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User avatar #6556 - senseii (05/05/2015) [-]
Hey, can someone recommend me some good books? I started reading more often about 6 months ago. During that time I read mostly Steinbeck and I really enjoyed it.
Finishing Grapes of Wrath soon and I'd like to get to know the work of some more authors.
I'd like some books that make you think about life, much like some of Steinbeck's do.
User avatar #6570 to #6556 - thethirddoctor (18 hours ago) [-]
If you like Steinbecks style, you should try to read some William Faulkner too. Absalom, Absalom! is beautiful, and The Sound and The Fury is really good.

Flannery O'Connor writes short stories, but they are totally life-evoking.

Stoner by John Williams, just look a few posts down!
It's not that long, but it's really the perfect novel. Just read it mmmkay.

User avatar #6573 to #6570 - senseii (13 hours ago) [-]
Faulkner and John Williams added to my to-read list.
Short stories aren't really my thing.
Thank you very much for your suggestions!
User avatar #6574 to #6573 - thethirddoctor (13 hours ago) [-]
No problemo!
#6566 to #6556 - softdoritocat (20 hours ago) [-]
"I'd like some books that make you think about life, much like some of Steinbeck's do."

I assume you know G. Orwell's books? If not, Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four are a must-read.

Ernest Miller Hemingway - pretty much everything he wrote, I especially like For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Old Man and the sea and Across the River and Into the Trees.

Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt - Oscar and the Lady in Pink. It's sad as fuck tho.

A. Kaminski - Stones on the Barricade. "Published by the Polish underground press during the World War II occupation of Poland, the book describes the acts of sabotage and armed resistance carried out by the Polish underground scout movement, the Gray Ranks, of whom Kamiński was one of the instructors and leaders." It sounds a bit boring, but it's really not. In the beginning it feels like a adventure-kids-book before it hits you in the face with the whole brutality of war.

Z. Nalkowska - Medallions. It's really short and it's really... traumatizing. Each chapter is a different short story. Each story is an actual memory from the concentration camps. I really do not recommend if you're sensitive to this kind of shit.

Sorry if my recommendations seem a little... beginner-level I guess? If you already know these authors - let me know, I'll try to come up with something more "advanced"
User avatar #6572 to #6566 - senseii (13 hours ago) [-]
Thanks for the reply.
Some of those names are familiar to me. I've been wanting to read Animal Farm for a long time because of the correlation some say there is between that book and Pink Floyd's album Animals (my favorite album).
My problem is, I'm only reading books from my dad's collection (300 or so books), which means I'm pretty limited (I will eventually start buying books or borrowing them from the library, but not yet). Though I know my dad owns some Hemingway and Kaminski books, which is pretty cool. So I'll start with those.

I know some of these authors but I haven't read a single book by one of them. So yeah, I'm a beginner.
Thanks again for the reply!
#6563 to #6556 - Common Pepe (22 hours ago) [-]
Have you read East of Eden? One of may favorites, but pretty long. 600 pages if I'm not mistaken.
User avatar #6571 to #6563 - senseii (13 hours ago) [-]
I did read it. Loved every page. My favorite book, which isn't saying much considering I've only read Steinbeck.
#6553 - thethirddoctor (05/05/2015) [-]
This book.
Just wow.
I figuratively could not put it down.
Such a golden age novel.
User avatar #6541 - connorjay (05/04/2015) [-]
Can anyone recommend some short funny books?

Or even just some short books to read?

