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

  1. Walkerie

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    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

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

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    Harry Potter
    The Hobbit
    The Chronicles of Narnia
     
  4. scorza

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

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    Book is what?

    WHAT DOES THE BOOK POSSESS?!

    *n
     
  6. spirit

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    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

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

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    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

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    Katherine Kerr
     
  10. gord

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

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  12. Saberu

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    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

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    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

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    Agreed.

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

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    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.

    SCM
     
  16. Richdog

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    Ooo what's it about?

    Personally I love a good fantasy read.
     
  17. Raikiri

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    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

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    Read those, brilliant books. ;)
     
  19. Snash

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

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    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.