Hey /lit/ I'm a crazy fanatic when it comes to fantasy books and I just finished the entire Middle Earth Trilogy books
>Fellowship of the Ring
>The Two Towers
>Return of the King
>Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle Earth
To any fantasy readers out there, what kind of book do you recommend for me. I'm basically looking for thick storyline along with lore. Any help will be appreciated.
Some of my favorite:
Brandon Sanderson's Series:
Mistborn [~6 books can't remember exactly]
Stormlight Archive [only 2 books so far but going to end up ~10 total]
Elantris [2 books]
Malazan Book of the Fallen [10 books]
The Black Company [9 shorter books]
The First Law Series [3 books]
Game of Thrones [5 books so far]
Wheel of Time [14 books]
The Black Company and Mistborn are both awesome.
Especially the Black Company, I remember vividly in one chapter that Croaker (the main character) dreamed about banging 2 12 year old girls.
You fucking pleb just leave with you commercial trash fantasy recommendations. Sff generals became a fucking metastasized cancer.
As far quality fantasy goes
Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser series
Book of the New Sun
The Wizard Knight
Latro in the Mist
Lord of Light
this goy knows his shit. Elric isn't really literature, but it's imaginatively brilliant.
also maybe Little, Big is worth checking out. I saw iit in another thread and Harold Bloom was sucking its dick.
Although I haven't read enough fantasy to give any worthwhile recommendations, I can at least point out that you missed Children of Hurin. Also, if none of the other books suggested here interest you, I think you should consider trying out some epic poetry as most of fantasy is based on it in some form. Thick storylines and lore go hand and hand with them practically by definition.
99% of the fantasy mentioned ITT is unimaginative garbage. There's good fantasy, but it's not the kind fo stupid adventure novels that you see people who only read fantasy books reading
BOTNS aesthetically taps into both sci-fi and fantasy, but first and foremost it is literature. Its various genre influences are aesthetic tendencies rather than thematic limitations. Calling it sf is reductive and implies artistic association with a largely commercial, creatively dead tradition. BOTNS is sci-fi in the same way as Fictiones is magical realism or Moby Dick is a nautical novel. It works with inherited sets of tropes but incorporates them into a broader literary statement.
Harold Bloom famouisly said Blood Meridian was the Western genre's aesthetic peak, and I think any truly analytical critic would come to a similar conclusion about BOTNS.
I don't read fantasy, it's just how I feel (most of the time). But when I come across some outstanding literature, I see the difference and feel bad that many readers won't get to experience it because they stick to fantasy. Hell, even sci-fi has some great original thought.