Going on holiday for two weeks and need to pack a load of books, and I like to read happy things while trying to relax
User avatar #6549 to #6541 - dasistwunderbar (05/05/2015) [-]
Shades of Gray by Jasper Fforde
Kill your Boss by Shane Kuhn
Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
User avatar #6552 to #6549 - thethirddoctor (05/05/2015) [-]
Everything my Wodehouse. That man is terribly funny!
User avatar #6550 to #6549 - connorjay (05/05/2015) [-]
Kill your boss sounds like quite a dark book... Would you recommend it for light reading while I go to Cuba..?
User avatar #6551 to #6550 - dasistwunderbar (05/05/2015) [-]
It's about an assassin that disguises as an intern. It's got some dark themes but it's good for light reading because you don't need to engage your brain too much. The Jeeves one is an excellent light reading book though.
User avatar #6555 to #6551 - connorjay (05/05/2015) [-]
Excellent, sounds great, I'll get them all!
User avatar #6543 to #6541 - facetiousrunner ONLINE (05/04/2015) [-]
Ready Player One is a good easy read. Fun and is one giant 80's reference.
#6537 - eezo (05/03/2015) [-]
Truly one of the greatest graphic novelists of our time.
User avatar #6536 - sphincterface (05/03/2015) [-]
God dammit. Just god dammit. Why, DC? Why are you ruining things for us? First of all, everybody in the world knows who Superman is because Lois is some retarded little cunt. And Bruce Wayne is fucking dead. So who is Batman? Commissioner Gordon....I love Gordon and all but WHY????? Just why is DC fucking up their characters?
User avatar #6557 to #6536 - unforgivenfive (22 hours ago) [-]
the Nolan films arent canon in their new "man of steel" universe.
unless he's dead in this new universe than wtf DC
User avatar #6558 to #6557 - sphincterface (22 hours ago) [-]
I'm talking about the new comics. Batman and Joker just died supposedly and Commissioner Gordon is the new Batman...
User avatar #6560 to #6558 - unforgivenfive (22 hours ago) [-]
whut.

no really whut.
User avatar #6561 to #6560 - sphincterface (22 hours ago) [-]
It gets better. Everybody knows Gordon is the new Batman, and he even has this massive GCPD logo on his side so it's basically screaming "BATMAN IS A COP." Also it is this massive war suit with guns and missiles, and it's bright blue.

moviepilot.com/posts/2015/04/15/commissioner-gordon-to-replace-bruce-wayne-as-batman-2860078?lt_source=external,manual
User avatar #6562 to #6561 - unforgivenfive (22 hours ago) [-]
they've run batman into the ground.

glad I've always been team marvel
User avatar #6548 to #6536 - cantfindausername (05/05/2015) [-]
Isn't Gordon old as shit now?
User avatar #6559 to #6548 - sphincterface (22 hours ago) [-]
Yeah he's super fucking old but somehow still has the red hair. And they shaved his face so no mustache. And for some reason he has a mohawk. Fuck New 52, it tries so hard to be edgy.
#6533 - adviceweed (05/02/2015) [-]
tfw you just can't pull it.

Fuckin'. I'm tryin and I can't get a single word to paper.

Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkk.
User avatar #6524 - WATCHAGUNADOBOUTIT (05/01/2015) [-]
Anyone have any fantasy books they'd recommend? Things like Tolkein or Rothfuss. I'm almost done with The Kingkiller series (except for the last book which isn't out) and would like a new series to start for the summer.
User avatar #6567 to #6524 - ithinkimightbelost (20 hours ago) [-]
Terry Brooks' Shannara series
David Eddings' Belgariad and Sparhawk series
Raymond E. Feist's Riftwar Cycle
#6540 to #6524 - softdoritocat (05/04/2015) [-]
Sapkowski's The Last Wish, Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt, and Baptism of Fire (I think these are the only ones available in English atm).

For me Sapkowski is Tolkien, George R. R. Martin and Pratchett blended together - innovative, original, funny, amazingly well written and with lots of details. Do you know The Witcher? The games are based on his books. I strongly recommend although, imo, the books lose a lot of charm when you read them in English. Books in Polish -10/10, English - 7/10. Still good, you won't be disappointed.
User avatar #6554 to #6540 - thethirddoctor (05/05/2015) [-]
The Last Wish is the only one I've read, but I have bought Blood Of The Elves. Damn these books are good. The fantasy setting is so rough and hard, I love it.
#6564 to #6554 - softdoritocat (20 hours ago) [-]
IKR! I love how dialogues are light and funny most of the time, but yet, you have that whole complexity of the world in the background - although it's not as visible in The Last Wish. Last Wish is pretty much just a starter to the whole saga, Blood of The Elves is the actual first book of the Witcher Saga.

