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#211 Porn Shop Clerk

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:08 PM

historical fiction? :\

Bernard Cromwell comes to mind. Been meaning to read some of his stuff for a long time, but he comes highly recommended.

song of ice and fire pretty much ruined reading for me too

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#212 Bronn

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:20 AM

any other suggestions then?


If you haven't read the Hunger Games trilogy, you might as well pick those up... They are easy reads, and are a good story... You can get a hardcover box set at Target for like $25, and it the three books only span like 1000 pages or so...

Plus the movie for the first book is coming out next year, and it was filmed in Asheville...

I'm currently reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (also going to be a movie in December) but it is kinda tough to get into so far... I think it is the first book in a trilogy too...

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:24 AM

yeah, my wife has those, so they're on my list of things to read

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm actually currently world-building my own fantasy realm to serve as the basis for a novel I'm going to write... lol...

GRRM has inspired me...

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:26 AM

Ive mentioned him several times in this thread but China Mieville has not disappointed me with any of his novels.

They are not all series but worth ever second you'll put into them.

Bas-Lag has 3 books that are tied together by location more than by common characters.
Perdido Street Station
The Scar
Iron Council

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:19 AM

historical fiction? :\

Bernard Cromwell comes to mind. Been meaning to read some of his stuff for a long time, but he comes highly recommended.

song of ice and fire pretty much ruined reading for me too


if you haven't read hyperion, I really think you should.

#217 Floppin

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:26 AM

Just saw this thread and I'm not going to read through it all right now so I apologize if I'm repeating any earlier suggestions.

Otherland series, Tad Williams

Eden series, Harry Harrison

Black Jewels trilogy, Anne Bishop

Belgariad and Mallorean series', David Eddings

Having a brain fart on some others, I'll post when I get back home and can look at my library.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 11:50 AM

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The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss


They're really good. They're definitely very... different. The Name of the Wind is incredible, but there's definitely a weird drop-off between the two. You'll see what I mean.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 05:13 PM

R.A. Salvatore: The Icewindale Trilogy, if you're into D&D Fantasy type of stuff. All of those books with Drizzt are a fun read.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 09:34 PM

I'm reading "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss. 52% in, and it is great so far.

I've got "Ready Player One" by Earnest Cline and "Reamde" by Neal Stephenson in my queue.

I'm also thinking about adding "Kushiel's Dart" by Jaqueline Carey.

And for you Zombie lovers. Check out "Feed" and "Deadline" from Mira Grant

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:56 AM

Replay. It's an oldie but a goody

#222 Kuech Da Sneak

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:26 PM

I'm not sure if anybody has mentioned it yet, but the Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series is one of the best out there.

It's more down to earth with its dialogue and interaction between characters than other epic fantasy works like Wheel of Time.
It's like ASoIaF, with the realistic take in its approach with showing the humanity of the characters.

I personally find it both more entertaining and engaging than more popular series like WoT(good but VERY detailed oriented in every chapter, down to the paragraphs) and ASoIaF(also great, but more filler in certain parts).

It's reminiscent of The Black Company, if any of you have read that.

MBotF is one of the most popular epic fantasy series (multi million books sold), but nowhere near as popular as works by GRRM or Robert Jordan. Still, if you enjoyed either of their works, I highly suggest reading Mazalan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson.

http://en.wikipedia....k_of_the_Fallen

The series just finished last year, so you can get pretty much all of them in small paperback form if wanted.

Edited by yFSC, 05 February 2012 - 01:50 AM.


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

i just wanna put this out there to everyone

if you think asoiaf has filler

you're fuging retarded and need to suck a bag of dicks. there is no filler in asoiaf

not the above poster specifically, but everyone in general

because fug you

#224 Kuech Da Sneak

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:49 AM

i just wanna put this out there to everyone

if you think asoiaf has filler

you're fuging retarded and need to suck a bag of dicks. there is no filler in asoiaf

not the above poster specifically, but everyone in general

because fug you


There's plenty of filler in it, but it's not useless or boring. Filler doesn't mean it's bad or useless.
I'd also say it isn't bad when comparing it to other high & epic fantasy series, because it seems to be a little problem in the genre.

The plot in ASoIaF moves along eventually, it's not like GRRM is stalling with pointless things.

Don't be a fanboy and take everything the wrong way.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:33 AM

there is no filler in asoiaf. that's the entire point and you're just too small minded to grasp it

nothing fanboy about it. the series was intended to be the way it is, and everything matters. just because you can't fit the piece together don't mean they don't belong.

go back to reading terry goodkind, you'll thank yourself for it.


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