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Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Silvanus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:42 pm

Here's my list.

"A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martin

Undoubtedly sitting perched at the top of all fantasy. Martin is a genius.

The Series starts with book 1. "A Game of Thrones"

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Probably my number two favorite series.

The Series starts with book 1. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

The Ender Cycle by Orson Scott Card (plus related books by same)

The best sci-fi series out there. Book 1 is "Ender's Game".

The Farsees Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Book 1: "Assassin's Apprentice"

LOTR and related by JRR Tolkien

Prelude: "The Hobbit"
Book 1: "The Fellowship of the Ring"

Earthsea Cycle by Ursula K LeGuin

Book 1 is "Wizard of Earthsea"

Long Price Quartet by Daniel Abraham

Book 1 is "A Shadow in Summer"

DragonLance:Chronicles and Legends by Hickman and Weis
Chronicles 1:"Dragons of Autumn Twilight"
Legends 1: "Time of the Twins"

DragonLance: Elven Exiles Trilogy by Paul Thompson and Tonya Cook
Book 1 "Sanctuary"

War of the Worlds by HG Wells
White Fang by Jack London
1984 by George Orwell
Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
The Art of War by Sun Tzu
Hunter's Run by GRRM, Abraham, and Gardner Dozois
Letters From Earth by Mark Twain
Soulforge by Margaret Weis
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Ariel » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:08 pm

Sounds like a nice little library there Silvanus! I'll check the second hand stores and see if I can find some of these.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Silvanus » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:17 pm

<chuckles> That's about a quarter of what I own.

And just so long as you know, some of those single books aren't sci-fi or fantasy...

1984, White Fang is borderline fantasy, Angels and Demons,and Da Vinci Code, aren't. Letters from Earth, is just fun...

If you're going for anything, my ULTIMATE recommendations are Robin Hobb and GRRM.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Ariel » Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:06 pm

Already Read The Da Vinci Code. A great read!
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Postby Silvanus » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:19 pm

I thought so too! It was a great way to put stuff together, he makes it really believable, doesn't he?
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Ariel » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:30 pm

Yes he does.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby spknoevl » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:47 am

Dan Brown is a good read with a fast paced story. If you like that type of pacing, John Grisham is another writer who writes stories that pull you into the action almost from the first page and keeps the storyline moving.

As far as fantasy suggestions, I'd like to suggest a couple of authors to the excellent suggestions already posted:

Terry Brooks - any of the Shannara books

R.A. Salvatore - any of his Forgotten Realms books
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby waytanblee » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:59 am

I def agree with Hobb, Tolkien, Leguin, Rowling and Scott Card. The rest are all pretty good, some I dont know. I've never read a Martin book so I'll have to try those out. And I have to add to your list Goodkind, C S Lewis and Brian Jaques, though some might think those for younger audiences.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Qray » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:53 am

spknoevl wrote:R.A. Salvatore - any of his Forgotten Realms books


That's why I like this BBS. The people here have style and taste. 8)

Salvatore's Star Wars novel "Vector Prime" is pretty good too.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Silvanus » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:23 am

spknoevl wrote:Dan Brown is a good read with a fast paced story. If you like that type of pacing, John Grisham is another writer who writes stories that pull you into the action almost from the first page and keeps the storyline moving.

As far as fantasy suggestions, I'd like to suggest a couple of authors to the excellent suggestions already posted:

Terry Brooks - any of the Shannara books

R.A. Salvatore - any of his Forgotten Realms books


I CANNOT read Terry Brooks. Sword of Shannara ruined him in my mind. It was such an obvious LOTR rip off that I gave up on him.

@Way: Martin is excellent. And I agree Jacques is a good writer, you're refering I think to his redwall series? I have every book up until Triss.
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby waytanblee » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:00 am

Awww good *hugs*
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Re: Silvanus' reading suggestions.

Postby Silvanus » Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:48 pm

waytanblee wrote:Awww good *hugs*


Ahh.. *hug*
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