If I'd gotten into discworld when I was a kid I might have liked him more. As it stands, his work is incredibly juvenile and not nearly as witty as people try desperately to make it out.
Can't choose between these 3.
My favourite work of terry has to be Small Gods
Read it in high school, Dystopian YA, way better than the Hunger Games, that and Jonny Got His Gun.
Another really good one I got from the Army was this one. "How to fight counter-insurgency German Style:The Manual"
Must've read these 30 times, awesome. Fast read, great story.
or maybe Use of Weapons by Iain M Banks...
nice ones too
as for the game of thrones books, i dont believe they're illiterate like 50 shades, the guy can write, just he writes like a sexless teen, puts violence and incest and sex because he's trying to be edgy, and its just really cringe.
its about how all humans are dicks
if you do something for someone else you just boost your own ego
its a well structured nice to read novel that can be finished on an afternoon
Honestly my favorite book is "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson. I alway hated when I was younger how every other person I knew completely missed the themes of Decadence and excess, the failures of capitalism and America and the collapse of the 60s counter culture movement because...
> Lol try did lots of drugs in that book.
i never said it was good literature
all i said was if you have any other fantasy book other then lotro you gonna eat shit from someone who takes a look at your shit
lotro can be excused for its place in history
I would really appreciate if you put a short resume along with the posts, im looking foward to ordering a few books from the thread. I was stuck to fantasy about 2 years ago, I tried many authors, I can say that i got closest to Terry. He got my attention with Small Gods and since then i have read about 7 books of his.
>Currently reading Nights Watch
>Dont spoil you brats
Watership Down, hands down.
Uhh, magical world, neighbours a nonmagical world. Story of a girl who's dad is an anti-necromancer, keeps dead shit dead. Story of her travels trying to rescue him, final boss fight to save the world, standard fantasy.
Its easy fantasy, amazing cinematic, fast paced fight scenes and it basically never stops.
I'd summarise it as epic fantasy for teenagers. I blitz through the series of 3 in about a week when I go on holiday, its aimed at 16 year olds so its easy for me to read. Awesome though.
if i want intellectual nazi-sympathizers i stick with
thank you very much
Knut Hamsun is arguably much bigger than Heidegger, seeing your taste, I do not see why you refuse to look into Hamsun.
Also I do not understand why Shakespeare is on your list - his characters are tin soldiers.
shakespeare is basically responsible for every drama ever written
i know his characters are flat but without him wed still be writing crap like parzival
ill look into him just for you c:
name some good pieces that reflect his style the best
also this is probably the best thread on /b/ right now so don´t let it die too soon
whats your opinion on grass btw?
im willing to admit that i don´t see anything in his books
they give me headaches
Remember this good guy Henry Ford who gave us affordable cars and decently paid jobs ? He also tried to warn us about a still relevant problem. Inspiring book.
Stalingrad, Anthony Beevor
Player of game's. Iaan m bank's
God emperor of Dune, Frank Herbert.
Not a big reader.
If asking Pratchett specifically then Night Watch
Otherwise was pleasantly surprised by the Count of Monte Cristo.
Probably also helped that it had a great ending contrasting with the batshit stupid one of the anime adaption.
Basically, there's a girl whose dad is an abhorsen, a dude who keeps monsters and stuff dead, and he gets knocked off so she becomes the abhorsen, then there's this 2-centuries-old problem where the entire royal family of the "old world" has been dead, and the girl (sabriel) has to save the last remaining member. The old world is a world of monsters, magic, necromancy, and all that good stuff, meanwhile there's the new world, separated from the old world by a badass wall, which has newer technology and stuff. It's a great idea and an amazing series, but the idea could be expanded upon.
M-O-O-N, that spells God Tier Book
Complete and uncut version is the best, rereading it now. Love the anal rape scene
you guys have probably heard of this is you're read 100 years, but if you haven't I recommend it. Got me into the whole magical realism genre. It's incredible.
I actually met the guy who wrote it because I'm not a skyrimfag
Whenever I hear "Lusty Argonian Maid" that game is the LAST one I think one.
Précis de décomposition (A Short History of Decay)
How do you guys get back into or committed should I say, to reading.
I love to read but it's just that I always put it off.
I rather spend my time on video games but at the same time I want to read books, I already made list and bought 6 books already that I plan to read but never gotten to it.
like ugh! whats wrong with me
If read in the right way it's a apocryphal book, post feminist womyn explores the world after the fall of the patriarchy knowing that in the inevitable sharia future all these thing's will be gone.
I travel often so i have a lot of time to read. It's also a good way to kill time in public transportation etc.
And i like reading in bed before i go to sleep.
This and Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory are the reasons why I aspire to be an author.
Great to see so much love for Banks in this thread.
Buy a book by 'neil gaiman', either 'anansi boy's' or 'american god's', is a good start...he's not the greatest writer in the world but damn he knows how to write a story.
After reading them you will find it's easy to get into book's again.
That's what happened with me anyway.
one of best, frightening really
Glad you like it. It really stirred my soul.
Same as with me, I wanted to get into books in a very long time, as a fag said above, I prefer to play games and jerk off, but since i moved to the Capital, I travel alot and have plenty of time.
Love him. I've read a shitload of his work and I was fucking heartbroken when I found out about his cancer. Nowadays I'm probably one of many aspiring pretenders to his throne. Currently pitching a series of novellas to lit agents and working on my first full-length novel, that's how much his work changed my life.
The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini would have to be my all time favourites.
Also just started reading Raymond E. Feist's novels and they aren't too bad and currently reading The Saxon Stories by Bernard Cornwell.
I'll note him down.
I always fall asleep mid way into a chapter if I do that.
Night time is the only time I feel comfortable to read when I think about. I think it has to do with the whether (cooler, most nights) and the silence that comes with it.
I meant weather!
But i'm sure u guys knew dat rite?
OK OK I'll put in another of my two cents with an obvious choice.
We are oficially dead gentlemen, had a wonderfull time. See you in the gore/lolli threads.
bunch of schoolboys on a plane, crash on an island. the end up forming a pack mentality and live out a few weeks on the island. its about what goes on, how the boys cope with being alone, how they break off into groups, what goes on etc.
dont wanna tell you more because itll ruin the story.
also dont watch the film adaptation, i studied it in school and the books ok, but the film is a pile of wank.
My favourite post-apocalyptic book. While reading, it almost felt like the events really happened and I totally missed it.
Any thread that includes gabriela Garcia Marquez, Golding, Hemingway, Camus, Heller, Nabacov and Lem; is certainly not what you describe.
The sound and the thunder...it's a notoriously difficult book to read and has many interesting idea's in it...but it's just one of the best American novels(if it's your cup of cha', and certainly not a god tier book when placed in the pantheon of great literature.