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Alright... I've seen several topics on Music and Movies and Anime... So I have to ask..

What are your top five Books or Book Series. Include Authors, so others can possibly take your recommendation and go read it/them.

For me, I enjoy Fantasy for the most part, as is obvious below.

1) Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson since Jordan's death)
2) Malazan Book of the Fallen series by Steven Erikson (and Ian Esslemont and a very close second)
3) The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks
4) Elantris by Brandon Sanderson (Warbreaker and Mistborn were good too.)
5) Codex Alera by Jim Butcher (not epic writing, but great stories and ideas)

I personally think that Wheel of Time completely blows Lord of the Rings out of orbit when it comes to pure story, writing style, ideas, and possibilities... I never liked the whole "elves and goblins and dwarves, (oh my!)" thing... I bless Robert Jordan's soul for being original and not ripping off of LOTR.

As for the Malazan Books... dear gods above... Some of the most intriguing and enrapting stories ever. Even if somewhat hard to get into at the start.

That's it for me... What about you?



--- Quote from: Pubbles on September 14, 2010, 06:28:11 pm ---1) Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson since Jordan's death)

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This... although being a poor teenager does have it's down points and I've only just been able to buy the third book.
2) 'Gone' series by Michael Grant
3) 'Courtney' series by Wilbur Smith
4) Discworld novels by Terry Pratchet
5) Cherub series by Robert Muchamore

Oh, and I disagree with your opinion on LOTR Pubbs :P

(Excluding the obvious):

The Seventh Tower
Shards ::)
Year 13 ::) ::)
The Wizard of EarthSea

...I cant think of any others, havent found a decent book lately, (Manga is another Story ;) )

Ooh! Wizards of EarthSea! That was a good movie :)

Well, as for books, I haven't been exposed to many :( I don't have many books at home. Most of them come from libraries.
I read some dozen of the Agatha Christie books of Hercule Poirot...
I have a book 'Unmerited Favor' by Joseph Prince that I haven't touched yet because of all my homework...
I read 'Deception Point'...

Sorry, I can't think of anything else right now :-[

I did six, instead of five...because that's how I role.
Breaking the rules, breaking the rules~

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
Seventh Tower (Garth Nix)
Tuesday's With Morrie (Mitch Albom)
The Five People You Meet in Heaven (Mitch Albom)
For One More Day (Mitch Albom)
(yeah, I like Mitch Albom, big woop, wanna fight about it?)
I'll Love you Forever (Robert Munsch)

and that's about all I can think of at the moment...wait...does manga count?


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