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#5885 - pipeworks (02/01/2015) [-]
Anybody else read these as a kid? I still reread them all the time, and I'm constantly amazed by how entertaining it is. For a children's series, it's amazingly well constructed and surprisingly imaginative. And the anime adaptation ain't half bad either
User avatar #5926 to #5885 - axeul (02/04/2015) [-]
Nigga this was the shit. I loved these books as a kid. I still reread them occasionally too. Fucking Deltora Quest man. Emily Rodda really created an amazing world. Did you read the continuations after Deltora Quest? The whole shadowlands trilogy and the Dragons of Deltora series?
User avatar #5928 to #5926 - pipeworks (02/04/2015) [-]
Absolutely. I even got the accompanying books, Tales of Deltora and Deltora Book of Monsters
User avatar #5930 to #5928 - axeul (02/04/2015) [-]
Shit man, I gotta read these again. Thanks for the reminder.
User avatar #5903 to #5885 - EdwardNigma ONLINE (02/02/2015) [-]
I never read them but fuck me dead, I just remembered when I was in primary school seeing them in the school library. And I only remember that because the covers were baller as fuck.
User avatar #5905 to #5903 - pipeworks (02/02/2015) [-]
The books are as baller as the covers.
#5881 - guitarassassin (02/01/2015) [-]
MFW I enjoy a good book.
MFW I enjoy a good book.
User avatar #5872 - likerofbutts (02/01/2015) [-]
Is "Infinite Jest" really as good as everyone cracks it up to be?
User avatar #5870 - darealsnooki (02/01/2015) [-]
Is there someone in here that has read Antigone by Sophocles?

I need questions answered for it
User avatar #5969 to #5870 - thefunnyside (02/09/2015) [-]
I have, if it's not too late
User avatar #5876 to #5870 - youngneil (02/01/2015) [-]
I read it in high school, but I'm not sure if it was an excerpt or something, and I may not completely remember all of it.
Whatcha need?
User avatar #5868 - connorjay (01/31/2015) [-]
I need book ideas

User avatar #5877 to #5868 - dasistwunderbar (02/01/2015) [-]
Like, to read? Or to write?
User avatar #5879 to #5877 - connorjay (02/01/2015) [-]
To read
User avatar #5880 to #5879 - dasistwunderbar (02/01/2015) [-]
What are you into?
User avatar #5888 to #5887 - dasistwunderbar (02/01/2015) [-]
You lied hitchhikers guide? Read the Discworld series.
User avatar #5889 to #5888 - ljxjlos ONLINE (02/01/2015) [-]
Also Robert Rankin. He´s kinda similar to Douglas Adams, but even better.
User avatar #5890 to #5889 - dasistwunderbar (02/01/2015) [-]
Oh god no. Oh Jesus no. If you want to go down that road, read Jasper Fforde, and if that didn't cause your sphincters to combust, then you might be ready for Rankin.
User avatar #5891 to #5890 - ljxjlos ONLINE (02/01/2015) [-]
I am not entirely sure if, under these circumstances, this is a good or a bad thing. I love Rankin:I
User avatar #5865 - prairiedog (01/31/2015) [-]
To anyone who reads this,

What are the top 5 books you have ever read?

Mine would have to be in no particular order

1. Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
2. The Long Walk by Stephen King
3. The Taking by Dean Koontz
4. Ordinary Horror by David Searcy
5. Stingray Shuffle by Tim Dorsey
User avatar #5940 to #5865 - skoldpaddacommala (02/04/2015) [-]
His Dark Materials - Pullman
The Dark Tower - King
Desperation - King
Paradise Lost - Milton
The Lurking Fear - Lovecraft

King > Koontz
User avatar #5901 to #5865 - dragontamers (02/02/2015) [-]
The Ineritence cycle

Deltora quest

Magyk series

A song of ice and fire

And hunger games.
User avatar #5882 to #5865 - pipeworks (02/01/2015) [-]
1. Small Gods by Terry Pratchett
2. Dracula by Bram Stoker
3. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
4. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
5. Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
User avatar #5892 to #5882 - prairiedog (02/02/2015) [-]
Jurassic park was a great book! So much better than the movie!
User avatar #5896 to #5892 - pipeworks (02/02/2015) [-]
Really, I believe Jurassic Park is one of the best film adaptations of a book ever. It's not a word for word sort of thing, but for the time restrictions they did very well with carrying over the themes and concepts. And god damn but the dinosaurs were beautiful to look at.
User avatar #5897 to #5896 - prairiedog (02/02/2015) [-]
Before reading the book it had been years since I saw the movie and I had thought the movie was awesome
After reading the book I tried to watch the movie to see how it differed from the book, and I couldn't even finish watching it cause it was so bad in my own opinion

I agree though that the dinosaurs are cool as hell.
User avatar #5869 to #5865 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/31/2015) [-]
1. The Children of Húrin by J.R.R Tolkien
2. Would be Tolkien, too, same for the other Top 5, so I´ll just say Tolkien is my No 1 Book, eh? The Wheel of Time by Rober Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. A series, but I alway prefer series over singular books, so it´s hard to make a list without series.
3. Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff
4. The Brentford-Cycle by Robert Rankin
5. Mad Merlin by J Robert King.

THose are my Top 5 right now, but it changes from time to time.
User avatar #5873 to #5869 - prairiedog (02/01/2015) [-]
First off, thanks for taking the time to reply to my comment!
Secondly, is there anything better than a good book? Lol
And lastly, would you mind giving me a brief summary of each book? I have not heard of any of them
User avatar #5878 to #5873 - ljxjlos ONLINE (02/01/2015) [-]
Eh, just trying to keep this board alive.
I guess reading a good book on the lap of a girl while driking a white russian would be a tad better. Hey, now I know what I can do next weekend.

1. The Children of Húrin: Imo, there is no author who can compare to J.R.R Tolkien and the Children of Húrin is his masterwork. It takes place in the same universe as the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but is far, far darker.
It shares most characteristics with ancient drama or epos - saying too much would be spoilering, so I´ll just leave with pointing out that it´s the saddest thing you might ever read.
2. The Wheel of Time: The Wheel of Time is a 36 book long epic fantasy saga. It starts slow with the typical "farmer boy leaves his village in search for adventure"-scenario, but gets way bigger while it goes on, getting political, handling the subject of corruption of power, insanity, etc, etc - I started reading it when I was...dunno, 8 or something and it kept with me until last year when it finally ended. It´s a fantastic read and definitely worth the money.
3. Fool on the Hill: A fantastic modern-age-Fairytail, written out of the point of view of a writer - it´s a great inspiration if you want to write yourself.
4. Robert Rankin is...well, he writes trash-literature. But without being a bad writer or writing actual trash. It´s called "far-fetched fiction" and if you can ignore the fact that it´s kinda stupid, it´s incredibly awesome, story-wise AND writing-wise.
5. Mad Merlin. By far the most interesting take on the Merlin and Arthus-Legends, imo. Everything I could say to make it seem interesting would end up being a spoiler, tho.
User avatar #5893 to #5878 - prairiedog (02/02/2015) [-]
Sweet. I'd like to give that wheel of time a try. Along with the "far fetched fiction" one. I'd like to see how that one is.
User avatar #5895 to #5893 - ljxjlos ONLINE (02/02/2015) [-]
Do that, do that, it´s definitely worth it.
#5861 - rezmorto (01/31/2015) [-]
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Thank you FunnyJunk,

User avatar #5866 to #5861 - prairiedog (01/31/2015) [-]
which video is it?
#5871 to #5866 - rezmorto (02/01/2015) [-]
should be the featured video

post is "old but still good"
User avatar #5875 to #5871 - prairiedog (02/01/2015) [-]
I don't have a Facebook so I can't like it but would some constructive criticism be good? Lol
User avatar #5874 to #5871 - prairiedog (02/01/2015) [-]
Alright. I have 30 minutes left in this movie then ill check it out!
#5858 - pulseythekid (01/31/2015) [-]
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#5855 - deminemi (01/31/2015) [-]
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#5899 to #5894 - deminemi (02/02/2015) [-]
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#5854 - ruffntuff (01/31/2015) [-]
Hey joshlol,

