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i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« on: June 09, 2011, 00:09 »
i changed my mind all your book suggestions suck ahahahha throws up on self
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 00:28 »
Transall Saga< one of my favorites and everyone i know who has read it has loved it.
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 00:43 »
Recommend Neil Gaiman to anyone regardless 
rrraarrr 
his writing is just pleasing 
 
anyway 
er 
Neverwhere is my favourite but I'd recommend American Gods as that borders more so on the superpowerish side of things... person-thrown-into-odd-world perhaps? 
YEAH just trust me go on 
 
Mo Hayder writes good thriller stuff, bit unusual, but still plausible if you know what I mean. Tokyo, Pig Island, Birdman, that sort of thing.. though the last on that list is more ~crime~ 
 
I'm just looking at my bookshelf I don't have many books with me |8 
Though I'll probably end up throwing things at you after the holidays 
bringing with me armfuls of books I Think You Might Like 
aka ones that I will force you to like 
yes 
 
Oh, the Wasp Factory by Iain Banks is one of my favourites 
Sort of coming-of-age book 
In a rather twisted way 
I like it 
I own probably too many copies of it 
 
And could I possibly tempt you with a Gatiss book? 
the ridiculously entertaining flamboyant spy novels 
go awwwn 
I have The Devil In Amber here I can lend it to you 
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 00:45 »
Recommend Neil Gaiman to anyone regardless 
rrraarrr 
his writing is just pleasing 

This this this x100
I've read American Gods and I'm reading Stardust, and his writing style is just fantastic. It feels like he's telling you the story directly rather than just putting it on paper. American Gods come across as ultra strange at times, but his writing style and imagination just blow me away. I won't pretend to be a big reader, but I'd happily pick up anything with his name on it.

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 00:58 »
Do you like historical fiction? They don't go into super fiction but instead take place during a historical period/event.

They usually are really good.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 01:03 »
i think twilight would be a good series for you to read... the books are based on a real life story too
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 01:12 »
Transall Saga< one of my favorites and everyone i know who has read it has loved it.

i may have to give this a try
despite wikipedia spoiling it a little for me grr still want to try it though

 
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yes possibly i might have to borrow/buy some of those yes they all sound good
you've also reminded me i need to check out The Raw Shark Texts one day too
but yes give me all your books please

This this this x100
I've read American Gods and I'm reading Stardust, and his writing style is just fantastic. It feels like he's telling you the story directly rather than just putting it on paper. American Gods come across as ultra strange at times, but his writing style and imagination just blow me away. I won't pretend to be a big reader, but I'd happily pick up anything with his name on it.

aww yee this is what i like to hear definitely will have to check him out

Do you like historical fiction? They don't go into super fiction but instead take place during a historical period/event.

They usually are really good.

hrmmsmmm i am not sure
i'm more into future stuff then i am past stuff
the furthest back i'll go historical-wise is maybe the cold war but only if there's a good spin on it
or the noir stuff again
otherwise historical stuff i don't really do

i think twilight would be a good series for you to read... the books are based on a real life story too

ah er thats quite alright i might pass up on that

           

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 03:28 »
Try out Raised By Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It's a pretty good book. I'm not much of a reader myself, but I did find myself taking down several chapters a night, so I think that must count for something. It's a fiction/murder/mystery with hints of romance.
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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 03:30 »
read the Gone series by Michael Grant

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Re: i am a fiction philistine, reccommend me books
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 05:31 »
i need to read new books too... so i'm going to siphon some your suggestions. :c

if you wanted a coming of age/me dealing with life book, then Perks of Being a Wallflower is a good choice, because it fits those labels so perfectly... i didn't really love it because i guess it made me sad for personal reasons, but it would still pretty good if it hadn't made me sad.

a lot of my favorite books fit into the 'young adult/kids' category because they're fantasy type stuff. the inheritance cycle is one of those 'elves searching for the sword' type books that you referenced, but it's very well written, and i feel like it breaks the mold on typical dwarf/elf stereotypes. i feel like it's pretty unique considering it's theme, but they may be because i'm not as well read as i'd like to be. wikipedia has a good short summary without spoilers if you're still interested.

another good one is the Keys to the Kingdom series. There are seven books, each one named after a day of the week which is also a character in the book, and each one of those characters represents one of the seven deadly sins. the series is seriously complex, but still easy to follow when reading along. it's very engrossing, and sadly i haven't read the last two books, Superior Saturday and Lord Sunday. Lady Friday and Drowned Wednesday are probably my favorite books in the series.

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 10:49 »
^ I second the Keys to the Kingdom recommendation - I still need to read Lord Sunday but they are very good! Also if Garth Nix manages to float your boat then I also recommend the Old Kingdom trilogy too... I really enjoyed them! There's also Shade's Children too ^^

Most of the stuff I've read recently has been very kiddy like the Septimus Heap books so apart from that I don't really know what else to advise xD
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2011, 21:10 »
I'd recommend the Old Kingdom trilogy as it happens.. as I used to read those 
though I never read any of his other stuff and I probably should 
but, er, yes 
it IS fantasy in the sense of.. next to our world there's a world with something like magic, but it's done in quite an interesting way. No elves or anything, though. Just necromancers and reanimated corpses. 
Lots of female protagonists running around being excellent if that appeals 
Also the Disreputable Dog is excellent |: 
so er Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen are the books thar 
 
Similarly a trilogy I read when I was younger.. The Wind On Fire trilogy, by William Nicholson.. I adored those books 
I think they'd count as coming-of-age but it is again slightly in the realms of fantasy... again, not swords and dragons and the like, and not magic either, it's all done quite subtly. 
and is amusing 
The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery, and Firesong 
 



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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2011, 21:17 »
^ I also second that trilogy... I really enjoyed it!

also at some point there's meant to be another Old Kingdom book coming out but I haven't a clue exactly when
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2011, 22:47 »
Thirding the Wind on Fire trilogy, even though I've only read The Wind Singer so far. I bought all three of them about a year ago and have yet to read them. ^^'

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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2011, 06:12 »
i may have to give this a try
despite wikipedia spoiling it a little for me grr still want to try it though
that's great! yeah i think im gonna read it again this summer!
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