Favorite Books or Series!

Moderator: Game Masters

User avatar
Kymvir Raemiz
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 8058
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:01 pm
Contact:

Favorite Books or Series!

Postby Kymvir Raemiz » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:03 am

For those of you who love to read, List your favorite books or series so we can all talk about/mock them!

:)

Some of my favorite series, and I won't rank them:

- Colleen MacCollough's Republic of Rome Series(Grass Crown, Caesar, First man in Rome)
- Patrick O'Brien's Aubrey/Maturin Series(Master and Commander)
- George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire Series
- David Eddings Belgariad(only the Belgariad)
- Luo Guanzhong's Romance of the Three Kingdoms
- Louis Cha's Deer and the Cauldron
- Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy
- David Wingrove's Chung Kuo

And, of course,

- JK Rowling's Harry Potter

I'd probably put a lot of others on here, but this should do to get things started.
Han Xin, General of Han
99-52-95-76-58 Confuse II, Cover I, Dash II, Decoy III, Entrench II, Military Admin II, Pierce III, Rupture I, Sortie I, Spy I, Wall III

User avatar
Cao Chao
Marquis
Posts: 4006
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: That which is unknown and unseen always commands the greatest fear.
Contact:

Postby Cao Chao » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:15 am

Oh! Colleen McCullough is 1337 when it comes to her Rome books!

Anyways, my favorite books are:
  • Frank Herbert's Original Dune Series
  • My School's Yearbook known as Annals for its so many inside jokes and for spelling my name wrong... :roll:
  • Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
  • Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace
  • Jon Stewart's A Citizen's Guide to America
  • Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and sequels
  • William Gibson's Neuromancer
  • The Chinese version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  • Dan Simmons's Hyperion

User avatar
ann
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 9087
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:51 pm
Location: Leader of Team Coke!
Contact:

Postby ann » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:15 am

I like all of the above - except I haven't read Colleen McCullough's Rome Series, despite much urging, because I did read the Thorn Birds.

In terms of series - I like Elizabeth Peters' Egypt mystery series featuring Amelia Peabody - very funny. I like mysteries.

Lots of candidates for favorite book - I like to recommend Venedikt Erofeev's Moscow to the End of the Line (also called Moscow to Petushki or Moscow Circles)

I like Italo Calvino a lot as well - and Eco less well but still like him. I had a cat named Italo Calvino in college. What a dweeb I was! Cat was cool though.
Xiang Yu 99-107*-72-61-81 Charge III, Challenge III, Dash II, Inspire II, Envelop II, Gongshu III, Assemble II, Instructor II, Jianshu III, Volley III, Raid III, Rupture III, Rally II, Qiangshu III, Pierce II, Intimidate III Items: Dapple (Horse, Spd+8, Atk+1, Def+1), Sword ( Mgt+7), Billhook (Mgt+3), Crossbow
Bu - the peasant
Zhao Nu 79*-91*-53-66-57/ Discipline I, Smith I, Challenge II, Qiongshu I, Wall II, Aid I Items: Horse Spd +3, Javelins, Billhook Might +7, Book of Maneuvers Com +2, Armor +3 Might

User avatar
ann
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 9087
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:51 pm
Location: Leader of Team Coke!
Contact:

Postby ann » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:17 am

Probably a Double post :(

Cao Chao wrote:Oh! Colleen McCullough is 1337 when it comes to her Rome books!

Anyways, my favorite books are:
  • Frank Herbert's Original Dune Series
  • My School's Yearbook known as Annals for its so many inside jokes and for spelling my name wrong... :roll:
  • Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged
  • Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace
  • Jon Stewart's A Citizen's Guide to America
  • Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and sequels
  • William Gibson's Neuromancer
  • The Chinese version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  • Dan Simmons's Hyperion


I can't believe I forgot Ender's Game!

Hate Ayn Rand passionately - the writing the pseudo philosophy - gack!

I liked War and Peace a lot - in fact I used it successfully to dodge a masters thesis for weeks once. But I don't like Tolstoy's moral man characters - so boring and long winded!
Xiang Yu 99-107*-72-61-81 Charge III, Challenge III, Dash II, Inspire II, Envelop II, Gongshu III, Assemble II, Instructor II, Jianshu III, Volley III, Raid III, Rupture III, Rally II, Qiangshu III, Pierce II, Intimidate III Items: Dapple (Horse, Spd+8, Atk+1, Def+1), Sword ( Mgt+7), Billhook (Mgt+3), Crossbow
Bu - the peasant
Zhao Nu 79*-91*-53-66-57/ Discipline I, Smith I, Challenge II, Qiongshu I, Wall II, Aid I Items: Horse Spd +3, Javelins, Billhook Might +7, Book of Maneuvers Com +2, Armor +3 Might

User avatar
Cao Chao
Marquis
Posts: 4006
Joined: Sun May 22, 2005 5:14 pm
Location: That which is unknown and unseen always commands the greatest fear.
Contact:

Postby Cao Chao » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:21 am

I detested Ayn Rand's other books, since they were so freaking long-winded... The only one of her books that I managed to enjoy was Atlas Shrugged.

