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The best book

Postby StVandal » 22 Oct 2007, 16:41

What is the best book, or series that you've read?
(If it's the Bible, then what's your second favorite book?)

I do like the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett, but I think the most memorable series I've read is The Belgariad by David Eddings (a fantasy writer). The characters are really well developed and I got to really like them (or dislike them, depending on the character) and he did a lot of background work on the different nations and races of people, too. I think he did a really good job.
I liked the second part of the series, The Malloreon, but it was pretty much the first series rewritten.. there's even a couple times one of the characters in the Malloreon mentions something like "It seems like we've done all this before."

I tend to like fantasy fiction the most, what's your favorite genre?
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Re: The best book

Postby imbizze » 22 Oct 2007, 18:00

I really enjoyed Dean Koontz's "Odd Thomas" books, Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd. Good stuff.
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Re: The best book

Postby meadow » 22 Oct 2007, 18:47

the best book i've ever read is Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon. after the success she wrote a prequel of sorts and then collaborated on a few others. but none were equal to Mists! they made a craptastic TV movie out of it though. grrr!
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Re: The best book

Postby pilvikki » 22 Oct 2007, 19:54

pratchett is still my favourite, but i'll look up david eddings. adam's hitch-hiker etc, of course. isaac asimov etc [from the era when there were no women in space, lol!]

best book? :think: it's like asking what is the best movie...

historical novels are as interesting as sci-fi for me, like rutherfurd's London, Ruska, Princes of ireland, The Forest etc. bryce courtney's australia is fascinating [Smokie joe's café and Four fires are favourites] calvell's Taipan.

i loved the Clan of the Cavebear, not so much the rest.

ah yes, alex macCall smith and the #1 ladies' detective agency series. love those, but they're definitely women's reading. very mellow, very genteel.
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Re: The best book

Postby Tomsk » 25 May 2012, 14:11

The sign of four..Conan-doyle.
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Re: The best book

Postby Tomsk » 27 May 2012, 14:11

H.G. Wells..The history of Mr Polly..
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