Good news - I've heard that The Swallow's Tower (4th book) will be released in English in 2016, and the last one - Lady of the Lake - in 2017. Publisher is Victor Gollancz Ltd. So they won't leave you hanging in the middle of the story, at least not for that long
User avatar #6569 to #6564 - thethirddoctor (18 hours ago) [-]
Yay! That's awesome. If BotE is better, I don't see why it's still on my shelf and not on my desk. Thanks mate.
User avatar #6542 to #6540 - WATCHAGUNADOBOUTIT (05/04/2015) [-]
Damn, I'm assuming you speak Polish then, I do not sadly
#6565 to #6542 - softdoritocat (20 hours ago) [-]
I do. And it's really annoying when people ask me for recommendations of books/movies, I can't really recommend any because I know the translation will kill them

I sometimes have this problem but the other way around. I read a lot of english/american books as a teen but they were translated to Polish. When I pick up the originals it's often like I'm reading a completely new story


But like I said, even english-written Witcher is really good and the last two books of the saga will be published in English this and next year.
User avatar #6534 to #6524 - thesoulseeker (05/03/2015) [-]
The Malazan book of the Fallen it's a 10 part series and I'm currently halfway through the last one. It has very good characters, good action and an epic scale.
Just now I had to stop reading because a group of characters that were introduced in the 7th book are maybe going to die and the passages are about their pasts and it's heart breaking.

10/10 This is the third time I feel like crying myself to sleep because of this series.
User avatar #6535 to #6534 - WATCHAGUNADOBOUTIT (05/03/2015) [-]
You have peeked my interest... I love myself a good tragedy. Even though it may not be favored among most individuals, I believe sometimes sad things need to happen to make a story beautiful and grand.
User avatar #6538 to #6535 - thesoulseeker (05/03/2015) [-]
I wouldn't call the series a tragedy, but it does have some tragic moments. I wasn't kidding that I almost cried 3 times while reading it though.
As I said it has really good characters and the author isn't afraid of killing them off or having them go through some horrific shit. The book also has some interesting ideas on ethics and philosophy.
User avatar #6527 to #6524 - dasistwunderbar (05/02/2015) [-]
The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
Dawnthief by James Barclay
Arcanum by Simon Morden
User avatar #6525 to #6524 - pipeworks ONLINE (05/02/2015) [-]
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Furies of Calderon by fuck I can't remember and it's too goddamn late for this
The Belgariad by some motherfucker I don't know look it up it's a distinctive title
Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card, see I remembered this one
Uhhh
Dark Tower by Stephen King is really good but pretty unconventional
That's all I got right now
#6521 - ithinkimightbelost (05/01/2015) [-]
I wanted to suggest a book to anyone who happened to be interested. Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future by Mike Resnick. Written in 1986, it's a bit old, but I think it's still a great read. I suppose you could call it a Space Western, but that's really just the setting. It is exactly what it says it is, a myth, a tall tale, a legend, with larger than life characters and a hero's journey through the stars.