Orson Scott Card's latest series about Bean is crap, pure crap. Compared to the original series, it's pathetic and much less fulfilling. Even though Bean's storyline is interesting, he becomes this insanely brilliant and insanely big person, in other words a genius and giant without limits... Which is wrong.

I can almost not forgive him for writing such things, but because of Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, and Xenocide, I can.

User avatar
ann
Administrator
Administrator
Posts: 9087
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 6:51 pm
Location: Leader of Team Coke!
Contact:

Postby ann » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:23 am

Yeah -- Bean was a let down in his incredible power. But Enders Game is just a great book!
Xiang Yu 99-107*-72-61-81 Charge III, Challenge III, Dash II, Inspire II, Envelop II, Gongshu III, Assemble II, Instructor II, Jianshu III, Volley III, Raid III, Rupture III, Rally II, Qiangshu III, Pierce II, Intimidate III Items: Dapple (Horse, Spd+8, Atk+1, Def+1), Sword ( Mgt+7), Billhook (Mgt+3), Crossbow
Bu - the peasant
Zhao Nu 79*-91*-53-66-57/ Discipline I, Smith I, Challenge II, Qiongshu I, Wall II, Aid I Items: Horse Spd +3, Javelins, Billhook Might +7, Book of Maneuvers Com +2, Armor +3 Might

fallen_saint
Officer
Posts: 181
Joined: Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:54 am
Location: plowing the fields to plant wheat
Contact:

Postby fallen_saint » Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:06 pm

hmmm the series I like are

DragonCrown WarCycle by Michael Stackpole
Ice and Fire Saga by George R. R. Martin
Runelord Series by David Farland
The Great War by Harry Turtledove (alternate history)
Name: Qian Xiahou
Age: 30
stats: 82-70-62-60-76
skills: Military Administrator, Gonshu, Civil Administrator, Politician, Qiangshu, Raid, Wall, Assemble, Instructor

User avatar
Purple Tiger
Administrator Emeritus
Posts: 70
Joined: Fri May 06, 2005 11:15 am
Location: You'll be sorry you crossed us, Mr. Sparky Writes-Us-Little!
Contact:

Postby Purple Tiger » Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:36 pm

I need to throw out some Tolkien love here, The Lord of the Rings being my all-time favorite book series. I'm also a fan of Richard Adams' Watership Down.

But actually ... now that I look at it, my fiction section isn't all that big. (It's a little larger if you want to include graphic novels like Watchmen and V for Vendetta. I'm not much into comics, but these are great.)

For non-fiction, I do have a lot of Richard Dawkins' books on evolution and biology, like The Blind Watchmaker and The Selfish Gene. Also Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel. And a great book on the history of piracy, Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly.[/list]
Xiang Liang (GM NPC), Chief Aide to Huo Jia (88-83-73-76-79 Administrator II, Ambush I, Deceive I, Engineer I, Maneuver II, Planter I, Raid II, Raze I, Scout I, Spy II, Wedge II)
Zhou Qingchen (GM NPC), Ying Huhai's Colonel of Archery (68-86-64-42-72 Challenge II, Marksman II, Raid I)

User avatar
Galagros
Administrator Emeritus
Posts: 2029
Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 5:40 pm

Postby Galagros » Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:14 pm

A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin (Nothing is better!) :)
DragonCrown War series by Michael A. Stackpole
Dune by Frank Herbert
The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell (Not sure of the series name, only 1 book out)
Chen Yu
Officer Info
Tian Dan, King of Qi
Officer Info
Zhong Ce
Officer Info

Xiasiwang
Sergeant
Posts: 276
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 12:09 am
Location: Tenma Gou-zankuu City

Postby Xiasiwang » Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:32 pm

- Luo Guanzhong's infamous novel
- Albert Camus' The Stranger
- Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
- Douglas Adams' entire The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
- F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Most of this stuff was actually recreational reading. I had to read Heart of Darkness for English this past year and just so happened to enjoy it. Also The Stranger; probably my favorite book that I'd read in a while.
Su Kai (27)
78-93-59-39-75
Dash II, Enrage III, Inspire II, Reactive Defense II
Gold: 100

Keeper of the Fireseal


Return to “OOC”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest