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#7346 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]

Goddamn I love these books, if they fuck this up then
consequences! - GTA IV

But shit a series would be exciting, on one side. On the other side, this story is so precise in everything it does, basically all of it is important somehow, with movies and series always leaving stuff out I don't see how they'll manage it.
User avatar #7357 to #7346 - jettom ONLINE (21 hours ago) [-]
I've seen that guy play DnD at Paxx. It's the only reason I found it somewhat bearable.
User avatar #7358 to #7357 - paxx (18 hours ago) [-]

did you do this on purpose
you motherfucker
User avatar #7347 to #7346 - guitarassassin (10/07/2015) [-]
I have those books on my shelf, but I have yet to read them My backlog is ungodly big . Do they even have enough material to adapt? I mean, only two books so far is hardly enough to start a franchise.
User avatar #7348 to #7347 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
Third book is coming out this spring Hopefully but that would still make this series about half as long as A Song of Ice and Fire. So no I don't think so, not long enough to sate the appetite of a fanbase or the producers of a series. And going ahead of the books. That would be my biggest nightmare.
User avatar #7353 to #7348 - christmouth (10/07/2015) [-]
I think there should be enough material. There are a lot of events that take a long time, and that should be enough for a movie series.
User avatar #7354 to #7353 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
A lot of time does pass, true. For a movie series it would probably be enough, but not for tv.
User avatar #7355 to #7354 - christmouth (10/07/2015) [-]
That might be, but it just depends on they will do it. i think it will do fine as a show, but they'll just need to do right. The books should be good, because it can better capture, when it goes from the inn to Kvothe's past.

I hope it comes to be.
User avatar #7356 to #7355 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
It probably will come to pass. And when that time comes, we'll see how they handled it.
User avatar #7349 to #7348 - guitarassassin (10/07/2015) [-]
See. Shit like this is why I'm terrified of season 6 of GoT. Original material in an adaptation usually fails horribly.
User avatar #7350 to #7349 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
Yeah I'm really not looking forward to that. Although book 6 is basically done already just not out yet, and George keeps close tabs on what is happening in the series so it might not be so bad.
User avatar #7351 to #7350 - guitarassassin (10/07/2015) [-]
Not really. From what I understand, he has zero input on what they do with the show's story. What I don't understand is that they had two books worth of material left. WHy divert now? Hell, they split Storm of Swords into two seasons. WHat's so bad about splitting Feast for Crows/Dance with Dragons into two seasons?
User avatar #7352 to #7351 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
I don't know, maybe they're changing everything now so the books stay original. Since the show will end before the books do.
User avatar #7344 - ljxjlos ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
Ok, but seriously - what the hell is going on with Marvel right now? Just when I started to completely understand Secret Wars it´s over and I don´t get a single thing again...
User avatar #7360 to #7344 - rockmanfan ONLINE (7 minutes ago) [-]
they rebooted. because they wanted to try and make comics more easy to get into for new readers. it wont matter at all.
User avatar #7340 - hektoroftroy (10/07/2015) [-]
Ok so I just finished The Fate Of Ten and I am not pleased with that ending. Spoiler unnecessarily killing off characters isn't cool
User avatar #7337 - justaperson (10/06/2015) [-]
Does anyone have that list or know of a site where I can download textbooks?
User avatar #7343 to #7338 - justaperson (10/07/2015) [-]
You are awesome. Maybe I won't fail bio after all.
User avatar #7335 - zonetransferrer (10/05/2015) [-]
just returned from library with "wir kinder vom bahnhof zoo" in hands, it was my goal to go there and pick it up but i also spent 1h looking through books but couldn't choose anything. Do you have any tips when you are just aimlessly looking through books to pick some and have a good chance that it won't be trash? I also wanted to know what edition of "Don Quijote" is the full one, i have read one when i was younger, and it contained everything including the side stories told by DQDLM in one book, now i can only find this novel split up into several books so i dont know what to choose, they also have that version i had but it is always rented.
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User avatar #7329 - spaceparadox (09/30/2015) [-]
Anyone know a good place to download LN preferably in pdf format.
User avatar #7331 to #7329 - shyyguy (10/01/2015) [-]
Option 1: Google search > [Name] [Format] torrent download
Option 2: Google search > [Name] [Format] download

