1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.


Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Walkerie, 20 May 2006.

  1. Walkerie


    Joined: 17 Mar 2005

    Posts: 3,973

    Location: Home

    Looking to get back into reading used to enjoy it when i was 10-13 ish looking for something to read at work/onbus etc i have no idea which books are good and thought this may be a good place to ask i like fantasy stuff and i like mystery also. Dont say LOTR its to big and ive seen the films so cba cheers in advance.
  2. SexyBetty


    Joined: 10 Jun 2005

    Posts: 3,427

    John Grisham is pretty awesome, its mostly crime though :)
  3. daz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 24,032

    Location: Bucks

    Harry Potter
    The Hobbit
    The Chronicles of Narnia
  4. scorza


    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 26,684

    Location: Deep England

    What about the Hobbit? A lot easier to read than LOTR.
  5. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    Book is what?


  6. spirit

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,884

    lawyer drivel isnt it..
    I donno go down to local library walk around pick random books see what takes your fancy, thats what i used to do, now i just steal stuff from my sister :}
  7. Dave


    Joined: 30 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,948

    Location: Sacramento, CA, USA

    Great job. We need more people on grammar patrol :D
  8. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,823

    Just been reading Bernard Cornwell's "the last kingdom" and "the pale horseman", first one was superb, I've just started the second and it's just as good if not better. I think he wrote the Sharpe books and he does tell a great story brilliantly.
  9. Kell_ee001


    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,386

    Location: Jesmond

    Katherine Kerr
  10. gord


    Joined: 18 Oct 2003

    Posts: 19,367

    Location: Midlands

    Dan Brown's books, but Angels and Demons mainly.
  11. moon man


    Joined: 17 Nov 2003

    Posts: 3,906

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

  12. Saberu


    Joined: 25 Feb 2003

    Posts: 3,263

    Location: Stafford (uni)

    I just ordered this last week as I remember someone on the forums saying it was good a few months back. Can't wait till i get it :cool:
  13. Takhisis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,887

    Location: Portsmouth, UK

    Pratchett books are always good commute books :)

    Not really mystery but some good crime authors are Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reich, Nicci French and Minette Walters.

    You also might want to look at Kelley Armstrong and Laurell K Hamilton.
  14. Defcon5


    Joined: 4 Sep 2005

    Posts: 6,423

    Location: Whitwood, West Yorks


    Forgive them lord penski, for they know not what they do.
  15. SCM


    Joined: 20 Jan 2004

    Posts: 672

    Location: Fife, Scotland/Hell

    Terry Brooks Shannara series are a good read and I am impatiently waiting on the new pre Shannara book about the aftermath of the great war.

    Another vote for Terry Prattchet as a good read and very funny as well.

    The late great Douglas Adams and the Hitch hikers books are another good read.

  16. Richdog


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,626

    Location: Utopia

    Ooo what's it about?

    Personally I love a good fantasy read.
  17. Raikiri


    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 17,844

    Location: Brighton

    Damn you Penski, I was going to point out the irony of a grammatical error in the title of a post about books.

    Try "His dark materials" trilogy it rocks :)
  18. Richdog


    Joined: 8 Sep 2005

    Posts: 26,626

    Location: Utopia

    Read those, brilliant books. ;)
  19. Snash


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,062

    Location: In the air with the balls

    You want something with pulse and humour. You want Christopher Brookmyre. Start with his early stuff :)
  20. KotFM


    Joined: 26 Jan 2005

    Posts: 327

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    David Gemmell: A lot of his books are self-contained novels and are pretty easy reading, and are rarely over 500 pages. It makes a change from normal fantasy fare as he is not afraid to kill off major characters fairly frequently.

    Robin Hobb: The Assassin series is very good, with some excellent characterisation.

    David Eddings: The Belgariad is a nice light fantasy, also with good charcters.

    Just for a change, I've started reading Patrick O' Brian's 'Master and Commander' books, I'm enjoying them so far. There's a fair bit of nautical jargon to get your head around though.

    I believe the GD sticky has some book recommendations too.