SitePoint Sponsor

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 37
  1. #1
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy redemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    What are your favorite books/authors?

    i might as well make another one...

    i read lots of fantasy books like Dragonlance, David Eddings, Raymond E. Feist, that kind of stuff... if i had to choose one i'd go with Dragonlance (i like Raistlin the most... like so many other pple)...

    Tom Clancy also writes great stuff... Rainbow Six was good...

    Michael Crichton too... Airframe, timeline,etc

  2. #2
    SitePoint Wizard Aes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,392
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I really enjoy fantasy as well.

    The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan is brilliant.

    The Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling are fantastic.

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a classic.

    I think I'll give Dragonlance a try; sounds interesting.
    Colin Anderson
    Ambition is a poor excuse for those without
    sense enough to be lazy.

  3. #3
    Not a post-script error?!! guysmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Underneath the Earth w/ Krom (Canada)
    Posts
    787
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm not one for fiction, but I do love anything by H.P. Lovecraft.

  4. #4
    Net Senior Citizen tommatthews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Sydney Australia
    Posts
    869
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My favourite author is Bill Bryson, a very funny travel writer.
    He wrote Notes from a Small Island (about the UK), The Lost Continent (about the U.S,) and Down Under (about Australia and which I happen to be mentioned in! )


    affordable website design

    :: sydney australia ::

  5. #5
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy redemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Aes
    I really enjoy fantasy as well.

    ...

    I think I'll give Dragonlance a try; sounds interesting.
    you won't regret it... i recommend you start with the Dragonlance Chronicles series, then Dragonlance Legends and Raistlin Chronicles...

    or just pop over to amazon.com for a quick look at the reviews...

  6. #6
    + platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    6,441
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On top of my list is Robin Cook, great author, write medical thrillers. Ummmmm, and i really like michael Chriton WOAH and also Matthew Riely... wow he wrote Ice Station and The Temple, GREAT novels, but don't attempt them if you dont like books thicker than 10cm

    Dont mind the odd Tom Clancy Book, and terrance ***** (writes DR. Who ) and of course that Flemming guy that writes the James Bond Books.

  7. #7
    busy Steelsun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Houston, Tejas; Future Capital of the World
    Posts
    2,474
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Anything Heinlein is great (the greatest social/psych/political sci-fi writer).

    Neal Stephenson's stuff, especially Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash & Zodiac. (I am now reading Snow Crash for the fourth time).

    Clive Cussler for light reading.

    H. Beam Piper (whenever I can find his stuff).
    Brian Poirier
    SunStockPhoto: Stock Photos, Fine Art Photos, Event Photography

  8. #8
    ALT.NET - because we need it silver trophybronze trophy dhtmlgod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    4,836
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmmm... I like al kinds of books and loads of writers, stephen king, dean knoontz, thomas harris, david eddings, J.R.R. Tolkien, john grisham. As for my favourite book... hmm... I don't really have one, but it would be a toss between stephen kinhs insomnia, and all of the david eddings books that had sparhawk in them.

  9. #9
    SitePoint Addict
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Nottingham, England.
    Posts
    209
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Haven't been reading for some time. Sigh. Anyway according to my last book reading session, I do like Wally Lamb. And I used to be crazy with Mary Higgins Clark, suspense author. I've basically covered all her books.
    Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

  10. #10
    Don't get too close, I bite! Nicky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 1999
    Location
    Lancashire, UK
    Posts
    8,277
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I read anything, I am not keen on fantasy (apart from Lord of the Rings of course) but I will read it. I love
    Shakespeare, Keating, Yeats, Whitman, Thoreau, Beckett.

    Kathy Reichs has taken my fancy lately, also C.S Lewis is fantastic, as is Douglas Adams, Dickens, Hardy. Phew, too many too mention.

    I highly recommend Winston Groom as a modern author. at the moment I have on my bedside table - Captain Correli's Mandelin.

  11. #11
    Fried Gold Polymath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Neal Stephenson is great.
    Usual stuff like Tolkien, Stephen King.
    H.P. Lovecraft is wicked - I wrote a Cthulhu short story a couple of years ago, guysmy reminded me to dust it off with his post.
    I really rate John Fowles - he switches styles from book to book, a very difficult thing to do. The French Lieutenants Woman is an amazing achievement.
    Robert M. Pirsig - Zen and the Art.... is fantastic.
    I also love hard s.f. (i.e. based on factual principles, not just waffled pseudo-science.)
    I read alot of non-fiction - science and biology - anything by Richard Dawkins - stuff about astronomy, the sciences of ancient civilisations, etc.
    Also I'll read any Forteana, which can be described as X-files stuff I suppose. If you don't know what the Fortean Times is, buy it and take a look. It's consistently entertaining and can be hilarious.
    But for favourite author/book, I have to say:
    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

  12. #12
    differently saned russbellon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    alternate dementian
    Posts
    399
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hp lovecraft is great, also bradbury, tolkien, borges, marquez, zelazny. anyone read "the emperors new mind" by roger penrose? it completeley lost me about halfway through (i think i'm math dislexic )
    אין סוף

  13. #13
    Fried Gold Polymath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Manchester, UK
    Posts
    331
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "anyone read "the emperors new mind" by roger penrose?"

    Yeah - I've got it at home - I thought the same as you - clear as mud!

  14. #14
    SitePoint Enthusiast wot-Mike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    51
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll go for Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series (does that spell wot-Mike? )

    But I read other fantasy and science fiction as well. I recently saw a great book which was written by Azimov. Don't know the title, or even what it was about exactly, but I've read it many years ago, and when I saw it again I realized it was one of the best science fiction books I've ever read. Now where did I see it?!
    And of course Dan Simmons(?) has done great stuff...

