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I need more books!

By neilb@uk ·
I started a thread - - a bit less than a year ago in a search for reading material.

I'm in need of some more! A recent post in a current thread by Tony Hopkinson has suggested more and some that I missed last time. So I'm starting this thread and I'm odering:

Kushiel's Dart - Jacqueline Carey
Foreigner - CJ Cherryh
The Runes of Earth - Stephen donaldson

The last thread got me Darkover (enjoyed - still reading), Miles Vorkosigan (funny), the Clan of the Cave Bear and so on (enjoyable but she's bit too obsessed with the size of the hero's privates!), The Horse Whisperer (v.good), Watchmen and American Gods (thanx, BFF!), The Hyperion Omnibus (still not read), Coldfire Trilogy (Good. Salamander, where are you?), David Gemmell (thanx Apotheon and others), and more...

I'm going back over it and making up some more Amazon orders but I'd like some suggestions from any new peers and new suggestions from old peers.

what is your favourite book?

Recommendations from me: Robin Hobb and the "Farseer", "Tawny Man" and "Liveship" interlocking trilogies. Stephen Donaldson - absolutely anything that he's written - GAP and Thomas Covenant are the best known but Mordant's Need is just brilliant. George R.R. Martin - possibly the best Sword and Sourcery ever!

OK. I'm waiting.


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by gadgetgirl In reply to I need more books!

get a spellchecker and dictionary too.....

before you go "odering" some more "Sourcery" !!!


Had to.

<passes pedant hat back to Marky Mark>


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passing the hat

by jdclyde In reply to ha!

How do the sheep recognise him when you borrow his hat?

(marky mark! That STILL cracks me up!)

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Gadget - I stand ashamed

by neilb@uk In reply to ha!

I have just finished re-reading Pratchett's "Sourcery" so it must have been on my mind.

My excuse and I'm sticking to it!


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I JUST got done with

by jdclyde In reply to I need more books!

the original Dracua. A very strange aproach to writing a story, and it was the first time I had ever read it dispite having seen dozens of vampire shows. (some good, many not quite so good).

Will have to go back through the pile and see if there was anything worth mentioning or not. For the most part, I am just going to hop on your coat tails to make my own list.

Carry on my good man, carry on!

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by BFilmFan In reply to I JUST got done with

You may not be aware that Stoker was infected with syphilis. I read the novel as an allegory on the spread of a sexually transmitted disease into Victorian England.

In addition, did you notice the number of modern conveniences that appear in the novel? The type-writer that Mina uses to compile her notes, the gramaphone Dr. Seward uses to record his patient notes, the telegram that Van Helsing sends, etc.

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A Great Twist On The Vampire Story

by JohnnySacks In reply to Dracula

Brian Lumley - Necroscope

Easy reading and a great plot, kind of like Stephen King but without all the lame character developments. (guess that means it's not really like King then...) One of the best horror story's I've ever read.

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by arletta In reply to A Great Twist On The Vamp ...

Its been a while, but I read the entire series. I thought the final books of it were stretching it a little.. as if he was struggling to come up with new ideas for it. The concept of a vampire being 'born' from a parasitic infection was very cool. I also liked the way the could manipulate their bodies, stretching and such. The vampire world was very cool.

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by alex.forty In reply to Necroscope

the whole series is very cool TBH with 2 notable exceptions. bear in mind the whole saga is made up of 4 series

Necroscope - 5 books
Vampire World - 3 Books
Lost Years - 2 books (though these should only be read in desperation, using lead lined gloves and full HAZMAT precautions. the worst of the whole saga)
And finally

E-Branch - 3 Books

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by beads In reply to I JUST got done with

Mary Shelley's Frankenstien was a laborious read and nothing like what I expected it be either. Almost a romance novel in its approach. Odd how the styles change over the years, isn't it.

- beads

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by tech In reply to Frankenstien

I've been immersed in rereading all the HG Wells I could get hold of lately - in part to remind myself what beautifully written books War of the Worlds and The Time Machine are and to purge the awful botched film versions of those books from my mind. But the flavour of War of the Worlds is just wonderful. Christopher Priest did a sequel to both in the same style called The Space Machine but it appears long out of print sadly.

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