For option 1, pick from either ThePirateBay or Kickass/Kat. Option 2 is secondary, and usually includes sketchy sites/blogs, etc. Not responsible for your computer getting screwed up with viruses, however unlikely that might be with up-to-date antivirus software
#7328 - guitarassassin (09/30/2015) [-]
Paperback when? I have all the other books in paperback and I want them to match on my shelf.
User avatar #7345 to #7328 - tormain ONLINE (10/07/2015) [-]
I know what you mean, I wanted the same thing but I couldn't wait so now I have The Daylight War and The Skull Throne in hardcover whilst The Painted Man The Desert Spear are in paperback.
#7332 to #7324 - lilliliililililill (10/02/2015) [-]
Say I downloaded one of these and wanted a paper version, is there anywhere that does that for less than 20$ that you know of?
User avatar #7359 to #7332 - silverzepher ONLINE (8 hours ago) [-]
You are a claw hammer, valued at 7.95
User avatar #7333 to #7332 - klowserpok (10/02/2015) [-]
A library.
User avatar #7321 - boomerpyro (09/28/2015) [-]
hey guys i made a haiku
No one is
Along this dank but I,
This scion once.
User avatar #7334 to #7321 - altaccusedforfap (10/03/2015) [-]
Here's one!
Death by ass
Endless booty time
A Man's dream
User avatar #7310 - dasistwunderbar (09/27/2015) [-]
Alright fuckers. A while back I talked with a guy on here about his book idea. He wanted to write a story about a world that didn't spin, and was always half stuck in darkness. He said there'd be a colony of people on the darkside in a massive forest. I made a few suggestions, like the trees themselves give off light and heat.

Well I just picked up Dark Eden, and either this guy got published and I'm owed at least £4.00, or his story's already been written.
User avatar #7322 to #7310 - herecomesjohnny (09/28/2015) [-]
Whatever it is it's reallllllly reminiscent of that Asimov story of the planet that only knows daylight and gets 24 hours of night time for the first time and freaks the fuck out
User avatar #7326 to #7322 - dasistwunderbar (09/29/2015) [-]
Iunno man, I think i'd freak the fuck out at 24 hours of nighttime.
User avatar #7311 to #7310 - pipeworks (09/27/2015) [-]
Ah son of a bitch.

I'm that guy, I've barely written anything so far. Hopefully the... "tidally locked half-darkness planet" genre isn't going to be over-saturated by just one book.
User avatar #7312 to #7311 - dasistwunderbar (09/27/2015) [-]
Unlucky man. If it's any consolation, it's written very awkwardly.
User avatar #7313 to #7312 - pipeworks (09/27/2015) [-]
So there's a chance? Thanks for letting me know about this, man

Lemme tell you, in the extremely unlikely event that I ever get anything published, I'm sending you a free copy.
User avatar #7314 to #7313 - rockmanfan ONLINE (09/27/2015) [-]
dont worry too much about originality. it's hard to come up with something truly original, mostly because it's impossible read everything and find out what wasnt done already. the important thing is to make the idea your own, take the ideas and flush it out in a way that hasnt been done before, make it your own.
#7315 to #7314 - pipeworks (09/27/2015) [-]
Thanks, rockmanfan. I needed that.

You get a free copy too
User avatar #7316 to #7315 - supahsayin (09/28/2015) [-]
Can I have a copy?
You Brazilian cultural victory motherfuker, Attila/Nebuchadnezzar II 4 lyfe
#7318 to #7316 - pipeworks (09/28/2015) [-]
No you can't because you insulted the Carnaval

Your stupid hyper-aggressive early game strategy is worthless once the Renaissance rolls around. Then it's Pedro's game, motherfucker
#7319 to #7318 - supahsayin (09/28/2015) [-]
AAAAAAAAAAAAAUGH GROOOAR GRR AOUWAGUAOAOOH ATTILA And I doubt you'll have any cities to get to the renaissance with when my patented battering ram/catapault wombo combo

