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User avatar #6641 - octavia (2 hours ago) [-]
I'm looking for fantasy/sci-fi books that deal with traumatic experiences, mental and emotional breakdowns and dealing/coping with said breakdowns.

Think along the lines of Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow or The Hunger Games trilogy.

Any recommendations?
User avatar #6642 to #6641 - rockmanfan (1 hour ago) [-]
is it ok for that stuff to be on the sidelines? because then i'd recommend the dresden files. the guy has to put up with some heavy shit. his girlfriend becoming a vampire, him having to kill her, not being able to live with his daughter, being responcible for his best friend's permanent injury, etc
User avatar #6639 - sphincterface (16 hours ago) [-]
Okay. This may sound like a stupid thing to discuss. But it has been something I was wondering. How old do you think Batman and Superman are? And other superheroes as well? Not like how old the comics are, how old are the characters themselves, like what do you think their age is in the comics? My honest guess is that Bruce is somewhere in his late 30's and early 40's. I mean, they have established plenty of times he is starting to get old.
User avatar #6633 - jibao (05/21/2015) [-]
does anyone have any mystery recommendations? i've never delved into the genre before but because of that i want to. thanks in advance
User avatar #6643 to #6633 - chillybilly (1 hour ago) [-]
Harry Potter
User avatar #6626 - imnotnewhereok (05/20/2015) [-]
Has anyone else read Cloud of Sparrows by Takashi Matsuoka? it's my favorite book and i want to share that with someone
User avatar #6632 to #6626 - yankeerose (05/21/2015) [-]
Sounds interesting. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
User avatar #6623 - emperorstew (05/18/2015) [-]
trying to share my book with fj......... www.wattpad.com/user/bluepenguy
its a good read i think. Only have the first 3 chapters posted until i know at least someone is gonna read it. If that happens I'll post chapters 4-21
User avatar #6628 to #6623 - theelyzian (05/21/2015) [-]
Your cover actually looks nice. Book covers look better when they're done in an amateur manner.
User avatar #6627 to #6623 - dasistwunderbar (05/20/2015) [-]
85 reads
0 votes

User avatar #6622 - cosmicapprentice (05/17/2015) [-]
Sword & Sorcery conoseours I need your help, what's the best Fafhrd and The Gray Mouser book compilation? I kinda don't want to buy the books separately.
User avatar #6621 - adplum (05/17/2015) [-]
books are gay
User avatar #6624 to #6621 - thethirddoctor ONLINE (05/19/2015) [-]
I know right! Always entering my anus when I least expect it. Sheesh.
User avatar #6618 - raeptiemx (05/17/2015) [-]
Looking for good informative books about the history of language in the same style as "the universal history of numbers"
Anyone have any good examples?
User avatar #6616 - Mr Unsmiley (05/17/2015) [-]
I'm thinking about writing a book where Amazons kill off most of the human population, including all the females and most of the males, and keep the remainder as slaves.

It'd be angled as a sci-fi story. Would anyone here read it?
User avatar #6631 to #6616 - yankeerose (05/21/2015) [-]
Always looking for more Sci-fi, as long as the author isn't to on the nose with any moral they are trying to get across, so sure.
User avatar #6615 - supahsayin (05/17/2015) [-]
I just want to take a moment to recommend to everyone here the book 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel garcia marquez.

I read it
#6634 to #6615 - andrakian (18 hours ago) [-]
I know man.   
I know.   
 The only thing that came close to Solitude was House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsky.
I know man.

I know.

The only thing that came close to Solitude was House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewsky.
#6613 - ussioc (05/15/2015) [-]
Anyone know where I can read superman prime one million online for free?
User avatar #6608 - sphincterface (05/15/2015) [-]
I need a good book series to get started on. I spend way too much time on my computer and I feel like I should just read more.
#6635 to #6608 - andrakian (18 hours ago) [-]


User avatar #6636 to #6635 - sphincterface (18 hours ago) [-]
Ooooh Dark Tower! I always wanted to start that series.
#6638 to #6636 - andrakian (18 hours ago) [-]
You're in for a ride. Nothing I ever read was quite as epic. It's hard to tell you how amazing this series is without giving off spoilers, but Stephen King managed to crash together all his work, and all that is relevant in today's pop culture, in a very unique setting and plot that is HUGE in scope and execution. It's also pretty... philosophical, the same way old western movies were philosophical. You should definitely read it.

Also, it grows even bigger if you have some previous experience with King's work, such as IT and Salem's Lot.
#6625 to #6608 - thethirddoctor ONLINE (05/19/2015) [-]
Magic 2.0 - Off to Be The Wizard, by Scott Meyer. It's what Ready Player One tried to be.
It's super fun and easy to get through the three books, if you like magic, movie references, RPG logic humour etc.
User avatar #6620 to #6608 - rockmanfan (05/17/2015) [-]
dresden files: urban fantasy about a wizard P.I in chicago who has to save the city from all sorts of magical shit on a regular basis.
User avatar #6612 to #6608 - dasistwunderbar (05/15/2015) [-]
Okay, I'd recommend:

The Enemy by Charlie Higson. A virus turns people over the age of 15 into zombies, packs of kids in modern-day London try to survive and thrive. Series is maintaining quality

The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb. A royal bastard is used as a political pawn in the power games of his superiors. The first book is truly excellent, and stands on its own from the other not quite as good but still good books.

