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- 01-22-2012 #11
What do you guys think about Terry Brooks?
Anybody reading the Wheel of Time saga?
- 01-22-2012 #12
I've read and enjoyed the first three Landover and a couple of Shanara books
- 01-22-2012 #13"I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
- 01-22-2012 #14
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Been an avid reader of Brooks for many years. Haven't read much in the past few, however, so I guess I'll have to make a trip to the library!Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!
- 01-26-2012 #15
I read Raymond E. Feist many years ago, but stopped I think around Tier of the Gods? I started getting a bit bored of it after the first three series.
Wheel of Time had an excellent beginning (first four books or so), but I definitely started losing interest after that. Nothing seemed to happen except for lots of braid-pulling and "mooncalf"-calling. A friend of mine told me that the last two or three were a lot better, but I'm unwilling to read up to that point.
I've recently been reading The Complete Sherlock Holmes collection, which has been quite enjoyable. A series that I feel doesn't often get attention is Stephen King's The Dark Tower, which is a very good fantasy series that ties together lots of different worlds.
And, just to add another point to it, of course I enjoy LotR. I reread it last year, and it's just as good as I remembered.
- 01-26-2012 #16
Good start to the question of the week (series??). I already have another question in mind but will give people one more day to respond to this one. Thanks for all the recommendations, I have put most of them on my "to read list". Also wanted to share this with everyone in case people want to follow my reading endeavors --
March to a Million PagesBodhi 1.3 & Bodhi 1.4 using E17
Dell Studio 17, Intel Graphics card, 4 gigs of RAM, E17
"The beauty in life can only be found by moving past the materialism which defines human nature and into the higher realm of thought and knowledge"
- 01-26-2012 #17
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- Mar 2011
I enjoyed most all the books pertaining to Middle Earth and Arda, I'm a big Tolkien fan myself.
But most of the stories I like are myths, legends, and folklore that belong to oral tradition rather then any specific book. From all cultures and backgrounds as well, not just my own western heritage.
- 01-26-2012 #18
The Winter of the World by Michael Scott Rohan is also a very good read
- 01-26-2012 #19
- 01-27-2012 #20
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- May 2011
Man, I'm stoked about the number of LOTR nods here. I won't waste any more bandwidth on it...suffice it to say if you liked LOTR/Hobbit, check out The Silmarillion and his Lost Tales stuff (well, Lost Tales is probably for the hard-core freaks - there's lots of "ere" and "lo" in there).
I also hugely dug the Shannara books. I devoured the first three when I first discovered them in high school. Allanon was like Gandalf plus Obi Wan Kenobi, with a little bit of the Emperor rolled in. I drifted off after trying to read the later ones.
Yeah, the Bible's got some good stuff in there. I particularly like that Jesus chap.
I'm currently reading the Game of Thrones books from George R. R. Martin (on book 2 right now). They are quite, quite good, I must say. I was surprised, I didn't think they'd hold me (no monsters? no magic!? spare me...). But the character development is just too damn good. I definitely recommend them - start w/the first one. I haven't watched the show, btw (don't have HBO or whatever it's on), but I hear Boromir is in it, so it must be good.