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I'm pretty sure that's Tad Williams

Seconded. Also an excellent series.
post #137 of 143
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Seconded. Also an excellent series.
I thought it was pretty terrible. Couldn't even make it through the first novel.
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I thought it was pretty terrible. Couldn't even make it through the first novel.
I remember it as one of the better ones I read.
post #139 of 143
I think it has more to do with me just not really liking Williams' writing style.
post #140 of 143
yeah that was tad williams - double checked - I really liked it when i was 15.. wouldn't mind rereading now actually
post #141 of 143
Haven't gone through all the pages of this thread, but just in case someone hasn't already mentioned - Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke is excellent reading as is Perdido Street Station and The Scar by China Mieville and finally The Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake.

Would also like to second The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe and other stuff in the Fantasy Masterworks series.
post #142 of 143
just read gentlemen of the road - good book. i need to read more of chabon.
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Patrick Rothfus - Name of the Wind




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Wise Man's Fear was a bit of a let down after the incredible freshman effort. Still a good read, if a bit gratuitous and overlong. It felt like a big lead up to the third novel which should have far more storyline progression (really getting into the "meat" of Kvothe's legend).


Way of Kings by Sanderson was quite good. I've read it twice now since it was released and it has inspired me to re-read the WoT series just so I can get to the Sanderson books...god help me.

Bumping this as I've just read the Rothfuss books, which I completely enjoyed. They weren't terribly original, but very engaging, they really hit the spot for escapist fun light reading. I am eagerly awaiting the next one, hope it isn't too many years frown.gif

Also I've started Tim Powers 'On Stranger Tides' which is pretty good, I'll be moving on to more of his books when I finish.
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