But at least noone's dealing with Assyria. Fuck those guys.
User avatar #7323 to #7319 - assyria (09/28/2015) [-]
you can never escape me motherfucker
User avatar #7308 - ScottP (09/26/2015) [-]
Man...Injustice is turning out to be one big mess of people jumping to conclusions
User avatar #7309 to #7308 - payseht ONLINE (09/27/2015) [-]
the conclusion is long overdo... the previous year could have entirely been replaced with a different premise than Superdouche.
Why isn't a spin-off viable? Make a parallel comic where the writers can still play in this Universe they created and fucking have Superman come in already into this one and knock some senses into Crazy Steve (what I'm calling Injustice Superman)
User avatar #7293 - maybetraffy (09/24/2015) [-]
Does anybody know where can I read online The Cultural Imperative by Richard Lewis for free ?
User avatar #7298 to #7293 - ithinkimightbelost (09/24/2015) [-]
Nevermind, that's a preview.
#7297 to #7293 - ithinkimightbelost has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #7295 to #7294 - maybetraffy (09/24/2015) [-]
Unable to access the network

User avatar #7296 to #7295 - ithinkimightbelost (09/24/2015) [-]
Ah bugger, lemme take a look again. 1 sec.
User avatar #7299 to #7296 - maybetraffy (09/24/2015) [-]
thanks man, all good now
User avatar #7300 to #7299 - ithinkimightbelost (09/24/2015) [-]
No worries, sorry about all the confusion, lol. Glad you were able to find something.
User avatar #7291 - whtkid ONLINE (09/23/2015) [-]
Is there a Metal Gear/ Metal Gear Solid novelization? I never played the first games, and I can't exactly go back and play them because I don't own the systems
User avatar #7292 to #7291 - ithinkimightbelost (09/24/2015) [-]
There are Metal Gear books. I've never read them myself, only aware that they exist.
#7289 - theruse ONLINE (09/23/2015) [-]
Anybody read:
Hank Zipzer
May Bird and the Ever After
The Phantom Tollbooth
User avatar #7302 to #7289 - supahsayin (09/26/2015) [-]
Oh Jesus Christ, you just brought me back by at least five years.

Man, The Phantom Tollbooth. That's the one with that fantasy land where it talks about words and shit? Run me by the basic plot, if you can again.
#7307 to #7302 - theruse ONLINE (09/26/2015) [-]
A kid named Milo is very undecisive and finds life boring. He finds a tollbooth in his room and he drives into it and is taken to a new world. Along the way he ends up on a quest to save Rhyme and Reason to bring balance to the kingdoms.
User avatar #7317 to #7307 - supahsayin (09/28/2015) [-]
Yeah, why do you ask?
#7320 to #7317 - theruse ONLINE (09/28/2015) [-]
just asking
User avatar #7290 to #7289 - whtkid ONLINE (09/23/2015) [-]
User avatar #7275 - yellowcardraiden (09/22/2015) [-]
Looking for a recommendation on either a fantasy or sci fi book, or both. I really skyrim sort of fantasy with lore or great story with battles and such. And sci fi, something mind fucking u guess, or something like mass effect or metal gear.
User avatar #7339 to #7275 - hektoroftroy (10/07/2015) [-]
the Lorien Legacies books are pretty good, don't be thrown by how shit the movie was for the first book
#7341 to #7339 - yellowcardraiden (10/07/2015) [-]
Thanks, I'll check it out.
User avatar #7342 to #7341 - hektoroftroy (10/07/2015) [-]
Basic Premise: Aliens with superpowers come to earth and shit gets fucked up. The first book starts slow but the series is phenomenal. The only problem is that the last book isn't out yet
User avatar #7336 to #7275 - topoftherock (10/06/2015) [-]
The Last Wish, Andrez Sapkowski_

this is the first book in the Witcher series, the books that the games are based off of. i'm on book 3 right now and so far they have all been very enjoyable. Sapkowski's writing style is very descriptive and witty.
User avatar #7304 to #7275 - supahsayin (09/26/2015) [-]
Edit: I had the books mixed up,
If you want the full Lorwyn series, it's in order of Lorwyn and Morningtide, and the 2nd part of the series is Shadowmoor and Eventide. I've only gone up to Morningtide since my local libraries didnt have any after that.
#7303 to #7275 - supahsayin (09/26/2015) [-]
Do you know about the card game: Magic: The Gathering?

It has a good amount of books to go along with it. I've read the Lorwyn cycle (3 books. Lorwyn, Morningtide, and Eventide), and from what I can remember, it was a very solid fantasy story, varied types of conflict, and its plot went a little crazy, in the good way.

