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 Post subject: Recommend me a good book!
PostPosted: Jul 15, 2011 4:51 pm 
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What the title says.

And, YES, I already read GRRM's newest oeuvre. :wink:

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PostPosted: Jul 15, 2011 6:28 pm 
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I just read Anansi Boys, by Neil Gaiman. Truly an enjoyable read. Not fantasy though, at least not traditional.

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PostPosted: Jul 16, 2011 7:54 am 
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Have you read Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series? Or the Dresden Files series?

Others:

Elizabeth Haydon's Symphony of the Ages series (Rhapsody being the first book)

I really enjoyed Dennis Jones' The Stone and the Maiden though the follow up book (The Mask and the Sorceress) seemed to be lacking... something. Just didn't have the same pull as the first. Maybe it was the time gap between reading the books, but it felt like I was missing a short story between them.

For historical fantasy, Jack Whyte's A Dream of Eagles series (also known as the Camulod Chronicles) can't be beat: Starts off with The Skystone, in the days of the Roman withdrawal from Britain.

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Rafael wrote:
What the title says.

And, YES, I already read GRRM's newest oeuvre. :wink:

Yours,

Rafe



Have you read his collected short stories? Sandkings was the first GRRM book I ever bought.

Have you read Lyonese?

or for something historical

Steven Pressfield's Gates of Fire

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Neal Stephenson's Baroque trilogy. Among the best stuff I read in years.

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RobJN wrote:
Have you read Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series? Or the Dresden Files series?

Exactly what I was thinking. I just re-read most of the Dresden series to get ready for the new book (Ghost Story, which came out last week) and I think it's one of my all-time favorite series. At least if the number of re-reads is a good indication, that is!

I just started the Codex Alera books. Nice so far, but I can't say how the series holds up since I haven't read them all yet.

Hard to believe that the DF author and the CA author are the same guy. The two series just feel so different.

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Reading Ken Follet's Fall of Giants.

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Moved long on to a certain science project. No time to read other stuff than about Coleridge. Which, strange as it seems, is kind of cool. :mrgreen:

However, since I am lazy and lack discipline I made two huge purchases last months, one being the Nelson Doubleday edition of the original (till 1988) Thieves World anthologies,
as well as six or seven books by the lesser-known British fantasy author Angus Wells. Read them as a kid, sad to say they didn't age well. Thieves World remains nifty, though. :)

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Hi there! I know I'm new here, but the title of this thread drew me right in, and if I'm not overstepping my bounds, I'd like to suggest two of Glen Cook's lesser known books, The Swordbearer and Tower of Fear. Both of these are quick, enjoyable reads that have a bit of the old school feel to them without the heavy world-building style of today's series.

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 Post subject: Re: Recommend me a good book!
PostPosted: Aug 19, 2012 6:58 pm 
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:) No worries, mate - the "newly registered users" group is just something we have against spammers, after we get overrun by them last year.
You are free to post everywhere, and to comment on everything. :) That's what we're here for.

Also, that was a damn good call. I read part of Glenn Cook's "Black Company series last year, and I actually liked his style a lot, though I didn't have the enthusiasm to read it all.
Ordered "Swordbearer" right away when I read the synopsis. :) Tower of Fear sounds intriguing, too, because I like urban fantasy a lot, but I will save that one for later,
since I am still busy with Coleridge.

Talking about books, instead of spending money on RPGs this year, my main acquisition has been the Nelson Doubleday/Guild of America "Thieves World" edition,
which collects the twelve original anthologies in four hardcover books. That will likely make my literary autumn. :)

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