If you enjoyed Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, or anything like them, you'll enjoy Santiago. If you happened to have accidentally watched Cowboys and Aliens and wish there was something similar but enjoyable, this is also for you.
User avatar #6520 - ferrettamer (05/01/2015) [-]
I finished The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks (third book in the Lightbringer Series) yesterday. Idk if anybody here has read it, but holy shit, so much unexpected shit happened (and some expected shit that was still satisfying). I don't think I can wait 1.5 years for the final book
User avatar #6515 - thethirddoctor (04/30/2015) [-]
Do you guys annotate your books?
I recently began writing in my books. I was very against it before, but I thought that these are my books, and my thoughts. If someone wants to borrow my books which they never do , they get the full on experience of my superb commentary.
What do you guys do?
User avatar #6516 to #6515 - dasistwunderbar (04/30/2015) [-]
Wait, books you have written?
User avatar #6517 to #6516 - thethirddoctor (04/30/2015) [-]
Nah, just books by others. I like to write and underline and annotate in them. I bought them, so they are mine you see.
I made myself a bit unclear, I'm sorry.
Do you highlight or cross over parts of your books?
User avatar #6518 to #6517 - dasistwunderbar (04/30/2015) [-]
Nope, a work of fiction is someone's creation, and it can't be added to by an amateur's scribbling, however intelligent. It's also the reason I don't like fan-fiction. I do annotate my textbooks or reference books though, but that's a different thing.
User avatar #6519 to #6518 - thethirddoctor (04/30/2015) [-]
That's what I mean. You don't change the text in a book, or rewrite it, you just keep track on what you thought of different things so you can flip through it for references later. Or perhaps it's nice to look back on when you read the book again in the future.
User avatar #6522 to #6519 - dasistwunderbar (05/01/2015) [-]
I get what you mean. I suppose I prefer to keep the books as they are. That way if I come to read it again, I can do it with fresh eyes.
User avatar #6523 to #6522 - thethirddoctor (05/01/2015) [-]
I see. That's completely fine too.
#6495 - thethirddoctor (04/29/2015) [-]
Why haven't you read this book yet?
User avatar #6513 to #6495 - dasistwunderbar (04/30/2015) [-]
>implying
User avatar #6514 to #6513 - thethirddoctor (04/30/2015) [-]
Stahp, das ghey.
User avatar #6494 - cantfindausername (04/29/2015) [-]
I know you at least a few guys have your own story ideas.

What are they?
We could share those stories, give constructive criticism, offer and/or receive assistance, etc.

I'm starting an essay right now due in about five hours, need sleep so I can't start the thread. I'm stalling. Fuck.
User avatar #6529 to #6494 - dasistwunderbar (05/02/2015) [-]
One night, a Native American child looks up at the sky and sees the stars going out. The day brings a new horror, the sky is a stage for a colossal metal mountain, glowing with strange fires and sending chunks of green rock raining down across the land. The chunks have mysterious properties, emitting a glow, and corrupting the life around them, twisting the plant and animal life, and poisoning the men who try to destroy it. Years later, the mountain, which has come to be worshipped and revered by the tribes, flies away into the heavens, but leaves behind its unearthly waste.

Hundreds of years later, European settlers arrive and are greeted with a land beyond conquering. The animals are monstrosities, given supernatural and horrific properties by the effects of the ship's waste. The natives are organised, brutal and extraordinarily savage, hardened by centuries of brutal combat with the beasts.

As their settlements are ravaged and their domestic animals transformed by the radiation that now permeates the land, the settlers withdraw, but not before taking some samples of the mysterious substance. Only one settlement is left standing, far in the frozen north where the rocks lay buried deep in ice and snow. This bastion of the white men is abandoned, its people left to their fate as the Europeans scurry back to their homes.

Fast forward again, and the settlers are back. Europe has undergone a technological leap forward of astounding proportions, its advancement fueled by the many properties of the wonder material taken from the new world. Now masters of aviation, and possessing energy weaponry, the settlers engage a reconquering of the land, searching for more of the material, and lebensraum for the exploded european population. They launch vicious purges of the wildlife and natives from their colossal floating dreadnoughts, anchored on the east coast.

The natives, in their abscence, have tamed some of the beasts, and now utilise them in battle, directing swarms of killer birds against their enemies, and riding colossal horned beasts that vomit fire onto their foes.

The battle rages across the continent, while deep in the north, the abandoned settlement has undergone a strange metamorphosis, odd changes fueled by the rocks that pollute their streams and lie below their settlements. Now finding themselves with the power to command the elements themselves, the now numerous tribes of the north bide their time, repelling all advances into their territory, but remaining impartial in their involvement on the colonisation wars.

