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Recently I have read: The Aeneid, The Iliad, Eater of the Dead and Beowulf. I am now on the Odyssey. See a theme? But they're really quite good.
I have various other books; Wheel of Time, LOTR, Songs of Fire and Ice, Dragonmaster, The Black Magician Trilogy, Life of Pi, Dhampir, I have all the Drizzt series to work through except one set (I think it's called the halfling quartet or something), The View From The Mirror (Ian Irvine) and various random ones.
What about you lot?
Ah the LOTR... read all 6 books... and the three in Greek and the Hobbit both in English and Greek. I am trying Silmarilion now in Greek but I get the names confused!
Iliad and Odyssey eh? Nice selection. Homer was a very good story maker! Recently I have finished the books from Dan Brown and The Gates of Fire (can't remember the writer!)
Any good suggestions to continue? Or should I finally end the Liber Chaotica?
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
Funny you should ask
I have just finished reading my first novel in like five or so years -Frankenstein.
I think I like many others have been brought up with the Boris Karloff versions etched in our mind, and the book was completely different and absolutely fantastic.
Not sure what more to add but to urge all who have not read the book to do so. It's one of those books where the words are truly beautifully put together, more like one long poem than a book of today.
I HIGHLY recomend the Sword of Truth books. It has a great storyline, increadable character growth, and its not a book you read and want more but cant find it becouse there are many books that keep going with the main character.
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2st game: vs Chaos result: Win :p
Shakespeare Can't beat it for brutality, romance or the occasional weirdness
I've almost finished the Magician series (all 10? books) again.
Any of David Gemmell's Drenai saga, or Rigante series, or technically anything he wrote.
The Bible it IS called THE Good Book
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I've read the Illiad and the Odyssey, great books Some books I've read recently I have really liked have been more modern, as opposed to your feast on the classics, Kuffy
Fight Club, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (inspired bladerunner), Catch-22, and an interesting one I bought in Istanbul airport called, 'the 101 most influential people who never lived.'
Before that, I was very much into reading classic 20th century literature. A lot of Orwell - Re-readings of Animal Farm and 1984, first-time reading of Homage to Catalonia. Hemmingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls, Men without women, a Farewell to arms. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
The Bible may well be called "The Good Book", but surely that's down to opinion? -__^ =P
I'm sure I'm not the only lit major here. Could recommend lots of great "classic" and "modern" fiction. My favorite book of all time is Don Quixote. Catch-22 is up near the top, too. Siddhartha, Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions, The Mayor of Casterbridge, I like Patrick O'Brien's "Master and Commander" series of novels A LOT, .... The list goes on and on.
I haven't read much fantasy fiction in recent years. But I've been devouring everything by Neal Stephenson. The guy writes dense, detailed, yet funny and tense, gripping novels of staggering imagination and character. Snow Crash is probably the best novel to start with (how can you go wrong with a novel where the main character is a pizza delivery man by the name of Hiro Protagonist?), but I'm especially fond of Cryptonomicon and the related Boroque Cycle series of historical/SF novels.
Right now I'm nearly finished with Peter F. Hamilton's duo Pandora's Star and Judas Unchained. I'm definitely going to have to pick up other novels by this guy. The sheer inventiveness of Hamilton's universe is inspiring, and his aliens are well and truly alien, which seems like such a difficult thing for authors to pull off.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
RIP Warhammer 40,000: 21 Sep 1998 - 24 May 2014
Frederick Forscythe - 4th Protocol.
What an incredible book. simply phenomenal.
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