I'm tires of god tier movies, how about some god tier books. Dustlands Trilogy
dayyuuum nigga i read Blood Red Road like 2 or 3 years ago, loved that shit.
thanks for letting me know there's more than one
Also, god-tier books
>Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
>The Road by Cormac McCarthy
>My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
>A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
>Icefire by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
>The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
>The Thicket by Joe. R. Lansdale
and many more, but those are some really good ones
yeah that's one of my favorite series of all time. Really intelligent, humorous writing, and a great story and characterization as well.
Also, he wrote one extra book with Bartimaeus, called The Ring of Solomon. Hilarious, look into it.
metro is awesome post-apocalytic stuff
i know, that's why i said series. He wrote a trilogy and then the extra book, which is a prequel. So there are four. And you should read all of them if you haven't already. If you have, read them again.
This book is so fucking depressing. Jesus fuck he lost his wifu and turned into a properganda shill. Got dam man worst book iv ever read, yet the most important.We cannot let it get to this point. Fuck man
Pic related is a personal favorite, even though the ending is a cop out.
how was the ending of the road a copout?
Also, I don't think the girl in 1984 was his waifu. They just got together to fuck and because they both hated big brother. Then they got caught, mentally fucked, and when released were just drones.
Grapes of Wrath
The Sound of the Mountain
Spring and All
"Crime and Punishment" by Fiódor Dostoiévski
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
"Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare
"Dom Casmurro" by Machado de Assis
"A Hora da Estrela" by Clarice Lispector
"The Divine Comedy" by Dante Alighieri
"Lolita" by Vladimir Nabokov
Mccarthy said himself its up to the reader to decide the intentions of the people who followed the boy and its suppose to be "ambiguitous". From everything the book mention the people following him weren't cannibals, they had children too and even a dog so they had some sort of edge at surviving. Why would they follow a father and son and waste so much energy trying to eat them?
Its obvious the family were "good" people.
it is school material
oh, i thought you just wanted the kid to die and thought it was dumb that he let them live. I don't think the ending was ambiguous at all, I only wish they'd caught up sooner so maybe the dad would have lived.
first one was great, second one was ok, 3rd one took too long to come out and i lost interest. I'll get to it eventually
Shadow & Claw: The First Half of 'The Book of the New Sun'
Op here, here is a good zombiesh trilogy
or this shit. Fucking 10x better than the movie no joke
No one mentioned the three first Foundation books ?
yeah you just gotta read more
i will make a list off the top of my head of writers i enjoyed reading. Don't give me some social commentary bullshit, I just want my reading to be enjoyable and/or well-constructed, that's what i consider a good book.
bitch got a theme park, top that
yeah she's fat and has fantasies she will never fulfill so she writes about them, but she's built a pretty successful fantasy world that's original
I cried. I won't lie. She made me cry like a bitch
she's had a couple meh books but Absence of Nectar was great
>Zilpha Keatley Snyder
great young adult fiction I read that shit for years as a kid
I love The Fledgling
>Sue Monk Kidd
bitch got a movie, and it was a good movie. Book was better though
you need to read Icefire. Really. It's excellent. I don't know why it's not a movie yet. The tech is now outdated but if they just updated it and put like Gerard Butler in as the main character it would be amazing.
(spoiler: I love Icefire)
List of sci-fi
The Windup Girl
Revelation Space Trilogy
Old Man's war
The Forever War
The Fountains of Paradise
Mote In God's Eye
The Jesus Incident
Stranger in a Strange Land
A Canticle For Leibowitz
The Player of Games, Use of Weapons
The Devil in the White City
Thats all I got for now
Can confirm. Show is okay, but books are phenomenal, if a bit dragged out at time.
anyone ever read the wind on fire trilogy?
i read it a while ago but i always remember it.
I like how I've seen Dune mentioned a couple times, but just Dune and not the other books. Dune blew my mind, but I couldn't even finish the second one.
Also for more mind-blowing, try The Light of Other Days by Arthur C. Clarke
i read it so far back that i forget what stood out to me about it but i know that i have great memories of it
reminds me kind of like divergent but i can't hate on it for being similar because it came out before divergent
theyre similar bcz the setting has a girl and her bro, and the town they live in has these "examinations" which decide a lot, and the girl pretty much says, "fuck examinations" and bolts out
but now that i think about it, throughout the books the character development is amazing, especially for mumpo, the autist (literally im pretty sure he's special eds)
hopefully it's better than divergent, because divergent was boring as shit. Overhyped and boring as hell.
The book was boring
the movie was boring
i kept waiting for it to go somewhere, but it didn't. Best part in the movie was where her mom died because something actually happened, lol.
i looked through some reviews of the wind on fire trilogy and just realized that it might not be the right book because when i read it i was in middle school.
a lot of the reviews talk about how it would be good for a younger audience, but i guess its because i read it when i was younger that i liked it
Check out The Windup girl if you enjoyed these.
The king killer series is wicked
read Ship Breaker a few years back, loved it.
Isn't The Windup Girl a short story though?
sometimes books aimed at a younger audience are good anyway.
The Gentleman Bastards series. It's like the best heist movie you can think of and the most incredible fantasy series you've read had a bastard child, gave it to a blind priest in chains and taught it how to con an entire state.
The single best sci-fi series ive ever read
Brent Weeks Night Angel Trilogy s good as is the Black Prism series
Plebs and your dragon dildo fantasy novels.
Read & fucking learn something for once in your lives.
Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman is also very funny.
Anyone who thinks otherwise is a limp wristed bitch.
