on 08-02-2009 11:02 PM
I started reading Twilight when the book first came out, I was one of those ppl who rushed out to the book store as Stephanie Meyer would release another one. I've never really been into vampire books (other than Anne Rice books) so I would only ever read them at home lol.
However Breaking Dawn was the biggest let down ever as far as the end of the series goes so I feel as though it was a waste.
I've read Harry Potter but as yet havent read the last one as I dont wanna know what happens at the end until I've seen the next HP flick to come out.
Right now I'm reading 'A million little pieces' and its an incredible read.
on 09-02-2009 02:43 AM
Does anyone know of any good Dragon fantasy books apart from the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini??
The Dragon Riders of Pern series (commonly referred to as DRoP) by Anne McCaffrey is awesome, you should check those out.
on 09-02-2009 03:50 AM
on 09-02-2009 06:39 AM
Yeah their pretty good. Don't expect a lot from it though. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with them, it's just that you can sometimes see the inexperience of the author. He wrote himself into a couple of plot flaws and then had to find a way around it.
Nothing major though, so defineatley give them a go.
on 09-02-2009 07:29 AM
on 10-02-2009 12:14 AM
Yeah I wouldn't read Malazan book of the fallen if you can't follow complex story lines.
If you can stick through the initial confusion it's very very good.
Actually, Robin Hobb's Assassins Aprentice is very good... The story is through the eyes of one character only which i've actually found very unique in fantasy books. Has a different type of magic than what is usually found in fantasy books, more subtle I suppose. If you like wolves you'll also like it alot.
Has 3 books in the first series about Fitz, then 3 about another character, then another 3 about Fitz. You can skip the middle 3 and wouldn't miss much, I did and I sort of regret it because the character it is about is very unique and mysterious!
Another 'complex' series is the original Dune books which I enjoyed a lot. It's very interesting in the main plot, but also the back story of how the universe came to be with these technologies, why melee fighting is the main way to fight, the illegal use of weapons, how the Arakkis (dune) was created. And of course, all about the Spice and it's creation / harvest / effect on people. Easily one of the most intelligently written books I have read. Written in 1965, a lot of the technologies he describes and creates in this book didn't exist in the real world at that time. It's amazing and kind of freaky how he thought up some of these things.
Want something a bit darker, disturbing, but based on "real life" The Great and Secret Show, by Clive Barker.
It's well written, has some "***** that is messed up moments" that I won't talk about on this forum. But these scenes are done to build the character and the depths of his depravity and show of power he has come to control. Very good read if you want something mature.
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