Can you recommend some novels to read please. I am stumped, I have read Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.
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
Thanks for all the recommendations, I am going to start with Gardens of the Moon (eBook): Malazan Book of the Fallen Series, Book 1. Once I finish this series I will defiantly refer to this thread to find my next read. Keep up dating this thread with the books you have read and enjoyed. Keep reading. Thank you.
@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.
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.
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.