This is a thread where the ones of us who read novels can recommend our novel of choice and ask for recommendations on novels within our genres of choice.
Feel free to put forward good authors you know of for us to research, and maybe a favorite work from them you recommend.
I'm partial to fantasy novels and sci-fi novels.
My current fix is Blood of Elves by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, translated to English and released in the U.S. in late 2009, with the United Kingdom printing being available in 2009 as well.
Blood of Elves is the first novel in the series involving Geralt of Rivia, also known as The Witcher. Geralt is a professional monster slayer of the order of Witchers, whom are trained with blades and magick, and genetically modified and mutated during the course of their training in The Trials of the Grasses, of which he is the only survivor of the final third stage of mutations.
I highly recommend this novel not only because of the deep story, but also because of the detail put forward that draws you in without being too overly extensive and boring (No, he doesn't spend 5 pages on how a fire looks or some such, just enough detail to draw you in without distracting you from the rest).
Even though I'm only about 60 pages in, I can already say that this novel is worth a very solid 4 stars.
Great toppic.mY favourite novels are fantacy. The authours i like best is David Eddings,David Cambel and Terry Brooks. My second choice would be thrillers or horror novels by Dean Koontz,John Saul and Graham Masterson. My all time favourite fanasy saga is The hobbit, forgot the author's name, then Spar Hawk and the Belgariad series.
the last book i really liked reading was: James A. Michener's Space. its about 4 men whose lives take a different path that leads to America's pioneering and heroic efforts to the moon and beyond.
Stanley Mott: US engineer in England on a secret mission. Dieter Kolff: Brilliant rocket designer, snatched from Germany to the US in the waning days of WW2 Norman Grant: Naval hero of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, destined for the Space Committee of the US Senate. John Pope: High-school football star and student of astronomy, who joins the space programme as one of its early astronauts.
its an amazing story. a thoroughly good read.
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As some of you may already know, I just finished the dark tower series. The series consists of the following.
Book 1: The Gunslinger. 5/5 Book 2: The Drawing of the Three. 5/5 Book 3: The Wastelands. 5/5 Book 4: The Wizard and Glass. 5/5 Book 5: Wolves of the Calla. 5/5 Book 6: Song of Susanna. 5/5 Book 7: The Dark Tower. 5/5
If ever there was an author that perfectly balances a multi-verse in his novels, it's Stephen king. This is without a doubt his Magnum Opis, and the pinnacle of his career. Though it goes through a lot of changes over the 30 years or so it was written, I feel he did a good job of revising the entire series, and if there was any place for the center (Nexus) of his multi-verse to be, it's The Dark Tower.
I absolutely hated reading Wuthering Heights. I havent even looked at it for 4 years. yuck.
I read books that're about "fictional" things like Fey existence, and books that somehow relate to stories and ideas like that. All of the books have all of the same background knowledge. How fake could hey really be?
Anyways, series' that I just read would be: The Mortal Instruments, The Last Apprentice (still waiting for number seven), The Spiderwick Chronicles, and I read a book called Chronicles of Nick: Infinity (hopefully the start of a full series)
why did you hate it though? bad plot? disagreeable characters?
oh i abslutely LOVED the mortal instruments.
have you read flora segunda by ysabeau s wilce? or the amulet of samarkand by jonathan stroud? i think you might enjoy those
to tell you the truth, I honestly can't remember why I hated it. I don't remember anything about it. I think I just hated it because I really didn't feel like reading in class. Let me know if it's good, and i'll give it another chance.
And no, I haven't read or even heard of those books.
A brilliant author i know Alan Moore, he wrote the graphic novel "The Killing joke" which is pure awesome. I reccomend to anyone.
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Okkk guys. My all time favourite book that I cannot get sick of is "Memoirs of a Geisha." LOL My family makes fun of me for liking the japanese culture, but I dont give a ****. Anyway, it's a very informative book that also has it's fairytale essence. You love and envy the main character in different situations, you get emotionally attached and I think anyone who has a broad imagination would love this book. 10/10