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Invisibledrawde
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Recommend some good fiction
    #481822 - 09/24/10 09:00 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Please and thank you.

Its been far too long since I have read a good book.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482234 - 09/25/10 09:46 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

What, stoners don't read?


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482237 - 09/25/10 09:50 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Maybe not fiction, like myself.:wink:


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: King Koopa]
    #482245 - 09/25/10 10:02 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

what kind of books are you into?

scifi
fantasy
western
horror
crime/mystery
etc


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Invisibledrawde
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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: CosmicFool]
    #482249 - 09/25/10 10:06 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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King Koopa said:
Maybe not fiction, like myself.:wink:




Well I could probably read some non-fiction, just not into any heavy political kind of stuff right now.


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CosmicFool said:
what kind of books are you into?

scifi
fantasy
western
horror
crime/mystery
etc




Anything that is well done. But wouldn't mind some scifi or fantasy right now.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482252 - 09/25/10 10:16 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Only fiction I ever really got into was stuff by Piers Anthony.

"On a Pale Horse" was pretty cool.

A guy is about to commit suicide when Death comes to collect him. He turns and shoots death in face and takes over the job.

I guess it sound kind of stupid when I go back and think about it but it's alot cooler than my description.

Another on of my favorites by him was about this village where everyone develops some magic power as they get older but this one kid never did.

They end up banishing him from the town then turns out his power is anti-magic or some crap. Weird but entertaining.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482262 - 09/25/10 10:36 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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drawde said:
Anything that is well done. But wouldn't mind some scifi or fantasy right now.




if anyone knows any good scifi writers I'd be interested too...

the best fantasy I've read in a long time was a Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin (it's actually a series of books)

it starts a little slow seeing as there are over a dozen important characters to keep track of but by the time you learn all their names you'll be hooked


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: CosmicFool]
    #482393 - 09/26/10 02:16 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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CosmicFool said:
what kind of books are you into?

scifi
fantasy
western
horror
crime/mystery
etc




^this^  and are you looking for some good literature, or something you can just chill out and relax with?


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: kyuzo]
    #482395 - 09/26/10 02:20 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

If you want some awesome fantasy, check out the Ice and Fire series from RR Martin.  For noir, i would recommend Falling Angel.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482408 - 09/26/10 02:52 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

The Holy Bible, check it out. some cool stories


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: Picklez]
    #482412 - 09/26/10 03:35 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

One of the best short stories EVAR...IMO :tongue2:
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482420 - 09/26/10 04:45 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Anything by Tim Powers will blow your mind.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: FractalDust]
    #482435 - 09/26/10 09:59 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Thanks for the suggestions, I will try and check em all out.
I need to read some Philip Dick as well.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482442 - 09/26/10 11:10 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

No one's mentioned Douglas Adams yet? For shame! Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency and the sequel Long Dark Teatime of the Soul may be some of the best fiction ever written. :awesomenod:


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: NizzyJones] * 1
    #482445 - 09/26/10 11:44 AM (6 years, 2 months ago)

The Bible


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #482462 - 09/26/10 01:07 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Ender's Game is a classic Sci-fi style book. (if you like it check out the whole series). Here

Also, I've never read the Dune Books, but I've only ever heard good things about them from my friends.

The rest are all fantasy, although the Pern series is technically in the distant future.

I also enjoy books by R.A. Salvatore and Ed Greenwood, however stay away from them both if you don't like Mary Sue characters. Greenwood is worse with it, Salvatore has some amazing series' though (he wrote some star wars stuff too, but I'm talking about the forgotten realms series [I've heard the star wars books he wrote are good too, but still has Mary Sue issues]).

My recommendations for the two are

Salvatore: The Cleric Quintet is an amazing series, and if you enjoy it read more of his forgotten realms books. I have the entire Quintet all in one book, you can get the same for all his other series (stay away from the series where he just collaborated with a new author in every book, it was horrible). After that I would say The Legacy of the Drow series specifically.

The Cleric Quintet
Legacy of the Drow

Greenwood: I would say start with Elminster: The Making of a Mage, and follow the Elminster series of books. A new one is being made, or is being released soon.

The Elminster Series

Depending on how you like it the books about Pern are pretty good, although I read them in middle school so I really don't know how good a read they are for an adult.

Dragonriders of Pern

Also not to try to turn you away from the growery (because we're better than the shroomery), but the shroomery has a literature forum I think. If you don't get enough suggestions look there, I don't know how many trolls are in that forum but it's worth a try.


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #482466 - 09/26/10 01:15 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

has anybody mentioned "the greatest scifi writer in history" yet?



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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: CosmicFool]
    #482469 - 09/26/10 01:18 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

I've only read Fahrenheit 451, and I wanted to kill myself through every sentence.

Such a stupid book.

:facepalm:


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: drawde]
    #482511 - 09/26/10 03:56 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

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drawde said:
Thanks for the suggestions, I will try and check em all out.
I need to read some Philip Dick as well.





I second the Ender's game series and Douglas Adams.  Also, if you want to get into philip K dick, I think "the three stigmata of Palmer Eldridge" is his best work


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Re: Recommend some good fiction [Re: Thebooedocksaint]
    #482512 - 09/26/10 03:58 PM (6 years, 2 months ago)

Thebooedocksaint, if you're into fantasy you NEED to check out the "fire and ice" series.


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