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Mashabator
Apr 16th, 2009, 12:07 PM
I Really Need Some Good Books To Read,
Any Suggestions?
I prefer Horror, Fantasy and Adventure but i dont mind some others.

thalle
Apr 16th, 2009, 01:21 PM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Dragon-Tattoo-Stieg-Larsson/dp/1847242537

Albireo
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:45 AM
Child of Fortune by Norman Spinrad--cosmic science fantasy at its finest. Casts the Peter Pan story and the 1960s' Summer of Love against the backdrop of the far future. Told as a first-person narrative using a form of English that's been infused with phrases from many of the world's major languages and a very florid style influenced by William Morris and Lord Dunsany. Absolutely, positively the best speculative-fiction novel of the last thirty years.

On a Pale Horse by Piers Anthony--Anthony has written a lot of crap, but this is easily his best, in which a modern-day loser finds himself taking over the role of Death. Lots of middlebrow philosophizing mixed with some interesting fantasy concepts. The first in a series, the rest of which were fair-to-mediocre. Thoughtful and thought-provoking.

The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake--ranks with Lord of the Rings as the greatest modern work of fantasy. A kitchen servant in a city-sized castle plots the disruption of the castle's ancient and almost-endless set of rituals. Brilliant writing. Get a copy illustrated by the author, if possible.

The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson. Almost impossible to describe in a few words; the full Wikipedia entry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Night_Land) is almost necessary. The full story can be found at http://fiction.eserver.org/novels/nightland/contents.html .

Of these four, only On a Pale Horse might be considered "light reading." The other three are a little bit more demanding (in varying degrees).

Hope these are promising. :)

lee station
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:48 AM
The Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
get "titus groan" first

Albireo
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:52 AM
get "titus groan" first

It's the first in the trilogy, yes. :)

Nowadays, it may be easier to get all three books in one volume.

lee station
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:53 AM
julien gracq: "in the castle of argol" & "the sea of the sirtes". you will either love them or hate them. ua ha ha ha

lympyisthebest
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:54 AM
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Dragon-Tattoo-Stieg-Larsson/dp/1847242537

I also just finished The Girl Who Played with Fire, took me ages, awesome book. :D

Mashabator
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:55 AM
good suggestions guys!

Edinboro
Apr 17th, 2009, 07:58 AM
Stephen King is brilliant. I love his books. King makes characters so real its insane. I just finished Firestarter and now reading The Mist.

Personally, Christine is my favorite. =P

Mashabator
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:05 AM
Stephen King is brilliant. I love his books. King makes characters so real its insane. I just finished Firestarter and now reading The Mist.

Personally, Christine is my favorite. =P

Stephen kings good, ive read insomnia, it and misery ;)

Edinboro
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:19 AM
I havent read any of those three. lol

Ive read Carrie, The Shining, Salems Lot, Cujo, Firestarter, Pet Semetary, and Christine.

After The Mist I will read The Stand. I cant wait.

skanky~skanketta
Apr 17th, 2009, 08:27 AM
All the Mills & Boon stuff. Guys could really learn a few things about satisfying a woman reading them!

Barrie_Dude
Apr 17th, 2009, 05:23 PM
My favorites are:

"Lonesome Dove" - Larry McMurtry


"Grapes of Wrath" - John Steinbeck