Comments from a fat-burning Stardock Zombie
Need some new material
Published on August 5, 2008 By dream-er In Fiction

So, a little background... I go to school in about... 3 weeks. I need new books to read instead of doing my homework/study. Last year I went through a plethora of books (the entire Harry Potter Series, a bunch of Redwall books by Brian Jacques, some Garth Nix, more stuff by David and Leigh Eddings and a little Kurt Vonnegut for fun).

I was wondering if anybody could suggest some good, new reading material to entertain me! Stand-alone or series! Thanks!


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on Aug 05, 2008

I really liked the whole Aubrey-Maturin series by O'Brian. Should give you plenty of good excuses not to work

I would also recommend Ashes, ashes and The Ice People by Barjavel, although I don't know if the translation from french is any good. Those are old SF books and maybe a bit dated but the underlying themes are still relevant today.

The Island, Behind the Glass and Malevil by Robert Merle are also very good (Behind the Glass might not make a lot of sense if you don't know anything about the events of May 1968 in France and the history of all the crazy fringe political groups of the days).

on Aug 06, 2008

I was wondering if anybody could suggest some good, new reading material to entertain me! Stand-alone or series! Thanks!

Depends on what kind of books you're into?

Sci-fi wise my favorite author is Ian Banks (or Iain M. Banks) and his Culture series of novels. "Use of Weapons" and "Excession", "Look to Windward" and "Consider Phlebas" are all good ones in the series. My favorite was Use of Weapons.

on Aug 06, 2008
Sci-Fi is by far a personal favorite. If I wanted realism I'd take a walk outside
on Aug 07, 2008

Ender's Game, anything by Christopher Stasheff, Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover series, the Sword of Truth series, Snow Crash, The Song of Fire and Ice series. The Wheel of Time series.  I liked Anne McCaffrey until she turned Pern over to her son Todd.

on Aug 11, 2008

I I may be so bold and materialistic, go to http://www.lulu.com/rrkfinn

 

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