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4339 No. 4339
So anybody read any good books recently?

Picture highly related. Finally decided to start the Black Company series in the interlude between Dresden books and man, It's fucking awesome.
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>> No. 4341
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Also, Posted this a while back before the wipe:

HEY! Do you wanna feel SO MAGICAL? Try The Dresden Files! It's a series for people who need GRATUITOUS AMOUNTS OF MAGIC. With all new volumes like TURN COAT! It's like adding detective fiction to A MAGICAL STORM. Sound the alarm! You're gonna be UNCOMFORTABLY EXCITED! What's that? You want something for summer nights? Well how about SUMMER KNIGHT? Made with magic! REAL MAGIC! Reading! AAAAAH You'll be good at it! It's an urban fantasy series for men! TIT-ERATURE! These aren't your dad's puns, these are magical puns! DRESDEN PUNS. Urban! Fantasy! Urban! Fantasy! Fire magic! Wind magic! Demonic magic! More magic than YOUR LIBRARY HAS ROOM FOR. You'll be reading so fast that everyone else will be like SLOOOOOW DOOOOOOWN and you'll be like FUCK YOU! And smack them in the face with your FANTASY BOOK. It's full of so much magic! Magic! Casting spells ALL THE TIME! Magic running! Magic potions! Magic fighting! Magic shooting! Magic duels! Magic sarcasm! Magic reading chapters! You'll read so many chapters! FOUR HUNDRED CHAPTERS. Give The Dresden Files to your children and they'll start reading BOOKS! Make your children read ABNORMALLY FAST. They'll read as fast as LIBRARIANS! People will see them reading and think they're LIBRARIANS! They'll read as fast as LIBRARIANS alongside actual LIBRARIANS and there'll be so many books they'll go back to THE LIBRARY. Hey! Go with the sure thing! Don't gamble on your literature! DREEESSSDEEEEEN! Try The Dresden Files! The book series that will make you AAAAAAH BOOKS AAAAAAH
>> No. 4343
>>4339
Fuck yes it is. I highly recommend ANYTHING by Glen Cook. He's amazing.
>> No. 4344
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4344
One of my favourite books of all time is the autobiography of Ben Hamper, "Rivethead". This is one of the most funniest books I've ever read, I recommend it if anyone can find a copy
>> No. 4348
Always love Terry Pratchett. Serious and funny is a winning combination!
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Read Good Omens recently, I have no idea why I haven't done so before hand.

I've just started New Spring, the prequel to the Wheel of Time series, it's really good but it really long. I'm glad my dad got me 1-9 last year. The newer author made me like the characters even more than I did before. Even Rand and Elayne.

I said that The Song of Ice and Fire series is great in the last one, so I'll put it here as well. Read the first book, A Game of Thrones before the HBO TV series comes out. It's a fantasy series that has a vague magic background and is based more on characters and plot. Here's to hoping the next book comes out before Martin pulls a Robert Jordan.
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This book is all kinds of amazing. It's kind of long but I was hooked through the whole thing.
>> No. 4376
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Anything - ANYTHING - by Neil Gaiman.

Particularly Neverwhere and American Gods.

Also, Clive Barker (Abarat is one of my favourite series' ever, but you have to get the illustrated copy)
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American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis.

My god, some of the shit he does in this book.
Really makes you think about things as well.

>>4376
Oh you are so correct, though I rate The Graveyard Book (I don't care if it's a kids book, I LOVE IT) as my fave by him, followed by American Gods.
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Mmmyes so I was a 'tard and didn't realise this thread existed and I couldn't do anything about the silly ban I got (lol whoops) because all of a sudden I had to bound off to work.
But I'm back now and Geomancer of the Well of Echoes quartet was what I read on the way home. Without wanting to spoil anything, I'm just gonna say it's set in a dystopian world, wracked with interspecies war, and the main characters (despite it all) are very relatable and well-written. Yes, I am enjoying it.
>> CA No. 7626
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7626
found an awesome book. I Originally bought it because one of my favorite artists did illustrations for it.

I was a pleasant surprised that the story was pretty awesome as well. Retelling of world war one with societies revolving around bio engineered animals fight against societies centered around steam punk. Girl pretending to be a boy to enter the British air force and a runaway prince. I can't wait fort he next book.
>> DE No. 7629
>>7626

Okay you intrigueded me by this. What´s the name of the book?
>> CA No. 7630
>>7629

Didn't put then name, how stupid of me. it's called leviathan, the second book is behemoth
>> CA No. 7637
>>7626
Aaaaawwww shit dawg. I thought I was the only person who read this book. Absolutely loved it and the art is gorgeous. Its by Scott Westerfeld, who also wrote the 'Uglies' series, which is also quite good.
>> US No. 7642
>>7637
>Uglies is a 2005 science fiction novel by Scott Westerfeld. It is set in a future post-scarcity dystopian world in which everyone is turned "Pretty" by extreme cosmetic surgery upon reaching age 16. It tells the story of teenager Tally Youngblood who rebels against society's enforced conformity, after her new found friends Shay and David show her the downsides to becoming a "Pretty".They show Tally how being a "Pretty" can change not only your look but your personality.

Wow! It's like I'm really watching Twilight Zone's 'Number 12 Looks Just Like You!'
>> AU No. 7643
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>>7642
It's actually better than it sounds. I enjoyed the story when I read it, but it bothered me how quickly I powered through quite a thick novel. It's an unchallenging novel tackling a challenging theme.

On the other hand, I recently re-read my favourite novel forever:
Spirit Fox, by Mickey Zucher Reichert & Jennifer Wingert.
I've never met anyone who's heard of it, let alone read it, which is a damn shame. It's sort of about magic and people who bond with animals and can read their thoughts, and true love. It's also sort of about the benefits and terrors of organised religion, grey and grey morality, and why true love doesn't guarantee a happy ending.

http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Fox-Daw-Book-Collectors/dp/0886778077
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I think I've already expressed my enjoyment of this series but FUCK YEAH NAPOLEONIC DRAGON RIDERS! IT'S LIKE PERN EXCEPT NOT LAME!

http://www.temeraire.org/temeraire/
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