The Book thread. - Page 110 - Wrestling Forum : WWE, TNA, Debate League, Wrestling Videos, Women of Wrestling Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1091 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 08:32 PM
Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
 
Striker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Our House In the Middle of the Street
Posts: 3,007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.


All Hail the King
Striker is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #1092 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:50 PM
There are many copies... and they have a plan.
Premium
 
SrsLii's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: At home
Posts: 1,053
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Striker View Post
Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
Try Old Man's War by John Scalzi. The first book is decently self-contained.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearcatter View Post
I'm not a big fan of history/war fiction myself, but Destroyermen is a pretty good series on its own. Is the Clockwork Angel series the one written by Alan Campbell? Or am I thinking of something else?

If you are looking for something else to be motivated to read, have you ever read the Hollows series by Kim Harrison? There are some similiarities to the Dresden Files, especially considering the main character is a witch who becomes a PI. There are a lot of great character dynamics in it, and honestly the main character, Rachel Morgan, sometimes makes me think Harry Dresden has gotten off easy in his life sometimes. That may sound like a bold assertion, but wait until you check out her books.
Clockwork Angel is the first book in a series that is named something I can't remember and it's by Cassandra Clare.

I haven't read the Hollows books yet. I'll look for them. TBH it's just been hard to focus on anything since my dad died a few weeks ago. So hopefully these will suck me in for awhile. I could use it.
SrsLii is offline  
post #1093 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-18-2013, 11:54 PM
San Francisco Giants 2010,2012 and 2014 World Series Champs.
 
Triple Ho Ho Ho.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Listening to Hunter Pence drop F-bombs in the locker room.
Posts: 16,351
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Read A Song of Ice and Fire(assuming you have not).

I geuss you could also read the Star Wars Extended Universe books, there's like a billion of them.


San francisco 49ers- San Francisco Giants-Sacramento Kings
Triple Ho Ho Ho. is offline  
post #1094 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 01:59 AM
You can't please everyone, especially the marks
 
Chewie's Life Day Boner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The Millenium Falcon (or thereabouts)
Posts: 2,907
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 3 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Striker View Post
Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
First thing that comes to mind is The Saga of Seven Suns series by Kevin J. Anderson. There are a lot of characters and many different plotlines, but K.J. Anderson is a master of weaving many stories and plotlines together. Sometimes his books can take a while to develop, but in the end they more than make up for it when delivering an incredible story. There are about 7 books in the series. His Terra Incognita series is also a fantastic adventure story, although not set in space. There are 3 (long) books in the series.

If you don't mind a little "heady" reading, check out John C. Wright. His Golden Age trilogy is a compelling space opera, and reading his books have introduced me to the genre of Hard Sci-Fi. And his Orphans of Chaos trilogy may be the most interesting book series I have ever read, period. I can only describe it as a hard fiction merger of Greek mythology and quantum physics. Absolutely fascinating.
Chewie's Life Day Boner is offline  
post #1095 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:34 AM
Humbled
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 974
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
         
Re: The Book thread.

Done with Matthew Reilly - Area 7

Air Force General with his Elite Soldiers going against The president's US Marines / Secret Service

A big plot and one Schofield standing on it's way.
Perfect.Insanity is offline  
post #1096 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:43 AM
La vie est drôle
 
Shepard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 6,282
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Read the schofield books a few years back. Ice Station is my favourite.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Striker View Post
Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
idk if you've read ASOIAF but if you like it then you'd like the Malazan books of the fallen imo. Pretty big collection, I'm halfway through the third atm. Been dead lazy with reading. In the middle of Ric Flairs book and the first Reacher book (name escapes me atm, but it's not one shot) too. bleh

Shepard is offline  
post #1097 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 08:48 AM
________________
 
Anark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Striker View Post
Anyone have any recommendations for a series that is about a big adventure. Preferably space, but anything is good. Always wanted to read one of these types of books, but never got the chance.
Haven't kept up with this thread so no idea if it's been mentioned before, but Iain Banks writes science-fiction as Iain M. Banks, and his Culture novels are pretty immense. Characters don't carry on into other books, but the world in which they are set does.

Definitely worth checking out.

Anark is offline  
post #1098 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 02:41 PM
Valar Morghulis
 
Victarion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: STARLING CITY
Posts: 7,546
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Old Man's War owns. Hyperion is outstanding. Try those for good sci fi.

And yes, A Memory of Libght was really good. Couple of things I dislike - but on the whole happy with the resolution.
Victarion is offline  
post #1099 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 05:54 PM
Wheel Man for SCOTT STEINER
 
Striker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Our House In the Middle of the Street
Posts: 3,007
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                     
Re: The Book thread.

Thanks for all the recs guys. I'm most likely going to go with Old Mans War or Malazan Book of the Fallen. All the recs seemed great but these two caught my eye the most.


All Hail the King
Striker is offline  
post #1100 of 1626 (permalink) Old 01-19-2013, 06:10 PM
Little Poppa Pump
 
Phil_Mc_90's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,464
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
                   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perfect.Insanity View Post
Done with Matthew Reilly - Area 7

Air Force General with his Elite Soldiers going against The president's US Marines / Secret Service

A big plot and one Schofield standing on it's way.
Loved Reilly's stuff and especially the Schofield books.

Im currently reading Heir to the Empire, something i've meant to read for years but only just got round to it. Got a lot of stuff lined up after getting a Kobo ebook reader just before Christmas

Phil_Mc_90 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome