Walter said:Though I finished it over a year ago, I should also put in a quick shout out for one of the best and most entertaining books I've read in years: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susanna Clarke. It won a Hugo award in 2005 for "Best Novel", but more importantly, scored a really amazing blurb from Neil Gaiman (of "Sandman" fame) essentially calling it the best fantasy novel since Tolkien's days.
It's in paperback now, so you can get a copy for less than 10 bucks. At 800 pages, it's quite a journey, but in the end, I promise you'll wish it was longer. If you can make it through the relatively boring first 50 pages, you'll find a really engaging story at the heart of which are some of the most memorable characters I've experienced (Berserk aside ).
I've read this before, but it was a contemporary... reitteration (?) of the text. So, I wonder which version are reading of this as well as:Raziel said:Well so far I'm working on reading:
Le Morte D'Arthur
which I will begin reading soon after I finish reading Life after God and Something Wicked This Way Comes, but only because it's a book a friend of mine lent me and I don't like holding on to things months at a time if I'm not using it.The Divine Comedy
Cant wait to get my hands on them. The fourth DT book is most boring yet (better than many other books though) so I kinda read it slowly. Btw Roland kind of reminds me of Guts...Aazealh said:It keeps getting better too. Just wait until you read 5, 6 and 7!
is Lord Galactor a nickname for Frank Herbert?Trashcan said:Right now, I'm reading this thread to get some leads on good books! Other than that, Lord Galactor's burgeoning collection of Dune novels are within easy reach and make for a decent read.