And there are whispers, of a kingdom to the south, past the great wilderness through which very few have ever travelled, where man lies with beast and great statues are built to honor their dead god.

The stage is set for our hero, a young half-bred man, to travel across the continent, trying to find the white man who is his father, and to save the tribe that is his home.
User avatar #6526 to #6494 - pipeworks ONLINE (05/02/2015) [-]
A world of eternal night. A forest in the darkness, eternally shrouded in snow and silence. The last bastions of humanity are isolated cities, guarded by lanterns and lantern-keepers, who keep the darkness at bay. In the dark, things live, waiting, watching, living for the moment when the lanterns fail, or the lantern-keepers fuck up. Then they can come out, and fuck up humanity even more.

Down snowy paths, winding through the oppressive forest, the things hunt and stalk stray travelers. Every time a lantern is snuffed out, a life ends. And as if things weren't bad enough, the government of the largest surviving city is starting to go belly up with corruption.

Of course, things weren't always this way. Rumors and legends insist that once, there was a gigantic lantern called The Sun, and that humans built cities of shining spires. The evidence supported includes strange, metallic structures out in the forest, shells of buildings and machines stripped bare.

However, the opposite is often insisted, and a sort of cult forms on both sides. Things become heated when a lone traveler stumbles across a creature in the forest, a giant of steel and sparks, a technological relic of ages gone by. The existence of the robot serves as a crux for civil disorder, arguments over tradition and assured safety versus this strange mechanical marvel, which certain forces attempt to take advantage of in order to expand their power. And, more sinister, something keeps trying to destroy the robot, and those who support it. Something is trying to keep humanity, literally, in the dark.

All the while, the robot is attempting to go somewhere, to complete orders it received a million lifetimes ago, but it cannot find where it is without familiar landmarks, or the stars to navigate by. This fascinates several humans, who attempt to help it reconstruct the locations based on rough maps of ancient structures abandoned in the forest.

Some middle shit happens here.

Eventually, the robot and its companions confront a sinister force, a sort of hive mind in the darkness, which seeks to destroy humanity utterly. This bit isn't really fleshed out. This hive mind may be associated with certain movements in the human cities, I dunno.

In the end, the Robot- which all along has been a simple, mundane construction bot- manages to lead a group of humans to an ancient, underground structure- a subway station. After repairing a bullet train with the robot, they board it and manage to take it to another world- instead of the forest and eternal night, they find a grassland where buffalo roam in eternal twilight. Beyond the grassland is only desert and sun on the one side, and frozen night-forest on the other. It's a strange place, but it's a better chance at survival than a slow death in the darkness.

It isn't super fleshed out, but it's the idea I'm most pleased about.
User avatar #6528 to #6526 - dasistwunderbar (05/02/2015) [-]
That sounds pretty cool, but I'd be careful about the as soon as the lights go out thing. It works for the cities, but I can imagine people on foot dying Silence in the Library style would be pretty boring, because there'd be no tension. If there was any book left, then the light doesn't go out. There'd have to be some way of combatting them, maybe the MC is part of a fresh generation that has evolved to have night vision way better than that of the older survivors, or fights with fire, thus illuminating the monsters. Nice idea for the end though, that'd be a great twist for the reader, because they'd understand it, even if the characters didn't. Plot hole in the trees, because you know, photosynthesis. Also, your twilight area sounds like it could be kinda boring, thought for that: maybe the light isn't quite enough to supply the plants with enough energy for photosynthesis, so every now and again, they secrete poison gas in a large area, killing some of the buffalo for the nutrients, Life of Pi style.
User avatar #6530 to #6528 - pipeworks ONLINE (05/02/2015) [-]
I had thought about the photosynthesis thing, but I'm not going for hard sci-fi here. I think- or hope, at least- that the trade off is worth it for keeping the spooky forest. In this story, the setting is everything right now, and I'm not feeling too good about changing it significantly.

