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Discussion in 'Nevermore' started by dreaming neon darkspot, Sep 9, 2008.
shadow over innsmouth <3
finished two John Sandford books recently and now 150 pages into The Hunt for Red October. Outstanding so far!
I fucking hate Lovecraft. I will never understand, why such boring stories are so popular among metal heads.
You are obviously mentally deficient.
I've heard more terrifying bedtime stories as a kid, than stories about evil fish dudes created by a big octopus guy.
Turns out there wasn't any Dan Simmons among the books shipped up to me. TRAGISAD.
So I'm rereading American Gods for the hell of it, and after that I may revisit Christopher Moore.
besides the hyperion cantos (which became my favorite book series ever last summer), what dan simmons books are worth reading?
indeed, and far more going on than just military operations/incidents that it sounds like he's looking for. i'm actually about halfway through the final book Whirlwind (i read them by time-setting, not publish date) of Clavell's Asian Saga, which has gone from 1600s japan thru the Iranian civil war in 1979. most of the books follow a british trading company as they grow and battle their hated rivals, but as a top company they of course get wrapped up in politics, wars, espionage, and all that good stuff. pretty excellent series.
hells yeah! id recommend that book to anyone, also the tv miniseries is definitely one of the best adaptations ive seen
love love love
"rats in the wall," "the picture in the house," "the thing on the doorstep" and "dreams in the witch-house" are also some of my favorite or lovecraft's stories. i'm way more into those than the cthulu mythos, honestly.
Finished the Lovely Bones on a friend's recommendation. The most depressing nonsense, but had something that made you keep reading.
Onto "The Blade Itself" by Joe Abercrombie. I like the guys style and it's been awhile since I've read a good fantasy book.
A few years ago, I read The Hollow Man, and while I can't remember too much about the story, I remember I enjoyed it (even though there were bits that were a bit too scientific for my understanding).
I'm tempted, TEMPTED.....to risk wasting my time by reading some fantasy stuff. I could never get into them before. What's a good book or series to start with? Everyone raves about the Game of Thrones. Should I get book 1? Is there better stuff out there? I don't want any fucking childish shit. I want adult themed, hard hitting, hard reading prose (if it exists within the fantasy genre).
sounds like game of thrones, so yes
Game of Thrones is pretty much the prime example of what you are looking for from fantasy, and I cannot recommend it heartily enough. Other authors who fit that description: Joe Abercrombie, Scott Lynch, Daniel Abraham, Robin Hobb, R. Scott Bakker, KJ Parker. That said, if you're going into it assuming "This is probably gonna be a waste of my time," you're gonna have a hard time with initial genre conventions.
The Terror was pretty good, if clunky. Ilium was fantastic, totally worth the huge letdown of Olympos following it up.
I don't think I've read any of his other stuff. I heard good things about Drood.
Muses, Madmen, and Prophets
The Stuff of Thought. Steven Pinker.
the wheel of time series was really good
Rereading Gödel, Escher, Bach. I find new things every read through. Truly a mindblowing experience.
I think Pinker is a genius. For real.
Have you read How the Mind Works? Fascinating read.
Yeah, I like the guy. I've read most of his books now, I think. They're pretty good, but I don't think he's the best writer.