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post #4831 of 5735
I haven't read a lot of fantasy really. Most of what I've tried I blew off pretty quickly. I really liked Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, Perdido Street Station and The Scar by China Mielville, and Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake. And I read Tolkien when I was a kid of course.
post #4832 of 5735
I really need to read some Mielville. Have you read George RR Martin or Brandon Sanderson?
post #4833 of 5735
^ I should read some of that shit too, but it's hard for me to take a white guy named China seriously.
post #4834 of 5735
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I really need to read some Mielville. Have you read George RR Martin or Brandon Sanderson?
haven't read any Sanderson but I read all of Martins Ice and Fire books and loved them.
post #4835 of 5735
one thing I will say about mielville is that I would skip Iron Council. Other than that and the two I mentioned, I haven't read any of his other books
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post #4837 of 5735
I try to read at least one book per month. In the past couple of months, I've read Atlas Shrugged, Timeline, Robinson Crusoe, and Luttrell's bookLone Survivor.

Currently reading The Art Spirit by Robert Henri

Cheers,
R
post #4838 of 5735
I'm about 100 pages into The Right Stuff. Great so far.
post #4839 of 5735
A Song of Ice and Fire - these books must be read in sequence?
post #4840 of 5735
yes, they need to be read in order.
post #4841 of 5735
Anyone else a fan of Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series?
post #4842 of 5735

Just finished No Easy Day, pretty informative book.  Now I am reading The Cornbread Mafia.

post #4843 of 5735
Just finished a nonfiction about Juan Patron. He was a politician who didn't mind a gun fight or two. He was friends with and sided with Billy Bonney(Billy the Kid.) He helped build churches, schools, jails for bandits, banged chicks on the side, tried to kill the major monopoly that was establish in Lincoln NM. You know, cowboy politician stuff. It's interesting to me. Great read, well written.

post #4844 of 5735
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

I haven't read a lot of fantasy really. Most of what I've tried I blew off pretty quickly. I really liked Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, American Gods and Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, Perdido Street Station and The Scar by China Mielville, and Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake. And I read Tolkien when I was a kid of course.

This is a great list. Wolfe, Gaiman and Peake are among my favorite writers.

Peake isn't well known on this side of the pond but was very influential, and Mielville's work has at times reminded me of him. I'm most of the way through "Embassytown". It's not at the level of Perdido Street Station, but it's still interesting. At times it's made me think of Octavia Butler and Ursula LeGuin (as well as Peake), which is about the highest compliment that I can offer a science fiction or fantasy writer.

There's an oddly obtrusive and awkward reference to George Romero's movies, as if CM decided that we needed a hint that he is telling a zombie story.
post #4845 of 5735
Read this



enjoyed it so much that i read this



Then i started this



But I'm finding it kind of boring. I might read the scar or the new Schwartzenegger biography instead.

Also, still haven't finished Stranger in a strange land,Lol.
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