As for the lights-going-out thing, I can see now how that'd ruin the tension of travelling in the forest. I'll have to work on that. Thanks for pointing it out, I might not have realized it on my own until I had written myself a bland chunk of blandness.

Your story concept, by the by, is great. I love alternate histories. I'd love to read a story like that, a blend of spacey sci-fi with good old fashioned alternate timelines. I'd be careful about not dumping too much info on the reader all at once, though. That's a lot of background you got there before even introducing the MC, and I imagine it'd be hard to get all that information out to the audience without being overwhelming. Same with the four-way conflict concept- it seems like it might get confusing to keep the sides separate if it's all introduced too quickly. Other than that, it looks bloody fantastic. I already want maps and a monster manual or something, christ.
User avatar #6531 to #6530 - dasistwunderbar (05/02/2015) [-]
Thank mang, it's one I've been putting off writing for a long while, so I've complexed the story up to the max in my head. Thought on the spooky forest, maybe the humans could call it a forest because that's what their reference material calls big spooky tall immobile things, but the 'trees' are subtly different, like they sing or bleed or something? I know it sounds picky, but photosynthesis is a real basic concept, and it'd kind of kill my suspension of disbelief, whereas just making the trees sufficiently otherworldly so they might not be trees as we know them would both be spooky and fix the bad science.
#6532 to #6531 - pipeworks ONLINE (05/02/2015) [-]
I'll think on it for sure. Thanks for the input, fam.    
   
It's nice to talk to somebody about my ideas.
I'll think on it for sure. Thanks for the input, fam.

It's nice to talk to somebody about my ideas.
#6545 to #6532 - cantfindausername (05/05/2015) [-]
Since I couldn't figure out a way to be smart about it, I took screenshots of a very recent idea I had (a few hours ago). Well, it was an idea and just wrote it like a story thing. I'm clearly not a writer or an author (as you might see), but it just turned out like that. So, sorry. There's three parts, because screenshots.
Let me know what you think!

There's no real setting, yet. I imagine it's in a hut, hot, humid perhaps. Maybe a dry, plains wasteland. Don't know the time period. It's a few hours old, so I guess I'll take guidance on where to go from here..
#6546 to #6545 - cantfindausername (05/05/2015) [-]
dasistwunderbar also.
I like both of your feedbacks to each other.
#6547 to #6546 - cantfindausername (05/05/2015) [-]
I have another story idea, but that needs some serious workshop first.
User avatar #6488 - thisistheguy (04/28/2015) [-]
Any advice on getting into reading? Got a fuck ton of books I want to read but I've always been horrible at getting through the pages.
User avatar #6492 to #6488 - christmouth (04/28/2015) [-]
Just do it. You'll eventually find a book you won't be able to put down.
User avatar #6496 to #6492 - thethirddoctor (04/29/2015) [-]
Damn physics man. What if you find two books you are unable to put down and tie them onto your feet. Free flying for everyone.
#6498 to #6496 - christmouth (04/29/2015) [-]
Then you would have put them down, as you're not holding them anymore.
User avatar #6499 to #6498 - thethirddoctor (04/29/2015) [-]
Well shit. Ok.. ok.. What if you make them into gloves, and stand on your head?
Surely the floor will repel the books, thus making you float/gloat through the streets of your desires.
#6500 to #6499 - christmouth (04/29/2015) [-]
I can't see how that wouldn't work.
#6501 to #6500 - thethirddoctor (04/29/2015) [-]
Well then. I'll call some business executives, you can do PR and overseas marketing.
Are you ready to become partners and make like.. trillions of dollars?
#6502 to #6501 - christmouth (04/29/2015) [-]
I'm on it, chief.
User avatar #6490 to #6488 - themagicwizard (04/28/2015) [-]
read harder
User avatar #6476 - feelythefeel ONLINE (04/28/2015) [-]
In original Greek mythology, Centaurs are a symbol of rape, due to their... rapiness.

