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    Per Ardua Metamorphosis's Avatar
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    Read the Wheel of Time series and then you can use Lord of the Rings to burn in your fireplace or wipe your ass with.

    Concerning nonfiction, "On Human Nature." Ishmael is also interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Read the Wheel of Time series and then you can use Lord of the Rings to burn in your fireplace or wipe your ass with.

    Concerning nonfiction, "On Human Nature." Ishmael is also interesting.
    Definitely!

    Also Fahrenheit 451 is an amazing stand alone if you haven't read it already.
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    I don't know what you like so I'm giving them mini descriptions.

    Mister B. Gone by Clive Barker: In the horror section, but I would call it comedy. A demon from hell--the one that all the other demons beat up on--come to the earth's surface. Bathes in babies' blood. In the fifteenth century. Also, he's gay.

    The Affected Provincial's Companion by Lord Whimsy: Contains a diagram of various historical figures plotted on a vertical axis aristocracy/abject poor and a horizontal axis of bohemian/dandy. Non-floral boutonnieres. The Perils of Sportswear. A masturbation technique called "The Chafed Baron".

    Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America by Tom Lutz: Self-descriptive title. Very highly recommended.

    Chromophobia by David Batchelor: "Fear of color". Something about Puritanism... references A Rebours... better than it sounds, trust me.

    The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence by Martin Gayford: Basically, these two were like a bad sitcom. If you have a dark sense of humor. Surprise: Gauguin was probably even crazier than Van Gogh, and more entertaining.

    The Remarkable Millard Fillmore: The Unbelievable Life of a Forgotten President by George Pendle: Fiction. On the front cover, Fillmore rides a unicorn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Read the Wheel of Time series and then you can use Lord of the Rings to burn in your fireplace or wipe your ass with.
    I liked the first few books and I've read all but the last one that is partially, I believe, posthumous, but the series seemed to drag on and get repetitive. There just isn't any way I could see it being superior to LOTR or close to as good.
    “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
    ~ John Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I liked the first few books and I've read all but the last one that is partially, I believe, posthumous, but the series seemed to drag on and get repetitive. There just isn't any way I could see it being superior to LOTR or close to as good.
    Thats basically the impression that I have heard from most people that have read the series.
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    Thanks everyone! I'm off with a huge list to the library
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "Thought breeds thought." ~ Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metamorphosis View Post
    Read the Wheel of Time series and then you can use Lord of the Rings to burn in your fireplace or wipe your ass with.

    Concerning nonfiction, "On Human Nature." Ishmael is also interesting.
    Because, obviously, the fantasy genre didn't build on Tolkien at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    Because, obviously, the fantasy genre didn't build on Tolkien at all.
    Well, you have to read it first, obviously.
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    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    I recently started the Dune series by Herbert and am quite enjoying that, it's getting better each book.

    I also finished Servant of the Bones by Anne Rice not too long ago, it was recommended to me by a Rice fan under the claim that it's her best work.

    My favourite series is The Dark Tower series by Stephen King, I'm yet to find anything that can compare, although Dune is close. The first book in the series isn't great imo but it gets exponentially better.

    I also loved The Stand and Insomnia by Stephen King.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nizy View Post
    You will read:
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    And anything by James Joyce, John Muir, and Hunter Thompson
    At my local English department, Joyce's library signature is "O JOY ...". I feel personally offended by this.

    A book I've greatly enjoyed is Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness".
    Another favorite is B.S. Johson's "Christie Malry's Own Double Entry".
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