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I am just finishing up A Dance with Dragons and looking for something new to start. I generally prefer fiction and am a big Stephen King fan but I have a hard time finding new books to read without actually having people recommend them to me. Anyone read anything good lately?
This post was edited by Ham Porter 16 months ago
The Name of the Wind.
The Warded Man
warning: Very good books, but both are part of trilogies that are not yet complete. Book 2 from each IS available, but you might have to wait a little for the third.
"If you want to be the Man, then you have got to BE the Man." -- CA Sparty's Dad
Thank you. I enjoy trilogies and other multi-book series but it does suck having to wait for the new ones to come out. Luckily I started Game of Thrones a few months ago so I was able to read all of the books up to Dance with Dragons right in a row.
Here's a book for you:
The Lions of Al'Rassan.
I also very much am enjoying the Fire & Ice books. I am about a book behind you, but good reads so far.
Check out audible.com. It is a decent site to research books.
A few that I have read in the past year that were excellent:
Pillars of the Earth (and sequel World without End). Both are very long books set in England around 1300/1400. Excellent.
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (trilogy). Book one was the best, but two and three are good as well.
Missing Links & Shanks for Nothing. Rick Reilly. Silly books about a beat up golf club. Very, very funny. Easy reads/listens. Sort of a Caddyshack meets Old School. Shanks for Nothing is the better of the two and you may want to just skip Missing Links and go straight to Shanks. Read Missing Links after. There is no story carry over other than the characters.
This post was edited by Carl_N 2 years ago
Sex, drugs and cocoa puffs.
Calmer than you are
It will cover everything for you - historical fiction - page turner - got it all dude - trust me.
From Wiki -
The novel chronicles three rogue American law enforcement officers from November 22, 1958 through November 22, 1963. Each becomes entangled in a web of interconnecting associations between the FBI, CIA, and the Mafia, which eventually leads to their involvement in the John F. Kennedy assassination.
American Tabloid was Time's Best Book (Fiction) for 1995. It is the first novel of the Underworld USA Trilogy, followed by The Cold Six Thousand and Blood's a Rover.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Spartytruth 2 years ago
Aside from being non-fiction, I thought this one was just ok. I really liked some of the essays, but most of the time I wanted to punch Klosterman in the face for being such a pretentious douche. I do enjoy his fiction stuff though.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (be sure to get the complete works, not just the one little book)
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
John Dies at the End by David Wong
After all that Stephen King and the like, you're due to read The Greatest Story Ever Told.
If we're going to dive that deep into the past:
Winter King --Bernard Cornwell (the Sharp author) 1st book in a trilogy that re-imagines the Arthur legends in an authentic 6th century setting.
Tuf Voyaging --George R R Martin
Fevre Dream --George R R Martin
anything by H. Beam Piper --seriously anything
A Princess of Mars --Edgar Rice Burroughs the first book in his Mars series (11 books) adapted into the film John Carter that is about to be released.
any book by Karl Edward Wagner -- sword and sorcery novels, novellas and short stories about his character Kane; a man cursed with immortality.
This post was edited by Misterray 2 years ago
I agree on the Pillars of the Earth and World without End by Ken Follett. But his newest is also excellent - Fall of Giants - set before, during and just after WWI. I believe it is the first of what will be a trilogy.
If you liked Game Of Thrones because of the time setting and mythical things going on, i suggest reading anything by R.A. Salvatore. There is a LONG series of books that you can follow involving a few warrior friends of varying races f'in up orcs and helping the common good of the realm
he seems very manic, which I thought was entertaining and hilarious.
Awesome... read it a few years back when they still had the whole book posted online.
The Warded Man was mentioned earlier, also good.
For some fun action reading, I enjoyed Jonathon Maberry's Joe Ledger books, starting with Patient Zero.
It's not enough to bash in heads, you have to bash in minds.
I also really liked Pillars of the Earth and World Without End but had heard his newest book wasn't very good. I will check it out!
Not fiction (or maybe it is...) but i just finished: The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity by Jeff Sachs.
It was OK. Lotta interesting charts. I like charts.
Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald
Story about the fall of Enron. I couldn't put it down.
The forge of god - by greg bear
The ending is phenomenal, great imagery and really makes you feel the situation.
This post was edited by Serenity 2 years ago
I've said this before and I know some on here disagree but:
The Malazan Book of the Fallen
- Massive, epic fantasy on a scale much larger than that of Martin. I really liked the Martin stuff too, but I enjoyed the Malazan stuff as much if not more. It takes a bit to get into, and it will not spoon feed you anything. However, if you enjoy epic fantasy that encourages you to really think, it is about as good as it gets. Many reviewers out there (Pat's Fantasy Hotlist being one) rank Malazan right up there with Martin.
Another FANTASTIC series:
The Dresden Files
- I just recently got into these and have already burnt through the first 12 books. I believe the series is supposed to go to like 20 books, so it is not finished but is totally worth the read. It is a combination of fantasy/thriller/mystery and is just pure fun. I will warn you that the pace in the books never lets up, and they almost become addicting. They are definitely some of the most enjoyable, quick reads (about 350 pages on average) that I have had the pleasure of reading.
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
"This was a great Spartan day." --Walter Adams
Before you ask, yes, I am a girl.
Seriously, a down vote for giving book recommendations? Ok...
He probably didn't like your suggestions.
The Hunger Games....
These are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.
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