In the Harry Potter franchise, Umbridge is kidnapped by centaurs an assertive, hot headed angry woman and returns a quiet and obviously traumatized woman.

The >implications are real.
User avatar #6475 - mcmxcideath (04/27/2015) [-]
<Write a book called "A Book".
<People tell each other "You need to read a book."
<Free advertisement.
User avatar #6491 to #6475 - themagicwizard (04/28/2015) [-]
Already been done, multiple times.
#6470 - ithinkimightbelost (04/27/2015) [-]
I'd like to see what a few of your favorite books or authors are. Anything from fantasy to military to horror, I don't mind. I'm just interested to hear what you enjoy. Maybe I'll see a few of your favorites and find some great books to read. Here are a few of mine.

Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future by Mike Resnick
A Deepness in the Sky by Vernor Vinge
Dune by Frank Herbert
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
The Redemption of Althalus by David and Leigh Eddings
Terry Brooks' Shannara series
R.A. Salvatore's Legend of Drizzt series
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files
Most of what David Eddins has written
User avatar #6480 to #6470 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
I actually didn't see that you had Jim Butcher on your list
oops
#6478 to #6470 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
one of my favorite fantasy authors is Jim Butcher
mostly for The Dresden Files, which is an awesome series of fantasy mystery. a lot of dry humor and references. it gets pretty dark and depressing. there's currently 15 of them with a planned 20.
Codex Alera is another one of his series which is more of an adventure fantasy. also a great series.
he wrote a spiderman book that was pretty good
he's now starting a steampunk series, which I'm not too sure of because I'm not a fan of steampunk.
User avatar #6481 to #6478 - ithinkimightbelost (04/28/2015) [-]
Hey, no worries about not seeing it because it led you to tell me that he's planning on writing some Steam Punk, which I happen to enjoy even if it is hard to find. I agree, though. I appreciate Harry's sense of humor which is dry enough to shame a desert. The series is full of appropriately fleshed out characters. It's good stuff, really.
User avatar #6482 to #6481 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
idk, steam punk just seems really... gimmicky to me
but if anyone could pull it off, it'd be Jim. there's no info on it yet www.jim-butcher.com/books/cinder-spires/the-aeronauts-windlass-1
I haven't read Skin Game yet. how is it, assuming you've read it? I was disappointed in Ghost Story, but Cold Days redeemed it. the ending depressed the shit out of me, in a 'pull at your heart strings' kinda way
User avatar #6485 to #6482 - ithinkimightbelost (04/28/2015) [-]
As far as steam punk goes, well, it's all really niche. But the same can be said for Urban Fantasy. I just have to have new and different things to read, so I tend to randomly pick books depending on the day.
User avatar #6484 to #6482 - ithinkimightbelost (04/28/2015) [-]
I haven't read Skin Game yet, I'm a little behind on my reading list and my sister borrowed all of my Dresden Files books, so I'm waiting to wrap up what's been written when she gets around to giving them back. I do agree that some of the story lines really start to dig down into rather emotional areas and just start to twist, lol, but a good author will make you feel what his characters are feeling.
User avatar #6486 to #6484 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
I'm behind on my reading list too. I haven't been to the library in forever, and there's a few series I'd like to re-read. my friends don't read besides for one, but he's more into stuff like Lovecraft and occult stuff so I don't get very many books recommended to me
if you haven't read Cold Days either, be prepared to feel. Jim really got me attached to his characters over the past 7-8 years.
User avatar #6479 to #6478 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
there's a Dresden Files TV show that flopped, it wasn't too good
there's also a comic that I haven't gotten around to reading. think I'll do it now
User avatar #6483 to #6479 - ithinkimightbelost (04/28/2015) [-]
It wasn't bad, but it was pretty obvious that they didn't put much money, or effort, into the show.
User avatar #6487 to #6483 - Grom (04/28/2015) [-]
it just seemed so half assed
like the fact that he drove a jeep in the show bothered me immensely
User avatar #6489 to #6487 - ithinkimightbelost (04/28/2015) [-]
I think Bob was the only redeeming quality in the show that I could find. They took a lot of liberties with it and I just didn't feel that they translated well. Someone who hasn't read the books would be able to enjoy it, I think, but once someone has they would only be disappointed.

