? When some people find out I do they give me a weird look. I am always in the process of reading a book, but 90% of the time it is one I have already read. Like right now I'm in the middle of the WOT series for the 4th time or so.

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Postby Gurns » Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:17 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Rausrh:
<B>Does anyone else here re-read their books?
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A couple of times in the last few years, I've tried to cull my science fiction/fantasy paperbacks. I've gone though, and gotten rid of the ones I've never re-read, or wouldn't want to re-read again. I've still got hundreds of books. Image
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Postby Gort » Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:27 pm

Kuurg, on Dicken's David Copperfield, the last 200 pages couldn't make up for the rest for me... I was still pissed that he spent like 4 pages on "I am being born".

As to non fiction, best reads lately for me are "How to be an Ivy League Street Fighter", and "Selling to VITO".

If yer in sales, or marketting, they're pretty good reads, otherwise, I'd give em a miss, unless you like messing w/ people.

For "fiction" I'd say Musashi was pretty sweet, biography of Miamoto Musashi, Japan's nearly mythical "saint of swords". The guy was so good, he wouldn't even use a real sword in a duel anymore, but rather used wooden ones. Pioneered the two sword technique. An interesting tale of mid-evil Japan.

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Postby Gurns » Wed Nov 27, 2002 7:31 pm

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Kuurg:
<B>Lure of the basilisk
The seven altars of dusarra
The sword of bheleu
The book of silence
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Hmm, I thought there were 5 books in the series, but Web search confirms 4. Of Watt-Evans stuff, that series still holds up well. I also like Dragon Weather, Nightside City, The Misenchanted Sword, and With a Single Spell. The first two a bit more "serious", like the series. The last two more juveniles, as are all of his Legends of Ethshar stuff.

Someday I've got to think about book recommendations when I'm at home, and can see them all. Image
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Postby Shevarash » Wed Nov 27, 2002 9:46 pm

I've been taking a break from fiction/fantasy until the next book in George R Martin's series comes out. There just isn't much in the way of new fiction that interests me. Everytime I pick up a new fantasy/sci-fi book and read the jacket I get the feeling that I've read that story before. Image

So I just finished "Panzer Leader" by Colonel-General Heinz Guderian - grandfather of modern tank strategy and possibly the Third Reich's greastest field commander. Highly reccommended to anyone with an interest in WWII or warfare. Image



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Postby Cerlayne » Thu Nov 28, 2002 6:28 pm

the Camulod Chronicles by Jack Whyte... there's 4 books.. unless the 5th has come out already and if so i want it!!!... excellent series... i'm reading it for like the 3rd time.. i need more books!!!.. happy thanksgiving btw to all....

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