  15. #15
    Misfit
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Posts
    2,266
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Aes
    I really enjoy fantasy as well.

    The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan is brilliant.

    The Harry Potter series of books by J.K. Rowling are fantastic.

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a classic.

    I think I'll give Dragonlance a try; sounds interesting.
    Ditto. LotR is not only classic, but also brilliant and fantastic as well.

  16. #16
    Serial Publisher silver trophy aspen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    East Lansing, MI USA
    Posts
    12,937
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The best story I ever read is Dragonlance.

    And the saga isn't about Tanis, it isn't about Raistlin, its about a relatively unassuming little kender named Tasslehof. Who has appeared in more dragonlance books than any other character.

    My recommended reading order for Dragonlance is:

    Dragons of Autumn Twilight
    Dragons of Winter Night
    Dragons of Spring Dawning

    At this point you can vary and read whatever, you can read some of the historical books, the meetings and preludes sextets, the legend of huma should be read as well.

    Then read the legends trilogy:

    Time of the Twins
    War of the Twins
    Test of the Twins

    Then there are two short story collections you need to read.

    1. The Magic of Krynn (specifically the last story "The Legacy")
    2. The Second Generation (specifically the last story "The Sacrifice")

    At which point you'll be able to read what is in effect the last book for this set of characters:

    Dragons of Summer Flame

    I cried when I read the ending of it too. I won't ruin it for you and tell you why though.

    Then I suggest rereading them all again.

    Personally I've got about 40 or so dragonlance books, I've read them all atleast twice, some 3 or 4 times.
    Chris Beasley - I publish content and ecommerce sites.
    Featured Article: Free Comprehensive SEO Guide
    My Guide to Building a Successful Website
    My Blog|My Webmaster Forums

  17. #17
    Level 8 Chinese guy Archbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Somewhere in this vast universe
    Posts
    3,741
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The Earthsea cycle" -- Ursa lea guin(I think)

    "The Shannara series"---Terry Brooks

    "Homecoming series"----Orson Scott Card

    "Ender's Game"--Orson Scott Card

    "War of the Worlds"---H.G. Wells

    I'm completey Sci-Fi and fiction

  18. #18
    Prolific Blogger silver trophy Technosailor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Before These Crowded Streets
    Posts
    9,446
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have read all the Dragonlance books up until the Magic of Krynn trilogy came out. Then my life got busy.

    I am a fan of Tom Clancy. Always wanted to be involved with special ops. Of course there's JRR tolkien, CS Lewis but I read alot of non-fiction stuff now. I read alot of Christian books to help enhance my spiritual life

    Now my favorites are:

    The Bible--top of the list!
    The Unquenchable Worshipper - Matt Redman
    When God Seems Unfair - Joel Freeman
    Pilgrimage to Personhood - Fount Shults
    and a slew of others...

    Sketch
    Aaron Brazell
    Technosailor



  19. #19
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy redemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by aspen
    The best story I ever read is Dragonlance.

    And the saga isn't about Tanis, it isn't about Raistlin, its about a relatively unassuming little kender named Tasslehof. Who has appeared in more dragonlance books than any other character.
    what book would that be? cmon tell me...

    my favorite recently is the series about Commander Kang and his Draconians... it really tells a good story about them dracos... amazing plot too....

  20. #20
    Non-Member Silence's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Michael Crichton (all of his books minus Eaters of the dead)
    James Patterson (Love the Alex Cross series)
    Dean Koontz can be good.

    And I loved a Simple Plan. Good book.

  21. #21
    SitePoint Wizard silver trophy redemption's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    5,269
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    just a little bit of trivia here...

    the thread on What's your favorite movie? garnered almost a 100 replies, whereas this managed only a measly 19...

    goes to show how "unpopular" the written word is nowadays...

  22. #22
    ********* Callithumpian silver trophy freakysid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Sydney, Australia
    Posts
    3,798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On Ray Bradbury, there was rumour that "Fahrenheit 451" was going to be made into a movie. Does anyone have info about that (guess I could search the net - but I figure that the sitepoint membership knows everything there is to know).

    On Tolkien and the Rings Trillogy - "yes my precious". I will never see the movie(s) and hope to somehow shield myself from exposure to any of the promotional collatoral or merchandising. Although I don't know how. I wonder if I do get exposed whether I would have grounds for suing the responsible parties for mallicious damage to and theft of my imagination.

    My two favourite authors are both nobel prize winners:

    Herman Hesse
    favourite book, "The Glass Bead Game"
    also, "Siddhartha", "Narcissus and Goldmund"

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    favourites "One Hundred Years of Solitude", "Love in the Time of Cholera".

  23. #23
    + platinum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Adelaide, Australia
    Posts
    6,441
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by freakysid
    On Ray Bradbury, there was rumour that "Fahrenheit 451" was going to be made into a movie. Does anyone have info about that (guess I could search the net - but I figure that the sitepoint membership knows everything there is to know).
    There is a very old movie on it
    I had to do an assignment on the book for school, thus the need for the video. But i wouldn't waste your time watching it though, montag even had a german accent

  24. #24
    e=2.718281828459045235360 HyperBaseball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    boston, MA
    Posts
    277
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I hate reading Jane Austen.
    Jason Unger is me.
    "Homer no function beer well without"
    http://www.jasonunger.com

  25. #25
    SitePoint Guru SWD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    heaven
    Posts
    721
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't like reading! :P
    Our Sites: Arcade Muffin | Viefex


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •