Alright /b/ enough of this faggy cuck/r8 my dick shit type threads.
It's time for a "God Tier" books thread.
Post anything you think is good, but bonus points for Science Fiction.
I see your Dan Simmons and raise you one Hyperion
It's so comforting to know people still read!
as well as the rest of the series.
Why thank you anon.
It's probably the only thing keeping me sane these days tbh.
If anyone hasn't read this yet, I strongly recommend it.
Such a beautiful fucking book.
Mattimeo and redwall... my nigga
Did my senior paper (about 10 years ago) on this book. Was hard as shit to write 20 pages about it at the time; I made some connection about Carroll's childhood and the book. I could write all fucking day about it now.
Dude's mom might have been murdered by the Black Dahlia killer. Fucked him up.
Also adding to the least a couple other books I've read that i really liked.
However, most fucks misinterpret the ending.
>Shadenfreude, pic related
>The Forgotten Realm Series
Shit dude, you're supposed to lead the discussion with a relatively weak opening then bring out the big guns later.
Greg Bear? Fuuuuuuck. Discussion over.
I'd give both of my right nuts to see a movie based on Eon. Left one too if the need arose.
Defined a fucking generation
Pretty much anything from this Thompson, but this was the one I started with.
Hey, I loved reading every one of David Pilkey's books to my little boy many, many times. But Pilkey vs. Bear? Hard call.
Thank god Larry Niven isn't considered in this discussion. He's been distressingly accurate about the moral dilemmas we face.
bumping with some of the most insane shit you will ever read.
Thanks. I'll look into it.
The Malazan Book of the Fallen, this series will absolutely blow your mind.
I thought this was a great little book.
really liked these
owned this forever but haven't read it yet, I'll give it a go next month
Huge Lovecraft fan, read all of his published short stories
Easily, hands down the craziest thing I ever read. Creeped me it for a couple of weeks.
this is a masterpiece of modern american storytelling
Good series, pacing becomes godawful later on though. Entire books where nothing happens. Until the author dies and Brandon Sanderson makes it exciting again I mean
Read it when I was younger, didn't get what all the hype was about, but then I've always been a fan of strong characters and it seems like Shadow's deliberately weak and empty. It's on my reread list.
Seconded. Though I like the aubrey/maturin books better. Highly recommend.
Oh, forgot that I should probably post my actual favorite book of all time.
Lots of stuff in here is important in a literary way or has some wide-ranging social commentary but NotW is just a really great adventure story with fantastic characterization and incredible depth, 10/10 would recommend
Also try joe Abercrombie. I've read all his books and every single one of them is great.
Loved Blood Music, this is similar but far more complex, dark, light and fkn mind-blowing.
I think Neal Stephenson and Alastair Reynolds are about the best sci-fi authors in the world right now, everything I've picked up by either of them has been quality.
This book was written the day I was born
I gave up on starting these threads, thanks OP, glad it hasn't been pruned.
>This, my absolute favorite Sci Fi books, if not my favorite book period.
oh thank god I was worried people would be like "NO FAGGOT YOU CAN'T EVEN WRITE A THESIS ON THIS SHIT" which I think you probably can but whatever
Book 2 was also good, I felt like it was a little unfocused so I prefer the first, but Book 3's gonna be great. 2015, I hope.
Anybody read this yet? Pricey for such a short book but it's like, distilled Rothfuss. Wouldn't call it God Tier because it can't stand on its own but it's a weird sort of masterpiece.
Muh pleasure niggah, threads are shit these days.
He didn't guess, actually. The truth is, most of the tech in the book is symbolic of the evolution of language and other literary stuff, but when Gibson wrote the book, he passed it on to a few friends... who happened to be working on a ton of tech stuff at the time.
William Gibson didn't "guess" how shit would be, people fucking used the terms he coined to name real-world stuff like "hardware" and "ports" and so on.
Not gonna argue that he lucked out, but there's some talent in there too.
your criticism is dead-on; the protagonist is very forgettable, not passionate, and has no background or development.
Also, the language is terse and uninventive
But it's quietly moving, and festers a melancholic pathos in your soul, dragging you dutifully through a cold, abandoned world, where no one belongs any longer.
pic related, my fave Lovecraft
I'm sure I'll get mocked for this one.
Predictable, not high brow intellectual, but shit nigga, a fun fucking read. Only got through about half of all that are out, was getting a little old.
Same, and I was also reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse at the same time, I think the combination changed me in a way that there's no way going back now.
Read this eons ago before any of the Game of Thrones. Great story. Actually a bunch of shorter stories he had in readers.
that's all that matters anon
this isn't a no fun allowed thread
I loved reading Hawthorne Heights, although it's basically a soap opera
Meh, it's alright. I wouldn't call anything Salvatore's written God-Tier by any means but he's got a good enough grasp on Fun Writing(TM) that I don't begrudge his popularity.
Would recommend Prince of Thorns instead to Salvatore fans. It's still Fantasy-Fantasy, and while it's sort of the exact opposite of Drizzt (instead of Good Member of Evil Society, it's Utter Fucking Bastard Member of Regular Human Society), it hits enough of the same notes but does a much better job. Vastly entertaining.
Just finished this one. Great book, but not my fav of his. Usually ranked his best.
This book had me hooked. I've never read a better book. This is my shit. It is the best. I cannot describe in words how good this series is. Fucking kvothe man... so much feel. Yes...... this is the one. Read this shit nigga. When i was in juvenile prison, the english instructor gave me a copy. It helped me out of a state of nothing. It actually helped me feel again after I chose to be numb for a ling fucking time. This is a fucking gemstone, I tell you. Why the fuck are you still reading this post. Go pirate this copy if you cant buy/borrow a copy at this very moment. I remember thinking that this author deserves unlimited oral sex from any women he so chooses to cast his magnificent gaze upon. My only regret to this day is that I am not a women. I love you Rothfy. But babe. Where is the third goddamned book at? Im sorryyyyy i didnt mean to yell at you Rothfy! Forgive me! I love youuuuuuu
read all of the original Goosebumps series, all the way until the Series 2000, read a few of those
Also most of the choose-your-own-ending ones
fave: the ones with the fucking camera
Sure, you probably were forced to read it in school, but this book is god tier.
Ditto, my fav too.
What Men Live By and other tales was amazing. The Cossacks is probably my favorite novel of his, although it's hard to for me to really have an unbiased opinion of War and Peace and Anna Karenina.
I haven't read anything of his that I didn't like though.
I had a feeling after reading your other comments, lol. But I think I understand it. I couldn't put the Hornblower books down. Read them in English, though my native lang is German, learned alot too.
I'm reading this right now; about halfway through VALIS currently.
I'm not sure I understand what's going on (and I definitely don't get most of the theological/philosophical references), but it's a fun read.
>inb4 faggot furry
I am not a furry, but I stumbled across this little read while digging through the internet.
Very good read and worth the time to check it out
And OP, its science fiction, what's my score now? lel
Not a piece of high brow literature, but fun and funny. Seems like it would appeal to the 4chan crowd.
This is actually "god tier" to me in that it was probably one of the first books I can remember ever reading and influenced my imagination, opinion of sci-fi and even writing and art, to some extent, to this very day.
Read it in kindergarten.
Ordering a copy now on amazon to see how well, if at all, it will read as an adult.
Please don't turn this thread into some BS god no god stuff. Regardless of what you may believe, this is a really interesting/cool/creepy book.
Idk what to say because I'm actually not one, but whatever
gr8 b8 m8 I r8 420/8