The Inimitable Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse. My favourite comic series of books, about an imbecilic fop and his genius butler. Truly hilarious.

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. Magic is real, and our main antagonist is a suit wearing skeleton that can throw fire and solves mysteries. Series loses steam towards the end, but not unforgivably so.

If these aren't what you're looking for, try being more specific. Also, it should go without saying Harry Potter, ASOIAF, LOTR, Dune.
User avatar #6619 to #6612 - rockmanfan (05/17/2015) [-]
holy shit someone else knows of skulduggery pleasant.
User avatar #6609 to #6608 - facetiousrunner (05/15/2015) [-]
wheel of time series

have fun
User avatar #6605 - ireallylikepotatoe (05/14/2015) [-]
Just finished a dance with dragons, looking for a similar series. Anyone got any recommendations?
User avatar #6611 to #6605 - dasistwunderbar (05/15/2015) [-]
Now, the first isn't a series, but they're excellent books that I thought were similar.

Arcanum by Simon Morden
The Red Knight by Miles Cameron
The Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (GRRM himself likes this one)
User avatar #6610 to #6605 - facetiousrunner (05/15/2015) [-]
wheel of time series
User avatar #6601 - tostito (05/13/2015) [-]
how was called that site where you can download any college book for free?
User avatar #6603 to #6601 - misanthrizzle ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
could try googling by pdf
#6600 - rainbowrush (05/13/2015) [-]
Who's your favorite character(s), and why. They can be both dead and alive. You comment on what you think, then someone else comes and tells you why you're wrong. Let's get a discussion going.

Also, what are some good fantasy or sci-fi books?
#6637 to #6600 - andrakian (18 hours ago) [-]
The Accursed Kings by Maurice Druon. It was one of Martins' biggest inspirations when writing Game of Thrones, and is based on a real story.
User avatar #6607 to #6600 - ljxjlos ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
First off: Everything Tolkien

Then Wheel of Time.

That´s enough for quite a while, but afterwards, I´d recommend:

Mistborn (Triolog, dystopian Fantasy)
Everything Robert Rankin (Comedy/Fantasy)
The Dwarves/Albae (Markus Heitz, Fantasy)
Fool on the Hill (Matt Ruff, modern Fairytale)

Could go on for hours, but these are the first ones that come to mind.
User avatar #6602 to #6600 - herecomesjohnny (05/13/2015) [-]
Right now, I'm relating a whole lot to the main character from the Lost World from Conan Doyle.
User avatar #6614 to #6602 - dasistwunderbar (05/16/2015) [-]
Oh my god that was my favourite book when I was a kid. Fuck Sherlock, the professor from the Lost World. Greets the journalist by beating the shit out of him. Puts his wife on the stool of shame I gotta go into the attic to find this masterpiece.
#6597 - historia (05/13/2015) [-]
I read that Maximum Ride isn't as good after the first Trilogy. Should I still buy the first Trilogy or should I read something else?
User avatar #6598 to #6597 - dasistwunderbar (05/13/2015) [-]
Well, I have a well-documented hatred for James Patterson and all his works, but even the fans seem to agree that the later Max Ride books are worthless. As an alternative, I'd suggest:
H.I.V.E by Mark Walden
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

They're all stories of kids in an adventure format, and they're all much better than anything Patterson has ever shat out.
User avatar #6599 to #6598 - historia (05/13/2015) [-]
Thanks! Max Ride caught my attention after I read the first book in it's manga series, but there's no way I'm going to invest my time and money into a book series that quickly goes downhill. I'll check those out.
User avatar #6592 - payseht ONLINE (05/12/2015) [-]
Comedy books?

Read Douglas Adams' books, and I really, really enjoyed Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw's "Jam" and "Mogworld"
User avatar #6606 to #6592 - ljxjlos ONLINE (05/14/2015) [-]
Everything Robert Rankin. Basically he´s Douglas Adams + Terry Pratchett x2
User avatar #6595 to #6592 - dasistwunderbar (05/12/2015) [-]
Read Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde. It's pretty good, and there's more books to it as well, I just can't find them anywhere.
User avatar #6596 to #6595 - payseht ONLINE (05/12/2015) [-]
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User avatar #6588 - spoperman ONLINE (05/10/2015) [-]
Marvel Civil war any good? Torrent link?
User avatar #6589 to #6588 - payseht ONLINE (05/12/2015) [-]
Not into Marvel so couldn't tell you, but the premise sounds solid.

Here's a torrent though: You need to login to view this link
User avatar #6593 to #6589 - payseht ONLINE (05/12/2015) [-]
I just looked at the list... I completely forgot how asinine comic book publishers can be, forcing you to read multiple series to get the full picture.
I get it, they want you to buy more series, but this is so not the way to do it... I've gotten into a bunch of series with this simple trick:
1. Have a character/team appear in another comic
2. Remind the reader at the end that the character/team has their standalone series.
3. ???
4. Profit

You don't have to force anybody... if they like something, they'll get into it, and this way you'll have a long term reader instead of a grumpy one that has his or her complete story held for ransom.
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