On top of that, it has a snazzy card game to go along with it with a shitton of great art, I'd play it more if it weren't for the fact that everyone I know who's into card games plays Yu-Gi-Oh!.
User avatar #7306 to #7303 - yellowcardraiden (09/26/2015) [-]
Intresting, I'll look into it. Though I'm not a fan of card games. Got anymore?
#7288 to #7275 - theruse ONLINE (09/23/2015) [-]
lord of the rings, pleb.
User avatar #7282 to #7275 - pipeworks (09/23/2015) [-]
If you like battle-heavy and lore-rich fantasy, go read A Song of Ice and Fire if you haven't already. The first book in the series is A Game of Thrones, and the television show is based on it. It's top fucking notch, 10/10 the best fantasy books I've ever read, period. In my opinion, it's far better than even Lord of the Rings, both when it comes to plot and immersion, and even when it comes to the lore. You can get fucking lost in the wiki, just poking around the backstories hidden behind every little facet of the actual books.

Also in Fantasy, I suggest the Alvin Maker series by Orson Scott Card. It's a bit out there The premise is an alternate history of the United States, where magic really exists and the majority of Americans are immigrants from Europe who were driven out by the Church's heavily anti-magic stance It's got a good story, and some very interesting concepts when it comes to how their world actually works.

Also in Fantasy, I'd suggest the Furies of Calderon series, by the same author as the Dresden Files books. It's also kind of out there as far as the premise goes The official inspiration, according to the author, was Roman Legions + Pokemon but it's got some of the best battle and fight descriptions I've ever seen, plus a very unique and well fleshed out magic system.

For Sci Fi, if you don't have any Asimov books, I definitely recommend them. Nothing can beat the King. In particular, I enjoy his Lucky Starr and Foundation series. Lucky Starr is a tad juvenile, but I really enjoy the simple, optimistic adventures taking place in our own solar system. In contrast, the Foundation series is much more cerebral in plot and larger in scale, typically depicting Galaxy-wide events.

Other sci fi would include, as muchname already suggested, anything by Michael Crichton. His best works, in my opinion, are Jurassic Park, The Terminal Man, Congo, and Eaters of the Dead (sometimes released as The Thirteenth Warrior cuz that's what the movie was called). All are very technobabble heavy, and take a simple if cynical view on humanity, but are well worth it for the logical extensions of science they portray. It's never far fetched, and the biggest thrills come because you can actually imagine these things happening some time soon. Sphere is also very good, but I'd classify it as "fantasy" or "horror" instead of proper Sci Fi. But hey, if you want Mind Fuckery, then Sphere is the way to go.

Some of Stephen King's novels can straddle the line between Fantasy and Sci-Fi, especially those that don't focus on the horror element so much. Favorites of mine include The Talisman, a tale of parallel dimensions, Hearts in Atlantis, a strangely lovecraftian and heavily cynical look back on the 60s, and, of course, the Dark Tower series.

The works of H.G. Wells are also particularly good, though not necessarily as cerebral as modern sci-fi or as adventurous as Verne's stuff. I'm a huge fan of The Time Machine, which was the very first novel to depict time travel. It's amazing, and very philosophical. From around the same era comes Kafka's The Metamorphosis, which is about as Mind Fucky as you can make science fiction go. I wouldn't call it true sci-fi in a modern sense, but it definitely carries a strange sort of feel, like Lovecraft and Verne fucked in a back alley and sold their baby to a crack head.

Also, if you want some more basic, cheesy stuff in the fantasy aisle, I would suggest Orcs by Stan Nicholls. It's like somebody took every stock fantasy Tolkien-rip off book from the 70s, stuck it in a blender, and hit frappe.

I hope this helps. Happy reading.
User avatar #7285 to #7282 - yellowcardraiden (09/23/2015) [-]
Thanks man. I really appreciate it.
User avatar #7284 to #7282 - supahsayin (09/23/2015) [-]
oh shit that Alvin Maker series though, that premise makes me moist.
User avatar #7280 to #7275 - ithinkimightbelost (09/23/2015) [-]
The Black Company by Glen Cook
Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Forgotten Realms multiple authors
The Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist
The Elenium and The Tamuli by David Eddings
Conan the Barbarian series by Robert E. Howard
The Shannara series by Terry Brooks

Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future by Mike Resnick
- Santiago is one of my favorite books. There's just something about an epic space western with larger than life characters and a universe that isn't big enough to hold them all.
Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Zones of Thought series by Vernor Vinge
The Culture series by Iain M. Banks

