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#76 Vampi

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Posted 04 August 2010 - 09:51 PM

Terry Brooks - Shannara series is really good

Raymond Feist - Riftwar Saga also is excellent

Tad Williams - Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn is very good (first book is The Dragonbone Chair); also the Otherland series is great


Love Raymond Feist and Tad Williams.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

Enders Game was nice.


OK, so I just finished Ender's Game... it was a good read. Not really what I was expecting honestly and the end seemed a little anti-climactic to me, but whatever... are the follow on books worth the time?

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:48 PM

OK, so I just finished Ender's Game... it was a good read. Not really what I was expecting honestly and the end seemed a little anti-climactic to me, but whatever... are the follow on books worth the time?


Ender's Shadow is a decent read, it's from Bean's point of view. Idk about the others. I also thought the ending was anticlimactic, but appropriate.

I haven't been reading much sci-fi lately, but I recently read Starship Troopers. It's a decent read and a short one. The futuristic fascist society in the book and the moral philosophy discussed is interesting enough to keep the pages turning.

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#79 mmmbeans

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 07:49 AM

OK, so I just finished Ender's Game... it was a good read. Not really what I was expecting honestly and the end seemed a little anti-climactic to me, but whatever... are the follow on books worth the time?


Ender's shadow I enjoyed, also really liked Xenocide. They're all pretty different though.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 10:17 AM

My favorite series is the Wheel of Time. It is very long so when suggesting it to people, I always tell them to read just the first one since the story moves along very quickly (compared to the rest of the books I guess) and it has a good enough ending that it doesn't leave you hanging. Also, if you can get past books 7, 8, and 9 (seriously, you can just read a short book summary of each since not much happens in them) it picks up a lot after that. Book 12 came out last November and I think I read it in about 2 weeks it was so good (Sanderson is writing this and although it looks like he's trying to match Robert Jordan's writing style, he doesn't bore you to death with as much detail). It was just like the first one, non stop action since he's trying to wrap up all the loose ends and preparing for the huge war that will take place during the entire last book. The next book comes out in November of this year and the last comes out next year.

And whats wrong with the Dark Tower series? How often do you get the chance to read a book where the Author throws himself into the story?

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:23 PM

When I tell people to read WoT I generally suggest they stop at the the end of the 6th book. Its like reading a term paper after that.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:26 PM

i made it through half of one.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:28 PM

The first 6 books are really fun.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:30 PM

the first half of the first one bored the shiat out of me.


/i know I'm in the minority here.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:31 PM

Don't read Song of Ice and Fire then. The first half of the first book is really boring.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:32 PM

boring is one thing. boring and uninspired is another. Wheel of time was like reading a role playing game.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:33 PM

Almost all fantasy is like that. You can thank Tolkien for it.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:36 PM

Got a 15 hour flight coming up. Need some fresh suggestions. Anyone hit anything fairly new and unknown that was worth your time?

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:37 PM

tolkein has choked originality from the genre that he created FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE!!!1

no. I will blame the perpetrators. Tolkein, though dry at least wrote good stories and created vivid worlds.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:38 PM

Game of Thrones.


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