I'm currently eating Town House light and buttery crackers with some Ruth's pimento spread and lemme tell you buddy, I'm in heaven! Drinking a nice, cold Dr. Pepper on the side too. Woo boy, shut yo mouth! Lmao
#5852 - istrollid (01/30/2015) [-]
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User avatar #5849 - samsaysbai ONLINE (01/30/2015) [-]
Whats the website where we can get college textbooks
User avatar #5932 to #5849 - axeul (02/04/2015) [-]
This might be too late for you but someone else posted this a few days ago on funnyjunk and I saved the link
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User avatar #5843 - ayumu (01/30/2015) [-]
Perks of being a wallflower?
User avatar #5844 to #5843 - AreyouSerious (01/30/2015) [-]
Never read it
#5859 to #5844 - pulseythekid (01/31/2015) [-]
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User avatar #5845 to #5844 - ayumu (01/30/2015) [-]
Clearly you have never felt infinite
User avatar #5846 to #5845 - AreyouSerious (01/30/2015) [-]
No, and I'm okay with that
User avatar #5816 - thomasman (01/29/2015) [-]
This seems like a hella fuckin empty board. Just browsing through all of them. What's your guys opinion on the Inheritance series (more commonly known as the Eragon books). I thought they were great until the last book or two, which I felt were really forced and that Paolini ran out of any ideas for the plot
User avatar #5818 to #5816 - dudeheit ONLINE (01/29/2015) [-]
I think that the last one was the worst but still enjoyable. Like you wait more than 3 books to fight galbatorix and the fight is over in a few pages Also that Arya became the next dragon rider was way to obvious and chliché and of course the ending is not what you wish for the characters
Still I love the series and will reread them any time, it's just not the same anymore.
User avatar #5817 to #5816 - multidimensional ONLINE (01/29/2015) [-]
I love them, it was the best series I've read and it's what got me into reading.
#5814 - alimais (01/28/2015) [-]
Is there a funny fantasy book which reads like a good round of dungeons and dragons?
User avatar #5884 to #5814 - pipeworks (02/01/2015) [-]
Everything written by Terry Pratchett.


He's written over 40 Discworld books at this point. It's basically one big satire series, and the first 20 books or so are very reminiscent of Dungeons and Dragons in mechanics, and the commentary provided by the narrator is like a particularly snide, non-serious DM. The books have no over-arching story, so you can read them on their own if you want. However, it can help to read them in order, and I believe it is absolutely worth it.

The first book is The Colour of Magic, and my favorites are Guards! Guards!, Feet of Clay, Small Gods, and Interesting Times
User avatar #5815 to #5814 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/28/2015) [-]
Not Fantasy, but you should try Robert Rankin...it´s...dunno, Comedy, Sci-Fi, pseudo-historical, fantasy, lot of stuff. It has the typical random Stuff happening that might come up in D&D-Rounds. For example an ancient pope being resecurrected evil and being defeated with a brickstone in a sock and jazz like that.

Despite being slapstick-y and trashy, it´s definitely a good read and far from being trash, especially literacy-wise.
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User avatar #5809 - dancininseptember (01/28/2015) [-]
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add me on snapchat
User avatar #5812 to #5809 - ljxjlos ONLINE (01/28/2015) [-]
I don´t get the idea of wanting nudes.

There´s so much porn on the internet, why would you want people to send you nuded? All it does is that it makes you look like a sad little tosser...
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#5805 - captnnorway ONLINE (01/27/2015) [-]
Did anyone read this series growing up? Reread it last summer, and I must say it's even better than I remembered. I could recommend it if anyone is interested, but frankly I came here to find something else to read. Tried to read through the board, but didn't find anything that struck my attention. I'm looking for something, preferably fantasy, but any genre is good really that is slow paced and doesn't have the whole "Do the impossible in less than 3 days or the world end" feel. Of course, there got to be a plot, and it can be gruesome in mistmantle the baby prince is murdered and the murderer almost manages to take over the kingdom while growing more and more mad. , but I want to feel happy througout the book. Sorta like how you feel towards the end of a action movie where everything goes in favor of the heroes. Just generally something that makes you happy

I also read "The day the world came to town" which is a real story about the different people on board a plane that was forced to land in Newfound Land after 9/11. It has a lot of the same things I'm looking for, because there's no point in the book where you feel despair or afraid for the characters.
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