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27 January 2004 @ 12:01 am
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Reply to this post and recommend books to me. All-time favorites, ones you find intriguing right now, ones you wish your local library carried or you had enough money to buy, fiction, non-fiction, any genre. So long as you loved it, I'm interested in reading.

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Kalionthefloor on January 26th, 2004 09:17 pm (UTC)
"Wizards First Rule" by Terry Goodkind. I could read that book over and over again for ages. ^^
virtualrich on January 27th, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)
Piers Anthony is a good author. His best series are Xanth and Incarnations of Immortality. Xanth is only good up until Demons Don't Dream, in my opinion. As for Incarnations, I felt it was only good up until Being a Green Mother, but if you get that far you might as well read the last two. Also take the names of all the Incarnations books and put them all together. They make a sentence.
The Harv: akiritheharv on January 27th, 2004 04:27 am (UTC)
hrmm... I thurouly enjoy most of the Dragonlance books by Tracy hickman and Margaret Weis(hope I spelled those names right cuz i'm not checking). The chronicles series is great...only 3 books. I wish they would continue the raistlin chronicles someday......I want to finish that up....or is it only two books I wonder????I haven't read them in so long.
Michaelsupertwin on January 27th, 2004 05:48 am (UTC)
Pick up a copy of "The Golden Gate" by Vikram Seth-- its a novel set in 1980 San Fransisco done in verse. Its fantastic-- after that, pick up his actual book of poetry, its one of my favorites. The title is "All Who Sleep Tonight."

"All You who Sleep Tonight"

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

Know that you aren't alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

-- Vikram Seth

"Sit"

Sit, drink your coffee here; your work can wait awhile.
You're twenty-six, and still have some of life ahead.
No need for wit; just talk vacuities, and I'll
Reciprocate in kind, or laugh at you instead.

The world is too opaque, distressing and profound.
This twenty minutes' rendezvous will make my day:
To sit here in the sun, with grackles all around,
Staring with beady eyes, and you two feet away.

-- Vikram Seth



Jasmine Becket-Griffith: moonmaidenjasminetoad on January 27th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
"The Mists of Avalon" by Marion Zimmer Bradley

"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

ANYTHING by Diana Wynne Jones

The "Dragonlance" series by Tracy Hickman & Margaret Weis (start with "Dragons of Autumn Twilight" and read the rest of the Chronicles trilogy. Then read "Time of the Twins" and the rest of the Legends trilogy.)

Victoria: Wow. [1conattack]bikutoria on January 27th, 2004 08:47 am (UTC)
AHH! You animated one of your recent pieces in your icon! Um, yes, you know that, of course, but wow. It looks awesome!
rudiment_ruhula on January 27th, 2004 09:31 am (UTC)
Wow I can’t believe I’m the first AP/PC dork to comment on this one! My vote goes for “Dandelion Wine” by Bradbury. I read it every summer. Love it. So many good quotes in it!
Michaelsupertwin on January 27th, 2004 04:15 pm (UTC)
Oh Yeah!
Oh, and anything by John Irving. "A Widow for One Year" and "A Prayer for Owen Meany" are both superb. "Widow" is currently being made into a movie starring Kim Bassinger, though the movie only covers the first half of the novel.
Maradjmars on January 27th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
anything by tom robbins especially "jitterbug perfume", "still life w/woodpecker" and "fierce invalids home from hot climates"
Rurouni Star: I agree (Boonies)firegazer on January 28th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
WHEEEE!
You do know you've just made a dangerous proposition, yes? I am the MASTER of fantasy novels.

Uhm. Mistress. Whatever.

So first: Dragonlance good. Chronicles and Legends and the strange non-series related novels they made after: The Second Generation, Dragons of Summer Flame, and the age of mortals series.

Their Rose of the Prophet series is pretty awesome. I'd almost recommend it over the mainstream Dragonlance stuff.

Also: Forgotten Realms, woman (especially R.A. Salvatore). The Dark Elf Trilogy, the Icewind Dale Trilogy, the Cleric Quintet, and everything after. Also, just recently, the Alabaster Staff (Edward Bolme).

And God help you if you haven't read the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Because 42. And towels.

On the subject of non-fiction, the novel "Catch me if you can" is better than the movie. The guy has way too many funny stories to tell that they never put in. A lot of the stuff he did do was even larger scale than they showed.

I could definitely go on, but I think I just overloaded you. Go! Shoo! Read them all!