Sorry about the late response, storm was messing with my wireless so I just called it a night and knocked out.
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User avatar #6472 to #6470 - herecomesjohnny (04/27/2015) [-]
Great Expectations, McCarthy's the Road, and maybe the Shadow of the Wind by Zafon, no clue really
User avatar #6474 to #6472 - ithinkimightbelost (04/27/2015) [-]
I've been meaning to read The Road. It's on the list at the very least. It sounds good. The Shadow of the Wind sounds like it would be interesting, I'll add it to the list. Thanks.
User avatar #6471 to #6470 - althalus (04/27/2015) [-]
You have awoken me
User avatar #6473 to #6471 - ithinkimightbelost (04/27/2015) [-]
Now that's a good name right there.
#6469 - tarabostes (04/26/2015) [-]
Has any of you faggots read Sandkings ?


































Darude - Sandstorm
#6466 - Benka (04/26/2015) [-]
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User avatar #6468 to #6466 - dasistwunderbar (04/26/2015) [-]
I too enjoy books.
#6456 - Common Pepe (04/25/2015) [-]
Slender man can suck a cock. Cthulhu Cult is the OG shit.
#6459 to #6456 - ithinkimightbelost (04/26/2015) [-]
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
User avatar #6467 to #6459 - dasistwunderbar (04/26/2015) [-]
eyyyy macarena
#6453 - Common Pepe (04/24/2015) [-]
Chapter 52! Thump! Thump! Terry's penis was being quite moody today. He stared at its veiny shaft as it quickly swapped too and fro from stark raving hard to completely flaccid. As a result, terry's penis head quickly slapped against the underside of the table and- thump! "Golly!" Terry exclaimed, "there is is again!"
"what's the matter honeycakes?" Erica inquired as she went over the hair of her vagoo with a louse comb. Then she exploded because she was imaginary or something. Terry couldn't hold it in any longer. "Well golly gee!" he shouted as his bowels let loose, "this day just could not get any worse. Then it hit him. It was perfect. A shit-eating grin shot across his face and his heart fluttered with anticipation. With a click of his heels Erica appeared again before him, her pussplace hairier than ever before. "I am expressing that I am female in a sultry manner. Furthermore, I would like to have sexual intercourse with you" Erica said, in a way that females talk. She then raised her armpits, and through the jungle of fuzz, terry could see that her armpits too were hair ridden baby-slots.
Terry was jubilant. "OH BOY!" he excitedly shouted as he took off his nazi uniform. "Were there an author to my life I would totally not be a projection of him!" Erica then said some female stuff, but terry didn't even notice, because what she did next made his mind go fuzzy, and by what she did next, I mean squirted kootch milk out of her pitpussies. Terry drank all the milk, and its magic calcium made his penis as hard as it is to get people to APPRECIATE GOOD LITERATURE!
He then put his penis into her vagina and they commenced the act of mating. "I have a surprise for you" Erica said to terry. He felt something press firmly against the very much circumcised head of his peepee. A phallus sprung forth from erica's dirtyhole. "Hot diggety!" terry said joyfully with a happy jig as Erica bent him over and buttfucked him. Then it happened. She jizzed. Terry closed his eyes and then a great power built up in him. He knew what he had to do.
He offered Erica but a single warning. "Brace yourself Erica, for this is the end of all that once was. The beast inside has been unleashed." Then he did it. He farted on her. All the collective spunk built up in his rectum burst forth, and like a bukake tsunami engulfed Erica. "Oh terry, you beautiful man you!" She replied, wiping she sperm from her eyes, "I love you"
"I love you too" said terry, and he firmly pressed his face into Erica's unkempt hairy vagina.
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