The fantasy series I suggest are ones I can think of that I've read and have either plenty of action and huge lores (especially Dragonlance and Forgotten Realms). The sci-fi books I listed I've read or am still working through that I found interesting and/or slightly mind fucked. There are definitely more rattling around somewhere in my memory, but I can't think of them at the moment.
User avatar #7281 to #7280 - yellowcardraiden (09/23/2015) [-]
Thanks for the recommendation, will check them out.
User avatar #7276 to #7275 - muchname (09/23/2015) [-]
LoTR for fantasy, Phillip K Dick for Sci Fi
User avatar #7277 to #7276 - yellowcardraiden (09/23/2015) [-]
You got anything else, want to get a big collection ready
User avatar #7278 to #7277 - muchname (09/23/2015) [-]
Jurassic Park actually has good fantasy in it, pretty much any Michael Chricton is good for sci fi. For fantasy, I only have LoTR since I prefer horror and adventure.
#7273 - pulseythekid ONLINE (09/21/2015) [-]
Hello. We like your board.
#7272 - lemongrabble (09/21/2015) [-]
What's your favorite books people?
I don't post here often, so would love to hear what the general sensus is here
#7327 to #7272 - guitarassassin (09/30/2015) [-]
Most likely The Hobbit if I had to pick. Yes, there are better books out there I can choose from, but it's simplicity and story structure is what makes it one of my favorites. Not to mention, this is the book that launched Tolkien's career as a writer, and we wouldn't have Lord of the Rings and by extension, most modern fantasy novels. without it.
#7286 to #7272 - supahsayin (09/23/2015) [-]
My favorite book would have to be "One Hundred Years of Solitude". It's my favorite book for a couple of reasons, one being that it came into my life at an existentially difficult time. The other is that I've grown up in a culturally very hispanic family/community, and the atmosphere of Macondo in its better days hit very close to home. Honestly, I could reread it a few times, mostly because I like finding the overarching themes of a book, and it involves so many different important ideas I couldn't know where to start with only one read under my belt.

Anyways, the premise of the story is that in South America, a man settles the town of Macondo, with his family, as he was exiled from another settlement. Eventually, the town grows and grows, and I can only say that this book made me feel like I was literally living through different lives, and that was a horrendously powerful idea going through my head.
Here's the basic Wikipedia synopsis:
"One Hundred Years of Solitude is a 1967 novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia."
It has all the conflicts a story can have, conflicts within the self, interpersonal fighting, the exchange and rejection of ideas, the mystical wonder that comes when the Gypsies came through town with new technology and magic, war, death, famine, indulgence, lust, and the story has a unique viewpoint, a very unique one indeed. It not only follows the life and achievements of founder Jose Arcadio Buendia, the story keeps going after his generation passes on. You have the chance to watch him, his son, his grand-children, and beyond during this ride. I have a theory that The main character of the story is Macondo itself, not any single person. This is what Gabriel Garcia Marquez wanted this book to be about. . Along with this moving, large, and powerful world in Gabriel's book, there's plenty of room for some vocabulary expansion, I started recording words I didn't understand at around halfway through the book, and I still managed to fill a few pages with the words and their definitions.
User avatar #7283 to #7272 - pipeworks (09/23/2015) [-]
Small Gods, by Terry Pratchett may he rest in peace
User avatar #7274 to #7272 - rockmanfan ONLINE (09/22/2015) [-]
the dresden files is my favorite series.
User avatar #7263 - muchname (09/21/2015) [-]
best stephen king books? I read revival and I fucking loved it
User avatar #7264 to #7263 - supahsayin (09/21/2015) [-]
Unfortunately, I don't have the time as of now to personally read his books, but I found a website that claims to have rated his books from best to worst.
and you can just google "Stephen King books" and google will pull up it's handy little scrollbar with the covers of all the books, and you can just read along until you choose one with a premise you like.
#7262 - sekundab (09/20/2015) [-]
Where can one keep up with the new books/comic books that are now Star Wars canon? Is there a list (being updated often) that lists all things now canon? Thanks. Trying to read all the books/stuff now that Star Wars canon is much shorter.
User avatar #7265 to #7262 - supahsayin (09/21/2015) [-]
Here's a link that might help you get finding canon stories easier and more clear.
User avatar #7271 to #7265 - sekundab (09/21/2015) [-]
thank you
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