#1 Posted by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio

Can you recommend some novels to read please. I am stumped, I have read Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

#2 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

This link comes in handy for you, just type in the series you read and liked and it'll come up with suggestions ^_^

http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

#3 Posted by Illuminatus (9503 posts) - - Show Bio

The Law, by Frederic Bastiat. I would say that work helped make me the person I am today.

#4 Posted by The Stegman (23773 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly, I don't really read books that much anymore.

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#5 Posted by Billy Batson (57910 posts) - - Show Bio

This link comes in handy for you, just type in the series you read and liked and it'll come up with suggestions ^_^

http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/

By using that, the OP would get the same books that he mentioned.

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#6 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio
#7 Posted by Billy Batson (57910 posts) - - Show Bio

@aiden_cross:

Do you have to register to get better results?

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#8 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

@billy_batson: i haven't :) but there are various sites like this though, some might work better as others for you. ^_^

#9 Edited by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainsaul: Gladiator by Phillip Wylie ,it inspired superman

#10 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Some of my personal favorites:

Teatro Grottesco by Thomas Ligotti - a collection of short surreal stories, mostly dealing with nihilism

The Karla Trilogy by John Le Carre - a trilogy of Cold War spy books

Path of the Bold by various - an anthology of short superhero stories, really great read

Dune by Frank Herbert - if you haven't read it, basically the SF version of LoTR

If you read nonfiction, I'd recommend Generation Kill by Evan Wright and Empire State of Mind by Zack O' Malley

#11 Edited by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio
#12 Edited by thespideyguy (2642 posts) - - Show Bio

Sadly, I don't really read books that much anymore.

#13 Edited by Jezer (3127 posts) - - Show Bio

The Name of the Wind/ The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss

Blink by....Malcolm Gladwell.

The House of Leaves by....whoever

I always hear people talking about this book called How to Win Friends and Influence People. Haven't read it myself though.

#14 Posted by consolemaster001 (5130 posts) - - Show Bio

Fatherland-Robert Harris

#15 Edited by InnerVenom123 (29499 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking For Alaska. The Fault in Our Stars. The Shining. Carrie. Supergods.

#16 Posted by RDClip (1124 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainsaul: Well, since you menioned fantasy books, I can recommend some good fantasy books:

The First Law Trilogy by Joe Abercrombie - A very witty, darkly humouros deconstruction of fantasy tropes. Very well written characters with a great plot twists throughout.

Discworld by Terry Pratchet - massive (35+ books) series of extremely well written satirical fantasy books. Even though they are funny books, the plots are very engaging.

The Left Hand of God by Paul Hoffman - Dark fantasy book. Currently 2 books in the series, I'm not sure if it is going to be a trilogy or a longer series.

Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss - Very well written books. An interesting exploration of functional magic.

#17 Posted by Betatesthighlander1 (7462 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainsaul: have you read the entirety of A Song of Ice and Fire?

also, Robert E Howard's Conan stuff is pretty cool

so is most of John Scalzi's stuff

and Ender's Game

and Audie Murphy's autobiography To Hell and Back

#18 Posted by sabracadabra (535 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say the Dune series,but especially the first book.

Also the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser books by Fritz Leiber. Most fun sword and sorcery books i have read.

#19 Posted by Edamame (28062 posts) - - Show Bio

Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez. Excellent book.

#20 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

I would say the Dune series,but especially the first book.

Also the Fafhrd and Grey Mouser books by Fritz Leiber. Most fun sword and sorcery books i have read.

I tried reading the sequel - Dune Messiah - and found it to be the most incomprehensible and dull read I've ever had. I heard that the second and third books are better read as one though, maybe I'll try it out one day.

#21 Posted by KingOfAsh (3571 posts) - - Show Bio

The Dark Tower sereis by Stephen King. You should also try out the Witcher books by Andrezej Sapkowski.

#22 Posted by ShootingNova (16112 posts) - - Show Bio

I have still not read Hunger Games or Game of Thrones. Are they good?

#23 Posted by captainsaul (140 posts) - - Show Bio

@shootingnova: Hunger Games was great and Game of Thrones is definitively worth picking up

#24 Edited by _Grifter_ (11041 posts) - - Show Bio

@shootingnova: Hunger Games was great and Game of Thrones is definitively worth picking up

The Dark Tower sereis by Stephen King. You should also try out the Witcher books by Andrezej Sapkowski.

What they said.

#25 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov

#26 Edited by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

@shootingnova said:

I have still not read Hunger Games or Game of Thrones. Are they good?

The series is actually called A Song of Ice and Fire (books) as opposed to Game of Thrones (TV series) with only the first book being titled A Game of Thrones. And I know that you know your history. So if you like the tales of the treacherous medieval times then you'll love A Song of Ice and Fire.

#27 Posted by ShootingNova (16112 posts) - - Show Bio
#28 Edited by Sideslash (5907 posts) - - Show Bio

Gladiator is an excellent novel.