Recommend some books for me :)

Throttle

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Recommend some books for me :)

Hi. I like to read books (fiction) but I find myself reading the same series too much and want to try some new ones. I've read alot of Terry Pratchett's discworld novels, which I really like, and all of my mom's Stephen King's books. I recently bought and read Deathstalker Legacy by Simon R. Green, and I might try some more books from that series. I generally like fantasy, horror ("psychic" horror, not mindless blood-drippers) and some science fiction if it's not too laser-gun-starwars-clone-ish. But I'm also open to new genres, just not pure love-stories.

So if you can recommend some good books, I'd be glad. Also if you're danish, you can recommend danish books as well. (You don't strictly have to be danish, but I doubt you've read some if you're not)

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MithrandirX

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The Magus
by John Fowles

Amazon.com said:
"A man trapped in a millionare's deadly game of political and sexual betrayal.
Filled with shocks and chilling surprises, The Magus is a masterwork of contemporary literature. In it, a young Englishman, Nicholas Urfe, accepts a teaching position on a Greek island where his friendship with the owner of the islands most magnificent estate leads him into a nightmare. As reality and fantasy are deliberately confused by staged deaths, erotic encounters, and terrifying violence, Urfe becomes a desperate man fighting for his sanity and his life. A work rich with symbols, conundrums and labrinthine twists of event, The Magus is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining, a work that ranks with the best novels of modern times.
A very rewarding read.
 

piff

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It's not fiction, but it's garunteed to be in nearly every language and a classic. It's short, too, so it won't take too long. It's Night by Elie Wiesel. It's a firsthand account of his trials in Nazi concentration camps. I normally despise reading and I couldn't put it down.
 

cotton

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Raymond Feist, David Eddings, and George R.R. Martin are my favorite fantasy writers, although I got burnt out on Feist and Eddings after a couple of books. Read the Martin series. It is good.
 

Ev_

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!!!! Read all the books before the movie comes out. You'll laugh your guts out. At least I did.

And for a more serious book, read Watership Down. Absolutely brilliant.

Man, those Adams authors know how to write...
 

TheGreatDivorce

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Orson Card Scott probably has the best sci-fi books I've ever read.

Or if you are a religious person, anything from CS Lewis is swell.
 

Drosselmeier

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MithrandirX said:
The Magus
by John Fowles
Great pick Mithrandir. I really liked that book as well.

If you want more of a fantasy/sci-fi/horror thing I'd recommend H. P. Lovecraft for horror, Poppy Z. Brite for sleazy horror and Ursula K. LeGuin for really gripping fantasy (the earthsea book).
 

Bortaz

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Rhapsody
Prophesy
Destiny
Requiem for the Sun
Elegy for a Lost Star

All of these are by Elizabeth Haydon, and they absolutely rock.

David Eddings is great: Belgariad, Mallorean, and the off shoots.

GRR Martin: Song of Fire and Ice series, one of the best ever.

And, at the risk of being flamed to death, I'll recommend Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time. :)
 

cotton

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Ev_ said:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy!!!! ..
An all time great, I must agree. I was sorely saddened when Addams died before writing about 15 books in that "trilogy." I think it falls more under social commentary, satire, and humor than fantasy/sci-fi, but the books are very good.
 
If you mind a crime thriller, I'd highly recommend Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.
It's the hottest book around these days..

Very controversial since it touchs on some religious subjects (Jesus, Holy Grail, Cults etc etc). I believe the Catholic Church banned this book or something along the lines of that..

Very cool.

Also, if you're can handle mild supernatural themes, I'd highly reccomend The Vampire Chronicles by Ann Rice. The first five books are great (Interview with a Vampire, Vampire Lestat etc etc).
 

Ranger14

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Read The Belgariad series by David Eddings! It is a must for a fantasy fan. He has a very unique way of developing his characters throughout the books. They are very "human" and believable and he mixes humor in with the characters very well! Do not pass go...do not collect $200...get this series! :)
 

Kaysaar

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I found the Da Vinci code to be underwhelming... almost predictable. It was good, but I didn't find it as wonderful as most seem to think.

If you like strange funny books, the I'd reccommend The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin.

Bored of the Rings by the Harvard Lampoon was also a good, quick, and funny read.
 

Carnage-DVS

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Double thumbs up to Belgariad series, Song of Fire and Ice series, and Ursula le Guin. They are all great.

As for Wheel of Time, its good till the 5-6th book, then it goes all downhill. I'm still gonna read the next book because I've invested too much time and money into the series, but if I don't get a decent payoff soon, I'll be uber pissed.

The Dune series ofcourse. Dragonlance chronicles/legends are great also.The Deathgate cycle is good stuff. Sword of Truth series as well.
 
ive read most of the wheel of time series, but i agree it was going downhill

its so vast also, its hard to remember whats going on

i stopped on the book where it first went back to when moraine was a novice (i think it was called New Springs, that one was pretty good) and ive read all of them up to that .. how many books have come out since? :p
 

Garbad_the_Weak

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cotton said:
Raymond Feist, David Eddings, and George R.R. Martin are my favorite fantasy writers, although I got burnt out on Feist and Eddings after a couple of books. Read the Martin series. It is good.
Do you know when his next one is out on paperback by chance?

Garbad
 

Carnage-DVS

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itsPizzarific said:
ive read most of the wheel of time series, but i agree it was going downhill

its so vast also, its hard to remember whats going on

i stopped on the book where it first went back to when moraine was a novice (i think it was called New Springs, that one was pretty good) and ive read all of them up to that .. how many books have come out since? :p
That was a prequel which i think is a ripoff cause he should be writing the 11th book instead of going back.

So far there have been 10 WoT books,one prequel,and one book explaining the history of the world.
 
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