>reading anything written by a woman
>literally everybook I've read that was wrote by womyn was shit
>days of our lives ft. the theme the book was set it
They're are always a rendition of twilight with a twist to it, because that is literally the obly thing they can come up with.
If you live in Canada your essentially guaranteed to read some of these books:
-Lord of the flies
-Brave new world
-Cather in the Rye
Pretty much all god tier books.
Also you read a different Shakespeare book every year.
anybody ever read anything by Joe R. Lansdale? He's a great author, really funny writing. I love his Hap & Leonard books, also this is the one that introduced me to him.
Read it twice in 2 days because it was so entertaining.
Really? I thought the book was trash and the movie decent.
Thought the same about I am legend as well. That book was such trash.
I only got half way but you might like this instead, it's a much better survival book picks up fast
Here you go. Different to the paper backs, don't think I've seen those apart from the re designed ones
Fate of world's
Destroyer of worlds
Fleet of world's
Betrayer of world's
I think its good too, but I just can't bring myself to read the whole thing. Not because it's 2sp00ky4me or anything like that, but more because the premise of a 14 year old kid doing all this stuff is just way too ridiculous for me, and it makes the whole thing seem more silly and edgy than enthralling. I think the books would have been way better if the protagonist was 20-25 years old.
Has anyone read this? What did you think?
Just read this and the sequel and I'm loving it so far.
>Control F "Gunslinger"
Y'all motherfuckers need some Dark Tower in your lives.
I love the Shadow series. They are all fantastic but I like the Shadow series more than I liked the sequels about Ender.
I read them all over the course of a month about ten years ago. Just blew me away. Card has written a few more since then that I have been meaning to pick up.
I could not tell if I liked the ending or not. I did not feel the closure I wanted though. I just remember feeling empty and almost depressed. After I saw the last sentence in the series was the same as the first sentence of the series I immediately reread the first book.
While it takes place between books 4 and 5, it mostly centers on Roland's teen years after Mejis. Within his flashback it features another story dealing with a legend/fairy tale (as they are often one and the same) about The Wind through the Keyhole.
I was quite angry when I read it, it felt almost like a cop out. However, thinking back on it, I think now it's more of a rough story outline, like the Hero's Journey, a sort of caste for other stories.
Best fucking book i've ever read in my entire life.
My favorite book is pictured. It was not perfect... but I just loved it so goddamn much.
>>ctrl + F Glen Cook
wtf, He's written so many good books.
Passage at arms is like reading cold war submarine fiction in space.
The Dragon Never Sleeps is terrific.
The Black Company is my favorite book series ever.
A Matter of Time was a total mind fuck the first time I read it.
Garret series is supposed to rival the Dresden series, but I haven't read it yet.
And thats not Half of the books hes written
Lets get some Non-Fiction up in here.
hyperion cantos +1
eric s nylund - signal to noise & a signal shattered
Brandon Sanderson is amazing I feel like no one writes action sequences like he does and the magic systems he creates are always interesting like in the misborn trilogy certain people can gain powers by eating different kinds of metal. and to think I wouldn't even know who he was if he didn't finish the wheel of time. Which I'm surprised no one has mentioned yet even though I feel like it was too drawn out should have been 7-8 books long not 14 if you include the terrible prequel
Very upset it took someone so long to mention these books though god damn it I want the third one.
Also thanks to this thread I just came to find out that the third book in the Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks is out. Can also suggest that.
>my hardback copy of blood meridian hasn't come in the mail yet
> amazon hasn't notified me that it has shipped
> it's supposed to be here in 2 days
The book took place after the zombie apocalypse was over and was told as a UN interview story with survivors from different parts of the world and their experiences from day 1 to the end.
Name of the Wind is pretty fucking good
I tried reading the first book and it was so fucking confusing.
People kept telling me that it will all come together in the end, but I can barely keep the story straight.
>for the advanced reader for sure.
I've actually been think about getting one of the alumantic symbols tattooed on me. was thinking possibly Steel as I imagine you could probably have the most fun being a coin shot
Thank god someone mentioned this masterpiece. It was so weird, but on fucking spot. I was depressed for weeks afterwards and picked up a book called "Sandman Slim" by Richard Kadrey-nothing brings a man out of his literary funk than explosions, cursing, film quotes and metaphors combining all three.
I've read everything that isn't his teen series the librarians or what ever it is and I even tried with that.
I actually really suggest giving his stuff a listen to on audiobook but the ones produced by Graphic Audio as it has a full cast, sound effects and a score it is really a whole new experience.
first book is great, latter are much worse. I wouldn't say they're bad but some parts are really boring or just painfully dumb. But Ender's game is really fucking good.
Metro 2033 is very good, amazing atmosphere and balance between action and worldbuilding. Metro 2034 is okay only because 2033 exists, otherwise it would be a shitty cliche story with supercliche ending.
I'm about to read Piter (same universe but different author). Can somoene tell me if it's any good?
Red Dragon and Silence of the Lambs (Hannibal Lecter universe) are decent. Heard that next two books are pure shit so didn't touch them.
From authors I'd like to recomend P.K.Dick, he has a nice, consistent style so pretty much any of his books will do.
>inb4 special snowflake
fuck off classics are classics
these are all books i read in the last three years,
homage to catalonia
a clockwork orange
brave new world
last exit to brooklyn
go ask alice
the basketball diaries
keep the aspidistra flying
the honest theif
One book devided into two parts. Only read the first one so far.
Hubert Selby Jr. God tier author. Wrote:
requiem for a dream
last exit to brooklyn