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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2973436
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I'm a fantasy nerd, sooo, 3 series recommendations, in no particular order. All of these are standouts, and at any point in time, I might consider one to be my favourite…I simply would not be able to choose 😊

Joe Abercrombie – The First Law (complete trilogy)

It’s quite dark, gritty and visceral. This is the ‘main trilogy’, but Joe’s written standalone books in the same universe, which feature some of the main characters. Excellent for those who like to venture away from what you’d usually expect from a fantasy novel, as the lines between ‘good guys and bad guys’ is basically non-existent. Also appeals to darker sense of humour.

The Blade itself
Before they are hanged
The last argument of kings

Scott Lynch – Gentleman bastard (Ongoing series)

Ocean’s 11, meets dirty rotten scoundrels, meets goodfellas. Hilarious, sad, good twists and turns, stories of skulduggery well told 😊

The Lies of Locke Lamora
Red Seas Under Red Skies
The Republic of Thieves

Patrick Rothfuss – The Kingkiller chronicle (trilogy needs to be finished with the last book, he needs to bloody hurry up)

I hate to use this description, as it would have put me off reading the series… but, this is kinda like harry potter, as one story arch is about a young boy’s journey into a prestigious magic school… and he has history with some bad guys 😝 don’t let my terrible explanation put you off, this is incredible.

Name of the wind
The wise man's fear


Honourable mentions
Brandon Sanderson (He would also well be in this list above, but he’s such a prolific writer, that he’s got too many to recommend. Mistborn series and Stormlight Archive series being the ones I love most)
Robin Hobb (She’s created a big world, but the main arc of Fitz and his fool, is about 9 books. it feels like a part of me is gone, now that the main story arc has ended)

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Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Waxfoot] #2973437
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Dude!

Love the Joe Abercrombie Rule of Law books.

He has a new book in this series coming out this September. "A Little Hatred".

Patrick Rothfuss is also really good. He has not released a new book in years.

Will look into the Scott Lynch books.

Why I like this place.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Leaverite] #2973439
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For some of us,

Reading is like a drug.


We have to get our fix.

As a little kid My dad was the absolute sci fi addict. And Fantasy thrown in. He was a nuclear engineer for PG&E.

In first grade I had already read The Hobbit and was going on to the LOR trilogy. Also Frank Herbert, Dune.

Fvck all of this Gameboy sh!t. Lightyears ahead.

Dad is 90 years old now. Between the two of us, we have probably the largest Sci Fi library on this planet.

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Frank Herbert

An old school sci fi guy.

He wrote all of the Dune novels.

Some cool things to read

"The Santaroga Barrier"


"Hellstroms Hive"

Read these and think about where we live.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Leaverite] #2974161
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Have you read the Alaric Bond "Fighting Sail" series? These are very good. The 12th volume just came out.

yes sir, probably as a result of this very thread. Thanks for the head's up, i like his brand

I'm tearing through the Kydd novels, number 15 up next. Not nearly as gritty as some, but still scratches that age of sail itch



Take a gander at the Dewey Lambdin "Lewrie" series. They are pretty decent.


Read em all this year. super fun

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: Leaverite] #2974952
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Originally Posted by Leaverite
Dude!

Will look into the Scott Lynch books.


It's exceptional, if you liked the others I've recommended, then the Gentleman Bastards series will be a hit for you.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2974998
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Just got done reading The Wild Shore, by Kim Stanley Robinson. Set in San Onofre in 2047, it tells the tale of a post-nuclear agrarian village and kids growing up there.

Anyone with familiarity with the Trestles/Church/SanO area will appreciate it.


"The world needs fewer arrogant pricks."
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How to Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan

Really fascinating about psychedelics and the human mind.

After finishing "Drugs without the hot air" by David Nutt this was a good follow up.

Re: I love a Good "Good Book" thread [Re: subway] #2975180
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My GF scored some acid.

Any tips?

I'll just take a half dose an have lots of beer.


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Originally Posted by beerbelly
just finished Bill Boyum’s autobiography. really good, just not what I was prepared for. heavy shit about child abuse at the hands of a millitary father suffering from ptsd. I could relate a little but definitely didn’t endure what him and his family went through.

Originally Posted by beerbelly
just finished Bill Boyum’s autobiography. really good, just not what I was prepared for. heavy shit about child abuse at the hands of a millitary father suffering from ptsd. I could relate a little but definitely didn’t endure what him and his family went through.

Originally Posted by beerbelly
just finished Bill Boyum’s autobiography. really good, just not what I was prepared for. heavy shit about child abuse at the hands of a millitary father suffering from ptsd. I could relate a little but definitely didn’t endure what him and his family went through.


Enjoying (and relating to) this. Thanks for recommending.

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Originally Posted by Autoprax
My GF scored some acid.

Any tips?

I'll just take a half dose an have lots of beer.


Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” at full volume

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Ok, I'll try. She's flying in tomorrow and report back


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Hallucinagens are pretty amazing

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My wife sent me a text “I got you something...”

I was hoping it was acid

Turns out it was just raisins

I was like, why are you such a c0ck tease over just buying raisins?

That is really f’n weird

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That is like when someone says, GREAT NEWS!

I'm like what? You got me a 911?

No, I found this really good gluten free bread I can eat.


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