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10-16-2003, 02:38 PM
i'm getting tired of reading Stephen King novels because i've read like over 10 of them in the past year. And albeit he is a good writer, i just need something different. Anybody got any recommendations for a good book? I should point out that i like books that arent complicated like LOTRS but do enjoy quests and **** like that. Plus, I want a book that has some action in it. (Sounds like a personel ad or something, I know)
Can anyone make any recommendations and give a short insight into what the plot is about?
10-16-2003, 05:01 PM
Try Micheal Cricton
They can be complicated at times as they have some sci-fi plots to them, but they have action and are great books.
10-22-2003, 04:05 AM
My personal two favorite authors (at least at the moment) are Neil Gaiman and Kurt Vonnegut.
Gaiman (having written for the Sandman Chronicles) really has a way of creating vivid images in your head through words. If you go with him, I would suggest Neverwhere. While American Gods is my favorite, Neverwhere is more of an adventure novel which sounds more of what your looking for. A quick insight of the plot is basically its a modern day wizard of oz type story, but with a very dark mood to it.
Vonnegut is very good at satire. My personal favorites of his are Cats Cradle and The Siren of the Titans. Another good one is Slaughterhouse V. As for a quick insight.....its kinda hard with him. All I can say is that while it may seem slow in the beginning, his books pick up later on.
Heh, I hope this helps some.
PS - What was I thinking! I forgot the most important series. If you haven't read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series (Douglas Adams) go do it now. NOW.
10-22-2003, 07:40 AM
I read the description/review for American Gods and it seems like a good book, the line that hooked me was: " Wednesday is an old god, once known as Odin the All-father, who is roaming America rounding up his forgotten fellows in preparation for an epic battle against the upstart deities of the Internet, credit cards, television, and all that is wired"
But what troubles me is the part about internet, credit cards and all that. does this mean that he is rounding up his fellow gods to rage a war against humanity? can you give more details about it benyofang? does it have any cool fight scenes?
10-22-2003, 05:29 PM
basically the book is about the build up to a great war between new gods (god of tv, computers, etc) and the old gods (odin, loki, anansi, etc). the main character after getting out of prison in the book, is hired by "Wednesday" as his bodyguard. the book basically follows them around as they round up forces for the old gods. its kinda cool because you see what form all these olden day gods have taken in present society. and the end has a nice twist to it.
10-22-2003, 08:25 PM
Try "The Sword of Shannarra" I loved that book
10-31-2003, 05:07 PM
I recomend the Lawson Vampire series by Jon Merz. It is an action adventure novel and is not like your typical boring vampire stuff.
I also recomend anything by Laurell K Hamilton.
10-31-2003, 07:08 PM
If you like Stephen King, try Clive Barker. The Book Of Blood Omnibus has many of his short stories. There's Imajica, In the Flesh, Damnation Game, Weaveworld, Cabal, Evereal, Incarnations, Forms of Heaven, Abarat and more. I consider his detail of writing to me on par with King's only much more dark and gruesome.
11-28-2003, 09:48 AM
Once again, even tho its chidrens books, I reccomened Lmeony snicket
11-28-2003, 12:52 PM
Try some books by Dean Koontz they are good. Or any book by Frank Peretti, he is a great writer as well.
11-28-2003, 03:48 PM
* Biran runs over a man. "Oh my god, are you Stephen King?"
"No, I'm Dean Koontz"
"Oh" *Back's over and runs him over again.
I bought "American Gods" today, so far so good.
11-30-2003, 08:01 AM
lol, family guy rocks
12-14-2003, 07:32 PM
Try out a book by Elmore Leonard. Great author.
12-15-2003, 02:36 PM
If you're into sci-fi at all.... Foundation Series by Assimov is a little long, but very good.
12-15-2003, 05:03 PM
S.D. Perry is a kickass author, does mostly Sci-fi and horror and is responsible for most of the Resident Evil novels and a few of the Alien, Predator, and Alien Vs. Predator novels... all of which I've read and loved.
12-15-2003, 05:30 PM
Louis Sachar is a genius. He wrote the Wayside School books.
12-17-2003, 06:11 PM
I can't believe I forgot this one... check out the Diablo books. They are absolutely AMAZING. I'm sure Marvin would agree, if hed FINISH THE DAMN BOOK!:evil: :mad:
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