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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2002, 11:31:42 PM »
Forget Hannibal, Red Dragon is the BEST book in that set!!!

Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy <- ROCKED

Death Gate Cycle. I have the first few, read up to that one with the lava and dragon on it whatever that was, and lost interest. May get around to it one day.

Snow Crash - On my bookshelf in the queue  :lol: Got as much as I could after reading Cryptonomicon (did I mention that is one of my favorite books ever?)

Covenant Series -- Long time ago. I remember it being very vivid and thought provoking...Dark perhaps. Need to read that series again for certain.

Will have to take a look at the others. Xanth, heard of it, never had the urge though, perhaps I should...

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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2002, 11:44:09 PM »
Recent reads.

Life in a Medieval City
Life in a Medieval Village

City one was pretty cool. Will put up some of the neater things I read about later.

Medieval Village is a history of farming for the most part and how much each villager plowed, what they owed their lord, how much the paid for certain fines. It is the economical side of it and I want to know about the people, not that "Tom Freeman paid six shillings for uneven plowing of his furlong." There are some interesting bits and pieces, but for the most part a economic history and not really what I care about.

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« Reply #27 on: December 19, 2002, 05:23:03 AM »
Mentioned elsewhere...
George Orwell's 1984  :!:
A fine book about Evil my own evil side can only dream of. :twisted:
Not really fantasy, closer to sci-fi, but really an educational reading.
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« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2002, 02:47:48 PM »
YES! I AGREE! :D
1984 ROCKS!
It's about evil and after reading that I never looked at power or society in the same light. Ever. :twisted: ... :twisted: .... :twisted:
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« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2002, 02:49:16 PM »
More books.......(i gotta get out more)

Brave New World

The Way of the Samurai

Animal Farm

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The d**nation Game

The Drawing of the Three

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« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2002, 02:59:37 PM »
Brave new world, another good one. Brave new world, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 are all books about either utopian society, or an immortal society. Naturally, both really suck as a place to live in.

Animal Farm... Another good one.
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« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2002, 10:32:58 PM »
I seem to be on a mystery kick right now.

The Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout (and later Robert Goldsborough)

Sherlock Holmes, especially Hound of the Baskervilles

The Luis Mendoza books by Dell Shannon.  Actually, these are more "police dramas" or something, I guess.

Almost anything by Agatha Christie.  

The Nick Velvet stories by Edward D. Hoch

And, just to be odd, since it doesn't fit in with my run of mysteries, The Count of Monte Cristo.
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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2003, 12:50:24 AM »
Just finishing up the Bourne Identity trilogy. I actually really enjoyed them. Still a hundred pages or so left of the last one, but I really like them. Hmmm, wonder where Talon came from.  hehehehe.  A poor attempt at a fantasy Bourne-type character. We will  see if he fleshes himself out. Will have to read Day of the Jackal again too.

Can't wait to get my eyes around the Count of Monte Cristo. I REALLY liked that movie and my library doesn't have the book.

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« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2003, 01:10:49 AM »
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Yay, Xanth!  It's actually pretty hard to find others who have even heard of that series, much less like it.  It's unbelievable.


I have to admit I really enjoy the first eight in the Xanth series, but it seemed to get too corny and repetitious. Almost like he ran out of material.

Peirs Anthony’s other series are like that too, I think the Blue Adept series has at least nine books and is worth reading but you can see that the story is getting a little stretched at the end of the series.

All in all I thin he is a good author, but that he beats a dead horse a little longer than he should.
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« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2003, 01:12:41 AM »
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I think the Hobbit might be that book that is holding my dresser level.  It's pretty thin right?  :twisted:


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« Reply #35 on: February 21, 2003, 01:21:02 AM »
In honor of our orcs thread, I am rereading LOTR with the thought in my head to look for the *evil* orc characterizations...if there are. There are probably other resources, Tolkien books, that may even go into greater detail...although I could never get into the Silmarrillion (sp?) and such so I may have missed out on some things.

Either way, a reread is definately not a waste.

(PS. I got the Fellowship exta 4-disc extended blah blah box set. There are some cool additions to it and I think worth getting.)

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« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2003, 05:55:51 PM »
LOTR and the Hobbit are some of the best books ever! EVER! EVER!!
I am a big fan of H.P. Lovecraft, also.
Try the View from the Mirror series, and the Wheel of Time series.
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2003, 07:23:29 AM »
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I think the Hobbit might be that book that is holding my dresser level.  It's pretty thin right?  :twisted:


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« Reply #38 on: February 26, 2003, 02:58:11 PM »
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There are probably other resources, Tolkien books, that may even go into greater detail...although I could never get into the Silmarrillion (sp?) and such so I may have missed out on some things.

I tried to read the silmarrillion once. I only got half wasy through, but I can tell you the gist of it. It is a history of middle earth. It goes on about EVERYTHING that happened before the hobbit. It is extermely confusing.

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« Reply #39 on: February 26, 2003, 10:55:45 PM »
Yep the Silmarllion is a though one.  I am in the process of getting through it again.  Very informative!
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« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2003, 09:07:33 PM »
You know, the Silmarillion is pretty esoteric, but what does Kitara have against the Hobbit? I really liked the Hobbit and the Silmarillion.
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« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2003, 10:59:20 PM »
Maybe Kitara just doesn't like short people.
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« Reply #42 on: March 06, 2003, 10:55:38 PM »
call of chtullu - h.p. lovecraft
lord of the rings - tolkien

i read more but i can´t remember the authors og the other books maybe i read them again and post later again too
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« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2003, 01:25:09 AM »
I love to read!!!!

Mysteries, Fantasy/Sci-Fi and Romantic Suspense.  

With mysteries, I lean towards books that have a female as the central character.  I can put myself in her place as I read, and the story becomes my own.

With fantasy/sci-fi, I've read R.A. Salvatore's Dark Elf novels, and I love Anne McCaffrey...her novels on the dragons of Pern are wonderful!!!

With romantic suspense, I like Catherine Coulter's FBI series, and Nora Roberts wrote a series with witches as a focal point.  But with these kind of novels, I don't care how much sex is in it...it's not good if no one is murdered.
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« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2003, 05:47:34 PM »
Try "The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath" by H.P. Lovecraft. It's different.....
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« Reply #45 on: March 09, 2003, 05:49:31 PM »
The View From the Mirror series by Ian Irvine
Almost anything by R.A. Salvatore.
Did I already mention the View From the Mirror? It's magnificent.
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« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2003, 02:36:43 PM »
To be honest, the majority of what I read these days is either online fanfiction (particularly that produced by the fellows at http://www.eyrie-productions.com, and the work produced by my own beloved in a fanfiction series I'm helping her with writing.
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« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2003, 12:34:06 PM »
Murder and Magic by Randal Garret
Too Many Magicians by Randal Garret
Lord Darcy Investigates By Randal Garret
Ten Little Wizards By Kurt Cumberland

I have spent many an hour reading these four books. They're a sort of fantasy/detective mix in a sci-fi-ish setting. What might have happened if Richard the Lion-Hearted hadn't diedtaking part in the crusades? Maybe this world would have resulted. Very good books that will keep you guessing until the end..
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« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2003, 08:40:42 PM »
Though many think they're kid's books, the Broken Sky series by Chris Wooding is pretty good.
Did I already say Frank Herbert's Dune Series? The series, or at very least, the first book, should be mandatory reading for every single human being on the planet Earth.
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« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2003, 05:49:34 AM »
Oh Dune...

Yes of course. The series was not that good, but the first book... the politics... even the movie wasn't bad...

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